Less than a week before Microsoft Ignite! This is one of the biggest IT events of the year, with over 25,000 attendees and a thousand sessions to choose from. The conference will be taking place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. There are several keynotes and activities this year that you won’t want to miss. See our handpicked top five sessions:

  1. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and other visionaries to kick off Microsoft Ignite

There’s nothing like hearing from industry leaders talk about software development, security, architecture, and IT to get you pumped up for the event. Microsoft have something new in store this year: the Vision Keynote, which allows you to choose your Keynote viewing experience. You can view the list of keynote speakers here.

  1. #DreamCrazier in the world of tech: In conversation with Nike

This session will be led by Jarvis Sam (Director of Diversity Sourcing & Programs COE) from Nike, Dr. Mona-Lisa Pinkney (Senior Director of Governance, Risk, Compliance, and Engagement) from Nike, Inc., and Nivine Zakhari (Customer Success Manager) from Microsoft. They will talk about what sports, athletic clothing, and tech have in common. Nike leaders Dr. Mona-Lisa Pinkney and Jarvis Sam will discuss the ever-evolving world of technology, and how tech and non-tech companies play a vital role in advancing diversity and inclusion in the digital age.

  1. Optimal Network Connectivity for Office 365 Performance: What Is it and How to Get There

Led by Konstantin Ryvkin, Principal Architect in the Office 365 Product Group at Microsoft, this session will tackle how to achieve optimal network connectivity for greater user experience in Office 365. This session is tailored towards companies on the path to changing their network for the cloud, and will help you to understand how to future proof your strategy as the cloud continues to evolve. Ryvkin will also review reference architecture for networking and discuss principles of optimal connectivity for SaaS. Learn about the common pitfalls that users come across, how various industry network solutions integrate with Office 365, and understand how optimizations can increase productivity.

  1. Cloud Application Optimization

Avoid running into any surprises when using Azure Services! David Coppet, Azure App Consult WW Lead at Microsoft will run this session, with a focus on common customer scenarios and user mistakes. Before sharing key learnings, Coppet will dig into different aspects of Azure as a complex architecture, as well as holding small-group working sessions.

  1. Stay Current While Minimizing Network Traffic: The Power of Delivery Optimization

For this session, Andy Rivas (Senior Program Manager) and Narkis Engler (Principal Program Manager) at Microsoft will teach you how to keep your devices updated while decreasing bandwidth with the power of Delivery Optimization and the Microsoft Connected Cache. Rivas and Engler will also talk about best practices and real-world examples, which attendees can apply within their organization’s workflow. Furthermore, they will be talking about the latest capabilities and give attendees a sneak peek at upcoming features.

For more tips, download the Microsoft Events app to stay up-to-date, get personalized recommendations, create your own schedule, and more. See you all at Microsoft Ignite! Don’t forget to drop by Opsani’s booth (#241), or better yet, book a 1:1 meeting with us here.