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T-minus One Month to Microsoft Ignite!

Aug 30, 2016 by Dan Langille

Five days. More than 20,000 attendees. 296 sponsors and exhibitors. 1,091 sessions from 518 speakers. One MASSIVE party.

Microsoft Ignite kicks off one month from today, and we’re fit to burst with excited anticipation. Here are five reasons why:

1.Opportunities in abundance. Business gets done at (or as a result of) Ignite. Everyone in attendance is there to learn about paths to innovation and growth, to find solutions to business transformation problems, to make new connections. Empirical evidence: We can directly attribute $1.8 million in net new revenue from Ignite 2015 and probably at least that much again indirectly from our presence there. Which is why . ..

2.Quadrotech is a Silver Sponsor for Ignite 2016. “Bring your data home” is both our core competency and the central theme of our presence at Ignite. Virtually every organization on Earth is in some stage of transforming their business and optimizing their operations with Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Azure. As such, we knew from our experience at Ignite 2015 we would quite simply need the extra real estate associated with silver sponsorship. Your email archives, PST files, and public folders are outside the scope of FastTrack’s data migration benefit, so you are cordially invited to visit us at booth #1948 to speak with our experts about your requirements to bring ALL your email workloads home to Office 365. Quadrotech is your one-stop solution provider for all your migration requirements, and we offer a “No Surprises Guarantee” on both project cost and outcome.


3.We’re hosting a session AND launching a new product! If yours is like most organizations, somewhere between 25% and 75% of your Exchange data sits in public folders – a 20-year old technology that MVP Tony Redmond aptly describes as “the cockroaches of Exchange.” Office 365 Groups is the perfect destination for that data, and at Ignite we will officially launch the perfect solution to migrate it for you: ADAM. The acronym stands for “Advanced Data Analytics and Migration,” which is important to know because ADAM includes patent-pending Deep Analytics Technology that empowers you to make intelligent, defensible decisions about the risk and value profile of your public folder data BEFORE you migrate it. Look for session code THR2054 in the Ignite session schedule to book your spot in our session titled “Understand the risk and value of your public folder data BEFORE you migrate” on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 1:35pm in Theater 5.

4.There are a few great sessions besides our own 🙂 No other event on Earth brings together this many subject matter experts willing and eager to share their expertise with us. The session scheduling experience in MyIgnite has been enhanced this year with a profiling questionnaire that automatically filters those 1,091 sessions down to a manageable list most relevant to your interests. I was rather selective in setting my own profile, and yet I still have to choose from 147 suggested sessions. I will attend live those sessions on O365 Groups, O365 archiving, anything related to migration, and (time willing) everything hosted by Tony Redmond.

5.It’s fun. Microsoft’s event organizers do a tremendous job injecting a healthy dose of fun into what would otherwise be five mind- and body-numbing days of session marathons. The granddaddy, of course is the Ignite Celebration on Sept. 29. Check out the details here if you haven’t already seen them.

Beer and archery?! Beer and bungee jumping?! Count me in!