Todd Sweetser

I wanted to share information with you regarding the Office Ignite Webcasts that are currently on the calendar.  Note that Ignite Webcasts are online sessions led by Microsoft Office 365 Product Managers, Engineers and support staff. The Ignite webcast series addresses different Office 365 technical subjects and scenarios and is beneficial to anyone who wants to increase their knowledge of the Office 365 suite. View the Ignite Site for more information about Ignite programs and webcasts. You can view past Ignite Webcast sessions and materials here.

The first upcoming one is tomorrow (sorry for short notice!)  It is titled “What’s New in Exchange 2013?”

Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 brings a new rich set of technologies, features, and services to the Exchange Server product line. Its goal is to support people and organizations as their work habits evolve from a communication focus to a collaboration focus. At the same time, Exchange Server 2013 helps lower the total cost of ownership whether you deploy Exchange 2013 on-premises or provision your mailboxes in the cloud. In this Webcast, Scott Schnoll discusses the new architecture for Exchange Server 2013 and the new features and functionality in Exchange 2013 that enable organizations to support a multigenerational workforce, provide an engaging experience for users, integrate Exchange 2013 with SharePoint and Lync, meet evolving compliance needs and provide a more resilient messaging solution.

This webcast will be led by Scott Schnoll, a Principal Technical Writer on the Exchange User Education team at Microsoft where he authors content on a variety of content related to Exchange Server, including high-availability, site resilience, virtualization, and more. He is a frequent speaker at major industry conferences, such as Microsoft TechEd, Microsoft TechDays, Microsoft WinDays, The Experts Conference and more. Prior to joining Microsoft, Scott authored Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Distilled (Addison-Wesley, 2004) and he was the lead author of Exchange 2000 Server: The Complete Reference (Osborne McGraw-Hill, 2000). Scott is a former long-time Microsoft MVP for Exchange Server, Windows and Rights Management Services. Follow Scott on Twitter @schnoll and check out his personal blog at http://blogs.technet.com/scottschnoll.

This is a unique opportunity to interact and learn from your industry peers and representatives from Microsoft. Be sure to attend this session to learn more about what’s coming in Exchange 2013 and to participate in a Q&A session with Scott Schnoll. 

Date/Time: Thursday January 17th, at 10:00 AM Pacific Time. (1 Hour presentation.) To sign up for this webcast please go to this Office 365 Technical Blog post here.

The next one is titled “Telemetry” and is slated for Date/Time: Tuesday January 22nd, at 5:00 PM Pacific Time.

We are excited to deliver new Office Telemetry features in Office 2013. We built this to make the Office upgrade experience easier by helping IT Professionals identify what documents and solutions are most important in an organization, and pinpoint any issues with those documents and solutions that are currently being experienced by end-users. During this webcast, we will discuss the rationale for this new methodology in the context of streamlining the overall Office upgrade process, as well as discuss how to get the most out of using the new Telemetry features built into Office 2013.

Our webcast will be led by David Matsumoto. David is a Program Manager for Microsoft on the Office Solutions Management Team in Tokyo, Japan. This is a unique opportunity to interact and learn from your industry peers and representatives from Microsoft.

Date/Time: Tuesday January 22nd, at 5:00 PM Pacific Time. (1 Hour presentation) To sign up for this webcast please go to this Office 365 Technical Blog post here.

Please continue to monitor the Office 365 Technical Blog for future Ignite Webcasts.  Additionally, as mentioned above, go to the Office Ignite Webcasts Archive to view recordings of past webcasts which currently include the topics of Office 365 ProPlus Deployment and Office Real World Deployment Scenarios

Thanks, and good selling!