Microsoft Ignite Summit: Sydney April 29 – May 1


The Ignite Summits are a series of limited invitation 3 day workshops for Microsoft's most valued customers and partners providing deep-dive technical readiness on all productivity workloads from Microsoft product experts.  Ignite Summit Sydney will feature over 70 breakout session titles for the Office 365, Developer, Exchange, Project, SharePoint, Visio/Visio Services, and Yammer tracks.

For partners in pre-sales technical roles, we are also running an exclusive partner-only Drumbeat Sales Readiness day one day prior to the Ignite Summit on April 28, 2014.  The Drumbeat Sales readiness day provides partners with best practice sales training for Office 365.  The Drumbeat Sales day is at the same venue and you are welcome to attend both. 

During both of these events, you will also have the opportunity to interact and learn from your industry peers and representatives from Microsoft.

Please note that accommodations for the Ignite Summit and Drumbeat Sales day are not included, however there are discounted rooms available at the Hilton Sydney on a first come first serve basis.  Details are posted to the registration site.

There is no charge for this exclusive training, however we will be imposing a no-show fee of $600 (USD) if you register, but do not cancel your registration within ten (10) business days before the start of the first event.

Space is limited. RSVP today!

If you have questions, please contact the Microsoft Ignite Registration Desk.

Ignite Technical Readiness Track & Session Overviews


Yammer Enterprise Social is transforming the way companies work together, driving productivity through improved team collaboration, employee engagement and business agility. This track will help you to understand what Yammer Enterprise Social is; how to deploy and drive a successful network and well as how to become a power user of Yammer yourself. Featured sessions include:

Enterprise Social from Microsoft

How to become a Power User in 75 minutes

Under the hood of Yammer

Driving Customer Success with Yammer

How to become a Power User in 75 minutes (Repeat Session)

Visio/Visio Services

Visio Pro for Office 365 is key piece within Microsoft’s Office 365 offering and has an extensive interoperability with rest of the Microsoft portfolio. The new Visio helps you create professional diagrams in a collaborative environment. With over 60 supported diagramming templates and solutions, Visio is the leading advanced diagramming solution in the market. Visio’s user base extends all the way from business administrators, business analysts and facilities planners to Software developers and Network administrators. Ability to link data from backend systems to shapes on the canvas and an ability to alter their behavior and geometry based on changing data makes Visio a very strong BI / Visualization tool for organizations.  With Visio Services (A part of SharePoint and SharePoint Online), teams can publish their diagrams to SharePoint and share them with rest of their teams via any browser on practically any device.   Featured sessions include:

IT Pros / Developers: Explore the possibilities with the New Visio

A peek into the Visio world with endless solution demos


SharePoint helps you organize information, people and projects and provides powerful management controls to IT Pros. In this track, IT Pros will gain knowledge to deploy and upgrade to the new capabilities of SharePoint Server 2013 and SharePoint Online.   Featured sessions include:

SharePoint Server 2013 Features and Scenarios for IT Professionals

SharePoint Server 2013 System Requirements

SharePoint Server 2013 Architectural Changes

SharePoint Server 2013 Server Farms and Site Architecture Planning

Office Web Apps 2013 Architecture and Planning

SharePoint Server 2013 Service Application Architecture and Service Applications

SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise Search Overview

SharePoint Server 2013 Social Features

SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise and Web Content Management

SharePoint Server 2013 Customization and Management

SharePoint Server 2013 Business Continuity Management

SharePoint Server 2013 Authentication and Authorization

SharePoint Server 2013 Upgrade


The new Microsoft Project is delivered through Office 365 and builds on top of SharePoint Online. It enables your businesses to plan and prioritize project portfolio investments and deliver the intended business value. Great implementations are always aligned with business requirements, this track helps you understand how you can deliver, configure and extend a system that delivers the right value for your business – with choice for on-premises or online deployment.  Featured sessions include:

Managing tasks and projects with SharePoint Online and Project

Pro for Office 365

Managing projects with Project Online

Managing and optimizing portfolios with Project Online

Project Online:  Demand Management deep dive

Business Intelligence for Microsoft Project deep dive

Microsoft Project Extensibility and Office Store Opportunity


Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 brings a new rich set of technologies, features, and services to the product. Exchange 2013 supports people and organizations as their work habits evolve from a communication focus to a collaboration focus while helping IT lower the total cost of ownership.  The Ignite Exchange track digs deep into these capabilities and provides expert guidance to deploy Exchange Server 2013 in your own environment.  Roll-up your sleeves and get deep inside information on Exchange Server 2013.  Featured sessions include:

Exchange Server Architecture

Exchange Server 2013 Deployment & Coexistence

Storage, High Availability & Site Resilience

Exchange Managed Availability

Exchange Sizing, Performance

Exchange Server Virtualization

Collaboration with Exchange: Modern Public folders and Site Mailboxes

Archiving, eDiscovery & DLP

Exchange Hybrid Deployment and Migration On Your Terms

Exchange Online Protection

Exchange Tips, Tricks and Troubleshooting

Office 365

Office 365 delivers the capabilities that users demand while allowing IT to stay in control. However, this change requires IT Pros to adapt their traditional client-server skills for the cloud computing era.  In this track,  IT Pros will see how new features come to Office 365 first, learn about the new tools and processes to migrate on premises workloads to Office 365, and prepare for the new operational role of IT Pros.  Featured sessions include:

Office 365 for IT Professionals

Messaging & Communications services in Office 365

Collaboration services in Office 365

Productivity Tools in Office 365

Getting Started with Office 365 Deployment

Deploying Office 365 in Production (Part 1)

Deploying Office 365 in Production (Part 2)

Office 365 Deployment Patterns and Practices

Enhancing Office 365 experience

Exchange Hybrid environments

Exchange Online Protection

Business Intelligence capabilities for Office 365

Office 365 Service Communications


The developer platform for Office, SharePoint and Office 365 offers new exciting opportunities for creating highly scalable customizations that work both in the cloud and on-premise.  The developer track will help you hit the ground running by letting you know everything you need to know to leverage the cloud app model and create apps right away.

Introduction to Office 2013 and SharePoint 2013 Development and Cloud App Model

Apps for Office and SharePoint 2013 Architecture

Office and SharePoint 2013 Developer Tools

Create document-based apps for Office 2013

Create mail apps for Outlook 2013

SharePoint 2013 CSOM and REST APIs

Security and OAuth in SharePoint 2013 Apps

SharePoint 2013 Remote Event Receivers and Workflow Changes

WCM and Branding in SharePoint 2013 with the Cloud App Model

Search and ECM Features in SharePoint 2013

Developing for Yammer and the SharePoint Social Features

Office Services for SharePoint 2013

Developing Mobile apps for SharePoint 2013