Don’t miss the unique opportunity – register for the new Project Ignite now!


What is Project Ignite?

Project Ignite is a technical training offered directly from Microsoft to IT Professionals, Developers and Solution architects. The training helps to understand the key changes and enhancements in new Microsoft Project – especially Project Online Preview and Project Pro for Office 365 Preview.

Register your spot today!

We are hosting 3 day Project Ignite Tour in the following cities:

  • Sydney, Australia, September 18 – 20, 2012
  • Reston, Virginia, USA, October 2 – 4, 2012
  • Warsaw, Poland, Europe, October 9 – 11, 2012

Registration is open to everyone, no codes required - register now! Please note spaces for in-person attendees are limited. Already registered? Awesome! Please find the full agenda below and pass this information on to your colleagues!
For convenience we do offer also a Lync session for attending the same training. The cost for in-person is $99 per person, for Lync $29 per person. All registered in-person attendees will receive a complimentary exam voucher during check-in on site!*

Full agenda

Day 1
Time Module Module detailed description Speaker
8:00 AM  Room Open, Breakfast, Register
9:00 AM  Welcome & Project Ignite Introduction Jan Kalis
9:30 AM  What's new in Project Professional 2013 and Sync to SharePoint 2013 Highlights the key investments in the Project Professional 2013 and Project Pro for Office 365 and the new exciting capabilities of building the schedule in a SharePoint list and seamlessly connecting the two - giving the Project Manager instant insight and additional tools to successfully manage the project. Jan Kalis
10:45 AM  break
11:00 AM  What's new with Microsoft's Project Portfolio Management (PPM) solution Provide an overview and demonstrations of both the online and on-premise capabilities of Microsoft’s *latest* Project Portfolio Management (PPM) solution. Christophe Fiessinger
12:15 PM  lunch and discussion
1:00 PM  Project Online Overview This module will provide: an overview of Office 365, introduce Project Online and Project pro for Office 365, demonstrate how to get started with Project Online, and discuss Online frequently asked questions. Christophe Fiessinger
2:30 PM  break
2:45 PM  Business Intelligence in Microsoft Project We will explain and demo the BI investments on the Project Desktop as well as the Project Server and Project Online. We will demonstrate technologies like PowerView and OData that Project is now using. Jan Kalis
4:15 PM  Day 1 wrap-up, Q&A, discussion and feedback
4:45 PM  Break
5:15 PM  Evening informal discussion event


Day 2
Time Module Module detailed description Speaker
8:30 AM  Room Open, Breakfast
9:00 AM  What's new for IT Professionals - part 1 - Architecture This module discusses Project Server 2013 architectural, administration and security changes. Christophe Fiessinger
10:30 AM  break
10:45 AM   Demand Management Demand management is a key process for many customers in the Project lifecycle – from initiation, selection to planning and managing. Typically follows the customer business process or methodology requirements Consists of Phases, Stages, Project Detail Pages (SharePoint page with Web Parts), Specific Custom Fields and Workflow. This session will discuss creation of a typical Demand Management process and showcase workflow creation in the Microsoft SharePoint Designer and Microsoft Visio! Jan Kalis
12:15 PM  lunch and discussion
1:00 PM  Timesheet and statusing Overview of timesheet and statusing improvements in Project Online and Project Server 2013. Christophe Fiessinger
2:00 PM Office Store opportunity Apps that are extending the product functionality could be published and acquired by customer directly from the Office Store. Join us to learn how you can benefit from publishing your Apps, Trainings or Solutions. We will also highlight the process and showcase some of the Apps from the Office Store. Jan Kalis
2:30 PM  break
2:45 PM  Project desktop extensibility Project desktop is a popular tool for millions of Project Managers. It now incorporates the Web Extensibility Framework and allows you to build Apps for Office that display contextual contents right in Project. The demonstration will show how to build App for Office that runs in Project. Jan Kalis
4:15 PM  Day 2 wrap-up, Q&A, discussion and feedback


Day 3
Time Module Module detailed description Speaker
8:30 AM    Room Open, Breakfast  
9:00 AM    Extensibility - Server and Online - part 1 Project Server and Project Online builds on top of SharePoint and Office 365.This module introduces the conceptual development approaches for the whole platform. Jan Kalis
  10:30 AM  break  
  10:45 AM  Extensibility - Server and Online - part 2 This part 2 goes deeper into Project Server's extensibility and covers Client Side Object Model (CSOM), JavaScript Object Model (JSOM), Event Receivers and other key extensibility components. Jan Kalis
  12:15 PM  lunch and discussion  
  1:00 PM  What's new for IT Professionals - part 2 - Deployment & Upgrade Overview of procedure to deploy Project Server 2013, as well as upgrade methodologies from prior versions. Christophe Fiessinger
  2:00 PM  break  
  2:00 PM  What's new for IT Professionals - part 3 - Operations Discuss Project Server 2013 operations improvements including Windows PowerShell, Active Directory Synchronization, Log Level Manager and Queue Stats Manager. Christophe Fiessinger
  3:15 PM  Day 3 wrap-up, Q&A, discussion and feedback  

* Exam Voucher is limited to registered in-person attendees who will check-in at the registration on-site. The Exam Voucher can ONLY be used for these three exams which are tied to the Silver or Gold level Project & Portfolio Management (PPM) competencies: Exam 70-178: Microsoft Project 2010, Managing Projects , Exam 70-177: Microsoft Project Server 2010, Configuring , Exam 70-667: TS: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Configuring .


Looking forward to see you on the tour!


Jan Kalis & Christophe Fiessinger

Senior Product Marketing Managers Project/Visio

Microsoft Corporation