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Be among the first to learn about tech innovations and how to maximize them for your business advantage.


Discover new solutions. There will be hundreds of technology partners ready to tackle your toughest dilemma.


Connect with tech leaders, IT professionals and technology partners who’ll help you rise to the challenge and move your business forward.

Who is Microsoft Ignite for?

It’s for big thinkers looking for an edge. It’s for anyone who attended the Microsoft Exchange, Lync, Project, SharePoint, MMS, or TechEd conferences—and then some. It’s for senior decision makers seeking what’s next, and who want insights on key technology trends in the industry. It’s for IT professionals who need hands-on experience to enhance their tech skills. It’s for enterprise developers and architects looking for innovative ways to maximize application development. It’s for those who want to feel inspired and enlightened. It’s for you.

  • IT Decision Makers
  • IT Decision Makers

    At Microsoft Ignite you’ll connect with IT leaders from around the world. You’ll hear from industry thought-leaders on the changing landscape of IT. And you’ll find new technology partners and see how others are transforming their businesses. Take part in this one-of-a-kind experience designed to fuel your business, your connections, and your future forward.

  • IT Professionals
  • IT Professionals

    Your organization needs you to keep up with the latest technologies and innovations. At Microsoft Ignite, you’ll dive deep into the areas that matter to you and learn best practices from leaders who have seen it all and conquered the impossible. With hundreds of sessions and technology partners present, you can thoroughly customize your learning experience. Discover best practices from IT professionals, test drive the latest tech, and connect with peers from around the globe.

  • Enterprise Developers
  • Enterprise Developers

    Ignite the ways you can develop smarter and faster. Meet other developers from around the world and open doors to new possibilities for reaching all platforms. Arm yourself with practical tactics, immerse yourself and get hands on training from experts. Learn new skills that’ll empower you to build the high quality, innovative applications in a multi-device, multi-platform world.

  • Press and Analysts
  • Press and Analysts

    Come to Microsoft’s premier enterprise technology event to learn all about our newest products and services from top engineers and thought leaders. At Microsoft Ignite, you’ll find the best of previously separate events—Microsoft Management Summit and the Exchange, Project, SharePoint, Lync and TechEd conferences—and a new modern experience. If you’re all about enterprise tech, Microsoft Ignite is the show for you.

    Get Microsoft Certified at Microsoft Ignite 2016

    Microsoft Ignite is again bringing certification and training resources to you in 2016. At “Certification Central” onsite, you’ll find exam prep sessions delivered by Microsoft Certified Trainers, a study hall full of learning resources, and an onsite testing center managed by the Microsoft Learning team.

    During the conference week, all Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) exams will be offered at a 50% discount exclusively for Microsoft Ignite attendees, and all practice tests will be free to attendees who activate them in the study hall. Exam appointments will be available Monday through Friday, and pre-registration will open in July 2016.

    Add “getting certified” to your plans for Microsoft Ignite 2016. Find the right IT certification for you.

    A hands-on experience

    Get hands-on experience and boost your skills on the tech you use today and see what’s coming next. Take a test drive of the latest tech to really get a feel for its potential. With tips and techniques from people you respect and admire, you’ll walk away inspired and ready to put it all into action. Here are just a few Microsoft products we’ll be featuring:


    Microsoft Ignite gives you five days of hands-on learning, industry insights, and direct access to product experts—all in one place. Secure your spot now.

    • Full Conference Pass


    • Academic Faculty & Staff Discount


    • Student Discount


    • 440+ sessions
    • Interactive Digital Labs
    • Direct access to product experts
    • Deep dives and demos
    • 300+ partners at the expo
    • Product roadmaps, vision, and strategies

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