Last week marked the end of Microsoft’s first ever Ignite conference in Chicago. All of the recorded sessions are now live over at Channel9.

I’ve put together a list of videos which have caught my eye and I’ll be working my way through as and when time comes. (List below is in no particular order)

Deploying Exchange Server 2016
Learn how to deploy Exchange Server 2016 or Exchange Server 2013 on-premises into existing deployments of Exchange. The session includes real-world best practices and first-hand feedback.

Shut the Front Door! Securing Your Messaging Environment
Whether on-premises or in the cloud, Microsoft Exchange is the “Front Door” to your network and its most valuable secrets. Are you doing everything you can to protect it? Lessons learned from the biggest hacks of the past year, along with best practices for securing a messaging environment, will help you improve your organization’s overall security posture. Find out why Exchange is a high value target, and what you can do to protect it.

Experts Unplugged: Exchange Top Issues
The unplugged panel is your chance to hear directly from product experts in an unscripted, conversational format. The panel includes a mix of perspectives—from engineering to support to real-world deployment experts—so you get answers that range from visionary to practical. Bring your tough questions and hear them answered live on stage, as top experts discuss the issues that matter to you.

The Hidden Treasures of Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V?
It’s one thing to hear about and see a great demo of a Hyper-V feature. But how do you put them into practice? This session takes you through some of those lesser-known elements of Hyper-V that have made for great demonstrations, introduces you to some of the lesser-known features, and shows you best practices, how to increase serviceability and uptime, and design/usage tips for making the most of your investment in Hyper-V.

Behind the Curtain: Running Exchange Online
How does Microsoft run the world’s largest Exchange implementation? This session explores what it takes to keep Exchange Online humming smoothly and how running the service helps improve the product.

Servicing Microsoft Exchange Server: Update Your Knowledge
This session takes a close look at the servicing model for Exchange Server. Join us to gain a deep understanding of the update process for Exchange Server, including the support requirement for Cumulative Updates. You won’t just hear the Microsoft strategy but also learn how this strategy is applied in the field with first-hand experience from an Exchange MVP expert.

Exam Prep Session for Exam 70-341 and Exam 70-342: Exchange Server 2013
This Exam Prep session is designed for people experienced with Microsoft Exchange Server 2013, who are interested in taking the 70-341 (Core Solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013) and 70-342 (Advanced Solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013) exams. These exams are required for the new MCSE: Messaging certification. You can expect to review the topics covered in these exams in a fast-paced format, and receive some valuable test taking techniques. You’ll leave with an understanding of how Microsoft certification works, key topics covered in the exams, and an exhaustive look at resources for getting ready for the exam. The session is led by a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), experienced in delivering sessions on these topics.

Meet Exchange Server 2016
Get a first look at Exchange Server 2016, the on-premises release that we plan to ship in the second half of this year. Come learn about the innovation in Exchange Server 2016 that will help you keep up with evolving requirements for user productivity and information protection. This session will give you the starting point who want to know what’s coming from on-premises Exchange.

Exam Prep Session for Exam 70-410 (and 70-417): Windows Server
This Exam Prep session is designed for people experienced with Windows Server 2012 who are interested in taking the 70-410 (Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012) exam or the 70-417 (Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012) exam. These exams are required for the new MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certification. You can expect to review the topics covered in these exams in a fast-paced format, and receive some valuable test taking techniques. You will leave with an understanding of how Microsoft certification works, key topics covered in the exams, and an exhaustive look at resources for getting ready for the exam. The session is led by a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), experienced in delivering sessions on these topics.

Hyper-V Network Virtualization: 100+ Customer Service Provider Deployments
Several large service providers have been deploying SDN with our Hyper-V Network Virtualization v1 product. Come learn from the supporting Microsoft architects about the best practices, architecture and caveats, and be ready for your own deployment.

Office 365 Network Performance Troubleshooting
In this session, we outline a process for troubleshooting performance issues with network connections to Office 365. In most cases, once you diagnose the root cause of a performance problem, you can make adjustment to alleviate the issue. In this session we cover the most common issues causing performance problems when connecting to Office 365, how to test for them, and how to resolve them.

Troubleshooting Microsoft Office 365 Deployments
Sometimes during deployment, even the most prepared IT professional can be exposed to technical surprises. Join experienced Microsoft service engineers to discuss tips and tricks for Office 365 troubleshooting, review common issues and corresponding resolutions, and learn about the diagnostic and troubleshooting tools an Office 365 admin has at their disposal.

Exchange Design Concepts and Best Practices
Over years, Exchange became an increasingly complex technology with multiple design options to choose from. However, Exchange evolution follows simple design concepts, achieving reliability and scalability via the building blocks architecture principle. Understanding these concepts and applying them to various Exchange design scenarios allows you fully realize technology potential, maximize solution availability, minimize deployment and operation costs, and bring modern cloud architecture principles to your enterprise. This session is closely related to the “Preferred Architecture” session and strongly recommended to architects and messaging engineers challenged with the Exchange design decisions.

Experts Unplugged: New Exchange Scenarios
The unplugged panel is your chance to hear directly from product experts in an unscripted, conversational format. The panel includes a mix of perspectives—from engineering to support to real-world deployment experts—so you get answers that range from visionary to practical. Bring your tough questions and hear them answered live on stage, as top experts discuss the issues that matter to you. The session will focus on Groups in Exchange, Clutter, Document Collaboration, and search features in Exchange and Outlook.

Windows PowerShell Unplugged with Jeffrey Snover
Come learn PowerShell the way PowerShell was meant to be learned—exploring Windows from a command-line. The goal of this session is not to teach you any particular PowerShell feature or how to manage a system, but to equip you with the tools and techniques that will help you explore and learn PowerShell and figure out how to manage things on your own.

Office 365 for Small Business: Deployment, Implementation, and Management
As a small business, you are often wearing all the hats. We want to help! We have developed resources to support your deployment of Office 365 so you can get started, get set up, and get people using it quickly. From planning and getting individual users set up to general administration, come learn the best approaches and resources to take your small business from purchase to using Office 365 effectively in your business.

Experts Unplugged: Exchange Server High Availability and Site Resilience PLUS Storage
The panel provides experts in Exchange High Availability, Site Resilience, and Storage. The unplugged panel is your chance to hear directly from product experts in an unscripted, conversational format. The panel includes a mix of perspectives—from engineering to support to real-world deployment experts—so you get answers that range from visionary to practical. Bring your tough questions and hear them answered live on stage, as top experts discuss the issues that matter to you.

Bumps and Blips on the Road to Cloud Nirvana: From On-Premises Microsoft Exchange to Office 365
Come learn from one of the most experienced Exchange MVPs what it’s like to make the journey from on-premises Exchange to Exchange Online. It’s easy to start using Microsoft Office 365 if it’s a fresh start, but things can get more complex when you are moving your existing users and content to Exchange Online. To be successful, you have to get comfortable with the cloud, understand its limits, and be able to embrace and utilize its strengths. The presenter has strong opinions on what works and what doesn’t. You’ll hear what’s good and not so good about Exchange Online and how to make it work for you. Intensely practical and honest, this is a must-attend session for anyone who’s contemplating the move to Exchange Online.

The Power of the Shell: Advanced Administration of Office 365 with Windows PowerShell
Do you have a need to automate some of your Office 365 administrative tasks, perform bulk operations that aren’t available in the portal, or perform advanced checks before migrations to ensure that everything will go smoothly for you and your users? Does it seem like you can’t accomplish the tasks you want to in the Office 365 portal based on their complexity or scale? Sounds like you need to harness the power of the shell! In this scenario-driven session you’ll see how Windows PowerShell can make your life as an IT administrator easier by showing you powerful scripts and scenarios that will help you in managing and monitoring your Office 365 environment.

Exchange Storage for Insiders: It’s ESE
Understanding storage options and requirements for Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 and vNext is an important part of your Exchange server storage design solution. This session offers a better understanding of the options, requirements, and insider view of Exchange storage.

Email Migration to Office 365: Behind the Scenes with the Migration Velocity Team
How does Microsoft migrate customers to Office 365? In this session, we discuss the mail migration process, automated tools, and things you can do to prepare for fast migration to Office 365.

Exam Prep Session for Exam 70-411 (and 70-417): Windows Server
This Exam Prep session is designed for people experienced with Windows Server 2012 who are interested in taking the 70-411 (Administering Windows Server 2012) exam or the 70-417 (Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012) exam. These exams are required for the new MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certification. You can expect to review the topics covered in these exams in a fast-paced format, as well as receive some valuable test taking techniques. You will leave with an understanding of how Microsoft certification works, the key topics covered in the exams, and an exhaustive look at resources for getting ready for the exam. The session is led by a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), experienced in delivering sessions on these topics.

Tools and Techniques for Exchange Performance Troubleshooting
Why is W3WP using 12GB of RAM? Getting to the root cause can take time, but we’re here to help. This session focuses on the tools and techniques used by Microsoft escalation engineers as they diagnose performance issues, including high CPU, memory contentions, and issues caused by dependent components like Active Directory, storage, and networking. We use recent support cases as examples, so you leave with practical guidance on how to better troubleshoot your Exchange environment.

Office 365 Administration Best Practices
This session includes tips, tricks, shortcuts and best practices for administering Office 365, including GUI and PowerShell-based tips, auditing and logging, permissions, mailbox management, and more!

Mail Flow and Transport Deep Dive
Regardless of how you run your email, whether it’s on-premises Exchange, Office 365, or a hybrid solution you need to understand the mail flow process. You may have a requirement to route mail through 3rd party services or have partners with which you absolutely want secure mail delivery. This session walks you through these scenarios, explaining in detail, how mail flow works in Exchange Server and in Exchange Online. The goal of this session is to provide you with the information you need to enable mail flow that best suits your organization’s needs. The session will dig deep into transport services, how delivery group mail routing works, and how to ensure your data is protected in transit with the Exchange Server and Exchange Online.

Exchange Hybrid: Make Office 365 Work for You
Exchange hybrid deployments are one of the most common Office 365 configurations. In this session, we dig into the architecture of hybrid deployments, review the deployment options, discuss the capabilities of the hybrid configuration wizard, and review the co-existence user experiences.

The Latest on Modern Public Folders: Architecture and Migrations
Modern Public Folders have seen many updates in the past year – improving scale and user capabilities. Join this session to learn how the Public Folder engineering team has delivered on customer feedback from MEC 2014 and what you can expect in the future. Meet the engineers and get a deep dive on the architecture of modern Public Folders and investments made to evolve the feature. We will wrap-up with a look at the latest Public Folder migration guidance with a real-world perspective on deployment and migration.

Exam Prep Session for Exam 70-412 (and 70-417): Windows Server
This Exam Prep session is designed for people experienced with Windows Server 2012 who are interested in taking the 70-412 (Configuring Windows Server 2012 Advanced Services) exam or the 70-417 (Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012) exam. These exams are required for the new MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certification. You can expect to review the topics covered in these exams in a fast-paced format. You will leave with an understanding of how Microsoft certification works, the key topics covered in the exams, and an exhaustive look at resources for getting ready for the exam. The session is led by a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), experienced in delivering sessions on these topics.

Exam Prep Session for Exam 70-346 and Exam 70-347: MCSA Office 365 (Part 1)
This Exam Prep session is designed for people experienced with Microsoft Office 365 who are interested in taking the 70-346 exam or the 70-347 exam. These exams are required for the new MCSA: Office 365 certification. You can expect to review the topics covered in these exams in a fast-paced format, as well as receive some valuable test taking techniques. You will leave with an understanding of how Microsoft certification works, the key topics covered in the exams, and an exhaustive look at resources for getting ready for the exam. The session is led by a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), experienced in delivering sessions on these topics.

Exam Prep Session for Exam 70-346 and Exam 70-347: MCSA Office 365 (Part 2)
This Exam Prep session is designed for people experienced with Microsoft Office 365 who are interested in taking the 70-346 exam or the 70-347 exam. These exams are required for the new MCSA: Office 365 certification. You can expect to review the topics covered in these exams in a fast-paced format, as well as receive some valuable test taking techniques. You will leave with an understanding of how Microsoft certification works, the key topics covered in the exams, and an exhaustive look at resources for getting ready for the exam. The session is led by a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), experienced in delivering sessions on these topics.