Microsoft Ignite 2021 on stylized black background

Last year, back in March, Microsoft announced that all of its events until July 2021 would be held digitally, and that allowed the company to change things up a bit. It ended up splitting its Ignite 2020 conference into two, and the second part of the event is coming up soon. Now that events are digital, it seems like the Redmond firm waits a bit longer to publish the session catalog, but the one for this event is now live.

As usual, the event will start off with a Satya Nadella Keynote, which is usually branded as the Vision Keynote. That's going to last for 75 minutes, from 8:30am to 9:45am PT. After that, there's a session with Panos Panay and Roanne Sones called "The heartbeat of modern work: A Windows fireside chat with Panos Panay & Roanne Sones", although that one is only for 14 minutes.

In total, there are 341 sessions right now, 16 of which appear if you search for Windows, and 27 appear if you search for Edge, although that also includes things like, "Ask the Experts: New innovations to bring AI to the edge" and "Accelerating Edge AI solutions". There are only three results if you search for Surface, two of which are "Ask the Experts" sessions, and that's oddly low for a Microsoft conference. Usually, there are a bunch of Surface sessions where the Redmond firm can play up its wares to the IT pros that attend its events. There are zero results when searching for OneNote and one result for OneDrive.

Of course, Microsoft is likely to add more sessions at some point. When it has in-person events, it publishes the schedule well ahead of time and adds more sessions over time, but even with the schedule coming out so late, we'll probably see sessions added after the opening keynote.