Connect with the Modern Infrastructure team at Microsoft Ignite 2022
Published Oct 06 2022 02:00 AM 6,262 Views

I’m drafting this offline at 35,000 feet, somewhere over the Pacific Ocean. After more than 2.5 years since my last international flight, I’m heading to Seattle for Microsoft Ignite. I feel out of practice! But many little travel things are comforting in their familiarity. So, with 12.5 hours ahead of me, let me share how you can connect with the Modern Infrastructure team at this year’s hybrid Microsoft Ignite event.


Spotlight on the UK
The UK was chosen as a location for a regional in-person MS Ignite experience, live from Manchester. April Edwards will be co-hosting the UK event between session broadcasts. You can meet her in person or watch online.


Microsoft Ignite in Seattle
Rick Claus and Joey Snow join Dona Sarkar as your hosts in Seattle. Look for the “hat” to say hello in person or watch their antics between session broadcasts.

Technical Breakout Sessions
This year you’ll find 20 hand-picked technical breakout sessions for IT Pros and Developers which are delivered live to the in-person audience in Seattle, live-streamed to our online audience, open live online for questions with our experts, and available on-demand after the event. You’ll find our team at:

Modernize your File Server infrastructure with Azure BRK210H – Orin Thomas & Sonia Cuff
Wed Oct 12 12:00 PM Online and In-Person (Seattle) Room 800 Pike, Tahoma 3
Learn how to modernize your on-premises file shares and DFS infrastructure using cloud storage and the latest in SMB technology (using Storage Migration Services, Azure File sync, and SMB over QUIC).


5 Tips for containerizing IIS apps with Windows Containers BRK215H – Vinicius Apolinario & Amy Colyer
Thu Oct 13 11:00 AM Online and In-Person (Seattle) Room 800 Pike, Tahoma 3
In this session we will explore 5 tips to improve IT/Ops practices by taking advantage of containerizing IIS workloads with Windows containers. We’ll show how to solve real world problems and how Windows containers can make your life as an IT Pro easier!


Deep dive into managing and monitoring your Azure networks BRK217H – Pierre Roman with Principal Software Engineering Manager Kevin Fleming
Thu Oct 13 1:00 PM Online and In-Person (Seattle) Room 800 Pike, Tahoma 3
Contoso has taken the plunge and has migrated some of their resources to Azure. However, it faces challenges in managing and monitoring its virtual networks, security groups and other resources at scale. In this session we will take a deep dive on how Contoso can address these challenges by using Azure services and relevant tools (Virtual Network Gateway, Firewall, NSGs, Azure Monitor Network Insights and Azure Network Watcher) Come learn how you too can efficiently manage and monitor the state and health of your Azure Virtual Networks.


Check out the full list at to find sessions on Microsoft’s Detection and Response Team (DART), cloud native & Linux architectures, hybrid & multi-cloud, moving to & managing cloud user & device Identities, and more!


As well as the breakouts, the team will be participating in:

Expert Meet-up: Infrastructure as a Service WACEM02
Wed Oct 12, 12:00 PM The Hub, Blue Expert Meet-up
Join Vinicius Apolinario, Amy Colyer and other Microsoft experts in person in Seattle, to ask your questions about Containers, AVS, Nutanix, and more!


Implementing operational monitoring in hybrid scenarios WACSL100 – Pierre Roman
Thu Oct 13 10:00 AM Room 800 Pike, Skagit 5
Explore the preparation, configuration and capabilities of Azure Monitor as Pierre leads you through this interactive lab.


Manage Governance via Azure Policy WACSL102 – Sonia Cuff, Vinicius Apolinario, Amy Colyer
Thu Oct 13 1:00 PM Room 800 Pike, Skagit 5
Following along as Sonia works through an Azure Policy lab, and get your questions answered by Vinicius and Amy.



Fast forward a couple of hours and now I’m safely in Seattle, with internet access. Hitting the post button, so go add these to your session schedule! See you in person or online.


-Sonia Cuff
Modern Infrastructure Advocacy Lead



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