Microsoft Endpoint Manager at Microsoft Ignite 2021: November edition
Published Oct 18 2021 11:28 AM 27.2K Views

This is it! Your guide to all things Microsoft Endpoint Manager at Microsoft Ignite, November 2-4, 2021. Make sure to bookmark this post as we'll update on day one with links to all our announcements, depth learning on demand, and post-conference activities.

Jump to: Core theme sessions | Breakouts | In catalog | Ask the Experts | Depth on demand | Product roundtables | Post-event activities

Microsoft Endpoint Manager combines Microsoft Intune and Configuration Manager to enable the modern management of endpoints as part of a Zero Trust strategy. Whether you are currently using Configuration Manager to manage your devices and haven’t moved to the cloud, or you’ve already started down the path to cloud management, or you are natively managing all your endpoints with Microsoft Intune, now is the time to hear about what’s new with Microsoft Endpoint Manager. From sessions with key leaders and engineers, to on demand technical skilling and opportunities to ask the experts, our goal is to boost your expertise and bring you closer to the people developing what's next for endpoint management.

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There is a lot happening around Microsoft Endpoint Manager at Microsoft Ignite—and for the rest of November as part of the #MonthOfMEM—so let's dive in!

Core theme sessions

Start the event with Modern Work’s CVP, Jared Spataro’s session, who will talk about the importance of flexibility and ways to thrive in the new world of hybrid work. Then, to learn about how Microsoft plans to expand the reach of endpoint management and security to help organizations combat cybersecurity risks, tune into Security, Compliance, and Identity CVP Vasu Jakkal’s session.

Empower everyone for a new world of hybrid work (Jared Spataro)
The seismic shift to hybrid marks the biggest change to the way we work in a century. Emerging trends in the labor market have amplified the need for flexibility and a reimagining of how organizations can best position themselves and their people to communicate, collaborate and innovate. Join us to hear the latest insights from Microsoft’s Work Trend Index, along with a showcase of product innovations designed to help Microsoft customers adapt and thrive in a new era of flexible work.

Protect everything with end-to-end security (Vasu Jakal)
Organizations around the world are facing a surge of sophisticated cyber threats. The hybrid work world is creating new opportunities for bad actors, and increased challenges for IT teams. Join us to learn how Microsoft’s integrated, comprehensive approach to security is helping customers become more secure and resilient. Discover new products and innovations that help you protect everything, from the endpoint to the cloud, across security, compliance, identity, device management, and privacy. See how Microsoft Security is helping organizations of all sizes be safe in the face of increased global cyber threats.

Breakout sessions

Agile, collaborative, secure: This is why you invest in Windows 11 (Aidan Marcuss, Wangui McKelvey)
Signature experiences tuned for hybrid work. Industry-leading security from core to cloud. Take a tour of the value Windows 11 offers commercial organizations today—and get a peek at upcoming investments. With Windows 11, you can create the right Windows experience for every user. Learn how you can offer innovative form factors, easily personalized and persistent desktops, and seamless integration with collaboration tools—all using your preferred deployment and endpoint management processes.

Power hybrid work and strengthen your security posture with Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Steve Dispensa, Ramya Chitrakar)
Organizations no longer seek to achieve a maturity model for today's digital transformation but rather a resiliency model for business continuity. At its foundation are the apps and endpoints used by workers from the frontline to remote and hybrid work. We will share how Microsoft Endpoint Management helps you adapt with Microsoft 365 integration, cross platform support from Windows to iOS and beyond, and integrate security with automation that simplifies IT and security workflows. Modern endpoint management empowers IT to provide workplace flexibility with options to deploy, manage and protect the apps and devices employees use every day. 

Accelerate Windows cloud transformation (Danny Guillory, Shravana Mukherjee)
With the constant evolution in technology and the unprecedented changes in how we work, organizations are having to adapt to a more secure and modern way of managing endpoints. In this session explore your path to modern management and leverage cloud innovations to secure and protect endpoints, simplify management and deliver a positive employee experience.

Endpoint security management with Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Matt Call, Lance Crandall)
In today’s new world of work, cross platform endpoint security and management is required to build resiliency for your business and advance towards a Zero Trust security model. Learn about developments that expand the reach of our endpoint management to a diverse set of apps and endpoints and help increase collaboration between IT and SecOps.

Reimagine employee experiences with Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Jason Githens, Bryan Keller)
Hybrid work highlights our dependency on the apps and endpoints we use every day to stay connected and productive. Ensuring that users have protected, flexible experiences is paramount to building a resilient and healthy workforce. From simplified mobile device enrollment and protecting Teams apps and endpoints to enabling employees with virtual desktop experiences, modernizing your approach to endpoint management removes complexity and the cost of delivering a great user experience.

Accelerate the Windows 11 journey with Microsoft Managed Desktop (Mark Florida, Mayunk Jain, James Murray)
What if you could free up IT bandwidth to focus on all your hybrid work challenges instead of patching and updating Windows? What if you could get sophisticated Microsoft cloud automation to test each release rigorously in your environment before roll-out and do a smooth roll-back if needed? Join this session to learn more about new capabilities in Microsoft Managed Desktop (MMD) that make it easier and faster to achieve your modern management and Zero Trust security goals.

Bonus content

Throughout the live event, we'll be airing segments on the main channel to bring you closer to the Microsoft Endpoint Manager including Microsoft Intune and Endpoint Configuration Manager, with our latest announcements, experiences, and solutions. Keep an eye on the main channel for tips and tricks to help you:

  • Better understand the importance of endpoint management in modern work
  • Empower frontline workers with productive and secure experiences

Ask the Experts

We offer live Q&A during the core sessions and in-between segments, but if you miss those, we will also have our subject matter experts take your questions live via Teams Live Events! Come join our diverse group of engineers, support, and other product experts as we discuss and answer your questions. 

Ask the Experts: Deploying and managing Windows
Adopt Windows 11. Support Windows 10. Roll out Windows 365 Cloud PCs. Deploy updates. Move from on-prem to the cloud. We’ve got a wide range of experts to answer your questions. Let’s go!

Ask the Experts: Power hybrid work and strengthen your security posture with Microsoft Endpoint Mana...
Join Microsoft experts for a live Ask-the-Experts session following the breakout session "Power Hybrid Work and Strengthen your Security Posture with Microsoft Endpoint Manager".

Ask the Experts: What’s new with Surface management, deployment, and security
There are some exciting new updates and announcements that have landed with Microsoft Surface this fall. Join experts from Surface Engineering and Product Group as they explore all the updates around new devices, management, and deployment tools across Microsoft 365, Windows 11, Microsoft Teams Rooms, and more with Surface. Join our experts as we answer your questions!

Product roundtables

These interactive sessions are your chance to tell us what’s working well—or what’s not. Let's have open discussions about the products and solutions you use and join together to make them perform even better. Topics of interest:

Depth on demand

We know you come to Microsoft Ignite for deep, technical learning, and to build your technical skills. Like we did in March, we will have a breadth of Microsoft Endpoint Manager deep dives available in the Video Hub on Tech Community on November 2nd. These are direct from our engineers and product experts! Topics will include:

We'll update this post with the final list of deep dives—and links to each session—on November 2nd so bookmark this resource and check back with us on day one!

The #MonthOfMEM continues after Microsoft Ignite

We know you’re going to enjoy everything Microsoft Ignite has to offer! We couldn’t possibly squeeze everything into 48 hours, especially when it comes to connecting you, my fellow Microsoft Endpoint Manager enthusiasts, with our engineering and product teams. Check out these opportunities to keep the fun going well after Microsoft Ignite with our #MonthOfMEM.

Microsoft Endpoint Management Acceleration Day
November 9, 2021
Get in-depth technical training delivered across three time zones direct from our technical program managers. We're offering two tracks this year; mix and match to fit your schedule best!

Windows device management

  • Managing Windows devices natively with Intune and Azure AD
  • Cloud-attach your Windows devices, and manage with co-management
  • From procurement to deployment to management to retirement, Windows devices never have to touch a corporate building
  • One Windows size does not have to fit all

Mobile device management

  • Intune tips and tricks
  • Managing macOS with Intune
  • Application protection policies
  • Intune reporting and log analytics

Tech Community Live: Microsoft Endpoint Manager edition
November 18, 2021
Join Microsoft experts in our first Microsoft Tech Community (MTC) Live event – Microsoft Endpoint Manager edition, hosted on November 18, 2021, from 8:00am to 12:00pm Pacific Time. Stay tuned for additional details and session timing.

  • Windows Management
  • Zero trust security with Endpoint Manager
  • Modernize endpoint management
  • Cloud-connected endpoints

Microsoft Endpoint Manager 1:1 consultations
November 15-19, 2021
Want a one-on-one discussion with an expert? Our Microsoft Endpoint Manager engineers and product team will be covering shifts around the clock around the world, just to connect with you! Endpoint Management Insiders can start signing up on October 19 for early access to bookings. Everyone else can begin on October 21. Not an Insider yet? Visit to become a part of this thriving community of endpoint fanatics.

For more details—and links to sign up for any or all of these activities, visit


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