Welcome to your guide to all things Windows at Microsoft Ignite, November 2021 edition!
Updated 2021.11.04 with the latest on demand links and information.
Whether you are preparing to roll out Windows 11 across your organization or looking for proven tips to help you more easily manage all your Windows devices, there is a lot in store for you at Microsoft Ignite! Let's start with a quick recap of the announcements:
Now the heart of Microsoft Ignite—the sessions! Click on the session names below to add them to your schedule (or digital "backpack")—then bookmark this post as we'll be updating it with links to on demand sessions and post-conference activities.
Agile, collaborative, secure: Why adopt Windows 11 today
Windows CVP Aidan Marcuss and Microsoft 365 GM Wangui McKelvey take you on a tour of the value Windows 11 offers commercial organizations today—and a peek at upcoming investments. This is a great chance to get a primer on Windows 11 before you jump into more in-depth content!
Watched the main channel? Between all the keynotes and breakouts, we offered two very special segments featuring Chief Product Officer Panos Panay. One was a fun, fast-paced conversation on Windows 11 and hybrid work with Wangui McKelvey. The other was a thoughtful, enthusiastic discussion about designing an inclusive Windows 11 for a hybrid world with Chief Accessibility Officer Jennie Lay-Flurrie. These were a great way to hear directly from important leaders at Microsoft!
Windows 11: The 11 things every organization should know
John Cable, Namrata Bachwani, Adi Hariharan, Aria Carley, Alice Tang, Mabel Gomes, Navnith Ramkrishnan, Joe Lurie, Zach Dvorak, Rachelle Cheung, Alec Oot, Aleks Lopez
The engineers who convert your feedback into real-world features take you on an energetic, fast-paced run through the critical elements in Windows 11 for IT pros and the commercial organizations they support. Let's keep building the next generation of Windows together!
Windows 365: Windows in the cloud for hybrid work
Scott Manchester, Melissa Grant
Explore Windows 365 and see the latest enhancements since general availability in August. From supporting Windows 11 adoption to integrations with Microsoft Endpoint Manager, we're talking about features, use cases, and everything else we can fit in 30 minutes!
Reducing security risks in the hybrid workplace with Windows 11 and Surface
Chitra Gopalakrishnan, David Weston, Mark Schreffler, Ramya Chitrakar
Discover how Windows-enhanced, out-of-box security settings pre-installed on Surface devices enable you to reduce security risks by 60% without having to change a single setting.
Adopting Windows 11. Supporting Windows 10. Rolling out Windows 365 Cloud PCs. Deploying updates. Moving from on-premises to cloud attach. Migrating to Microsoft Edge and supporting legacy apps. We've got a wide range of experts to answer questions!
While we miss all the side meetings and booth discussions of an in-person event, we are excited to be able to offer smaller, one-hour interactive sessions that give you the floor. Tell us about your experiences. What’s working well? What’s not? Let's have a real discussion and join together to make the products and services you use work better for your needs and environments! (Note: These are live, interactive experiences and are not available on demand.)
We're also taking virtual "event booths" to an immersive experience in AltspaceVR! Meet with Microsoft MVPs and other peers to engage in conversations about Windows update management, setting up and repurposing managed devices, and security and compliance. Mix and mingle as you share your challenges, successes, and best practices with Windows.
If you're new to Windows device and update management, we've organized some skill-building sessions to help you feel knowledgeable and comfortable with your newfound powers. :smiling_face_with_smiling_eyes:
Intro to Tech Skills: Manage Windows updates in the cloud
Get the knowledge you need to simplify update deployment by leveraging the cloud to manage Windows feature updates and monthly quality updates across your organization. Managing which updates are offered, using compliance deadlines, ensuring a good end-user experience—we’ll help you update like a pro!
The Blueprint Files: Managing Windows updates in the cloud
Take a look at the big picture, dig into what role the client plays in both Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) and cloud update management, then explore key differences in how you manage Windows updates on-premises and in the cloud.
Windows on Microsoft Learn
If prescriptive learning and exam preparation is what you're looking for, bookmark these topics to get you up-to-speed:
Depth on demand
To help you further build your technical skills and knowledge, we have a strong selection of deep dives and demos in the Video Hub on Tech Community—direct from our engineering and product teams! Watch and share your comments and questions!
The world of Windows is broader than just Windows. Check out these additional Microsoft Ignite sessions, now available on demand, to get up to speed on the latest with Microsoft Endpoint Manager, Microsoft Edge, and Surface!
Windows Office Hours
After Microsoft Ignite is over—and you've had a chance to catch up on demand—you may have questions. You're in luck! Many of the speakers and experts supporting Windows at Ignite also support our monthly Windows Office Hours every third Thursday on the Tech Community. We'd love for you to join us!
Follow us at @MSWindowsITPro for announcements and updates throughout Microsoft Ignite—and to stay up to date with the latest resources, tips, and information for IT pros working in the Windows ecosystem.
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