This is Windows at Microsoft Ignite 2022
Published Oct 09 2022 10:37 AM 112K Views

Welcome to your guide to all things Windows at Microsoft Ignite, October 12-14, 2022!

Whether you are planning to deploy Windows 11 or looking for proven tips to help you more easily secure and manage all your Windows devices, there is a lot in store for you at Microsoft Ignite! 

  1. Click on the session names below to add them to your schedule (or digital "backpack")
  2. Check out our post-Ignite activities for more opportunities to dive deep and connect with our engineering teams!
  3. Bookmark this post as we'll be updating it daily with links to all the Ignite news and announcements.

Short on time? Jump straight to:   Core sessions | Interactive experiences | On demand | In person: Seattle | Post-Ignite activities

And, for more endpoint management goodness, check out the Guide to endpoint management at Microsoft Ignite 2022.

News and announcements

Don't miss a thing! Here's some important Windows, Windows 365, and Intune announcements from day one:


Core sessions

Windows: Building what matters most for your business
Chief Product Officer Panos Panay offers an insider's view at some of the top features in Windows. Learn about Windows 365, Intune, Defender, Teams, Loop, and Surface, from the engineering leaders who built them.

Re-energize your workforce in the office, at home, and everywhere in between
Wednesday, October 12 – 11:00 AM PDT
Learn why Microsoft 365 is the cloud-first platform that helps organizations enable a digitally connected, distributed workforce to work in new ways while simplifying IT and reducing cost.

Secure your workforce with Windows + Intune -
Thursday, October 13 - 1:00 PM PDT
Explore new security features like Enhanced Phishing Protection and IT services like Windows Autopatch that help secure your business no matter where people work. See the latest innovations in Windows 365. Dive into flexible, familiar management with Microsoft Intune and Windows Update for Business.

Interactive experiences

Ask the Experts

Questions about deploying, managing, and protecting physical PCs, Cloud PCs, OS updates, and applications? Join us for Ask the Experts: Windows 11, Windows 365, and Microsoft Intune  - Thursday, October 13 - at either 10:00 AM PDT or 3:00 PM PDT. We will have a broad group of Windows and Intune engineering PMs to help provide the answers you need!

Product roundtables

Engage with our engineering teams and help influence the future of our products, features, and information experiences. (Note: These are live, interactive experiences and will not be available on demand. Spots are limited so nominate yourself today!)

  • Windows IT information experiences and analytics
    Wednesday, October 12 - 12:00 PM PDT
    Where do you go for the information you need to manage Windows updates, reduce potential support cases, and improve productivity? We are actively working on improvements to the Windows release health dashboard, Windows release notes, Update Compliance, and Endpoint analytics. Attend this roundtable and let's talk about your ideas for improvements and additions to these experiences!
  • Plans for Bring Your Own PC (BYO PC)
    Wednesday, October 12 - 1:00 PM PDT or Thursday, October 13 – 12:00 PM PDT
    What has been your approach to Bring Your Own PC and is it evolving based on learnings from the pandemic? Does Windows 365 change the equation? What is missing from the Microsoft suite of solutions to help you achieve your goals?
  • Go passwordless and embrace the future of Zero Trust for your external identities
    Wednesday, October 12 - 1:00 PM PDT
    Come talk to us about your Zero Trust strategy for external identities and share your thoughts around going passwordless. Let's talk about passwordless authentication, such as Microsoft Authenticator, FIDO2 security keys, and Windows Hello, and Zero Trust architecture all up.
  • Windows & Microsoft 365 Apps update management
    Wednesday, October 12 - 3:00 PM PDT
    How do you manage OS, app, and driver updates across your organization? The engineers behind Windows Update for Business (and the deployment service), Delivery Optimization, Connected Cache, and the new Windows Autopatch service want to hear from you so that we can provide greater utility and value for in future iterations of these services!
  • Increasing productivity and security for shift and part-time workers
    Thursday, October 13 - 10:00 AM PDT
    Coming soon, organizations will be able to provision Windows 365 Cloud PCs for shift or part time workers that only need a Cloud PC during their shift. Share you feedback on what's important for your organization when it comes to simplified management and personalized, secure experiences for your workforce.

On demand

Catch more walkthroughs of the latest Windows 11, Windows 365, Intune, and Surface capabilities at your convenience with these sessions on demand:

  • Advanced security and management solutions for hybrid work from Microsoft Surface
    Discover the latest innovation in security from Microsoft Surface, ranging from hardware security advancement through Pluton to software improvements through Secured Core PC and advanced Windows 11 security features. Learn how Surface and Windows enable modern management to support employee productivity while keeping your organization secure.
  • Experience Windows in the cloud with Azure Virtual Desktop and Windows 365
    See how Windows is experienced and managed with Azure Virtual Desktop and Windows 365. Learn how organizations are safeguarding their business while empowering employees for a world of hybrid work, in the office, at home, and everywhere in between, on any device.
  • Security best practices for managing across platforms with Endpoint Manager
    Build your Zero Trust security architecture with a management solution that integrates endpoint security compliance and configuration. Learn best practices to secure hybrid work and protect data on company-owned and BYO devices with foundational and new advanced endpoint management solutions unified in a single solution.

In person: Seattle

If you're attending Microsoft Ignite in Seattle, there even more ways to learn and connect with Microsoft, MVP, and partner experts.

  • Expert meet-up: Windows update and device management
    Thursday, October 13 - 1:00-2:30 PM PDT
    Join experts at any time during this 90-minute meet-up to get your questions answered on monitoring and managing Windows devices and updates across your organization with Windows Update for Business, Microsoft Intune, Windows Autopatch, and Endpoint analytics.
  • Ask the Experts: Windows 11, Windows 365, and Microsoft Intune
    Thursday, October 13 - 2:00-2:30 PM PDT
    Questions about deploying, managing, and protecting physical PCs, Cloud PCs, OS updates, and applications? Our Windows and Intune engineering teams are here to help!
  • Technical Skilling Lab: Managing Windows 11 devices with Microsoft Intune
    Wednesday, October 12 – 1:00-1:45 PM PDT or Thursday, October 13 – 11:00-11:45 AM PDT
    Gain the knowledge you need around modern PC management using features included in Microsoft 365. Labs are available on a first come, first serve basis so reserve your spot!

And make sure to attend Sips. Bytes. Peers. at 4:00 PM after each day's activities conclude. We'll have even more amazing Windows and Intune experts on hand to answer your questions and ideate with you on future capabilities – including John Cable, Vice President of Program Management for Windows Servicing and Delivery.

Surface is also bringing sessions and interactive experiences to Seattle as well as the regional spotlights in China, France, Germany, Japan, Latin America, and the United Kingdom. For more details, check out Join Surface at Microsoft Ignite.

Post-Ignite activities

Windows Office Hours

Whether you attend Microsoft Ignite digitally or in person this year, we'll be holding Windows Office Hours here on the Tech Community on October 20th, 2022 from 8:00 to 9:00 AM PDT. This easy-to-attend, chat-based live Q&A event is designed specifically to answer your questions, offer tips to help you address challenges, and listen to your feedback about what you need from Microsoft to make deploying and managing Windows easier.

Microsoft Technical Takeoff


And, if you haven't heard by now, we are also hosting a four-day event full of deep dives, demos, and Ask Microsoft Anything (AMA) sessions on the Tech Community, October 24th through the 27th. The full agenda for Microsoft Technical Takeoff: Windows and Intune will be revealed soon, but you can add it to your calendar now. Better yet, sign in to the Tech Community and RSVP to receive event reminders, notification when the agenda is published, and the ability to participate in live Q&A with our engineering teams during the deep dives and AMAs! Trust me, you don't want to miss this event.

Follow me on Twitter for updates throughout Microsoft Ignite—and follow @MSWindowsITPro to stay up to date with the latest resources, tips, and information for IT pros working in the Windows ecosystem. 


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