This past year has underscored the critical importance of Windows – the Windows PC has become more essential than ever, serving as a connector for people and organizations all around the world. And at the center of it all is IT. Our goal at Microsoft Ignite in March is to quickly get you to speed on how you can use the latest capabilities, services, and devices to support your end users and your organization—and prepare you for what's to come.
Here's a recap of the announcements and capabilities we're unveiling at Microsoft Ignite:
From sessions with the top leaders and engineers at Microsoft supporting Windows to an awesome catalog of in-depth videos that you can watch on demand at any time, Microsoft Ignite is your chance to get up to speed on Windows, Surface, and Microsoft Edge. We'll have Ask the Experts sessions so you can engage directly with those building the capabilities that will support you as IT pros and developers today and in the future—and we'll extend the time available for you to engage with our experts through Windows Office Hours here on Tech Community.
Now is a great time to be a part of the big, wide world of Windows. If you haven't already, register at https://ignite.microsoft.com and start building your schedule. 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 each day with links to all our announcements, depth learning on demand, and post-conference activities.
There is a lot happening around Windows at Microsoft Ignite so let's dive in!
Windows fireside chat with Panos Panay & Roanne Sones
Kicking off our Windows experience at Microsoft Ignite at 11:30 AM PST on Tuesday, March 2nd is none other than Microsoft Chief Product Officer Panos Panay! In a fun, informative chat, Panos and Azure Edge + Platform CVP Roanne Sones will talk about why Windows matters, using examples of recent innovations in security, devices, browsing, and the cloud. We'll have our product and engineering experts standing by in the chat to answer your questions as well!
Can't make it at 11:30 AM PST? Not to worry! We'll replay this session in the main channel around 9:30 PM PST.
Engineer to engineer: Let's talk Windows!
One of our goals for this Microsoft Ignite is to show and tell you how your feedback inspires our innovations! On Wednesday, Windows CVP Aidan Marcuss is sitting down with pivotal members of our Windows (Gabe Frost), security (David Weston), and endpoint management (Ramya Chitrakar) engineering teams for a lively discussion about the features and capabilities we've developed over the past year based on your ideas and suggestions—and how we're taking those further to help prepare your and your organization for the future.
We'll have live Q&A throughout this session too so pick the time that works best for you and add it to your schedule!
While we'll offer live Q&A during the fireside chat and the Let's Talk Windows! panel session, you'll have an opportunity to ask additional questions and get answers from a diverse group of engineering, support, and product experts with our Ask the Expert sessions. These sessions are conducted in Teams Live Events so there's sure to be some lively banter as they answer your questions. Space is limited so click your desired day and time to RSVP!
We know you come to Microsoft Ignite to build your technical skills and knowledge. That's why we're offering deep dives, demos, and more in the Video Hub on Tech Community—direct from our engineering and product teams!
We want to ensure you have plenty of time to get answers to your questions at Microsoft Ignite. That's why we are holding four special editions of Windows office hours on Tech Community! Select any and all of the desired times below to save the slot and join us to get answers and tips to help you more easily manage Windows 10 updates and your Windows device estate.
If a prescriptive learning path is what you're looking for, we've got a good one for you. Stay current with Windows 10 and Microsoft 365 Apps is designed to help you integrate a prescriptive, process-based model into the way you deploy Windows and manage updates.
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.