Windows deployment and servicing at Microsoft Ignite 2020
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If you’ve ever wanted to dive into the what, how, and why of Windows deployment and servicing, we have a lot to offer at Microsoft Ignite this year. What’s up? Two days of non-stop fresh information sessions across multiple time zones. We have some stellar live digital breakouts, with expert support on hand to provide real-time Q & A plus on demand videos taking you into the technical details around what's new, what's changed, and what's next!

Below is a quick guide that will put you on your way to improving the way you deploy and service Windows 10 on all your devices. And, best of all, this year Microsoft Ignite is free so there's no reason not to attend! Simply register at 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 the big announcements, links to our on demand sessions, and post-conference activities.

Now let's jump in!

Digital breakout: Windows 10 innovations for enhanced productivity and resiliency

First up, we have our spotlight digital breakout session, Windows 10 innovations for enhanced productivity and resiliency, with Joe Lurie and Karen Simpson. Together, Joe and Karen will walk you through the advanced management and security features that get better with every Windows 10 update—highlighting recent and upcoming innovations for organizations, end users, developers, and, of course, the IT professional! Hybrid and remote workplaces are now prevalent so they'll also share tips you can use today to maximize update adoption and minimize user disruption.

For a broader look at, we also recommend Catherine Boeger's session on Building a resilient organization on Microsoft 365. For a closer look at the value of moving to cloud-based management—and how to make that move in the current climate—check out Brad Anderson's session on Playing chess on a trampoline: How to innovate in an era of uncertainty.

Ask the experts

While we'll be supporting all broadcasts of Joe and Karen's digital breakout session with live Q&A during the session, you'll have an opportunity to ask additional questions and get answers from a diverse group of engineering, support, and product experts—including members of our Microsoft MVP community—with our Ask the Expert sessions. These sessions are conducted in Teams Live Events so there's sure to be some lively banter and space is limited to be sure to RSVP today!

Similar sessions will be offered for endpoint management and Office administration and servicing so be sure to attend those if you have questions in those areas.

On point and on demand

Update 09.22.2020 - Links to the on demand sessions have been added below!

We know you come to Microsoft Ignite to increase your technical skills and knowledge. So, if you're looking to dive deeper into the topics covered in our digital breakout and familiarize yourself with ways to optimize how you manage your devices and Windows updates, we'll be offering a variety of topics in the Video Hub on Tech Community—direct from our engineering and product teams!

First up is our Microsoft Ignite digital learning path—designed to help you integrate a prescriptive, process-based model into the way you deploy Windows and manage updates. This complements our Microsoft Learn learning path, Stay current with Windows 10 and Microsoft 365 Apps, offering additional tips and tricks plus valuable insights from James Bell and Dave Backman, two esteemed experts thanks to close work with organizations of all sizes troubleshooting and unblocking deployment projects.

If you're looking to get specific, our engineering teams want to bring you up to speed and help address the concerns you've voiced to us through the Feedback Hub and the Windows Insider Program for Business over the last year:

Note: Links to these great sessions will be available after the keynotes conclude on day one.

Additional resources

For a closer look at sessions and resources related to Microsoft 365 Admin Tools and Experiences, see the Microsoft 365 Admin Guide to Microsoft Ignite 2020

To catch up on the latest in Microsoft Endpoint Manager, check out Microsoft Endpoint Manager at Microsoft Ignite 2020.

For the latest in all things Office and Microsoft 365 Apps, bookmark this post to reference  related Microsoft Ignite 2020 sessions:  Office deployment & servicing at Microsoft Ignite 2020.


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