Learn how to build the future with Windows Server

Explore the roadmap for Windows Server, discover new skills and best practices, and get your questions answered in conversations with the Microsoft experts behind our products.

Complete schedule
Complete schedule

9:00 AM – 9:45 AM PDT

Keynote

Learn why Windows Server is a key component of Microsoft's hybrid strategy and how it can help customers modernize their infrastructure and applications—whether it's run on Azure or on-premises. We'll also cover the investment areas for Windows Server 2019.

Featured speakers

Erin Chapple, Corporate Vice President for Cloud and AI

Arpan Shah, GM Azure Infrastructure Marketing

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM PDT

Keynote: Windows Server management reimagined

Windows Admin Center (formerly Project "Honolulu") represents a new era for Windows Server's in-box management tools. We'll go over the architecture, installation options, and details on the utilization of Windows Admin Center—with lots of demos.

Featured speakers

Jeff Woolsey, Principal Program Manager, Windows Server

Samuel Li, Principal Program Manager Lead

10:45 AM – 11:30 AM PDT

Hybrid track: Remote Desktop Services on-premises and on Azure

Windows Server 2019 brings new capabilities for Remote Desktop Services, helping customers run it on-premises or in Azure. Learn what's in the next release of Windows Server, and explore the benefits of running it in the cloud.

Featured speakers

Pavithra Thiruvengadam, Program Manager

Ivan Mladenov, Senior Program Manager

11:30 AM – 12:15 PM PDT

Hybrid track: Hybrid management with Azure security & management

Management is important for hybrid environments. Learn how the tools Azure offers to manage cloud and on-premises environments help you gain insight into your infrastructure and applications and secure your workloads and configurations.

Featured speaker

Scott Woodgate, Director, Microsoft Azure Management and Security

10:45 AM – 11:30 AM PDT

Security track: Protect your virtualization fabric from insider threats

Witness a series of attacks on virtualization infrastructure, and learn how to properly protect your enterprise from insider threats. We'll show you how Hyper-V Shielded VMs help address these problems and highlight new features coming in Windows Server 2019.

Featured speakers

Dean Wells, Principal Program Manager, Windows Server Product Group

Ryan Puffer, Program Manager

11:30 AM – 12:15 PM PDT

Security track: Help customers elevate their security posture with Windows Server

Learn about Microsoft's layered security strategy, and see how Windows Server 2019 builds on the security features delivered in Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10 to help elevate your security posture.

Featured speaker

Dean Wells, Principal Program Manager, Windows Server Product Group

10:45 AM – 11:15 AM PDT

App Platform track: From Ops to DevOps

Containers are changing the way developers and operations teams build and deploy applications today. Get an overview of the technology, and learn what important components will help customers adopting this new model as they get started.

Featured speaker

Taylor Brown, Principal Lead Program Manager

11:15 AM – 11:35 AM PDT

App Platform track: Getting started with Windows Containers

Learn the basics of using containers on the Windows platform. You'll see how to get started with Docker on Windows and how to deploy your first container.

Featured speakers

Taylor Brown, Principal Lead Program Manager

Weijuan Shi Davis, Program Manager, Windows Containers

11:35 AM – 11:50 AM PDT

App Platform track: Windows Container Orchestration and Service Fabric

Learn how to operate a container environment at scale using Azure Service Fabric, an open-source microservices platform for orchestrating Windows containers that was designed with Windows professionals in mind.

Featured speaker

Mikkel Mork Hegnhoj, Senior Program Manager

11:50 AM – 12:15 PM PDT

App Platform track: The Windows Server and Kubernetes journey

The Windows Server team has been working closely with the Kubernetes community. See the result of that work, and learn how to use Kubernetes on Windows and how to orchestrate Windows containers.

Featured speakers

Taylor Brown, Principal Lead Program Manager

Patrick Lang, Senior Program Manager

10:45 AM – 11:00 AM PDT

HCI track: From Hyper-V to Hyper-converged Infrastructure: HCI overview

Hyper-converged Infrastructure (HCI) is one of the hottest trends in the IT industry. Join us for an overview session on the key HCI components, and see how Microsoft is delivering high-performance solutions while keeping the cost down.

Featured speaker

Cosmos Darwin, Program Manager

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM PDT

HCI track: What's next for HCI: Storage Spaces Direct

Storage Spaces Direct just reached 10,000 clusters deployed, and it continues to see momentum. Explore the basics to get started with Storage Spaces Direct, and see what's new in Windows Server 2019.

Featured speaker

Cosmos Darwin, Program Manager

11:45 AM – 12:15 PM PDT

HCI track: What's next for HCI: Software-defined Networking

Learn why Software-defined Networking in Windows Server 2019 is important to HCI deployments. We'll cover architectural components, planning, physical network configuration, and more, and walk through topologies and experiences from customers.

Featured speaker

Anirban Paul, Senior Program Manager

12:15 PM – 12:45 PM PDT

Q&A and closing

End on a high note and satisfy any lingering curiosity. Speakers representing different perspectives on Windows Server will engage in a friendly debate over the top questions from customers.

Featured speakers

Jeff Woolsey, Principal Program Manager, Windows Server

Samuel Li, Principal Program Manager Lead

Dean Wells, Principal Program Manager, Windows Server Product Group

Cosmos Darwin, Program Manager

Taylor Brown, Principal Lead Program Manager

Hybrid track schedule
Hybrid track schedule

10:45 AM – 11:30 AM PDT

Remote Desktop Services on-premises and on Azure

Windows Server 2019 brings new capabilities for Remote Desktop Services, helping customers run it on-premises or in Azure. Learn what's in the next release of Windows Server, and explore the benefits of running it in the cloud.

Featured speakers

Pavithra Thiruvengadam, Program Manager

Ivan Mladenov, Senior Program Manager

11:30 AM – 12:15 PM PDT

Hybrid management with Azure security & management

Management is important for hybrid environments. Learn how the tools Azure offers to manage cloud and on-premises environments help you gain insight into your infrastructure and applications and secure your workloads and configurations.

Featured speaker

Scott Woodgate, Director, Microsoft Azure Management and Security

Security track schedule
Security track schedule

10:45 AM – 11:30 AM PDT

Protect your virtualization fabric from insider threats

Witness a series of attacks on virtualization infrastructure, and learn how to properly protect your enterprise from insider threats. We'll show you how Hyper-V Shielded VMs help address these problems and highlight new features coming in Windows Server 2019.

Featured speakers

Dean Wells, Principal Program Manager, Windows Server Product Group

Ryan Puffer, Program Manager

11:30 AM – 12:15 PM PDT

Help customers elevate their security posture with Windows Server

Learn about Microsoft's layered security strategy, and see how Windows Server 2019 builds on the security features delivered in Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10 to help elevate your security posture.

Featured speaker

Dean Wells, Principal Program Manager, Windows Server Product Group

App Platform track schedule
App Platform track schedule

10:45 AM – 11:15 AM PDT

From Ops to DevOps

Containers are changing the way developers and operations teams build and deploy applications today. Get an overview of the technology, and learn what important components will help customers adopting this new model as they get started.

Featured speaker

Taylor Brown, Principal Lead Program Manager

11:15 AM – 11:35 AM PDT

Getting started with Windows Containers

Learn the basics of using containers on the Windows platform. You'll see how to get started with Docker on Windows and how to deploy your first container.

Featured speakers

Taylor Brown, Principal Lead Program Manager

Weijuan Shi Davis, Program Manager, Windows Containers

11:35 AM – 11:50 AM PDT

Windows Container Orchestration and Service Fabric

Learn how to operate a container environment at scale using Azure Service Fabric, an open-source microservices platform for orchestrating Windows containers that was designed with Windows professionals in mind.

Featured speaker

Mikkel Mork Hegnhoj, Senior Program Manager

11:50 AM – 12:15 PM PDT

The Windows Server and Kubernetes journey

The Windows Server team has been working closely with the Kubernetes community. See the result of that work, and learn how to use Kubernetes on Windows and how to orchestrate Windows containers.

Featured speakers

Taylor Brown, Principal Lead Program Manager

Patrick Lang, Senior Program Manager

HCI track schedule
HCI track schedule

10:45 AM – 11:00 AM PDT

From Hyper-V to Hyper-converged Infrastructure: HCI overview

Hyper-converged Infrastructure (HCI) is one of the hottest trends in the IT industry. Join us for an overview session on the key HCI components, and see how Microsoft is delivering high-performance solutions while keeping the cost down.

Featured speaker

Cosmos Darwin, Program Manager

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM PDT

What's next for HCI: Storage Spaces Direct

Storage Spaces Direct just reached 10,000 clusters deployed, and it continues to see momentum. Explore the basics to get started with Storage Spaces Direct, and see what's new in Windows Server 2019.

Featured speaker

Cosmos Darwin, Program Manager

11:45 AM – 12:15 PM PDT

What's next for HCI: Software-defined Networking

Learn why Software-defined Networking in Windows Server 2019 is important to HCI deployments. We'll cover architectural components, planning, physical network configuration, and more, and walk through topologies and experiences from customers.

Featured speaker

Anirban Paul, Senior Program Manager

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