Security and Windows session recommendations for Microsoft Inspire

I hope everyone is excited about Microsoft Inspire 2018. We are just over a week away from the event, and if you’re like me, you’re now finalizing your schedule by choosing the sessions you most want to attend. There are plenty to choose from this year, with a good mix of business development and product information.

If you’re looking for specific Security and Windows sessions, here are a few recommendations, focusing on product-specific sessions versus business development. There are a lot of great sessions to choose from, and there are excellent choices beyond the seven sessions listed below, but hopefully you will be able to attend several of them while at Inspire.

WIN11t Build services offerings around modern desktop

Monday 12:30–12:50


Learn how to build service offerings related to modern desktop by utilizing Microsoft 365 product capabilities. We’ll be showcasing how you can utilize services such as Windows Analytics and products such as Windows Defender ATP to create customer solutions.

Partner Outcome

How to build project and managed services around modern Windows and Office, Device as a Service, and security infrastructure management.

SEC113t – Lessons from the field: Discuss real-world deployment challenges and business outcomes

Monday 1:30–1:50


Review real-world customer scenarios and how Microsoft 365 and EMS uniquely serve the customer’s security needs. You’ll hear from an Intune partner and Microsoft MVP, who will share lessons learnt and tips to make your own deployment successful.

Partner Outcome

Amplify your mobile security business with application management and conditional access.

WIN08 – Taking a data-driven approach to application compatibility on Windows 10 and Office 365 ProPlus

Monday 4:15–5:00


Microsoft has a rich collection of data-driven tools (Windows Analytics Upgrade Readiness, Ready for Windows, and more) to catalog your enterprise applications as you test, and determine which ones are compatible with the latest Windows 10 and Office 365 ProPlus builds as your organization adopts the latest semi-annual channel (SAC). These tools can even help you identify which apps are ready for deployment, as well as candidates for modernizing.

Partner Outcome

Analytics tools to help you manage your business.

SEC107 – Integrate threat capabilities to drive E5

Tuesday 12:30–1:15


Interested in leveraging threat capabilities to drive E5? Learn how Microsoft’s multiple layers of threat protection across applications, devices, and identities (including Office, Windows, and Azure) can help protect your customers from advanced cyber threats. With the latest innovations in machine learning, world-class research, and the Microsoft Intelligent Security Graph, discover Microsoft’s unique approach in cyber defense.

Partner Outcome

Help protect customers from advanced cyber threats.

WIN07 – Windows and Microsoft 365 Business: How simplified management = increased security and partner opportunity

Tuesday 1:45–2:30


In this session, we dive into the role of Windows and device management as part of Microsoft 365 Business, addressing common questions and feedback. Learn how a simplified device management of Microsoft 365 Business helps fortify the security of business PCs generating tons of new partner opportunity.

Partner Outcome

Specifics on Microsoft 365 Business offerings, what’s included, and options. Follow-up “how-to” theater session referenced.

SEC110 – Identify digital transformation opportunities to deploy identity-driven mobile security across device platforms

Wednesday 2:30–3:30


Discuss the latest innovations in Intune for app management and full device management across Android, Apple, and Windows devices. Help your customers get immediate value from cloud management by extending current on-premises infrastructure. You’ll learn how EMS and Intune provide the best protection of corporate data in Office 365 apps, SaaS apps, and line-of-business apps.

Partner Outcome

Learn the strategies to discuss unified endpoint operations and integrated mobile security with your customers.

SEC108 – Expand your security practice: Identity, security, and collaboration all at once with Azure Active Directory

Wednesday 4:00–5:00


Identity is one of the first workloads that customers consider when moving to the cloud. Identity is the control plane when it comes to a customer’s digital transformation from a management and security perspective. Come to this session to learn what Azure Active Director—Microsoft’s cloud identity and access management solution—offers, and how you can help customers to enable identity, security, and collaboration all at once!

Partner Outcome

Learn how this product enables seamless access to apps across employees, partners, and customers while enhancing security and compliance.

There’s no end to the incredible sessions you can attend at Microsoft Inspire. Make sure to register today so you can take advantage of all these opportunities, and follow @MSInspireUS and #MSInspire to stay up-to-date on all the news before the event!

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