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Windows Server at Ignite 2017

Microsoft Ignite 2017 is less than a week away, and your friendly neighborhood Windows Server team has put together a sumptuous buffet of learning opportunities for you. We have tons of Windows Server sessions available for your education and enjoyment.

With so much on offer, it can be difficult to know where to start. Here’s a list of five sessions that will set you up for a satisfying Windows Server session binge. In recommended order:

1. Windows Server: What’s New and What’s Next

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 from 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM Eastern Time in OCCC West Hall E1

Erin Chapple and Chris Van Wesep will show you the roadmap and future of Windows Server, and what customers and partners are delighted about. In this session, we also share the release cadence of Windows Server and what’s coming in the next few months. Erin is responsible for the product definition and roadmap for Windows Server, and she leads the team delivering the base components of the operating system. Chris leads worldwide product marketing for Windows Server.

2. Windows Server Fall Release: Technical Foundation

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 from 10:45 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern Time in OCCC West Hall E1

The next release of Windows Server is upon us and now’s a great time to take a high-level view of the technology investments across the board. In this session, Jeff Woolsey looks across security, management, software-defined technologies, application platform, and more. Jeff is an authority on ways customers can benefit from virtualization, management, and cloud computing across public, private, and hybrid environments.

3. Windows Server Feature Release: How to Maximize Developer Efficiency Today and Tomorrow

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 from 2:15 PM – 3:30 PM Eastern Time in OCCC W414

All the great innovation in Windows Server 2016 including containers, Docker Enterprise support, nested virtualization, shielded VMs, improved Linux support, .NET Core, and many others are now even more powerful with additions like Linux container support, optimized container images, .NET Core 2.0, BASH support, and more. This session focuses on how developers can be maximizing their productivity using Windows and Windows Server with containers. Presented by Taylor Brown, who is responsible for Windows Server developer strategy, with a specific focus on container technologies.

4. Discover What’s New with Windows Server Management Experiences

Monday, September 25, 2017 from 4:00 PM – 5:15 PM Eastern Time in OCCC W224

Come and hear how your input has directly shaped product direction and investments as we unveil a brand-new preview release of next-generation management experiences for Windows Server. We discuss tools and capabilities launching in the new preview release for core troubleshooting, configuration, and maintenance scenarios. Samuel Li and Jeff Woolslayer cover the architecture and local deployment options, and share what’s coming, including highly requested partner extensibility.

5. Everything you need to know about the new Windows Server release cadence

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 from 3:15 PM – 4:00 PM Eastern Time in OCCC West Hall F3-4

In this session, Jeff Woolsey and Chris Van Wesep walk you through the details of the new Windows Server release cadence, providing guidance and examples, so you can decide how to best take advantage of the new opportunities within your environment.

We hope to see you in Orlando, but remember… if you didn’t register before the event sold out, you can still be part of Microsoft Ignite. Just join us online!

If you’re attending Ignite in person, don’t forget to stop by our booth area in the expo floor. The heroes of the cloud have a surprise for you!

Windows Server at Ignite