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All you need to know about Windows Server at Ignite 2019

Ready, set, go! The Windows Server team is ready to make sure you are set up for success at Microsoft Ignite 2019. Our experts are busy preparing technical content for breakout sessions, theater sessions and hands-on-workshops. You’ll find the schedule to plan your attendance below. We might even challenge you to a game of bowling or cornhole, if you’re up for it!

That’s right, you’ve guessed it, aside from all the great product and feature updates at the conference, we’re also going to have an awesome customer appreciation party on Tuesday evening, November 5, 2019. Visit the Windows Server booths to find out how to register.

So, what else is going on with Windows Server at Ignite? It’s all about modernization. We want to make sure you’re equipped to modernize your server management with Windows Admin Center, your re-imagined server management option that centralizes and simplifies previous Windows Server management tools. We also want to arm you with the information you need to migrate off of Windows Server 2008 before the end of support on January 14, 2020. Our unbeatable offers like Extended Security Updates and Azure Hybrid Benefit will get you to Azure at no additional charge above the cost of running Azure Virtual Machines. Check out the full list of sessions below!

Don’t miss speakers like Jeff Woolsey, Ned Pyle, Bernardo Caldas, and Cosmos Darwin as they take the stage and dive deep on Windows Server 2019, Windows Admin Center, Windows Server 2008 End of Support, and Azure Stack HCI.

You can begin creating your personalized Windows Server schedule at Ignite this year by copy and pasting the event code (starting with BRK, THR or WRK) into the session scheduler. The Windows Server team is very excited to meet you there. See you soon!

Windows Server Schedule for Ignite 2019 – Breakout (BRK), Theater (THR), and Workshop (WRK) sessions

Session Code



BRK2129Windows Server: What’s new and what’s nextBernardo Caldas
BRK3182Windows Server deep dive: DemopaloozaJeff Woolsey
BRK2145A real-world look at Windows Virtual Desktop, the best virtualization experience, delivered on AzurePieter Wigleven, Jon Federico
BRK3183Accelerate your RDS and VDI migration to Windows Virtual DesktopJon Federico, Pavithra Thiruvengadam
BRK3193Maximize security with Windows Server 2019 and AzureDerek Adam, Ryan Puffer
BRK3166OS internals (for nerds only)Mathew John, Arun Kishan
BRK2048Windows Admin Center: What’s new and what’s nextDaniel Lee
BRK3173Hyper-V roadmapBen Armstrong
BRK3228Files are critical to your business: Modernize your file services with Windows Server 2019 and AzureNed Pyle
BRK3176Windows container and the Azure Kubernetes ServiceTaylor Brown, Weijuan Davis
BRK3252Windows Server on Azure overview: Lift-and-shift migrations for enterprise workloadsElden Christensen, Rob Hindman
BRK3327Azure Arc: Extend Management and Governance to any InfrastructureJian Yan, Chris Sanders
BRK2147Modernize your IT environment and applications with Windows ContainersCraig Wilhite, Vinicius Apolinario
BRK3184Automate and manage your Windows Server environment using Azure Management ServicesJohn Messec, Dean Wells
BRK3257Leverage the cloud to strengthen your on-premises Active Directory securityMark Morowczynski, Charity Shelbourne
BRK3192Seamless connectivity to Azure with Windows Server and hybrid networkingGreg Cusanza
BRK3174SCOM 2019: Customer Success stories and what’s nextChristoph Pfurtscheller, Vithalprasad Gaitonde, Petr Volprecht
BRK3165Windows Admin Center: Unlock Azure Hybrid valueHaley Rowland, Jeff Woolsey
BRK3246Plan for Z-Day 2020: Windows Server 2008 end of support is coming!Ned Pyle
THR2176Windows Admin Center: Better together with System Center and Microsoft AzureSamuel Li
THR2146Automatically monitor, secure and update your on-premises servers from Azure with Windows Admin CenterHaley Rowland
THR2140Get more done with Windows Admin Center third-party extensionsNick Washburn, Matt Wilson
BRK3251What’s next for software-defined storage and networking for Windows ServerGreg Cusanza, John Marlin, Steven Ekren
BRK3244Azure Guest Configuration, the evolution of Group PolicyMichael Greene
BRK3177Virtual Machine Manager 2019 and Data Protection Manager 2019: Customer success stories and what’s nextChristoph Pfurtscheller, Vithalprasad Gaitonde, Brian Garbus
THR2155Clustering in the age of HCI and hybridJohn Marlin
THR2135Be a Windows Admin Center expert: Best practices for deployment, configuration, and securityJeff Woolslayer
THR2191Navigate common pitfalls encountered when containerizing Windows Server applicationsAmber Guo
THR1084How to re-use your Windows Server licenses in Azure with Azure Hybrid BenefitManfred Helber, Monojit Bhattacharya
THR2301Hybrid cloud server infrastructure: your path to hybrid with Windows Admin Center – latest updates.Jeff Woolsey