A guide to Windows & Devices at Microsoft Ignite 2021
Windows is the heartbeat of modern work: consistent, reliable, familiar, intuitive – quietly supporting the apps and experiences in Microsoft 365 that empower people to do more, achieve more. Enabling IT to manage and secure devices regardless of how, when and how frequently they connect.
We believe that the work of the future will be powered by the cloud. As the world’s workforce begins a hybrid working style where files, apps and data need to be accessible from both home and the office – and everywhere in between – it’s up us to make sure that they can work from any device, access whatever they need, print from anywhere, and keep everything secure at all times. The need has never been greater for IT to offer their workforce secure, productive, cloud-connected experiences so that business continuity can be maintained.
This is why we are making this Microsoft Ignite a moment for Windows. A moment to remember that Windows isn’t just a product; it’s a universe, an ecosystem of over 1 billion devices and millions of people using those devices. We’ve developed many new capabilities over the past year in direct response to your feedback and we continue to innovate to ensure that you are prepared for the future.
With that said, let’s fill in you on the sessions and experiences at Microsoft Ignite 2021 that will bring you up to speed on all the latest Windows, Surface and Microsoft Edge capabilities – and give you a look at where we’re heading.
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The heartbeat of modern work: A Windows fireside chat with Panos Panay and Roanne Sones
Tuesday, March 2 – 11:30 AM PST
Panos Panay, Roanne Sones
Join Microsoft Chief Product Officer Panos Panay and Azure Edge + Platform CVP Roanne Sones for a quick, lively dialogue about the difference makers and the recent Windows innovations for commercial customers and the IT community. Start your Windows journey at Microsoft Ignite with us and let’s talk about the features and innovations coming to life across Microsoft experiences and services.
Engineer to engineer: Let’s talk Windows!
Wednesday, March 3 – 4 p.m. PT and Thursday, March 4 – 1:30 a.m. PT (replay with live Q&A)
Aidan Marcuss, Ramya Chitrakar, David Weston, Gabe Frost
Together Windows CVP Aidan Marcuss and pivotal members of the Windows, security and endpoint management engineering teams discuss the features, capabilities and shiny new things that will help prepare commercial organizations for the future and ensure that IT receives the hero’s welcome it deserves. This session will be supported with live Q&A so bring your questions!
Ask the Experts: Windows & Devices
Wednesday, March 3 – 5 p.m. PT and Wednesday, March 3 – 11:30 p.m. PT
Get your questions answered by a broad group of product experts, servicing experts and engineers representing Windows, Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune, Configuration Manager), security, Surface, Microsoft Edge, FastTrack and more.
Ask the Experts: Microsoft Edge
Tuesday, March 2 – 11:30 p.m. PT
This your chance to ask questions and learn about the latest security and productivity innovations, as well as the continued integration of Microsoft Edge and Microsoft 365. Our mission is to be the best browser for business and your input is a key ingredient. We’ve been listening and learning from you, and we’ll share how all of that feedback fits into Microsoft Edge.
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Microsoft Surface | Delivering the best in modern end point security from Microsoft
Mary Beth Anderson, Frank Buchholz
In today’s hybrid workplace, security is more important than ever. The Surface engineering team has been using a unified approach to firmware protection and device security since 2015 through complete end-to-end ownership of hardware design, firmware development and device updates and management. Hear from subject matter experts across Microsoft, how Surface and Microsoft 365 give people the freedom to work their way from anywhere, protected by Microsoft security and modern manageability.
Top reasons why customers love Microsoft Edge
Microsoft Edge launched just over a year ago, and it’s been a whirlwind year! Come learn why both end-users and IT admins love using Microsoft Edge, why using Microsoft leaves everyone more secure, and what’s next.
Deep dives, demos and more opportunities for Q&A
For those looking for in-depth digital learning and demos on the topics discussed in our live and featured on-demand sessions, we’ll be releasing new content in the Video Hub on Tech Community. We’ll also hold daily Windows Office Hours on Tech Community through the conference. For more detailed information on these activities, see the post on Windows & Devices at Microsoft Ignite 2021: March edition in the Windows IT Pro Blog.
Hope you can join us!
Windows is a known entity, but the potential for innovation is still vast. We invite to take this journey with us at Microsoft Ignite 2021 and thank you for being part of the Windows family!