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The Windows Server team is super excited to be launching Windows Server 2016 at the upcoming Ignite event on September 26-30. (The event is sold out, but sessions will be available online).

As you may already know, security has been one of our main focus areas for this release. Windows Server 2016 includes layers of security that help prevent attacks and detect suspicious activity with new features to control privileged access, protect virtual machines and harden the platform against emerging threats.

We wanted to give you a little preview so we asked the product team to record a brief demo of the new features they built.

To kick off, here is Jian (Jane) Yan, talking about protecting credentials from Pass the Hash attacks using Credential Guard and Remote Credential Guard:


Ryan Puffer shows us how to manage privileged identity using Just Enough administration:


Jane demonstrates Device Guard, which helps control what runs on your server so that you can lock down highly sensitive servers and make sure your environment is running authorized code:


Tigran Shahbazian (and Dean Wells) demo how you can better detect threats using Microsoft Operations Management Suite and new Windows Server 2016 security events:


And last but not least, Dean Wells demos Shielded Virtual Machines, which help you protect your virtual machines in a compromised fabric:


We have an exciting lineup of sessions at Ignite and we would love to see you all there.

Session Code Speaker Time
Explore Windows Server 2016 Security BRK2152 Dean Wells 9/27/2016 – 10:45
Discover Shielded VMs and learn about real world deployments BRK3126 Dean Wells 9/27/2016 – 14:15
Protect your infrastructure and applications with Windows Server 2016 security BRK2146 Dean Wells, Jane Yan 9/28/2016 – 12:30
Secure privileged access from active attacks BRK2145 Ryan Puffer, Mark Simos 9/29/2016 – 9:00
Dive into Shielded VMs with Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V BRK3124 Dean Wells, Lars Iwer 9/29/2016 – 10:45


And of course, if you’d like to give these technologies a run, we have prepared Hands-on Labs so that you can try them out.

Lab Code
Breach resistance security in Windows Server 2016 (Device Guard, Credential Guard) IDL3073
Privileged identity role based management using PowerShell Just Enough Administration IDL4002
Walk through shielded VM step by step IDL3048


Our team is looking forward to meeting you all at the Ignite sessions and in the Windows Server booth at Ignite.