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Attention Windows Server customers! Are you running in a hybrid cloud model today? Is it one of your priorities for the coming year? Windows Server has a ton of great new hybrid innovations coming your way. To learn more, check out these sessions next week at Microsoft Ignite:

1. Cloud infrastructure: Enabling new possibilities together

Join Jason Zander, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Azure, as he discusses how companies are changing IT strategies to leverage the cloud and better support digital transformation. In this IT pro-focused, demo-packed session, we examine updates across Azure IaaS, Azure Stack, Azure security and management, and Windows Server. Come see how customers are moving workloads of all sizes, including mission critical applications, to the cloud now, and how Microsoft uniquely supports hybrid cloud requirements to help you adopt Azure more easily.

Room: Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) West Hall C

Time: Monday, September 25, 2017 from 2:15 PM – 3:30 PM Eastern Time

2. Windows Server and hybrid cloud

Jeff Woolsey, Principal Program Manager at Microsoft for Windows Server, is an authority on ways customers can benefit from virtualization, management, and cloud computing across public, private, and hybrid environments. In this session, he shares insights and demos of new ways customers can extend their Windows Server environments to a hybrid cloud model.

Room: Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) West Hall E1

Time: Thursday, September 28, 2017 from 10:45 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern Time

3. Migrating your applications, data and workloads to Azure

Cloud migration is one of the biggest blockers for customers as they look to transition to the speed and efficiency cloud provides. In this session, Michael Leworthy will cover how to best approach application, VM, and database migration, giving you resources and tools to accelerate your success in moving to the cloud. Learn about new tools from Microsoft and our ecosystem that support migrating workloads, applications, and their databases, including real time discovery and application dependency mapping, cost analysis, evaluation of risk, and effective targeting of the cloud environment. Leave this session knowing the exact set of services, processes, and options to use to effortlessly plan and drive your Azure migration.

Room: Hyatt Regency Windermere Y

Time: Thursday, September 28, 2017 from 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM Eastern Time

4. Modernizing your .NET Apps without a rewrite

In this session, we start you on your journey from legacy .NET, WinForms, WCF, and SQL-based applications towards modern, mobile first applications using .NET Core, Visual Studio, Microsoft Azure and containers without having to start over from scratch. We have the tools and the techniques, you have the code. Presented by Taylor Brown and Scott Hunter.

Room: Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) W230

Time: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 from 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM Eastern Time

5. Maximize storage efficiency and conquer distributed file access with Windows Server and Azure Files

For years, you have been locked into expensive proprietary hardware storage solutions. Will Gries and Fabian Uhse, Microsoft program managers, will give you an end-to-end look at how the software-defined storage stack in Windows Server can be paired with new features in Azure Files, including sync and cloud tiering, to create a scalable, distributed storage platform on commodity hardware. We show you how to reduce storage and management costs, achieve global reach with availability SLAs, and seamlessly embrace the cloud – all within your normal OS and hardware refresh schedules.

Room: Orange County Convention Center, W307

Time: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 from 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM Eastern Time

6. Azure Security and Management for hybrid environments

As organizations continue their digital transformation to the cloud, they are faced with the need to secure and manage resources across hybrid environment. Join this session to learn how Azure security and management services help you address these challenges without any secondary tools, and increase agility for your business. Jeremy Winter, Partner Director in Azure Security and Operations Management, will share the new and upcoming technologies to secure and manage your workloads wherever they are.

Room: Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) West Hall F1

Time: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 from 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM Eastern Time

These sessions are a great place to start, but to learn more please see the complete list of Windows Server sessions at Ignite. And if you cannot join us in Orlando, you can still be part of Microsoft Ignite, just join us online!