This blog post was authored by Vinicius Apolinario, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Windows Server.
This year Windows Server reaches the incredible mark of 25 years in market. If you’re a Microsoft professional, you probably built your career on the Windows platform and we appreciate the trust you deposited on us. The launch of Windows Server 2019 later this year solidifies the importance of Windows Server on Microsoft’s hybrid strategy and now we want to help you take the next step in your career and support you in the journey of either move to the cloud, leverage cloud services on-premises, or evolve your datacenter infrastructure and applications.
To accomplish all that, I’m happy to announce the Windows Server Summit – a half-day virtual event dedicated to Windows Server professionals. This event will bring the Windows Server community together and function as a platform for you to learn more about Windows Server, get updates on the new features and functionalities, and get your questions answered in an interactive Q&A.
Save the date
We’re just a few weeks away from the Windows Server Summit. The event will be on June 26, 2018 at 9:00 AM Pacific Time. We have a packed agenda with tons of good content, lots of demos, and excellent speakers.
Erin Chapple, Director of Program Manager and Arpan Shah, General Manager of Azure Infrastructure Marketing will kick of the event with a keynote to discuss what’s new around Windows Server, Microsoft’s hybrid strategy, roadmap, and much more. After that, we dive into the new functionalities of Windows Server 2019 and Windows Admin Center.
To make the experience even better, we have four different tracks that you can choose to follow:
- Hybrid: We’ll cover how you can run Windows Server workloads both on-premises and in Azure, as well as show you how Azure services can be used to manage Windows Server workloads running in the cloud or on-premises.
- Security: We know security is top of mind for many of you and we have tons of great new and improved security features that we can’t wait to show and help you elevate your security posture.
- Application Platform: Containers are changing the way developers and operations teams run applications today. In this track we’ll share what’s new in Windows Server to support the modernization of applications running on-premises or in Azure.
- Hyper-converged Infrastructure: This is the next big thing in IT and Windows Server 2019 brings amazing new capabilities building on Windows Server 2016. Join this track to learn how to bring your on-premises infrastructure to the next level.
Get started now
The Windows Server Summit is on June 26, 2018, but you can get started now by joining the Windows Insiders program and downloading the Windows Server 2019 preview. Don’t forget to also download Windows Admin Center, the evolution of Windows Server in-box management tools.
We can’t wait to (virtually) see you on June 26th!