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



BRK2129 Windows Server: What’s new and what’s next Bernardo Caldas
BRK3182 Windows Server deep dive: Demopalooza Jeff Woolsey
BRK2145 A real-world look at Windows Virtual Desktop, the best virtualization experience, delivered on Azure Pieter Wigleven, Jon Federico
BRK3183 Accelerate your RDS and VDI migration to Windows Virtual Desktop Jon Federico, Pavithra Thiruvengadam
BRK3193 Maximize security with Windows Server 2019 and Azure Derek Adam, Ryan Puffer
BRK3166 OS internals (for nerds only) Mathew John, Arun Kishan
BRK2048 Windows Admin Center: What’s new and what’s next Daniel Lee
BRK3173 Hyper-V roadmap Ben Armstrong
BRK3228 Files are critical to your business: Modernize your file services with Windows Server 2019 and Azure Ned Pyle
BRK3176 Windows container and the Azure Kubernetes Service Taylor Brown, Weijuan Davis
BRK3252 Windows Server on Azure overview: Lift-and-shift migrations for enterprise workloads Elden Christensen, Rob Hindman
BRK3327 Azure Arc: Extend Management and Governance to any Infrastructure Jian Yan, Chris Sanders
BRK2147 Modernize your IT environment and applications with Windows Containers Craig Wilhite, Vinicius Apolinario
BRK3184 Automate and manage your Windows Server environment using Azure Management Services John Messec, Dean Wells
BRK3257 Leverage the cloud to strengthen your on-premises Active Directory security Mark Morowczynski, Charity Shelbourne
BRK3192 Seamless connectivity to Azure with Windows Server and hybrid networking Greg Cusanza
BRK3174 SCOM 2019: Customer Success stories and what’s next Christoph Pfurtscheller, Vithalprasad Gaitonde, Petr Volprecht
BRK3165 Windows Admin Center: Unlock Azure Hybrid value Haley Rowland, Jeff Woolsey
BRK3246 Plan for Z-Day 2020: Windows Server 2008 end of support is coming! Ned Pyle
THR2176 Windows Admin Center: Better together with System Center and Microsoft Azure Samuel Li
THR2146 Automatically monitor, secure and update your on-premises servers from Azure with Windows Admin Center Haley Rowland
THR2140 Get more done with Windows Admin Center third-party extensions Nick Washburn, Matt Wilson
BRK3251 What’s next for software-defined storage and networking for Windows Server Greg Cusanza, John Marlin, Steven Ekren
BRK3244 Azure Guest Configuration, the evolution of Group Policy Michael Greene
BRK3177 Virtual Machine Manager 2019 and Data Protection Manager 2019: Customer success stories and what’s next Christoph Pfurtscheller, Vithalprasad Gaitonde, Brian Garbus
THR2155 Clustering in the age of HCI and hybrid John Marlin
THR2135 Be a Windows Admin Center expert: Best practices for deployment, configuration, and security Jeff Woolslayer
THR2191 Navigate common pitfalls encountered when containerizing Windows Server applications Amber Guo
THR1084 How to re-use your Windows Server licenses in Azure with Azure Hybrid Benefit Manfred Helber, Monojit Bhattacharya
THR2301 Hybrid cloud server infrastructure: your path to hybrid with Windows Admin Center – latest updates. Jeff Woolsey