Ignite 2017 – Modern IT with Windows 10 Sessions

It’s almost that time of year, Microsoft’s Ignite event takes place in September, and here are a few of the sessions that focus on Windows 10 to help give you an idea of which ones you might want to consider attending, or alternatively, and more likely for the majority, watch online after the fact. As these posts continue there will most likely be overlap between technologies, so I will try to avoid posting the same recommendation twice. That first session looked so good it's getting repeated!

Windows 10 management with Microsoft 365 Business (Repeated)

In this session, learn what Microsoft 365 Business brings to Windows users and devices, getting a deeper understanding of how Azure Active Directory and Microsoft Intune work together to enable upgrade and management scenarios.

Make Windows devices more secure by taking them out of your existing infrastructure

Can an Internet connected device joined to Azure Active Directory really be safer for a company than a traditional domain joined PC? Come and find out how in this session. Learn how to get the most out of an Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) subscription. Learn also to how maximize device and data security with Windows 10 devices, bringing into the mix EMS and Office 365 for a ‘better together’ strategy.

Why WCD is wicked for modern deployment

The Windows Configuration Designer (WCD) tool allows you to transform off-the-shelf devices rapidly, helping you to bring agility and flexibility to your deployment process.

Windows 10 and the cloud: Why the future needs hybrid solutions

Cloud services have become firmly established in the working day of many companies. Almost everywhere, initiatives or projects are in progress that deal with the workplace of the future. Windows 10, Intune and Azure Active Directory open up new opportunities for cloud-based management, authentication, and administration. Scenarios such as BYOD and COPE let companies think about how users access business resources and apps.

Architect a modern and secure desktop for your organization

Windows 10 and Office 365 ProPlus are optimized for the cloud and deliver value to enterprise organizations beyond any competing client. Learn how to architect end-to-end solutions for deployment, protection, and change management of your modern desktop, including Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS). Learn about the new update model for client updates including types of releases and cadence for both Windows 10 and Office 365 ProPlus. Test

Transition to cloud-based management of Windows 10 and Office 365 ProPlus with EMS

Are you looking to transition the management of Windows 10 and Office 365 ProPlus to the new agentless approach, but don’t know where to start? Join this session to see how you can do this at your own pace with System Center Configuration Manager, Microsoft Intune, Azure Active Directory, and other cloud services.

New modern management features for IT pros

Windows 10 is designed for Modern IT. In this session, we talk about how the different ways you can modernize IT management to get the most out of Windows 10 devices. This session is presented to you by the Windows modern management team alongside Jeremy Moskowitz, 15-year Group Policy and MDM MVP. The session covers the paths we see organizations adopt to move to modern management, when to use modern management, challenges we see and how we recommend addressing them.

Manage Windows devices in the complex hybrid cloud world of today

IT departments today have more challenges than ever when it comes to securing and managing devices, especially when so many are mobile. Check out your options as we evaluate on-premises and cloud-based Microsoft tools to see which works best for your business.

Deploying Windows 10: An overview of what's new and future direction

The process for deploying Windows 10 continues to evolve. In this session, we look at recent improvements that have been introduced, as well as the future direction with new modern deployment techniques.

Deploying Windows 10: User-driven cloud deployment with Windows AutoPilot

Windows 10 introduces new modern deployment capabilities, called Windows AutoPilot, that leverage the cloud to automate the configuration of new PCs without any need for IT to even touch the computer. In this session, learn about Windows AutoPilot and the key cloud-based scenarios that it enables.

Modernize deployment & servicing of Windows 10 & Office ProPlus with Enterprise Mobility + Security

Did you know that you can now replace imaging with a new approach with Windows AutoPilot, Azure Active Directory, and Intune? How about the ability to service Windows 10 and Office 365 ProPlus from the cloud? Join this session to see how you can simplify deployment and servicing in your organization, making your life easier and also lowering TCO.

Group Policy in MDM: Dealing with ADMX backed policies

Windows 10 introduces new management features from MDM. ADMX backed policies introduce Group Policy management. Learn what these policies can do for your systems and how to implement Group Policy from Intune.

Windows devices in Azure Active Directory: Why should I care?

Why should you care about bringing your devices to Azure AD? How about giving your users great productivity experiences while keeping your organizational resources fully protected? Users in Windows 10 will enjoy single-sign-on, consistent settings across devices, bio-metric sign-in to Windows and org. resources with Windows Hello for Business, to name a few. Benefits like Azure AD device- and app-based conditional access and Azure AD Identity Protection will give you the peace of mind you need while enabling productivity in a mobile world. New modern management experiences will enrich your IT experience with devices. Come and learn how to excel as you deploy Windows 10 and manage device identities in your organization.

Use MDM Migration Analysis Tool to accelerate move from group policy to MDM

Do you currently manage your Windows PCs using Group policy, and are you looking to use Mobile Device Management to simplify this? Are you wondering where to start assessing the policies you have configured and which of them are available in MDM today? If so, this session is your dream come true. Come and join us to understand how you can use MDM Migration Analysis Tool (MMAT) to understand what policies you have configured in your environment today and see the extent of MDM availability for these.