Ignite Sessions For OEM and System Builder Partners - Windows 10 Applications

During the just completed OEM Windows Server 2012 R2 Roadshow I mentioned several ways of keeping up with different products and technologies, and that I would create a few posts that cover these in more detail. This is the ninth post in that series, and it is focused on the sessions that were delivered at the Ignite event (the successor to TechEd and several other events) in Chicago. Windows 10 applications are today's area of coverage.

Windows 10 Universal App Deployment for Enterprises

Learn how organizations can deploy line-of-business apps for Windows 10 PCs and phones, and then manage the lifecycles of those apps. This session explores what's new for Windows 10, and how these capabilities have changed from Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1.

Using the Business Store Portal with Windows 10 Devices

In Windows 10, we are enabling organizations to use the Windows Store to acquire apps and other content in bulk. These capabilities will be delivered via the Business Store Portal, which will support a variety of acquisition, payment, and license management capabilities. In this session, we show how this works, from the initial sign-up process, through the acquisition of licenses, and into a variety of delivery mechanisms that are available. We also talk about how we can assign, track, and revoke licenses as needed.

Business Experiences, Reinvented with Windows Apportals

Built on top of Windows 8.1 or Windows 10, Apportals organize and reveal data and apps that enable users to search less and solve more. This breakthrough functionality pulls together the essential apps and data you need in a single view, combining your third-party LOB apps with Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Azure, and Microsoft Dynamics CRM to create a task-focused, natural user interface that reduces app fatigue and improves productivity. Join this session to learn how Apportals can transform your organization and help you succeed in the emerging mobile-first and cloud-first world.

Microsoft Office: the Next Chapter on Windows 10

The next chapter of Office for Windows is coming soon. In 2015, new Office experiences and apps will be shipping across Windows 10 phones, tablets, PCs and more. On the desktop, get a deep dive on the next release of the classic desktop suite, Office 2016. See the new touch-first, mobile apps for phones and small tablets, now in preview and soon to be available from the Windows App store. These new apps extend Office 365 productivity across your devices so you can take your work on the go, no keyboard or mouse required. Along with new end user experiences for mobile and power users alike, the next wave of Office suites and apps will boast more manageability, security and deployment tools. See it all here first!

What's New in Windows 10 Management and the Windows Store

Windows 10 continues to add new and improved management technologies, to ensure that Windows continues to be the best—and most flexible—operating system to manage. In this session, we talk about all the changes that are coming, including enhancements to built-in mobile device management protocols, new Windows Store and volume purchase program capabilities, sign-on capabilities with organizational IDs (Microsoft Azure Active Directory), sideloading and other app deployment enhancements, and new capabilities being added to other existing management technologies, such as PowerShell, WMI, etc.