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Nov 15, 2018

Demo-packed tour of modern compute options in Azure with tips on how to plan, build or move your apps to the cloud presented by CVP of Azure Compute, Corey Sanders.

He describes your options to both deploy and manage your workloads so you can quickly lift and shift your apps using virtual machines and IaaS or modernize them by re-architecting or completely rebuilding them using serverless options or micro-service based solutions. Corey also demonstrates Azure Container Instances with new burst compute capabilities and Service Fabric Mesh - a new option well-suited for .NET developers to simply bring your code without the need to manage or scale underlying compute infrastructure.

Session THR2325 - Filmed Tuesday, September 25, 16:00 EDT at Microsoft Ignite in Orlando, Florida.

Subject Matter Expert:
Sanders is responsible for the product and strategy of the Azure Compute team. He has been in the Azure team for 9 years and Microsoft for 14 years. Corey was the creator of Azure Virtual Machines (Infrastructure-as-a-service) and his service responsibilities now include Azure Virtual Machines (both Windows and Linux), Containers, Kubernetes, Service Fabric, Event Grid, Service Bus, and Batch Computing. The Azure revenue for the services Corey is responsible for exceeds $2 billion (yearly run rate). Corey is also responsible for the compute technology supporting large Microsoft internal services like Bing. Prior to Azure, Corey spent five years as a developer in the Windows Serviceability team. In Windows Serviceability, Corey owned networking, kernel, and install technologies of all released versions of Windows.

Nov 15, 2018

An end-to-end look at IT pro updates for device and app readiness for Windows 10 and Office 365 ProPlus. Lead engineer Amesh Mansukhani demos your options and offers real-world guidance for getting off older versions of Office and Windows. Includes updates to Windows Analytics with built-in Office compat, OCT integration with SCCM, how to manage updates and more.

Related Resources:

Windows Analytics:
www.aka.ms/WindowsAnalytics

Desktop App Assure for help with application compatibility remediation:
www.aka.ms/DesktopAppAssure

Session THR2315 - Filmed Wednesday, September 26, 16:00 EDT at Microsoft Ignite in Orlando, Florida.

Subject Matter Expert:
Amesh Mansukhani is a Sr. Program Manager focused on Office 365 ProPlus deployment methodologies within enterprise organizations. Amesh originally joined Microsoft in 2003 and has had the opportunity to work on Windows security, Windows Mobile and identity & access technologies. For over 15 years Amesh main focus has been on multi-tenancy applications and services. With the advent of cloud solutions and Office 365, Amesh has been at the forefront of the software as a service (SaaS) evolution and has helped many mid-to-large enterprises take advantage of cloud solutions such as Exchange online, Exchange Online Archiving and Exchange Online Protection in addition to other SaaS solutions.

Nov 13, 2018

The latest updates to Microsoft Stream - your intelligent and integrated video service in Office 365, presented by lead engineer Vishal Sood. We'll look at the new capability to create and stream live events and admin updates for managing Microsoft Stream.

Session THR2322 - Filmed Thursday, September 27, 10:10 EDT at Microsoft Ignite in Orlando, Florida.

Subject Matter Expert:
Vishal Sood, Partner Group Program Manager, Microsoft Stream

Nov 13, 2018

Mark Russinovich explains Azure Confidential Computing, opening up new opportunities for the processing of sensitive data in the Cloud using secure enclaves and trusted execution environments. Mark presents the core concepts and demonstrates the underlying tech, including new silicon-based approaches with Intel SGX chipsets, the upcoming Azure Confidential Computing DC-series virtual machines and the upcoming software development kit (SDK) that make it easier to create apps that keep your important data and algorithms confidential during computation.

Session THR2322 - Filmed Thursday, September 27, 11:20 EDT at Microsoft Ignite in Orlando, Florida.

Subject Matter Expert:
Mark Russinovich is Chief Technology Officer for Microsoft Azure, Microsoft’s global enterprise-grade cloud platform. A widely recognized expert in distributed systems and operating systems, Mark earned a Ph.D. in computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. He later co-founded Winternals Software, joining Microsoft in 2006 when the company was acquired. Today he remains the primary author of the Sysinternals tools and website, which include dozens of popular Windows administration and diagnostic utilities. Mark is a popular speaker at industry conferences such as IPExpo, Microsoft Ignite and Build, and RSA Conference. He has also authored several nonfiction and fiction books, including the Microsoft Press Windows Internals book series, as well as fictional cyber security thrillers Zero Day, Trojan Horse and Rogue Code.

Nov 13, 2018

First look at the unified admin experience for Microsoft 365 which gives you a common entry point for Windows, Office 365 and Enterprise Management + Security. We’ll show you updates to the Admin Center, where you can customize your view with tasks, insights, and usage reporting, a more streamlined user-centric management experiences with your most common tasks and most user controls available per user in one consolidated view. See intelligent recommendations to guide you through first-time setup and ongoing configuration of Microsoft 365 and related services.

Session THR2318 - Filmed Wednesday, September 26, 11:20 EDT at Microsoft Ignite in Orlando, Florida.

Subject Matter Expert:
Brian Besand has been empowering admins to optimize their everyday tasks, dive deep on the details, make data driven decisions, and deliver the best possible end user experience.

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