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Welcome to your guide to all things coming from Surface at Microsoft Ignite, Nov. 2-4, 2021!
At Ignite, discover how the newest lineup of Surface devices with Windows 11 unlocks the next generation of hardware innovation. With PixelSense displays, new pen technology, premium mics and cameras, powerful silicon and versatile form factors, the new Surface devices take Windows innovation to the next level.
Organizations can stay secure and maintain control, from chip to cloud, with protection from Microsoft. Surface helps you mount proactive defenses with security built-in. All while improving IT efficiency and reducing overhead and support costs with devices that optimize Microsoft software in the environments your apps are deployed
Surface is designed for hybrid work. Wherever and however you and your teams work, stay secure and get it all done with Surface devices.
Click on the session names below to add them to your schedule (or digital “backpack”)—then bookmark this post as we’ll be updating it each day with links to all our announcements, depth on-demand sessions and post-conference activities.
Short on time? Jump straight to: Get Registered | Live Programming | Surface at Ignite Sessions | Depth on Demand from Surface | Related Sessions and Experiences | Tech Community Live on November 11 | News and Announcements
Get Registered for Ignite
Don’t miss the digital-only Microsoft Ignite!There is no cost to attend,and registration is now open for all attendees. Sign up today for full access to all the information and innovative content packed into our new two-day agenda.
Wherever you are, we’re coming to you! So get ready to connect with Microsoft experts, technology professionals and customers from around the world during this exciting digital event.
Where: Digital Event
When: Nov. 02 – 04, 2021
Why: Get a look at Microsoft latest technology
Link to Register: Microsoft Ignite Registration Login
Be sure to check out the great lineup of keynote and interstitial sessions and see if you spot some familiar hardware being featured across demos and customer case studies. ‘
Tuesday, Nov. 2 - 8:15 a.m. - 8:50 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time
Tuesday, Nov. 2 - 8:55 a.m. - 9:20 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time
Agile, collaborative, secure: Why adopt Windows 11 today
Tuesday, Nov. 2 - 11:30 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time
Power hybrid work and strengthen your security posture with Microsoft Endpoint Manager
Tuesday, Nov. 2 - 3:30 p.m. - 4:05 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time
Plan to stay tuned in to the main channel? Between all the keynotes and breakouts, see if you can catch two exceptional segments featuring Chief Product Officer Panos Panay. One is a fun, fast-paced conversation on Windows 11 and hybrid work with Wangui McKelvey. The other is a thoughtful, enthusiastic discussion about designing an inclusive Windows 11 for a hybrid world with Chief Accessibility Officer Jennie Lay-Flurrie. These are a great way to hear directly from influential leaders at Microsoft!
*Note dates and times for sessions are subject to change. Be sure to check the Ignite session catalog and tech community pages for the latest updates.
Surface at Ignite Sessions
Reducing security risks in the hybrid workplace with Windows 11 and Surface
Chitra Gopalakrishnan, David Weston, Mark Schreffler, Ramya Chitrakar
Join security experts from across Microsoft to discover how Windows-enhanced, out-of-box security settings pre-installed on Surface devices enable you to reduce security risks by 60% without having to change a single setting.
Ask the Experts
Ask the Experts: What’s new with Surface management, deployment, and security?
Wednesday, Nov. 3 | 10:30 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time
Some exciting new updates and announcements have landed with Microsoft Surface this fall. Join Surface Engineering and Product Group experts as they explore all the updates around new devices, management, and deployment tools across Microsoft 365, Windows 11, Microsoft Teams Rooms and more with Surface. Join our experts as we answer your questions!
Depth on Demand from Surface
To help you further build your technical skills and knowledge, we will have sessions offering deep dives and demos in the Microsoft Surface ITPro Playlist on YouTube—direct from our engineering and product teams!
Here’s a look at all the great Depth on Demand sessions launching during Ignite:
- Centralized Solutions: the Microsoft Surface Management Portal
- Enabling Great Hybrid Working Experiences with Pro X
- Enable Inclusive Hybrid Work and Meetings with Microsoft Surface
- Surface Hub: New Hybrid Meeting Experiences and Manageability Options.
- Simplified Remote Deployment and Management for Hybrid Work with Surface
- Application design and development for Android dual-screen and foldable devices
- Surface Duo | Enabling Enterprise Productivity for Hybrid Work
- Microsoft Mechanics | Manage All Your Surface Devices in a Single Portal — Microsoft Endpoint Manager
Note: Links to these sessions will be available after the keynotes conclude on Day One, starting at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 02.
If prescriptive learning and exam preparation is what you’re looking for, be sure to watch for Learning Paths coming from Surface to Worldwide Learn. We’ll be publishing a new learning path in December. Check back here for a link!
Related Sessions & Experiences
Ignite is bigger than just Surface, and there is a lot of great content to consume! While attending, be sure to check out these additional sessions to get up to speed on the latest from Windows, M365, Security, more!
- Windows 11: The 11 things every organization should know
- Windows 365: Windows in the cloud for hybrid work
- Microsoft Edge - moving to a modern, secure browser with backward compatibility
- Accelerate the Windows 11 journey with Microsoft Managed Desktop
- Endpoint security management with Microsoft Endpoint Manager
- Enabling inclusive hybrid meetings with Microsoft Teams and Teams devices
Foundational Sessions and Skill Building
Intro to Tech Skills: Manage Windows updates in the cloud
Wednesday, Nov. 3 | 9:30 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time
The Blueprint Files: Managing Windows updates in the cloud
Wednesday, Nov. 3 | 11:30 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time
Ask the Experts
Ask the Experts: Deploying and managing Windows
Tuesday, Nov. 2 | 12:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time
Ask the Experts: Microsoft Edge - moving to a modern, secure browser with backward compatibility
Wednesday, Nov. 3 | 11:30 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time
Ask the Experts: Managing Windows updates
Wednesday, Nov. 3 | 12:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time
Conversations in the Alt VR Space
Managing Windows devices in a hybrid world
Tuesday, Nov. 2 | 3:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time
- Always Connected PCs driving digital transformation for the hybrid workforce (microsoft.com)
- Ask the Experts: Protecting Always Connected Windows on ARM PCs for the hybrid workforce (microsoft.com)
Tech Community Live November 11
After Microsoft Ignite is over—and you’ve had a chance to catch up on demand—you may have questions. You’re in luck! Many of the speakers and experts supporting Surface at Ignite will be participating in the Microsoft Tech Community Live Event November 11.
Watch for updates on topics and how to register to attend starting Tuesday, Nov. 2 on this page.
News and Announcements
Be sure to follow us and check out the links below to stay up to date with the latest resources, tips, and information for IT pros from Surface:
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And don’t forget to check out everything coming from our friends in Windows at Ignite here: