It’s almost time for Ignite, where Windows Server 2016 will have it’s official launch, and I’ve gone through the session listing to give an idea of which ones might be appropriate for you to check out next week when the recordings start to become available. Yesterday I covered Windows 10 Deployments And Upgrades, and in today’s post I’ll focus in on Windows 10 integration with cloud services.
On their own, each technology brings massive benefits to organizations. So what happens when you start to bring them together? This session explores how Windows 10 is “better together” with complimentary partner technologies rather than playing on its own.
With each rollout of Windows 10, Microsoft IT has enabled enterprise features for its own global enteprise. Learn more about how we have enabled modern mobile experiences including Microsoft Azure AD Join, remote access with Windows Hello for Business, Windows Information Protection and more.
Microsoft Azure AD Premium provides great features for devices. 90% of organizations have deployed Active Directory over the years and there are millions (if not hundreds of millions) of domain joined devices in the world. By [auto-]registering these devices to Azure AD, organizations will get instant value. Microsoft Windows 10 devices will enable new user experiences like Enterprise Roaming of Settings and Microsoft Passport for Work, and for IT of the great anticipated capabilities has been the ability to protect identities and resources using device-based conditional access. Discuss how appealing this scenario is for organizations today.
Join us for a deep dive on two new deployment tools for Windows devices in education, improving shared cart and 1:1 deployments. The first half of this session discusses and demos the Set up School PCs app, focused on delivering a simplified workflow for setting up new devices for cloud-first deployments. We know many of you have existing infrastructure to connect to, such as Microsoft Active Directory, therefore the second half of the session covers improvements to the Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer, simplifying provisioning for IT-led deployments.
Azure Active Directory Connect is the simplest way to integrate AD and other on-premises directories with Azure Active Directory. Combining the capabilities of sync, SSO and health monitoring makes Azure AD Connect one powerful tool. Azure AD Connect allows an organization to quickly, in a few simple steps, integrate their directories with Express Settings. It also supports more complex, customized scenarios. In this session we’ll explore existing and new capabilities in Azure AD Connect and talk about some advanced scenarios that really provide value to the Hybrid enterprise