Welcome to your guide to everything coming from Surface at Microsoft Ignite, Oct 12-13.
Ignite lets you hear the latest insights from Microsoft leaders, product experts and partners. Connect with your peers, level up your skillset, and explore the latest technological innovations! This year’s hybrid event features a free digital experience open to all attendees worldwide. Plus, we’re hosting a Seattle flagship experience supported by six local, regional spotlights delivering in-person experiences and localized content in China, France, Germany, Japan, Latin America and the UK.
Join us as we celebrate Surface’s 10-year anniversary and discover how the newest lineup of Surface devices with Windows 11 unlocks the next generation of hardware innovation. See how organizations can enable productivity while maintaining security and control with protection from Microsoft Surface. All while improving IT efficiency and reducing overhead and support costs, allowing you to do more with less.
Click the session names below to add them to your schedule (aka “digital backpack”) —then add this post to your favorites as ‘we’ll be updating it each day with links to all our announcements, depth-on-demand sessions and post-conference activities. And for all the latest news and information coming from Microsoft Surface, check out the Microsoft Devices blog.
Register to Attend
Be sure to register to attend. The digital event is free and open to all attendees worldwide, with content, sessions, and experiences delivered across time zones.
Link to register: https://register.ignite.microsoft.com/
By registering, you can view sessions, add them to your calendar, participate in skilling, join attendee connection experiences, and much more. In addition, this year’s Ignite has multiple opportunities to attend in-person* events around the world, which include:
The Seattle Flagship Event
Microsoft Ignite Spotlight experiences
Note some in-person attendee experiences may have reached capacity.
Check out the great lineup of keynote and interstitial sessions and see if you can spot some familiar hardware featured across demos and customer case studies. ‘
Wed, Oct. 12: 9-9:40 a.m. Pacific Time
Day 2 Keynote | Windows: Building what matters most for your business
Thu, Oct. 13: 9– 9:40 a.m. Pacific Time
Wed, Oct. 12: 11:35–11:55 p.m. Pacific Time
Wed, Oct. 12: noon-12:30 p.m. Pacific Time
Wed, Oct. 12: 2–2:30 p.m. Pacific Time
*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
Wed, Oct. 12, 1:15–2:10 p.m. PST
OD24 | Advanced Security and Management Solutions for Hybrid Work from Microsoft Surface: Learn from Microsoft experts about the latest security advancements. With continuing cyber-attacks, Surface and Windows are building industry-leading security with hardware and software.
OD25 | Demystifying AI, NPU, and Machine Learning within Microsoft Surface to enable better hybrid work: Learn from experts across Microsoft and Qualcomm as they discuss hardware and software innovations in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning through hardware advancements. We will dive into AI, Neural Processing Units, and Machine Learning functionality in our latest products designed to enable better hybrid work and learning scenarios.
Ask the experts: Wed, Oct. 12, noon-12:45 p.m. PST.
ATE |Ask the Experts: Behind the scenes tips and tricks for IT Pros with Microsoft Surface Engineering: This is your chance to speak to Surface experts from Commercial Engineering, Customer Experience, Security and Post-Launch Engineering to learn how Surface decides what new features to include in our Commercial products, how Surface is strengthening endpoint security and how we build our products with quality.
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:
Note: Links to these sessions will be available starting Oct. 12.
Surface Skilling Sessions
What is a Microsoft Ignite without technical skilling? Surface is bringing a fantastic lineup of skilling labs for those attending the Seattle event in person.
WACSL114 | Getting to know Microsoft Surface Hub 2S
Wed, Oct. 12 – 1-1:45 p.m. PST
Thu, Oct. 13- 10-10:45 a.m. PST
Thu, Oct. 13- noon-12:45 p.m. PST
If prescriptive learning and exam preparation are what you’re looking for, watch for Learning Paths coming from Surface to Worldwide Learn. We’ll be publishing a new learning path in December. Check back here for the link.
Surface Immersion Experience
Located in Hall 4C of the Washington State Convention Center
If you attend the Seattle flagship event, please join us as we celebrate 10 years of Surface innovation and showcase the latest devices. Meet and connect with the engineers, designers, and product creators who bring Surface to life, get hands-on with devices and explore how hardware innovation is unlocking software experiences.
Ignite Regional Spotlights
Wherever you are joining us, this ‘year’s Ignite is bringing content to your time zone. Join us at our regional spotlights as we bring together local conversations on global ideas. Check out all the latest local content via the links below.
Spotlight on China
Spotlight on France
Spotlight on Germany
Surface devices and the content will be integrated into multiple main-stage presentations. Check out all the content from the Germany spotlight event and spot Surface driving key experiences for Teams, Microsoft 365, Windows and more.
Additionally, Surface will have a presence with all the latest devices and experts to connect with attendees.
Spotlight on Japan
In addition to the sessions linked below, the Surface team will feature space on the show floor in the expo area featuring the latest Surface devices and celebrating 10 years of Surface.
Spotlight on Latin America
Spotlight on United Kingdom
Be sure to amplify Surface news and Surface session details using the combination of these hashtags: #SurfaceForBusiness and #MSIgnite. Be sure to watch the Surface LinkedIn.