Microsoft Ignite 2016 Preview of the Best Sessions

Microsoft Ignite comes to Atlanta Sept. 26-30, 2016.If you didn’t manage to get a ticket to Microsoft Ignite 2016, you are not quite out of luck. You can still watch Ignite live streaming sessions as they become available on Sept. 26-30.

We highly recommend watching it. It represents one of the best opportunities for people from IT, software, security, cloud computing and other tech spheres to gather, share ideas and inspire each other. It covers so much more than Microsoft products, too, with lateral thinking strategies that can apply to multiple platforms and environments.

So mark your calendar to watch some of the best presentations you will see all year. If you are having trouble parsing through their Ignite session options, consider watching some others we highly recommend, including the following.

Drill for Data Diamonds

Instructor: Naomi Moneypenny

As more of the tech world comes to evangelize the power of analytics, learning the nitty gritty of an efficient data structure will become more and more critical. This session covers how organizations can transition to data-based decision making in the broad sense, as well as specific suggestions as to how infrastructure design, process engineering and collaboration design can enhance your data mining goals.

Dive deep into Application Performance using Query Store in SQL Server 2016 and Azure SQL Database

Instructor: Borko Novakovic

Query Store is a new and incredibly helpful feature of SQL Server 2016 that aims to help troubleshoot performance drops. Think of it as an application data “flight recorder” that can help you quickly identify problems with performance speed and stability. This session will cover the basics of Query Store before delving into specific example use cases and feature demos.

Find out Everything You Wanted to Know about SHA-1 to SHA-2 Migrations

Instructor: Roger A. Grimes

Online applications will soon need an upgrade from SHA-1 to SHA-2 certificates, or users may suffer from a large depreciation in functionality. This session helps lay out the thinking behind the switch and how web developers and applications developers can adjust.

Use Azure Security Center to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Threats

Instructor: Sarah Fender

If your organization or end users use Microsoft Azure Security Center, you will absolutely want to attend this session. It covers the whole gamut of security issues, including prevention, detection and response to threats for cloud computing environments both on the front and back ends. This session includes some real-world examples, best practices and insights from a few customers who have already used the product.

Secure Privileged Access from Active Attacks

Instructors: Mark Simos, Ryan Puffer

This security session will cover how Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10 can work together to protect data centers and hosting environments from privileged identity-sourced attacks. You will learn how to create a secure, deployable infrastructure that can help you manage and protect privileged access accounts. Systems referenced include MIM’s Privileged Access Management, Windows 10, and Windows Server 2016 Shielded VMs/Guarded Fabric/Just Enough Administration (JEA) features.

Get Started with Windows 10 IoT Core and the Raspberry Pi

Instructor: Michael Blumenthal

This class sounds downright cool! Learn how to use Windows 10 IoT core and a Raspberry Pi 2 in order to control general purpose input/output pins. By the end of the course, you will be able to control LED arrays and motors in C#.

Bring Your iOS Apps to Windows

Windows Bridge aims to help those familiar with iOS SDK branch out and bring their applications to other environments, without having to rebuild their code from the ground up. Best of all, you can reuse most of your Objective-C codebase during the process. This session promises to dive deep in these subjects and provide tools for evaluating software candidates for the bridge.

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