Microsoft Ignite 2018 – Top Sessions on the Windows Virtual Desktop

Microsoft Ignite 2018

The ThinPrint team working hard at Microsoft Ignite 2018

Ignite is Microsoft’s annual conference for developers and IT professionals. Originally known as TechEd, Microsoft relaunched its conference in 2015 as Microsoft Ignite. And 2018 was a great year for ThinPrint to be taking such an active role at the show as there were more sessions on Remote Desktop Services (RDS) and the modern workplace than in any of the previous years.

If you didn’t get a chance to attend Microsoft Ignite 2018, or even if you did, but didn’t see every session you wanted to – don’t worry. We’ve rounded up some of the most important sessions right here. Just click on the title to view a recording of the session, you’ll also find the slides to the session on that page too.

A tour of Windows Virtual Desktop
This gives you a great overview of the Windows Virtual Desktop and how it delivers a modern desktop in the cloud to any Microsoft 365 or Azure device.

Community tools you should know to optimize your modern workplace
An overview of the best free or low-cost benchmarking, monitoring, and analysis tools.

Measuring perceived end user experience in RDS, and why you should care
This session showed how to build, track, and analyze perceived end user experience in an RDS environment using real-world scenarios – essential for successful deployments.

And so that you can put it all into perspective – Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s keynote.

As of October 2018, Microsoft is in the final stages of its public preview of its Windows Virtual Desktop. You can sign up for this preview here. Microsoft has also chosen seven initial partners to extend their Windows Virtual Desktop service through the Azure marketplace. ThinPrint is the only print vendor among the group which also includes Citrix, CloudJumper, FSLogix, Lakeside Software, Liquidware and People Tech Group.

If you are looking to learn more about the Windows Virtual Desktop, or how printing will be affected, you can contact us at [email protected] to get the latest updates. And keep an eye out for our upcoming webinars too.

Also read Henning Volkmer´s event report about Microsoft Ignite 2018.

Robert Noonan
Robert Noonan has worked at Cortado Holding since 2010. Following his university studies, he worked in software and logistic companies in Ireland, Russia, Austria and Germany. He is resolute about getting to the heart of technology and communicating its benefits, allowing as many as possible to take advantage of the company’s products. Initially coming from a non-tech background, he believes the deciding factor for technology adoption and success remains a focus on simplicity, productivity and ease-of-use for all stakeholders. Robert Noonan holds a degree in International Business and Languages, specialising in international marketing. An avid traveller, he remains passionately interested in culture, language, food and volunteering.