Windows 11 will be a focus of Microsoft Ignite, including at least 30 sessions related to the OS

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What you need to know

  • Microsoft Ignite will run from November 2-4, 2021.
  • The event's session catalog now includes details about content that will be covered during the all-digital event.
  • At least 30 Ignite sessions will relate to Windows 11.

Microsoft Ignite runs from November 2-4, 2021. Technical demos, Q&A sessions, technical deep dives, and other content will be streamed during the all-digital event. Microsoft opened registration for Ignite in September 2021, but didn't share details about event sessions at the time. The Microsoft Ignite website now shows information for the sessions that will be held at the event.

Unsurprisingly, Ignite will have several sessions that focus on Windows 11. Microsoft's new operating system launched earlier this month. Microsoft's website for Ignite lists sessions on why organizations should adopt Windows 11, reducing security risks with Windows 11 and Surface hardware, and managing Windows updates. In total, there are 30 listed sessions related to Windows 11 at the time of publication.

As pointed out by, some of the content that appears when searching for "Windows 11" is only tangentially related to the new operating system. For example, the first result that appears is for using Windows 365 for hybrid work.

Ignite is generally aimed at IT professionals. In addition to sessions focusing on Windows 11, the Ignite catalog lists sessions for Microsoft Teams, Azure, and several other Microsoft services.

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella will kick off the event on November 2, 2021 at 11:15 AM EST. The description of Nadella's keynote reads:

Our economy and society is undergoing a sea change of digitization. Satya will talk about emerging technology trends and innovations across the Microsoft Cloud that will transform every business and industry going forward.

If you would like to virtually attend Microsoft Ignite, you need to register for the event through Microsoft's website.

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