Microsoft Technical Takeoff 2022

Join Microsoft for four days of demos, deep dives, and live Ask Microsoft Anything (AMA) sessions from October 24-27, 2022, led by Microsoft engineering and designed to get you up to speed on the latest features, capabilities, and scenarios for Windows11 and Microsoft Intune, including Windows 365 and much more. There will be experts from the engineering and product teams ready to answer your questions during each session.

How do you participate?
Go to and select the sessions you want to attend, and then click on RSVP to save your spot, receive event reminders, and have the ability to post your questions in advance and also during the event. (Note: You must be signed in to the Tech Community to RSVP and participate in the live Q&A, but sessions can be viewed without signing in). See the video below for a quick tutorial on how to sign up.

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See below for a listing of the deep dive sessions, demos, AMAs, and the Office Hours.

All times below listed for Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)

Monday, October 24

7:00 AMLet’s talk Windows and Intune
7:30 AMDefault hardening in Windows 11, version 22H2
8:00 AMZero in on Zero Trust with unified endpoint security management from Microsoft
8:30 AMWindows 365 security best practices
9:00 AMAMA: Cloud attach vs. cloud only: the debate
10:00 AMWhen is my device going to update?
10:30 AMIntroducing advanced endpoint management solutions for Microsoft Intune
11:00 AMWhat’s new and how to deploy Windows 365 Business
11:30 AMProviding access to on-premises resources for mobile devices using Microsoft Tunnel

Tuesday, October 25

7:00 AMWindows Autopilot: notes from the field
7:30 AMPolicy management with Microsoft Intune
8:00 AMManage and secure Cloud PCs and your workforce with Microsoft Intune
8:30 AMYour guide to going cloud-native
9:00 AMWindows Update for Business deployment service + Intune: the latest and greatest
9:30 AMWindows 365: Enhance the end user experience with cloud-optimized PC management
10:00 AMMeet the new Windows Update for Business reporting experience
10:30 AMSecuring corporate credentials with Enhanced Phishing Protection
11:00 AMThe Store of the future
11:30 AMWindows 365 end-user experiences: what’s new and what’s next

Wednesday, October 26

7:00 AMJump into modern managed devices with Azure AD Join
7:30 AMGrouping, targeting, and filters: recommendations in Microsoft Intune
8:00 AMManaging local admin account passwords in AD and Azure AD
8:30 AMBalancing security and flexibility when implementing Windows Defender Application Control (WDAC)
9:00 AMUnderstanding Azure Virtual Desktop and Windows 365 for hybrid work
9:30 AMBuilding a tamper resilient endpoint with Microsoft Intune and Microsoft Defender
10:00 AMFeedback wanted! Making the admin experience great in Microsoft Intune
11:00 AMCitrix HDX Plus for Windows 365 deep dive
11:30 AMAdvanced management of Universal Print

Thursday, October 27

7:00 AMConfiguration as Code in Microsoft Intune
7:30 AMWhat is a policy? And why shouldn’t I set registry keys?
8:00 AMWindows 365 Government: setup and configuration
8:30 AMAMA: Windows Autopatch
9:30 AMWindows 365 provisioning and Azure Network Connection (ANC) internals
10:00 AMAMA: Delivery Optimization & Connected Cache
10:30 AMIncrease productivity for shift and part-time workers with Windows 365
11:00 AMAMA: Device Health Attestation – security benefits and integrations
11:30 AMHow to build app confidence with Test Base

As of Sunday, October 23, 2022, we have added a Microsoft Edge AMA on Wednesday, October 26th at 12PM PT. Check it out:

I’m excited for this event which a handful of us at Microsoft helped organize, planned and produced this amazing technical event for IT pros. Looking forward to seeing you at Microsoft Technical event, for you learning, and engagements.

Transportation For MMS Jazz New Orleans

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MMS Jazz Edition Conference is the 2nd edition of the MMS Conference in 2019, which will be held in New Orleans from November 11-13, 2019. This post will cover the various transportation options such as from the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) to the Hotel Monteleone located in the French District, as well as transportation in New Orleans.

Getting from the airport to hotel:

  • Airport Shuttle

Shuttle service is available from the airport to the hotel for $24.00 per person/one-way or $44.00 per person/round-trip. You are limited to 3 bags per person and additional baggage may be subject to extra fees. You can purchase the tickets at Airport Shuttle ticket booths located on the first level throughout the Baggage Claim area at the airport. Visit for more information.

  • Taxi

Taxi rides will cost $36.00 from the airport to the French Quarter for up to 2 people. For 3 or more passengers, there will be a $15.00 per additional person charge. Taxi booths are located on the first level outside of Baggage Claim 1 and 14. You have to wait in line at one of these booths for taxi service. They accept credit card payments.

  • Uber and Lyft

Uber and Lyft is available from the Airport. Meet your ride outside of the Ground Transportation Center located on the first floor of the Short-Term Parking Garage by crossing the pedestrian crosswalk located outside of Baggage Claim 6. The cost is approximately $35 one-way. See fare estimators below:
Uber at MSY
Lyft at MSY

  • Car Rental

The Consolidated Rental Car Facility (CONRAC) is available for car rentals from 9 care rental companies (Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Payless, Thrifty). To get to CONRAC, exit the Baggage Claim area at level 1 near Baggage Claims 12-14 and take a short walk to the right down a covered walkway to the rental facility. Visit the Rental Information page for more details.

  • Mass Transit

The Jefferson Transit Authority (JET) and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) provides 9 daily departures to downtown New Orleans. To utilize this service, you have to use the bus stop located on the outer lanes of the second floor, outside the Concourse C Lobby Information Booth.

The Airport-Downtown Express (E2) Bus operated by JET will cost $2 and takes approximately 50 minutes. More information on JET is available here:

RTA provides the Airport Express (202) Bus service and the fare is $1.50. For more information on the RTA service, visit:

  • Airport Limousine

If you fancy riding in style in a limousine, you have this option as well from the airport.
A-Airport Limousine is the official service provider for Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. You can request for a limousine at one of the A-Airport Limousine’s kiosks located in the Baggage Claim area on level 1.

Rates will range from $58 for 2 passengers and up to $118 for 8 passengers, and will depend on the type of vehicle. For more information: or call 504-305-2450. 

Getting around New Orleans

  • Pedicab

Pedicabs can offer a convenient way to get around the French Quarter and other areas. Pedicabs will cost you $5 for the first 6 blocks and $1 for each additional block per person. These fares are mandated by the city of New Orleans.

The following 3 pedicab companies operate in New Orleans: 
Bike Taxi Unlimited (504-891-3441)
Need a Ride Pedicabs (504-488-6565)
NOLA Pedicabs (504-274-1300)

  • Streetcars

These are iconic and a fun way to travel. In fact, the St. Charles streetcars which is one of the 4 main routes, is the oldest continuously operating streetcar in the world. The streetcar fare is $1.25 one-way and exact change is required. You can purchase the Jazzy Pass or use the Go Mobile smartphone app.

Board one of the dark green colored streetcars at Carondelet and Canal Street and let it take you through the Central Business District, the Garden District and past the uptown universities.

The red and yellow Canal streetcars offer two options: a direct route to the cemeteries or a trip to the entrance of City Park and the New Orleans Museum of Art. When boarding from Canal Street in the French Quarter, pay attention to the signs on the front of the streetcar for which option to choose.

The Riverfront line offers easy transportation between the French Market and the Aquarium of the Americas and Riverwalk area, while the Loyola Avenue/Union Passenger Terminal loop makes it easy to get from the Amtrak train and Greyhound bus stations to the French Quarter.

  • Other

Hop-On Hop-Off sight-seeing bus:
Uber and Lyft

Hope this information is helpful for your transportation needs and for your visit to New Orleans. Enjoy #MMSJazz which is going to be a great event.