Redmond Protocols Plugfest Agenda Released! RRS feed

  • General discussion

  • This year, Office, SQL, and Windows interoperability teams are collaborating to bring you the latest in Open Specifications’ updates as well topics such as Office developer opportunities, data developer opportunities using SQL Server, and Windows Nano Server. Attendees have the opportunity to utilize Office testing tools during the Plugfest. SQL will not be testing during the Plugfest and Windows protocol testing will be available the following week at the Windows Interoperability (IO) Lab.

    The Plugfest agenda is summarized below outlining the major topics on each day.


    Big Data Overview Developer Resources
    Mail, Calendar, and Contacts REST Demonstration
    Office 365 APIs: Office Graph
    Office Add-ins Intro and Development
    Office Developer Opportunity
    Office UI Fabric


    SQL Server 2016
    • AlwaysOn
    • PolyBase
    • R services
    • Real-time operational analytics
    • Speeding up data ingestion and transaction processing with In-Memory OLTP
    • Stretch Database
    Exchange 2016 Protocol Overview
    Office File Formats
    Office Interoperability Test Tools (Test Suites and Open Source Projects)
    Office Network Parsers (Message Analyzer and Fiddler)
    Office Network Parsers (Message Analyzer and Fiddler)
    Office Online (MS-WOPI)
    SharePoint 2016 Protocol Overview


    AD/BYOD test suites and updates
    New and modified protocols for Redstone and Server 2016
    Talk from Canonical
    Tech talk on Auth + Q&A for AD
    Tech talk on Device Management
    Windows 10 telemetry
    Windows server telemetry


    Containers/Nested hyper visor (OR) Secure Shell
    File Sharing
    File Sharing Updates – (FTS/DFSR/Storage Space) and Q&A
    HVRS+RSVD+SQOS – Interative updates and Q&A
    Overview documents: Role of the Message Analyzer parsers and network captures


    Containers/Nestor hyper visor (OR) Secure Shell
    Keynote/Nano Server: The Future of Windows Server Starts Now
    Open Authoring and use of tools such as Markdown and Github
    Windows protocol test suites open source

    A more specified agenda is soon to follow. Stay up to date on agenda updates and accommodations by visiting our new website:

    June 20-24: Windows IO Lab

    The Windows Interoperability (IO) Lab is the opportunity to test your implementation with Microsoft Windows protocol test suites. Register with the Redmond Plugfest.

    Thursday, March 31, 2016 4:28 AM