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Filter Plugfest 2023

OChapmanMSFTOChapmanMSFT Member Posts: 2

Hello! We are excited to announce that Plugfest 2023 is starting June 5th 2023!!

Since last year’s virtual Plugfest was such a success, Plugfest 2023 is going to continue to be virtual for 2023! Similar to last year, Plugfest 2023 will have VMs hosted on Azure to take the place of physical HW.

What is Plugfest?
The goal of Plugfest is to help you prepare your file system minifilter, network filter, or boot encryption driver for the next version of Windows by performing interoperability testing with other products.

When is Plugfest 2023?
Plugfest 2023 will take place in batches between Monday, June 5, 2023 and Friday June 9, 2023.
Who are we looking for to participate?
Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), developers writing file system minifilter drivers and/or network filter drivers for Windows.

How much does it cost?
FREE - There is no cost to attend this event.

Why should I go?
Here are four major benefits of Plugfest:
• The opportunity to test products extensively for interoperability with other vendors' products and with Microsoft products. This has traditionally been a great way to understand interoperability scenarios and flush out any interoperability-related bugs.
• Get exclusive talks and informative sessions organized by the File System Minifilter team about topics that affect the filter driver community.
• Great opportunity to meet with the file systems team, the network team, and various other teams at Microsoft and get answers to your unanswered technical questions.
• Early exposure to new hardware innovations, that affect filter functionality

How do I register?
Please fill out the registration form below and if you are selected to participate, you will hear back by Friday May 12th, 2023.
Full url link here -

Registration for Plugfest 2023 will close on Friday May 5, 2023 at 11:59PM Pacific.

If you have any additional questions please email our coordinating PM, Olivia Chapman, at [email protected].

-The Microsoft File System Minifilter Team


  • Scott_Noone_(OSR)Scott_Noone_(OSR) Administrator Posts: 3,679
    edited March 2023

    Thanks for the notice! Looking forward to it as always.

    Post edited by Scott_Noone_(OSR) on


  • akanksh_msftakanksh_msft Member Posts: 3

    We have an exciting update to share - Plugfest 2023 will now also include Windows Server!

    You will have access to Windows Server VMs hosted on Azure, to help you prepare your drivers for the next version of Windows Server by performing interoperability testing with other products. You may register a separate team dedicated to server or have one single team, as appropriate to your situation. The event will remain virtual, with no changes to the current schedule. To accommodate these changes, the registration deadline has been extended to Friday May 12, 2023 at 11:59PM Pacific Time.

    Action Needed:

    • If you have already submitted the registration form and would like to extend your participation to include server, please complete the additional form linked below:

    • If you haven’t registered for Plugfest 2023 yet, please use the original registration form below (it has been updated to reflect both Client and Server):

    As a reminder, the event starts June 5th 2023 and we look forward to having you join us for this event. Please reach out to our coordinating PMs ([email protected]) or Olivia Chapman ([email protected]) if you have any questions.

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