Active Directory-related sessions at Microsoft Ignite

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Microsoft Ignite in Chicago, IL, is only two weeks away and many of us have begun filling their session builder with interesting sessions, corresponding to our interests and knowledge.

Since I dream Active Directory and Hybrid Identity, I decided to compile a list of the Active Directory and Hybrid Identity related sessions at Microsoft Ignite, targeted at IT Professionals.

I’ve compiled the list below, divided per session type and arranged by date:

 

Break-out sessions

Identity and Access Management Everywhere

Adam Bresson and Nasos Kladakis, Monday May 4th 1:30PM – 2:45PM Level 300

Azure Active Directory and Microsoft Identity Manager are evolving and provide new offerings for all kinds of users and cool features such as new sync tools, administration delegation, B2B and B2C capabilities, secure remote access to on-premises applications, self-service password reset, conditional access, new reports, and more. Join this session to see current and future capabilities and learn how Identity and Access management can take you everywhere.

 

What’s New in Active Directory Domain and Federation Services in Windows Server vNext

Samuel Devasahayam, Tuesday May 5th 1:30PM – 2:45PM Level 300

Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) continues to transform and modernize the enterprise for connecting to cloud services (Azure AD/Office 365) and newer applications and organizations. Come learn about the exciting new capabilities in the next release of Windows Server. We discuss and demonstrate many new features including support for authenticating users in LDAP v3 directories, protocol enhancements for OAuth/OpenID Connect, deployment enhancements, service administrator delegation, improved manageability and many more features targeted at customer problems today. We also discuss security enhancements in Active Directory Domain Services to secure end user as well as administrative access.

 

Enable Your On-Premises Apps for the Cloud with Microsoft Azure Active Directory Application Proxy

Meir Mendelovich, Tuesday May 5th, 3:15PM – 4:30PM Level 300

See how Azure Active Directory Application Proxy can make you on-premises applications shine and accessible. Bring all the capabilities and security of the cloud to your legacy applications by making Azure Active Directory the one stop shop for all your apps, cloud and on-prem. All Azure Active Directory features such as Multi-Factor Authentication, security and auditing applies now for on-premises apps with a minimal effort. Learn how this new technology works and its benefits over traditional on-premises methods.

 

Protecting Windows and Microsoft Azure Active Directory with Privileged Access Management

Mark Wahl, Thursday May 7th 5PM – 6:15PM Level 300

In this session we will cover our strategy and investments in Windows Server, PowerShell, Active Directory, Identity Manager, and Azure Active Directory for addressing the risks of administrator access, through stronger authentication and managing just-in-time and just-enough administrator access.

 

Extending On-Premises Directories to the Cloud Made Easy with Azure Active Directory Connect and Connect Health

Andreas Kjellman and Jen Field, Wednesday May 8th,10:45AM – 12PM Level 300

In this session, we will cover Directory Integration between Active Directory and Azure Active Directory, including new functionalities that the new, powerful, lightweight and simple Azure Active Connect brings. We walk you through our latest experience how we are making it simple and easy to onboard to Azure Active Directory and maintain a common identity infrastructure across on-premises and the cloud. Learn also how Connect Health , a cloud based service, is a key part of our effort to help you monitor and secure your cloud and on-premises identity infrastructure.

 

Real Customer Stories for Azure Active Directory Premium

Eran Dvir and Keith Brintzenhofe, Wednesday May 6th, 3:15PM – 4:30PM Level 300

Learn in detail how Azure Active Directory Premium addresses the modern identity, access, and security needs of customers of all sizes in different industries around the world. The engineering team that developed the service presents in-depth all the capabilities of Azure Active Directory Premium through the lens of everyday customer challenges. Secure access to all kinds of applications, self-service capabilities that have reduced helpdesk costs, security reporting for increased vigilance, auditing and alerting for compliance, integration with existing identity investments and HR applications.

 

Upgrading from FIM to MIM and Azure Active Directory

Mark Wahl, Friday May 8th, 9AM – 10:15AM Level 300

In this session we will cover how to upgrade from Forefront Identity Manager and earlier products to the upcoming Microsoft Identity Manager (MIM), demonstrate how MIM integrates with Azure Active Directory (AD), and review best practices for integrating private and public cloud identity and access management.

 

Taking advantage of Identity capabilities in the Azure Pack

Marc van Eijk and Shriram Natarajan, Friday May 8t 10:45AM – 12PM Level 300 

In this session, we show how to use Microsoft Azure Active Directory (AAD) for authentication in Azure Pack. Additionally, we explore advanced federation scenarios using ADFS including Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA).

 

Microsoft Azure Active Directory and Windows 10: Better Together for Work or School

Jairo Cadena, Friday May 8th 12:30PM – 1:45PM Level 300

Do you want to know how Windows and Azure Active Directory are better together? How Azure AD makes Windows devices great for work or school? How are Windows devices made more secure and convenient by supporting a new set of credentials that prevent credential theft? Do you wonder how you can make your employees or students productive from their personal tablets or phones while managing the risks of access? Come and find the answers in this session where you will learn how Windows 10 connects to your Azure AD tenancy to seamlessly access SaaS applications in the cloud and traditional applications on-premises. You’ll learn what’s needed to enable these experiences whether you are cloud-only, hybrid or have an AD infrastructure on-premises.

 

Instructor-led Labs

Windows Server 2012 R2: New Features in Active Directory Federation Services

Pierre Roman, Friday May 8th 9AM – 10:15AM Level 300

In this lab, you will configure AD FS to enable Workplace Join, configure a relying party trust, configure the Web Application Proxy server role to enable AD FS access for external clients, customize the AD FS sign-in page to improve the user experience, enable user password change for registered devices, and configure multi-factor authentication.

 

Hands-on Labs

Set up Active Directory Federation Services and Sync Using Microsoft Azure Active Directory Connect

During this lab, set up Active Directory Federation Services in a lab environment using OneConnect and also set up Azure Active Directory sync to a trial Azure AD tenant.

 

Troubleshooting Active Directory Lingering Objects

Widely known as the gift that keeps on giving, lingering objects never really go away unless a comprehensive removal solution is implemented. These little buggers are commonly found to be the root cause of many Exchange, Lync and core AD DS service outages. Many outages are resolved after some lengthy troubleshooting only to find the issue return weeks later. In this five DC, three-domain lab environment, work through one of the most challenging Active Directory replication problems seen by customers globally: Lingering object identification and cleanup. In this lab you're given everything needed to eradicate lingering objects from your customer's environment.

 

Implement the Microsoft Azure RMS Connector for File Server

During this lab, configure an on-premises file server to pull RMS templates from Azure Active Directory and encrypt files with them.

 

Windows Server 2012 R2: New Features in Active Directory Federation Services

In this lab, you will configure AD FS to enable Workplace Join, configure a relying party trust, configure the Web Application Proxy server role to enable AD FS access for external clients, customize the AD FS sign-in page to improve the user experience, enable user password change for registered devices, and configure multi-factor authentication.

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