I’m speaking at NIC Future Edition

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Nordic Infrastructure Conference Speaker

For its seventh edition, the theme for the annual Nordic Infrastructure Conference (NICConf) is Future Edition. Raymond Comvalius and I are delivering sessions again. It’s our fourth edition of this fantastic event and we’re looking forward to it!


About the Nordic Infrastructure Conference

The Nordic Infrastructure Conference (NICConf) provides IT and business professionals with unmissable networking and learning experiences from the leading Global IT experts.

NIC is the industry’s foremost collaboration and learning event offering global best in class content and structure, delivered by some of the leading technical IT speakers in the world. The main focus is on Cloud technology, automation & management, security, client & server, collaboration and productivity & analytics.

NICConf will be hosted for the seventh time from January 31 to February 2, 2018. Its location will be the Oslo Spektrum in the heart of Oslo, Norway, again. James Whittaker, Microsoft Distinguished Engineer and Tech Evangelist, is scheduled to deliver the keynote on February 1.


About our sessions

Raymond and I deliver two 60-minute sessions:

Azure Multi-Factor Authentication: Who do you think you are?

February 2, 2018 8:30AM – 9:30AM, Room 8

Passwords have been introduced to solve the authentication problems decades ago. Today, we have different challenges and we need more in-depth solutions for authentication assurance. Office365- and Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) offer this solution for both your organizations' cloud and on-premises resources. Your organization will no longer be in the dark on the person on the other side of the line: it's really you and you've got the means to prove it!

With several large and complex Azure MFA implementations and upgrades under their belts, Sander Berkouwer (Directory Services and Enterprise Mobility MVP) and Raymond Comvalius (Windows IT Pro MVP) share their experiences with these products, their licensing, on-premises deployment scenarios, end-user expectations and the inner workings of the product line-up, including MFA Server, the Security Graph and Azure AD Identity Protection.

Looking for your next-generation identity primer? Look no further!


Achieving productivity without an on-premises infrastructure: Mission Impossible?

February 2, 2018 2PM – 3PM, Room 4

The daily announcements from Microsoft on cloud-based opportunities for organizations, might give you the idea that your organization might be able to achieve productivity without an on-premises infrastructure, too. How do you, as a system administrator for a large organization, embrace these new possibilities and get rid of the square footage, cooling needs, firewalls and even your Domain Controllers? Can you go 100% cloud?

Dive into the full stack of Microsoft cloud possibilities and impossibilities with Sander Berkouwer (Directory Services and Enterprise Mobility MVP) and Raymond Comvalius (Windows IT Pro MVP). With their 'Trust, but verify' view on these items, they'll share their real-life experiences with bringing organizations to the cloud, embracing a dual cloud provider strategy and the often-overlooked exit strategies you'll need to have.

Find out why Group Policies, VPNs and typical file servers are rapidly becoming remnants of a long gone era in systems management and productivity. In the process, gain an end-to-end overview, featuring the latest and greatest Windows and Azure technologies to achieve the goals on your organizations horizon.


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