Microsoft Ignite 2018 North America in Orlando is only a few weeks away and many of us have begun filling their session builder with interesting sessions, corresponding to their interests and knowledge.
I decided to compile a list of the Active Directory, Azure Active Directory and Enterprise Mobility + Security (EM+S) related sessions at Ignite 2018. I’ve compiled the list below, divided per Ignite session type and arranged by date, since Ignite offers 75-minute breakout sessions, 45-minute breakout sessions and 20-minute theater sessions over five days.
All below sessions are streamed live from Ignite. These can be viewed using a free Microsoft Tech Community account, linked to an Office 365 or Microsoft Account.
Breakout Sessions (75 minutes)
When your goal at Ignite is to learn about the different Active Directory technologies and Group Policy topics, breakout sessions offer the most bang for your buck. In 75 minutes, speakers show technologies with presentations and demos.
BRK2158 – Elevate the security for all your cloud apps and services with the Microsoft CASB – Cloud App Security
BRK2429 – Customer story: How to protect and restore Active Directory from malicious or accidental destruction
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BRK3234 – An IT pros guide to Open ID Connect, OAuth 2.0 with the V1 and V2 Azure Active Directory endpoints
BRK3241 – Enable Azure Active Directory Conditional Access to secure user access while unlocking productivity across Microsoft 365
Breakout sessions (45 minutes)
Microsoft Ignite also offers 45-minute Breakout sessions:
BRK3222 – Control and protect your data through privileged access management capabilities in Microsoft 365
BRK3226 – Secure access to Office 365/Azure Active Directory with new features in AD FS in Windows Server 2019
When a deep-dive is not really necessary, why not opt for a 20-minute session, focusing on a specific part of a technology, explained and/or demoed by experts from the field, featuring real-world examples and cases. Theater sessions at Ignite offer this kind of interaction, and it’s no wonder most of these sessions are led by Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs):
THR3047 – Ensure all your users have strong passwords with Azure Active Directory password protection
THR2064 – Level up on identity-driven endpoint security with conditional access based on device trust
THR3052 – How to add MFA to your Exchange on-premises or Exchange Online mailboxes in 20 minutes or less (Repeat Session)
When you’re not attending Microsoft Ignite, this year, use the above list of Identity-related sessions to convince your manager, next year or watch the live streams (available for all of the above sessions) or recordings (available after roughly 24 hours of the end of the session).
When you are attending Ignite and are into identity, please use the above list to add some identity flavor to your session builder: especially the sessions I’ve denoted with a star are worth your time.
Of course, I invite you to visit my two theater sessions.