Identity-related sessions at Microsoft Build 2021

Microsoft organizes Microsoft Build 2021 as a free digital event between Tuesday May 25th 5 PM CEST and Thursday May 27th 5 PM CEST.

Microsoft Build is Microsoft’s annual conference event, aimed at software engineers and web developers using Windows, Microsoft Azure and other Microsoft technologies. First held in 2011, it serves as a successor for Microsoft's previous developer events, the Professional Developers Conference (PDC) and MIX.

During Build 2021, you can enjoy the following general and Identity-related sessions:


Breakout sessions

BRK234 – Build Zero Trust ready applications starting with the Microsoft identity platform

Speakers: Saeed Akhter and Kalyan Krishna
Dates: Wednesday, May 26 9 PM – 9:30 PM CEST
Thursday, May 27 1 PM – 1:30 PM CEST
Duration: 30 minutes

The Zero Trust model assumes breach and verifies every access request, regardless of origin or access resource. When you are building a Zero Trust ready app, the Microsoft identity platform is here for you. In this session, you will learn how to ensure your app is built according to Zero Trust best practices and is ready to be managed when your customers want to embrace Zero Trust.


Connection Zone sessions

CON059 – Application Authentication in the Microsoft Identity platform

Speakers: John Patrick Dandison and Christos Matskas
Date: Tuesday, May 25 9 PM – 10 PM CEST
Duration: 60 minutes

The Microsoft Identity platform enables developers to build different types of applications to satisfy diverse business requirements. By supporting multiple OAuth 2.0 standard authentication protocols, developers can secure different types of applications such as single page applications (SPA), web apps, mobile or native apps, and services or daemon apps. In this session, you'll learn about implementing different OAuth 2.0 protocol grant types in popular application types.


Ask The Experts sessions

ATESEC001 – Build secure B2C applications with Azure AD External Identities

Speakers: Christer Ljung, Gayan Randeny and Adam Stoffel
Date: Tuesday, May 25 11:30 PM – 12:00 AM CEST
Duration: 30 minutes

Join us for this Ask the Experts session on "B2C applications with Azure AD External Identities". Chat with a Microsoft panel of experts simply listen to the conversation during this 30-minute interactive session.


ATEBRK234 – Build Zero Trust ready applications with the Microsoft identity platform

Speakers: Saeed Akhter, Kalyan Krishna, Kyle Marsh and Jean-Marc Prieur
Dates: Wednesday May 26 10 PM – 10:30 PM CEST
Thursday May 27 2 PM – 2:30 PM CEST
Duration: 30 minutes

Join Microsoft experts for a live Ask-the-Experts session following breakout session (BRK234) "Build Zero Trust ready applications with the Microsoft identity platform.


On-demand sessions

OD481 – Building Well-Architected secure applications with Azure

Speaker: John Patrick Dandison

Have you wondered about building secure applications? This session will introduce the Well-Architected Security pillar and take a deep dive into building secure apps with Microsoft identity platform. Learn to create modern, standards-based authentication solutions as we take you through some fundamental concepts.


OD491 – Down with sign-ups, just sign-in!

Speaker: Matthijs Hoekstra 

Come learn how to use Azure AD Verifiable Credentials (VCs) to issue or accept custom credentials such as Verified Employee or Student as well as verify identity documents, electronic data and biometric authentication. You can use VCs to remotely hire new employees, verify your partners and onboard customers. Best of all, you can enhance existing apps in minutes!. With this new open standards-based approach users can verify once and use their credentials everywhere.


OD500 – Build secure B2C applications​ with Azure AD External Identities

Speakers: Christer Ljung and Gayan Randeny

In this session, we will share best practices for how you can use Azure Active Directory External Identities to customize your user journey and enable a Zero Trust approach to securing your customer-facing applications. We will highlight new features that make it easier for developers to configure user journeys using Azure AD B2C user flows and API connectors, including how to set up custom domains, new identity providers, and advanced security with Identity Protection. Also, join us to see how verifiable credentials and External Identities together can support the next generation of customer identity verification.

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