Identity-related Sessions at Microsoft Ignite 2022

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Microsoft’s 2022 Ignite event kicks off on Tuesday October 12, 2022 and runs until Friday October 14, 2022 in some time zones.

After several virtual Microsoft Ignite events, Microsoft Ignite 2022 is the first Microsoft Ignite event Microsoft is bringing back as a hybrid yet cloud-first event. The in-person event takes place at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, a mere 30 minutes from the Microsoft campus in Redmond.

As Identity geeks, we encourage you to attend the following Identity-related sessions at Microsoft Ignite 2022:

Breakout Sessions

BRK50 Zero Trust as Business Driver: 3 Discrete Scenarios

Speakers: Nitika Gupta, Alicia Sanchez Teixeira and Mark Simos
Date and time: Thursday October 13 7PM – 7:25PM CEST
Delivery: Digital

Adopting a Zero Trust approach requires buy-in across the C-suite. As the threat landscape expands, and critical attacks become more common, business leaders across functional areas are increasingly concerned with the cybersecurity approach their organization's take. During this session, Microsoft discusses 5 key business scenarios where implementing a Zero Trust architecture is not only a security priority, but a driver of business results.

BRK53 Secure access and improve efficiency with Microsoft Entra innovations that span Azure AD, Permissions Management, and more

Speakers: Joy Chik, Kaitlin Murphy, Vimala Ranganathan and Kristina Smith
Date and time: Wednesday October 12 9PM – 9:35PM CEST
Delivery: Digital

Economic uncertainty. Escalating cyberthreats. Multi-cloud environments that enlarge the attack surface. As a security professional, you’re on the frontlines of it all, plus being asked to “do more with less.” So… how can you strengthen security while reducing costs? Microsoft shares proactive strategies and demos how you can implement them with new and existing solutions in the Microsoft Entra product family, which includes Azure AD identity and access management.

BRK216 Identity Journey from On-Premises to the Cloud

Speakers: Adwoa Boateng-Kwakye and Ramiro Calderon
Date and time: Thursday, October 13 9 PM – 9:45 PM
Delivery: Digital and in-person

Organizations are trying to reduce their on-premises footprint, eventually turning off Active Directory, and move completely to the cloud. Many struggle with how to make this a reality. Join the Microsoft Identity Engineering team as they discuss strategies and an overall approach to this transition. By the end of this session, you’ll know how to break down this transformational journey into manageable pieces: what you can do today, what other customers are doing on this journey, and things to consider for the future.

Product Roundtable Sessions

PRT041 Improving your DevOps/PowerShell experience with Azure AD

Speakers: Adam Edwards, Ian Farr and Merill Fernando
Date and time: Thursday, October 13 7PM – 8PM CEST
Delivery: Digital

Learn more about how Microsoft is improving the Graph PowerShell experience with Azure AD. Share your DevOps experience and let Microsoft know how they can improve this experience for you.

PRT042 Azure AD Recoverability Futures

Speakers: Tim Springston and Charles Prakash Dasari
Date and time: Tuesday, October 13 4PM – 5PM CEST
Delivery: Digital

Collaborate with the engineering team to shape the future of Azure AD Recoverability! If you are interested in the ability to put Azure AD back in a working state after accidental or malicious changes then this is the session for you. In this roundtable Microsoft shares plans and ideas on expanding recovery capabilities in Azure AD and asks for your take on them. Join this session to participate in a deep dive discussion with Microsoft engineering and your peers, and influence future recoverability.

PRT043 Structuring and scaling your Azure AD app registrations throughout their lifecycle using templates

Speakers: Sai Bandaru, Ari Crowe, Saurabh Madan and Ari Schorr
Date and time: Thursday October 13 10PM – 11PM
Delivery: Digital

Do you want the application registration experience to be structured in your organization? Do you have a need to establish guardrails that enforce app registrations to must contain a minimum set of properties or values during creation and updates? Help improve the app registration experience and help establish guardrails. Join Microsoft to discuss and provide feedback on their proposal to create a templated approach for app management operations and help shape the future of Azure AD app registrations.

PRT044 Bring into Azure AD more sources of user identity with the new Provisioning API and upload capabilities

Speakers: Chetan Desai, Tee Earls 
Date and time: Wednesday, October 12 11PM – 12AM CEST
Delivery: Digital

With the new MS Graph Provisioning API, partners, system integrators (SIs), and other organizations can bring into Azure AD more identities from their trusted systems. Come hear and discuss the scenarios this API will enable, including the ability for HR partners to directly integrate the HR solutions with Azure AD, SIs to offer value-added services built around the capability, and for all organizations to import periodic data dumps from their HR systems of record via CSV automated file uploads.

PRT045 Protect apps and services and secure their access to resources with Microsoft Entra Workload Identities

Speakers: Etan Basseri, Ilana Smith
Date and time: Thursday, October 13 8PM – 9PM CEST
Delivery: Digital

Introducing Microsoft Entra Workload identities, an identity and access management solution that manages and secure access of apps and services to cloud resources. In this session, Microsoft discusses and wants to learn how you can secure your apps with adaptive policies, detect compromised workload identities, and manage their lifecycle.

PRT046 Automate your complex user lifecycle processes with Azure AD Lifecycle Workflows and its extensibility capabilities to integrate custom logic and external systems

Speakers: Alexander Filipin and Kristina Smith 
Date and time: Thursday October 13 5PM – 6M CEST
Delivery: Digital

Today, organizations, partners, and system integrators (SIs) use various solutions to manage aspects of their users’ lifecycle, this may be a mixture of Azure AD Identity Governance features, legacy and 3rd party IGA tools, as well as custom stand-alone solutions to solve complex use cases. Come share your experiences to help influence Microsoft’s next steps and hear about the newest Azure AD Identity Governance building block, Lifecycle Workflows, and its powerful built-in automation.

PRT047 Addressing challenges for multi-tenant organizations

Speaker: Vince Smith
Date and time: Thursday, October 13 12AM – 1AM CEST
Delivery: Digital

Come join Microsoft in a roundtable discussion on the challenges faced by multi-tenant organizations. This is an opportunity to influence the roadmap of Azure Active Directory capabilities being built specifically for multi-tenant organizations.

PRT048 Go Passwordless and embrace the future of Zero Trust for your External Identities

Speakers: Namrate Kedia, Anand Yadav
Date and time: Wednesday October 12 10PM – 11PM CEST
Delivery: Digital

Passwordless authentication methods – Microsoft Authenticator, FIDO2 security keys, Windows Hello for Business – are more convenient and secure as compared to the traditional password. Couple that with how Zero Trust architecture is dramatically changing the landscape of secure access and ease of use. Come talk to Microsoft about your Zero Trust strategy for External identities and thoughts around going passwordless.

PRT049 Improving the security posture of your end users

Speakers: Caroleen Burroughs, Rajat Luthra, Pramila Padmanabhan and Mayur Santani
Date and time: Thursday, October 13 9PM – 10PM CEST
Delivery: Digital

Organizations are always looking for highly secure and easy to use credentials that they can innovate on, configure, and quickly deploy in a cost-effective way. Over the last few years, Microsoft Authenticator has emerged as the most popular method for Azure AD customers to perform strong authentication. In this session, Microsoft goes over recently added capabilities. Join this roundtable to provide your feedback on these features.

PRT05PRT050 Take control of monitoring your Azure AD environment using Scenario Health Monitoring & Guidance

Speaker: Omesh Desai
Date and time: Thursday October 13 11PM – 12AM CEST
Delivery: Digital

Microsoft is working on enabling customers to observe the health of core Identity scenarios in their tenant in near real time, detect problems, and mitigate them with minimal business disruption. Microsoft will present their per-tenant scenario-based monitoring, alerting and diagnostics solution. Microsoft would like to understand your Azure AD monitoring challenges, requirements and how this solution can help address those.

Ask the Experts Sessions

CATE53H Secure access and improve efficiency with Microsoft Entra innovations that span Azure AD, Permissions Management, and more

Speakers: Irina Nechaeva, Vimala Ranganathan, Kristina Smith and Alexander Weinert
Date and time: Wednesday October 12 11PM – 11:30PM CEST
                          Thursday October 13 11PM – 11:30PM CEST
Delivery: Digital and in-person

Economic uncertainty. Escalating cyberthreats. Multi-cloud environments that enlarge the attack surface. As a security professional, you’re on the frontlines of it all, plus being asked to “do more with less.” So… how can you strengthen security while reducing costs? Microsoft shares proactive strategies and demos how you can implement them with new and existing solutions in the Microsoft Entra product family, which includes Azure AD identity and access management.

WACEM18 Expert Meet-up: Identity and Access Management

Speakers: Ramiro Calderon, Oana Enache, Nasos Kladakis, Matthijs Hoekstra, others
Date and time: Thursday, October 13 12AM – 1:30AM CEST
Delivery: In-person

Join Microsoft experts at any time during these 90 minutes to get your questions answered on Microsoft Entra and Azure AD. Discover how you can strengthen your security and reduce costs by exploring the top identity strategies.

Hands-on Labs

WACSL128 Enable Azure AD Multi Factor Authentication and Deploy Self-Service Password Reset

Speakers: Ed Gale, Bill Hughes and Robert Stewart
Date and time: Thursday October 13 11PM – 11:45PM CEST
                          Friday October 14 12AM – 12:45 AM CEST
Delivery: In-person

One of the most important tools in fighting phishing attacks and other security breach is the usage of multi-factor authentication. In this lab you will explore and configure multi-factor authentication for your Azure solutions, and require all your users to protect themselves. Then you enable and test self-service password reset to make sure your users are always able to connect.

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