The Real Cloud, Workshops

TM02 Workshop: Azure AD for IT Pros

March 7th, 2016

9:00am - 12:00pm

Kunal D Mehta



Windows Server Active Directory has been the center of identity and access management for more than a decade now. In recent years, though, more services and applications are now running on the cloud as opposed to traditional on-premises environments. Therefore, it makes sense to architect an efficient and a hybrid system for authentication which works seamlessly for both on-premises and cloud based services and applications. That’s where Azure AD comes into picture.

This session will take a deep dive at what Azure AD is, how it works, its architecture, and the best ways to implement a hybrid of on-premises AD and Azure AD environment. Doing so has many benefits like - faster and easier SSOs, ability to leverage ready-made multifactor authentication feature, less IT overhead for on-premises, less authentication traffic coming into the organization's network, and more security. You'll see how all of that happens and how it affects the overall authentication strategy of an organization.

Then, you'll also learn about Azure AD Premium, see how Azure AD integrates with Microsoft products like Office 365, Intune, Azure services, third party business applications, and Facebook/Twitter. You'll also get a sneak peek at Azure AD Join for Windows Server 2016. Learning Azure AD can greatly simplify an organization's authentication strategy and serve as a great solution in the long run.