It’s almost time for Ignite, where Windows Server 2016 will have it’s official launch, and I’ve gone through the session listing to give an idea of which ones might be appropriate for you to check out next week when the recordings start to become available. Yesterday I covered Storage Spaces Direct, and in today’s post I’ll focus in on Active Directory.
Microsoft Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) continues to transform and modernize the enterprise for connecting to cloud services (Azure AD/Office 365) and newer applications and organizations. Learn about the new capabilities in the next release of Windows Server. We demonstrate new features including support for authenticating users in LDAP v3 directories, eliminate passwords from internet app access scenarios, build modern apps using protocol enhancements for OAuth/OpenID Connect, deployment enhancements, service administrator delegation, improved manageability and many more features targeted at customer problems today. We also discuss security enhancements in Active Directory to secure end user and administrative access.
The promise of the cloud has IT professionals, like you, excited. You’ve heard it will be secure and easier to manage than legacy environments – but have you heard that many enterprises will continue to use Active Directory on-premises as the main source of authentication and authorization requests to Office 365? This means your Microsoft Office 365 tenant is only as secure as your on-premises Active Directory. Learn what to expect from Active Directory when embarking on your journey to the cloud: -What your ‘new’ infrastructure will look like. -What new security challenges and risks come with this ‘hybrid’ infrastructure. -How to plan ahead to be sure to reap the intended benefits of Office 365.