The Experts Conference (TEC) is back – virtually and for free. With practical Active Directory and Office 365 security education TEC will be the Microsoft training event of the year. You’ll be able to apply what you learn the moment you get back into the workflow. As always, you can choose what learning tracks to join (but they’re free, so why wouldn’t you join them all?!) with sessions provided by Microsoft MVPs, industry leaders and Quest experts. Mark your calendars and join us September 1 – 2, 2021 for TEC 2021.
TEC 2020 had over 5,000 attendees and this year, we plan on surpassing this attendance record by offering an even stronger speaker lineup and content offerings. Not only will you get the latest trends and best practices for hybrid AD security, but you can expand your learning by diving in deeply with the experts in live discussions after your session. We will also be providing more details on the subject matter through companion articles on practical365.com.
But don’t take our word for it. Listen to Randy Franklin Smith, Windows Security Expert as he explains why he is excited to be returning for TEC 2021.
The hybrid Active Directory security track at TEC is one of the training tracks that you’ll be able to join. Let’s take a brief look at some of the highlight sessions you’ll get to experience as part of the track.
Join Randy Franklin Smith
Questions Laptops Ask: Should I use Azure AD Join, Hybrid Join, or Just Register? Life is complicated for a new laptop trying to decide how to best allow their user access to on-prem and cloud resources. There are so many options but each one has its pros and cons. In this session, Randy Franklin Smith, Windows Security Matter Expert, will help you untangle the gordian knot of AD integration and device management options now available.
Join Sean Metcalf
Hardening Azure AD in the Face of Emerging Threats. Sean Metcalf is founder and CTO at Trimarc and he is one of about 100 people in the world who holds the Microsoft Certified Master Directory Services (MCM) certification. He is once again bringing his boots-on-the-ground experience with protecting and defending Azure Active Directory to TEC 2021. His session will address the latest attacks on Azure AD including Solarwinds issues, partner access and control, and cloud administration and roles.
Join Jorge de Almeida Pinto
Account Hygiene - Fixing The Bad For The Good! IAM industry expert Jorge de Almeida Pinto. Active Directory (AD) has been around for about 2 decades. Although with each new release, AD has become more secure, it does not mean you are automatically using all of the most secure account settings. It also does not mean you automatically stopped using the least secure account settings. Join this session as Jorge explains how you can maintain good account hygiene.
Join Paula Januskiewicz
Account Hygiene - Fixing The Bad For The Good! Microsoft Regional Director and MVP, Paula Janskiewicz recounts cybersecurity incidents from 2020 and 2021 and talks about how the rise of a remote workforce played a role in new threats. While remote work became a necessity in 2020 and it helps improve work-life balance, it also creates a hacker’s paradise. Join Paula as she describes real cybersecurity issues and how implementing remote work best practices can help you maintain account security.
As you can see, we have another All-Star lineup ready for you. See the full list of speakers in the Active Directory Security track as well as the other learning tracks being offered and what TEC is all about here.