2021 Conference Agenda

Monday, October 18th

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10:00am - 10:45am, MDT

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Keynote - Future of Identity
Pamela Dingle (Microsoft)
Heather Flanagan (Women in Identity)


Pamela is Director of Identity Standards at Microsoft. In her keynote, she will discuss emerging industry standards, identity-driven security, decentralized identity, and EDU identity efforts.

Heather has worked with organizations like the IETF, DIACC, and Internet2 and continues through her work at Spherical Cow Consulting to make the Internet a more functional, diverse, and less biased platform for the world.

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FAQ on Browser Privacy Changes and Library Resource Access

Understanding "Solorigate"'s Identity IOCs - for Identity Vendors and their customers

Azure AD workbook to help you assess Solorigate risk

Microsoft Digital Defense Report

11:00am - 11:45am, MDT

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Can my university switch its preferred Identity Provider to Azure AD?
Brian Arkills (University of Washington)

We'll review an analysis comparing Shibboleth to Azure AD performed at the University of Washington, with special attention to topics of concern to the HiEd community. While UW's review is specific to Shibboleth and Azure AD, much of the content is translatable to switching from any on-premises IdP like CAS or ADFS to any commercial IdP. There will also be discussion of the unique decision-making environment at universities, and the difficulty this presents in making significant infrastructure changes.

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12:00pm - 1:00pm, MDT Lunch

1:00pm - 1:45pm, MDT

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Windows Update for Business with Intune
Julie Andreacola (Microsoft)

Julie Andreacola is a Modern Experience SME with FastTrack at Microsoft specializing in client operating systems.  For the last 18 years, she has been working for medium to large enterprises in Retail, Finance, Pharmaceutical and K-12 Education.  Her areas of focus include Autopilot, Microsoft Edge deployments, Windows 10 upgrades and deployment, Azure Device Identity, Endpoint Manager, Windows Update for Business, and Bitlocker. You can find her on Twitter.

Windows Update for Business has some advantages over traditional WSUS or Configuration Manager Updates. Many of these features have been added over the last year.  This session look at each of these features and how to make the move to WufB for a better user experience and higher compliance rate.
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2:00pm - 2:45pm, MDT

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SaltStack for Windows Administration
Chris Donohue (University of Delaware)

University of Delaware has recently transitioned our management of Windows servers to SaltStack. This has allowed us to increase our capacity, provide greater consistency, and faster time to implement changes. I'll go over how/why we chose SaltStack, and how we've implemented it.

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3:00pm - 3:45pm, MDT

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Birds of a Feather: Microsoft Exchange
Facilitated by Phil Erb (University of Scranton)

Discuss Microsoft Exchange questions and issues with fellow Exchange admins.

Feel free to send topic ideas to Phil beforehand on Twitter (philerb).

 

Tuesday, October 19th

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10:00am - 10:45am, MDT

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Running a Lean SOC
Nicholas Dicola (Microsoft)

Nicholas DiCola, is a Security Jedi and the Partner Director of Cloud Security Customer Experience Engineering (CxE) Team where he leads a team of 60+ globally.  CxE helps customers with deployments of Cloud Security products. Nicholas has been with Microsoft since 2006 where he stared at Microsoft Consulting Services. Before joining Microsoft, Nicholas served as IT/Cyber Specialist on Active Duty in the United States Marine Corps and recently retired as a Defensive Cyberspace Weapons Officer after 22 years of total service. He received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Networking and Master of Business Administration from Strayer University. He is a co-author of several books and holds many certifications such as CISSP and CEH. You can follow him on Twitter, GitHub, and LinkedIn.

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11:00am - 11:45am, MDT

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What's New in Windows Server 2022
Jeff Woolsey (Microsoft)

Jeff Woolsey is a Principal Program Manager at Microsoft for Azure Stack HCI, Windows Server and a leading expert on Virtualization, Private and Hybrid Cloud.

In this session, Jeff Woolsey will cover what’s new in Windows Server 2022 such as advanced multi-layer security, hybrid capabilities, application innovation, Azure innovation and more!

Slides

12:00pm - 1:00pm, MDT

Lunch

1:00pm - 1:45pm, MDT

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Intune & Azure AD Panel w/ Q&A Session
Richard Balsley (Microsoft)
Andy Fu (Microsoft)
Ravi Vennapusa (Microsoft)
Daniel Gerrity (Microsoft)
Carlos Brito (Microsoft)
Brian Arkills (University of Washington)
Andrew Sanders (UNC Greensboro)
Keith Sumlar (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)

Carlos Brito is a Principal Program Manager in the Intune for Education product team at Microsoft, based in Dallas, Texas. He has been with Microsoft for 13 years and is currently focusing on accelerating customer deployment of Microsoft Endpoint Manager in Education.

Keith Sumlar is a Senior Technology Specialist within Student Affairs Technology and Microsoft Endpoint Manager solution architect for the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.  He has more than 15 years of experience in Higher Education working on various Microsoft technologies (Virtual Server\Hyper-V, SCCM 2007\2012+) and most recently work on modern management technologies (AAD, MEM, WHfB).  His focus has been hybrid implementation strategies and collaboration on modernizing dependent technologies to enhance IT support and user experiences.

 

2:00pm - 2:45pm, MDT

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Data Governance
Brendon Lee

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3:00pm - 3:45pm, MDT

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DLP Overview
Sarahzin Shane

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Wednesday, October 20th

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10:00am - 10:45am, MDT

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Penn State's Identity Switch to Azure SSO
Philip Swanzy (The Pennsylvania State University)

Penn State's journey to Azure SSO as the primary identity provider. Why did we choose Microsoft, the project goal, then project year in review and what has Penn State learned from choosing this path.

Slides

11:00am - 11:45am, MDT

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Entitlement Management - Cloud Knox
Nicholas Barretta

Slides

12:00pm - 1:00pm, MDT

Lunch

1:00pm - 1:45pm, MDT

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Windows 11 Management with Microsoft Endpoint Manager
Carlos Brito (Microsoft)

Carlos Brito is a Principal Program Manager in the Intune for Education product team at Microsoft, based in Dallas, Texas. He has been with Microsoft for 13 years and is currently focusing on accelerating customer deployment of Microsoft Endpoint Manager in Education.

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2:00pm - 2:45pm, MDT

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Azure AD Voice of the Customer
Facilitated by Corey Lee (Microsoft)

Join this guided Q&A session to provide feedback on current Azure AD features, discuss use cases for future features, and learn about the newly created Azure AD Customer Community for Education.
Slides

3:00pm - 3:45pm, MDT

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Birds of a Feather: Microsoft Endpoint Manager
Facilitated by Andrew Sanders (UNC Greensboro)

 

Thursday, October 21st

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10:00am - 10:45am, MDT

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VDI - Which solution is right for you
Manuel Garriga
Rich McBrine

Which solution is right for you.

  • Azure Virtual Desktop
  • Azure Labs
  • Windows 365
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11:00am - 11:45am, MDT

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Windows 365 Cloud PC
Eric Orman
Manuel Garriga
Rich McBrine
Richard Balsley

Slides

Windows 365 Docs
12:00pm - 1:00pm, MDT

Lunch

1:00pm - 1:45pm, MDT

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Foster a safe and inclusive learning environment with Microsoft 365 Communication Compliance
Liz Willets (Microsoft)
Jenny Li (Microsoft)
Patrick David (Microsoft)

Hybrid learning has become a reality for higher education: late nights at the library with your study group have been replaced with digital collaboration sessions. Conversations are almost guaranteed to include memes, emojis and GIFs. And live instruction can take place in a virtual auditorium. Despite providing greater flexibility, hybrid learning does not come completely risk free. While institutions seek out emerging technology like Microsoft Teams to empower students to do their best work in this environment, they also need to manage risk in communications to flag inappropriate behavior, like cyberbullying, sharing of adult imagery, or threatening language. Join us today to learn how your institution can leverage Microsoft 365 Communication Compliance to detect inappropriate language, creating a more inclusive and safe learning environment.

Liz is a Product Marketing Manager on the M365 Security and Compliance marketing team, overseeing Communication Compliance and a risk management incubation.

Jenny is a Program Manager in M365 Security + Compliance working in the Communication Compliance solution. With a background in engineering, Jenny is deeply invested in Communication Compliance’s machine learning/AI initiatives to better serve customers with the power of groundbreaking technology and now strives to contribute to the compliance space from the program management discipline.

Patrick is a Senior Program Manager on the Microsoft Compliance Customer Experience team. He has more than 15 years of experience working across several modern work applications (SharePoint, OneDrive, Teams) and most recently has been focused on the Microsoft compliance space. His current technical focus area at Microsoft is with the Microsoft compliance products – MIP, DLP, Teams DLP, Compliance Manager, Insider Risk and Communication Compliance. Patrick works with Microsoft customers to remove technical blockers for deployment. He has worked across a broad range of industry sectors. With a diverse background in support design and infrastructure engineering, Patrick brings deep technical knowledge to his work. LinkedIn

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2:00pm - 2:45pm, MDT

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Driving Positive Outcomes with Data
Dustin Ryan (Microsoft)

Data is the key strategic asset for any industry including education. While data is pervasive, most higher education organizations are insights poor, struggling to derive actionable insights from their vast data footprint. In this session, Dustin will address common challenges inhibiting a successful use of data facing many higher ed institutions and solutions related to those challenges. Dustin will cover real world examples and provide actionable steps you can take to help your organization make better use of data and drive positive outcomes.

Dustin Ryan is a Data and AI Specialist on the Education team at Microsoft. Dustin has worked in the business intelligence and analytics field since 2008, supporting school districts, departments of education, and higher education institutions in their execution of data driven initiatives. Prior to his time at Microsoft, Dustin worked as a business intelligence consultant and trainer. Dustin is also an author, contributor, and technical editor of books focused on business intelligence and analytics. Dustin resides in Jacksonville, Florida with his wife and three children.

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3:00pm - 3:45pm, MDT

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Surface in Higher Education
Casey Hill (Microsoft)
Kristin Horvath (Microsoft)
Brandon Records (Microsoft)
Matt Camussi (Microsoft)
Frank Buchholz (Microsoft)

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Friday, October 22nd

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10:00am - 10:45am, MDT

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Penn State's Active Directory Consolidation Journey
Philip Swanzy (The Pennsylvania State University)

It has been 6 years since the Hi ED team helped Penn State build and Design a greenfield Active Directory. The discovery and consolidation of 94 disparate Active Directories across the organization. The journey and what pitfalls encountered along the way of memory leaks, over provisioned VM infrastructures, network hiccups, Non Windows Dynamic DNS with TISIG to Linux admins that require MIT kerberos. All while working hard to no longer be a second class citizen to University services.

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11:00am - 11:45am, MDT

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Azure ARC
Ron Abellera (Microsoft)

 
12:00pm - 1:00pm, MDT Lunch

1:00pm - 1:45pm, MDT

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Detecting Bad Things on Windows
Jesse Moore (University of Washington)

I will talk about how humans need to think through the steps the attacker takes inside a network and not just focus on the result such as a Ransomware desktop background. I will also mention a card game that helps think thru steps a bad actor takes in a network to think about preventing or detecting.

I will be using Red Carnary's Atomic Red Team repo to simulate an adversary and putting artifacts on Windows and looking at logs in Windows with EventVeiwer to prove that Windows isn't logging the detail that Sysmon is. (11 minute video) Sysmon provides what was only capable to see via Digital Forensic harddrive tools and Digital Forensics Memory analysis tools.

 

2:00pm - 2:45pm, MDT

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CSPM and CWPP for Multi-cloud Hybrid cloud
Yuri Diogenes (Microsoft)

Key Focus Areas

  • Cross-Cloud Security Posture Management
  • Cross-Cloud Entitlement Management
  • Protecting AWS
  • Protecting GCP
 

3:00pm - 3:45pm, MDT

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Microsoft Power Platform Overview
Stephen Siciliano (Microsoft)

Stephen is the General Manager for Power Automate (formerly known as Microsoft Flow) - a product that democratizes intelligent automation by empowering everyone to build automated workflows that reduce manual, repetitive tasks. Prior to starting Power Automate, Stephen worked on Azure Logic Apps and Azure Autoscale and Alerts. He joined Microsoft in March 2013 when MetricsHub - a SaaS company that kept its customers' cloud applications up and running for the lowest possible cost - was acquired by Microsoft. At MetricsHub he was a co-founder and its Chief Design Officer.