Azure Active Directory with Venkat and David

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Richard chats with Venkat Kalyanasundaram and David Apolinar about Azure Active Directory. The conversation starts out with a focus on the whole idea of claims-based security and what it takes to make single sign on work, especially with heterogeneous clients (like mobile phones and tablets) and cloud-based applications. David digs into the use and limitations of Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) letting you keep your AD infrastructure in-house and your cloud-based applications authenticating against it. What happens when you want to scale further? Azure AD opens the door not only to high-scaling authentication infrastructure, but also support for a larger diversity of devices and applications. There are thousands of cloud-based applications supported by Azure Active Directory! Azure AD also opens the door to support for multi-factor authentication and other features to keep identities more secure and resistant to hacking. Check it out!


Venkat Kalyanasundaram is a Senior Premier Field Engineer for the Microsoft New York region. He focuses on supporting the various Microsoft platform technologies including Active Directory, DNS, DHCP and other networking aspects for various customers in the New York area. Venkat is a subject matter expert in IPv6 and delivers training on IPv6 for internal Microsoft employees and external customers.

David Apolinar works as a Premier Field Engineer for Microsoft supporting various customers in the New York Metro region. He specializes in Windows Platform technologies related to Active Directory, ADFS, Hyper-V, SCVMM 2012 R2 as well as cloud identity topics such as Azure Active Directory.

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