Azure Active Directory Deep Dive


At this meeting Bret Hacker, Microsoft Cloud Solution Architect, will present A deep dive into Azure Active Directory.

• Hybrid authentication and Azure AD Connect
• Multi-tenancy and SaaS application development
• B2B
• B2C/Identity Experience Framework
• Live demo of all three in action
• (if time permits) Application Proxy

Brett Hacker’s Bio:

Brett is a Cloud Solution Architect, National Customer Success Team, Microsoft U.S.

In 2014, Brett joined Microsoft as a Cloud Solution Architect, charged with assisting a select group of businesses to identify workloads that can successfully leverage the Microsoft Azure cloud. Brett has been a technology professional for over 23 years, working as a systems engineer, Microsoft Certified Trainer, and developer, focused on the Microsoft technology stack.

Brett was most recently Director of Software Development for Live Nation Entertainment, where he successfully architected and implemented a large internal LOB application born in the Azure cloud. He also served as CIO of Remettra, a healthcare startup that implemented one of the first SaaS solutions for payment processing in the payer/provider space. He was an invited speaker at the 3rd HIPAA Summit West, discussing payment processing options around the HIPAA 835 EDI transaction. He briefly left the CSA role to serve as a senior Program Manager in the Identity engineering team in Redmond, followed by another brief stint as VP of Development for The SSI Group, a health care clearinghouse headquartered in Mobile, Alabama.

He has now returned to Microsoft as a member of the Cloud Solution Architect Customer Success Unit, working with a team of national architects and providing technical depth for cloud implementations across the US. Based in Nashville, his key areas of technical focus include identity, web application development, infrastructure automation/DevOps, SQL database, and storage.

Skype link:

Bill Zack, President, The Nashville Microsoft Azure Users Group.