Omaha Azure User Group Meeting – October’2022

The meeting for October took place on Wednesday, October 19th, starting at 6 PM Central Time. It was an online meeting.

Topic: All about Microsoft Entra workload identities
A workload identity is an identity used by a software workload (such as an application, service, script, or container) to authenticate and access other services and resources. In the world of Microsoft, we think of this as an application, a service principal, or a managed identity. These accounts differ from traditional user accounts as they can’t perform multi-factor authentication, they don’t usually have a formal lifecycle process, and there’s usually a need to store credentials or secrets. These differences make workload identities harder to manage and put them at risk for compromise. Join Shannon as she talks about some of the newer features in the public preview that can be configured within Azure AD tenants to provide visibility, mitigate risk, and protect your environment with these accounts that aren’t like traditional user accounts.

Speaker: Shannon Kuehn
Shannon is a not-so-typical technologist, as her roots are grounded in public speaking and writing. She wound up gravitating toward technology through music by way of being a DJ. After taking the time to develop initial troubleshooting skills, she quickly found herself in jobs that started to graduate her toward deeper levels of technical skill. Her career arc eventually evolved into her building comprehensive technical solutions in Azure. She is currently a Developer Advocate on Microsoft’s identity and network access team. She focuses on community outreach and content creation for the Microsoft identity platform to get developers and IT pros comfortable with life in the cloud.

Sponsor: Concentrix Catalyst
Concentrix Catalyst is the experience design and engineering team of Concentrix, a leading global solutions company that reimagines everything CX through strategy, talent, and technology. We combine human-centered design, powerful data, and strong tech to accelerate CX transformation at scale. Customer-obsessed and outcome-oriented, Catalyst helps the world’s most innovative brands chart a path to what’s next. Our belief in change for the better drives a commitment to catalyzing human connection across digital and physical touchpoints. By putting people first, we make technology work in service to the experiences that define our lives.

Our sponsor gave away two $50 Amazon gift cards.