Active Directory (AD) still continues to be a topic of interest for new and seasoned IT Professionals. Directory services provide the core for organization, security and management of many type of principles.  With that in mind we wanted to highlight a couple of the top rated sessions from TechEd 2013.

Running Your Active Directory in Windows Azure Virtual Machines

Join this session and get up to speed on how and when to deploy Windows Server Active Directory into Windows Azure Virtual Machines. You will learn how to decide between Windows Azure Active Directory, one of our platform service, and running Windows Server AD in Virtual Machines.  Hear how you can extend your existing workloads and infrastructure to the cloud, see demos and catch-up on a few tips.

 

 

Upgrading the Platform - How to Get There! Part 2: Reimagining and Migrating Your Active Directory

This session shows how you can redesign what you have now to be ready for the future. Rethink your ideas on Active Directory design and deployment. Restructure your Active Directory design to be more efficient by leveraging virtualized and automated DC deployment with DC cloning. Manage your systems more efficiently with Windows PowerShell and Active Directory Administrative Center regardless if they are Core shell deployments or Full GUI deployments. This demo-heavy session is sure to have something for Active Directory administrators and architects alike.

 

 

And for those of you interested in downloading some of the products and trying them, here are some resources to help you:

Written by Keith Combs, Microsoft Server and Tools