This session will focus on what the Microsoft modern principles are, and the steps needed to evolve a common on-premise system architecture to something that is more modern. We will discuss the tenants of modern architecture and why they are important. The speaker will also walk through changes that can be made to update a sample application to a more modern style. Cost factors will be discussed, including the manual work needed, testing, and risks of change.
The new Microsoft Rights Management services (RMS) enables customers to protect their most sensitive information. Some customers want to put this data in the cloud while retaining control over it, while some may want to keep their data on-premises due to concerns about control over their data. Microsoft RMS can work with both these scenarios, enabling them to deploy Azure RMS to work with online and on-premises servers, and allowing them to retain control over their keys and access to documents. In this session we describe how these scenarios are deployed and demonstrate how to quickly set up Azure RMS, how to enable on-premises and cloud-based SharePoint and Exchange to use the service via the connector, and how to deploy Bring your Own Key solutions to protect your root keys.
When companies endeavor to move their applications and services to the cloud, they tend to worry more about security up front. Interestingly, platforms such as Azure provide an even more secure environment than most self-managed co-location facilities can hope to offer, not to mention the plethora of features on the platform that help you secure your solutions end to end. In this session Michele will review the mini-avalanche that comprises Azure security across all features. Taking the architect's view of the platform, she'll cover best practices for securing Azure solutions end to end and discuss the tangential benefits of moving to Azure and how it can help you with checking the boxes on those pesky security surveys.