Jan Vidar Elven
Cloud Platform & Security Architect, Security MVP
Jan Vidar Elven is a Cloud Platform & Security Architect working at Microsoft Partner Evidi Solutions AS in Norway. He is a Microsoft MVP in Security, an active speaker and blogger, and has more than 25 years’ experience inside IT infrastructure management and architecting solutions, working with Cloud & Datacenter, specializing in Azure, Enterprise Mobility, Identity Management, Service Management, Operations Management and Automation cross On-Premise and Azure environments.
Area of Expertise
Connect Power Platform to Azure AD Protected APIs using built-in HTTP connectors
There are several ways you can access the Azure AD Protected APIs in Power Platform Flows and Apps. Without creating Custom Connectors, which basically can connect to any REST based API that is available, it is useful to know what built-in HTTP connectors are available and can be used for delegated authentication to Azure AD Protected APIs like Microsoft Graph or other APIs. This session will provide you with all the answers you need to know to start exploring Azure AD Protected APIs using the built-in connectors that are ready for use for you today!
External Identities - Self-Service Sign Up, Governance and Workflow Automations
In this session we will look beyond the traditional Guest invitation process, and dive into how you can create Self-Service Sign Up user flows, and use Microsoft Entra External Identities and Azure AD Governance for Lifecycle management of External Identitites and Access scenarios. Expect technical deep dive demos!
Passwordless Azure Authentication using Managed Identities
Passwordless for Microsoft Identities is now the thing to do to secure your end users, but what about Azure Services that need to authenticate to other resources and APIs? This is where Managed Identities is the way to go. In this session I will show the capabilities and usage scenarios for using Managed Identities to get rid of application credentials once and for all!
How to Create an Azure AD Protected API in Azure in one hour!
Come and join this interactive session where I in just one hour will show you how you can create your own API in Azure and protect it with Azure AD using Oauth2. API's can be anything you want, and in true NIC spirit this session will really will be most about the demos and very little slides! This session is as much suited for IT pros as Devs. Hope to see you there!
Automate adding External Users for Power App using Graph in Power Automate
Finally Power Apps are now available for external users outside your organization! In this session we will show you how to automate the invitation process using Azure AD B2B and Microsoft Graph API in Power Automate. Key takeaway from this session is how you can empower your citizen developers and delegate invitations from inside their own workspaces. The session will be mostly demos and show a real life practical example of using this for a customer support portal.
Sikkerhet og Informasjonsbeskyttelse med Microsoft 365
Azure Information Protection, RMS, IRM, DLP, Cloud App Security, og mer, en rekke løsninger legger til rette for at du kan beskytte informasjonen du bruker og behandler, og det gjelder også beskyttelse av personopplysninger mht GDPR. VI tar en gjennomgang av status og hvordan beskyttelse kan implementeres og brukes for Office 365, Windows 10 og mobile enheter og applikasjoner forvaltet med Intune.
Automatiser Microsoft 365 med Power Platform
Enten du er IT pro eller utvikler kommer du fort borti scenarier hvor det er mulig å effektivisere og automatisere. Med dagens teknologi er det enklere å ha et "growth mindset", siden alle nå kan få til det som kanskje bare programmerere eller tekniske scriptere kunne gjøre før. I denne sesjonen skal vi dykke ned i hvordan du med plattformer som Power Apps og Power Automate kan bli en "citizen developer"!
Automatiser Microsoft 365 med Microsoft Graph!
Enten du er ansvarlig for eller jobber med Office 365 løsninger, brukere og grupper, devicer, eller sikkerhet, vil det være behov for å hente ut informasjon eller automatisere prosesser. Mye kan gjøres med PowerShell, men de virkelig store mulighetene finnes i Microsoft Graph! Med Graph så kan du automatisere IT prosesser, enten ved å bygge egne App'er, eller ved å bruke PowerShell eller Serverless og low-code/no-code løsninger som Azure Functions, Microsoft Flow, PowerApps og Logic Apps.
I denne sesjonen vil vi se på hvordan du kan bygge egne automatiseringsløsninger med Microsoft Graph, med relevante og praktiske eksempler på automatisering av Microsoft 365.
Learn to Automate Identity Management like a Pro with Graph PowerShell!
If you work with Identity & Access Management in Azure Active Directory, chances are you will regularly come up with scenarios where you'd say: "Hey, I should automate this!"
In this session Jan Vidar Elven will show you all his Pro tips on how to learn to automate with Azure Active Directory, using Graph PowerShell SDK, because as we all (might) know, the Azure AD Windows PowerShell Module is going away soon! We will also look into how we can implement those automations with Serverless platforms like Azure Automation and Azure Functions . Fasten your seatbelt, this will be a highly technical session with real life demo examples!
Mastering Azure AD B2B Guests
Join this session to learn all you need to know about inviting and collaborating with guests using Azure Active Directory B2B, including managing guest identities from partners and individuals, implementing conditional access, and control access to your services in Office 365 and the Microsoft Cloud!
We will also look into the new functionality for identity governance og lifecycle management focusing on guest accounts. This session will be really practical with real work experiences.
Moderne IT Operasjoner i Microsoft Cloud
Mange norske organisasjoner benytter allerede tjenester i Microsoft Cloud, samtidig som de kjører infrastruktur og applikasjoner i eget datasenter. Hybride IT-miljøer har sine egne utfordringer, og i denne sesjonen skal vi se nærmere på hvordan vi på moderne måte kan administrere servere og applikasjoner, monitorere hybdrid datasenter, og forvalte hybrid identitet og sikkerhet.
Power'ing up your Home Office Lights using Power Platform
Microsoft Power Platform can be used in a variety of creative ways to both learn and create awesome automation solutions, and you can even use this platform for your home automation. In this session I will show you how you can control your Home Office Lights (in my case Phillips Hue) via API and Power Platform components like PowerApps, Power Automate, Logic Apps and more.
Protecting Azure Serverless solutions with Azure AD
Serverless Automation solutions like Logic Apps and Azure Functions can be valuable tools for automating IT processes, much like Power Automate Flows automate user processes. While Flows run under the context of the calling user, Logic Apps and Azure Functions runs as itself. In this session we will look into how to add Azure AD Authentication and Authorization to these solutions, and how we can let end users call them securely and protected by Azure AD.
Zero Trust Admins - Why you should start using Azure AD PIM today!
One of the important principles for Zero Trust is to use least privileged access. Global Administrators or Subscription Owners are the new Domain/Enterprise Admins, in many organizations too many users have these roles. By implementing just-in-time and just-enough-access (JIT/JEA) policies, we can reduce vulnerability and attack surface, and the right tool for the job is using Azure AD Privileged Identity Management (PIM). I have been using AAD PIM for years, and in this session I will share my best practices and how to implement and use the right way.
Manage Identity Lifecycle and Access Control with Azure AD Identity Governance
Being an Azure AD Administrator, a big part of your job is to manage identity lifecycle and make sure users have the right access at every time. With the new Azure AD Identity Governance we finally have a solution to manage both the lifecycle for your own users and for partner guests, lifecycle for resource access, and securely provide administrator access.
Microsoft Graph 101
If you are curious about Microsoft Graph, this will get you started. Learn about the basics for querying the Microsoft Graph API, and how to use the Graph Explorer.
Microsoft Graph 101 - The Best Way to Get Started and Learn Graph is Using the Graph Explorer!
If you are curious and want to learn more about Microsoft Graph, this will get you started using the awesome Graph Explorer. In this session you will see how the best way to learn about what the Microsoft Graph can do for you is using the Graph Explorer, and the basics for querying the Microsoft Graph API. After this session you will definitely walk away wanting to try more yourself!
Microsoft Graph is something both developers and IT pros will benefit from learning more about, either they know nothing or something from before. This theater session will provide attendees a quick intro to Graph, the basics of queries and how Graph Explorer can be used as a great learning source.
Lessons Learned - 5 Important Steps to Protect your Azure Datacenter with Azure AD
Are your Organization already running or planning to run your Datacenter in Azure? This session will provide you with important steps and guidelines for protecting access to your Datacenter resources with Azure AD. A 5 step takeaway based on lessons learned and best practices, that will make attendants and everyone's Azure Datacenter even more secure.
The biggest learning & takeaway from this session is what I've seen in practice at many customers, that they don't have the governance, policies, security controls in place for protecting admin access to Azure resources either by RBAC or by roles and privileges. This session will be a wake up call!
Zero Trust with Max Productivity - How to Protect your Apps & Data in a Zero Trust World
Many organizations are now looking to implement a zero trust strategy. Join this session to learn how Azure AD and EMS can protect your apps and data powered by Microsoft 365, based on real world designs for hybrid data centers. Attendants will get inspiration and a clearer idea of where they should focus their effort on achieving a successful zero trust strategy.
There are many ideas and thoughts around implementing zero trust strategy, and this session is based on real scenario and design where I've worked as an Enterprise Architect with a Municipality merger with a new hybrid data center and tenant, for over 60.000 users, utilizing M365 and Azure AD..
Passwordless for sure! Learn how to implement Azure AD Self Service Password Reset the Right Way!
Join this practical session to learn how Azure AD SSPR can support your passwordless journey, and how it can make your users more secure and still stay productive. We will look into how to practically approach implementation in your organization, what you need to think of, best practices and lessons learned. After this session you will walk away with a clear idea of why this feature is so important and how you proceed from here, and how this supports passwordless in your organization!
Based on my experience delivering EMS and Secure Productivity projects for organizations, Azure AD SSPR is often overlooked in favour/more focus of MFA. This session will provide participants a good overview passwordless strategy, do's and dont's, similarities and differences between MFA and SSPR.
Microsoft Graph 201
If you know a few things about Microsoft Graph, and wonder what to do next and how you can use it, this session will give you some great ideas on how to start using the Microsoft Graph in your own solutions.
Same old System Center.. but how can we hook up the Cloud and make it hot again!
System Center 2019 was released earlier this year, and for many of the solutions it was a bit "same old, same old..". But there are many possibilities where integrating with the Azure Cloud Platform can make System Center hot again!
Speakers Sam and Jan Vidar have been working with System Center since the early days, before even the Cloud became a thing. Let us show you how the Cloud can add value to your existing System Center investments!
How to Do More with Microsoft EMS and Microsoft Graph!
Organizations that use Enterprise Mobility and Security can use Microsoft Graph to do more by customizing their IT processes and automation scenarios for identities, devices, apps and data. In this session we dive into many relevant scenarios for Microsoft EMS where the Graph can provide more value and possibilities for automation, customization and integration. This session will present real life demos for EMS scenarios such as Identity and Access Management, Device and App Management, and is well suited for IT pros, IT admins and developers. Come join the Graph Community!
Learning Microsoft Graph for IT pros and admins are of increasing importance, not only for PowerShell automation, but also for serverless, low code apps and so on. New features and updates to Graph are added continuously, and I will focus on the most important APIs for EMS usage scenarios.
Monitoring and Reporting on Activities and Security in Microsoft Entra Azure AD
There is a lot going on in your Azure Active Directory tenant, from user sign-ins to audit of changes, and you would want to make sure that you can get insights of how your apps and services are being used, potential risks, help with troubleshooting and any changes to your tenants configuration and both internal and external users. In this session we will look into how you can integrate Azure AD activity logs with Azure Monitor, and how you can view and create alerts and workbooks that provide valuable insights. We will also look into reports and the APIs you can use to get both monitoring and reporting data to any custom integration you will find useful. This session will be about demos and practical real life examples and scenarios you can bring home to your own environment!
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Jan Vidar Elven
Cloud Platform & Security Architect, Security MVP