Azure A-Z: Fundamentals in Infrastructure, Governance, Security & Identity

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

Delta Bessborough | 601 Spadina Crescent East, Saskatoon

Cloud computing is enabling large enterprises to drive digital transformation and reduce costs. In starting with your Azure journey; whether it is for Dev & Test; Datacenter lift and shift and/or a Big data project; the key success factor will be to have the Azure fundamentals in place - Azure infrastructure, governance, security, and identity.

In this session, you will learn:

Azure Fundamentals:

Azure Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Azure Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), Azure Backup, Azure Site Recovery

Security and Identity: Azure Active Directory

  • Enabling Self Service Password Reset to make your lives easier
  • Managing Multi-Factor Authentication to secure your users’ logins from any device
  • Implementing Single Sign-On across multiple applications
  • Securing your data across devices and locations with Conditional Access
  • Protecting your identities with Azure AD Identity Protection
  • Protecting and monitoring your administrative tasks with Azure AD Privileged Identity Management


  • Governance Strategy and Overview
  • Compliance Policies and Blueprints
  • Azure Cost Management
  • Demo of Azure Cost Management


John Czernuszka

Cloud Solution Architect, Microsoft

John Czernuszka has more than 25 years of experience working at New Signature, Microsoft, IBM and in the enterprise IT organizations of RBC and TD Bank, he has managed many transformational projects related to systems and network integration, infrastructure services and cloud computing. Before joining Microsoft, he served as the Chief Strategy Officer of NewSignature and a Program Director for TD’s Managed Print initiative and Lead Architect within RBC’s infrastructure architecture and engineering group. He also spent more than ten years as a Principal Enterprise Strategy Consultant within Microsoft Consulting Services. His insights driving both business and technical aspects of IT strategy and implementation, including IaaS and cloud platforms such as Microsoft Azure, help New Signature take a customer-centric approach to its development roadmap. He received the Circle of Excellence award and the Royal Bank Executive VP Commendation from RBC’s CIO Marty Lippert. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with First Class Honours from the University of Waterloo.

Nick Gailloux

Senior Infrastructure Consultant, Azure

Nick Gailloux is a Senior Infrastructure Consultant, specializing in Azure Cloud Security and Azure Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS). Nick has been working in the cloud space for over 5 years, with extensive experience in both Microsoft and Amazon public cloud platforms. As the leader of our security practice, he is primarily involved in delivering security solutions such as Azure Active Directory (Basic and Premium), and the Enterprise Mobility and Security Suite. Additionally, he has helped our customers increase their security posture by architecting and implementing secure virtual network design patterns. 



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