Get ready for Microsoft Build 2024

James Casey

Microsoft Build is just around the corner, taking place from May 21-23, 2024. Whether you’re tuning in online (for free) or joining us in person in Seattle, prepare to be immersed in the latest innovations in Microsoft developer tools and technologies. Microsoft Build also offers unparalleled opportunities to network and create valuable connections with industry leaders and like-minded professionals.

Join Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, as well as Rajesh Jha, Mustafa Suleyman, and Kevin Scott at the opening keynote to learn how this era of AI will unlock new opportunities, transform how developers work, and drive business productivity across industries.

This year’s lineup promises an array of engaging sessions. While this blog post focuses on identity related breakout sessions and demos, there will be a lot more to discover at the conference!

Breakout session

Secure your Intelligent Applications with Microsoft Entra

Speakers: ​ Matt Gotteiner, Pamela Fox, Den Delimarsky

In this comprehensive session (online & in-person), learn the essentials of how to automatically set up authentication for your intelligent apps and discover how to add access controls to your apps and data. We will guide you through registering your AI applications using the Microsoft Graph API or the new Microsoft Graph Bicep resources which enable repeatable deployment of Microsoft Entra ID resources. We’ll share industry-leading practices for token validation and refresh with the Microsoft Authentication Library (MSAL).

Explore the most effective OAuth flows for different applications, such as server-side or single-page applications (SPAs), leverage Azure App Service’s built-in authentication, and learn to filter output based on the authenticated user.

Demo sessions

Create secure applications in minutes with Visual Studio Code and Microsoft Entra External ID​

Speaker: Katherine Legg​

Dive into this quick demo (in-person only) where you’ll learn how to use the Microsoft Entra External ID extension for Visual Studio Code to create your first External ID application, completely within your IDE. Bootstrap your development with pre-configured sample applications to get started quickly.

Developer’s guide to combat fraud with real-time identity verification​

Speaker: Sydney Morton

In this demo (in-person only), we introduce Face Check using Microsoft Entra Verified ID, which helps to reduce sign-up friction, the risk of fraud, and account takeover.

Face Check enables apps to perform real-time biometric matching against identity documents issued by governments (e.g. driver’s licenses or passports), businesses, or education institutions.​ Learn how to enhance user verification processes in a more secure and user-friendly way.

Create pixel perfect authentication experiences for native mobile apps

​Speaker: James Casey

Explore the capabilities of the Authentication API and SDK in Microsoft Entra External ID (in-person only) which allow you to create pixel perfect UX for sign-up and sign-in experiences in your mobile applications. This session will cover how you can use these to create fully custom and secure login experiences on mobile devices, enhancing both the aesthetic and functionality.

Simple and secure app authentication with authentication brokers​

Speakers: Medhir Bhargava, Den Delimarsky

Learn about the integration of Web Account Manager (WAM) on Windows (in-person only) through various MSAL libraries, such as MSAL.NET, MSAL Python, and MSAL Java, and how it can simplify your application’s authentication processes. The session will highlight the seamless authentication experiences enabled by WAM. We’ll also explore how MSAL libraries facilitate public client authentication flows with Microsoft Entra ID and enhance web, mobile, and desktop applications.​

Join us at Build 2024

Embark on your journey to mastery at Microsoft Build. Beyond the sessions outlined above, there will be interactive Q&As, further live demos, and guidance from seasoned experts. You’ll leave ready to tackle development challenges with confidence.

Register now to secure your spot at Microsoft Build and be part of the movement that’s shaping the future of technology. Whether you’re looking to enhance your coding skills, explore new security practices, or streamline your development processes, Build is the place to be. See you there, and don’t forget to follow the hashtag #MSBuild on socials for the latest updates.


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