September 2014 Meeting Announcement

Programming Azure Active Directory

Azure Active Directory is becoming one of, if not the, primary user identity management services for cloud applications. One of Azure Active Directory’s attractive features, especially for developers, is the Graph API. The Graph API provides a modern, REST-based interface into the directory, allowing us to easily read, write, update, and delete a wide range of data. In this session we’ll set the foundation for how the directory is structured and what features it offers. We’ll also demonstrate how to get started programming against the directory in order to utilize Azure Active Directory information in cloud and non-cloud applications.

Michael Collier

Michael Collier serves as a Principal Cloud Architect for Aditi, a Microsoft NSI partner that focuses on cloud computing. He is honored to be one of the first Windows Azure MVPs awarded by Microsoft and is a 2012 Windows Azure MVP of the Year for his extraordinary community contributions. Michael has had a successful 12-year career at various consulting and technology firms where he was instrumental in leading and developing solutions for a wide range of clients. He has a vast amount of experience in helping companies determine the best strategy for adopting cloud computing, and providing the insight, and hands-on experience to ensure they’re successful. Michael is also a respected technology community leader, and can often be found sharing his Windows Azure insights and experiences at regional and national conferences. Follow Michael’s experiences with Windows Azure on his blog at and on Twitter at @MichaelCollier.

Pizza/Geek Dinner
Pizza will be provided as a snack during the meeting. For anyone interested in continuing the discussion a Geek Dinner will be held immediately after the meeting (Location – Logan’s Irish Pub).

5:30pm – 7:30pm
Tuesday September 30, 2014

Marathon Petroleum Company – Findlay, OH
Room 106M