Laura Hunter is a Principal Solutions Architect for Microsoft IT's Identity & Access Management team, responsible for determining architecture and strategy for Microsoft deployments of Active Directory, ADFS, Identity Management, and Azure Active Directory. Laura has previously been an Identity Management consultant, Active Directory architect for a global engineering firm and other IT pursuits. She has a B.A. and M.S. from the University of Pennsylvania, and is the author of the Active Directory Cookbook from O’Reilly Publishing, is an unrepentant federation technology zealot and likes to talk about herself in the third person when providing auto-biographical information. She blogs at and Twitters (tweets? She’s not cool enough to know the verb form of Twitter) @adfskitteh.