• Improving Security with Azure Sentinel and Keyvault

    This month we are bringing you two sessions with a focus around Security. Aben is going to be discussing Azure KeyVault and some of the 'key' things you should be doing with it. (see what i did there) Also we have a guest speaker to talk and Demo cloud Security Practices with Azure Sentinal. A service currently in Preview that offers cloud-native capabilities such as security information event management (SIEM) and security orchestration automated response (SOAR). If security is your jam, come along, discuss security capabilities in Azure with some of us whilst enjoying some Pizza and drinks. 1700 - Food, drinks and networking 1730 - Kick off 1735 - Aben: Top Three things you should be doing with Azure KeyVault 1800 - Improving security with Azure Sentinel

  • Three ways to get more Secure in Azure

    Microsoft New Zealand Ltd

    This month we'll be taking a look at three great new technologies and services to help make you more secure in Azure. WebAuthn: WebAuthn is a new W3C global standard for secure authentication on the Web supported by all leading browsers and platforms. It is an API that makes it very easy for a relying party, such as a web service, to integrate strong authentication into applications using support built in to all leading browsers and platforms. This means that web services can now easily offer their users strong authentication with a choice of authenticators such as security keys or built-in platform authenticators such as biometric readers. Azure Bastion: Azure Bastion is a new PaaS service (currently in preview) that allows you to gain easily and securely gain RDP and SSH access to Azure VMs in public or private VNets right from within your browser in the Azure portal. This reduces the need to punch holes in your NSGs and firewalls to gain access to servers. *Bonus feature: Azure Bastion works great with corporate proxies! Azure Policy Guest Configuration: Have you ever been asked a question like "Prove all your VM operating systems in Azure are compliant to our security policy"? If you have, then you'll know that if you've got more than a few VMs it is a lot of work. Azure Policy Guest configuration is an extension to the Azure Policy service. It allows you to configure security policies to continuously audit the state of the guest OS on Azure VMs. This allows you to configure Guest Policies that make Azure do the hard work of auditing your VMs security compliance. It We'll have a look at the protocol and how it works. 5:00pm - 5:30pm Networking over pizza and beverages 5:30pm - 5:45 pm Welcome 5:45pm - 6:10pm WebAuthn 6:10pm - 6:35pm: Azure Bastion 6:35pm - 7:00pm: Azure Policy Guest Configuration We hope to see you there! ***We are working on enabling a live stream for this event***

  • Azure Integration Technologies for the IT Pro // Virtual Build Live Stream

    We've done it again! Another great topic and guest is on the schedule for June! We are delighted to host Alessandro Moura, an integration specialist working in the banking sector of NZ and more specifically with a focus on enabling and showing people the benefits of Azure Integration Services. So as you can imagine his session is going to be focused all things Azure Integration Services. He's been working on the presentation for a chunk of 2019 so we're super stoked to have him come present at the Usergroup this month. His session will cover some of the following: - Service introductions and uses - Manage, monitor and secure Azure IS - Tips and tricks for day-2-day management - A little bit of development on the services Also on the day we will aim to get a live stream of the Virtual Build event being run out of Singapore which will be covering at a slightly higher level, the news from MS Build 2019 earlier this month. This event will be great for those new to Azure Integration Services, seasoned Azure pros and those of you after some MS Build news. ***** Virtual Build Live stream will be on from 1700 - 1730 during networking**** 5:00pm - 5:30pm Live Stream & Networking over pizza and beverages 5:30pm - 5:45 pm News and Introduction 5:45pm - 6:45pm Azure Integration Services 6:45pm - 7:00pm Questions and discussion! We hope to see you there!

  • All about the new Azure ExpressRoute Edge in Auckland

    Microsoft New Zealand Ltd

    We are very pleased to announce that this month we will have a very special guest speaker, Divya Sangar. Divya is over from Microsoft Australia and will be sharing all info about the new Azure ExpressRoute Edge in Auckland. Divya has worked in IT & Telco industry close to 20 years working for few Carriers in Australia and Global Datacentre Provider. Currently in her position as Technical Solutions Professional for Azure Networking ANZ she is focused on networking solution within Azure and hybrid connectivity from customer’s on-premise networks to Azure. This is a fantastic opportunity to get all the info direct from a member of the team bringing this technology to Auckland! Divya will be covering: - Introduction to Azure ExpressRoute - Benefits of ExpressRoute Edge launch in Auckland - ExpressRoute connectivity Partners in NZ - Overview of new Networking solutions – ExpressRoute Direct, vWAN, Azure FrontDoor This event will be great for those new to Azure and seasoned Azure pros. 5:00pm - 5:30pm Networking over pizza and beverages 5:30pm - 5:45 pm News and Introduction 5:45pm - 6:45pm Azure ExpressRoute Edge in Auckland 6:45pm - 7:00pm Questions and discussion! We hope to see you there! ***A live stream will be available for this event*** https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZsZrymKKnU Thanks to our legendary video streamer and vlogger extraordinaire Darrell Webster (@DarrellAsAService) for covering this session

  • Global Azure Bootcamp 2019 // Event FULL

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    Once again, the Auckland Azure Group and the North Shore . NET User Group are organising the Auckland chapter for the Global Azure Bootcamp. Note - There are limited spots so get in Quick https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/global-azure-bootcamp-auckland-the-sixth-year-tickets-57575802776

  • Updated Agenda - Azure News // First Five Things in Azure // Cost MGMT in Azure

    // UPDATE - RORY cannot make the meetup this month // NEW TOPICS BELOW \\ 17:30 - We have some exciting Global Azure Bootcamp News to kick off with alongside some Azure Updates. 17:45 - Aben is then going to talk about the first five things to do when getting started in Azure. 18:15 - Buddy will then wrap up with some cost management tips when operating in the cloud. Some topics on the radar for the future: - Azure Devops Continued with Dan and Aben. - Security and Monitoring within Azure - App Modernization - From On-Prem to Azure - AKS & HELM Learnings - Azure Integration Technologies Remember, if anyone has any topics they’d like to cover or hear about flick us a message.

  • Welcome to the Auckland Azure Usergroup

    Microsoft New Zealand Ltd

    It's 2019 and time to start a year of awesome Azure events with the Auckland Azure User Group. The user group might have a new name, but it's the same great community sharing their knowledge and experiences building, deploying and running systems in Azure. # Important Office 365/Sharepoint Meetup Update! # In case you missed the final meet up last year, the organizers # of this meetup decided that to best cover the interests of # community members it would make sense to split this meetup # into two separate meetups: # The Office 365/Sharepoint experts Darrell Webster and # Alan Marshall have started a new Auckland M365 User Group # https://www.meetup.com/Auckland-Office-365-User-Group/ # # We hope if you're interested in the Microsoft Office 365 suite # of products you'll join Alan and Darrell in the new meetup. # # Of course, we'd be delighted if you continued to attend the # Auckland Azure Usergroup as well! 5:00pm - 5:30pm Networking over pizza and beverages 5:30pm - 5:45 pm Welcome to the Auckland Azure User Group 5:45pm - 6:30pm Aben, Buddy, Rory, Dan: Azure News! Over two months of exciting Azure stuff to catch up on 6:30pm - 7:00pm Help us build the user group you want to be a part of: Community Ideas Session! Hope to see you there! Unfortunately there may not be a live stream available as our legendary video streamer and vlogger extraordinaire Darrell Webster (@DarrellAsAService) won't be available due to dedicating his time with the Auckland Office 365 User Group (https://www.meetup.com/Auckland-Office-365-User-Group). We'll be working on making a live stream available in future sessions.

  • Azure DevOps + Wrapping up the Year

    Microsoft New Zealand Ltd

    It's our last meetup for the year and to wrap things up we'll be taking a look at Azure DevOps (previously Visual Studio Team Services / Visual Studio Online). What's new? What's changed? Why should I use it? If you're an IT Pro, why should you care? If you're interested to know more about build and release pipelines, source code repositories, defining and managing infrastructure as code, automated testing and more, you should definitely come along. Its not just for developers either... you'll even see a demo of deploying a VM and configuring it from a pipeline! To wrap up the evening, we'll take a look back some of the highlights from 2018 as we wish you a great festive season and close the evening to take a well deserved break until February. 5:00pm - 5:30pm Networking over pizza and beverages 5:30pm - 5:45pm Welcome 5:45pm - 6:45pm Aben & Dan: Azure Devops Overview 6:45pm - 7:00pm 2018 Recap and Close Hope to see you there! But if you can't make it in person, tune into the YouTube Live webcast https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7VB8d9QsnM

  • Bite-Sized Ignite 2018

    Microsoft New Zealand Ltd

    We're keen to do things a little differently this month and are inviting YOU to come along and present at the meetup! There was just so much good stuff announced at Ignite this year that even we couldn't keep up with it all so if you've got a favourite new service, feature or update that you've been telling your friends about or having a play with, come along and tell us too! We're keeping this super accessible and it's a great opportunity to get some experience presenting in front of an audience with a very manageable, 5-minute bite-sized presentation. 1 topic // 5 minutes MAX // 2 slides MAX Deadline for topic submissions is Wednesday 10 October so if you're keen, complete this form ASAP: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=VYgmWliQOEqnffM4As7PZH-DFTXYsP9PqJs0aq9Qs3tUNzJCNEhDMUFNUTNWMjlHQjg0TlRNRE9PNy4u If you'd rather just attend and hear from all the other speakers, RSVP here and come along as normal OR ATTEND ONLINE at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iJFPTvXwiU Agenda: 5:00pm - 5:30pm Networking over pizza and beverages 5:30pm - 5:45pm Welcome and Intros 5:45pm - 6:50pm Bite-Sized Ignite Sessions 6:50pm - 7:00pm Close Looking forward to seeing you there!

  • Windows Analytics and Whats New in the Microsoft Cloud

    Microsoft New Zealand Ltd

    For our main feature this month we have guest speaker and Windows Insider Paul Warren from Auckland Council talking to us about his experience deploying and running Windows Analytics. For those who don't know, Analytics is a set of solutions for Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) that provide you with extensive data about the state of devices in your deployment including Device Health, Update Compliance and Upgrade Readiness - essential for modern management of devices. Come along to hear from Paul and see it in action. Kicking things off though, we'll have an overview of new features and announcements across Azure and Office 365 from Buddy Davies and Alan Marshall plus some things they'll be looking forward to hearing from Microsoft's Ignite conference coming up in September. Agenda: 5:00pm - 5:30pm Arrival / Networking over pizza and beverages 5:30pm - 5:45pm Welcome 5:45pm - 6:00pm Buddy: What's New in Azure? 6:00pm - 6:15pm Alan: What's New in Office 365? 6:15pm - 7:00pm Paul: Windows Analytics 7:00pm - Close Hope to see you there! But if you don't make it in person, catch it live or recorded at https://youtu.be/Nq-AlBuNy8A