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A Lap around Azure Storage
6PM - 7PM: Social Hour (pizza and beverages provided) 7PM - 8PM: Presentation -------------------------------------------------- Azure Storage is a fully managed service for storing data in the cloud that is highly available, secure, durable, scalable, and redundant. Azure Storage includes Blobs, Files, Queues, and Tables. In this session, Jeremy shares how to set up storage and interface with storage from code. He explains the differences between storage types with hands-on demos that illustrate new features like hot and cold storage, archive, "soft delete". He'll also demonstrate the least expensive and fastest way to stand up a Single Page Application (SPA) using static website hosting. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jeremy is a Cloud Developer Advocate for Azure at Microsoft. Jeremy wrote his first program in 1982, was recognized in the "who's who in Quake" list for programming the first implementation of "Midnight Capture the Flag" in Quake C and has been developing enterprise applications for 25 years with a primary focus on web-based delivery of line of business applications. Jeremy is the author of four technology books, a former 8-year Microsoft MVP for Developer Tools and Technologies, is an international speaker and writes regularly on cloud and container development. Jeremy follows a 100% plant-based diet and spends most of his free time running, hiking and camping, and playing 9-ball and one pocket. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- As always, many thanks to Microsoft for sponsoring our Meetup location, and also to AgileThought ( for providing the food & drink.

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Cloud computing is already a multi-billion dollar business for Microsoft, and yet Azure is just now hitting its stride. Perhaps you're a long-time MS stack developer wondering "where do I go from here?" Maybe you're a seasoned dev manager or director curious how cloud in general and Azure in particular might fit into your next project. If you're looking for the future of Microsoft on the server and in the enterprise... you've found it! This group caters to all things Microsoft Azure and cloud computing. We'll explore a range of topics in three key areas (in likely order of decreasing frequency):

1. nuts-and-bolts Azure dev tools, APIs, features, etc... "how to accomplish in Azure"

2. higher-level topics on cloud computing patterns, architectural best practices, data access strategies, etc. with a focus on applying these in the Microsoft Azure environment

3. business-oriented topics like cloud economic and pricing models, cloud migration strategies, legal and compliance implications of the cloud, etc.

Ultimately our topic list is determined by the interests of the group members. We meet monthly and vary meeting formats as needed; mostly a 30 minute meet-and-greet followed by a 60-90 minute presentation, but some months we'll do two smaller presentations, we'll even try multiple 15 minute lightning talks if we have sufficient interest. We'll keep things relatively informal... as long as the sessions are relevant and engaging for the audience, that's what matters most. Hope you'll come out and join us!

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