What we're about

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!

Upcoming events (2)

Unified, Full Stack Monitoring with Azure Monitor

Microsoft Office - Avalon

6PM - 7PM: Social Hour (pizza and beverages provided) 7PM - 8PM: Presentation -------------------------------------------------- Monitoring is the bedrock on top of which the foundation of DevOps and automation are poured. Since OMS was retired back in April 2018, Azure Monitor has assumed the mantle of providing the single integrated experience for monitoring Azure resources and hybrid environments. In this talk we will review the rebranding of Azure Monitor with its unified monitoring experience and full stack, end-to-end visibility of all your resources. We will demo monitoring of hybrid environments, the simplicity of querying and analyzing metric and log data with Kusto Query Language (KQL), and alert management. Towards the end of the talk, I’ll share with you an Azure Monitor/Slack integration that I implemented at one of my clients. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Paul Brennaman is a Solution Architect at Slalom Consulting with 15+ years of experience on the Microsoft technology stack. Paul helps his clients accelerate mission critical business processes via custom solutions and/or platform integrations. Paul’s professional interests are cloud technologies and web development.

Build Recap TBD

Microsoft Office - Avalon

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Past events (48)

Microsoft Research Open Data: Built with Azure

Microsoft Office - Avalon

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