March DJUG: Enhance your Java Career by stealing Microsoft’s Code!

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Microsoft Building

1000 Town Center Dr., Suite 1930 · Southfield, MI

How to find us

Park in the Town Center ramp. Take the 1000 tower elevator to the 19th floor.

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March Detroit Java User Group meeting will be at Microsoft's Southfield, Michigan office, in the 19th floor conference space.

Our speaker is Brian Benz of Microsoft, coming in from Redmond, Washington.

Brian is a Senior Program Manager, focusing on Java at Microsoft. These days Brian spends his time helping Java developers and customers recognize the value and benefits of working on the Cloud with Microsoft Azure.

Presentation Topic:

Enhance your Java Career by stealing Microsoft’s Code!

In this session we’ll highlight Microsoft’s Open source offerings for Azure (, and talk about how Java developers could benefit from using Azure services in their applications. The focus will be on real-world examples using Microsoft’s open source SDKs on GitHub ( and tools ( available for non-Microsoft developers, with a drill-down into our Java offerings ( and how they can enhance Java applications. We also want to gather feedback from attendees on some exciting new offerings designed to make it easier to deliver Java in the cloud.


6:30 - Doors open. Pizza, beverages, and networking.

7:00 - Opening Remarks, Industry News, Peer Review, and Jobs in Java.

7:10 - Main presentation (60 mins approx. with Q&A)

8:30 - Lights out.