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We are featuring two exciting presentations this month! Presentation #1: "Improving quality by extending Azure Repos" Speaker: David Gardiner The new Azure DevOps allows you to "pick and choose" the pieces that make sense. In this talk David will share his experiences integrating Azure DevOps Repositories with other "best in class" tools like TeamCity and UpSource. Find out how the Azure DevOps API and Service Hooks enable integration of your own 3rd-party applications (both on-prem and cloud-based) into an Azure Repos pull request life cycle to provide insights into code changes and add value. Presentation #2: "Business Process Automation (Flow, PowerApps)" Speaker: Haniel Croitoru We've heard it all before - SharePoint solutions are dead. SharePoint Designer is deadish. InfoPath is not far behind. So what does all this mean for your workflow and forms solutions in SharePoint Online or your hybrid environment? Over the past couple of years, Microsoft has released a number of new apps and services that that not only fill the gaps, but provide you with great flexibility. Join Haniel Croitoru in this session as he discusses some of these technologies, including PowerApps, Forms, Flow, LogicApps, Azure Functions, and Azure WebJobs to name a few and discuss the scenarios to best leverage each of them. RSVP now to reserve your spot! Free parking available at the venue. https://yorkdale.com/centre-info/parking/ Speaker Bios David Gardiner has been creating software for over 25 years. He has a passion for continual learning and improving quality, and enjoys being in and creating environments where these happen. A Microsoft MVP (Development Technologies), he runs the Adelaide .NET User Group. Based in Adelaide, South Australia, he works as a Senior Software Developer at RL Solutions on healthcare software. In his spare time he contributes to numerous open source projects (including some of his own), and is a package moderator at Chocolatey.org. He blogs at https://david.gardiner.net.au/ and tweets at @DavidRGardiner. Haniel Croitoru is a Senior Office 365 and SharePoint Consultant and Office 365 MVP with over 15 years of experience in public and private sector and various verticals. Since 2003 Haniel has been focusing on SharePoint, delivering solutions and contributing as a SharePoint consultant, project manager, business analyst, and trainer. Host Bios Jack Lee is a Microsoft MVP and an Azure Certified Consultant. He is an active Microsoft tech community contributor. He has given presentations at the Global Azure Bootcamp at Microsoft Canada, User Groups, and has helped organized and provided mentorship at various conferences and workshops. He is also the President of the North Toronto Cloud & DevOps User Group (NorthTorontoUG). You can follow Jack on Twitter @jlee_consulting and his user group @NorthTorontoUG.
We are excited to announce the Visual Studio 2019 Launch Event which takes place on April 2, 2019 starting at 12 PM EST! Join Microsoft online for demos and conversations centered around development with Visual Studio 2019, Azure DevOps, and GitHub. There will be something for everyone, no matter what development language you use or target the web, desktop, or cloud. And, of course, you’ll be one of the first who get to try out the Visual Studio 2019 release. Head on over to https://launch.visualstudio.com/, add the event to your calendar, and sign up for e-mail updates to learn more about the full agenda and speaker list as we get closer to the event.
Governance in Azure is a key aspect of Azure Management that many companies fail to understand and implement correctly. The results can range from non-compliance with external regulations and internal policies to accidently deleting resources to deploying costly resources outside of approved budgets or in the wrong Azure regions. The solution to this problem is Azure Governance—the ongoing process of managing, monitoring, and auditing the use of Azure resources to meet the goals and requirements of your organization. We will take a look at Azure Policy and Management Groups to understand what they are and how to use them effectively for your Azure deployments. We will also explore the latest Azure governance services, Azure Blueprints and Resource Graph and understand how they can be used to create fully compliant environments and to get visibility into all your resources—fast. Be sure to RSVP now to reserve your spot. Free parking available at the venue. https://yorkdale.com/centre-info/parking/ Speaker Bios Arlan Nugara is a Cloud Solution Architect that speaks widely on Azure and DevOps. He has been awarded a MVP (Most Valuable Professional) in Azure for the past 2 years by Microsoft for his expertise and contributions to the technical community across the US and Canada. Arlan’s original background was in software development with a specialization in enterprise software development and architecture for financial institutions over the previous 20 years. Arlan’s focus over the past 2 years has been the building of Azure Virtual Datacenters where security is a key driving factor for a client’s migration to the Azure cloud. A critical part of this approach is the building of a landing zone as a configured environment with a standard set of secured cloud infrastructure, policies, best practices, guidelines, and centrally managed services. Host Bios Jack Lee is a Microsoft MVP and an Azure Certified Consultant. He is an active Microsoft tech community contributor. He has given presentations at the Global Azure Bootcamp at Microsoft Canada, User Groups, and has helped organized and provided mentorship at various conferences and workshops. He is also the President of the North Toronto Cloud & DevOps User Group (NorthTorontoUG). You can follow Jack on Twitter @jlee_consulting and his user group @NorthTorontoUG.
Planning is under way. All around the world user groups and communities want to learn about Azure and Cloud Computing! On April 27, 2019, all communities will come together once again in the sixth great Global Azure Bootcamp event! Each user group will organize their own one day deep dive class on Azure the way they see fit and how it works for their members. The result is that thousands of people get to learn about Azure and join together online under the social hashtag #GlobalAzure!