• Google Cloud visits Northeast Wisconsin Cloud User Group

    Skyline Technologies

    Google is coming to Appleton! Quentin Capista from the Google Customer Engineering team will be speaking this month on an array of topics including: Google Cloud Anthos There will be time for Q&A and an open discussion around Anthos and other GCP services. We hope to see you on August 28th.

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  • May NEWCUG Meeting with Sean Massey, VMware Cloud Architect

    Skyline Technologies

    Join us at the Skyline Garage for a presentation by Sean Massey @seanpmassey on the VMC (VMware Cloud). Sean will be talking about the basics of the VMware Cloud and getting started with it. As with all of our meetings, we will also have open discussion with Q&A. Join us and bring a friend!

  • Azure Multi-Factor Authentication with Mark Ziesemer

    Skyline Technologies

    Join the NEWCUG Team for a presentation on Azure Multi-Factor Authentication by Mark Ziesemer. A little about Mark: Mark Ziesemer - Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and Information Security Architect at Heartland Business Systems. 15 years of Information Technology experience across software engineering, infrastructure & operations, and information security, with past experience at SECURA Insurance Companies, School Specialty, Inc., and Liberty Mutual Insurance.

  • March 27th Meetup at Skyline Garage - "Cloud Consumption & Cost Avoidance"

    Join the NEWCUG Team and our sponsor CheckPoint Software for the re-launch of the NEWCUG for 2019! After a few introductions, our presentation >portion of the meeting will be given by Mike Nelson and will be a discussion around public cloud consumption. There will also be information on a few cost >avoidance techniques and tools you can use to help slim down your cloud invoices. Checkpoint Software will be supplying some yummy food and, for >those that wish to join us, we'll head out after the meeting for a few beverages and some great networking.

  • Azure DNS with Mark Ziesemer

    Skyline Technologies

    • What we'll do DNS and Domain Names, and URL considerations: Availability, performance, management, and security with Microsoft Azure DNS. Having reached General Availability status in September 2016, Azure DNS has the scale and redundancy built-in to ensure high availability for your domains - and is backed by a 99.99% uptime SLA. Push DNS updates in seconds, through the Azure Portal, PowerShell, and other APIs - including the Men & Mice Suite for integrated DNS, DHCP, and IP Address Management (IPAM / DDI). With DNS secured at Azure or elsewhere, learn how to also secure your domain name registration - aspects that are often overlooked in infrastructure security efforts. Finally, review some architecture, SEO, and security concerns in use of word separation, sub-domains, sub-folders, and separate domains - including some points missed by Equifax in their response to one of the largest and most significant data breaches in history. A little about Mark: Mark Ziesemer - Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and Information Security Architect at Heartland Business Systems. 15 years of Information Technology experience across software engineering, infrastructure & operations, and information security, with past experience at SECURA Insurance Companies, School Specialty, Inc., and Liberty Mutual Insurance. • What to bring • Important to know

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  • Azure Data Lake Analytics with Sean Forgatch

    Skyline Technologies

    Azure Data Lake Analytics or ADLA is all about bringing Big Data capabilities to the masses. Utilize Hadoop technologies to work with both structured and unstructured data. Code in Python, .NET, and U-SQL. In this session will work with U-SQL, which is Microsoft's Big Data language which encompasses both SQL and C#, and similar to HiveQL. Learn about how these technologies can bring value to your organization and where to apply them. Agenda: • Fundamental concepts and considerations when designing a Data Lake • Review when and why you would use ADLA Deep Dive into ADLA to learn about processing Big Data utilizing U-SQL A little about Sean: Sean Forgatch is a Business Intelligence Consultant and Certified Big Data Solutions Developer at Talavant focusing on Data Integration and Analytics. He is passionate about the healthcare industry and enjoys building solutions that impact patients' lives. His latest interest have been developing with BIML and U-SQL while defining best practices for Data Lake implementations. He can often be found at tech meetups around the Milwaukee, WI area and speaks nationally at various SQL Saturdays. When not developing he enjoys running, biking, and visiting family in Northern California and Southern Illinois.

  • Azure SQL Database Performance Tuning with Jes Borland

    Skyline Technologies

    When using Azure SQL Database, you're paying for performance. In this session, you'll learn what tools and techniques are now available to help you be cost-effective. You'll see how to use features such as scaling, in-memory OLTP, and real-time operational analytics to minimize query run times and optimize resource use. Query Performance Insight and Automatic Tuning will be covered so you know how to monitor your environment and automate tuning. You'll be ready to get the most performance for the least amount of money from SQL Database. A little about Jes: Jes Borland is a Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft, specializing in SQL Server and Azure. She holds an AAS - Programmer/Analyst degree and is a SQL Server 2016 MCSA. She frequently presents at user groups, SQL Saturdays, and national conferences; leads her local user group; and is a member of WIT Wisconsin. She's also a dedicated runner, cyclist, chef, and bookworm.

  • Dashboard in an hour with Scott Hietpas

    Skyline Technologies

    This will be a great meetup. Here is the description from our Speaker Scott Hietpas: You will see how to distill an overwhelming amount of data into actionable insights that can be tailored for different people. Discover how you can make Power BI easy and effective. After 1 hour, you will be able to know how to: • Support business decisions with analytics • Bridge the gap between your BI team and end users • Get the right data to the right people • Ask the right questions to help you run your business better • Enable everyone to analyze, understand, and act on data insights A little about Scott: Scott is an experienced data analytics consultant with over 19 years of designing and developing enterprise architectures and software solutions. As a Senior Solution Architect in Skyline’s Data Analytics & Data Platform practice, Scott helps clients solve business problems using data. He is especially passionate about Power BI and the importance of making data-driven decisions.

  • Which Azure Database Should I Choose with Anne Bougie

    Skyline Technologies

    Deciding which of the many database options to choose from in Azure can be overwhelming. There are many options, and it’s impossible for everyone to know all of them. Traditionally, the choice has been to select which relational database to choose. But with all the NoSql databases available, there are many more choices that may be a better fit for your application. What are the trade offs among all the choices? Why pick just one? I will give some practical examples of how to combine different types of databases. Microsoft released Document DB a couple of years ago, which was their first managed NoSql cloud database. Just recently Cosmos DB has expanded those offerings and made it easier than ever to use. Cosmos DB is a service that contains several types of databases. I will explain what each of these are, along with some code samples to get you started. You will leave this session with a greater understanding of the different types of NoSql databases and what kinds of problems each of them solves best. Anne Bougie is a Senior Software Developer at Concurrency, Inc. Anne has been in software development since the mid-90s in many different roles including developer, architect, business analyst, tester, project manager and teacher. She has expertise in a variety of languages and platforms and enjoys speaking as an opportunity to break down complex technical topics to help other understand them. She has been developing for the cloud since 2009. When she is not coding, she is either maintaining her beehives or playing with Arduino projects for beekeeping. Her blog is at http://www.bougiefever.com

  • May Meetup - Azure IoT with Greg Levenhagen

    Skyline Technologies

    The Internet of Things has been buzzing for a while. Let's get a little hands on with devices and take away some of the mystery about IoT and Windows 10 IoT Core. We will get a Rasberry Pi 2/3 running Windows 10 IoT Core and running a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app to do something that we desire. We'll then hook up the app / data to Azure and see what that type of architecture can look like while realizing the overall picture of device through big data. -------------- If you want to follow along on your own hardware instead of observing, by all means bring your stuff. Required: Windows 10 on a laptop/surface Required: Visual Studio 2015+ on that laptop/surface Required: An ethernet cable to connect the Pi directly to your laptop/surface. You may need to have an adapter to plug the ethernet cable into your laptop. Optional: An HDMI cable and a Monitor if you want to display the UWP app (You don't need this to get things working). The other pieces are not time consuming to download/install and they will be available on USB sticks. To get started ahead of time. We'll be going through some of the material below and more. https://dev.windows.com/en-us/iot http://ms-iot.github.io/content/en-US/win10/KitSetupPCRPI.htm http://ms-iot.github.io/content/en-US/win10/KitSetupRPI.htm ----------- Greg Levenhagen is a Principal Consultant with Skyline Technologies, a Microsoft Regional Director and a Microsoft MVP in Windows Development. He has a great passion for giving back to the community and teaching. A true enthusiast of computer science, with passions and interests including mobile, UX, architecture, parallel, testing, agile, 3D/games, cloud, languages and much more. Greg speaks at conferences like ThatConference, CodeMash, Code PaLOUsa, TechBash, VSLive, KCDC and DevLink. He is also a Microsoft Certified Trainer, board member of ThatConference, president of the Northeast WI Developers User Group / Northeast WI Code Camp / Milwaukee Code Camp, cofounder of the Northeast WI Agile User’s Group, INETA speaker, IEEE and ACM member and a PhD student. Along with being a life-long geek, Greg enjoys golfing, football, woodworking, philosophy and stimulating conversation. You can find Greg on Twitter at @GregLevenhagen.

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