- March Meeting - Con Agra's Journey to Azure HDInsight Bliss
Join us as Tim Dexter, a Senior Systems Analyst in Big Data & Analytics from ConAgra will be joining us to talk about their journey to HD Insight Bliss, aka: "To the lake and back, a fishes tale". Tim will be talking about how they have used PowerDI, Azure Data Warehouse and HD Insight.
- February Meeting - Azure AD B2C & Customized Application Sign-In and Sign Up
Brian Cary from TEAM Software will be joining us to present on Azure Active Directory's (AAD) Business to Consumer (B2C) identity solution, and how TEAM Software has used B2C Custom Policies with Azure Functions to customize the sign in/up flow for our React web and React Native mobile applications.
- November Meeting - Azure DevOps
Mike Douglas, Solution Consultant at Deliveron Consulting Services will be joining us to talk about AzureDevops. Mike specializes in working with development teams to implement DevOps and Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) solutions to eliminate traditional silos between development, business, and operations to establish cohesive processes. He is also a Microsoft ALM Ranger and Omaha DevOps meetup organizer. Mike is an experienced presenter and has spoken at local user group meetings and conferences such as VSLive, HDC, KCDC, and Nebraska.Code(). Mike has worked with a number of technologies in his 20 years of experience architecting enterprise solutions including Azure, Web, and Mobile Apps. Mike also enjoys sharing his experiences in Visual Studio ALM and TFS on his blog at www.deliveron.com/blog.
- October Meeting - Azure Site Recovery
Join us for a presentation and discussion around Azure Site Recovery. We will also be covering some of the recent news in Azure and attempting to talk about some of the major announcements after Ignite. Dustin Trager, a Technology Solutions Professional with Microsoft will be presenting on Azure Site Recovery and answering any questions you have related to that service. Please join us!
- August Meeting - Azure Cosmos DB
Join us for a presentation and discussion around Azure Cosmos DB. We will also be covering some of the recent news in Azure and deciding what we would like our topic to be for the September meeting. Tonio Lora, a Microsoft Data and Analytics Lead Architect with Microsoft will also be presenting on Azure Cosmos DB and answering any questions you have related to that service. Please join us!
- June Meeting - SQL Server vs. Azure SQL vs. Azure Managed SQL
Rob Shradar a Principal Solutions Specialist with Microsoft will be speaking about IaaS SQL Servers, Azure SQL Database, and Azure Managed SQL Database. He will cover a comparison of the three services and specific use cases for each. There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion after. Please join us!
- May Meeting - Re-Launch of Azure User Group & Azure Storage
Join us as we Re-Launch the Omaha Azure User Group & have a presentation on Azure Storage. We will discuss what topics people want out of this meetup going forward, the best formats and times for the meeting as well as discuss some recent Azure news that may be of interest to people. Dustin Trager, a Technical Solutions Professional with Microsoft will also be presenting on Azure Storage and answering any questions you have related to that service. Please join us!
- Use Azure as Your Modern Backup, Archive, and Disaster Recovery Solution
Use Azure as Your Modern Backup, Archive, and Disaster Recovery Solution Bad things happen, even to good people. Protect yourself and avoid costly business interruptions by implementing a modern backup, archive and disaster recovery strategy. See how you can securely extend your on-premises backup storage and data archive solutions to the cloud to reduce cost and complexity, while achieving efficiency and scalability. Be ready with a business continuity plan that includes disaster recovery of all your major IT systems without the expense of secondary infrastructure. You leave this session with a set of recommended architectures showing how to implement a modern backup, archive and disaster recovery solution and an understanding of how to quickly get something in place in your organization. Kevin Remde is a Sr. Technical Evangelist with Microsoft. He is an engaging and highly sought-after speaker, blogger, and technical community organizer. A prolific blogger, Kevin shares his thoughts, ideas and tips on his “Full of I.T.” blog ( http://aka.ms/FullOfIT ). In his past outside of Microsoft, Kevin has held positions such as software engineer, information systems professional, and information systems manager. He loves sharing helpful new solutions and technologies with his Dev and IT Pro peers. Please join us!
- March Meeting - Post-Ignite Updates
Meeting: I want to invite you for to the meeting to discuss many of the updates to Azure -- from IAAS to PAAS, from identity (Azure AD) to Networking options, from Storage to Management options. With 600+ releases every year in Azure, there have been a number of big changes in Azure that affect the way to design projects or new workloads in Azure. All skill sets and experience with Azure are welcome to come. If you don’t currently have an Azure subscription, I’ll have free Azure trial passes for you to use during the meeting, so you can try the new technology on Microsoft. Agenda: * Introductions * Post-Ignite Azure Announcements (45-60 minutes) * GA Announcement of Azure AD Domain Services (& Demo * New Virtual Machine Sizes (N- & Av2 released, H- and L- announced); Demo of the 3D capabilities * New Networking Options (VNet Peering, Advanced Networking) * New Management Options (Advisor, Monitor, Security Center) * Discussion of Current Projects / Workloads (15-30 minutes) * Future Meeting Topics Meeting Refreshments: At beginning of meeting, snacks and refreshments will be provided by Microsoft.
- November 2016 Azure User Group - Containers!
Microsoft and Containers Containers Containers! Please join us as special guest speaker Kevin Remde from Microsoft discusses containers. In today’s cloud-first world, businesses increasingly rely on applications to fuel innovation and productivity. As the cloud evolves, containers are emerging as an attractive way for developers to quickly and efficiently build and deploy these applications at the speed of business. Offering developers and IT professionals the ability to deploy applications from a workstation to a server in mere seconds, containers are taking application development to a whole new level. Kevin will discuss the popularity and benefits of using containers and tools like Docker for managing and deploying workloads in an agile, massively scalable way has not been missed by Microsoft. In this session you'll be introduced to the many ways Microsoft and Azure are supporting containers, as well as new Windows containers built-in to Windows Server 2016. Here is Kevin's background... Kevin Remde – Sr. Technical Evangelist with Microsoft - is an engaging and highly sought-after speaker, blogger, and technical community organizer. A prolific blogger, Kevin shares his thoughts, ideas and tips on his “Full of I.T.” blog ( http://aka.ms/FullOfIT ). In his past outside of Microsoft, Kevin has held positions such as software engineer, information systems professional, and information systems manager. He loves sharing helpful new solutions and technologies with his Dev and IT Pro peers. This will be an engaging session for both Developers and IT pros. Please join us! Thanks Steve