Developing with Azure: Web Apps and DevTest Labs

Slalom Tech Talks
Slalom Tech Talks
Public group


8 King Street E. Suite 400 · Toronto, ON

How to find us

Right outside King Subway Station on the NE corner of Yonge/King

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We're excited to have two Microsoft MVPs visit our office to deliver presentations on Microsoft Azure!

Topic 1: Designing and Configuring Azure Web Apps
Speaker: Roy Kim
Description: Do you have a web app that you want to host in Azure Web Apps? Roy will walk through the design considerations in terms of compute resources, scalability, sizing, deployment, security, backups and more. Roy will also give a demo of a functioning single page app he has built and go over design decisions and key configuration settings. You will walk away with a deeper overview and practical steps to action in putting your web apps into the Azure Cloud - Platform as a Service.

Bio: Roy Kim (Microsoft MVP) is a Solutions Architect and developer focused on SharePoint, Azure, and .NET. As an independent consultant, he has been delivering solutions to organizations to solve business pain points and achieve business goals with right technology, methodology. Some previous companies he as worked at are Deloitte, PwC, Infusion and Accenture. He holds a BS in computer science degree from the University of Toronto. He is very open and passionate about having discussions on how technology can help businesses. Feel free to reach out via @roykimYYZ or Read his latest blog posts at


Topic 2: Using Azure for Software Development & Testing
Speaker: Arlan Nugara
Description: Azure DevTest Labs is a free service that helps developers and testers quickly create environments in Azure while minimizing waste and controlling cost. You can test the latest version of your application by quickly provisioning Windows and Linux environments using reusable templates and artifacts. Easily integrate your deployment pipeline with DevTest Labs to provision on-demand environments. Scale up your load testing by provisioning multiple test agents, and create pre-provisioned environments for training and demos. The only cost comes from the actual Azure resources consumed such as VMs, storage, databases, etc. The topics covered include:
• Quickly provision development and test environments
• Minimize waste with quotas and policies
• Set VM automated shutdowns and startups to minimize costs

Bio: Arlan Nugara has spent most of his time working with the Microsoft technology stack and applying it to the technology needs of large corporations. He has a passion for Enterprise-grade Cloud Computing Platform & Services and DevOps and has been a software developer for the past 20 years. He is always looking for ways to work smarter by learning and developing new skills and knowledge. Arlan was awarded a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in 2017 for his technical community contributions in Azure (Cloud Computing Platform & Services). He blogs at and is on Twitter via @ArlanNugara.

6:00 - 6:30 Pizza, Drinks (Pop & Beer), Networking
6:30 - 7:15 Presentation 1
7:15 - 7:30 Intermission
7:30 - 8:15 Presentation 2
8:15 - 8:30 Networking

*What's Provided*
Food, drinks, snacks

*Important to know*
Due to access controls, Slalom employees will be downstairs by the elevators helping attendees up to the 4th floor. Please RSVP as soon as possible as we've got limited spots available. Hope to see you there!