• Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC) using Terraform

    Online event

    We hope everyone is keeping safe and positive during these difficult times. The Azure Group is happy to host another virtual meetup to share the knowledge with the Azure community! Presentation Description: Come learn the benefits of Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC), what Terraform is and why people love it, along with a breakdown of the basics (including live demo deployments). Then wrap up with a comparison of Azure Resource Manager (ARM) templates versus Terraform, consider some best practices, and walk away with some key resources in your Terraform learning adventure. Presenter: Adin Ermie ([masked]) LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adinermie/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/AdinErmie (@AdinErmie) Presenter Bio: Adin Ermie is a Cloud Solution Architect - Azure Apps & Infra at Microsoft, Canada. He is a certified Microsoft Cloud Solutions Architect, holds many other Microsoft certifications (https://www.youracclaim.com/users/adin-ermie/badges?sort=-state_updated_at&page=1), along with being officially certified as a HashiCorp Certified: Terraform Associate. Prior to joining Microsoft, he was a 5x Microsoft MVP in Cloud and Datacenter Management and contributes to the community through his blog located at https://adinermie.com/. He has hands-on real-world experience with Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC) projects, including deploying global-scale hub-and-spoke networks in Azure across multiple regions. We hope you can join us on May 27th! The Azure Group Steering Committee

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  • Azure Certifications for Career Advancement - Virtual Meetup

    We hope everyone is keeping safe and positive during these difficult times. The Azure Group is happy to host another virtual meetup to share the knowledge with the Azure community! Presentation Description: Are you considering taking an Azure exam? And wondering if it's worth it and where to start. Then this session is for you. You will learn why it is important to not only pursue certifications but also continue to take exams throughout your career. Sharon will step through the updated Azure exams, provide an overview of the exam structure and share her tips and tricks of exams. Presenter: Sharon Bennett ([masked]) LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharonlbennett/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SharonBennettLL Presenter Bio: Sharon Bennett is a staff author at LinkedIn who creates courses focusing on Microsoft Azure and Office 365. Previously, Sharon worked with Microsoft Partners, providing technical and business development advice to help them build their cloud offerings. Sharon is a certified Microsoft Cloud Solutions Architect, a Microsoft Certified Trainer, and holds several other Microsoft certifications. Additionally, Sharon has taught Azure and other Microsoft technologies to Microsoft Partners. Sharon brings 20+ years of technical experience and her own entrepreneurial lessons to her position. Visit this URL https://www.linkedin.com/learning/instructors/sharon-bennett to view Sharon’s LinkedIn courses focusing on Microsoft Azure and Office 365 We hope you can join us on April 30th! The Azure Group Steering Committee

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  • March 2020 Meetup - Review of latest Azure news and announcements.

    The Azure Group is happy to resume its meetups to share the knowledge with the Azure community! Our next meetup on March 25th, will be a virtual event hosted on Microsoft Teams. There has been a lot of activity on the Azure space lately and keeping up to date is definitely a challenge. Join us for this virtual meetup as we do review of major latest news and announcements that could be important for you and your organization. This is not a meetup you want to miss If you are interested on staying on top of everything that has happened recently in the ever-evolving Azure world. We will have two Azure experts delivering presentations for this meetup. Adin Ermie (Azure Cloud Solutions Architect, Microsoft) and Arlan Nugara (Azure MVP). Join the meetup here: https://tinyurl.com/w9l3ojz We hope you can join us on March 25th! The Azure Group Steering Committee

  • September Meetup - Review of latest Azure news and announcements.

    The Azure Group is back after the summer break! We hope that everyone had a great summer and is enjoying the nice weather while it lasts. We are looking forward to resuming our monthly meetings to discuss all things Azure. Our next meetup on September, 10th will be a virtual on event hosted on Microsoft Teams. There has been a lot of activity on the Azure space so we thought it would be appropriate to do a review of major latest news and announcements. This is not a meetup you want to miss If you are interested on staying on top of everything that has happened recently in the ever-evolving Azure world. We will have two Azure MVPs for this event, Adin Ermie and Arlan Nugara. Join the meetup here: https://tinyurl.com/yysdbx4c We hope you can join us on September 10th! The Azure Group Steering Commitee

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  • June Meetup - Azure Key Vault and Automated Deployment

    200 Wellington St W

    Topic: Deploying Azure Function, Key Vault and SQL DB using ARM Template Description: Azure Key Vault is a tool for securely storing and accessing secrets. We will go through a popular Azure PaaS Architecture pattern using Key Vault to store a password. I will demo and walk through the general configuration of a dedicated Azure Function app, Azure SQL and Key Vault that was deployed with automation. I will then go through fairly advanced techniques and best practices on how to deploy Azure Key Vault and a password secret with ARM templates. Finally, a very brief look at my Azure DevOps Pipeline to deploy the ARM template. You will come away with an understanding of an applied use case of leveraging Azure Key vault for a PaaS solution in better managing a password secret. Presenter: Roy Kim (https://www.linkedin.com/in/roykimtoronto/) A Microsoft MVP who to achieves business outcomes with Azure and Office 365. Roy Kim is a Solutions Architect and developer focused on Azure, SharePoint and Office 365. In recent years, has been supporting solutions in Azure for large enterprise covering Azure App Service, Azure SQL, VM, VNETs, Azure monitoring and security. A two time Microsoft MVP award recipient. He holds a BS degree in computer science from the University of Toronto. Blog: www.roykim.ca Twitter: @RoyKimYYZ Note: The elevators lock at 6:00 PM. If you have trouble getting in, wait in the downstairs lobby and we'll come down and collect you. We'll make periodic trips to check for new arrivals until 7:00 PM.

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  • May 14th - Azure Governance with Blueprints, Resource Graph and Policy

    Online - Teams Live Event

    Our meetup will be hosted online on May 14th. Teams Live Event URL: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_M2I4NDY4ZTgtNGM4Yi00Njc3LWE3YzYtMjhhN2VlMjE5MjJm%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%229e13e549-0d69-44be-b3ff-4d6b40a1b24e%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%229209d99d-b5fe-4549-a512-21628729e4eb%22%2c%22IsBroadcastMeeting%22%3atrue%7d ------------------------ Topic: Azure Resource Graph: Get instant access to resource information across all your Azure environments Description: 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 accidentally 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. Presenter: Arlan Nugara (https://www.linkedin.com/in/arlannugara/) Arlan Nugara is a Cloud Solution Architect that speaks widely on Azure and DevOps. He has been awarded an 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. Note: The elevators lock at 6:00 PM. If you have trouble getting in, wait in the downstairs lobby and we'll come down and collect you. We'll make periodic trips to check for new arrivals until 7:00 PM.

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  • Azure Global Bootcamp (GAB)

    1950 Meadowvale Blvd

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  • April Meetup - Azure DevOps - Deploy Your Code Faster and Safer

    200 Wellington St W

    Topic: Azure DevOps - What is it and how you can leverage to deploy your code faster and safer Description: Come out tonight to learn all about what is Azure DevOps, how it fits in with the greater Azure pictures. Then in the second half, we'll dive in and see how you can easily set up an automated pipeline to build, test, and deploy your code to any platform fast and yet safe. Presenters: Callon Campbell and Arlan Nugara (https://www.linkedin.com/in/calloncampbell/) (https://www.linkedin.com/in/arlannugara/) 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 Data centers 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. Callon Campbell is a Systems Architect, Developer and Microsoft MVP. With over 20 years of experience, he's been developing desktop, mobile and web enterprise applications using Microsoft .NET Framework, SQL Server and Azure. Callon is also the co-creator of the ReflectInsight .NET Logging framework and Live Log Viewer. He's passionate about learning new technologies and sharing his experience with fellow peers in the community. Callon can be reached on Twitter via @Flying_Maverick, and has a blog at https://TheFlyingMaverick.com. Note: The elevators lock at 6:00 PM. If you have trouble getting in, wait in the downstairs lobby and we'll come down and collect you. We'll make periodic trips to check for new arrivals until 7:00 PM.

  • March Meetup - Moving your Application to Azure Kubernetes

    200 Wellington St W

    Topic: Moving your application to Azure Kubernetes Description: In this session, Hussein Salman will provide an overview about microservices, containers, and Docker and then will touch on different Kubernetes concepts and Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) as a managed Kubernetes cluster. He will also show an end to end demo of the following: - Dockerize an existing application - Push containers to Azure Container Registry - Create Azure Kubernetes cluster and run the containers By the end, you will learn what you need to move your containerized application to AKS. Presenter: Hussein Salman (https://www.linkedin.com/in/husseinsalmanpmpmcsd/) Hussein Salman has over 12 years of experience in software development and currently works as an Architect at Avanade, mainly helping clients migrating their applications to the cloud. Hussein is certified as PMP, MCSD, MCSA Cloud and AWS Architect. He likes to contribute to the community and he has recently started blogging on his personal site. Personal site: https://husseinsalman.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/husseinsalmann Note: The elevators lock at 6:00 PM. If you have trouble getting in, wait in the downstairs lobby and we'll come down and collect you. We'll make periodic trips to check for new arrivals until 7:00 PM.

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