What we're about

If you are interested in finding out more about Microsoft Azure then we invite you to be part of the Nashville Microsoft Azure User Group. The purpose of this group is to educate and inform its members about all aspects of Microsoft Azure that are relevant to CIOs, CTOs, Architects, Developers, IT infrastructure Managers and others. It also provides a forum for open discussion and informal networking among the membership. We currently have over 1500 members.

Topics that we discuss at meetings include:

• What is Windows Azure?

• Who is using it?

• Where is it appropriate and not appropriate?

• How to make effective use of it.

The group meets every 3rd Thursday of the month starting at 6:00 PM. Meetings are held at Microsoft, 8 City Blvd., Suite 403, Nashville, TN.

Upcoming events (2)

Terraform in Azure [ONLINE]

Online event

Hashicorp develops tools to automate cloud workflows: provisioning, security, networking, and orchestration. Terraform is an industry leading tool automating the multicloud provisioning workflow. This session will introduce and demonstrate Terraform Cloud, the enterprise version of Terraform with expanded governance capabilities. Presenter: Chris Smith is a Senior Solutions Engineer at Hashicorp covering the Tennessee and Kentucky region. He has worked in enterprise computing for 22 years as a sysadmin, a DBA, a software engineer, and in devops.

Machine Learning for Azure Folks Without (or With!) a Ph.D. [ONLINE]

Let’s face it, machine learning is hard. As developers with lots of tasks already, we need all the help we can get. That’s where Microsoft Azure comes in. Azure provides three levels of machine learning services to developers. This talk covers those three levels. First are the Azure Cognitive Services, a set a RESTful APIs exposing trained models for common tasks, which require almost no knowledge of machine learning to take advantage of. Second is the Azure Machine Learning Studio which lets you visually design machine learning workflows at a conceptual level. And finally, is the Azure Machine Learning Service which manages the entire machine learning lifecycle, using a process called MLOps. Azure also provides services related to machine learning such as the Azure Bot Framework, and Azure Databricks. There is something for everyone in machine learning from Azure, those who do and do not have a Ph.D. Presenter: Douglas Starnes is a tech author and Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in developer technologies in Memphis, TN. He is published on Pluralsight, Real Python and SkillShare. Douglas is co-director of the Memphis Python User Group, Memphis .NET User Group, Memphis Xamarin User Group and Memphis Power Platform User Group. He is also on the organizing committees of Scenic City Summit in Chattanooga, and TDevConf, a virtual conference in the state of Tennessee. A frequent conference and user group speaker, Douglas has delivered more than 70 featured presentations and workshops at more than 35 events over the past 10 years. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree with an emphasis on Music Composition from the University of Memphis. The link will be posted to all who are registered before the meeting. Bill Zack

Past events (89)

Securing your Azure Subscription [ONLINE]

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