• Azure DevOps Series Kickoff Meeting [ONLINE]

    Online event

    Abstract: You can do DevOps activities like automation or CI/CD without understanding the why of DevOps. We'll dive into why and how of DevOps and how it will benefit everyone in the organization. Then we'll discuss and walkthrough of creating CI/CD pipelines in Azure DevOps. With testing and infrastructure as code, this should enable attendees on their devops journey. Presenter: Chris is a DevOps Lead with a history of Full-Stack Development and Cloud Architecture. Chris has a focus in modern applications built with microservices, containers, Single Page Apps, RESTful APIs, and cloud technologies following agile practices. Throughout his career, Chris has tried to follow industry best practices and standards. Earlier in his career, he had lots of experience with security, infrastructure, and networking. Focusing on Dev Ops ties all of the different roles together. In his free time, Chris is a speaker at numerous meetups, an avid reader and a gamer. To Join: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_YjA1OWNmNjMtNWQyYy00MGFhLWI2MWQtNTU3MDhjYTBhY2Zk%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22db1766ec-5540-4cde-ad8d-b2b59fb2ed8e%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%225f38c278-946f-485c-b1b1-660487c24f4a%22%7d

  • ONLINE: Azure: What to use When!


    The Nashville Azure Users Group has grown quite a bit in the last year. We now have over 1500 members. As a result, we have quite a few members who are just starting out with Azure, as well as many who are already proficient with Azure and operating at an advanced level. We do try to mix up our presentations to cover all member’s interests. We have had everything from introductory presentations to more advanced topics. Lately we have been focusing a bit on deep dives. For our May 21st meeting we will cater again to those who are new to Azure, or who have not been keeping up to date on the latest Azure developments. If you are in the novice category great. But even if you are more advanced you are more than welcome to participate and share your experience. Presentation Details This presentation will be an architectural overview of the Azure platform, its features and services. Since Azure is a very broad offering, we will focus on the question of what the Azure Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) features are, and when they should be used to solve specific business and technical problems. If you are new to Azure, or not conversant with all its recent enhancements, this presentation will give you a good overview, not too deep, but deep enough to understand what to use when. Agenda • What is Azure? • Why adopt it? • Azure Resource Management • Compute Options • Azure Storage • Databases • Business Continuity (Backup and Disaster Recovery) • Networking • Security • Virtual Desktop • IoT & Analytics • The Future of Azure Presenter: Bill Zack Bill is a Cloud Solution Architect here in Nashville. He has been an Azure specialist since before it was called Azure! (~2007 😊) Formerly he was a Principal Architect Evangelist at Microsoft. In that role, he was one of only 24 Azure Subject Matter Experts in all of Microsoft when Azure was launched in 2010. After leaving Microsoft he was hired as a Consultant by the Microsoft Azure Product Team to provide Architecture and Technical Support for Microsoft customers and partners. He also blogs about Azure at CloudyInNashville.com (https://CloudyinNashville.com/), has published books and white papers and presents frequently at community groups and conferences on (what else?) The Cloud and Azure. 😊 Bill founded the Nashville Microsoft Azure Users Group 6 years ago with only 4 members. Today he leads this group of over 1500 members. Meeting Teams Link: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_MmRlYmJmYTQtZTBjYy00OTI1LTg1MDctMzMyM2JiYjI0ZWIy%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22db1766ec-5540-4cde-ad8d-b2b59fb2ed8e%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%225f38c278-946f-485c-b1b1-660487c24f4a%22%7d

  • Global Azure 2020


  • ONLINE: Windows Virtual Desktop

    Online event

    ONLINE Meeting: ***** IMPORTANT: MEETING LINK HAS CHANGED ***** The link for the April 16th online Teams meeting has changed. Our thanks to Tim Warner for providing this service. (https://techtrainertim.com/) The link is: https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/ap/t-59584e83/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fteams.microsoft.com%2Fl%2Fmeetup-join%2F19%253ameeting_ZWQyZTgwZjgtODBjMC00ODczLWE5ZWUtY2ZlZmRlZTY1ZTM4%2540thread.v2%2F0%3Fcontext%3D%257b%2522Tid%2522%253a%2522db1766ec-5540-4cde-ad8d-b2b59fb2ed8e%2522%252c%2522Oid%2522%253a%25225f38c278-946f-485c-b1b1-660487c24f4a%2522%257d&data=02%7C01%7C%7Cb39cb2c1974f42299f0c08d7df34527f%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637223288118399734&sdata=KX0X7Eu6ba5DdcfY4ql8rPWgqAvrPlddGMTbdq1d0W4%3D&reserved=0 Abstract: With the current pandemic more and more companies are finding it necessary to support their employees working from home. Windows Virtual Desktop is a solution that they are adopting to make that possible. Windows Virtual Desktop is a set of technologies that allows you to deploy and scale virtual desktops and apps on Azure in minutes. Users can access their desktop via the internet from any device. It’s the only virtual desktop infrastructure that delivers simplified management and multi-session Windows 10 together with the best Office 365 experience. Presenter: Jerry Lambdin Senior Consultant at Planet Technologies

  • [ONLINE] How to Get and Stay Current with Microsoft Azure

    UPDATE: Due to the Covid-19 virus we have decided to make this an on-line only meeting. Please do not show up at Microsoft for this event. The Microsoft Teams meeting link is listed below. This meeting will be recorded. Abstract: The Azure product portfolio grows every single workday. How can you stay on top of Azure-related announcements, changes, and retirements? Join Microsoft MVP Tim Warner to gain the skills to embrace the Azure cloud and maintain your sanity. Tim will also discuss his upcoming book, Microsoft Azure for Dummies. In case you cannot attend the meeting, we will also be streaming it via Teams courtesy of Planet Technologies Bill ________________________________________________________________________________ Join Microsoft Teams Meeting https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_NzA4MTM2ZmYtNDFlNC00YzQ1LWFiOWEtOGQ4YTYwMGVhYTRl%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22ffa72070-63fa-4989-97c0-2d920cfbb85c%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%2281f86378-d44e-482a-bb2e-1a9d1abf6b90%22%7d [masked] United States, New York City (Toll) Conference ID:[masked]#

  • The Hail Mary PaaS: how to consistently win making the move to PaaS in Azure

    This will cover the reasons to consider moving to a PaaS-centric implementation, the key architectural and organizational decisions, and steps to prepare for the shift. This topic is applicable both for development and infrastructure folks, and will prepare you to be a key resource when weighing the decisions in your organization. Presenter Jason Wyckoff

  • Azure Governance: The Key to Azure Success


    Topic: Azure Governance Presenter: Bill Zack For details on this presentation; see the blog post: “Azure Governance: The key to Azure Success" at https://cloudyinnashville.com/2019/12/28/azure-governance-the-key-to-azure-success/ Starting with this month we are implementing a program of monthly meeting sponsors in addition to Microsoft and Vaco. Our raffle sponsor this month will be Dynatrace. If your company is interested in sponsoring a future meeting please contact Roger Dahlman: [masked]. Register for the meeting at http://www.NashAzure.com. See you there Bill

  • Cloud-Native Apps with Serverless


    Update: With this meeting we are kicking off our sponsorship program. Our first sponsor will be CyberMaxx here in Nashville. They will be raffling off two $25 gift cards at our meeting. See you there. Bill Abstract: Let’s take a lap around the primary use cases for serverless applications including functions and KEDA and the roles that serverless can play in creating and modernizing applications. Presenter Barton Mathis, Microsoft Cloud Developer Platforms : Azure Solutions Architect. I love People, Big challenges and Cloud dev tech, and I specialize in App modernization, Intelligent apps, DevOps and Cloud-native apps. I have worked on, with, and for : development, support, architecture and leadership teams for the last 20 years in a mix of enterprise, startup and government environments. I love Tex-Mex, motorcycles, hammocks and campfires, and currently reside just outside Nashville, TN with my 5 daughters (34 teenagers) and wife Chiyuki.

  • The Azure Maturity Model


    Every company is at one of the key stages of the Azure Maturity Model. o Some companies are just considering the use of Azure o Some are starting out on their journey o Some have adopted it extensively o And everything in-between This meeting will be to discuss the model, the concerns of companies at each stage and what they need to get to the next level. Although this will start with a presentation we expect to have audience participation since our members exist at all these levels of their journey. Come and bring your experiences to share. Presenter: Bill Zack is the Founder and President of the Nashville Microsoft Azure Users Group and an Azure Architect with Planet Technologies here in Nashville. This talk is based on over 10 years of experience with Azure. (Since before it was called Azure!)

  • Everyone's an Architect: Manage Your Deployments with Azure Blueprints

    Governance has historically been tricky business in Azure. How do you ensure consistency in your environment? You don't want to over privilege users, deploy over sized resources, or create Azure assets manually. In this demo-heavy, one-hour session Nashvillian and Microsoft MVP Tim Warner walks you through Azure Blueprints, a new Azure governance platform that simplifies the entire deployment life cycle, from ARM templates to Azure Policy to RBAC permissions. Join us, and bring your questions and curiosity! Meeting Agenda 6:00 PM: Refreshments and Networking 6:30 PM: Presentation There is a free parking garage under the Microsoft building. Please park on level P2. Bill Zack