• Nashville Azure Group Meeting - One Cloud to Rule them All! [ONLINE MEETING]

    Microsoft recently released “Hybrid and multicloud - Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework for Azure”. This focuses on extending Azure management and support, not only to hybrid cloud, but to multi-cloud scenarios as well!

    Our presenter will be Tim Warner, Azure MVP, Pluralsight course/book author and Nashville Microsoft Azure Group Board member.

    Please pre-register at http://www.NashAzure.com.

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  • The Nashville Microsoft Azure Users Group: Kubernetes for the Data Scientist

    This meeting had to be cancelled due to a presenter's medical emergency

    [ONLINE MEETING]

    This session is going to be an introductory session for using Azure Kubernetes in deploying Machine Learning solutions and models, orchestrating computer resources to deploy deep learning models on websites and other services.

    Here we will also learn about how the presenter used it in his research and how he achieved many insights about resource allocation while I was researching Deep learning.

    Presenter: Vishwas Narayan

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  • Elastic Search in Azure [ONLINE MEETING]

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    Elastic Search in Azure

    Topic: Join us in this session to hear from Elastic - creators of Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana, and Beats about how Elastic can help you add the power of a Search Platform to your Azure environment.

    In this demo heavy-session Hemant Malik, Principal Solutions Architect from Elastic will dive into:
    • Elastic's native integration into Azure
    • Using Elastic on Azure for Enterprise Search, Observability, and more
    • Getting started with Elastic on Azure

    Presenter Bio:
    Hemant Malik is a Partner Solutions Architect for Elastic, based out of the Greater Seattle Area. Hemant has been working with users of Elastic since 2017. Before Elastic, Hemant worked at Oracle, where he focused on helping users integrate applications, services, data, and humans into their business processes.

    In addition to the presentation on Elasticsearch in Azure Elastic will be providing some Elastic SWAG to the first three people who ask a question in the meeting. They will also give attendees who stay until the end of the meeting a $10 Starbucks gift card.

    Please register at http://www.NashAzure.com.

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  • Azure Arc - Managing Hybrid Servers

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    The Nashville Microsoft Azure Users Group ONLINE Meeting: June 17,[masked]PM CDT

    In this session, we will walkthrough how to manage and govern your Windows and Linux machines in other cloud providers or outside to azure in the hybrid environment. Azure Arc enables you to manage your entire environment, with a single pane of glass, by projecting your existing resources into Azure Resource Manager. You can now manage virtual machines, Kubernetes clusters, and databases as if they are running in Azure. Regardless of where they live.

    Presenter: Sivamuthu Kumar
    Siva is a Sr. Software Architect working at Computer Enterprises, Inc. Orlando, helping teams build and deliver mobile, IoT, and cloud and architecture specifications. He loves developer community-related work where he can share projects, ideas and learn from other developers.

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    Website: https://www.sivamuthukumar.com
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  • Get On Board Azure Monitoring with Log Analytics and KQL [ONLINE MEETING]

    Azure Log Analytics is the present and future of Azure infrastructure and application monitoring. Use a single query language to report across not only your Azure environment, but your off-cloud environments as well.

    In this demo-heavy, information-packed session, Microsoft MVP Tim Warner walks you through:

    * Differentiating the various Azure monitoring tools and technologies
    * Deploying a Log Analytics workspace and onboarding resources
    * Reporting on log data with Microsoft's Kusto Query Language (KQL)

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  • Azure Landing Zone Deployments at Scale

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    As more and more companies are preparing to transition their critical applications to the public cloud, the need for a strong foundation that accounts for their unique scale, security, governance, networking, and identity requirements are greater than ever.

    The best way to accomplish this is through an Azure Landing Zone. This presentation will step through how to set up the right Azure foundation, decide on a workload specific subscription design, show you how to manage governance across multiple subscriptions, and then walk through the buildout of the scaffolding needed for a foundational Azure environment through the use of Infrastructure as Code (“IaC”)

    Presenters:

    David Walden, Manager, Data Services @ SHI
    Donald Pollard, Manager, Azure Services @ SHI
    Keith Valentine, Manager, Azure Services @ SHI

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  • Introduction to Azure Image Builder [ONLINE MEETING]

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    Image Builder is an Azure solution that provides a pipeline for custom image creation and management. This session explores what Azure Image Builder is and how it’s used to manage images. The presentation uses a Windows image as an example, identifying options for Linux images along the way. We also review how to use PowerShell to customize Azure Marketplace images with custom software.

    Travis Roberts is a Cloud Infrastructure Architect at RBA Consulting, MVP, MCT, and author of “Zero to Hero with Windows Virtual Desktop” on Udemy.com. Travis has 20 years of IT experience in the legal, pharmaceutical, and marketing industries and has worked with IT hardware manufacturers and managed service providers. Travis has held numerous technical certifications throughout his career from Microsoft, VMware, Citrix, and Cisco.

    Don't forget to register at http://www.NashAzure.com.

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    Topic: Introduction to Azure Image Builder
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  • Azure Resource Manager Template Development and Best Practices [ONLINE]

    The February 18, 2021 meeting of the Nashville Microsoft Azure Users Group will be on "Azure Resource Manager Template Development and Best Practices".

    This will also include discussing Azure Bicep; the new Domain Specific Language for making ARM Templates a lot easier to develop.

    The presenter will be our own board member Tim Warner, Microsoft MVP and Pluralsight author.

    It will be held online. Please register to attend.

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  • 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.

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  • Terraform in Azure [ONLINE]

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    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.