What we're about

Andy Cross and Richard Conway from Elastacloud (http://www.elastacloud.com/) and Chris Parsons and Joe Hancock from Hancock & Parsons (http://www.hancockandparsons.co.uk/) established the UK Azure Users Group in 2011. Together they have built a thriving community of Azure users and developers with the help of Microsoft UK. The user group currently stands at over 3000 members and meets every month in London.

Meetings are attended by up to 100 people a time and all those with an avid interest to learn Azure are encouraged to attend. The group regularly gives a platform for the Microsoft Azure engineering teams and distinguished community speakers.

As well as the monthly meetups, we are heavily involved in other community initiatives such as the now infamous Scott Gu events. The last event was held at Twickenham on 25th May 2017. It saw 800 fellow lovers of Azure join a selection of industry speakers, but most notable Scott Gu. We will be looking to arrange other such similar events. If you might be interested, please drop us an e-mail (pauline.hicks@hancockandparsons.co.uk) and we will be sure to share with you future events.

Upcoming events (1)

Azure Confidential Compute

Microsoft Reactor London

Title: Azure Confidential Compute
Synopsis: Encryption at-rest and in-transit is well understood and implemented in the cloud. Come and understand how Azure is leveraging silicon-level innovation to provide Trusted Execution Environments to protect the third-dimension: In-use Encryption. From custom-code to containers and lift & shift scenarios for legacy apps with some fun demos.

Bio (up to you how much of this you want to use)
Simon is Senior Technical Program Manager in the Azure Confidential Compute product group, helping customers understand, adopt and enhance the product.

Prior to joining Microsoft he was Cloud CTO at UBS and was responsible for a firm-wide implementation of foundational services on Azure as well as ongoing technical governance. He has spent 20+ years working in the hosting & managed IT services industry in Europe.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Brighton and is an established blogger and author.

Past events (129)

Green Software Engineering on Azure: Fad or Fancy?

WeWork - Office Space & Coworking