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Due to coronavirus, Boston Azure and North Boston Azure are suspending all in-person events until further notice. Click Read more for details.

Boston Azure is a community-run group with the goal of learning about cloud computing with the Microsoft Azure cloud computing platform. We have been meeting since October 2009, making us the oldest such Azure-focused community group in the world. The group was founded by Bill Wilder (@codingoutloud (https://twitter.com/codingoutloud)).

Due to coronavirus, Boston Azure and North Boston Azure are suspending all in-person events until further notice. This include regularly scheduled monthly events and the Global Azure 2020 event scheduled for Sat April 25.

We are considering options around virtual events, but have no specific plans at this point.

One such virtual event under consideration is the Global Azure 2020 event scheduled for Sat April 25, but a lot would need to happen and go right before then to make it possible. At this point, watch this space for updates, but treat it as "possible but not yet likely" for now.

If you have any questions or feedback you can reach out to @bostonazure on twitter - or to any of us directly via twitter (handles below) via Meetup messaging.

Sincerely,

Bill - @codingoutloud
Veronika - @breakpointv16
Jason - @haleyjason

The group is run by volunteers. So far for all the events we've hosted over the years, we've managed to provide them for free to attendees. This is in large part to Microsoft offering free space at NERD where we've held 90% of our events, but also to the occasional meeting/event sponsor.

We are introducing a Code of Conduct (https://bostonazure.github.io/codeofconduct.html). Your feedback (https://github.com/bostonazure/bostonazure.github.io/issues) is welcome.

We are currently hosting meeting signups on Meetup.com/bostonazure (https://meetup.com/bostonazure), but you can also find our top-level site through the simpler URL bostonazure.org (http://bostonazure.org/).

You can also find us on Twitter as @bostonazure (https://twitter.com/bostonazure).

And feel free to join our Slack community at https://bit.ly/baslack .

Boston Azure usually meets in the Boston/Cambridge area. You may also be interested in the North Boston Azure group, run by Jason Haley (@haleyjason (https://twitter.com/haleyjason)), which meets in Burlington, MA.

Bored? Go check out the Azure Cloud Shell (https://shell.azure.com/)!

Upcoming events (2)

May 28: Everyone's an Architect: Manage Your Deployments with Azure Blueprints

Join us on Thursday, May 28 for a virtual meetup. We are combining forces with North Boston Azure user group: https://www.meetup.com/North-Boston-Azure-Cloud-User-Group/ to provide great virtual meetups with speakers from all over the world. Featured talk: "Everyone's an Architect: Manage Your Deployments with Azure Blueprints" by Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP based in Nashville, TN Tim Warner. ## LOCATION This event will be organized as a Live Event on Teams. Attendees will be able to type their questions, but won't be able to use their mic or camera. We're currently experimenting with different formats, so we'll be waiting for your feedback after the event. ## AGENDA 6:00-6:10: Introduction, announcements 6:10-7:30: Featured talk and Q&A ## MAIN TALK Everyone's an Architect: Manage Your Deployments with Azure Blueprints Governance has historically been a tricky business in Azure. How do you ensure consistency in your environment? You don't want to over privilege users, deploy oversized resources, or create Azure assets manually. In this demo-heavy one-hour session Microsoft MVP Tim Warner walks you through Azure Blueprints, a new-ish Azure governance platform that simplifies the entire deployment life cycle, from ARM templates to Azure Policy to RBAC permissions. Join us, and don't forget to bring your questions and curiosity! ## SPEAKER BIO Tim Warner is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in Cloud and Datacenter Management based in Nashville, TN. His professional specialties include Microsoft Azure, cross-platform PowerShell, and all things Windows Server-related. Contact Tim via Twitter (@TechTrainerTim) or his website, TechTrainerTim.com.

FUTURE MEETING TOPICS
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HEY FOLKS -- I plan to keep this "fake meeting" around to help easily track ideas for future events. Feel free to "attend" and get updates when I change this page. WE GOT SOME SPACE! Will be posting new meetings for NERD soon. @codingoutloud Topic/speaker backlog (no order implied - just a list): • Commanding the command line: CLI & PowerShell • Blockchain (Todd and/or Simon) • SQL Server => SQL DB (Taiob) • Hands-on Cognitive Service/ML (Beth, Veronika) • Security/Compliance: Big Data security on Azure cloud that allows parallel processing and streaming of encrypted data (Serge Vilvovsky) • Security/Compliance: Compliance in Azure (George for Azure SQL DB) • Office 365 Security concerns (since they also apply to AAD) • IoT / DevOps / Lean / Analytics (Bob Familiar) WebJobs/ASE (Jason) • (Udai) • AWS vs Azure (jorge.cotillo via slack) • Business Side of Cloud (Mark) • ASE (v2?) (Jason?) • WAF (Bill?) • "Tools" meeting like this (https://www.meetup.com/NE-MSFT-Devs/events/91353232/) • Azure Data Catalog (Beth Wolfset) perhaps like this (http://www.sqlsaturday.com/694/Sessions/Details.aspx?sid=68754) or this (http://www.sqlsaturday.com/694/Sessions/Details.aspx?sid=68753) • Serverless: Media/Logic Apps (Juan Pablo) • Serverless: Functions, Logic Apps (Jim O'Neil) • ARM (Jim O'Neil) • Container Instances Oct 10 => 11 Oct 26 => 24 Nov 16 => 14 Dec 13 => 12 Dec 07 => 05 (Dec 11-Feb 18) Feb 27 => 22

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