What we're about

Temporarily meeting as “Virtual Boston Azure” due to coronavirus, but you can still keep track and sign up to attend on this site.
Boston Azure and North Boston Azure have suspended 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).
*Due to coronavirus, Boston Azure and North Boston Azure are suspending all in-person events until further notice.

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

*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.

*Bill - @codingoutloud

Veronika - @veronika_dev1

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 the vast majority of our events, to MIT for help with some of our bootcamp events, but also to the occasional meeting/event sponsor.
We are introducing a Code of Conduct. Your feedback is welcome.
We are currently hosting meeting signups on Meetup.com/bostonazure, but you can also find our top-level site through the simpler URL bostonazure.org.
You can also find us on Twitter as @bostonazure.
And feel free to join our Slack community at 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), which meets in Burlington, MA.
Bored? Go check out the Azure Cloud Shell!

Upcoming events (3)

Microsoft Build Watch Party

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Have you watched Microsoft Build online? What do you think about all the Azure announcements?

Whether you were too busy to dive into Microsoft Build wide variety of sessions or watched all the sessions at once, we want to invite you to a Watch Party. We'll be watching the “Build cloud-native applications that run anywhere” session together live and discuss it along with other major announcements from Build.

Our goal for those attending the watch party is for you to leave not just with the content of the talk, but also a more in-depth understanding based on the discussion by the group.
It'll be an honest conversation among friends and won't be recorded, so we recommend preparing your mic and making sure your Teams chat is working.

High-level schedule of the event:

  • Welcome & Introduction by Host (10 mins)
  • Playback of Microsoft Build Breakout Session and discussion(50 mins). We'll be able to pause and talk about some things in details
  • Technical Discussion about other Build announcements (20 mins)

"Azure Functions 101" by Alpa Buddhabhatti

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### Azure Functions 101


In this introductory session, Alpa Buddhabhatti will provide a quick overview of Azure Functions. Later, she will show a quick demo to create Azure Functions using Visual Studio and the Azure portal. And finally will provide basic use cases of it with other Azure services.

Following services/Technology/Tools will be using during this session:

Azure Portal
Visual Studio 2019
Azure Function
Azure Key Vault
Azure Storage

Attendees will leave with knowledge of Azure Functions so they can start using it in their business use cases.

🎗 REMINDER: We are currently operating as #VirtualBostonAzure where Boston Azure (https://www.meetup.com/bostonazure) and North Boston Azure (https://www.meetup.com/North-Boston-Azure-Cloud-User-Group/) continue to combine forces to provide great virtual meetups with speakers from all over the world. We welcome both local and international attendees.

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This event will be delivered as a Microsoft Teams meeting with the link provided in the Meetup location listing.

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• 6:00-6:10: Introduction, announcements, banter
• 6:10-7:30: Alpa Buddhabhatti's talk on "Azure Functions 101"

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Speaker: Alpa Buddhabhatti

Alpa is an Azure Consultant with a passion for data and technology at Cluster Reply UK. She is Microsoft Certified Trainer and certified in Azure Data engineer and Azure Data Science. She is working on Azure services such as Logic Apps, Azure Functions, Azure Key Vault , Azure , Azure Data Factory, Azure Storage and Azure Data Lake .

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║ ℅ PEOPLE & SOCIAL MEDIA BEHIND #VirtualBostonAzure
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Virtual Boston Azure primarily organizers and group handles:

• Veronika Kolesnikova • @veronika_dev1 • https://twitter.com/veronika_dev1
• Jason Haley • @haleyjason • https://twitter.com/haleyjason
• Bill Wilder • @codingoutloud • https://twitter.com/codingoutloud
• Boston Azure • @bostonazure • https://twitter.com/bostonazure
• Slack • Join our community space • https://bit.ly/baslack

From the Field - Tools and Techniques in the Real World from Arra Derderian

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(bumped this placeholder out to Jan 2025 to give Arra sufficient time 😄)

More details to come, but here's the headline:

Based on his "From the Field" experience, hear Arra Derderian share what technologies, tools, and techniques work for him in the real world as he builds services running on Azure.

DATE TO BE DETERMINED @ 6:00 PM Boston time

This will be an ONLINE/VIRTUAL EVENT or... maybe IN PERSON

Arra bio here


Talk title and abstract will be here

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