What we're about

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)).

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 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 (3)

Getting Started with Azure Kubernetes Service - Aug 28@NERD

Microsoft NERD New England Research & Development Center

This event is at Microsoft NERD. Government-issued ID needed for entry. Please check in at the security desk with photo id on street level. They will direct you to the first floor. AGENDA 6:00-6:30: Gather, eat, drink, and be social 6:30-7:30/8:00: Featured talk - Jason Haley 8:00-8:15: Announcements - then done! FEATURED TALK: Getting Started with Azure Kubernetes Service FEATURED SPEAKER: Jason Haley ABSTRACT: Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) is a managed Kubernetes service that you can use to host your containerized applications with in Azure. If you are looking to get started with Kubernetes - AKS is a great place to start. In this presentation Jason will cover topics that should help you get started, such as: 1. High level overview of containers, Docker and Kubernetes 2. How to provision an AKS cluster 3. Using the Kubernetes dashboard 4. Using kubectl with AKS 5. Deploying an application to AKS 6. Helm - what it is and how to use it 7. Walkthrough a DevOps pipeline 8. Visual Studio 2019 tooling and DevSpaces ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Jason Haley is a Microsoft Azure MVP, Independent Consultant specializing in Azure and Angular. He tries to stay involved in the developer community around the Boston area.

September Meetup: Ben Day

Microsoft NERD New England Research & Development Center

This event is at Microsoft NERD. Government-issued ID needed for entry. Please check in at the security desk with photo id on street level. They will direct you to the first floor. AGENDA 6:00-6:30: Gather, eat, drink, and be social 6:30-7:00: Opening talk - TBD 7:00-8:15: Featured talk - TBD by Ben Day 8:15-8:30: Announcements - then done! FEATURED TALK: TBD

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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