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)

Understanding Your Application with Application Insights

Microsoft NERD New England Research & Development Center

Announcing the featured talk: "Understanding Your Application with Application Insights" by Azure MVP Jeremy Hutchinson from 7:00-8:15 - and opening session will be from 6:30-7:00, with topic TBD. 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 - Understanding Your Application with Application Insights 8:15-8:30: Announcements - then done! FEATURED TALK: Understanding Your Application with Application Insights FEATURED SPEAKER: Jeremy Hutchinson ABSTRACT: Stop flying blind and use Azure Application Insights to monitor website availability, performance, feature usage and exceptions. In this sessions you will learn how to add Application Insights to any application, what kind of information it can provide and how to use that information to make your application better for your users. ABOUT OUR SPEAKER: Jeremy Hutchinson (@hutchcodes), a Senior Software Engineer at Quicken Loans and Microsoft Azure MVP, has been developing line of business applications for 15 years primarily in the Microsoft stack. He has a passion for writing clean, scalable code and sharing what he has learned with others.

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

Working on October Dates/Locations
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No NERD dates available in Oct, so working on possible other locations.

Past events (99)

Jan 15 @ NERD - Azure CosmosDB and SQL .Net API is a winning combo

Microsoft NERD New England Research & Development Center

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