• Azure Front Door featuring Udai

    Online event

    🔒🔒Azure Front Door.🔒🔒

    Join us as Udaiappa Ramachandran (Udai) drills into Azure Front Door - a multi-featured network security appliance.

    Note the date for this ONLINE/VIRTUAL EVENT will take place TUE Sep 14 at 6:00 PM Boston time (EST, which is currently UTC-4).

    🎗 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 attendees from all over the world.

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    • 6:00-6:10: Introduction, announcements, banter
    • 6:10-8:00: Udai teaches us about Azure Front Door

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    Azure Front Door is a global, scalable entry-point that uses the Microsoft global edge network to create fast, secure, and widely scalable web applications.

    Azure Front Door -Standard/Premium (Preview) feature combines capabilities from traditional CDN, global load balancing, dynamic site acceleration, security including Azure Web Application Firewall(WAF), DDoS and adds new features such as delivery optimization, enhanced traffic analytics,  extensive security capabilities across WAF, BOT protection, Azure Private Link support, integration with Microsoft Threat Intelligence, and security analytics.

    This session will include a deep discussion and demo of the following items:

    • Introduction to Azure Load Balancing solutions (Front Door, Traffic Manager, Application Gateway, and Load Balancer)
    • Key benefits of Front Door
    • Custom Domains
    • Application Backends
    • HTTP(S) Routings
    • Rules Engine
    • Web Application Firewall
    • Programatically creating and managing the Front door
    • Monitoring and Alerts
    • Approach to Single and Multi-tenant global load balancing

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    Speaker: Udai

    Udaiappa Ramachandran (Udai) is the CTO at Akumina, is a Cloud Expert, Azure insider, Organizer of New Hampshire Cloud .NET User Group (@nhcloud) and is often engaged as a speaker for the New England Area User Group, Boot Camp, and Code Camp.

    He is also the founder of UVONS TECHNOLOGIES PRIVATE LTD.(https://uvons.com), a software development company specialized in Cloud Computing (Azure, AWS, and Google), and Artificial Intelligence.

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  • Applying a Security Mindset to Lock Down Azure SQL DB featuring Surbhi Pokharna

    🔒🔒Securing your cloud systems is not an act but a mindset.🔒🔒

    Join us as Surbhi Pokharna demonstrates both that mindset - and applies it in showing all the ways to lock down Azure SQL DB, and keep it locked!

    Note the date for this ONLINE/VIRTUAL EVENT was move a couple of times but is now finalized: this virtual event will take place Thu Aug 5 at 6:00 PM Boston time (EST, which is currently UTC-4).

    🎗 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 attendees from all over the world.

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    • 6:00-6:10: Introduction, announcements, banter
    • 6:10-8:00: Surbhi Pokharna teaches us how to lock down Azure SQL DB, and keep it locked down!

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    Applying a Security Mindset to Lock Down Azure SQL DB

    Securing your database in the cloud is not an act but a mindset.

    Securing a database is frustrating because how do you know when you are done? Meeting the bare minimum of an auditor’s checklist is likely to leave gaps. The best option is to develop a security mindset and aim for building a multi-layered defense system approach.

    In this talk, we will show you demos for how to implement each layer of defense one wall at a time. This way, if one layer is breached, you aren’t left defenseless. We will start at the outer layer with network access. Next, we will cover the authentication and authorization using Azure RBAC. Finally, we will protect the innermost layer with Data At Rest and Data In Transit encryption. Once these protections are in place, we’ll see how to monitor Azure SQL security ecosystem for intrusions with Advanced threat protection and more.

    By the end of this talk, you will have a plan in play to implement multi-layer defense as well as monitoring for Azure SQL.

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    Speaker: Surbhi Pokharna

    Surbhi is a database administrator with over 20 years of architectural experience. She has led global teams, managed enterprise-scale, highly-available OLTP environments with deep attention on resiliency, database security, and performance tuning.

    She is currently working as a digital transformation architect, change agent for cloud migrations plus carving the path for her team to transform from traditional OLTP to cloud data platform services team.

    She specializes in solutions for the financial industry.

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    • Jason Haley • @haleyjason • https://twitter.com/haleyjason
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  • Well-Architected Framework featuring Vaibhav Gujral

    Online event

    A dive into Azure's Well-Architected Framework featuring Vaibhav Gujral

    Topic: Microsoft Azure Well-Architected Framework

    Join us for our next virtual meetup on Thurs July 29 @ 6:00 PM Eastern Time (local Boston time) featuring Vaibhav Gujral who will drill into the Well-Architected Framework, which is part of the architectural guidance provided by Microsoft to help make better decisions when using Azure.

    🎗 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 attendees from all over the world.

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    • 6:00-6:10: Introduction, announcements
    • 6:10-8:00: Vaibhav Gujral on "Microsoft Azure's Well-Architected Framework"

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    In this online event, Vaibhav Gujral (Azure MVP) will be digging into the Well-Architected Framework which is part of the documented architecture guidance provided by Microsoft.

    How do you ensure that your workloads running in the cloud are well-architected? Join us in this session where Vaibhav will introduce Microsoft Azure Well-Architected Framework and explain different architectural excellence pillars within the framework. He will talk about different principles under each of the pillars and will share some architectural best practices that you can use to optimize your workloads running in Azure.

    By the end of the talk you will understand enough to start leveraging the Well-Architected Framework in your own work.

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    Speaker: Vaibhav Gujral

    Vaibhav Gujral is a seasoned cloud architect currently working at Kiewit Corporation. He has been awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award for the Microsoft Azure category and is a Microsoft Certified Trainer. He is a Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect Expert, and he holds numerous other Azure Certifications. Apart from being a regular speaker at several user groups, events, and conferences, he also runs the Omaha Azure user group. He regularly blogs at https://vaibhavgujral.com/.

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    • 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

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  • Aleksandar Nikolić on the Azure Cloud Shell

    Online event

    Join us for our next virtual meetup on Thurs May 13 @ 6:00 PM Eastern Time (local Boston time) featuring Aleksandar Nikolić who will drill into Cloud Shell, including its integration with Visual Studio Code, and insists you will be "constantly amazed"!

    🎗 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 attendees from all over the world.

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    • 6:00-6:10: Introduction, announcements
    • 6:10-8:00: Aleksandar Nikolic on "Azure Cloud Shell: The easiest way to manage Azure with command-line tools"

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    In this online event, Aleksandar Nikolić of PowerShell Magazine will speak on "Azure Cloud Shell: The easiest way to manage Azure with command-line tools".

    Azure Cloud Shell, a browser-accessible shell for managing Azure resources, offers PowerShell and Bash experience. Cloud Shell comes with a bunch of pre-installed and pre-configured CLI tools and programming languages. Just start Azure Cloud Shell and tools like Terraform and Ansible are ready to use. Cloud Shell integration with Visual Studio Code is so smooth, you will be constantly amazed.

    Join us to learn about one of the best ways to interact with Azure resources.

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    Aleksandar Nikolić
    PowerShell Magazine

    Aleksandar Nikolić is a Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP, a Microsoft Azure MVP, a co-founder of PowerShellMagazine.com, and a community manager of PowerShell.com. Aleksandar is also a Microsoft Azure Advisor.

    He has more than 18 years of experience as a system administrator.

    He also delivers Azure and PowerShell training courses around the world and is a frequent speaker at IT conferences such as Microsoft Ignite, MS TechDays, MMS, NIC, Intelligent Cloud, Techorama, MS NTK, and PowerShell Conference Europe.

    You can find him around the internet as follows:

    Twitter (https://twitter.com/alexandair)
    LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexandair)
    PowerShell Magazine (https://powershellmagazine.com)
    Public speaker profile (https://sessionize.com/alexandair/)

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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 • https://bit.ly/baslack

  • Microsoft Build Watch Party

    Online event

    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)

  • Mark Eisenberg: The Essence of Cloud Computing: a 2021 take on a 2010s question

    Join us for our next virtual meetup on Thurs May 13 @ 6:00 PM Eastern Time (local Boston time) featuring Mark Eisenberg with a thought-provoking talk on "The Essence of Cloud Computing: A 2021 take on a 2010s question." Put on your thinking cap and bring an open mind and be prepared to leave with a fresh perspective.

    🎗 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 attendees from all over the world.

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    • 6:00-6:10: Introduction, announcements
    • 6:10-8:00: Mark Eisenberg: "The Essence of Cloud Computing: A 2021 take on a 2010s question."

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    In this online event, Mark Eisenberg of Microsoft will speak on "The Essence of Cloud Computing: A 2021 take on a 2010s question."

    This session will make you think - or re-think - how you reason about cloud computing. Put on your thinking cap and bring an open mind and be prepared to leave with a fresh perspective.

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    Mark has over 30 years of technical sales and account management experience in the software and semiconductor industries. For the past decade, his entire focus has been on bringing the benefits of cloud computing to the enterprise. Most recently his cloud vision has expanded to include microservices and DevOps. He passionately believes that the current wave of technology innovation can significantly improve the state of the art in enterprise software application delivery.

    Prior to turning to the dark side Mark had 10 years of experience as an embedded software developer. He prides himself on having kept current on the technology front while still being able to find his way around a debugger.

    Mark holds a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from George Washington University.

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    • 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

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  • Daniel Colón: Arc-Enabling Management of Hybrid, and Multi-Cloud k8s Solutions

    Join us for our next virtual meetup on Web April 14 @ 6:00 PM Boston time (EST) featuring Azure Arc-Enabling Management of Hybrid, and Multi-Cloud k8s Solutions by Daniel Colón

    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 attendees from all over the world.

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    • 6:00-6:10: Introduction, announcements
    • 6:10-8:00: Daniel Colón: Arc-Enabling Management of Hybrid, and Multi-Cloud k8s Solutions
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    This is an online-only meeting. This session will cover what, why, and how of Azure Arc. We will then go into connecting to a local K8s, and an EKS to explore how we can control this like any other native Azure resource along with controlling an AKS instance.

    1. Concepts
    2. Getting Started
    3. Policies
    4. Monitoring
    5. Security
    6. Other Azure Enterprise Resources to Consider

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    Daniel has expertise in infrastructure, internet technologies, and systems integration obtained through 20 plus years of working as a manager, architect, and developer on projects for mission-critical back-end systems that have included various cloud platforms such as SoftLayer, AWS, and Azure. He has taught various courses at Northeastern University including ASP.NET, C#, and XML Web Services. He has various certifications including A+, Security+, Azure Administrator Associate, and Azure Solutions Architect Expert.

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    • Jason Haley - @haleyjason - https://twitter.com/haleyjason

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    • Bill Wilder - @codingoutloud - https://twitter.com/codingoutloud

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  • Udai Ramachandran: Infrastructure as Code using ARM Template

    Join us for our next virtual meetup on Tue Mar 9 @ 6:00 PM Boston time (EST) featuring Infrastructure as Code using ARM Template by Udai Ramachandran

    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 attendees from all over the world.

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    • 6:00-6:10: Introduction, announcements
    • 6:10-8:00: Udai Ramachandran: Infrastructure as Code using ARM Template

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    This is an online-only meeting. This session will deep dive Azure Resource Manager (ARM ) templates usage in the following:

    1. ARM template structures
    2. Creating UI definitions and validations
    3. Creating Basic, Linked, and Nested templates
    4. Building Templates for Marketplace
    5. Building Templates for Blueprints
    6. Executing Templates using Azure DevOps
    7. Executing Templates using PowerShell/CLI
    8. Executing Templates using Git Action
    9. Service catalog managed application definitions
    10. Executing Scripts and MSBuild part of templates

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    Udaiappa Ramachandran (Udai) is the CTO at Akumina, is a Cloud Expert, Azure insider, Organizer of New Hampshire Cloud .NET User Group (@nhcloud) and is a speaker for the New England Area User Group, Boot Camp, and Code Camp.

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    • Bill Wilder - @codingoutloud - https://twitter.com/codingoutloud

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  • "How does Azure Cosmos DB work under the hood?" by Hasan Savran

    Join us for our next virtual meetup on Tue Feb 23 @ 6:00 PM Boston time (EST) featuring "How does Azure Cosmos DB work under the hood?" by Hasan Savran.

    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 attendees from all over the world.

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

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    • 6:00-6:10: Introduction, announcements
    • 6:10-7:30: Hasan Savran - How does Azure Cosmos DB work under the hood?

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    To master any technology, you need to understand the foundation of how it works on the back-end first. In this session; We will explore Azure Cosmos DB's infrastructure. I will explain to you how Azure Cosmos DB works and handles data in the back-end. We will cover the basics and some of the most misunderstood features of Azure Cosmos DB.
    Learning new technologies makes you a better leader and collaborator. Join me to learn more about this new Cloud Database technology.

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    Hasan Savran is Microsoft Data Platform MVP and Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer. He works at Progressive Insurance as a Business Intelligence Manager. He spends his days architecting cutting edge business solutions by using the latest Web and Database technologies.
    Hasan has spoken at many SQL Saturdays, Code Camps and User groups. He is an active member of the HTML5 and WebAssembly W3C groups. He likes to write about SQL, CosmosDB, C#, and Front End development on his blog.

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  • Monitor Azure Resources with Kusto Query Language with Microsoft MVP Taiob Ali

    Join us for our next virtual meetup on Thu Jan 28 @ 6:00 PM Boston time (EST) featuring "Need to Monitor Any Azure Resource? Must Learn Kusto Query Language" by Taiob Ali.

    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 attendees from all over the world.

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    • 6:00-6:10: Introduction, announcements
    • 6:10-8:00: Taiob Ali - Need to Monitor Any Azure Resource? Must Learn Kusto Query Language

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    Need to Monitor Any Azure Resource? Must Learn Kusto Query Language

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