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Introduction to Microsoft Azure Websites, VMs & Cloud Services and CMS and MVC

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Introduction to Microsoft Azure Websites, VMs and Cloud Services

Some of us have been watching a fortune telling course on Pluralsight and we predict your future is...cloudy! Microsoft Azure MVP Jason Milgram will join us to drop some knowledge and give us an "Introduction to Microsoft Azure Websites, VMs and Cloud Services". Jason will show use the in's and out's of Azure and how you can create awesome solutions using .NET, Java, PHP, Node.js, Python, or Ruby. Learn how to provision Windows or Linux boxes and how to scale them. This is an excellent opportunity to get your head in the Azure cloud!

We'll be meeting at Right Space 2 Meet. Right Space 2 Meet is a cowork facility that provides a collaborative community and a professional environment for entrepreneurs, freelancers and business professionals. It offers fully furnished offices, virtual offices, coworking spaces, conference facilities and event spaces. Right Space 2 Meet is located at 100 Miracle Mile Suite #200 in Coral Gables.

You can park at either the metered parking or one of the two the public parking garages located at: 51 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134 or 245 Andalusia Avenue, Coral Gables, FL. Either parking lot is about a dollar an hour and a short walk to the SunTrust building.

Special Giveaway This Month - $50 Amazon Gift Card!

In addition to the usual books, swag, one-month subscriptions to PluralSight we'll be giving away a $50 gift card to Amazon courtesy of INETA!

And Don't Miss the After Party...

Because we don't want the fun to stop when the meeting is over we'll be at Miller's Ale House on Miracle Mile (101 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables) for food and networking. All are welcome.

Session and Speaker Details:

Introduction to Microsoft Azure Websites, VMs and Cloud Services

If you are looking to improve your business strategy or bottom line, you need to attend this introductory session on Microsoft Azure. Instantly provision Windows and Linux Virtual Machines, apps, and infrastructure within Microsoft-managed data centers around the world. Develop great Azure solutions using .NET, Java, PHP, Node.js, Python, or Ruby. Integrated Visual Studio tooling enables you to develop, debug and iterate apps fast. Per-minute billing and built-in auto scaling enable you to pay only for the infrastructure you really need and spin up/down resources automatically based on actual usage. Join us and learn about the "cloud" and for in-depth insight on how the cloud can help your organization.

Jason Milgram has been working with computers ever since he bought his first, a Timex/Sinclair 1000 in 6th grade and taught himself BASIC programming. Since then, Jason has worked in IT for clients such as IBM, the U.S. Department of Justice, Florida Power and Light, Chase Manhattan Bank, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Kodak and Iris Associates (creator of Lotus Notes). He was also a sergeant in the US Army Reserve, serving from 1990 to 1998. Jason was educated at the University of Cincinnati (BA Political Science, 1993) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Sloan School of Management (Executive Certificate, Management and Leadership, 2008). As a public speaker, Jason has presented on topics including cloud computing, Windows Azure, social entrepreneurship, and launching a tech start-up. He is a Microsoft Azure MVP, one of seventeen in the United States, and a registered INETA Regional Speaker.

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Adding CMS Functionality to an MVC Project

Have you ever gotten one of those "urgent" requests where an image or text needs to be changed on the website? It seems like most of these "urgent" requests happen when we're right in the zone working on a complex piece of code. Wouldn't it be great if the content owners had a way to modify or even add their own pages? In this presentation, I'll show you how to give the content owners the ability to fix their own mistakes. I'll introduce you to the Froala, a jQuery "What You See Is What You Get" editor that makes it easy to make changes to your website. This is your chance to give your application CMS functionality easily.

Wensley Justafort has over ten years of experience in IT. Previously a support engineer with 5 certifications (MCSE, MCSA, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+), Wensley followed his passion for programming and joined VentureTech Solutions where as C# developer. He holds a BS in Computer Science from Florida Atlantic University and a certication on mongoDB. He focuses on the user experience and makes it as smooth as possible. His area of interest are Web Applications using Microsoft Technologies, but he is opened to other platforms, and tools to get the work done correctly.