What we're about

The aim of the MAUG is to bring the I.T. community within the Midlands (Birmingham and surrounding areas) together to learn and discuss the Microsoft Azure platform.

The group is community driven delivering the type of content, speakers and experiences that the I.T. community in the above areas want. The group is open to developers, architects, consultants, engineers and enthusiasts.

Participating in MAUG meetups has a number of benefits:

• Learn best practices and optimal use of Microsoft’s Azure platform

• Get answers, advice, tips and suggestions from peers

• Gain insights into what others are doing within Microsoft Azure

• Network with local peers

Upcoming events (2)

DevOps special!

Alpha Tower

Agenda 18:00 - 18:30 Meet and Greet 18:30 - 19:15 Azure Devops Overview - Nick Hill (Snr Cloud Solution Architect) 19:15 - 19:45 Refreshments 19:45 - 20:30 Azure DevOps in practice 20:30 - 20:45 Azure Quiz 20:45 - 21:00 Open Q&A Meetup Details: Session 1 Azure DevOps provides developer services to support teams to plan work, collaborate on code development, and build and deploy infrastructure and applications. Developers can work in the cloud using Azure DevOps Services or on-premises using Azure DevOps Server. This session is a high level introduction to Azure DevOps aimed at both technical and non-technical people, and some brief demos to help you get started with your first project. It's intended as backgrounder to the follow-on session covering Azure DevOps in practice on a real project. Presenters Nick has been with Microsoft for 12 years and is currently focussed on Application Innovation and DevOps with Azure. Nick has over 30 years' experience in IT and has been using Azure since 2010. He loves helping customers find blue oceans and do things they didn’t think were possible. Nick was born in the Black Country and is passionate about developing a thriving Azure Community in the Midlands. Session 2 Azure DevOps has been instrumental in the development of Sol-Tec’s new Velocity Self Service product, allowing a small team to focus on building new features and rapid iteration. This talk will cover the experience and benefits of using Azure DevOps from day one for source control, continuous integration and deployment, automated testing and more. Presenter Jim Gregory is the senior developer at Sol-Tec, leading a small team developing cloud-based software solutions. He's been developing with .NET, SQL, and many other Microsoft technologies for over 15 years, and is now focused on delivering products quickly and efficiently in Azure using Devops principles and practices.

Real life Azure Stories

Alpha Tower

Agenda Sneak preview - still to be confirmed! We’re hoping to have a session presented by a large government department who successfully moved all their infrastructure to Azure and closed their data centres. This one might sell out - so please book your spot ASAP. This will hopefully be followed by another real world story showing how Robotic Process Automation can deliver huge cost savings. 18:00 - 18:30 Meet and Greet 18:30 - 19:15 tbc 19:15 - 19:45 Refreshments 19:45 - 20:30 tbc 20:30 - 20:45 Azure Quiz 20:45 - 21:00 Open Q&A Meetup Details: Session 1 Presenters Session 2 Presenter

Past Events

Sol-Tec Story and Cloud Adoption Framework

Alpha Tower

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