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Microsoft Azure Thought Leadership

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  • Cloud Workload Security for Azure and Office 365
    Cloud Workload Security for Azure and Office 365
    Gururaj Pandurangi, CEO & Andy Zhulenev, CRO at Cloudneeti Recorded: Sep 19 2018 58 mins
    Organizations going through a Digital Transformation journey using cloud computing technologies are concerned about cloud security and compliance. Traditional approaches to Network and Host level security frameworks don’t scale for cloud native workloads.

    Moreover, for security validations, they have relied on manual data aggregation and testing. Because of these perceived risks and costs to manage security posture, many enterprise may be hesitant about moving from on-premises and/or hosted environments to Microsoft Azure and Office 365.

    In such a rapidly changing environment, how does an organization ensure that their cloud workloads remains secure and compliant at all times?
  • Azure Storage Service – Creating Storage Accounts and Blobs
    Azure Storage Service – Creating Storage Accounts and Blobs
    Sandeep Soni, 22 Years of Experience, Microsoft Certified Trainer, Architect, Deccansoft Software Services, Hyderabad. INDIA Recorded: Sep 13 2018 61 mins
    Microsoft Azure Storage Service is a Cloud PAAS. It can store up to 500 TB both unstructured and partially structured data. It is massively scalable and elastic: It can store and process to support the big data scenarios required by scientific, financial analysis, and media applications.

    You can even store the small amounts of data required for a small business website.

    Key Takeaways from this interactive webinar:

    - Understand the importance of Azure Storage Service.
    - Brief overview on types of storages.
    - Create Storage Account and understand various properties.
    - Upload and Download Blobs.
    - Securing content using private containers.
    - Use SAS Token to Access Blobs.
  • Azure Serverless Computing – A New Frontier in Application Platforms
    Azure Serverless Computing – A New Frontier in Application Platforms
    John M. Clark, Cross-Domain Solution Architect, Microsoft Enterprise Services Recorded: Sep 12 2018 51 mins
    Join this live webinar with John M. Clark, Cross-Domain Solution Architect, Microsoft Enterprise Services, as he explains what serverless computing is, highlights and demonstrates serverless computing capabilities enabled through the Microsoft Intelligent Cloud and Azure.

    We'll also cover how developers and non-developers alike can leverage serverless computing for business benefit, where serverless computing is applicable and not, and what it means to the future to IT Operations, DevOps and Agile.
  • Azure Kubernetes Service
    Azure Kubernetes Service
    Robert Barnes, DevOps Consultant, Valtech Recorded: Sep 11 2018 62 mins
    In this session, we'll discuss some of the concepts of containerization in the cloud, covering the following topics:

    - What is Kubernetes and AKS?
    - Container orchestration explained
    - AKS vs ACS
    - Deploying a Kubernetes Cluster into Azure using Terraform
    - Using Terraform to manage Kubernetes clusters in Azure
    - AKS pricing

    About the speaker:
    Robert is a DevOps Consultant with a background in network and systems administration. He has a wealth of experience across different sectors, from Charity & transport to Cloud Storage and ESP (Email Service Providers). Robert specialises in Cloud architecture, specifically Microsoft Azure and platforms built on Linux workloads. He has a passion for all things technology and a keen interested in finding ways, using technology, to change the world. He is also a strong advocate for collaboration between development and operations teams, automation & repeatability, open source, infrastructure as code and security best practices.
  • How to Grow Microsoft Azure Usage While Shrinking Cloud Costs
    How to Grow Microsoft Azure Usage While Shrinking Cloud Costs
    Aaron Gettings, Technical Product Manager - Azure, CloudCheckr Recorded: Sep 6 2018 48 mins
    In terms of saving money, pay-as-you-go pricing for cloud computing is an appealing alternative to traditional IT infrastructure costs. But it comes with risk. Many cloud users end up wasting valuable resources by purchasing more cloud capacity than they need or buying Microsoft Azure Reserved Instances they'll never use. Businesses looking to grow their use of Microsoft Cloud may quickly find that Azure services alone are not enough to support the cloud consumption of a profitable managed service provider (MSP) or large enterprise.

    That's where the concept of cloud management comes into play. Adding a cloud management platform (CMP) vendor has the net effect of reducing cloud spend with cost optimization tools like Right-Sizing Recommendations, Fix-Now capabilities, and utilization alerts. To find out how cost optimization is crucial to cloud management register for this webinar featuring Microsoft Azure expert Aaron Gettings of CloudCheckr.

    You'll learn Microsoft Azure’s strengths and challenges, see how to save your organization time, money, and other valuable resources and how to shrink your growing cloud costs in Azure using CloudCheckr cloud management.
  • Enabling Advanced Analytics  With Microsoft Azure
    Enabling Advanced Analytics With Microsoft Azure
    Mark Novak, Chief Architect, Data & Analytics at WorldLink Recorded: Sep 6 2018 33 mins
    More and more companies are looking to advanced analytics to provide differentiation and value. Having the right technology foundation is critically important to be successful with ML and AI. WorldLink leverages the Azure cloud and advanced Microsoft offerings to provide companies with the ability to activate their data in the cloud to uncover insights.​

    Join us for this webinar and learn:
    Microsoft Azure technologies that drive advanced analytics.
    Reference architectures for Machine Learning and Cognitive Services in Azure.
    The importance of data security and privacy.
    Use case: Enabling AI and ML at a global financial company leveraging Azure.

    About the speaker:
    Mark Novak has been working with technology and data for more than 20 years and has spent the last three years focused on the helping WorldLink customers enable advanced analytics in the cloud on the Azure platform.
  • Cloud Strategy for Your Organization: Migrating Workloads to PaaS
    Cloud Strategy for Your Organization: Migrating Workloads to PaaS
    Mihai Tataran, General Manager of Avaelgo, Microsoft MVP on Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Regional Director Recorded: Sep 5 2018 57 mins
    In this session, you will understand the technical and financial aspects of migrating an existing solution to Microsoft Azure Platform-as-a-Service. We will explore the technical options, how existing functionalities on premises can be replaced by Services provided by Azure, with pros and cons, and will consider the risks of migrating legacy applications.

    About the Presenter:
    During the last years Mihai has been working on building Avaelgo's Managed Services business, now being an award-winning Microsoft Gold Partner on Cloud Platform.

    His main focus is designing products and services on top of the Cloud, helping the Sales processes and also working as a consultant on enterprise projects. Mihai is regular speaker at international conferences: DevReach in Bulgaria, Codecamp Macedonia, Microsoft TechEd, Microsoft Summit; he is also involved in organizing a major technology annual community event, ITCamp Romania.
  • How to Architect a Secure and Well-Managed Microsoft Azure Environment
    How to Architect a Secure and Well-Managed Microsoft Azure Environment
    Jeffrey Dahan, Cloud Solutions Architect at Microsoft Recorded: Sep 4 2018 60 mins
    Architecting a secure and well-managed cloud environment goes well above and beyond the technology layers.

    Given all of the technology challenges that exist for enterprises related to security, compliance, cost and governance, moving to a cloud architecture must be planned and executed in a responsible manner. It is extremely important to ensure that you are meeting your company’s strategic objectives while maintaining or exceeding your existing technology standards.

    During this session, you will learn about how Microsoft Azure can equip you with a full ecosystem of security and management systems. These solutions provide control and visibility into your technology assets – not just the ones in Azure, but also on-premises and within other cloud providers.

    About the speaker:
    Jeff Dahan is a technology professional who has worked globally with large enterprise organization with a focus on public cloud architectures as well as on-premises systems. During his career, he has worked mostly on the customer side for leading financial and legal organizations. Jeff has held various technology roles in management, architecture and operations. One of his professional passions is filling the void between lines of business and technology professionals. Most recently, Jeff has been working as a Cloud Solutions Architect at Microsoft Israel with a focus on Infrastructure.
  • Demystifying Azure Active Directory: The Identity Repository for Azure
    Demystifying Azure Active Directory: The Identity Repository for Azure
    Navneet Thillaithanam, CISSP Solution Architect, Mercedes-Benz R&D India, a Daimler company Recorded: Sep 4 2018 22 mins
    Join this webcast with Navneet Thillaithanam, CISSP Solution Architect at Mercedes-Benz R&D, for answers to the following questions:

    - What is Azure Active Directory and how does the Microsoft cloud ecosystem depend on it?

    - Understanding the jargon - AAD Tenant, AAD B2C, B2B

    - How does AzureAD play a role in your consumption of Azure?

    - How do you bring your on-premises identities to Azure?

    - Federation services and application authentication
  • Azure Stack – The Hybrid Cloud Appliance
    Azure Stack – The Hybrid Cloud Appliance
    Ravishankar, Regional Cloud Architect, Avanade Recorded: Aug 30 2018 43 mins
    What is Microsoft Azure Stack?

    What services are available in Azure Stack?

    How to get started with your own setup?

    Get answers to these questions, and more with this introductory webinar on Azure stack from Ravi, a Microsoft Cloud architect with over 13 years of experience in Microsoft private cloud, Azure and Office 365 services.

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