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DevelopmentVideo

Intro to Azure for Developers FREE Webinar On-Demand from Opsgility

The other day I hosted a FREE Webinar with Opsgility that provides an Introduction to Azure for Developers. In this webinar I went over an introduction to what IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS are. Then I dove into the Azure Portal and showed how to create IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) VMs with Windows and Linux, as well as how to remote into those VMs with Remote Desktop and SSH; respectively. I also went into deploying a Web Application into an Azure Web App PaaS (Platform as a Service) service directly from within the Visual Studio IDE, and I even showed how you can easily deploy a website directly from Github into an Azure Web App as well! I also discussed Azure SQL Database (“Database as a Service”), as well as a few additional services and features.

I encourage you to watch the entire webinar recording to see the whole demo of everything. There are very little slides, and the webinar was almost entirely demos of real features, real functionality, and real Azure usage! Go watch! Read More

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Manage Azure Resource Policies in the Azure Portal

Here’s a short video I recorded that goes over how to manage Azure Resource Policies in the Azure Portal. Before the “how to” showing the Portal, I do give a brief explanation of what Azure Resource Policies are used for and why you would use them. I then go through the newly released UI within the Azure Portal that helps you easily setup and access the Resource Policy features within the Azure Portal. At the time of recording this I was using the “Preview” Azure Portal, but I would expect this features to be released to the Current Azure Portal in the near future. Enjoy! Read More

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Introduction to the Azure Portal

Here’s a short video I recorded that goes over how to access the Azure Portal (the Current Azure Management Portal). I cover an overview of the dynamics and mechanics of the Azure Portal and how to use it. I also show a few different ways of how to customize the Azure Portal to change the color theme, modify quicklinks in the left-side navigation, and how to easily customize and create multiple Dashboard views to give you easy DevOps style views into your applications and workloads running in the Microsoft Azure cloud. Additionally, I also cover a few tips and techniques that may help you in working with the Azure Portal overall.

I hope you enjoy this video. This is really just the first in an ongoing series of videos that I’m going to be publishing over on the Build Azure YouTube Channel. If you’re interested in seeing MANY more videos like this, then please go Subscribe to the http://youtube.com/BuildAzure channel!

Also, please don’t forget to Subscribe to BuildAzure.com to receive the latest Azure news in your email every Monday morning, in addition to all the latest awesome articles posted here!

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My recent Azure Training Courses on Opsgility.com

As you may, or may not, be aware, my day job is working as a Senior Cloud Solution Architect at Opsgility. My job duties are generally the normal duties of a Senior Solution Architect, but I focus entirely on Microsoft Azure. It’s also my job to build out training content (courses, slides, demos, hands-on labs, etc) and as an instructor to deliver that content (on-demand video recordings and instructor led classes online and in-person). The primary goal of Opsgility is to enable businesses and teams in the Cloud.

On-Demand Azure Training

I know I haven’t posted much here on my day job with Opsgility, but I thought I’d share a list of some of the on-demand courses available from Opsgility that I’ve created, recorded, and published to the Opsgility video streaming service recently.

Here’s a list of my recently published Azure training and Microsoft Certification prep courses at Opsgility:

When signing up for an Opsgility.com subscription, you’ll get a free trial initially to try out the service, before billing begins. I recommend you check out the service! I don’t only recommend because I work at Opsgility, but because we have the most up-to-date Azure training, and certification content in the industry. As a testament to our content, many large corporations, including Microsoft, hire us to train their Developers, IT Pros, and Database Engineers in Microsoft Azure.

Instructor-Led Azure Training

Opsgility offers MANY different Instructor led classes online as well as in-person. We train Microsoft as many other large corporations in Microsoft Azure all over the world! Personally, I’ve taught classes in many cities across the United States, as well as classes in Canada and Germany.

Here’s a short list of just a few of the Instructor Led classes that I’ve either built, taught, or both:

  • Azure Fundamentals – This course introduces key concepts for cloud computing and how Microsoft Azure aligns with those scenarios. Students are introduced to several key Azure services and solutions that align with the following technical disciplines including Infrastructure as a Service, Hybrid Cloud, Application Development, and Big Data and Analytics.
  • Designing and Implementing IoT Solutions – This course provides a comprehensive introduction to designing and implement Internet of Things (IoT) solutions on Microsoft Azure. The course covers both directions of message flow from device-to-cloud and cloud-to device, building analytics solutions atop the real-time telemetry, managing devices and securing the solution.
  • Architecting Azure Solutions – Exam 70-534 – This course is designed to help students gain valuable and in-depth architecture skills on Microsoft Azure along with gaining the essential skills to pass Microsoft Exam 70-534. This course will put the students through several interactive architecture sessions where as one or more teams they will design the appropriate solution to address an architecture scenario based on several services in Microsoft Azure.
  • Developing Cloud Solutions with Azure .NET – Exam 70-532 – This course is designed to introduce students to developing cloud based applications using Microsoft Azure and the Azure .NET SDK. This course covers key compute technologies such as virtual machines, cloud services, and App Services, as well as teaches how to build a developer environment and compose new applications using platform-as-a-service (PaaS) components.
  • Developing Cloud Solutions with Azure using Java – Exam 70-532 – This course is designed to introduce students to developing cloud based applications using Microsoft Azure and the Azure Java SDK. This course covers key compute technologies such as virtual machines, service fabric, and App Services, as well as teaches how to build a developer environment and compose new applications using platform-as-a-service (PaaS) components.

I know many of you reading this may already have a Pluralsight subscription, but you should know Opsgility training content on Azure is more up-to-date and is updated more frequently! That’s one of the big differences with Opsgility having expertise on staff, rather than solely relying on contractors like Pluralsight.

Disclaimer: The opinions express in this blog post and throughout my blog are my own. They do not reflect that of my employer, Opsgility. I also don’t mean any offense towards Pluralsight or Pluralsight Authors. Pluralsight has many great courses to learn all sorts of things, it’s just in my strong opinion that the way Opsgility does Azure Training courses is superior. Thanks!

Internet of ThingsVideo

9 IoT Sessions from Ignite 2016 – Watch On-Demand

All the sessions from the Microsoft Ignite 2016 conference were recorded and are being put up online for free, on-demand streaming. There are hundreds of sessions overall on every technology in the Microsoft stack. It’s a very large amount of content to sift through, so I thought I would put together a showcase of just the Internet of Things (IoT) sessions from Ignite.

Here’s the list of Internet of Things (IoT) related sessions from Microsoft Ignite 2016. These are all links directly to the videos from Microsoft hosted on YouTub that you can watch anytime, anywhere, from any device, all on-demand!

1.  Learn about Microsoft IoT Vision

Level: 200 – Overview

The Internet of Things (IoT) is here today in the devices, sensors, cloud services, and data your business uses. Microsoft delivers a flexible cloud-based approach that enables enterprises to capitalize on IoT by gathering, storing, and processing data centrally. When centrally connecting distributed LoB assets, the edge of an enterprise’s infrastructure can be redefined, and the breadth of the Microsoft data platform can be harnessed. Learn about Microsoft’s position on IoT, and the technology and services being delivered from Microsoft to help you create the Internet of Your Things.

Speaker:
Arjmand Samuel – Principal Program Manager, Microsoft

2. Meetup: Educate and excite through computer science

Level: 100 – Community Meetup

Meet up with other passionate people who want to make a difference in making sure STEM, including computer science, is available for all children. Let’s make learning science fun as well as relevant for future careers. Mingle, share, and learn how Microsoft is involved in many formal and informal programs that you can be a part of, and we want to hear from you too. Get together to discuss how your voice can be heard on this important topic and how to get involved in your local communities.

Speaker:
Naomi Moneypenny – Chief Technology Officer, ManyWorlds

 

3. Secure your Internet of Things with Azure IoT

Level: 200 – Deep Dive

This session provide details for planning, developing and deploying a trustworthy Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure using Microsoft Azure IoT Suite. Trustworthy IoT infrastructure implies building security, privacy, safety and availability within the design of an IoT infrastructure. We highlight Microsoft Azure’s philosophy of building software and services, which are secure and private by design, and share best practices leading to a safe and highly available infrastructure. We also provide a high level overview of some of the features Azure IoT Suite offers in this regard, and share some of the early thinking for features being considered in the future.

Speaker:
Arjmand Samuel – Principal Program Manager, Microsoft

4. Enable IoT solutions with Windows 10 IoT platform

Level: 200 – How to

Today, there is a growing trend of new IoT devices in the IT enterprise world and it is important for IT decision makers to create their infrastructure, strategy to deploy, manage and secure their environments. In this session, we illustrate how IoT is brought to life by smart devices powered by Windows 10 IoT Platform. We also include demo and relevant scenarios for IT environment.

Speakers:
Partha Srinivasan – Senior Product Marketing Manager, Microsoft
Doug Smith – Senior Director of Marketing, Microsoft
Suma SaganeGowda – Principal PM Manager, Microsoft

5. Create best-in-class customer experiences with digital transformation

Level: 100 – Partner Session

Success in a disruptive business environment requires digital reinvention focused on improving customer experience. Organizations transform business models, employee experiences, and ecosystems to design sophisticated customer experiences. IBM accelerates your transformation into a digital enterprise with end-to-end solutions that maximize your Microsoft investments, including cognitive, IoT, hybrid cloud and mobility capabilities. With IBM’s integration and design-thinking expertise, American Airlines Cargo migrated to a single customer service call center solution built on Microsoft Dynamics CRM that helps improve customer satisfaction. Join IBM and American Airlines leaders to hear insights about transforming your experience.

Speaker:
Murray Mitchell – Global & North America Leader, Microsoft Services, IBM Global Business Services

6. Explore IOT Scenarios from the field and their reference architectures

Level: 300 – Architecture

Explore the customer stories and reference architectures from some of the common IOT scenarios that we have seen working with customers in the field. As customers tell us about what they want to accomplish, we are seeing a set of reoccurring scenarios such as Smart Building, Connected Devices, Smart Healthcare, Connected Manufacturing and other scenarios.

Speaker:
Micheal Epprecht – Technical Specialist, Microsoft

7. Meetup: use Microsoft Azure IoT on a real business case

Level: 100 – Community Meetup

This session shows you how to ramp up a IoT Solution based on Microsoft Azure IoT and other Azure services. For example, we reflect the whole scenario on a predictive maintenance solution, showing which services are needed to get such type of solution working. We also look at the calculation of such an solution and which problems can be on devices and services.

Speaker:
Christian Waha – Platform Manager Multi IoT Service Platform, T-Systems International

8. Gain real time and predictive insights on your Internet of Things

Level: 300 – How To

Continuous streams of data are generated in every industry from sensors, business transactions, social media activity, etc. Within these streams of data lie business insights that are waiting to be unlocked. By querying these streams in real time, it becomes possible to ask key questions repeatedly, millions of times on millions of data points, thereby enabling the discovery of business opportunities and the realization of the “power of now”!

Speaker:
Samartha (Sam) Chandrashekar – Program Manager, Microsoft

9. Harness the power of the Internet of Things

Level: 100 – Partner Session

The Internet of Things (IoT) is experiencing exponential growth fueled by ubiquitous connectivity and the rise of cloud computing. In a world of disrupt or be disrupted, is your organization ready to embrace IoT? In this informative session, we explore the IoT opportunity for enterprises and the critical role of the ecosystem and platforms in IoT implementations. We bring it to life with real-world solutions and case studies spanning multiple industries. The examples we feature are all powered by Accenture’s Connected Platforms as a Service, an open and broadly deployed IoT platform architecture, integrated with and optimized for the Microsoft Azure IoT Suite.

Speaker:
Jim Bailey – Senior Managing Director, Accenture Mobility

Events

Watch Microsoft Ignite 2016 Streaming Online – Keynotes, Sessions, and More!

microsoftigniteThe Microsoft Ignite 2016 conference is being held this week, Sept 26 – 30, in Atlanta, GA. The event has been sold out for quite some time, so if you missed out, don’t worry, you can watch the Keynotes, Sessions and More completely FREE online!

When is Ignite 2016?

The Microsoft Ignite Conference 2016 is Monday September 26 through Friday September 30, 2016.

Watch Online

To watch the Microsoft Ignite 2016 keynotes, sessions and other content, completely FREE, just navigate to the following URL to view the live stream during the event:

http://ignite.microsoft.com

The online broadcast begins Monday, September 26 at 8:30 AM EDT.

Broadcast Schedule: Monday, Sept 26

8:30 AM EDT – Keynote Pre-show

The day is going to be kicked off with a look at the top IT trends with tech reporter Mary Jo Foley, MVP customer Naomi Moneypenny and analyst Andrew Snodgrass. There will also be a special engineering segment with Jeffrey Snover; the creator of PowerShell!

9:00 AM EDT – Microsoft Ignite Keynote

Technology continues to rapidly grow, offering us new ways of working and empowering digital transformation for all organizations. Key to our ability to harness technology is our ability to evolve with it, to harness new capabilities and learn new skills. Join Scott Guthrie, Executive Vice President, Microsoft; on Monday morning to start Microsoft Ignite. Scott will focus on how technology enables digital transformation and, along with guests, demonstrate new technologies. He will also discuss how IT is transforming and detail investments and programs to help enable this.

You can watch the keynote in person in the Phillips Arena, (please arrive in sufficient time to pass through security at the Arena). The keynote will be streamed live on Ignite.Microsoft.com and you can also join us to watch the live feed in Hall C1 of the Georgia World Congress Center at the Microsoft Ignite Studio stage where we will host the pre and post keynote webcast.

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10:30 AM EDT – Keynote Post-show

A panel reviews and discusses key moments from the keynote and they look ahead to the General Sessions.

11:00 AM EDT – General Sessions

All 8 General Sessions will be live streamed! Choose which one you want to see live, and then catch the remaining sessions on-demand later!

12:15 PM to 3:20 PM EDT – Microsoft Ignite Studio

Watch engaging and demo-rich presentations from Microsoft experts and engineers: Jeffrey Snover, Corey Saunders, Adam Harmetz, Mark Russinovitch and a special segment with Formula One’s IT team. We also take a look at our Technical Community and what it can do for you.

3:20 PM EDT – Innovation Keynote Pre-show

Join in for a special IT Pro segment followed by Bret Arsenault talking about security adoption from an MSIT perspective. Then, IDG’s Blair Hanley Frank joins in to discuss the most exciting tech trends in the industry.

4:00 PM EDT – Innovation Keynote

Satya Nadella will close the first day of Microsoft Ignite with a must-see presentation, focused on next generation innovations and investments that are fundamental to shaping IT in the foreseeable future. He will discuss emerging trends and how you can prepare to take advantage of them in your organization today.

5:00 PM EDT – Innovation Keynote Post-show

The day is wrapped up with a review of highlights by Alex Bradley, and Microsoft Ignite host, Julia White.

Azure Weekly

Azure Weekly: July 18, 2016

Are you having difficulty keeping up to date on all the frequent changes and updates in the Microsoft Azure space? Then the Build Azure Weekly has the solution you’re looking for. Build Azure Weekly is a weekly blog post that includes all the latest Microsoft Azure Service Updates from the week in addition to links to many other blog articles, podcasts and videos from all over the Internet.

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Service Updates

Here’s a list of the Microsoft Azure Service Updates from over the past week:

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Azure Weekly: July 11, 2016

Build Azure Weekly is your one stop source to stay up to date on all the latest news around the Microsoft Azure ecosystem. This weekly post includes news and links to blogs, videos, and podcasts from all over the web, as well as Microsoft Azure Service Updates from over the past week.

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Service Updates

Here’s the list of the Microsoft Azure Service Updates from the past week:

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Azure Weekly: July 4, 2016

Build Azure Weekly provides the solution to keep up to date on all the latest news and service updates within the Microsoft Azure ecosystem. The weekly post goes up on Monday mornings and includes links to all the Microsoft Azure Service Updates as well as many blog articles, videos and podcasts released during the week.

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Service Updates

Here’s the list of the Microsoft Azure Service Updates from the past week:

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Azure Weekly: June 20, 2016

Build Azure Weekly is a regular series that brings you the latest news, blogs, videos, and other content around the Microsoft Azure ecosystem from the week. The links shared include those from the community as well as from Microsoft as well. The goal of Build Azure Weekly is to help you keep up to date in the latest news and general happenings surrounding Microsoft Azure for the week.

Service Updates

Here’s the list of Azure Service Updates that have been announced by Microsoft over the week:

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