Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
One day event where everyone, globally, talks about the expanding universe of Microsoft Azure!
One full day of deep dive sessions on Microsoft Azure for Developers and IT Pro's delivered by the experts to get you started on complex topics like building real world apps, ARM Templages, Logic Apps, and IoT
Entry to this event is totally free! What's more? There will be SWAG and prizes from our sponsors! But you must register to reserve your seat!
Have questions, need to discuss your technical issues, or looking for some advise? Do attend and speak to the experts.
Catch up with all the Azure people in Brisbane. Exchange ideas, stories, contact details, etc.
Learn more about this feature packed event
What you'll be listening to
The promise of “the cloud” is that you can get as much as you want, when you want it, and only pay for what you use. The cloud sets expectations of provisioning resources at the drop of a hat in a way we could previously only dream of. But is that the reality? And how much do you pay for all this? And for that matter, what’s stopping costs from spiralling out of control? I’ll take you through how I built ‘Have I Been Pwned” which manages millions of visitors per day searching billions of records. You’ll see how Azure’s PaaS features have been used to build a highly scalable website that’s literally run on a coffee budget. This includes Azure’s App Service, SQL Database, WebJobs, VMs and Functions, all working in unison to bring the promise of the cloud to reality. You’ll also see how Azure can be complimented with external services such as Cloudflare to ensure resilience against extreme bursts of unexpected traffic. It’s a practical look at a real world Azure success story that will answer many of the questions people have about moving to the cloud.
Kubernetes is an open-source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerised applications. It is also one of the three orchestrators that you can leverage in the Azure Container Service. This talk will provide an introduction to Kubernetes, describe how it works and how you can leverage it to manage both your Linux and Windows containers in Azure.
Building applications on Azure is easier than ever. With so many different services offered by Azure it must be easy to choose the right services and compose the best solution – right? …. However, often people can feel overwhelmed by the variety and overlap functionality offered with Azure services. This session will review the options available and look at scenarios and respective solutions deployed on Azure. The review includes recommended architecture for common scenarios and offer criteria for choosing the right services.
Do you find yourself living in Slack all day? Do you run Azure VMs for yourself or clients? Well you might want to learn about a fun and convenient way of controlling your Azure VMs via the Slack interface. This will all be managed by utilising Azure Functions and PowerShell behind the scenes.
Service Fabric is Microsoft's hyper-scalable and self-orchestrating platform for hosting microservices. Spin up your cluster in Azure, on-premises, or across multiple service providers and then deploy your applications; Service Fabric will automatically distribute your services while reliably managing state and redundancy. In this session we will demonstrate how to easily deploy an upgrade to an application with no downtime and with self-healing capabilities.
Just the words "Cognitive Services" can be daunting, but it doesn't need to be! In fact, what if I said you can spin up a speech to text engine that will analyse the output and tell you the sentiment behind what it contains... in under 15 minutes. That is exactly what will be shown in this session - by creating a simple application that can consume an audio file (mp3) and use the power of Azure Cognitive Services to do the rest. There are many aspects to ACS and you'll be pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to integrate into existing processes.
One of the biggest pain point today when using Azure is deciding on which kind of deployments method we are going to use. In this session you will learn about transition from Azure Service Management (A.K.A Classic and V1) to Azure Resource Manager (A.K.A ARM and V2). You'll get an overview about both IaaS deployment methods and will give you a better understanding about the differences, pros & cons. We also going to explain about the migration options that Azure offers today and what will be the right way to do it.
Who's doing the talking
Troy is a Microsoft Regional Director and Most Valuable Professional (MVP) specialising in online security and cloud development. He is a regular speaker at conferences around the world and runs workshops on how to build more secure software within organisations. Troy is also the creator of the free data breach aggregation service known as "Have I been pwned" (HIBP).
Paul Bouwer is a Software Development Engineer at Microsoft where he works closely with Global Partners on their Azure journeys. He is also a Pluralsight
author and a fan of OSS, cross platform, containers, hypermedia and Azure.
Paul tweets regularly at @pbouwer and blogs on blog.paulbouwer.com from his home in Brisbane, Australia.
Todd is a Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft focusing on helping customers to design and implement world class cloud solutions on Azure. His experience was honed as a developer and architect and now spend his days focusing on leveraging the power of Azure cloud services to show how to write the least amount of code possible to deliver the desired outcomes.
Matt has almost 20 years experience in the IT industry, working in various fields such as Government, Financial, Transport, Military and the private sector. He is proficient in multiple technical solution areas including development, testing, deployment, support and infrastructure. Matt has extensive experience across the Microsoft Enterprise stack including Azure, BizTalk, C#, Visual Studio & SQL Server. He also spends hours tweaking TeamCity and Octopus Deploy settings and is Mexia's #1 PowerShell guru!
Dan Toomey is a Principal Consultant for Mexia, a Microsoft MVP (Azure) and a Microsoft Certified Solution Associate (MCSA) in Cloud Platform. He is also a Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist (MCTS) in BizTalk Server, a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), and a Pluralsight author. An active community blogger and speaker, Dan founded the Brisbane BizTalk User Group in 2005 and is now a chief organiser of the Brisbane Azure User Group.
Paul Usher is a Microsoft MVP and a Technical Evangelist at DevExpress. DevExpress technologies help software developers build high-performance business solutions, see complex software with greater clarity, increase productivity, and create stunning applications for Windows® and the Web in the shortest possible time. Prior to joining DevExpress, Paul ran (and still owns) an independent software development company which specializes in custom solutions for small to medium businesses, with a focus on mobile and paperless solutions. He has developed more than 100 commercial applications on Windows, mac OS, iOS, and other platforms that are used worldwide covering a wide range of industries from retail, medical, construction, and various service industries. Paul is a published author, WintellectNOW trainer and speaks at industry events around the world. His blog is available at paulusher.info.
Ido is a Microsoft Azure MVP, a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), and a Microsoft Certified Solution Expert in Cloud Platform and Infrastructure (MCSE). An IT professional with more than 12 years of experience in data security management and global systems integration, Ido is a seasoned strategist, practice manager, and top-tier technology leader with strong expertise in cloud technologies. His background focuses on managing network infrastructure, architecture, and systems for organizations of all sizes. Ido helps both small businesses and large enterprises embrace new technology to elevate their business performance.
What you need to bring with you
With Visual Studio 2015 installed. Don't forget to bring your power cord!
Sign up in advance for a trial subscription, in case you don't have one through MSDN.
Download and install from here. Please do this in advance!
...for your brain! Prepare to be boggled by the power of Azure!
There will be multiple prizes and giveaways.