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Automation of your Azure Governance methods

Azure provides several methods for architects to implement controls, including Resource Policies, tags, locks, RBAC, Resource Groups, and Service Principals. This talk will take the common example of deploying a VM, and explain how you can govern the process with these controls via automation and 3rd party tools that use ARM templates, PowerShell, and REST.

Level
Advanced
Category
Cloud Development
Room
Monroe
Time
12:30 PM
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Azure Functions and Serverless + Lab

Agenda for this session includes deep hands-on learning on Azure functions (“serverless”, event-driven functions) 1. Introduction 2. Supported operating systems and languages 3. Building and deploying azure functions (using VS and directly from Portal) 4. Durable functions in azure functions 5. Other cloud vendor’s serverless computing 6. Hands-on lab You can download the slide from (which contains links to HOL) https://www.slideshare.net/UdaiappaRamachandran/azure-functions-serverless

Level
Beginner
Category
Cloud Development
Room
Washington
Time
10:10 AM
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Azure IoT | Dilemma and choices for real world applications

If you are looking for real world applications or using the Azure IoT in your solutions this talk will be of interest to you. I will share some insights challenges and how to develop efficient commercially viable solutions.

Level
Intermediate
Category
Cloud Development
Room
Jefferson
Time
1:40 PM
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Azure IoT Hands On: Connecting Devices to the Cloud

In this intstructor-led lab, you'll learn how to connect IoT devices to Azure and process events using IoT Hub and blob storage. Bring your laptop and provision a free Azure account before you arrive. See https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/free/ to get setup. Note: This is the first of a three-session lab experience; however, you do not have to attend each session.

Level
Intermediate
Category
Cloud Development
Room
Jefferson
Time
8:30 AM
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Azure IoT Hands On: Exposing Device Telemetry via APIs

This session will discuss how to leverage Azure API Management and Azure Api Apps, including the use of OAuth and OpenId, to securely expose telemetry data that was collected during the two previous lab sessions. Note: This is the third of a three-session lab experience; however, you do not have have attended the other sessions to participate. You will be able to access an existing datastore of telemetry events as if you had completed the initial two sessions.

Level
Beginner
Category
Cloud Development
Room
Jefferson
Time
12:30 PM
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Azure IoT Hands On: Processing Event Data in the Cloud

In the session, we'll assume that your IoT devices' events have been ingested into the cloud and you want to perform some business logic on the data as well as save it to persistent storage such as SQL Database. This session will involve services include Azure Functions, Service Bus, and Stream Analytics. Note: This is the second of a three-session lab experience; however, you do not have have attended the first session to participate. You will be able to build on to services that have already been provisioned as if you had completed the first session.

Level
Intermediate
Category
Cloud Development
Room
Jefferson
Time
10:10 AM
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Azure WebApps and WebJobs

Are you writing web apps today? Do they need any background processing? ... are you using Azure Web Apps and/or WebJobs? If not, you should come to this meetup and get an overview of what is now called Web Apps in Azure. I'll spend around half the time showing App Service Web Apps and the different things you can do with the new Azure portal. The second half will be focusing on WebJobs (what they are and how you can use them).

Level
Beginner
Category
Cloud Development
Room
Washington
Time
1:40 PM
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Big data analytics, Azure ML .. | How to develop real world applications?

This will be a rapid fire overview of Azure capabilities on emerging technologies. Azure IoT, blockchain, Azure ML, Machine learning LUIS etc. This would be an interactive session to help solve real world problem to build real world applications.

Level
Intermediate
Category
General Discussion
Room
Monroe
Time
8:30 AM
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Building Scalable Applications with Cosmos DB

Cosmos DB makes data at global scale easy. We'll dive into using Cosmos DB as part of a scalable application, including use case alignment, access patterns and collection design. This session will focus on the Cosmos DB document flavor.

Level
Intermediate
Category
Cloud Development
Room
Adams
Time
12:30 PM
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Computer, make it so!

Electronic personal assistants are conquering the world right now. Currently, the biggest tech companies are focusing their attention on artificial intelligence. This opens a wide variety of opportunities for developers and benefits customers. Digital assistant can access different devices, complete tasks, provide all kinds of information or just tell a bedtime story to your kids. You can create custom skills based on your needs and implement them for Cortant, Alexa, OK Google, and Siri. In this session, you'll learn about artificial intelligence and how it works in digital assistant applications. You'll see how to start developing a custom skill for Cortana right from your Azure portal. Willy will walk you through UMass Medical School professor' directory skill using Language Understanding Intelligent Service. You'll get enough inspiration to start developing your own skills.

Level
Beginner
Category
Cloud Development
Room
Jefferson
Time
3:00 PM
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Continuous Deployment to Azure with VSTS

Continuous Deployment basically does away with the idea of a release cycle. Well, that's not exactly true. Instead of doing releases every month or every quarter, you end up doing releases multiple times per day. Whenever features are ready, ship them. In this session, Ben will talk about how to do this with Visual Studio Team Services builds and releases deploying an ASP.NET Core / Entity Framework Core app into Azure. Expect to hear about how Feature Flags can make your life easier, where QA testers fits in to this stuff, and also how to think about database schema changes.

Level
Intermediate
Category
Cloud Development
Room
Adams
Time
1:40 PM
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Destination Azure... building ETL workloads in the cloud!

More and more of our data is originating from or being moved to the cloud, but many of us are doing the same old ETL process with SSIS and other tools. In this session, we will compare a legacy SSIS package and show the process of building the same flow with the newly released Azure Data Factory v2

Level
Beginner
Category
Cloud Development
Room
Monroe
Time
3:00 PM
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Functions with VSCode

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Level
Beginner
Category
Cloud Development
Room
Washington
Time
3:00 PM
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Hybrid Cloud Strategies and Management

Are you running a Hybrid Environment between On-Premises and Azure? Do you want to be? Come to this session to discover how a true Hybrid deployment is defined and some actionable resources to help you start down the road today!

Level
Beginner
Category
Cloud Development
Room
Monroe
Time
1:40 PM
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Introduction to Azure Databricks: Azure + Spark + Machine Learning

This is the hottest new service being offered on Azure! Designed in collaboration with Microsoft and the creators of Apache Spark, Azure Databricks combines the best of Databricks and Azure to help customers accelerate innovation with one-click set up, streamlined workflows and an interactive workspace that enables collaboration between data scientists, data engineers, and business analysts. Databricks was founded by the creators of the Spark big data platform to make creating creating and managing clusters a snap and provide a first class secure data science team collaboration environment.

Level
Intermediate
Category
Database Development
Room
Monroe
Time
10:50 AM
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Introduction to Azure Networking: Hands On Lab

Introduction to Azure Networking. We will be covering vNets, Network Security Groups, and Ip Addressing. If time permits we will also cover vNet Peering including Global vNet Peering which is currently in preview. The first 30 minutes will be a lecture followed by an instructor-led lab. Please bring your laptop and provision a free Azure account before you arrive. See https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/free/ to get setup.

Level
Beginner
Category
General Discussion
Room
Adams
Time
10:10 AM
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Introduction to Azure Virtual Machines: Hands On Lab

Introduction to Azure Virtual Machines. We will learn the core concepts of Windows Azure VMs as well as see how easy it is to create and deploy your own VM.. The first 30 minutes will be a lecture followed by an instructor-led lab. Please bring your laptop and provision a free Azure account before you arrive. See https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/free/ to get setup.

Level
Beginner
Category
Cloud Development
Room
Adams
Time
8:30 AM
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Mastering Azure Automation with PowerShell

PowerShell is the robust automation language for Windows. When extended Azure modules, you get a robust Azure automation platform. In this talk, we’ll explain how to create, inquire about, and manage Azure resources from the client-side using PowerShell. Then we’ll look at how to create PowerShell automation jobs called Runbooks within Azure and the features of using this approach. Finally, we’ll see how we can get the best of both approaches by using the Azure Automation Authoring Toolkit, a PowerShell ISE Add-On that seamlessly integrates local PowerShell development and testing with cloud based Azure Runbooks. If you plan to use Azure, you need PowerShell, the Azure automation language so come to this presentation to get started.

Level
Intermediate
Category
Cloud Development
Room
Washington
Time
8:30 AM
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Polyglot Persistence: Aligning Platform with Workloads

Modern applications need to provide more intelligence to more people faster than ever before. Aligning data and intelligence platforming with the business and use cases promotes system scalability, flexibility and low total cost of ownership. This session will cover topics from OLTP/OLAP and big data to AI experimentation and asynchronous operations and the Azure components to implement them.

Level
Advanced
Category
Cloud Development
Room
Monroe
Time
9:40 AM
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Serverless Computing with Azure Functions Best Practices

Serverless Compute helps developers to focus on solutions rather than infrastructure to make it easier to build software solutions. Azure Functions adoption has been increasing so, based on experience, lessons learned are coming with interesting best practices. In this session, you will learn how to build serverless applications and apply best practices when you are using Azure Functions.

Level
Intermediate
Category
Cloud Development
Room
Washington
Time
12:30 PM
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Single Container Workloads in Azure

Are you getting started with containers in Azure? Do you have a single container workload (for example: a website or webapi that uses a database)? Have you put all the pieces of the puzzle together yet to determine what products in Azure are needed for your solution? In this session I will cover a few scenarios for getting web sites (that are docker containers) in Azure - including: - Azure Container Registry - App Service on Linux - Web App for Containers - Azure Container Instances The premise for this talk is running simple containers in Azure (not multi node systems that need Kubernetes or anything like that). I've got several demos to show you the different Azure products and some pros/cons for when you would use them.

Level
Intermediate
Category
Cloud Development
Room
Adams
Time
3:00 PM