Microsoft Virtual Training Day | NL:
Azure Infra & Ops


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Microsoft Virtual Training Day | NL:
Azure Infra & Ops

Wednesday, March 11th
10:00 – 14:45 Save the date

We are happy to invite you to the Microsoft Virtual Training Day | NL this Wednesday, March 11th. This day will be full of technical sessions based on our Microsoft Learning Paths.

Join us during this digital event to get inspired and to learn from our technical specialists. We have great (inter)national speakers that will bring exclusive content and demos to you. Microsoft Ignite The Tour Amsterdam got cancelled due to COVID-19. Microsoft Virtual Training Day | NL is an alternative to speed you up and support you in your technical skills.

Azure Infra & Ops

Understand key cloud concepts and core services, and learn how Microsoft Azure allows you to build applications with the full power and resilience of the cloud. Also learn how to migrate existing VM workloads to Azure and define governance, security, and policies for your Azure environment

The Sessions

10:00 - 10:45 Discovering Microsoft Azure
New developers at Tailwind Traders have a saying about learning our technology platform: "it's like drinking from a firehose." Indeed, learning all Microsoft Azure services can seem overwhelming – especially if you're unfamiliar with Azure or the cloud in general. In this session, we start at the beginning, introducing Azure and the core concepts that are foundational to our cloud platform. We start with a discussion of what cloud computing is and what Azure offers you and your team. We then take a look at basic services and features, setting up an account and subscription along the way. Finally, we tour the Azure Portal and do a quick overview of the resources available and what they do.
11:00 - 11:45 Migrating IaaS workloads to Azure
Now that the migration of their server hosts from Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2019 is complete, Tailwind Traders wants to begin the process of “lift and shift”: migrating some of their on-premises VMs they’ve been running in their datacenter. In this session, learn about how Tailwind Traders began the process of migrating some of their existing VM workloads to Azure and how this allowed them to retire aging server hardware and close datacenter and server rooms that were costing the organization a substantial amount of money.
12:00 - 12:45 Discovering Azure tooling and utilities
Microsoft Azure allows you to build your applications with the full power and resilience of the cloud. But, how do you do that? In this session, we show you the tools that Tailwind Traders uses on a daily basis, including the Visual Studio Code editor and its Azure extension. We also introduce you to the Azure Cloud Shell, which allows you to work with Azure resources - without the need for the Portal. Finally, we show you how Azure Resource Management (ARM) templates save you time and help you automate infrastructure, reducing the chance of errors that come with manual human input
13:00 - 13:45 Azure governance and management
Tailwind Traders’ deployments are occurring in an ad hoc manner, primarily driven by lack of protocol and unapproved decisions by various operators or employees. Some deployments even violate the organization's compliance obligations, such as being deployed in an unencrypted manner without DR protection. After bringing their existing IaaS VM fleet under control, Tailwind Traders wants to ensure future deployments comply with policy and organizational requirements. In this session, walk through the processes and technologies that will keep Tailwind Traders’ deployments in good standing with the help of Azure Blueprints, Azure Policy, role-based access control (RBAC), and more.
14:00 - 14:45 Hybrid management technologies
Tailwind Traders has now migrated the majority of their server hosts from Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2019. Now, they are interested in the Azure hybrid technologies that are readily available to them. In this session, learn how Tailwind Traders began using Windows Admin Center to manage its fleet of Windows Server computers and integrated hybrid technologies, such as Azure File Sync, Azure Active Directory Password Protection, Azure Backup, and Windows Defender ATP, to improve deployment performance and manageability