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9am–1pm PST December 1–4, 2014

Join Mark Russinovich, Microsoft Chief Technology Officer, Azure, as he kicks off a week of Azure training for IT Professionals. Dive deep into the technologies critical for IT Pro Implementers, like you, to help you better understand and build your foundational cloud skills and to prepare for Exam 70-533: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions

9am–5pm PST December 10, 2014

​If you're looking to extend your coding toolbox with a tried and true language, check out one of the most popular server side scripting languages, the easy-to-learn PHP, which is used in many blogging platforms. Plus, walk through deployment on Azure, with entertaining presenters Stacey Mulcahy and Jamie Kosoy.

9am–5pm PST December 5, 2014

If you're an open source developer and you want to store unstructured data, see why MongoDB, a scalable document-oriented database, is so popular in this arena, plus explore how to use it on Azure. Experts Steven Edouard and Rami Sayar show you how easy it is to get up and running.

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Want to learn how to build and deploy apps running SQL Server in Azure Virtual Machines? Or find out how to move existing on-premises databases and applications to the cloud? Watch this demo-rich learning session, featuring migration tools and a sample app that utilizes both Azure Virtual Machines and Azure Cloud Services.

Instructor | Selcin Gursoy Turkarslan– Senior Writer, Microsoft; Darmadi Komo - Senior Product Marketing Manager, Microsoft

43 Points
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IT Pros, you know that enterprises desire the flexibility and affordability of the cloud, and service providers want the ability to support more enterprise customers. This course is an exploration of Windows Azure Pack's (WAP's) infrastructure services (IaaS), which bring Microsoft Azure technologies to your data center (on your hardware) and build on the power of Windows Server and System Center to deliver an enterprise-class, cost-effective solution for self-service, multitenant cloud infrastructure and application services.

Watch Microsoft's leading experts as they focus on the infrastructure services from WAP, including self-service and automation of virtual machine roles, virtual networking, clouds, plans, and more. See helpful demos, and hear examples that can help speed up your journey to the cloud.

Instructor | ​ Andrew Zeller– ​Microsoft Senior Technical Program Manager; Symon Perriman - Microsoft Senior Technical Evangelist; Joe Levy - Microsoft Program Manager; Shriram Natarajan – Microsoft Program Manager; John Ballard – Microsoft Principal Program Manager; Vybava Ramadoss - Microsoft Program Manager;
Anshuman Nangia - Microsoft Program Manager

 

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Check out this course to explore the process of automating the cloud with Azure Automation. Find out how to get started and how to connect to Microsoft Azure. Learn how to import and publish a Connect-Azure runbook, and create and publish your first runbook. Finally, invoke Azure Automation runbooks, and discover next steps.


Instructor | ​ Keith Mayer – Microsoft Senior Technical Evangelist

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If you're not a data scientist, but you're interested in data mining and predictive analytics, and you want to go beyond just reporting the numbers, check out this course on Azure Machine Learning (ML). ML is the inexpensive, easy-to-access, and powerful predictive analytics offering from Microsoft.

In this demo-rich course, led by entertaining experts Buck Woody, Seayoung Rhee, and Scott Klein, get a real-world look at the different ways you can efficiently embed predictive analytics in your big data solutions, and explore best practices for analyzing trends and patterns. Find out about extending Azure ML using the Azure ML API services, and look at scenarios and methods for monetizing your ML application with Azure Marketplace.

NOTE: To get the most out of this course, set up the Azure Machine Learning trial beforehand.

Instructor |  Seayoung Rhee - Microsoft Senior Technical Product Manager; Buck Woody - Microsoft Senior Technical Specialist; Scott Klein - Microsoft Senior Technical Evangelist

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Website developers, here's your chance to learn how you can use Windows Azure to develop, deploy, and scale your large-scale web apps in a matter of minutes. If you're new to Windows Azure, this is a good starting point for finding out how it can help you save on time and resources, integrate with Office 365 and Elastic Search, and broaden your audience. Experienced users, this is an opportunity to deepen your knowledge of the product and to find out about new features, such as the website capability model and the storage object distribution pattern. You'll find out what you need to know from the people who developed the features.

Instructor | James Chambers - Microsoft ASP.NET/IIS MVP; Tejaswi Redkar - Microsoft Director, Business Programs

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See the broad capabilities of Windows Azure, some storage design patterns and best practice techniques, and then a variety of tips and tricks so you can get started today.

Instructor | Andrew Edwards – Microsoft Principal SDE; Jai Haridas – Microsoft Principal Development Manager

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See what you missed on IT Pro IaaS Day! Learn how to integrate Windows Azure virtual machines (VMs) into your infrastructure. If you’re an experienced IT Pro but you haven’t spent much time with Windows Azure VMs, you’ll appreciate these real-world examples on Windows Azure infrastructure as a service (IaaS). Cheryl McGuire and Ronald Beekelaar walk you through the basics of creating and configuring VMs, virtual networks, and cross-premises communication. They discuss the “what, why, and how” of virtualization, along with details about managing VMs, how they behave in Windows Azure, and how to configure good network communication to get things up and running in the cloud. 

Instructor | Cheryl McGuire - Microsoft Technical Writer; Ronald Beekelaar - Founder, Virsoft Solutions

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Developers and IT pros, get an overview of Windows Azure SQL Database and learn how to create and work with SQL Database for common scenarios. The session focuses on overall architecture, management, and developer topics.

Instructor | Chris J.T. Auld - Intergen Limited/CTO; Greg Leake - Microsoft Technical Product Manager

62 Points
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If you're wondering how to use Windows Azure as a hosting environment for your SQL Server virtual machines (VMs), join the experts as they walk you through it, with practical, real-world demos. SQL Server in Windows Azure VM is an easy and full-featured way to be up and running in 10 minutes with a database server in the cloud. You use it on demand and pay as you go, and you get the full functionality of your own data center. For short-term test environments, it is a popular choice. SQL Server in Azure VM also includes pre-built data warehouse images and business intelligence features. Take this opportunity to learn more about it.

Instructor | Darmadi Komo – Microsoft Senior Technical Product Manager; Luis Carlos Vargas Herring – Microsoft Senior Program Manager; Xin Jin – Microsoft Program Manager; Olivier Matrat – Microsoft Principal Program Manager Lead

53 Points
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If you'd like to learn more about migrating virtual machines (VMs) from Amazon AWS to Microsoft Azure, check out this course. Explore reasons for the migration, plus how to prepare for it. Get the details on exporting and converting VMs from Amazon AWS, how to upload and import them to Microsoft Azure, and more!
 
Instructor |  Keith Mayer  – Microsoft  Senior Technical Evangelist

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If you'd like to learn to create highly secure, scalable, and reliable desktop hosting solutions for small- and medium-sized organizations with up to 1,500 users, check out this course. Find out how to use Remote Desktop Services and Microsoft Azure virtual machines to create multitenant, hosted Windows desktop and application services, also known as desktop hosting.

Instructor | ​ ​ ​Andrew McMurray - Microsoft ​Technical Evangelist

57 Points
Level 300
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Azure RemoteApp combines Windows application experience and powerful RDS capabilities on Azure's reliable platform and helps IT to bring scale, agility, and global access to corporate applications. In this course, learn more about how to scale up or down to meet dynamic business needs without large capital expense or management complexity, how to provide access to corporate applications from anywhere, on any device, and how to centralize and protect corporate resources on the reliable Azure platform.

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Find out how the new Azure SQL Database model supports your need to build robust cloud apps. The relational database, based on resource governance, offers increased functionality and improved disaster recovery, and that's just the beginning! Watch a team of top experts as they help you decide which edition is the best fit for your organization. They also demonstrate the near-zero administration that makes it easy to develop your applications in the cloud.


Learn how Azure SQL Database new service tiers are designed to support predictable performance and how they enable you to easily scale a database up or down to meet throughput demands and to maximize your budget. Walk through business continuity features to help enable continuous operation of your cloud application and to help protect your data from human errors or datacenter outages. And see how database-as-a-service can provide savings on both capital and operations expenditures!


Instructors |  Bill Gibson - Microsoft Principal Program Manager; Sasha Nosov- Microsoft Principal Program Manager; Jan Engelsberg - Microsoft Program Manager; Charles Levine - Microsoft Principal Program Manager; Karthika Raman - Microsoft Senior Product Marketing Manager

52 Points
Level 200
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Developers, if you are considering building your first Windows Azure application and you want a broad overview of Azure, this is the course for you. Watch Scott Guthrie, Azure guru and Microsoft Corporate Vice President, as he walks you through Windows Azure and provides an overview of what it offers.

Instructor | Scott Guthrie - Microsoft Corporate Vice President, Windows Azure

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Developers, do you want to quickly build and deploy apps to the cloud? Watch this Developer Camp, explore the latest Microsoft Azure development tools and technologies, and leave with code running in the cloud!

Learn from entertaining and informative experts, who start with the basics and ramp up to more advanced topics. An organizer of SoCal and LA Code Camps teams up with the "James Bond of Microsoft" to help you to build your first cloud-native app, deploy it into an auto-management environment, and configure single sign-on. Plus, they speak your language, including .NET, node.js, PHP, Python, and more.

Sign up for the free Microsoft Azure trial so you can follow the demos during the Camp, and get ready to create infrastructure at the "speed of code."

Instructor | Bret Stateham - Microsoft Senior Technical Evangelist; Bruno Terkaly​ - Microsoft ​Principal Technical Evangelist​

54 Points
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Do you have existing .NET line of business (LOB) applications to modernize and move into the cloud? Watch our experts, who have decades of experience, as they teach you how and why to do just that. They cover more advanced topics, too, including how to secure your database and services with Active Directory and how to build a modern enterprise client for your application.

Watch the "James Bond of Microsoft" and one of the organizers of the SoCal and LA Code Camps for an informative and entertaining session. Sign up for the free Microsoft Azure trial so you can follow the demos during the Camp and gain the critical skills that all modern developers need to know.

Instructor | Bruno Terkaly - Microsoft Principal Technical Evangelist; Bret Stateham - Microsoft Senior Technical Evangelist

63 Points
Level 300
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Want to get a head start on automating your cloud infrastructure and services? Join Microsoft's Symon Perriman, as he hosts an interactive training session on Service Management Automation (SMA), the automation component of Windows Azure Pack (the self-service portal from Microsoft that connects to System Center 2012 R2). Symon and members of the automation engineering team explore the Windows Azure Pack and SMA vision, plus how to configure it. They cover best practices for service, tenant, and fabric administration, along with how to integrate with PowerShell, Orchestrator, and other Microsoft and third-party systems. Don't miss this opportunity to get the details you need on SMA!

Instructors | ​ Symon Perriman- Microsoft ​Senior Technical Evangelist; Joe Levy- Microsoft Program Manager; Beth Cooper - Microsoft Program Manager; Chris Sanders - Microsoft Program Manager in System Center; Ravi Kiran Chintalapudi​ - Microsoft Senior Program Manager in System Center; Shriram Natarajan - Microsoft Program Manager US-AAPT PM; Eamon O'Reilly - Microsoft Lead Program Manager in System Center

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Are you an experienced IT Pro? Want to know more about Microsoft Azure? Join the always-entertaining Bob Tabor as he delivers the first of four courses that teach you the fundamentals of Microsoft Azure.

In this first course in the series, learn the basic concepts of why Microsoft Azure exists, what problems it solves for start-up and Fortune 500 companies, and other high-level conceptual topics related to Microsoft Azure implementation. Then, explore Microsoft accounts, organizational accounts, Azure accounts, subscriptions, Azure Active Directories, users, subscription and organizational roles, and common administration tasks.

Jump on in, and begin your journey to the cloud!

Instructor |   Bob Tabor  - Microsoft MVP

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Developers and IT Pros, do you want to make management and deployment of Azure resources more efficient? If you want faster and more repeatable application deployments across all your Azure environments, add to your skill set and walk with the experts through Azure resource management.

This course promises lots of helpful demos, an exploration into the JSON language for creating resource templates, and a look at Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) integration. And it takes a deep dive into some DevOps best practices, like implementing infrastructure and configuration as code. Watch the experts and experience the new declarative model at work, complete with templates to define, configure, connect, and deploy your infrastructure resources.

Instructor |  David Tesar - Microsoft Technical Evangelist; Kevin Lam  -  Microsoft Principal Program Manager

64 Points
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View the second of two Jump Starts in a series covering the end-to-end process of implementing a MS cloud solution, providing a deep dive into key topics associated with implementing a Microsoft hybrid cloud solution. This Jump Start is a continuation of “Build a Private Cloud with Windows Server & System Center Jump Start” and focuses on successfully monitoring and managing ongoing operation of a private cloud environment. MVP Pete Zerger and Technical Product Manager Matt McSpirit provide example after example on how to integrate Azure IaaS into our private cloud to deliver hybrid cloud capabilities in System Center 2012 SP1, how to develop hybrid cloud self-service scenarios in System Center 2012 App Controller and in the System Center Service Manager Self-Service Portal, and demonstrate full integration of private and public cloud with ITIL.

Instructors | Pete Zerger - MVP and Managing Principal Consultant; Matt McSpirit - Technical Product Manager

Associated Course(s) | 20412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services; 20411: Administering Windows Server 2012; 20410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 

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Out with the old! IT Pros, you're probably aware that July 2014 marks the one-year countdown to end of support for Windows Server 2003. If you're gearing up to migrate from Windows Server 2003/2008 to Windows Server 2012 R2 (on-premises and in Microsoft Azure), this on-demand course has a ton of helpful information for you.


Windows Server 2012 R2 provides many options to help ensure seamless transition to the new server platform. Explore these tools and see how Windows Server 2012 R2 can ease your transition, not merely to upgrade earlier versions but also to migrate your key services efficiently, safely, and cost effectively. In these demo-rich sessions, industry experts also examine how to migrate your on-premises workloads to Microsoft Azure virtual machines (VMs) to create a truly hybrid cloud environment.

Instructor | ​ ​​Andrew McMurray​ – Microsoft IT Evangelist; Kyle Rosenthal - MTC, ​Spider Consulting Technical Lead; Pierre Roman - Microsoft Canada, ​Technical Evangelist

 

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IT Pros, are you planning to expand your datacenter into the cloud or exploring the possibility? Want to learn what it would take? In this course, get the information you need. Experts Aleksandar Đorđević and Predrag Jelesijević walk you through an overview and explore key scenarios in Microsoft Azure and Windows Server. They even show you practical demos that explore, in detail, how to create a site-to-site (S2S) virtual private network (VPN) connection and how to connect a site-to-site VPN. Don't miss it!

Instructor | ​ ​​Aleksandar Đorđević ​ – Microsoft Technical Evangelist; Predrag Jelesijević - Microsoft Most Valuable Professional

 

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Web developers, are you looking for ways to increase your reach and reduce your work? Are you preparing for Exam 70-487, part of the MCSD: Web Applications certification? Do you want to find out how to build Web API or WCF services that can access data and are hosted in Windows Azure? If you want to build services that can be accessed by apps across multiple devices, this is the Jump Start for you. You’ll get the end-to-end scenario for building the entire application.

Instructors | Bret Stateham - Microsoft Technical Evangelist; Bruno Terkaly - Microsoft Developer Evangelist

Associated Exam | 70-487 - Developing Windows Azure and Web Services
Related Certification | MCSD: Web Applications
Associated course | 20487 - Developing Windows Azure and Web Services

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With the incredible growth of devices and the Internet of Things (IoT), you know that mobile apps present a huge opportunity. Windows Azure Mobile Services lets you build a back end for your mobile apps in minutes. Watch Miranda Luna and other experts for a comprehensive, infrastructure-focused look at how your mobile apps can use cloud data, manage users with ease, and quickly deliver push notifications at scale.

Instructor | Miranda Luna- Microsoft Product Marketing Manager; Abhishek Lal- Microsoft Senior Program Manager; Kirill Gavrylyuk- Microsoft Principal Program Manager Lead; Elio Damaggio- Microsoft Program Manager

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Developers, do you wonder how to design apps for the cloud? Are you interested in best practices for architectures which include services that run in the cloud? Watch Marc Mercuri, Larry Brader, and other experts as they host a day of design and architecture lessons for Windows Azure developers. See how services impact your design choices, review examples of great Windows Azure application design, and explore the most current architecture guidance. The experts also highlight scale, peaks in use, downtime, and cost for usage-based fee structures.

Instructor | Marc Mercuri - Microsoft Senior Director; Larry Brader- Microsoft Senior Software Development Test Engineer; Masashi Narumoto - Microsoft Senior Program Manager; Jason Wescott - Microsoft Principal Program Manager

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IT Pros, would you like to explore the offerings that Microsoft has made available for Linux and FreeBSD-based IaaS solutions running in Microsoft Azure? Or how you can migrate your existing Linux-based IaaS solutions from your private cloud to Azure? Microsoft Technical Evangelist Oguz Pastirmaci walks you through the details.

Find out some of the ways in which Microsoft is more open in the way that we work with and collaborate with others in the industry, in how we listen to customers, and in our approach to the cloud. We contribute to and partner with open source communities and promote interoperability to make it easier and less costly for customers to develop and manage mixed IT environments. Get the details, in this course!

Instructor | Oguz Pastirmaci - Microsoft Technical Evangelist

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IT Pros know that most applications have some key challenges, such as high efficiency, business value, complex hardware configurations, massive peaks on demand, or complying with industry and corporate regulations. Given all of these factors, building an enterprise-grade technology can be very challenging.

Watch this training session, and learn how Microsoft Hybrid Cloud Strategy provides support for traditional, private cloud, public cloud, and hybrid cloud environments to overcome these key challenges. When your business requires a flexible IT infrastructure that can scale on demand, you can build a private cloud in your data center or a public cloud in Microsoft Azure global data centers. When you extend your data center to meet the public cloud, you build a hybrid cloud model. This course examines how to deploy and manage SQL databases in a hybrid cloud environment.

Instructor |  Andrew McMurray  – Microsoft Senior IT Pro Evangelist

62 Points
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