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9am–10am PST March 3, 2015

Get a big-picture perspective on the Microsoft cloud platform, along with a broad look at the open source offerings that Azure provides today, including Linux, Node.js, and the ability to run NoSQL databases, such as MongoDB. Learn what the options are and when to use them.

9am–10am PDT March 24, 2015

Learn from independent expert David Chappell about the amazing things that businesses are doing with Microsoft Azure data offerings. Check out running an ordinary DBMS in an Azure Virtual Machine, using the managed relational service provided by SQL Database, working with various NoSQL services, and more.

9am–3:30pm PST February 10, 2015

​Get the guidance you need to help your organization start to build, deploy, and move websites, mobile apps, and enterprise-class apps to the cloud. Walk with renowned expert David Chappell through the most common Azure scenarios, and see the knowledgeable Bret Stateham demo new Azure features and services.

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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Want your business to compete in a mobile first, cloud first world? Microsoft Azure can help. For example, Turnkey API Management capabilities help you share APIs with partners securely, and Mobile Services help you to build enterprise-grade mobile experiences for consumers and employees alike, in record time. Get the details and helpful tips from the experts, in this practical course.

Instructors | Josh Twist - Microsoft Principal Program Manager; ​Kirill Gavrylyuk - Microsoft Principal Program Manager; Vladimir Vinogradsky - Microsoft Principal Program Manager

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Looking to #LevelUpAzure? Watch Mark Russinovich, Microsoft Chief Technology Officer, Azure, as he kicks off a series of Azure IaaS training sessions for IT Professionals. In these sessions, Senior Technical Evangelist Rick Claus and members of Azure Engineering dive deep into technologies critical for IT Pro Implementers, like you, to help you better understand and build your foundational cloud skills. Experts share their deep technical insights on these topics and help prepare you to take Exam 70-533: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions for Microsoft Azure Specialist Certification. Join the conversation on Twitter using #LevelUpAzure.

In this session, hear from Mark Russinovich and explore Azure IaaS virtual machines, inside and out. Learn to optimize your Windows Server workloads on Azure, and dig into IaaS architecture and management best practices.

Instructors | Rick Claus - Microsoft Senior Technical Evangelist; ​Mark Russinovich - Microsoft Chief Technology Officer, Azure; ​Corey Sanders - Microsoft Azure Group Program Manager; Drew McDaniel - Microsoft Azure Principal Program Manager Lead

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IT Pros, want to move beyond traditional IaaS? Get what you need to focus on what’s important to the organization.

In this fourth in a series of Azure IaaS trainings for IT Pros, find out what workloads can be leveraged in the Cloud Platform as a Service, plus architect and build Azure Websites from existing traditional infrastructures. Explore how to use SQL databases on Azure to simplify your administrative complexities and how to deploy workloads like SharePoint correctly in Azure IaaS. Join the conversation on Twitter using #LevelUpAzure.

Instructors | ​Rick Claus - Microsoft Senior Technical Evangelist; Simon May - Microsoft Technical Evangelist - Infrastructure, IT Pro, Technical, Client, and Cloud; Yochay Kiriaty - Microsoft Principal PM Manager; ​Nosheen Syed Wajahatulla Hussain; Luis Carlos Vargas Herring - Microsoft Senior Program Manager; Jared Shockley - Microsoft Senior IT Service Engineer ​

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Are you preparing for Exam 70-534: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions? Want to create public and hybrid cloud solutions? Take your web development skills to the next level, in this practical and informative event.

Experts Michael Withrow, Ranger Due, Brett Hacker, Walter Myers, Cale Teeter, and Ryan Volum explore infrastructure and platform solutions to meet the functional, operational, and deployment requirements through the solution lifecycle. Get conceptual overviews and useful tips, and see demos that showcase skills and technical tasks verified by the exam, in preparation for the Microsoft Azure Developer Specialist certification. Skill up on Azure, get exam ready, and learn to set up enterprise-grade projects.


Instructors |  Michael Withrow - Microsoft Cloud Solution Architect; Walter Myers - Microsoft Cloud Solution Architect; Cale Teeter - Microsoft Consultant ; Ryan Volum - Microsoft Associate Consultant; Ranger Due - Microsoft Cloud Solution Architect; Brett Hacker - Microsoft Cloud Solution Architect

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Are you preparing for Exam 70-532: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions? Want to build robust and resilient cloud applications? Take your web development skills and go beyond the essentials, in this practical and informative training.

Experts Bret Stateham and Sidney Andrews explore the most used Azure services, including Websites, Virtual Machines, Cloud Services, Storage, and Service Bus. Get conceptual overviews and useful tips, and see demos that showcase skills and technical tasks verified by the exam, in preparation for the Microsoft Azure Developer Specialist certification. Go from implementation to understanding, as you skill up on Azure, get exam ready, and learn to set up enterprise-grade projects.

Instructors |  Bret Stateham - Microsoft Senior Technical Evangelist; Owner of Net Connex; Sidney Andrews - SeeSharpRun.NET Cloud Applications Consultant

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If you're an IT Pro who needs guidance configuring Azure multi-site virtual private networks (VPNs), check out this course.
Get a general overview of networking in Azure, and cover all the steps required to set up VPNs in Azure. Explore deployment planning, connectivity testing, monitoring, and more.

Instructor |   Aaron Farnell - Provoke Solutions Technical Engineer

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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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Want to explore the lifecycle of an Azure Website, from building blocks to production to troubleshooting? Now's your chance! Get a look at new features in Azure Websites, including WebJobs, added security, and simple authentication. Plus, explore supported languages, such as ASP.NET, Node.js, PHP, Python, and more.

Watch experts Jon Galloway and Cory Fowler, as they look at this fully managed platform as a service (PaaS) that enables you to build, deploy, and scale enterprise-grade web apps in seconds. See how easy it is to get started and to manage and scale your sites as they grow. Special guest Apurva Joshi (AJ), Microsoft Senior Program Manager, joins Cory in Module 7 for a discussion on troubleshooting and diagnosing issues in your live app.

In in this look at the power of the Microsoft Azure platform, check out how to hook up continuous integration and deployment, learn to run background tasks with WebJobs, and see some cool demos.

Instructors |   Jon Galloway - Microsoft Technical Evangelist; Cory Fowler - Microsoft Azure Technical Evangelist; Apurva Joshi (AJ) - Microsoft Senior Program Manager 

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Want a deep dive into Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)? This security feature of Microsoft Azure is an authentication process that requires the use of more than one verification method and that adds a critical second layer of security to user sign-ins and transactions.

In this practical course, experts offer helpful guidance and review critical "need-to-know" content on issues that have resulted in high customer call volumes. In easy-to-understand modules, explore basic but critical information to help address customer-facing MFA issues.

Instructors |  Mike Ihlenfeldt - Microsoft Support Escalation Engineer Azure MFA Server; Stan Orme - Microsoft Support Escalation Engineer Azure MFA Server

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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

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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​

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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

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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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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

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In this second of four Microsoft Azure Fundamentals courses, watch the very popular Bob Tabor of http://LearnVisualStudio.NET, as he takes you on a tour of Microsoft Azure Websites, the preferred method for web hosting on the Microsoft Azure platform.

Bob starts with conceptual topics and then moves on to tactical "How Do I" topics, as he helps you build your foundational knowledge of this essential technology. Beyond the fundamentals, Bob discusses how to integrate Redis Cache, Microsoft Azure CDN, and Microsoft Azure Traffic Manager into your Azure Websites deployment.

For more foundational information, check out Microsoft Azure Fundamentals, the first course in this series.

For the code samples used in this course, please visit: http://1drv.ms/15G38YZ

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| Bob Tabor- Microsoft MVP

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