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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

66 Points
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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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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

47 Points
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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

57 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

38 Points
Level 200
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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
Level 100
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With Microsoft Azure and System Center 2012 R2, IT Pros who manage infrastructure can easily extend on-premises networks to the cloud—securely and seamlessly. Solve pressing IT issues with hybrid cloud solutions that you can implement today. In this Jump Start, explore how to manage more data without more hardware, protect data with off-site backups, and prepare for disaster recovery. Be sure to sign up for the free Microsoft Azure trial so you can follow the demos during the sessions.
 
Instructor | Keith Mayer- Microsoft Senior Technical Evangelist; Brian Lewis - Microsoft Senior Technical Evangelist

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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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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 (WAP) 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

72 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'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

39 Points
Level 100
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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

53 Points
Level 300
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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

41 Points
Level 300
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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 ​

56 Points
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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

48 Points
Level 200
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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

64 Points
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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

64 Points
Level 300
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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

40 Points
Level 200
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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 this look at the power of Microsoft Azure, 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 

91 Points
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Ready to take off to the cloud?
Learn how to deploy your PHP application on Windows Azure, an open cloud platform that enables you to quickly build, deploy and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters. This course will familiarize you with Windows Azure and how to use it with PHP. You'll see that there are a few options for you to choose from depending on your goal.

This course goes beyond the basics, covering both small-scale applications, as well as large deployments, spanning hundreds of machines.

51 Points
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Are you wondering about ​Active Directory and the cloud? Look no further. Active Directory is the Microsoft backbone offering for identity management. Utilized by 93 percent of larger organizations, Active Directory has now been extended into the cloud via Microsoft Azure Active Directory.

Watch experts Anthony Bartolo and Todd Lamothe as they walk through what Azure Active Directory has to offer to further enable your organization's identity management in the cloud.

Instructors | ​ Anthony Bartolo - Microsoft Technical Evangelist; Todd Lamothe - Nattrac Consulting Limited Senior Consultant

28 Points
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Curious about what Microsoft has to offer the Java community? You might be surprised! Join us to explore the latest tools and technologies to help Java developers get in the cloud with Microsoft Azure, like plug-ins for Eclipse and IntelliJ, along with a look at options in Windows and Linux for authentication, security, and continuous integration (CI).

In this Web Wednesdays course, a team of leading experts explores the Java Developer Center, tons of features in the Azure SDK for Java, and other tools and materials they've developed for Java with help from the community. Learn what you need to build, deploy, and maintain Java applications on Azure, including multi-tier and multiplatform web applications that access data, servers, and services in the cloud. Expect lots of working examples and helpful demos, in this full day of Java on Azure goodness.

(NOTE: If you use Eclipse and would like to follow a few of the demos more closely, get set up with the Azure Java SDK and the Azure Toolkit for Eclipse by completing this tutorial. Also, the Sample App code showcased in this course is available on GitHub.)

Instructors | ​ Martin Sawicki - Microsoft Principal PM Manager; Brian Benz - Microsoft Senior Technical Evangelist; Chris Risner - Microsoft Azure Technical Evangelist

74 Points
Level 200
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If you're looking for details on Windows Azure Pack partner solutions, including installation, deployment, and configuration, this is the course for you.

In each module, find an overview of a different Azure Pack-based solution from Microsoft independent software vendor (ISV) partners. Get a technical walkthrough of each partner's integration with Azure Pack. Join a team of experts to explore the value that partners can add to Azure Pack and the many ways that the Microsoft partner channel can enhance products and portfolios.

Instructors |  ​ Andrew Zeller - Microsoft Senior Technical Program Manager; Robert Reynolds - Microsoft Principal Program Manager; Charles Prakash Dasari - Schakra Inc. CTO; Patrik Sundqvist - Gridpro CTO; Vic Nyman - BlueStripe Software Founder and COO; Tim King - Cloud Cruiser Director of Training and Customer Success; Ravi C Kolandaiswamy - Cloud Assert Founder; Jeffrey V. Johnson - Terawe Corporation Senior Consultant;  Michael Michael - Apprenda Senior Director of Products; Symon Perriman - 5nine Software Vice President

 

101 Points
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Enterprises desire the flexibility and affordability of the cloud, and service providers want the ability to support more enterprise customers. Windows Azure Pack is a collection of Azure technologies available to you to meet both of those needs. It integrates with Windows Server, System Center, and SQL Server to offer a self-service portal and cloud services such as virtual machine hosting (IaaS), database as a service (DBaaS), scalable web app hosting (PaaS), and more.

Experts walk you through the specifics of the DBaaS offering within Azure Pack, which provides a powerful shared SQL Server backend for users to consume through self-service or programmatically through rich APIs. By consuming DBaaS, application owners and developers can self-provision and get exactly what they need for their applications and workloads.

Instructors | Matt McSpirit - Technical Evanglist, Rupi Sureshkumar - Program Manager

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Want to add a great search experience to your apps and websites? Find out how to give your users the level of availability and efficiency they expect. Azure Search is one of the latest services delivered in Azure, and it's gaining global popularity, from the United States, to Canada, Albania, and beyond.

Learn how Azure Search, delivered as a service, can significantly reduce the complexity of search management and scale. Investigate ways that customers can naturally and effectively explore and find data, and take a look at full-text search, multilanguage functionality, and geospatial search. Plus, see how index tuning, scoring, and weighting in Azure Search can enhance search results and improve business objectives.

Instructors | ​ Liam Cavanagh - Senior Program Manager, Janusz Lembicz - Azure Search Developer, ​Bernardita Torres Garayar - Azure Search Developer

88 Points
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In this course I will give you an introduction to how you can build your infrastructure in Azure with Azure Resource Manager, or ARM. We do this with Powershell and with templates. I also explain and show how Role Based Access Control works in the new portal and with Powershell. I assume that you are already familiar with Azure as an IaaS platform and that you have already some experience in deploying virtual machines, virtual networks and so on. This is not an introduction to Azure or to Iaas, I focus only on the benefits that we get when using ARM instead of using the old portal and the old APIs.

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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

56 Points
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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

12 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
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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​

39 Points
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