Category Past Meetings

June 2018 Meeting: Remote Desktop Services in Azure – Notes and Download

Thanks to all that could make it last Thursday! Travis Roberts presented on Remote Desktop Services in Azure including autoscaling, SQL PaaS as th RDS SQL back-end, performance, costs, and much more!

Travis has provided us with his slide deck for public download available here: Scalability-in-an-Azure-IaaS.pptx (83 downloads) . You can follow Travis on Twitter @Ciraltos.

Food was kindly provided by Zerto.

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December 2017 Meeting: Serverless Computing – Notes and Download

Thank you to all that attended; Joe Koletar did a spectacular job discussing the new Azure serverless computing options from Microsoft including:

  • Functions
  • Webjobs
  • Logic Apps
  • Flow

And much more! Joe also discussed the advantages of the newer Functions platform over traditional WebJobs, and went through the auto-scaling and billing details.

Joe was kind enough to provide us with his slide deck, which can be downloaded here: Joe-Koletar-RBA-Serverless-Computing-Presentation.pdf (101 downloads)

Thank you to Horizontal Integration for sponsoring this event. You can find more about Horizontal Integration here.

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March 2017 Meeting: Blockchain as a Service – Notes and Downloads

Thanks to everyone that attended this meeting. Attached to this post are the PowerPoint from the session by Ryan Fox. Download here:

March 2017 Meeting - Blockchain as a Service (160 downloads)

Below are the details of this past meeting.

Please join us for the March meeting of the Azure User Group. The speaker will be Ryan Fox who will be presenting on Blockchain as a Service in Azure.

Ryan R. Fox is a self-described blockchain professional and member of the Microsoft Partner Network. This demo-heavy Azure User Group session will provide an overview of the Microsoft Blockchain as a Service offering, then apply a number of Azure technologies toward the creation and control of a user group created blockchain...

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February 2017 User Group: Hop by Hop visibility to Azure and back – Notes and Download

Thanks to everyone that attended this meeting. Attached to this post are the PowerPoint from the session by Chris Bye. Download here:

Feb 2017 Meeting - Hop by Hop visibility to Azure and back (278 downloads)

Below are the details of this past meeting.

Title:  Hop by Hop visibility to Azure and back…

Description:  IaaS and PaaS grew 53% year over year and there is no turning back now.  As organizations large and small turn to Azure, they are going to want the comfort of seeing hop by hop loss, latency, jitter and availability across the Internet.   They have this visibility inside their WAN and they are going to demand it all the way to Azure...

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September 15th 2016 Pivotal Cloud Foundry on Azure Meeting Notes-Files

Thanks to everyone that attended this meeting. Attached to this post are the PowerPoint from the session by Craig Erdmann. Download here:

PivotalCloudFoundryOnAzureSlides (315 downloads)

Below are the details of this past meeting.

This month’s meeting topic will be Pivotal Cloud Foundry on Azure delivered by Craig Erdmann of Pivotal. Here is what will be covered in this meeting:

Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) is a cloud-native application platform enabling continuous delivery, microservices, and devops. In the next user group meeting Craig Erdmann will take us through the nuts and bolts of running PCF on Azure. The following topics will be covered in this session:

– Quick intro to Pivotal Cloud Foundry

– Azure prerequisites needed to run PCF

– Provision PCF to Azure (Walkthrough)

– Deploy...

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August 18th 2016 Meeting Notes-Files

Thanks to everyone that attended this meeting. As promised attached is the PowerPoint from tonight’s session by David Michael. Download here:

MN Azure UG August 18 2016 Presentation (353 downloads)

Below are the details of this past meeting.

For August we will be hosted at “The Nerdery” in Bloomington, MN!  The Nerdery is a custom software design and development company that frequently works in Azure on customer projects.  They have been kind enough to both open their “Nerdatorium” to us for our August meeting as well as to provide both food and drink for the meeting!

TITLE: Unit Testing in Azure

ABSTRACT: How we are using Azure to reduce what took weeks down to hours, and what we are learning along the way...

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