Global Azure Bootcamp - Denver - 2017 - Phidiax

Microsoft Office DTC - Denver, CO
April 22, 2017 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Sessions / Agenda

April 22 - 8:30 AM - Room 1


Speaker: Jason Sauers

Setting, Wifi, Details, Welcome!

Intro to Speakers

Intro to Phidiax

Azure Touchpoint



April 22 - 9:00 AM - Room 2

Track: Azure PaaS

Going Serverless with Azure Functions

Speaker: Jeff Stagg

This session will provide a brief overview of Azure Functions, and how they can be used as microservices to communicate with rich front-end applications.

April 22 - 9:00 AM - Room 1

Track: Azure PaaS

Secure Hybrid Service Integration - PCI/HIPAA Compliant

Speaker: Tom Canter

Azure is a highly secure environment, but extension back into the on-prem data center requires matching security protocols. The cloud doesn't alleviate security concerns, they are still just as relevant. This presentation walks through examples of taking both Azure cloud services, third party SaaS and PaaS solutions and connecting them all in a secure manner. All in a PCI / HIPAA compliant fashion.

April 22 - 9:50 AM - Room 1

Track: Azure PaaS

Azure Logic Apps 101

Speaker: Mark Medrano

Logic Apps provide a way to simplify and implement scalable integrations and workflows in the cloud. Learn how use the power of Azure and quickly design complex processes to connect applications, synchronize data, and reuse your existing service infrastructure.

April 22 - 9:50 AM - Room 2

Track: Azure SaaS

Intro to Azure AD

In this session, lets explore:

  • Testing and integration with Azure AD
  • O365 integration
  • Password Sync into Azure AD
  • SaaS app integration
  • Single Sign-on (SSO)
  • AD Domain Services

April 22 - 10:45 AM - Room 2

Track: Azure IaaS

LAB: Deploying Resources from Azure Quick Start ARM Templates

Speaker: Nathan Taylor

In this hands on lab we will use an Azure Quick Start ARM Template to deploy resources to Azure.

April 22 - 10:45 AM - Room 1

Track: Azure PaaS

Azure and EDI

Speaker: Jeff Wessling

Merging the old and the new, using Azure for Electronic Data Interchange (EDI).

April 22 - 11:35 AM - Room 1

Track: Misc. Cloud

Microsoft Cloud Assessments with Phidiax

Speaker: Jason Sauers

A high-level look at assessing the Application and Infrastructure of an organizational offering. Understanding the process of Discovery, Assessment, and Review, in order to line out your Migration to the cloud roadmap.

April 22 - 12:20 PM - Room 1

Lunch and Social

No Session Abstract

April 22 - 1:15 PM - Room 1

Track: Azure PaaS

Intro to Azure SQL Databases

Speaker: Mike Fal

Azure SQL Databases are still something that is new and not completely understood by many data professionals. There is a definite shift from installing SQL Server on a machine to creating and using a Microsoft's Platform-as-a-Service database. This session will cover the basics of what an Azure SQL Database is, how we create one, and what it takes to access and use this database. After attending this session, you will have a solid understanding of what Azure SQL Database is, how to configure it, and how to use in your own environment.

April 22 - 1:15 PM - Room 2

Track: Azure SaaS

Using Azure Service Fabric to Manage Containers

Speaker: Ryan McIntyre

Azure Service Fabric was built to efficiently run and manage applications & microservices such that availability can be guaranteed and server resources (cloud or on-premises) can be optimized. With the latest versions adding support for both Linux and Windows 2016, we can now look at using the powerful orchestration capabilities of Service Fabric to manage our Docker containers. In this session we will walk through how to use Service Fabric to manage containers on both platforms as well as discuss other Service Fabric capabilities that you can leverage to optimize your applications.

April 22 - 2:05 PM - Room 2

Track: Azure IaaS

Managing Microservices with Azure Docker Containers

Speaker: David Milner

One of the benefits of a microservices architecture is that applications have less requirements for their hosting containers. This allows for tremendous scalability. This session will show some of the advantages of lightweight containers and their utilization in Azure for scaling microservices.

April 22 - 2:05 PM - Room 1

Track: Azure PaaS

Introduction to Azure Data Factory for SSIS Developers

Speaker: Dean May

This session will provide a basic overview of the Azure Data Factory entities and the basic relationship between them:

  • Data pipelines
  • Activities
  • Linked Services
  • Datasets
  • Gateways

We will also have two demos:

  • Use the Copy Data Wizard to setup a basic data copy using Data Factory.
  • Use the Visual Studio Extension for developing a basic cloud ETL process between a file in Azure Blob storage and loading into an Azure Database table using a stored procedure.

April 22 - 3:05 PM - Room 1

Track: Azure PaaS

PowerBI Embedded: How do I make my data pretty in Azure?

Speaker: Becky Isserman

In this session we will answer the following questions:

  • What is PowerBI Embedded? 
  • How is it different from PowerBI in Office 365? 
  • How do I install PowerBI Embedded on Azure?
  • What are the differences between PowerBI Embedded Dashboards and PowerBI Dashboards for Office 365?
  • By the end of this session an attendee will understand the differences between PowerBI Embedded and PowerBI on Office 365 and how to utilize PowerBI in Azure.

April 22 - 3:05 PM - Room 2

Track: Azure SaaS

Shared Security Responsibility in the Azure Cloud

Speaker: Audian Paxson

Whether you’re working exclusively on Azure or with multiple cloud environments, there are certain things you should consider when moving assets to the public cloud. As with any cloud deployment, security is a top priority, and moving your workloads to the cloud does not mean you’re not responsible for the security of your operating system, applications and data. Building on the security of the Azure infrastructure, this shared security responsibility starts with making sure your Azure environment is secure.
In this session, we will discuss step-by-step what you need to do to secure access at the administrative, application and network layers. We will review:

  • Latest cyber threats and best practices for how to protect your Azure environment 
  • The Azure Shared Security Model: What security you are responsible for to protect your content, application, systems and networks
  • Understand how traditional security approaches may have limitations in the cloud
  • Learn how to leverage security tools and services to meet your Azure security responsibilities

April 22 - 3:55 PM - Room 2

Track: Azure SaaS

Build and Deployment Automations Across Azure Environments with Visual Studio Online

Speaker: Mary Ann Yeager

  • Setting up build and release definitions
  • Using Release Management to deploy to multiple environments
  • Task customizations per environment
  • Tracking it all in one place

April 22 - 3:55 PM - Room 1

Track: Azure PaaS

Use Case: Our Journey to the Cloud, a real-world tale!

Speaker: Vicente Sanchez

Vicente will walk you through TCD’s journey delivering a special event Website using Microsoft Azure technologies. He will cover some general points to keep in mind when developing solutions for the cloud. Finally, he will demonstrate the basic steps to deploy a Website to the cloud using DNN Software Content Management platform.

April 22 - 4:40 PM - Room 1


Speaker: Jason Sauers

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