Building Cloud-based applications with Microsoft Azure

In the early days of cloud computing, the “cloud” was mostly a place to park data and spin up virtual machines. Today it is much more. In addition to providing access to traditional storage and compute resources on Linux as well as Windows, Microsoft Azure includes extensive infrastructure options, rich management and analytical tools, and dozens of services to aid developers in building intelligent services and applications. Learn about the core features that Azure has to offer and how to use them to build super-scalable applications in this 3-day, hands-on workshop. Bring a laptop with Visual Studio 2017 installed, and either bring your own Azure subscription or sign up for a free trial at the beginning of the workshop. We will provide the rest!

Day 1

Introduction to Microsoft Azure
Learn what Azure is and what services it offers. Learn the basics of managing Azure resources and architecting cloud-based apps, and then take a tour of the Azure Portal and spin up your first VM.

Azure Web Apps
Learn how to host Web apps and Web services in the cloud using Azure Web Apps, and learn about the rich features that this service offers.

Azure Storage
Learn how to store data in the cloud by leveraging Azure Storage services such as blob storage. Also learn how to manage these services and how to interact with them using REST APIs and packages that wrap those APIs.

Azure Active Directory
Learn about the identity and access-management services that Azure provides and how to use them to secure your applications. Also learn how to secure credentials and other secrets using Azure Key Vault.

Day 2

Azure DevOps
Learn the basics of DevOps in Azure and how to set up a DevOps pipeline that supports continuous integration and continuous delivery. Also learn how to incorporate Application Insights into your apps to monitor them in real time and diagnose failures when they occur.

Azure Container Service (AKS)
Learn how to use Docker containers, Kubernetes, and AKS to deploy containerized workloads to the cloud and orchestrate their execution.

Azure SQL Database
Learn how to use Azure SQL Database to host relational databases in the cloud and benefit from massive scalability, automatic tuning, geo-replicated backup, automatic threat detection, and more.

Azure Cosmos DB
Learn about Cosmos DB – Azure’s globally-distributed, multi-model database service – and how you can use it as a data repository for your applications.

Day 3

Serverless Applications
Learn how to use Azure Functions to deploy functions written in C#, JavaScript, PowerShell, Python, and other languages to the cloud.

Azure Cognitive Services
Learn about the Computer Vision API and other APIs available in Azure Cognitive Services for building intelligent apps.

Azure Machine Learning
Learn how to use Azure Machine Learning Studio to build sophisticated machine-learning models, host them in the cloud, and invoke them from client apps.

Azure Stream Analytics
Learn how to use Azure Stream Analytics and the Stream Analytics Query Language to extract information from high-velocity data streaming from IoT devices and other sources.

Jeff Prosise

Jeff Prosise

Jeff is a co-founder of Wintellect, who makes his living writing software and helping others do the same. With expertise in HTML5, Windows, mobile application development and Microsoft Azure, he has written nine books and hundreds of magazine articles, trained thousands of developers at Microsoft, and spoken at some of the world’s largest software conferences. In his former life as a mechanical and aerospace engineer, Jeff worked at Oak Ridge National Lab and Lawrence Livermore National Lab, where, among other things, he developed software that combined thermal and structural finite-element methods to model optical systems for high-power laser beams. In his spare time, Jeff builds and flies large radio-control jets

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John Garland

John Garland

John is a principal consultant at Wintellect and a Windows Platform Development MVP. Prior to consulting, John spent much of his career working on high-performance video and statistical analysis tools for leading sports teams, with an emphasis on the NFL, the NBA, and Division 1 NCAA Football and Basketball. His consulting clients range from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, and his work has been featured at Microsoft conference keynotes and sessions. He is a member of Microsoft’s Azure Insiders group and the Azure Mobile Services Advisory Board, and he was co-author of the book Programming the Windows Runtime by Example.

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