Dublin / London

The track for this cycle is as follows (subject to change). Remember that all the below times are in the GMT time zone. Subtract 8 hours from the AWST / Beijing time, and add 8 hours for the US West Coast (PST) time.

All sessions will be streamed via YouTube – no registration necessary!

April 27th, GMT

09:00: Keynote – Completing the Cloud Journey

  • Speaker: Aidan Finn, MVP (Ireland)
  • Track: Keynote
  • Level: 200
  • Confirmed: Yes

A migration to The Cloud should be more than just moving some VMs to the cloud. Design patterns should change. How you run applications should change. How you store data should change. Security & governance should change … or even be introduced. In this keynote-style session, I will explain what “digital transformation” is, and how it can change your business.

10:00: Migrating to SQL Managed Instance

  • Speaker: Bob Duffy, MVP (Ireland)
  • Track: Data
  • Level: 200
  • Confirmed: Yes

SQL Managed Instances bring “full” managed PaaS to Azure with unparalleled compatibility and ease of migration.

Come along to hear answers to common questions such as:
– Why do we need it?
– How does it work?
– What’s the difference between general and premium?
– How fast is it?
– How much is it?

11:00: Infrastructure-as-Code Enterprise Learnings

  • Speaker: Damian Flynn, MVP (Ireland)
  • Track: Infrastructure
  • Level: 300
  • Confirmed: Yes

Are you currently using Azure ARM Templates? Are your Policies versioned? Can your RBAC changes be audited? And are all these artefact’s modular, reusable, and continuously tested and ready for use with Azure Blue prints?

Join Damian to learn what he has learned while developing and deploying solutions using IaC with enterprise customers.

12:00: Hosting and Scaling Service-based Applications on Azure

  • Speaker: Mark Allan, MVP (UK)
  • Track: Platform
  • Level: 200
  • Confirmed: Yes

Azure App Service. Azure Batch. Azure Container Instances. Azure Functions. Azure Kubernetes Services. Azure Logic Apps. Azure Service Fabric. Azure Service Fabric Mesh. There are a lot of ways to run service-based applications and workflows on Azure, but which are right for you? Let’s dive in to understand the best options for deploying your existing applications to the cloud, architecting future solutions and meeting your scaling requirements.

13:00: Microsoft Bot Framework – From Zero to Hero

  • Speaker: Stephan Bisser, MVP (Austria)
  • Track: AI
  • Level: 300
  • Confirmed: Yes

The Microsoft Bot Framework and the Azure Bot Service is designed to help developing and deploying Conversational AI enabled digital assistants (like chatbots). Therefore, this session will give an overview as well as deliver the most important use cases and key points about the Microsoft Bot Framework and the Azure Bot Service in order to be able to understand and build bots right away after attending this session…

14:00: Building a Modern, Scalable, and Resilient Developer API using Azure Cosmos DB and Azure Functions

  • Speaker: Sidney Andrews, MVP (USA)
  • Track: Data
  • Level: 200
  • Confirmed: Yes

When we are building our APIs, it’s common to not think about high availability, resiliency and scale until months of years after our API is live and we are seeing an influx of customers that our original architecture can no longer support. Services such as Azure Cosmos DB and Azure Functions are built with scale as a core tenant of their design. In this session, you will check out an Azure Function, backed by Cosmos DB, that generates Swagger (OpenAPI 2.0) metadata and integrates seamlessly into Azure API Management. From Azure API Management, the API can then generate a specification file that can be consumed by many API clients, client libraries or code generators.

15:00: Getting Started with Azure Monitor

  • Speaker: Kevin Greene, MVP (Ireland)
  • Track: Infrastructure
  • Level: 200
  • Confirmed: Yes

In this session, we’ll take you on a journey around Azure Monitor – Microsoft’s one-stop-shop for metrics, logs, alerts and telemetry data across your Azure resources. You’ll also learn how to make good use of advanced monitoring integrations such as Application Insights, Virtual Machine Insights, Container Insights and Log Analytics.

16:00: Azure Virtual Datacenter

  • Speaker: Joe Carlyle (Ireland)
  • Track: Infrastructure
  • Level 200
  • Confirmed: Yes

Understand the four components; network, security, management, and infrastructure, required to successfully implement an Azure VDC

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