Seattle / Los Angeles

The track for this cycle is as follows (subject to change). Remember that all the below times are in the PST time zone. Subtract 16 hours from the AWST / Beijing time, and subtract 8 hours from the GMT time.

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

April 27th, Pacific Time

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: Governance – The Forgotten Key to Managing Cloud

  • Speaker: Rik Hepworth, MVP (UK)
  • Track: Governance
  • Level: 100
  • Confirmed: Yes

We all want to use Cloud in our projects, and every customer I talk to has developers that want to pioneer their company’s adoption of the latest and coolest stuff. But for every success story there is a painful admission: Crazy costs from unconstrained adoption; sensitive data suddenly stored somewhere it shouldn’t be; technology gone wild as every project tries something new.
The solution is governance, and making sure you, the developers and IT Pros who are advocating cloud in you organisations understand the management needed for successful adoption is key: When you convince your team to move to Azure you can get extra credit for helping your organisation move to the cloud without the pain.
Whilst governance does not need tooling per se, Microsoft has a range of great tools in the Azure arsenal to help you. In this session I’ll talk about the kinds of things that can go wrong, the simple things you can do to avoid them, and I’ll show you the Azure tooling, some of it brand new, that will help you.

11:00: Extend the Intelligent Cloud to the Edge with Azure Stack and Azure Stack HCI

  • Speaker: Thomas Maurer, Microsoft (Switzerland)
  • Track: Infrastructure
  • Level: 300
  • Confirmed: Yes

Azure Stack allows you to extend Azure to your datacenter and run Azure Services under your terms. With Azure Stack HCI, the latest member in the Azure Stack family, we also offer a great hyper-converged infrastructure solution, with optional Azure connected services. Find out more about Azure Stack and Azure Stack HCI, how these solutions can help you to in your Hybrid Cloud strategy. Learn about the features and services you will get by offering Azure Stack to your customers and how you can build a true Hybrid Cloud experience.

12:00: Mission: Azure Kubernetes Service

  • Speaker: Carlos Mendible, MVP (Spain)
  • Track: Platform
  • Level: 200
  • Confirmed: Yes

A not so young developer, lives an adventure trying to discover features and prepare AKS so it is recognized as an enterprise ready service, “without” the help of his organization.

13:00: Building CI/CD Pipelines for Kubernetes in Azure Pipelines

  • Speaker: Christian Melendez, MVP (Spain)
  • Track: DevOps
  • Level: 300
  • Confirmed: Yes

Do you want to know how you can do deployments to a k8s cluster within minutes using Azure Pipelines? I’ll start by simulating a typical scenario of creating an app locally and deploy it to k8s. Then I’ll enable CI/CD using Azure Pipelines, and I’ll use the same scripts we used locally. Everything will be created from scratch. I’ll connect all the points to build a continuous delivery pipeline using Azure, and its managed k8s service called AKS.

14:00: Logging, Instrumentation, Dashboards, Alerts and All That – for Developers

  • Speaker: Henry Been, MVP (Netherlands)
  • Track: Development
  • Level 200
  • Confirmed: Yes

Join Henry Been for a demo heavy session, including like NLog, Application Insights, Seq and more to see how to implement all of the above from scratch. During this session, you will learn everything you need to know to start monitoring your solutions and never lose any sleep ever again!

15:00 Azure Spatial Anchors: Building a Shared Mixed Reality across Devices (Hololens, iOS & Android)

  • Speaker: Lance Larsen, MVP (USA)
  • Track: Development
  • Level: 200
  • Confirmed: Yes

Azure Spatial Anchors is a cross-platform developer service that allows you to create mixed reality experiences using objects that persist their location across devices over time.

We’ll explore the exciting new Mixed Reality world where Visual Studio + Unity makes these amazing cross-device immersive experiences the Reality possible today!

Interested in being the employee or consultant that becomes the go-to guy or gal that Enterprises look to for leading these projects?  Or starting your own company working on this future focused technology?

Join Lance Larsen (Microsoft MVP) and organizer of MADdotNET (Madison’s .NET User Community) in building the skills you will need for the growing global Augmented, Virtual and Mixed Reality Markets that are projected to reach $814.7 Billion By 2025.

16:00 It’s PowerShell In The Cloud: Welcome To Azure Cloud Shell

  • Speaker: Michael Bender, Microsoft (USA)
  • Track: Other
  • Level: 100
  • Confirmed: Yes

As more organizations move towards the cloud and using Microsoft Azure, there is a need to leverage our existing practices in that environment. That is where Azure Cloud Shell comes in. Azure Cloud Shell provides a CLI for administrators into their Azure subscription resources. Access to Azure Cloud Shell is available through a variety of methods including the Azure Portal and shell.azure.com. Admins can choose their environment: bash or PowerShell.

For this session, the focus will be on using PowerShell through Azure Cloud Shell. It will begin with an introduction to Azure Cloud Shell for an understanding of the platform, uses, features, and limitations. Discussion of Use cases will include locked down admin workstations, rotating devices, and non-Windows device usage. Then we’ll dive into working with Azure Cloud Shell from setup to Azure PowerShell to the Cloud Shell editor.