We know that the Azure community is better when we connect, share, and collaborate. Deploy aims to give you the knowledge you need to make the most of the tools available to you in Azure.
At Deploy, Azure experts shared their experiences and insights to help you identify best practices to increase efficiency and visibility in the cloud.
Watch recordings of any or all of the sessions to learn from the experts.
Bulletproofing your Azure subscriptions
In this session we’ll take a comprehensive look at bulletproofing your Azure subscriptions. We’ll cover Azure security for developers and IT Pros, and list out the crucial tasks everyone should immediately do in their Azure estates. Also, enable MFA!
Jussi Roine Azure Developer Audience Lead at Microsoft
About Jussi Roine
Born in ’77, I was drawn to computers at the ripe age of 5 when my parents brought home a VIC-20 home computer. I became a programmer at the same ripe age of 5 when I was capable of typing 10 PRINT “MY NAME IS JUSSI”. If we discard my questionable past working with Unix and Linux systems, I’ve worked for multiple Microsoft Partner companies since 1990. For the past decade or so, I worked at the company I co-founded, and in late 2019 I took a well-deserved break from IT. After two weeks, I’d completed Netflix, and joined Microsoft as an Azure Developer Audience Lead. I have stickers now.
I work with all things Azure, and the keywords that trigger me positively include serverless, .NET Core, architectures, scalability, cabernet sauvignon, and hybrid solutions. During my spare time, I also co-produce the ravishing Ctrl+Alt+Azure podcast, with new episodes each week.
Governance: The forgotten key to managing the cloud
We all want to use the 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 organizations, 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 organization 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.
Rik Hepworth Chief Consulting Officer at Black Marble
About Rik Hepworth
In my day-job as Chief Consulting Officer at Black Marble I work with customers large and small to help them develop and deliver projects both on-premises and in the Cloud. As an Azure MVP and evangelist I share the things I learn and the technologies I use with the technical community so we can all be better together.
You might have seen me speaking at conferences and user groups, read a post on my blog, looked at my stuff on GitHub or seen my tweets. Whichever it was, I’m better in person, so if you see me around, walk up and say hi!
Securing Serverless Applications in Azure
Serverless is all about unleashing developer productivity by reducing the management burden and allowing you to focus on the application logic. But even for serverless applications, security is key!
In this session Sjoukje …will guide you on how to secure your serverless applications. We are going to take a look at the different options for securing your serverless apps, such as using Azure Key Vault, ClaimsPrincipal binding data for Azure Functions and much more.
Sjoukje Zaal CTO Microsoft at Capgemini
About Sjoukje Zaal
Sjoukje Zaal is a CTO Microsoft and Azure MVP with over 15 years of experience providing architecture, development, consultancy and design expertise. She works at Capgemini, a global leader in consulting, technology services and digital transformation.
She loves to share her knowledge and is active in the Microsoft community as a co-founder of the Dutch user groups SP&C NL and MixUG. She is also a board member of Azure Thursdays. Sjoukje is a public speaker and involved in organizing events. She wrote several books, writes blogs and is active on the Microsoft Tech Community. Sjoukje is also part of the Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Board.
Manage and govern your hybrid servers using Azure Arc
Thomas Maurer shows you how you can manage and govern your Windows and Linux machines hosted outside of Azure on your corporate network or other cloud provider, similarly to how you manage native Azure virtual …machines. When a hybrid machine is connected to Azure, it becomes a connected machine and is treated as a resource in Azure. Azure Arc provides you with the familiar cloud-native Azure management experience, like RBAC, Tags, Azure Policy, Log Analytics and more.
Thomas Maurer Senior Cloud Advocate at Microsoft
About Thomas Maurer
Thomas works as a Senior Cloud Advocate at Microsoft. He engages with the community and customers around the world to share his knowledge and collect feedback to improve the Azure cloud platform. Prior to joining the Azure engineering team (Cloud + AI), Thomas was a Lead Architect and Microsoft MVP, to help architect, implement and promote Microsoft cloud technology.
If you want to know more about Thomas, check out his blog or Twitter
Azure Resource Manager templates tips, tricks, and advanced techniques
A technical discussion of some more advanced techniques to take your Azure Resource Manager templates to the next level. Covering techniques such as T-Shirt sizes, functions and testing as well as some brand new tools …fresh into preview. Intended for those who have used basic ARM templates to deploy Azure resources but now want to learn more advanced techniques and overcome problems they may be facing.
Sam Cogan Solution Architect at Willis Towers Watson
About Sam Cogan
I’m a Solution Architect and Microsoft Azure MVP based in the UK. In my day job I provide architecture and technical solutions for cloud based SaaS projects using Azure.
I focus on areas around cloud automation, infrastructure as code and DevOps, along with cloud native technologies such as Kubernetes. As an Azure MVP I am always happy to share my knowledge and help others learn.
Exploring Azure with Resource Graph
Azure Resource Graph is a service that is designed to enable us to explore all of our Azure resources and effectively manage our cloud inventory at scale. There is no better way to learn about …powerful querying capabilities to get deeper insights from our resources than analyzing various query examples. We use Azure Resource Graph Explorer to run queries, and build inventory dashboards and Azure Monitor workbooks to visualize our Azure resources or take advantage of the scripting and automate queries using Azure PowerShell and Azure CLI.
Aleksandar Nikolic Co-founder of PowerShellMagazine.com
About Aleksandar Nikolic
Aleksandar Nikolic is a Microsoft Azure MVP, a Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP, a co-founder of PowerShellMagazine.com, and a community manager of PowerShell.com.
He has more than 18 years of experience as a system administrator.
He also delivers Azure and PowerShell training courses around the world and is a frequent speaker at IT conferences such as Microsoft Ignite, Microsoft TechDays, ESPC, Techorama, MMSMOA, NIC, Techmentor, and PowerShell Conference Europe.
Lessons learned: Improving visibility, accountability and cost in Azure
The cloud promises many great things, but they won’t magically happen without any adjustment on your part. In a democratized model, giving more power to more users comes at a price. Visibility, accountability, and cost …control now become crucial aspects of a good cloud governance.
Maybe are you already asking yourself if your resource usage and cost are optimal or if you could do better? Are you able to tell who owns what very easily? Are your resources configured the way you require them across your organization? In all cases, being proactive regarding resource configuration, categorization, usage, and cost in Azure will bring you great benefits.
In a very transparent way, learn about our cloud journey at ShareGate. Our good—and less good—moves regarding all the topics above as we continue to adapt and evolve in an ever-changing cloud world.
Stephane Lapointe Cloud Solutions Architect at ShareGate
About Stephane Lapointe
Stephane Lapointe has over 25 years of experience with Microsoft technologies. He is working at ShareGate where he’s a Cloud Solutions Architect and helps develop the cloud practice.
He is very passionate about everything that touches Microsoft Azure, the DevOps practice, and automation of all sorts of things using PowerShell. He is very dedicated to the Montreal MSDEVMTL community where he is a co-organizer for the Azure group. He is also a Microsoft Azure MVP & Advisor.
You can see more from Stephane on his blog and on twitter
Implementing control and governance at-scale using Azure Policy and Azure governance
In this session, we will go over how Azure makes it easy to get better visibility and control into your environment using Azure Governance. This will be an in-depth session on Azure Governance capabilities, Azure Policy architecture, and best practices on implementing governance.
Liz Kim and Joseph Chan Liz is Product manager, Azure Policy and ARM RBAC at Microsoft Joseph is Head of Products, Azure ARM Control Plane & Governance team at Microsoft
About Liz Kim and Joseph Chan
Liz’s Bio: I’m the product owner for Azure Policy, which launched public preview Dec ’17 and general availability May ’18.
Azure Policy helps the largest enterprise customers to set organizational standards on Azure through real-time enforcement, auto-remediation and compliance assessment at scale.
It is available in all regions including national clouds, and 300 out of Top 300 Azure customers rely on Azure Policy today.
Previously, I worked as a PM for Azure Log Analytics and System Center.
Joseph’s Bio: Head of Products for the Azure ARM Control Plane & Governance team. Leading product, strategy, engineering and business model development for Azure’s resource management and cloud governance effort. Product portfolio includes: Azure’s API control plane service, Azure Policy, Resource Tag, Azure Resource Graph, resource scopes like Management Group/Subscription/Resource Group and common resource properties. These purpose built and platform integrated management capabilities help large enterprises effectively govern and control their vast cloud environment at scale, to maximize business value, reduce risk and keep operations in compliance.
Prior to the current role, Joseph was the founding product manager for Azure Log Analytics service, building the team & the product from the ground up.