Before COVID-19 started to force a global shutdown everywhere, we were already thinking about this event. The long term goal? Help cloud engineers being more successful with Microsoft Azure. ShareGate Deploy is a free event, one of the several to come onto this journey!
A full day focused on Microsoft Azure governance and best practices
ShareGate Deploy is a free event will take place online on Thursday, May 7 from 9am-5pm ET. There will be 8 sessions total given by Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) and Microsoft employees.
From the event page:
Deploy is a virtual event in which Azure experts share their experiences and insights to help you identify best practices to increase efficiency and visibility in the cloud.
The idea behind this event is to share other people's experiences, best practices and governance tips to enable you to be more successful with Microsoft Azure.
Speakers and session lineup
Here is the list of speakers and session details
- Bulletproofing your Azure subscriptions - Jussi Roine
- Governance: The forgotten key to managing the cloud - Rik Hepworth
- Securing Serverless Applications in Azure - Sjoukje Zaal
- Manage and govern your hybrid servers using Azure Arc - Thomas Maurer
- Azure Resource Manager templates tips, tricks, and advanced techniques - Sam Cogan
- Exploring Azure with Resource Graph - Aleksandar Nikolic
- Lessons learned: Improving visibility, accountability and cost in Azure - Stephane Lapointe
- Implementing control and governance at-scale using Azure Policy and Azure governance - Liz Kim and Joseph Chan
All the details below:
Bulletproofing your Azure subscriptions
In this session we'll do a lap around Microsoft Azure to understand how to best monitor what's happening within your Azure subscriptions, how to manage these subscriptions, and how best to configure security for your services.
Azure Developer Audience Lead at Microsoft
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.
Chief Consulting Officer at Black Marble
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.
CTO Microsoft at Capgemini
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.
Senior Cloud Advocate at Microsoft
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.
Solution Architect at Willis Towers Watson
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.
Co-founder of PowerShellMagazine.com
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.[read less]
Cloud Solutions Architect at ShareGate
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
If you want to be proactive, learn new tips and growth your expertise, this is a great (did I mention free?!) event to attend to.