Azure SIG
The New Azure – More Productivity with Less Pain
Presented by Michael Collier
5/12/2015 5:45 PM
Cleveland Microsoft Office

If there is one constant in the public cloud, it is change. The Microsoft Azure platform has seen tremendous growth the 5 years since the platform became commercially available. The platform now includes a wealth of services for developers, data scientists, and IT Pros. Many of the new innovations center around allowing developers to be more productive with platform services – writing only the code that needs to be written. In this session we will explore several of the new platform services that allow you to create, deploy, and manage both basic and high scale cloud hosted solutions. This session will primarily focus on Azure updates since BUILD and Ignite, specifically as related to services such as Azure App Services, DocumentDB, Service Fabric, and Azure Resource Manager.

Michael Collier joined Microsoft in January 2015 and is currently a Cloud Solution Architect on the SMS&P team. Michael is a former five-time Azure MVP and recently served in prominent Azure architecture positions with Aditi Technologies and Neudesic. Michael has over 13 years of experience with various consulting and technology firms where he was instrumental in leading and developing solutions for a wide range of clients. He has a vast amount of experience in helping companies determine the best strategy for adopting cloud computing, and providing the insight and hands-on experience to ensure they are successful. Michael is also a respected technology community leader, and is often found sharing his Microsoft Azure insights and experiences at regional and national conferences. Michael is also the co-author of a recently published book on Microsoft Azure entitled Microsoft Azure Essentials: Fundamentals of Azure.

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About Azure SIG
The Cleveland Azure Special Interest Group (Azure SIG) (formerly the Cleveland .NET SIG) was founded in a partnership between Bennett Adelson and Microsoft 20 years ago. The SIG has become the forum for Azure collaboration and instruction from some of the brightest minds in the region. The organization was founded to provide enterprise customers and community with educational support on the Azure cloud platform. The group meetings consist of architecture and implementation focused, content-rich presentations and interactive discussions with demos. The audience ranges from Azure experts to those decision makers, infrastructure engineers, and developers that are getting their first glimpse of the cloud.