IT Camp: Extend your datacenter with Microsoft Azure


You are invited.


Please join us for a hands-on, expert led Microsoft IT Camp “Extend your Datacenter with Microsoft Azure” in Hamilton, Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington on 30 October, 11 November, 13 November and 20 November from 8.30am to 5pm.

If your organization needs to scale on-demand, rapidly respond to your customers, and maintain total control over your data at all times, consider extending your datacenter and choosing a Hybrid Cloud model infrastructure.

Attend this 300 level IT Camp “Extend your Datacenter with Microsoft Azure” to learn how your existing skills are applicable to extending your business beyond the capabilities of your on premises infrastructure. At this one day interactive, hands-on training event, you will gain first-hand experience extending your network using Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines and deep dive into key enterprise scenarios like workload migration and networking. You will also explore how to improve performance for storage on virtual machines using the Azure Storage Blob service. Lunch and some light refreshments are provided throughout the day.

About IT Camps:
Microsoft IT Camps are no cost, hands-on, technical training events for IT professionals led by Microsoft experts.


Bring your own laptop.

During the IT Camp we will be connecting to a hosted Hands On Lab environment via the internet. In order to access this environment you will need to bring your own laptop with the following:

  • Wired (preferred) or Wireless network

  • Windows Vista/7/8 or Windows Server 2008/2012

  • Minimum screen resolution of 1280x800

  • Internet Explorer 8.0+ or later (check additional requirements below for using Firefox/Chrome)

  • Administrator permissions to install/configure holLaunchPad

  • Full requirements listed here

Please test that your laptop can connect to the Hands On Lab environment before coming as we don’t have time set aside for sorting out connectivity issues. You can ensure your laptop is ready to go using the Test Lab found here.



8:30 – 9:00 – Registration

9:00 – 10:00 – A lap around Windows Azure for an Infrastructure Professional

10:00 – 10:15 Morning break

10:15 – 12:00 – Getting started with Microsoft Azure IaaS

12:00 – 12:30 Lunch break

12:30 – 1:30 – Getting started with workloads

1:30 – 3:00 – Getting started with networking

3:00 – 3:15 Afternoon break

3:15 – 5:00 – Getting started with Azure storage


Free Online Learning - MVA.

Successful IT Pros are always learning. The Free Online Learning that is provided by Microsoft experts year round at Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) is used by over 900 New Zealanders and 800,000 technical professionals worldwide. It’s the perfect tool for future proofing your career and staying on top of your game. This month you’ll also go in the draw to win a Nokia Lumia 1520 or one of 5 FitBit wristbands + heaps of other prizes by completing 2 parts of specific courses. For more details head here. Here’s a few courses you might like:

Moving to the hybrid cloud with Microsoft Azure.

Move to the hybrid cloud with System Center Windows Azure Jump Start.

SQL Server in Windows Azure Virtual Machines Jump Start.

 Christchurch Azure IT Camp November 11

 Christchurch IT Camp

 Hamilton Azure IT Camp October 30

  Wellington Azure IT Camp November 20



To prepare for the event you can access the following resources:



  • Try the Microsoft Azure and Windows Server 2012 R2 Evaluations today here.
  • Learn more. Start your personalized Tech Journey and get the resources and information you need.
  • Access Microsoft Virtual Labs to test Microsoft’s newest products and technologies in a free virtual environment.
  • Know it? Prove it with Certification. Plan your path today.






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