Are you //AzureReady for next week?


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//AzureReady is on Monday 12th December! This free event is hosted out of the Brooklyn Bowl inside the O2 in London, and you'll be able to tune up your knowledge on Azure while the beer and bowling is on us.

The event features an Azure showcase, with keynote speakers, technical sessions and hands-on environments designed to answer any questions you may have about the Azure platform and cloud computing in general. After lunch, you'll be able to pick which session best appeals to you, perfect if you want to learn more about specific topics or functions of Azure.

Session Owner
9:30 to 10:00 Registration
10:00 to 11:00 Opening Keynote: Reset your defaults - IT innovation in the modern world Mark Smith
David Chappell
11:00 to 11:30 Chronologically Cloudy: Digital transformation in a 1000-year-old industry, by Watchfinder Jonathan Gill
11:30 to 11:50 Insights into demand for cloud skills in the UK, by LinkedIn Mark Walton
11:50 to 12:00 Building Your Skills - Microsoft learning and skills initiatives, by Microsoft Mark Smith
12:00 to 13:00 Lunch
13:00 to 13:50 Session 1: Journey to DevOps
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Session 2: Understanding Operational Data Services on Azure: Making the Right Choice
Giles Davies

David Chappell

14:00 to 14:50 Session 3: Mobile App Development
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Session 4: Hybrid Management using System Center 2016 and OMS
Mike James

Clive Watson

15:00 to 15:50 Session 5: Blockchain
Aman Kohli
16:00 to 16:50 Session 6: IoT
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Session 7: Hybrid Management using System Center 2016 and OMS
Alex Montgomery

Gavin Kemp

from 17:00 Beer and Bowling

This packed agenda includes presentations, demos, Q&As and more! Did I mention it was free?

So forget about the turkey and put a pin on the 12th of December, ready to be bowled over by a bumper day of sessions. Then, before you hit the fast lane and split for the night, strike up a conversation with Microsoft employees and fellow developers and enjoy a drink! Did I mention there was bowling? Sorry. 

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Bonus! Free cloud training

As of December 6th, you now have access to more cloud training and discounted certification. To quote the announcement from Julia White, Corporate Vice President of Azure and Security Marketing:

To make sure you have up-to-date technical skills and best practices using Azure, we are introducing new training resources and discounted access to certification. Announcing today, we have three training offers that combine free access to our library of flexible online courses, discounts on our industry-standard Microsoft Certified Professional exams, and a discount on Linux certification offered through the Linux Foundation.

Definitely be sure to check out the free courses, which include learning about Azure Virtual Machines, Virtual Networks and what you need to know if you're currently on AWS. You can also read the full announcement post here, and read a deep-dive of the announcement here from Gavriella Schuster.

Comments (3)

  1. Mike Hudgell says:

    Great idea, with a bit more notice its an event I'd have been at

  2. Industrial Networking says:

    Booked and looking forward to it!Just had confirmation that I can book the time off work and I will be there! Can't wait.

  3. Nad says:

    Hi, there are MANY of us who were unable to attend and missed out due to the short notice (3 business days). When is the next one? 🙂 I'd be keen to find out. Thanks!

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