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Operations Evolution for the Cloud
12/02/2020 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM - CST
Interest in the cloud continues to grow. Many organizations are looking to adopt and migrate applications and data to Azure to reduce capital expenses and costly data centers. As administrators, architects, developers, and engineers, what are you doing to keep up with the accelerated organizational adoption of cloud technologies? How are you managing the changes in operations? In this episode of Cloud Maker, Shannon Kuehn and Dwayne Natwick will explore some best practices for evolving the skills and technology usage of your operations and service delivery. After this discussion, you will have a better idea of how you can build new skills and technology use.
Expert Talk (LIVE)
Operations Evolution for the Cloud
12/02/2020 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM - CST
Interest in the cloud continues to grow. Many organizations are looking to adopt and migrate applications and data to Azure to reduce capital expenses and costly data centers. As administrators, architects, developers, and engineers, what are you doing to keep up with the accelerated organizational adoption of cloud technologies? How are you managing the changes in operations? In this episode of Cloud Maker, Shannon Kuehn and Dwayne Natwick will explore some best practices for evolving the skills and technology usage of your operations and service delivery. After this discussion, you will have a better idea of how you can build new skills and technology use.
Expert Talk (LIVE)
Azure Fundamentals Exam Updates
12/04/2020 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM - CST
Interest in the cloud continues to grow. How are you expanding your marketable skills within Azure? Are you new to Azure and the cloud and want to build a foundation? In this Certification Talk, Gregor and Dwayne will discuss the preparation for the AZ-900 Azure Fundamentals exam and what changes have taken place recently regarding the exam objectives. This episode will guide you through preparing for the Azure Fundamentals exam and what you need to know to be successful.
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Azure Arc - Gaining Control of Your Hybrid Infrastructure
12/09/2020 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM - CST
Interest in the cloud continues to grow. Many organizations are looking to adopt and migrate applications and data to Azure to reduce capital expenses and costly data centers. As administrators, architects, developers, and engineers, what are you doing to keep up with the accelerated organizational adoption of cloud technologies? How are you determining that your architecture is following best practices? In this episode of Cloud Maker, Shannon Kuehn and Dwayne Natwick will explore Azure Arc and how it can be used to manage your hybrid and multi-cloud infrastructures. After this discussion, you will have an understanding of how Azure Arc can assist you in managing operation of your Azure, hybrid, and multi-cloud services.
Expert Talk (LIVE)
Azure Architect Exam Updates
12/11/2020 | 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM - CST
Interest in the cloud continues to grow. How are you expanding your marketable skills within Azure? Are you knowledgeable in architecting datacenter infrastructure? Then the Azure Solutions Architect Expert certification may be the path for you. In this Certification Talk, Gregor and Dwayne will discuss the requirements and preparation for the two exams that make up the Azure Solutions Architect Expert certification, and what changes have taken place recently regarding the exams and objectives. This episode will guide you through preparing for the Azure Solution Architect Expert exams and what you need to know to be successful.
Expert Talk (LIVE)
Azure Arc - Gaining Control of Your Hybrid Infrastructure
12/11/2020 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM - CST
Interest in the cloud continues to grow. Many organizations are looking to adopt and migrate applications and data to Azure to reduce capital expenses and costly data centers. As administrators, architects, developers, and engineers, what are you doing to keep up with the accelerated organizational adoption of cloud technologies? How are you determining that your architecture is following best practices? In this episode of Cloud Maker, Shannon Kuehn and Dwayne Natwick will explore Azure Arc and how it can be used to manage your hybrid and multi-cloud infrastructures. After this discussion, you will have an understanding of how Azure Arc can assist you in managing operation of your Azure, hybrid, and multi-cloud services.
Expert Talk (LIVE)
Azure Security Engineer Exam Updates
12/18/2020 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM - CST
Interest in the cloud continues to grow. How are you expanding your marketable skills within Azure? Are you a security practitioner or engineer that needs to know more about Azure? In this Certification Talk, Gregor and Dwayne will discuss the preparation for the AZ-500 Azure Security Engineer Associate exam and what changes have taken place recently regarding the exam objectives. This episode will guide you through preparing for the Azure Security Engineer Associate exam and what you need to know to be successful.
Expert Talk (LIVE)
Microsoft Cloud Certification Netwroking
12/21/2020 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM - CST
Join us for an interactive Skill Me UP Live discussion surrounding the hottest Microsoft certifications! Connect with other Skill Me UP users to network as well as share exam insights, feedback and study tips.
Expert Talk (LIVE)
Microsoft Cloud Certification Networking Luncheon
12/21/2020 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - CST
Join us for an interactive Skill Me UP Live discussion surrounding the hottest Microsoft certifications! Connect with other Skill Me UP users to network as well as share exam insights, feedback and study tips.
Expert Talk (LIVE)
Azure Stack Hub 2021
01/06/2021 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM - CST
The Azure cloud platform provides a plethora of tools and solutions for solving lots of technical problems. However, there are situations where running the solution or package in the public cloud are not preferred or viable. For this situation, Azure provides the opportunity to bring the Azure cloud to your controlled environment with Azure Stack Hub. In this Technical Talk, Kit and Dwayne will discuss the on-premise self-deployment and practical solutions. Objective 1: What situations would need to run cloud service on premise? Objective 2: How can you deploy Azure Stack Hub in your environments? Objective 3: What has changed recently Azure Stack Hub offerings? This episode will guide you through deploying the Azure Stack to your environment and what you need to know to be successful.
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AZ-500 Exam Cram Table Talk
01/08/2021 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM - CST
Interest in the cloud continues to grow. How are you expanding your marketable skills within Azure? Are you new to Azure and need to understand how to secure services? In this Certification Talk, Dwayne Natwick and Kit Skinner will discuss the preparation for the AZ-500 Azure Security Engineer. Objective 1: How can preparing for the Azure Security Engineer Associate exam help you? Objective 2: How should you prepare for the Azure Security Engineer Associate exam? Objective 3: What has changed recently regarding the objectives of the AZ-500 exam? This episode will guide you through preparing for the Azure Security Engineer Associate exam and what you need to know to be successful.
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Azure DevOps Certification Updates
01/08/2021 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM - CST
Interest in the cloud continues to grow. How are you expanding your marketable skills within Azure? Are you a developer of applications and CI/CD pipelines? Then the Azure DevOps Engineer Expert certification may be the path for you. In this Certification Talk, Gregor and Dwayne will discuss the requirements and preparation for the exams required to obtain the Azure DevOps Engineer Expert certification, and what changes have taken place recently regarding the exams and objectives. This episode will guide you through preparing for the Azure DevOps Engineer Expert exams and what you need to know to be successful.
Expert Talk (LIVE)
Build custom low code apps without leaving Teams
01/13/2021 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM - CST
Common Data Service has been renamed to Microsoft Dataverse. Additionally, Microsoft Dataverse for Teams has been released that allows the suite of Power Apps and Dataverse capabilities at no additional cost. Join Brian Nielsen to learn more on this exciting topic.
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AZ-400 Exam Cram Table Talk
01/15/2021 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM - CST
The AZ-400 exam is a very in-depth exam around the use and configuration of Azure DevOps to build reliable and maintainable DevOps solutions. The idea of DevOps is to provide a way to bring tools, people, and processes together to move the bar left – meaning that defects and issues are resolved early in the process, thereby saving companies money and resources. The exam pretty much leaves no stone unturned, so there are a lot of things that need to be understood well in order to do well on the exam – it’s not just “write some YAML to build and deploy my solution.” Of course that is a big part of the exam, but you also need to know how to use the Azure ecosystem to provide a robust or “rugged” DevOps solution. This episode will guide you through preparing for the Azure DevOps Engineer exam (AZ-400) and what you need to know/learn to be successful.
Expert Talk (LIVE)
Azure Functions and APIM
01/20/2021 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM - CST
You want to go serverless. You think Azure functions are cool, but you're not sure how to use them. You also have put something out there but you don't know how to secure it. Another problem you've encountered is the fact that your users don't like having "all of those links and keys". What do you do? In this session, join Brian Gorman as he shares a practical approach to using azure functions and APIM, and we'll see how to lock everything down and get the right information to the correct users with one entry point, regardless of how many different back-end operations we have. We'll cover Azure Functions and authentication with Azure Active Directory. We'll build an APIM solution to communicate with the function, setting up products and subscriptions, and we'll show how to test the various functions as we go using postman.
Expert Talk (LIVE)
AZ-204 Exam Cram Table Talk
01/22/2021 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM - CST
In this Certification Talk, Brian Nielsen and Brian Gorman will provide a summary and discussion around the preparation needed for the AZ-204 - Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure Exam.