Category: Thomas Maurer

Windows Server Summit 2022 Speakers

Speaking at the Windows Server Summit 2022

I am happy to let you know that I will be speaking at the Windows Server Summit 2022 and show you how you can run the Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) Hybrid deployment options on Windows Server and Azure Stack HCI, as well as manage it through Azure Arc. But there is more to learn here, and we have some great speakers, such as Roanne Sones, Bernardo Caldas, and many more, showing you all the best about Windows Server.

Join us on: Tuesday, December 6, 2022 9:00 AM–10:30 AM Pacific Time and register right here.

Make sure you check out the latest about the Azure Hybrid Benefit for Windows Server customers.

Windows Server Summit 2022 Speakers
Windows Server Summit 2022 Speakers

Learn how to open up new opportunities for your org to innovate and operate more efficiently—while also improving security—at the Windows Server Summit. Join your peers and Microsoft experts for sessions and demos on the latest Windows Server 2022 and Azure capabilities.

You’ll gain practical skills and insights on how to:

  • Fortify your security with improved multilayer protection.
  • Easily manage and integrate your on-premises servers to Azure with Automanage and Windows Admin Center.
  • More efficiently secure and manage hybrid or multi-cloud environments.
  • Run apps seamlessly across on-premises datacenters and the cloud with Azure Arc.
  • Make the most of the management capabilities in System Center 2022.

And you’ll be able to ask the experts about your own use cases during the live Q&A.

I hope to see you live on the Windows Server Summit 2022!



Ignite 2022 Azure Hybrid Cloud announcements recap

Livestream: Ignite 2022 Azure Hybrid Cloud announcements recap

Last week at Microsoft Ignite 2022 we had a huge amount of Azure Hybrid Cloud announcements. Today, Lior Kamrat (Principal Program Manager Arc Platform at Microsoft) and Thomas Maurer (Senior PM & Chief Evangelist Azure Hybrid) will host a livestream on October 19, where you can learn about the latest Azure hybrid cloud news announcements from Microsoft Ignite.

If you can’t wait for the latest news, make sure you check out my blog posts on the new AKS Hybrid deployment options and AKS Lite, as well was my post on Azure Automanage for Azure Arc-enabled Servers, which is now generally available.

Join the Azure Hybrid Ignite 2022 recap livestream with Lior Kamrat and Thomas Maurer to learn about the latest Azure hybrid

Join us on the YouTube Livestream

If you are interested, join us on October 19 online. I am really looking forward to chatting with you in the Livestream about the latest Microsoft Azure Hybrid news from Microsoft Build. You can find the live stream here on YouTube.

If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment.



Clouded Clouded Uncovering The Culture Of Cloud (2022) Thomas Maurer Coming Soon

Clouded – Uncovering The Culture Of Cloud (2022) Documentary

I am excited and proud to share with you that I will be part of the Clouded – Uncovering The Culture Of Cloud (2022) Documentary produced by Dark Matter Film. The documentary will be shown as a premiere in London on October 18th and until then you can watch the official trailer here.

Clouded Clouded Uncovering The Culture Of Cloud (2022) Thomas Maurer Coming Soon
Clouded Clouded Uncovering The Culture Of Cloud (2022) Thomas Maurer

Clouded | Uncovering The Culture Of Cloud (2022)

An original film that is uncovering the realities of cloud technology and its effects on both business and society. Many have grown confused with our relationship with a rapidly expanding cloud market, others are reflecting on their strategies. The question is, when did cloud become so ‘Clouded’.

Clouded confronts some of the uncomfortable truths that exist in today’s cloud culture. This is a journey of discovery that uncovers topics which undoubtedly require further thought by governments, enterprise businesses and technology executives.

Clouded | Uncovering The Culture Of Cloud (2022)

Register for the Exclusive “Clouded” Premiere in London

I hope to see you at the premiere of Clouded in London!

When and Where: 18th October 2022 | Ham Yard Hotel, London

Register to secure your seat to join us at the exclusive premiere of ‘Clouded’. The event will include an exclusive screening followed by afternoon tea.

There are a limited number of spaces at the in-person event – you will be contacted to confirm your space and provided with further details. If you are unable to attend in-person, the documentary will be available on general release in the weeks following the premiere.

About Thomas Maurer

Thomas works as a Senior Program Manager & Chief Evangelist Azure Hybrid at Microsoft (Cloud + AI). He engages with the community and customers around the world to share his knowledge and collect feedback to improve the Azure hybrid cloud and edge platform. Prior to joining the Azure engineering team (Cloud + AI), Thomas was a Lead Architect and Microsoft MVP, to help architect, implement and promote Microsoft cloud technology.

If you want to know more about Thomas, check out his blog: www.thomasmaurer.ch and Twitter: www.twitter.com/thomasmaurer



Speaking at MCT Summit 2022 Hybrid Cloud with Azure Arc

Speaking at the European MCT Summit 2022

I am happy to let you know that I will be speaking at the European Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) Summit 2022 in Zürich, Switzerland from September 12-14th. I will be delivering two sessions around Azure Hybrid Cloud and some soft skill topic on how to deliver great tech demos.

Hybrid and Multicloud with Azure Arc

For customers who want to simplify complex and distributed environments across on-premises, edge and multi-cloud, Azure Arc enables deployment of Azure services anywhere and extends Azure management to any infrastructure. In this session, Thomas Maurer will demonstrate the new Azure Arc capabilities for your Hybrid environment. This session includes an overview of the different features such as:

  • Multi and Hybrid Cloud Governance
  • Using Azure as a Control plane for Linux, Windows Server, Kubernetes cluster, SQL DBs
  • Azure Kubernetes Service in your datacenter and edge
  • Deploy Azure services such as Logic Apps, Web Apps, Azure SQL, and many more anywhere

How To Create Great Tech Demos And Presentations

Delivering great demos can be the key to delivering a great presentation. In the last decade Thomas delivered hundreds of presentations at different events around the world, in-person and online.
In this session you will learn how to set up your computer to deliver great demonstrations to make sure your audience can follow and get excited about what you are showing.

I hope to see you at the European Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) Summit 2022 in Zürich!



Speaking at Experts Live Germany 2022

Speaking at Experts Live Germany 2022

I am honored to share with you that I will be speaking at the first Experts Live Germany 2022 on September 8 in Erfurt, Germany. I will be talking about an Azure Arc overview and how you can use it to deliver Hybrid and multicloud management.

Azure Arc Overview

For customers who want to simplify complex and distributed environments across on-premises, edge and multi-cloud, Azure Arc enables deployment of Azure services anywhere and extends Azure management to any infrastructure. In this session, Thomas Maurer will demonstrate the new Azure Arc capabilities for your Hybrid environment. This session includes an overview of the different features such as:

  • Multi and Hybrid Cloud Governance
  • Using Azure as a Control plane for Linux, Windows Server, Kubernetes cluster, SQL DBs
  • Azure Kubernetes Service in your datacenter and edge
  • Deploy Azure services such as Logic Apps, Web Apps, Azure SQL, and many more anywhere

About Experts Live

Experts Live is a non-profit organization based in The Netherlands that has a mission to “enable sharing of knowledge and experience about Microsoft technologies worldwide” and was founded by Maarten Goet (MVP, RD).

In our mission to “enable sharing of knowledge and experience about Microsoft technologies worldwide” we are very proud where we are today. On 4 continents around the world at least 7 international Experts Live events are happening reaching over 5000+ people. In the meantime, we are in talks with others to join the movement in 2018 and we expected to reach the other 2 continents next year already. Through our online means (ExpertsLive TV, etc.) we are reaching thousands more people.

I hope I see you at Experts Live Germany 2022!



Microsoft Inspire Move your Azure hybrid cloud business forward with Azure Arc

Move your Azure hybrid business forward with Azure Arc Microsoft Inspire

I had the opportunity to collaborate with Sanjay Satheesh (Product Marketing Manager at Microsoft) and speak at Microsoft Inspire 2022 about how to move your Azure hybrid cloud business forward with Azure Arc. Microsoft Inspire is the largest Microsoft partner event of the year, where partners can learn more about the Microsoft Cloud, partner programs, and opportunities for you to grow your business in the year ahead.

Move your Azure hybrid business forward with Azure Arc

Microsoft Inspire Move your Azure hybrid cloud business forward with Azure Arc
Microsoft Inspire Move your Azure hybrid cloud business forward with Azure Arc

Discover what’s new for Azure Arc and Arc-enabled hybrid technologies to help our partners expand their hybrid business with ease of deployment and management. Learn how new Azure Arc capabilities including Azure Stack HCI are key to simplifying the customer and partner experience. Find out about the new accelerator program for system integrators to make it easier to deliver POCs and deployments for Azure hybrid technologies.

You can watch the session here.

About the speakers

Sanjay Satheesh
Product Marketing Manager – Microsoft
Sanjay is a Senior Product Marketing Manager for Azure Arc at Microsoft in the Worldwide Azure Team. Formerly, he served customers and customers in the Asia Pacific region on different Azure services. Prior to that, he was a SAP developer working with large clients on huge SAP ABAP and FICO implementations.

Thomas Maurer
Senior PM Chief Evangelist Azure Hybrid – Microsoft
Thomas works as a Senior Program Manager & Chief Evangelist Azure Hybrid at Microsoft (Cloud + AI). He engages with the community and customers around the world to share his knowledge and collect feedback to improve the Azure hybrid cloud and edge platform. Prior to joining the Azure engineering team (Cloud + AI), Thomas was a Lead Architect and Microsoft MVP, to help architect, implement and promote Microsoft cloud technology.If you want to know more about Thomas, check out his blog: thomasmaurer.ch and Twitter: twitter.com/thomasmaurer



TechMentor 2022 Redmond Microsoft HQ

Speaking at TechMentor 2022 Redmond

TechMentor returns to Microsoft Headquarters in Redmond, Washington in 2022 for more in-depth, behind the scenes IT Pro training by technical experts and Microsoft insiders. I am happy to announce that I will be one of the speakers at the TechMentor 2022 conference at the Microsoft HQ in Redmond. Since I am already on the Microsoft campus it is great to take some time to speak about some cool Azure Hybrid, Windows Server and Azure Management things. TechMentor 2022 is a 5-day conference from August 8-12, 2022 at the Microsoft Headquarters in Redmond.

About TechMentor

Technology continues to advance faster than ever. As an IT Professional, it is your responsibility to stay up-to-date on all the latest tools, topics, and trends. Let the experts at TechMentor help you on your tech odyssey to improve your tech skills and achieve your learning goals.

TechMentor 2022 Redmond Featured Speakers
TechMentor 2022 Redmond Featured Speakers

My sessions at TechMentor 2022

I will be delivering two sessions about Cloud Shell and Azure Hybrid with Azure Arc and Azure Stack, as well as being part of a panel discussion.

TW04 Azure Arc Overview – Learn About Hybrid and Multicloud Management with Azure

For customers who want to simplify complex and distributed environments across on-premises, edge and multi-cloud, Azure Arc enables deployment of Azure services anywhere and extends Azure management to any infrastructure. In this session, Thomas Maurer will demonstrate the new Azure Arc capabilities for your Hybrid environment. This session includes an overview of the different features such as:

  • Multi and Hybrid Cloud Governance
  • Using Azure as a Control plane for Linux, Windows Server, Kubernetes cluster, SQL DBs
  • Deploy Azure services such as Logic Apps, Web Apps, Azure SQL, and many more anywhere

You will learn:

  • About hybrid and multicloud Management
  • About Azure Arc
  • How to use Azure management and deploy Azure services anywhere

TW15 Mastering Azure Using Cloud Shell, PowerShell and Bash!

Azure can be managed in many different ways. Learn your command line options like Azure PowerShell, Azure CLI, and Cloud Shell to be more efficient in managing your Azure infrastructure. Become a hero on the shell to manage the cloud!

You will learn:

  • About Cloud Shell, Azure CLI and Azure PowerShell
  • Some awesome management tricks
  • About how to manage your Azure systems using these tools!

TT09 Panel Discussion: The Future of Windows

Join our esteemed panelists as they discuss questions regarding the future of Windows. Will there be continued versions of LTSC editions available on-prem. Is Hybrid here to stay. Or should we just pack up our datacenters and move everything to the cloud. Find out great answers like this with our engaging moderators and panelists in this session.

Join us!

Want to experience IT training at the mothership? Join TechMentor this August as it heads to Microsoft Headquarters for a full week of training, featuring our NEW full-day Hands-On Labs. I hope to see you there!



PowerShell Conf Europe PSConfEU

Speaking at PSConf.EU 2022

I am happy and proud to let you know that I will be speaking at PowerShell Conference Europe 2022 (PSConf.EU) 2022 in Vienna on June 20-23, 2022. I will be presenting two sessions, one will be more focused on using PowerShell, CLI, and Cloud Shell to manage Azure, the second session is more of a soft skill session where I am going to show you how you can deliver great tech demos.

PSConf is a great way to learn more about PowerShell, network with other PowerShell users and experts, and a lot more. If you want to learn more about the PowerShell Conference Europe 2022 (PSConf.EU) check out the website here.

How To Create Great Tech Demos And Presentations

Delivering great demos can be the key to delivering a great presentation. In the last decade Thomas delivered hundreds of presentations at different events around the world, in-person and online.
In this session you will learn how to set up your computer to deliver great demonstrations to make sure your audience can follow and get excited about what you are showing.

Mastering Azure using Cloud Shell, PowerShell and Bash!

Azure can be managed in many different ways. Learn your command line options like Azure PowerShell, Azure CLI, and Cloud Shell to be more efficient in managing your Azure infrastructure. Become a hero on the shell to manage the cloud!



Azure Hybrid and multicloud news from Microsoft Build 2022

Livestream: Azure Hybrid and multicloud news from Microsoft Build 2022

On May 24-26, 2022, Microsoft will host a free online event called Microsoft Build. As usual, there will be a lot of news and announcements around different Microsoft technologies. We also expect some announcements and sessions around Azure hybrid and multicloud. Lior Kamrat (Principal Program Manager Arc Platform at Microsoft) and Thomas Maurer (Senior PM & Chief Evangelist Azure Hybrid) will host a livestream on May 25, where you can learn about the latest Azure hybrid cloud news announcements from Microsoft Build.

Livestream: Azure Hybrid News from Microsoft Ignite

Make sure you join us on May 25, 08:30 am (PST) / 05:30 pm (CEST) live on YouTube or directly here on ThomasMaurer.ch.

 ▶ Download the calendar ICS file here. 📅✔

Join the livestream with Lior Kamrat and Thomas Maurer to learn about the latest Azure hybrid

Join us on the YouTube Livestream

If you are interested, join us on May 25 online. I am really looking forward to chatting with you in the Livestream about the latest Microsoft Azure Hybrid news from Microsoft Build. You can find the live stream here on YouTube.

If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment.



KubeCon CloudNativeCon Europe 2022

Speaking at KubeCon Europe 2022

I just wanted to let you know that I will be speaking at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2022 in Valencia. I will be showing Microsoft Hybrid AKS (Azure Kubernetes Service) offering running in your own datacenter or edge location on Azure Stack HCI or Windows Server! AKS on Azure Stack HCI has Azure Arc built in and allows you to manage your on-premises AKS directly from Azure.

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s flagship conference gathers adopters and technologists from leading open source and cloud native communities in Valencia, Spain from 16 – 20 May 2022. Join containerd, CoreDNS, Envoy, etcd, Fluentd, Harbor, Helm, Jaeger, Kubernetes, Linkerd, Open Policy Agent, Prometheus, Rook, TiKV, TUF, Vitess, Argo, Buildpacks, Cilium, CloudEvents, CNI, Contour, Cortex, CRI-O, Crossplane, dapr, Dragonfly, Emissary Ingress, Falco, Flagger, Flux, gRPC, KEDA, KubeEdge, Litmus, Longhorn, NATS, Notary, OpenTelemetry, Operator Framework, SPIFFE, SPIRE, and Thanos as the community gathers for four days to further the education and advancement of cloud native computing.

If you are at KubeCon and want to have a chat, feel free to come by the Microsoft booth. See you there!