Tag: Speaker

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!



Speaking at Azure Live 2022

Speaking at AzureLive 2022

I am proud to announce that I am speaking at AzureLive 2022 this year!

AzureLive 2022 is a brand new, single day event that will feature some of the best speakers and content the Azure community has to offer. Curious about the speakers? Click here.

AzureLive will cover technical topics like: Architecture, DevOps, Governance, Security, Serverless, AKS, AI and many more. Next to the technical talks, there will also be some IT Professional talks and Real-life Azure stories and examples. Grow your business and get real life examples. You will get the most (practical) insights from this event.

AzureLive 2022 will be hosted and presented from our online AzureLive Studio. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the speakers and attendees will be in the comfort of their homes viewing and attending online.

In my session I will be talking about hybrid and multicloud management with Azure using Azure Arc:

AZURE HYBRID – LEARN ABOUT HYBRID AND MULTICLOUD MANAGEMENT WITH AZURE

In this session, Senior Program Manager Azure Hybrid, Thomas Maurer will give you an overview of the Microsoft Azure Hybrid Cloud offering. Learn how you can use the Azure Hybrid services and products like Azure Arc, Defender for Cloud, Azure Update Management, the new Azure Stack portfolio, and many more to introduce hybrid cloud management to your environment.

Interested? You can get your ticket here.



Azure Stack HCI Days 2021

Speaking at Azure Stack HCI Days 2021

I am happy to let you know that this week I will be speaking at the Azure Stack HCI Days 2021 virtual conference. The Azure Stack HCI Days are a community drive free virtual event. You can join on the 22nd and 23rd of September in a 20-hour journey through the new Microsoft Azure Stack HCI offering with speakers from the community, OEM partners, and Microsoft. I will be speaking about Azure Arc and hybrid cloud management.

Azure Stack HCI Days 2021 Agenda
Azure Stack HCI Days 2021 Agenda

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

This is an awesome free community-driven event with a lot of deep-dive content, so join us!



Cloud Governance Forum Webinar Azure Arc

Cloud Governance Forum now available on demand!

A couple of weeks ago I had the chance to present at the Cloud Governance Forum webinar hosted by Colin Smith (Hybrid Cloud Lead, Microsoft Western Europe). Now the recording of this online webinar is available on demand! I was part of the panel including IDC Senior Cloud Analyst Carla Arend and Stefaan Becu the Lead Architect from the Flemish Regional Government. As part of the Azure engineering team, I will be showing you how you can leverage Microsoft Azure as a control plane using Azure Arc and learn how to be more effective and compliant with cloud governance in a hybrid world.

Cloud Governance Forum: The Pathway to Success on demand!

NOW AVAILABLE ON DEMAND ✔

Cloud adoption is growing fast across the globe, with as much as 84% of European organizations already operating hybrid and multicloud architectures. But the cloud journey is becoming increasingly complex, especially when it comes to regulated industries.

As a business leader within your organization, you are well aware of these challenges, so we would like to share with you some key insights on how to succeed in the cloud.

In the webinar, IDC and two Microsoft customers shares their experiences on overcoming cloud challenges with a cloud governance framework. The latest IDC cloud research in Europe is presented and the topic ‘why having a cloud governance framework is essential to facing unchartered waters’ is discussed.

Amongst other things, you will hear more about:

  • Cloud usage in Europe and how different organizations are approaching their cloud journeys
  • Why cloud governance can help them and you succeed
  • Trends, challenges, best practice, as well as business and organizational advantages related to cloud governance in regulated industries

Carla Arend, Senior Program Director and Lead Analyst of Cloud in Europe at the IDC, is hosting the webinar and presents their latest whitepaper: “Creating a framework for success in the cloud with cloud governance”. She is joined by two Microsoft customers from the finance and public sectors: Stefaan Becu, from Belgium’s Flemish Regional Government, and a representative from Switzerland’s UBS bank.

As the webinar is on demand and has already taken place June 2nd, 2021, there is no possibility for Q&A.

Speakers

Colin Smith, Hybrid Cloud Lead, Microsoft Western Europe
Colin works in the Western Europe Azure Business Group, leading customer programs for data center transformation and hybrid cloud solutions.

Carla Arend, Senior Program Director, Lead Analyst, Cloud in Europe, IDC
Carla Arend is a senior program director with the European software and infrastructure research team and heads up IDC’s European cloud research. She provides clients with key insight into market dynamics, vendor activities, and end-user adoption trends in the European cloud market. 

Stefaan Becu​, Lead Architect, Flemish Regional Government, Belgium
Stefaan Becu is a senior architect  working in the “Digitaal Vlaanderen”  agency that provides  IT services  within the Flemish administration; He is responsible for the cloud programme and the datacenter and cloud vision and strategy.   He also leads the cloud strategy workgroup in the government

Thomas Maurer​, Senior Cloud Advocate, Microsoft
Thomas works as a Senior Cloud Advocate in the Microsoft Azure engineering team (Cloud + AI). He engages with the community and customers around the world to share his knowledge and collect feedback to improve the Azure cloud platform.

Conclusion

I hope you join our webinar on Cloud Governance online! If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment. In the meantime check out my full video on Azure Arc hybrid and multi cloud management on Microsoft Channel 9.

If you want to try out Azure, you can create your free Azure account today.



Learn about Hybrid Cloud Management with Azure Global Azure 2021

Speaking at Global Azure 2021 (Livestream)

I am happy to let you know that I will be speaking and presenting at this year’s Global Azure 2021 (virtual).  I will be speaking and delivering a session focusing on Hybrid Cloud Management using Azure at Global Azure Virtual 2021 on my YouTube live stream. Global Azure Virtual 2021 is a 3-day virtual conference with world-class speakers and community leaders as hosts in a live stream. Additionally, also part of Global Azure Virtual, communities around the world are organizing localized live streams for everyone around the world to join and learn about Azure from the best-in-class community leaders.

Global Azure 2021:

  • April 15th-17th
  • 151 speakers
  • 141 sessions

My Global Azure Virtual 2021 Livestream

I will be live-streaming a session about Azure Hybrid Management. You can watch the streams right here on thomasmaurer.ch or on my YouTube channel, on April 15th 5pm (CEST).

LIVESTREAM

Download ICS Calendar file here or subscribe to my YouTube channel.

Learn about Hybrid Cloud Management with Azure 

Join the Livestream to see, Cloud Advocate Thomas Maurer will give you an overview of the Microsoft Azure Hybrid Cloud offering. Learn how you can use the Azure Hybrid services and products like Azure Arc, Azure Update Management, the new Azure Stack portfolio, and many more to introduce hybrid cloud management to your environment.

My Livestream:

Join us on the Global Azure Virtual 2020 Livestreams!

So if you are interested, join us on these 3 days Global Azure 2021 for different sessions online. I am really looking forward to speaking in the livestream. You can find more about the event here.

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



GET-IT Azure and DevOps 1-Day Virtual Conference

Speaking at GET-IT: Azure and DevOps 1-Day Virtual Conference

Today, I am honored to let you know that I will be speaking at Petri’s GET-IT: Azure and DevOps 1-Day virtual conference on December 16, 2020. This is a full day of free learning dedicated to deep technical content aimed at IT Pros and Developers who are looking to enhance their knowledge and skills for developing, deploying, managing, and scaling their operations. This free virtual conference has a fantastic lineup with speakers like Brad Sams, Aidan Finn, Ryan Irujo, Sarah Lean, and Peter Zerger. I will be speaking about how you can manage and govern your hybrid cloud servers using Azure Arc.

My Session at GET-IT: Azure and DevOps 1-Day Virtual Conference

Manage and Govern your Hybrid Servers Using Azure Arc 

12:00 pm EST / 9:00 am PDT 📅

Thomas Maurer shows you how you can manage and govern your Windows and Linux machines hosted outside of Azure on your corporate network or other cloud providers, similar to how you manage native Azure virtual machines.

Agenda:

  • Kicking off Petri’s GET-IT: Azure and DevOps 1-Day virtual conference by Brad Sams
    9:25 am EST / 6:25 am PDT
    Kicking off Petri’s GET-IT: Azure and DevOps 1-Day virtual conference and how to download all the session material.
  • Azure Networking – The First Technical Challenge by Aidan Finn
    9:30 am EST / 6:30 am PDT
    When you get done with the business requirements, assessments, and governance stuff, it’s time to start designing your Azure architecture. And that means it’s networking time because you will need to connect to your services, secure your business, and integration features. Don’t be scared if you’re not a networking person – you probably have an advantage over the network admins. In this session, I will explain how Azure networking works, explain many of the technologies and discuss some architectural concepts.
  • YAML Pipelines – Up and Running in an Hour by Ryan Irujo
    11:00 am EST / 8:00 am PDT
    YAML can be intimidating your first time out, and many never find it all that simple. In this session, you’ll learn 3 secrets for building effective and reusable YAML pipelines for Azure DevOps. Whether you’re a beginner or pro you’re sure to pick up a couple of useful tips.
  • Manage and Govern your Hybrid Servers Using Azure Arc by Thomas Maurer
    12:00 pm EST / 9:00 am PDT
    Thomas Maurer shows you how you can manage and govern your Windows and Linux machines hosted outside of Azure on your corporate network or other cloud providers, similarly to how you manage native Azure virtual machines.
  • How to Tackle Your Datacenter Transformation to the Cloud by Sarah Lean
    1:00 pm EST / 10:00 am PDT
    Have you been tasked with moving your datacentre from on-prem to the cloud? Where do you begin with such a project, where are the important milestones? In this session, I’ll walk you through a migration project from start to things you need to think about once the migration is complete and your workloads reside in the cloud.
  • Kubernetes – Up and Running in an Hour by Peter Zerger
    2:00 pm EST / 11:00 am PDT
    In this session, you’ll learn the 3 keys to deploying a production-ready Kubernetes cluster, along with a usable demo app to validate that your deployment is functional. From development environment and code management to app publishing, you’ll get the time-saving that will help you get your cluster and container app up and running quickly, even if you’re new to Kubernetes.

I am really looking forward to this event and hopefully meet you virtually at the GET-IT: Azure and DevOps 1-Day Virtual Conference! If you want to join the event for free, check out the Petri website.



Speaking at Experts Live Switzerland

Speaking at Experts Live Switzerland 2020

After being a speaker at many of the past Experts Live conferences, I’m excited to be chosen again as a speaker at Experts Live Switzerland 2020. Experts Live Switzerland 2020 will take place on September 30 in the new Workspace Welle 7 in ​Bern Switzerland. Experts Live Switzerland is a one-day event with 15 sessions in three parallel tracks focusing on Microsoft Cloud, Datacenter, and Workplace Management topics, with Microsoft MVPs, speakers from Microsoft, and other industry experts.

My session

I am happy to let you know that I will be speaking about Azure Hybrid Cloud management with Azure Arc.

Azure Hybrid – Learn about Hybrid Cloud Management with Azure

In this session Cloud Advocate Thomas Maurer will give you an overview of the Hybrid Cloud offering of Microsoft Azure and how you can use the Azure Hybrid services like Azure Arc, Azure Update Management, Azure Stack, and many more to introduce new Hybrid Cloud Management to your environment.

About Experts Live Switzerland 2020

Experts Live Switzerland 2020 is limited to only 150 attendees, so make sure you reserve your ticket right now! There will be a lot of other great sessions and a lot of experts from the Microsoft Cloud community. One of the main advantages of joining the Experts Live events is that you get this great networking opportunity to learn from each other.

Experts Live Switzerland will also be one of the first in-person events for me since March 2020. And I am happy to see some familiar faces in person.

Some more information about the conference:

  • 1-day event
  • In the heart of Switzerland (Bern)
  • 15 sessions
  • 3 parallel tracks
  • Top Community speakers
  • limited to 150 attendees
  • Partner booths in the expo hall
  • modern location
  • focusing on Microsoft Cloud Technology

I hope to see you all there!



Speaking at Microsoft Ignite 2020 about IT Pros in a Cloud World

Speaking at Microsoft Ignite 2020 about IT Pros in a Cloud World

I am happy to let you know that I will be speaking at Microsoft Ignite 2020. Microsoft Ignite 2020, will be a free digital event experience on September 22-24. In the session IT Operations in a Cloud world, Sarah Lean and I will be covering the work of IT Pros and IT Operations in the Cloud World. Join us for IT Operations in a Cloud World:

IT Operations in a Cloud World

Thursday, September 24 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM CEST (Duration 30 minutes) 📆
With the rise of the cloud, is the IT department no longer needed? What do IT Pros do anyway? Learn about IT Operations in the cloud era, the skills you need and the career opportunities.

Not the right time zone for you? The session will be recorded and will be available on demand after the event. However, you can also join our colleagues in other times zones:

  • IT Operations in a Cloud World – APAC Edition
    with Sonia Cuff and Orin Thomas
  • IT Operations in a Cloud World – America Edition
    with Anthony Bartolo and Pierre Roman

I am really looking forward to speaking at Microsoft Ignite 2020! I hope to see you there! Also make sure you check out the Microsoft Ignite Cloud Skills Challenge 2020, to get a free Microsoft Certification exam!



Azure Hybrid Cloud Webinar Series

Join the Microsoft Azure Hybrid Cloud Webinar Series

Together with Microsoft Indonesia, we are offering an Azure Hybrid Cloud Webinar Series with two webinars around Azure Hybrid Cloud. The first one on September 22nd will be called: Innovation Anywhere with Azure Hybrid and on September 23rd: Deep Dive VM and Kubernetes Management to any Infrastructure with Azure Arc.

Innovation Anywhere with Azure Hybrid

Tuesday, 22nd September 2020 | 2.00 PM-3.30 PM (GMT+7) 📆

Free Registration

Join us in the first session of the Azure Hybrid Cloud Training Series to learn and discover how Microsoft Azure Hybrid Cloud products and services help to manage your environment. In this session, Cloud Advocate Thomas Maurer will give you an overview of the Microsoft Azure Hybrid Cloud offering. Learn how you can use the Azure Hybrid services and products like Azure Arc, Azure Update Management, the new Azure Stack portfolio, Azure Stack HCI, and many more to introduce hybrid cloud management to your environment.

Deep Dive VM and Kubernetes Management to any Infrastructure with Azure Arc

Wednesday, 23rd September 2020 | 2.00 PM-3.30 PM (GMT+7) 📆

Free Registration

Azure Arc has the ability to managed multi-cloud and on-premise. Join us on the second day of the Azure Hybrid Cloud Webinar Series to learn and discover how to manage and govern your Windows and Linux machines hosted outside of Azure on your corporate network or other cloud providers, similar to how you manage native Azure virtual machines.

When a hybrid machine is connected to Azure, it becomes a connected machine and is treated as a resource in Azure. Azure Arc provides you with the familiar cloud-native Azure management experience, like RBAC, Tags, Azure Policy, Log Analytics, and more.

Conclusion

These two sessions will be a lot of fun including an overview of the Azure Hybrid Cloud capabilities. I hope this gets your interested and I hope to see you there!