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Azure Webinar Series Bring Cloud Value to Your Windows Server Anywhere

Azure Webinar: Bring Cloud Value to Your Windows Server Anywhere

Windows Server and Azure are great platforms for your applications, and it gets even better when you combine them in a hybrid cloud environment. In the upcoming Azure webinar, we will have a look at how you can bring more value to your Windows Servers running in Azure, on-premsies, at the edge, and other cloud providers. In this webinar (Wednesday, September 1, 2021 10:00 AM–11:00 AM Pacific Time), I was able to join Chhavi Nijhawan (Senior Product Marketing Manager, Microsoft) to talk about some awesome scenarios with Windows Server and Azure. We are going to have a look at Azure Migrate, bringing Azure Management capabilities to your Windows Servers running outside of Azure, and how you can benefit even more from Azure Automanage for Windows Server.

Azure Webinar: Bring Cloud Value to Your Windows Server Anywhere
Azure Webinar: Bring Cloud Value to Your Windows Server Anywhere

More about the Azure Webinar: Bring Cloud Value to Your Windows Server Anywhere

Organizations of every size have taken advantage of the many benefits of the cloud – including scalability, resiliency, and efficiency – by migrating to Azure. But what happens when it’s not possible to move everything to the cloud?

Join this webinar to see how Azure Migrate can onboard on-premises servers with Azure Arc so that you can achieve a single plane of management, govern across your estate, and take advantage of hybrid cloud benefits that will help you achieve your business objectives.

You will also learn about:

  • How Azure Migrate can help with at-scale discovery, assessment, and migration of Windows Servers.
  • Modernization scenarios that Windows Server enables for end-to-end upgrades and management of workloads.
  • Extending Azure management and services to existing infrastructure with Azure Arc.
  • How to modernize Windows servers once in Azure via using native Azure services.

You can register here on Microsoft.com. You can also register and watch the recording later on-demand! And don’t forget to join our Windows Server Summit (Thursday, September 16, 2021, 10:00 AM–11:30 AM Pacific Time) where we have a first look at Windows Server 2022!

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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.



Cloud Governance Forum Webinar Azure Arc

Webinar: Cloud Governance Forum and Azure Arc

In the world of hybrid and multi cloud, cloud governance becomes more and more important. I am happy to let you know that I will be speaking at the Cloud Governance Forum webinar hosted by Colin Smith (Hybrid Cloud Lead, Microsoft Western Europe). It is an honor to be part of this great 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

Tuesday, June 1st at 3:00PM-4:00PM CEST (GMT+02:00) 📆

Free Registration ✔

Cloud adoption continues to be a top organizational priority.  IDC reports that 84% of European organizations will continue to operate hybrid and multi-cloud architectures.  To unlock business value, reduce security & compliance risk, and maximize operational efficiency, a consistent operating model for effective cloud governance is key for success.

Join us on June 1st from 3-4pm CET in our ‘Cloud Governance Forum” to understand how to create a framework for success in hybrid cloud operating models with cloud governance.  Hear directly from experts at IDC and Microsoft’s Azure Engineering team, as well as real world experience from a Lead Architect from the Flemish Regional Government on how they are successful navigating their cloud journey, including the regulatory environment.

You’ll get a chance to:

  • Discover industry trends and insights from IDC’s Lead Analyst Carla Arend and their latest whitepaper “Creating a framework for success in the cloud with cloud governance”
  • Hear first-hand experience from a Lead Architect at the Flemish Regional Government on their cloud adoption experience.
  • Learn how Microsoft is creating a framework for success leveraging Microsoft Azure, Azure Arc, Azure Purview and our Cloud Adoption Framework.

Register today!  We look forward to virtually welcoming you.

Meanwhile, please discover more available resources on cloud governance framework here: to dive into trends and insights as well as benefits from a cloud governance framework through IDC’s latest whitepaper or, discover the simplified version in a one-pager here.

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.



Microsoft Azure Hybrid Cloud Virtual Event

Join the Free Microsoft Azure Hybrid Cloud Virtual Event

I am happy to let you know about another free online event where I am presenting with Microsoft Senior Azure Product Marketing Manager, Dave Kurth, about Azure Hybrid Cloud solutions. This free virtual event will be on October 7 from 4:00 pm-6:00 pm (CEST). In this session, you will learn about the unique approach from Microsoft about Azure hybrid cloud. David Kurth will share with you Microsoft’s Hybrid Cloud strategy. I will be joining him to showcase the outlined strategies in powerful demos. We will also share use cases and customer stories and how our approach is different from our competitors.

Microsoft Azure Hybrid Cloud Virtual Event Topics

Since the event is over, you can watch the recording here:

About the Speakers:

Dave Kurth (Senior Azure Product Marketing Manager)

David is a Senior Azure Product Marketing Manager. He is focused on Azure Hybrid, specifically Azure Stack Hub and Azure Stack Edge. Before that, he successfully led the Cloud + AI business Switzerland. Apart from his professional endeavors, he has lent his skills to causes involving humanitarian actions and economic empowerment.

Thomas Maurer (Microsoft Senior Cloud Advocate)

Thomas works as a Senior Cloud Advocate at Microsoft. He engages with the community and customers worldwide to share his knowledge and collect feedback to improve the Azure cloud platform. Before 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

I am really looking forward to the Microsoft Azure Hybrid Cloud virtual event, and I hope to see you there!



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!



Azure Architecture Best Practices Virtual Event

Azure Architecture Best Practices Virtual Event – October 20

As you might remember we did an Azure Architecture Best Practices Virtual Event back in August 2020. Since we got very high demand and great feedback, we decided to do a second event on October 20. So, I am happy to let you know about another free online event where I am presenting together with Microsoft Cloud Solution Architect, Dominik Zemp, about Azure Architecture Best Practices. This free virtual event will be on October 20 from 9:30am-12:00pm (CEST). In this session, you will learn about proven guidance that’s designed to help you, architect, create and implement the business and technology strategies necessary for your organization to succeed in the cloud. It provides best practices, documentation, and tools that cloud architects, IT professionals, and business decision-makers need to successfully achieve their short- and long-term objectives. We will be focusing on topics like the Cloud Adoption Framework and the new Enterprise-Scale landing zone architecture.

Azure Architecture Best Practices Virtual Event Agenda:

  • Introduction
  • Why Azure Architecture?
  • Introduction to the Cloud Adoption Framework
  • What is Enterprise-Scale?
    • Build landing zones with Enterprise-Scale
    • Critical design areas
    • Deployment using AzOps
    • Demo
  • Build on top of Enterprise-Scale – Well-Architected Framework for workloads and apps
  • Q&A

You can register for the event here: Microsoft Virtual Live Event

About the Speakers:

Dominik Zemp (Microsoft Cloud Solution Architect)

Dominik Zemp is a Cloud Solution Architect working with Global Swiss financial customers and has been working at Microsoft since 2008. Before Dominik changed role in late 2015, he worked as a Security and Identity Consultant in the Microsoft Services organization. Dominik’s focus areas are applications and infrastructure, including cloud-native applications, networking, and security. Dominik holds a Bachelor’s degree in IT with a Specialization in software systems.

Thomas Maurer (Microsoft Senior Cloud Advocate)

Thomas works as a Senior Cloud Advocate at Microsoft. He engages with the community and customers around the world to share his knowledge and collect feedback to improve the Azure cloud 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

I am really looking forward to the second Azure Architecture Best Practices virtual event, and I hope to see you there!

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Azure Architecture Best Practices Virtual Event

Azure Architecture Best Practices Virtual Event

I am happy to let you know about another free online event where I am presenting together with Microsoft Cloud Solution Architect, Dominik Zemp, about Azure Architecture Best Practices. This free virtual event will be on August 18 from 9:30am-12:00pm (CEST). In this session, you will learn about proven guidance that’s designed to help you, architect, create and implement the business and technology strategies necessary for your organization to succeed in the cloud. It provides best practices, documentation, and tools that cloud architects, IT professionals, and business decision-makers need to successfully achieve their short- and long-term objectives. We will be focusing on topics like the Cloud Adoption Framework and the new Enterprise-Scale landing zone architecture.

Azure Architecture Best Practices Virtual Event Agenda:

  • Introduction
  • Why Azure Architecture?
  • Introduction to the Cloud Adoption Framework
  • What is Enterprise-Scale?
    • Build landing zones with Enterprise-Scale
    • Critical design areas
    • Deployment using AzOps
    • Demo
  • Build on top of Enterprise-Scale – Well-Architected Framework for workloads and apps
  • Q&A

You can register for the event here: Microsoft Virtual Live Event

About the Speakers:

Dominik Zemp (Microsoft Cloud Solution Architect)

Dominik Zemp is a Cloud Solution Architect working with Global Swiss financial customers and has been working at Microsoft since 2008. Before Dominik changed role in late 2015, he worked as a Security and Identity Consultant in the Microsoft Services organization. Dominik’s focus areas are applications and infrastructure, including cloud-native applications, networking, and security. Dominik holds a Bachelor degree in IT with Specialization in software systems.

Thomas Maurer (Microsoft Senior Cloud Advocate)

Thomas works as a Senior Cloud Advocate at Microsoft. He engages with the community and customers around the world to share his knowledge and collect feedback to improve the Azure cloud 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

I am really looking forward to the Azure Architecture Best Practices virtual event, and I hope to see you there!

Also, check out my exam study guides to achieve the Microsoft Azure Solutions Architect Certification:



Windows Server webinar miniseries - Month of Cloud Essentials Speakers

Windows Server webinar miniseries – Month of Cloud Essentials

I want to let you know that in June I will be speaking in the Windows Server webinar miniseries focusing on how you can leverage the power of Azure together with Windows Server. Jeff Woolsey, Pierre Roman, Orin Thomas and I will be speaking about different scenarios using Windows Server in a Hybrid environment.

Join this four-part Windows Server webinar miniseries to learn tips and best practices for bringing the efficiencies and cost savings of Azure to your Windows Server workloads. Each 30-minute session includes demos and a live Q&A with Microsoft technical experts.

The Windows Server webinar miniseries – Month of Cloud Essentials sessions will focus on:

Intro to Windows Server Apps in the Cloud
June 4, 9:00 AM–9:30 AM Pacific Time by Jeff Woolsey 📅
Get an overview and explore resources to help you start running your Windows Server workloads on Azure.

How to Manage Windows Server Roles with Azure Services
June 11, 9:00 AM–9:30 AM Pacific Time by Orin Thomas 📅
Learn best practices to help improve security and scalability for apps by easily migrating Windows Server roles such as Active Directory, Windows File Server, and DNS to Azure.

Create Highly Available Apps with Azure VMs
June 18, 9:00 AM–9:30 AM Pacific Time by Pierre Roman 📅
Find out how to run business-critical Windows Server applications on Azure with consistent security, identity, and management features.

Modernize Windows Server Apps on Azure
June 25, 9:00 AM–9:30 AM Pacific Time by Thomas Maurer 📅
Explore hybrid cloud approaches for connecting your on-premises and multicloud environments to Azure with strategies that include containers.

I am looking forward to seeing you in the Windows Server webinar miniseries – Month of Cloud Essentials. If you miss any of the sessions, watch them on demand. You can register here.

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



Webinar Modern Azure Cloud Operations for IT Ops

Webinar: Modern Azure Cloud Operations for IT Ops

The team around the European SharePoint, Office 365 & Azure conference, but together another Azure Week with free learning webinars. I will be delivering the first webinar on Monday (May 25) focusing on Modern Azure Cloud Operations for IT Ops. I will be speaking about things like Azure IaaS VM Management, Automation, Governance, and much more. You can register for free here.

Modern Azure Cloud Operations for IT Ops

Monday, May 25 – 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CEST 

While services, virtual machines, and applications are shifting to the cloud, IT Operations need to keep track of managing resources in Azure and implementing governance. In this session, Thomas Maurer gives you a short view of Azure Operations, advanced IaaS Management, and Governance + Ops.

In this online Webinar session, I will be there to talk about Azure IaaS VM Management, Automation, Governance, and more. Join me on topics like:

I hope you join my webinar on Modern Azure Cloud Operations for IT Ops at this year’s Azure Week online! If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment.

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



Speaking at Deploy by ShareGate Online Event

Speaking at Deploy by ShareGate Online Event

I am happy to let you know that I will be speaking online at Deploy by ShareGate. Deploy is an expert-led online event focused on Microsoft Azure Governance. On May 7th, at Deploy, I’ll be talking about Manage and govern your hybrid servers using Azure Arc, to help you stay on top of your Azure hybrid environment. This full-day virtual event, led by me and seven other Azure experts, is all about helping you implement Azure governance best practices.

Manage and govern your hybrid servers using Azure Arc

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 provider, similarly 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.

If you’re interested in learning how to implement Azure governance best practices, join me (virtually) at Deploy by ShareGate on May 7! Save your free seat now and join me (virtually) at Deploy. I hope to see you there!