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Our Team

Dwayne Natwick: (@DwayneNCloud) Microsoft MVP for Azure, Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) Regional Lead, Cloud Training Architect Lead at Opsgility.

Brian Gorman: (@blgorman) MCSA, MCSD, MCT, Senior Cloud Training Architect @ Opsgility, Owner at MajorGuidanceSolutions

Shannon Kuehn: (@ShanKuehn) Senior Cloud Advocate, Azure Engineering at Microsoft

Brette Bossick: (@BretteMB) Founder & COO at Skylines Academy, Enabling and Empowering IT Teams to Adopt Cloud

Nick Colyer: (@vNickC) Chief Architect at Ahead, Co-Founder of Skylines Academy, Microsoft MVP 2020-2021, VMware vExpert, Microsoft Certified Trainer

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Upcoming Sessions - TO BE DETERMINED - Meetings for this group have been paused, we will be back soon.

NEXT MEETING TO BE DETERMINED at 12 PM US Eastern Time (UTC -4) - “Data in Azure” with Matt Bradley

TBD at 12:00 PM US Eastern Time (UTC -5)- “Data Modeling and Partitioning in Azure Cosmos DB” with Leonard (Lenni) Lobel.

TBD at 12 PM US Eastern Time (UTC -5) - “How GitHub can help in planning, building, and deploying a Podcast/Blog site” with Chris Reddington

TBD at 12 PM US Eastern Time (UTC -5) - “Do You Know How to YAML? How to best leverage YAML Pipelines for Azure Deployments and Releases” with John Folberth

TBD at 12 PM US Eastern Time (UTC -5) - “Endpoint Manager and Autopilot” with Shabaz Darr

Past Sessions

June 17, 2020 - Guardians of your Microsoft Galaxy: 10 tips to make your Cloud eco-system more secure with Wim Matthyssen and Tim Hermie. In this session we will learn you 10 tips which will help you to get the job done and to be the guardian of your Microsoft Galaxy. View the recording of the meeting with Wim and Tim’s presentation on June 17 here:

July 15, 2020 - What is Azure Governance and why you need it too with Vukasin Terzic. Vukasin provided a great overview on the use of Azure Resource Graph, Resource Locks, Tags, Azure Policy, and Blueprints to govern your Azure resources.
View the recording of this meeting here:

August 19, 2020 - Azure Identity Management: No PIM without WIM and TIM with Wim Matthyssen and Tim Hermie. View the recording of this meeting here:

September 16, 2020 “Logic Apps Deep Dive” with Vaibhav Gujral. Vaibhav provided an overview of Logic Apps and how to create them in the Azure Portal, Visual Studio Code, and Visual Studio 2019 with json and Logic App Designer. View the recording of this meeting here:

November 18, 2020 “Monitoring Refrigeration Trucks using IoT Central and PowerBI” with Victor Rodrigues. View the recording of this meeting here:

December 2, 2020 “7 Habits that Every Azure Administrator needs to have” with Wim Matthyssen and Karel De Winter. Register here:

December 22, 2020 “ACR, ACI, ACS, AKS, DCK… aka the Container Alphabet Soup” with Peter De Tender.

January 6, 2021 “WVD - Lessons from the Battlefield” with Shabaz Darr.

January 20, 2021 “Using Azure Functions to create a .Net core Web Apps with Azure Blob Storage and perform Blob Triggers and deploying Azure Function Apps in Azure Kubernetes Clusters using KEDA” with Menaka Baskerpillai.

February 10, 2021 “Journey to a Secure AKS - Use AAD identity for pods and make your SecOps happy” with David Frappart.

February 24, 2021 “Introduction to Azure Cosmos DB” with Leonard (Lenni) Lobel.

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