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  • Day 1

    May 31st, 2018

  • 08:00 - 09:00
    AppDev-DevOps (Room 4005)
    Azure Infrastructure (Room 4025)
    Data and AI, IoT (Room 1200)

  • 09:15 - 10:00
    Come see how Power BI and R work together! We’ll start with an overview of why R in Power BI makes sense, common integration points, data transformation with R, creating Power BI visuals with R, and useful tips and tricks. Then we’ll discuss achieving advanced analytics with Power BI to include best practices for data extraction and scoring, publishing the resulting analytics, and refreshing those insights. Finally, we’ll demo a real-life loan classification model with Power BI and R.
    Data and AI, IoT (Room 1200)

  • 09:15 - 10:00
    Learn most valuable tips, tricks, and best practices to unlock the full potential of your business when you migrate to Azure. Topics will focus on hybrid connectivity, virtual network security, and virtual data center design.
    Azure Infrastructure (Room 4025)

  • 09:15 - 10:00
    How to deploy Java code to the Azure reliably, updates and maintain production code through real-world examples, using Linux command line tools, open source tools such as Jenkins, and other free SDKs and tools available on GitHub.
    AppDev-DevOps (Room 4005)

  • 10:00 - 10:45
    It costs between $2.1MM and $2.3MM to drill an oil and gas well in the Permian Basin. Many smaller companies rely on the drilling engineer’s experience to develop a drilling strategy. When creating the drilling plan, the engineer considers lithology, drill bit type, weight on bit, rotary speed, and mud weight. The goal is to minimize the cost per drilled foot. In the first part of this session, Microsoft will discuss the engineering problem and the data science strategy. After the theory is explained, Artis Consulting will demonstrate a tool that leverages publicly available data, Azure Machine Learning, and Power BI to predict the cost per drilled foot. This tool helps drilling engineers create more efficient drilling plans.
    Data and AI, IoT (Room 1200)

  • 10:00 - 10:45
    Implementing cloud governance strategies can give you the confidence to spur new growth, but sometimes make the Cloud Administrator the bad guy. Learn how enabling Azure governance can make IT Managers happy without slowing down the pace of development or time to market for new applications.
    Azure Infrastructure (Room 4025)

  • 10:00 - 10:45
    Learn how to quickly create powerful web applications using your language of choice or build your solution with containers. Deploy updates easily with CI/CD capabilities and leverage built in application health and performance insights.
    AppDev-DevOps (Room 4005)

  • 11:00 - 11:45
    How is security handled within Azure SQL DB? Good question, let's find out. Along the way, let's discover some intelligent capabilities, scalability, and more. While we are at it, let's discuss your data warehouse. What is Azure SQL DW, and why is concurrency an important topic.
    Data and AI, IoT (Room 1200)

  • 11:00 - 11:45
    Come to this session to get an answer to the question: “How can my organization begin using Hybrid Cloud today?” We will explore the Services you can used for Identity management, Security, Disaster Recovery from on-prem to the Cloud, Backup to the Cloud, and File sync.
    Azure Infrastructure (Room 4025)

  • 11:00 - 11:45
    Experience DevOps practices with containers, microservices, Kubernetes and the Azure cloud platform. Developers are looking for ways to build applications quicker and with easier deployment capabilities. Infrastructure architects are interested in increasing server density and isolation between applications. A great solution for both audiences is containerization on Azure. We will explore best practices for containerizing your existing application as well as image registries and integration with other tools
    AppDev-DevOps (Room 4005)

  • 11:45 - 12:30
    Have you seen how many data products and services are available in Azure? What product or service should I be using? We will start by learning what products and services in Azure fit what scenarios. We will then explore the shift from a bottom-up to a top-down approach to data and analytics for Modern Data Platform Architectures. We will explore the shift from traditional ETL data pipelines to ELT(rivers) data ingest patterns and how to create a governed(damns) big data platform (lake). We will wrap this up by demonstrating a modern data platform reference architecture surfacing real-time metrics in PowerBI. Goal1: Attendees will understand a common Azure Data Platform reference architecture Goal2: Attendees will understand the new Cloud Data Ingest Design patterns Goal3: Attendees will understand how to surface real-time data in PowerBI
    Data and AI, IoT (Room 1200)

  • 11:45 - 12:30
    Azure Infrastructure (Room 4025)

  • 11:45 - 12:30
    Everyone is talking about containers and Kubernetes, but what does it look like to actually use Kubernetes in production? In this session Nick Althoff will walk you through several Kubernetes in Azure success stories including hurdles that were overcome and lessons learned.
    AppDev-DevOps (Room 4005)

  • 12:45 - 13:45
    You can't wait to move your databases to an Azure PaaS offering so you don't have to patch and maintain an operating system and SQL Server. You looked at Azure SQL DB, but there are some limitations that prevent you from migrating to this service. Don't worry, you're not stranded. There is a new option designed to "Lift and Shift" your workload to Azure PaaS. It's a brand-new offering that just came out of private preview and into public preview. We'll discuss this new offering, its advantages, and how you can migrate with ease.
    Data and AI, IoT (Room 1200)

  • 12:45 - 13:30
    Join this session to learn how customers both large and small configure, deploy and set themselves up for success with Azure. During this session, we’ll cover initial onboarding, governance, security and networking options and how to set up your subscription hierarchy according to best practices. Participants will come away from this session with the keys to be successful in getting their Azure environment up and running fast!
    Azure Infrastructure (Room 4025)

  • 12:45 - 13:30
    Serverless computing has been the hot topic for the last couple of years due to features like its per-second and consumption-based billing plans, or its scalable capabilities. But in fact, serverless computing plays a much more critical role in technology nowadays: the abstraction of servers, infrastructure and operating systems, combined with the Cloud’s management tools create the perfect environment to spend more time building and deploying apps that drive business value, and less time managing and worrying about the underlying infrastructure. This demo-focused session will go over some of the most exciting features that Azure serverless computing has to offer and how they can be integrated with today’s existing systems and applications.
    AppDev-DevOps (Room 4005)

  • 13:30 - 15:00
    Set up and configure a virtual network with Subnets in Azure, secure virtual networks with firewall rules and route tables, and setup access to the virtual network with a "jump box" and a site-to-site VPN connection.
    Azure Infrastructure (Room 4025)

  • 13:30 - 15:00
    In this Microsoft Cloud Workshop, attendees will implement an end-to-end solution for e-commerce that is based on Azure App Services, Azure Active Directory, and Visual Studio Online. Attendees will ensure the solution is PCI-compliant, and appropriate security measures are put into place for both on-premises and public access scenarios. Attendees will be better able to deploy and configure Azure Web Apps and associated services. In addition, • Configure Web Apps for authentication with Azure AD • Instrument and load-test the application with App Insights • Automate backend services using Logic Apps
    AppDev-DevOps (Room 4005)

  • 13:45 - 15:00
    According to Satya Nadella, “Empathy must be embedded in artificial intelligence from the moment it is created to ensure it becomes a positive force in people’s lives” – Come and learn with us in the two-part technical session of how Microsoft is democratizing the artificial intelligence with easy to use toolsets, cutting edge research and open sourcing. The first part of the session focuses on solving business issues with AI using classification, intelligent agents & recommender engines. We explore various toolsets, programming languages and frameworks Microsoft utilizes to solve AI challenges. The second part of the session offers you the chance to delve deeper into aspects of optimization of deep neural networks (especially vision) – Using Keras and CNTK - Also we learn about Microsoft perspective on operationalization using HDInsight spark cluster & Docker containers that run mml spark. We also dig deeper into model management and development lifecycle of a data science project
    Data and AI, IoT (Room 1200)

  • 15:00 - 17:00
    Complete a web app using Machine Learning to predict travel delays given flight delay data and weather conditions. Plan the bulk data import operation, followed by preparation, such as cleaning and manipulating the data for testing, and training your Machine Learning model.
    Data and AI, IoT (Room 1200)

  • 15:00 - 17:00
    Create an Azure cloud governance plan to advise a manufacturing company of the features available in Azure. Discover features to bring governance to their Azure deployments, distributed administration, and allowance for secure remote connectivity and development work for their offshore developers. Attendees will be better able to design a governance plan to showcase the security and governance features of Azure and control costs. In addition, • Provide for cost tracking by business unit, environment, and project • Provide for a distributed administration model • Put a service catalog in place to prevent deployment of unsupported Azure services • Put controls in place to allow deployment of services only in specific regions
    Azure Infrastructure (Room 4025)

  • 15:00 - 17:00
    Build a PoC to deliver a multi-tenant web app hosting solution leveraging Azure Container Service (AKS), Docker containers, and Linux nodes.  Attendees will be better able to deploy Docker-based applications and scale them with Azure Container Service and Kubernetes orchestration. In addition, • Create and run a Docker Application • Deploy to the Azure Container Service (AKS) • Implement load balancing and service discovery • Scale the application and test availability
    AppDev-DevOps (Room 4005)

  • Day 2

    June 1st, 2018

  • 08:00 - 09:00
    AppDev-DevOps (Room 4005)
    Azure Infrastructure (Room 4025)
    Data and AI, IoT (Room 1200)

  • 09:15 - 10:45
    Gartner, Inc. forecasts over 20 billion connected things by 2020, with billions of things already connected delivering value across range of industries and use cases – the connected and smart things economy is here. Please join us for this event to get an overview of Microsoft IoT and how it can help unlock new monetization opportunities, transformational customer connectedness, smart products, disruptive business models, operational optimization in an accelerated manner. Agenda: • Overview of Microsoft IoT Offerings • IoT Use Cases & Value Realization Accelerators • Customer Examples – Digital Transformation Enabled Across Industries • Get started quickly with Microsoft Azure IoT
    Data and AI, IoT (Room 1200)

  • 09:15 - 10:00
    According to Don Tapscott, author of The Blockchain Revolution, “the blockchain is basically a distributed database. Think of a giant, global spreadsheet that runs on millions and millions of computers. It’s distributed. It’s open source, so anyone can change the underlying code, and they can see what’s going on. It’s truly peer to peer; it doesn’t require powerful intermediaries to authenticate or to settle transactions.” Blockchain is the foundation for the Bitcoin currency, hence why much of the original research and discussion on Blockchain was based around the financial services industry. However, as more understanding and the potential implication of Blockchain has evolved, it has been realized that it can have a far more wide-reaching impact across many industries. This session offers you the chance to delve deeper into aspects of Blockchain, whether that be looking at the Microsoft perspective with App builder, considering the implications for the financial services industry as well as other industries such as education, or how Blockchain may impact digital business, as well as considering security and regulatory issues.
    Azure Infrastructure (Room 4025)

  • 09:15 - 10:00
    Azure Service Fabric is described as a platform used to build and operate always-on, scalable, distributed apps. It is the foundational technology powering core Azure infrastructure as well as other Microsoft services such as Skype for Business, Azure Event Hubs, Azure Data Factory, Azure Cosmos DB, Azure SQL Database, and Dynamics 365 to name just a few. To developers, Service Fabric is a micro-services and container platform on Windows or Linux. To a developer it's also simply an endpoint in Visual Studio for deploying an application directly to - anything from node.js, to .NET core or a full-blown .NET micro-services application built against the Service Fabric SDK.
    AppDev-DevOps (Room 4005)

  • 10:00 - 10:45
    So we are moving into Azure. Not very interesting unless we can bring our data too. In this session we will talk about various approaches to getting data, small, large, and very large, into the cloud. We will discuss some offerings and some lessons learned having moved some large data loads into Azure. a) Over the network b) Ship disks or an appliance to Azure c) Lessons learned from various approaches and scenarios.
    Azure Infrastructure (Room 4025)

  • 10:00 - 10:45
    Learn how to leverage Azure, Microsoft’s Conversation as a Platform (CaaP) frameworks and AI to build intelligent bots. In this session, you will learn how to use the Microsoft Bot Builder SDK as well as supporting Cognitive Services, including LUIS (Language Understanding Intelligence Service), to create a compelling chat bot that users can interact with via web chat and other channels.
    AppDev-DevOps (Room 4005)

  • 11:00 - 11:45
    One of the unique aspects of Apache Spark is its unique "in-memory" technology that allows it to be an extremely good data processing system allowing the user to save part of the processed data in internal memory and with the help of its machine learning algorithms, loads necessary information to its core resulting in your spark solution being extremely fast. Please join us for an overview of Azure Databricks – a fast, easy and collaborative Apache Spark based analytics platform optimized for Azure.
    Data and AI, IoT (Room 1200)

  • 11:00 - 11:45
    learn best practices for ARM templates, Azure policies, and Security policies.
    Azure Infrastructure (Room 4025)

  • 11:00 - 11:45
    API Management (APIM) helps organizations publish APIs to external, partner, and internal developers to unlock the potential of their data and services. This session will include an overview of API management and a walkthrough of how you can quickly create consistent and modern API gateways for existing back-end services hosted anywhere, secure and protect them from abuse and overuse, and get insights into usage and health.
    AppDev-DevOps (Room 4005)

  • 11:45 - 12:30
    Data and AI, IoT (Room 1200)

  • 11:45 - 12:30
    Citrix and Microsoft each provide the power of the cloud to enable organizations the opportunity to further their goals. As partners, Citrix and Microsoft are able to combine their visions to create even more solution opportunities. That partnership has created a new service – Citrix XenApp Essentials – to deliver applications that combines the simplicity of Microsoft’s Azure RemoteApp with the enterprise security and scale of Citrix XenApp. Learn how Citrix XenApp Essentials, combined with Microsoft Azure, delivers a seamless end user experience, reduces back-end administration, while not sacrificing platform management capabilities.
    Azure Infrastructure (Room 4025)

  • 11:45 - 12:30
    A lean, modern approach for designing and building user centric applications that maximize scalability and adoption, while minimizing total cost of ownership. Supported by real world examples.
    AppDev-DevOps (Room 4005)

  • 12:45 - 13:30
    Combining the powerful in memory Spark processing with superior business analytics such as Power BI to provide enhanced data visualization, report and dashboard throughout your organization brings value to your business. Please join us for this breakout session on Power Bi and Azure Databricks – a fast Power BI connectivity to Azure Databricks clusters to query data using JDBC/ODBC server that runs on the driver node.
    Data and AI, IoT (Room 1200)

  • 12:45 - 13:30
    Identity is the new perimeter as customers are implementing solutions that go beyond traditional firewall and domain boundaries. The Microsoft vision of Identity has grown significantly over the past several years. Come see how Azure Active Directory can light up these new scenarios and provide secure access to corporate data while improving the end user experience.
    Azure Infrastructure (Room 4025)

  • 12:45 - 13:30
    This session will explore using DevOPS tools and techniques to deploy various types of applications such as WebApps, Functions, Databases, container based apps, services into different Azure resource types such as VMs, Azure Web Apps, ASEs, Azure SQL DB, Azure Containers, Azure Service Fabric etc.,. Along the way we will also see how these deployments can be monitored and managed.
    AppDev-DevOps (Room 4005)

  • 13:30 - 15:00
    How do you introduce cloud technology, big data, machine learning, IoT and other groundbreaking technologies successfully in a large organization? Explore the possibilities as we look at effective ways of driving digital transformation in the enterprise through realistic implementation alongside existing investments. Learn how to unify your workforce and business leaders through the practical application of operationalized next generation technology.
    Data and AI, IoT (Room 1200)

  • 13:30 - 15:00
    This whiteboard design session is designed to provide exposure to many of Microsoft Azure’s Security features. The goal is to show an end-to-end solution, leveraging many of these technologies, but not necessarily doing work in every component possible. The architecture includes: • Azure Virtual Machines and Networks with Network Security Groups • Virtual Private Networks (Point to Point, Site to Site) • Azure Web Apps • Azure SQL DB and corresponding security features (Threat Detection, TDE, Column Level Encryption, etc.) • Azure Storage Encryption • SQL Server Virtual Machines • Azure IAM • Azure Monitor and Log Analytics • Power BI • Azure Security Center • Azure Key Vault Integrations • Microsoft Azure Active Directory • Microsoft Intune • Conditional Access controls
    Azure Infrastructure (Room 4025)

  • 13:30 - 15:00
    Through this whiteboard design session, students will gain a better understanding of how to integrate and deploy complex Open Source Software (OSS) workloads into Azure PaaS. Attendees will migrate an existing MERN (MongoDB, Express.js, React.js, Node.js) stack application from a hosted environment into Azure PaaS services, and fully embrace modern DevOps tools. Attendees will learn how to: • Provision Web App for Containers for hosting OSS applications • Migrate a MongoDB instance into Cosmos DB • Implement serverless technologies, such as Logic Apps and Azure Functions, to enhance OSS app functionality • Provision an Azure Container Registry • Build Docker images and push them into the Azure Container Registry • Enable continuous deployment with Jenkins and Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS)
    AppDev-DevOps (Room 4005)

  • 15:00 - 17:00
    This whiteboard design session will look at the process of migrating an on-premises data warehouse to Azure SQL Data Warehouse. The design session will cover data and schema preparation, data loading, optimizing the data distribution, and building a solution to support ad-hoc queries. Attendees will learn how to plan a data warehouse migration as well as: • How to prepare and migrate data warehouse schema and data • How to configure a BI solution in Azure
    Data and AI, IoT (Room 1200)

  • 15:00 - 17:00
    This whiteboard design session is designed to provide exposure to many of Microsoft Azure’s Security features. The goal is to show an end-to-end solution, leveraging many of these technologies, but not necessarily doing work in every component possible. The architecture includes: • Azure Virtual Machines and Networks with Network Security Groups • Virtual Private Networks (Point to Point, Site to Site) • Azure Web Apps • Azure SQL DB and corresponding security features (Threat Detection, TDE, Column Level Encryption etc.) • Azure Storage Encryption • SQL Server Virtual Machines • Azure IAM • Azure Monitor and Log Analytics • Power BI • Azure Security Center • Azure Key Vault Integrations • Microsoft Azure Active Directory • Microsoft Intune • Conditional Access controls
    Azure Infrastructure (Room 4025)

  • 15:00 - 17:00
    Migrate an online health food supplier from a hosted environment to Azure and fully embrace modern DevOps tools, investigate PaaS Services and leverage their deep knowledge of Eclipse development tools and its integration with Azure. Attendees will be better able to deploy complex OSS workloads into Azure PaaS using Azure App Services as well as the following tasks: • Deployment and integration of Azure Marketplace products from Partners such as Bitnami for Jenkins • Update Azure App Services using providers such as GitHub and Dropbox
    AppDev-DevOps (Room 4005)

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  • Experience DevOps practices with containers, microservices, Kubernetes and the Azure cloud platform. Developers are looking for ways to build applications quicker and with easier deployment capabilities. Infrastructure architects are interested in increasing server density and isolation between applications. A great solution for both audiences is containerization on Azure. We will explore best practices for containerizing your existing application as well as image registries and integration with other tools
    Eddie
    Eddie
  • Efficiently deploy Java code to Azure, reliably make updates and maintain production code. Learn from real-world examples using Linux command line tools, open source tools such as Jenkins, and other free SDKs and tools available on GitHub.
    Brian Benz. SR. CLOUD DEVELOPER ADVOCATE, Microsoft
    Brian Benz. SR. CLOUD DEVELOPER ADVOCATE, Microsoft