Microsoft Cloud & Security Technical Workshop - Minneapolis, MN

Location: Microsoft Technology Center 3601 76th Street West Edina, MN 55435
When: 5/23/2017 8:00:00 AM

Many people are familiar with Microsoft Azure as a solution for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), but fewer understand the benefits within the Azure platform for creating and running software applications in the cloud. Microsoft Azure Platform as a service (PaaS) is a complete development and deployment environment, with resources that enable you to deliver everything from simple cloud-based apps to sophisticated, cloud-enabled enterprise applications. During the morning portion of this workshop, we’ll discuss best practices for using the cloud to build apps and what to consider when migrating existing applications to the cloud. We will also cover DevOps best practices and address topics such as continuous integration to streamline your development, deployment, and testing lifecycles.

During the second half of the day, we will cover how to leverage computing and storage in Azure, decreasing set-up times and allowing for unparalleled scale.  We’ll then discuss how corporations manage and control sensitive data. With the ability to seamlessly connect desktop and mobile devices with management software systems, we will discuss how businesses can effectively secure intellectual property. With added control comes peace of mind, and we’ll cover ways to protect your organization in instances where devices are lost or employees leave, through selective removal of corporate data and IP from devices. 

During the course of the day, you’ll have the opportunity to ask specific questions of our Microsoft certified engineers on how to handle your unique challenges in moving to the cloud, implementing enterprise mobility and security, and utilizing Windows 10.


Event Agenda

8:00 AM Complimentary Breakfast 

9:00 AM Welcome & Overview
Presented by James Carroll, Partner & Director at Netrix LLC. 

9:15 AM Best Practices for Migrating to the Modern Cloud
Migrating to the cloud is a proven way to conduct business more efficiently. However, many organizations are finding that the journey to the cloud (whether it be public, private or hybrid) is an uphill fight that tends to take longer than expected and cost more – only to realize a fraction of the benefits that the cloud truly has to offer. Come hear how different organizations navigated their journey to the cloud and how the path changed along the way but always focused on maximizing business benefit.
Presented by Matthew Feeley, Partner & Director at Netrix LLC. 

9:45 AM Developing Modern Applications in the Cloud
When developing applications in Azure, companies will benefit from taking a step back and looking at how the Azure platform can vastly improve their applications. In this session, Justin Patten will walk you through the advantages of using the cloud to build apps, addressing factors such as scalability, economics and services available with Azure PaaS.
Presented by Justin Patten, Solutions Architect at Netrix LLC. 

11:30 AM A Case Study by Tiller Corporation
Walk through Tiller Corporation's journey from a legacy ERP platform to a custom developed solution using Microsoft Azure, Azure Service Fabric, and Azure Service Bus. Presented by Gene Schaff, IT Director at Tiller Corporation, you will learn first hand how Tiller utilized the Microsoft Azure platform to align their digital strategy with their company's unique business objectives.
Presented by Gene Schaff, IT Director of Tiller Corporation

12:00 PM Complimentary Lunch 

12:30 PM Azure IaaS
In this session, Justin Patten and Rich Lilly will come together to talk about the basics of transitioning your current on-premises deployments of virtual machines and discuss Azure concepts, how to get there and how to govern and operate once migrated to the cloud.
Presented by Justin Patten, Solutions Architect at Netrix LLC and Rich Lilly, Senior Solutions Architect at Netrix LLC. 

1:30 PM Enterprise Mobility & Security
In this session, Rich Lilly will talk about securing your enterprise users in your ever-expanding perimeter leveraging Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility + Security solution. We’ll talk about the foundation of identity-driven security and how that can be leveraged for securing your mobile end users, their devices and their data.
Presented by Rich Lilly, Senior Solutions Architect at Netrix LLC.

2:30 PM Windows 10
What's new with Windows 10 and deployment with Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager? In this session Jay Parekh, Partner and Director at Netrix LLC. will review Windows 10 deployment and support, upgraded analytics, Office 365 ProPlus deployment and support, and walk through peer to peer support.
Presented by Jay Parekh, Partner & Director at Netrix LLC. 

3:30 PM Birds of a Feather Session & Cocktail Hour
This Birds of a Feather Session will bring all of our presenters together for an open forum conversation about the modern cloud and allow for technical questions on Microsoft Azure, EMS, and Windows 10. Complimentary wine and beer will be available.