During this session we will explore the functionality that is delivered by the Azure Automation service. We will travel from a simple runbook, integrate DSC and demonstrates how you can execute automation runbook in your local datacenter via the hybrid worker.
Speaker: Kurt Van Hoecke
Kurt is a System Center specialist and Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP. He has many years of experience as a consultant in various System Center and automation implementations. Azure, Service management and service automation is the main focus for the moment. The large expertise in running projects in different environments and technical knowledge is the "base" to help customers achieving better service delivery. Via blog articles, webinars and speaker on (inter)national events I try to share my expertise.
For a few months now, every customer where I talk about cloud adoption, is talking about “DevOps”. So it got me wondering what they mean with it. Is it a technology, is it a business / IT process? Is it (another one??) new fluffy word for our IT admins? Well, it’s a bit of all of that, and in this session, I will explain you how, and most important why, I started to become a “DevOps” guy myself, knowing I’m a deep-technical IT Pro guy without any development skills. In this session, I will share my personal experience on how I found out in my own job role, I had to start turning to the Dev-side, to optimize my job. And knowing I’m mainly working with cloud technology, I will explain you by doing some live demos, on where Visual Studio (yes, the MS development tool…) can become your prime tool of administration when deploying and building Azure Cloud Resources, PowerShell scripts and more of that fun stuff. Lastly, I will end my session by demonstrating cool integrations of Visual Studio with Azure Active Directory to integrate authentication to your non-authentication aware web apps, and how Visual Studio can help in using version control and deploying (web) apps to different platforms like testing/staging/production.
Speaker: Peter De Tender
Peter De Tender is the Microsoft Infrastructure Expert Leader and Microsoft Alliance Manager at Sogeti Belgium, Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), MVP on Windows Expert IT Pro, STEP member and international speaker. Starting his IT career in 1996 on Windows NT4 and Exchange Server 5.5 platforms, Peter has never looked back from Microsoft Server technologies. Peter is a technical writer for Petri (http://www.petri.com), as well as having authored several books for Packt Publishing (http://www.packtpub.com). Peter's enthusiasm as MCT led him to found the IAMCT Belgian chapter in 2010 (www.iamct.org), as well as taking the position of European Chairman since Jan 2013. His dedication to the IT Pro community and TechEd conferences was translated in founding the TechEdYellowPantsTeam (http://www.techedyellowpantsteam.com), assisting IT Pro’s in all things Microsoft and certification.
Learn how Azure Site Recovery is offering Azure as a reliable and secure disaster recovery site. The solution enables enterprises and service providers to offer DR solutions with significantly lower TCO. In this session, we introduce the capability of protecting virtual machines running on your Hyper-V managed environments and physical bare-metal servers, and using Azure as your DR site.
Speaker: Alexandre Verkinderen
Alexandre Verkinderen is a technology passionate, evangelist and subject matter expert in cloud, virtualization and management. He is a Hybrid Cloud Architect and actively assist large organizations to help them envision architect, implement, configure, and customize their Microsoft Cloud solutions.
A hybrid SharePoint deployment is not just marketing bingo. With SharePoint 2016 just released, many organizations are looking for ways to combine their existing SharePoint investments with the bright future of the cloud. You don't have to put all your eggs in the cloud basket anymore: a hybrid deployment is the way to go for many companies for at least a couple of years. The cloud future is bright, but you don't have to throw all your existing hard work out of the window to take advantage of the latest and greatest. This session will show you what a hybrid environment is all about, with a focus on hybrid search.
Speaker: Thomas Vochten
Thomas is a SharePoint and Office 365 architect focusing on the infrastructure side of things. As a platform architect he supports his customers in planning, deploying and maintaining their SharePoint infrastructures, whether on-premises or in the cloud. Thomas is also a Microsoft Certified Trainer and a frequent speaker at various SharePoint community events. Thomas works as a technology consultant at Xylos, a Belgian consultancy company where he specializes in SharePoint and Office365 projects.
Learn how Microsoft's cloud integrated backup solution can help you leverage Azure to eliminate traditional tape backup as well as reduce/eliminate branch office backup infrastructure. As you consider moving your workloads to Azure, you want to ensure you get the same level of protection as you do on premise – Bert Wolters will take you on a journey passing all released solutions of Azure Backup and showing off the ease with which you can secure your data for the next 99 years.
Speaker: Bert Wolters
Bert Wolters (Azureman.com) is well-known for his entertaining way of delivering his message across the room. Whether it’s a Tech-talk on Azure, System Center or Server OS, he always manages to get the point across and entertain the crowd at the same time... He currently works as a Consultant at Inovativ where he leads his customers towards innovation in Azure IaaS, Backup, OMS and Disaster Recovery. Follow him on Twitter through @bertwolters
Microsoft has released the Cloud PBX, PSTN conferencing and PSTN calling readily available in Office 365. This session looks at what it means, how to configure it and how to succeed with it!
Speaker: Johan Delimon
For more than 12 years Johan worked at Simac ICT Belgium where he started out as a System Engineer working on Windows NT and Exchange Server projects. In 2010 Johan started a new career at Ordina Belgium as the Competence Center Lead, Architect and Trainer for Unified Communications and Collaborations. In 2015 Johan started his own company “idelimon BVBA” where he is working for large international System Integrators and Hosting Companies. Johan joined the Be-Com (formerly known as “Pro-Exchange”, “Pro-Lync” and “Pro-Office365”) community in 2006 and is one of the User Group Leads. Next to his work in the User Group, Johan writes articles for our blog blogs and several other tech websites and tries to help as many people as possible in the Unified Communications Forums on TechNet. Johan talks passionately about Lync and Skype for Business at Community Events such as TechDays, LyncDay, TechED Europe, TechED US, Lync Conference and Microsoft Ignite. In Ocober 2008 Johan was awarded as an MVP for Exchange Server and moved on to become an MVP for Office Communications Server in 2009, Lync Server in 2010 and he has been re-awarded every year since — most recently in 2015 as an MVP for Skype for Business.
With the Microsoft Power BI tools and services that are available in the Microsoft Power BI solution you get the metrics instantly and give everyone a visual overview of your services. During this session we are going to explore the data gathering process, tools, and visualization of on-premises and cloud-based data. System Center and Windows Azure data is targeted for the demo’s where we will demonstrate how to take advantage of your data.
Speaker: Kurt Van Hoecke
Kurt is a System Center specialist and Cloud & Datacenter Management MVP. He has many years of experience as a consultant in various System Center and automation implementations. Azure, Service management and service automation is the main focus for the moment. The large expertise in running projects in different environments and technical knowledge is the "base" to help customers achieving better service delivery. Via blog articles, webinars and speaker on (inter)national events I try to share my expertise.