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Register! Microsoft Global Integration Bootcamp 2017 in Chicago

March 11, 2017

Microsoft will be having its first Chicago Global Integration Bootcamp on Saturday March 25th.

This event will be a full day of presentations and hands-on labs all focused on Microsoft integration technologies, including:
•BizTalk Server 2016
•Logic Apps
•Azure Service Bus
•Microsoft Flow
•API Management
•Enterprise Integration Pack
•EDI using Microsoft Cloud

Chicago will be joining locations all over the globe holding this event on the same day. Check out the global website for information about the global organizers and other locations, or follow the Twitter hashtag #integrationbootcamp.


08:30 – 09:00 Welcome & Introduction to Azure (Microsoft)
09:00 – 09:45 Logic Apps + Flow + BizTalk 2016
09:45 – 10:30 Lab 1
10:30 – 11:15 Azure Enterprise Integration Pack + EDI
11:15 – 12:00 Lab 2
12:00 – 12:45 Lunch
12:45 – 13:30 Logic Apps (cloud adapters) + Azure Functions + Azure Storage
13:30 – 14:15 Lab 3
14:15 – 15:00 API Management + API Apps
15:00 – 15:45 Lab 4
15:45 – 16:30 IoT Hub + Stream Analytics + PowerBI

You will need to bring your own laptop computer and Azure subscription to participate in the hands-on labs.

REGISTER! The 360 on Application Innovation

March 11, 2017

Microsoft’s Cloud Application Development team is hosting a new event “The 360 on Innovative Applications” in 12 cities across the USA (including Chicago on March 16th).  The goal is to walk away with a 360 degree view of how you can architect and maintain applications with DevOps processes. Register here for Chicago and check out the different cities sites from here.

Dev in the Heart of Texas with VSLive

March 11, 2017

Check out the lineup for the VSLive Conference in Austin Texas May 15th to the 18th.

Chicago DevOps in the Burbs Inaugural Meetup

March 11, 2017

Chicago’s (more specifically Naperville located) DevOps in the Burbs will be having their inaugural meeting on Thursday April 6th. Register here.

Chicago Azure + Microsoft Tech Group Architecting ARM Templates Meetup

March 11, 2017
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The Chicago Azure and Chicago Microsoft Tech Meetup groups will be having a meeting on architecting Azure Resource Manager (ARM) templates on Thursday March 16th @ 6pm in the Civic Opera Building.

Discover how ARM templates can transform the way the deploy your infrastructure, including pro tips learned in the field. Join 10th Magnitude Consulting Director Craig Rayome and Infrastructure Engineer Jennifer Morris for an evening of learning ARM templating basics and deployment methods, as well as how to deploy your infrastructure in a reliable and predictable way.

Register here.

SDC March Meeting: Big Data Solutions in Azure w/David Giard

March 1, 2017

The Chicago Software Development Community (SDC) will be having their monthly meeting on Sunday March 5th. David Giard of Microsoft will be presenting on what tools are available in HD Insight and how to use them to store, process, and analyze large amounts of data.

Doors open @ 12:30pm and David’s presentation starts @ 1pm. Register here with the MeetUp site.

Microsoft Tech Summit Chicago

January 1, 2017

If you are in Chicago in January you have your first opportunity for a free Microsoft Tech Summit on January 19th & 20th. Held @ McCormick Place’s Lakeside Building, you have 70 tech sessions to chose from including:

  • Reinventing IT infrastructure for business agility
  • Building serverless applications with Azure Functions
  • Deep dive into Operations Management Suite for applications and infrastructure
  • Let your apps and services engage users through conversations

You can sign up for on demand labs that you can start with now. A few of the labs include:

  • Build cross-platform mobile apps with Xamarin and Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Build web sites with ASP.NET Core
  • Create and explore a Microsoft Power BI dashboard
  • Deploy Microsoft Azure IaaS resources using ARM templates
  • Deploy services using Azure Resource Manager templates
  • Get hands-on with Azure Site Recovery (ASR) and learn to failover an enterprise application to Azure