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CNUG May Meeting: Planning & Provisioning Infrastructure & PaaS on Azure

May 20, 2017
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Register for the May CNUG meeting.  Jim Leonardo of kCura  will speak on how to start planning and provisioning your own Azure solutions. Understanding Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) vs Platform as a Service(PaaS) its use cases is going to be covered.

Join the CNUG group on Thursday, May 25th @ 6:15 PM in the Microsoft Downers Grove office (3025 Highland Pkwy # 300, Downers Grove, IL).

VS2017 – Best of Launch @ Microsoft in Downers Grove

April 6, 2017

Join Microsoft for a morning of exploring the possible with Mike Benkovich (@mbenko) and Mitch Muenster (@mobileRez) as they demonstrate the latest tools and technologies with Visual Studio, Xamarin, the Mobile Center and DevOps with Team Services. The day starts at 8:30 and ends with a hackfest/install pizza party. The tentative agenda is below:

· 8:30 – Hello Visual Studio

· 9:45 – Exploring Mobile Stack

· 11:00 – DevOps, .NET Core, Docker and more

· 12:00 – Pizza & Hackfest

Register here:

AWS Chicago Meetup: Security May 17

March 28, 2017

Motorola Solutions hosts a hands-on night with security. Check out the AWS Chicago Meetup site for more details soon!


5:30pm Welcome & pizzas
5:45pm 5 min sponsor talk – Motorola Solutions
5:50pm 5 min sponsor talk –
6:00pm Intro to your speakers
6:10pm Events
8:00pm Q&As, beers, mingling

Chicago Suburban SQL Server User Group – ChiSub SSUG March Meeting

March 17, 2017

Tuesday, March 21st the Chicago Suburban SQL User Group March meeting will be on ELT Cloud Architecture in Azure. Patrick Lendrum & Greg Marsh will be focusing on utilizing Microsoft Azure to create a robust architecture capable of handling data from a variety of sources (structured and semi-structured/unstructured ) to combine them in the cloud to create a data repository that becomes accessible to your reporting tool(s) of choice.

5:30PM – Doors Open
6:00PM – Meeting Start with Dinner, Networking, & Open Q&A
6:30PM – Announcements, Sponsor Presentation, & Main Presentation


Global Azure Bootcamp in Chicago on April 22nd

March 17, 2017

This will be the fifth year for the Global Azure Bootcamp. If you haven’t heard about Global Azure Bootcamp, it’s a one day event that spans the entire world. Last year almost 200 locations around the world met to learn about Azure, all in their own time zone and all with their own speakers. Many of the organizers and speakers are Microsoft MVPs and Regional Directors (RDs).

At its heart this is a community event and Microsoft is providing great new content built by them and the community in the form of the Technical Community Content repo on GitHub. It’s a great resource with all sorts of slide decks, code and labs.

Register on the website for updates. The Chicago website where information will be found is here.

CNUG March Meetup: Integrating Power BI Reports into Web & Mobile Apps

March 17, 2017

Interested in learning how to integrate Power BI reports into Web & Mobile applications? Come to the March Chicago .NET User Group (CNUG) meeting @ the Microsoft Downers Grove office for a demo on Power BI Embedded to see how to integrate Power BI reports into your web or mobile applications.

The session will include:
• Introduction on Power BI Embedded discussing row level security
• Walk-through on deploying Power BI embedded solution using an Azure web app.

6:15 PM: Refreshments and networking hour
7:00 PM: Integrating Power BI reports into Web & Mobile applications
8:30 PM: Q&A and wrap-up.
Event sponsors: SPR Consulting
Raffle giveaway: JetBrains software

Register here to be on the building security list.

GOTO Nights Chicago Meetup – March 22nd

March 13, 2017

Check out the GOTO Nights in Chicago on March 22d.

GOTO Chicago 2017

March 13, 2017

May 1st and 2nd the GOTO Conference will be in Chicago for the fifth year in a row. GOTO is a software development conference designed for developers, team leads, architects and project managers. GOTO wanted to create a great social and learning experience and it’s been quite successful.

Make a week of it by considering going to the two days of conference and two days of workshops. Register here.

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.