5 free events for IT Pros looking to master the cloud


Cloud tools are rewriting the rules faster than most IT departments can keep up. Whether you’re a cloud novice or an IT Pro on the cutting edge, continuing education is a must, as new benefits and best practices constantly emerge. Need a hand getting up to speed? Join Microsoft for one of our free cloud seminars on the topic of your choice. You’ll get to hear about the latest tools, discover how leading organisations are putting the cloud to work and learn tips and tricks you can apply in your own work.

Sign up today to attend a free event at Microsoft’s offices at Cardinal Place in London to learn about the latest cloud trends in:

Storage

It seems you can never have enough storage, and the more storage you require, the higher the costs for data management, back up, archive and disaster recovery.  Sound familiar? Microsoft Azure helps reduce costs and improve data management.  StorSimple, a Microsoft company is leading the way for Cloud Integrated Storage combining data management functions and optimising storage costs.

19th November: 9:30 am-1 pm

17th December

E-mail t-benko@microsoft.com to register.

Big Data

Knowledge is power — but data is only useful when you know what to do with it.  Imagine being able to put your data to work and discover deep insights about your organisation.  You can do just that with Windows Azure HDInsight, a Big Data solution powered by Apache Hadoop.  Based on Microsoft BI toolsets, insights from the many facets of data can uncover patterns quickly.  Data sets are built as Hadoop clusters in minutes and can further integrate data into existing analytics. 

13th November: 9 am-1 pm

4th December 

E-mail t-benko@microsoft.com to register.

Security

Identity and Access management is at the heart of corporate security, whether you want to enable employees to access internal resources or let consumers make remote transactions. Windows Azure Active Directory is an Identity and Access Management cloud solution enabling easy management of user accounts and single sign on whilst matching protection to its’ given environment.  Developers will be able to deliver access control to their applications in a unified manner, based on an organisation’s centralised policies.

6th November: 9 am-1 pm

4th December

E-mail t-benko@microsoft.com to register.

File Management

Is there an easy way to clean up files on the server?  Wish you could measure resources at peak usage times without further added cost? If you combine SharePoint with Azure you will find the way to address these issues and more.  Gain further benefits from your existing SharePoint investments with Azure as it can handle your document storage and in addition host large amounts of SharePoint application data all within the cloud.

13th November: 9 am-1 pm

11th December

E-mail t-benko@microsoft.com to register.

Testing & Development

The cloud is a developer’s dream, as it allows you to self-provision as many virtual machines as you need for application development and testing — without waiting for hardware, procurement or internal processes. Learn how to connect globally to your on-premises network with Windows Azure Virtual Network and confidently scale up, scale out, and generate load to deliver applications faster.

13th November: 1-5 pm

11th December

E-mail t-benko@microsoft.com to register.

Location:

Microsoft Offices
Cardinal Place
80-100 Victoria Street
London
SW1E 5JL

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