Microsoft Ignite has wrapped up and it was a blast! For those that are not familiar, Microsoft Ignite is a five day conference for IT professionals that focuses on a variety of Microsoft products like Azure and Office 365, this year it was hosted in beautiful and sunny Orlando, Florida. This year’s conference was jam-packed with a variety of sessions hosted by Microsoft experts. (Seriously, if you did not find a session that interested you on any of the days, then IT may not be for you) While I do not consider myself biased towards Microsoft, I was impressed by this years outcome.
My primary purpose for attending the conference was to learn more about Azure and it’s offerings, therefore, I catered my session selection to that. Below you can find a selection of sessions that I found particularly interesting. All the sessions at Ignite, including the keynote can be viewed here.
- Modernizing application delivery and agility with containers, Kubernetes, and Microsoft Azure – hosted by Brendan Burns, who is a co-founder of the Kubernetes project. In this session Brendan gives us both a high level overview and dives deep into containers and how they can help us.
Azure security and management for hybrid environments – hosted by Jeremy Winters, director of security and operations management.
Jeremy gives us a holistic overview of all the new security features in Azure and how they apply to both cloud and on premise workloads.
Protect Azure IaaS deployments using Microsoft Azure Security Center – hosted by AJ and Sarah Fender. This session gives a great overview of Azure security center, its functionalities and a cool view into how we can visualize and graph metrics from a compromised system.