Join The Azure Group on May 10th for another meetup hosted in Toronto!!

May 10, 2017 · Toronto, Canada

When: May 10th, 2017 from 6pm-8pm 

Where: Infusion: 200 Wellington St W, 10th Floor, Toronto, ON M5V 3C7

Topic 1: Azure – DevTest Labs

Presenter: Sharon Bennett

Do you struggle to provide test environments for your dev team?  Or worse, do you provide the environment only to find the systems sitting in locked room collecting dust 12 months later?

Sharon Bennett will discuss the Azure DevTest Labs solution.  Azure DevTest Labs provides an easy worry-free mechanism to create test environments in the cloud.  You can quickly provision both Windows and Linux virtual machines for your dev teams and remove the environment when not required any longer, only paying for what you use.

Topics for the evening will include:

• Advantages of DevTest lab on Azure

• How to create a DevTest lab

• How to control and manage DevTest labs

Sharon Bennett is an IT Instructor with LinkedIn Learning, specializing in Azure infrastructure. She creates and delivers video content on Azure and Office 365. Sharon is a Microsoft MVP, MCT and holds the MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure certification as well availability set several other industry certifications.  Prior to joining LinkedIn, she was a SMB Partner Technology Adviser at Microsoft Canada, helping Microsoft SMB partners grow their cloud practices.  

Topic 2: Big Data and Machine Learning with Azure

Big Data is big these days; no puns intended. This session begins with an overview of Artificial Intelligence and the need for machine learning and how it fits in with big data concepts. We will look at how Azure fits in the Big Data momentum and go over some hands-on demonstrations of Azure Machine Learning.  

Presenter: Shawn Ismail

Shawn Ismail is a seasoned consulting professional with over 10 years of experience in both private and public sectors currently working as the Director of Operations (IT) and Azure architect at ICF. Shawn’s passion lies in utilizing emerging technologies to push boundaries and solve unique technological challenges that address specific business requirements. Shawn believes in the community deserving knowledge and regularly contributes online by providing free Azure training through the Cloud Ranger blog at http://www.cloudranger.net . Shawn was awarded the prestigious Azure MVP Award.

No registration required but please RSVP for the event. Feel free to invite your colleagues to join the group and attend the events. As always, pizza is on us!!  We are on LinkedIn too! Please join our group.

We look forward to seeing you on May 10th!!

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