SLG Azure Fridays – On Demand

Each Friday the Microsoft state and local government team hosts a webcast series called SLG Azure Fridays.  Over the past several weeks we have had some amazing speakers present on a wide range of exciting cloud topics.  Now you can watch these past webcast events on-demand.  Below is a listing of current webcasts which you can watch:

DevOps 101
This webcast covers how adopting and implementing a DevOps strategy within your organization can enable you to shorten cycle times while improving software quality by streamlining the entire development workflow, from the backlog, through build and test, all the way into production, with real-time monitoring for availability and performance as well as user analytics to help inform the business on what to focus on next. We will be discussing how adopting DevOps best practices while utilizing best-in-class tools and technologies can help you increase agility, improve quality and save time and money in the process.

Continuous Delivery to Azure using Visual Studio Team Services
During this webcast you will see how easy it is to create a new web application and utilize Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) to implement CI/CD with Microsoft Azure.

“No Way am I putting My Data in the Cloud”, (Most IT Customers, 2013, pg. 1 )
Not understanding how databases in a cloud environment truly work can be scary. In this session we’ll help you understand the Pros, Cons, Risks, and Benefits to adopting an Azure Data Strategy. In this session we’ll focus on the technologies including Azure SQL Database, Azure SQL Data Warehouse, HD Insight, and Cosmos DB.

Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) – Azure Site Recovery (ASR) Overview and Demo
Strengthen your BCDR (Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery) strategy with a cloud-based disaster recovery solution that protects your environment by automating the replication of the virtual machines, based on policies that you set and control. Azure Site Recovery can protect VMware, physical servers, Hyper-V and Azure VMs while using Azure as your recovery site.

SLG Azure Fridays Community Call – Las Vegas Valley Water District
In this community call Will Wang and Chris Hagood from the Las Vegas Valley Water District talks about how they moved from the traditional waterfall approach for application development to agile and DevOps

To Monolith or to Microservice? A Journey with Service Fabric
Partner presentation by Justin Patten from Netrix ( The bread and butter of architecture for years has been the monolithic pattern. As of late, there has been a fundamental switch over to the world of microservices. Join us for a discussion on the advantages of microservices, when they should be utilized (hint – not always), and, of course, demos. The focus of the session will be on utilizing Azure Service Fabric as your microservice platform and how to leverage some of its platform capabilities to ensure the success of your application.

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