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Jul 19
New to Azure?
Microsoft, 8 City Blvd., Suite 403 · Nashville, TN

The Nashville Azure Users Group has grown quite a bit in the last year. We now have nearly 900 members. As a result, we have quite a few members who are just starting out with Azure, as well as many who are already proficient with Azure and operating at an advanced level.

We do try to mix up our presentations to cover all members interests. We have had everything from introductory presentations, like the Azure Platform Technical Overview that we did in May, to more advanced topics like the June Azure Networking Deep-Dive.

For our July meeting we will cater again to those who are new to Azure, or who have not been keeping up to date on the latest Azure developments. This meeting will be a repeat of the Azure Platform Technical Overview that we did in May.

If you are in the novice category great. But even if you are more advanced you are more than welcome to participate and share your experience.

Presentation Details

This presentation will be an architectural overview of the Azure platform, its features and services. Since Azure is a very broad offering, we will focus on the question of what the Azure Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) features are, and when they should be used to solve specific business and technical problems.

If you are new to Azure, or not conversant with all its recent enhancements, this presentation will give you a good overview, not too deep, but deep enough to understand what to use when.


• What is Azure? • Why adopt it? • Azure Resource Management • Compute Options • Azure Storage • Databases • Business Continuity (Backup and Disaster Recovery) • Networking • Security • Virtual Desktop • IoT & Analytics • The Future of Azure

Presenter: Bill Zack

Bill is a Cloud Solution Architect at Stratum Technology Management ( in Nashville Tennessee where he helps companies adopt Azure the right way. He has been an Azure specialist since before it was called Azure! (~2007 😊) Formerly he was a Principal Architect Evangelist at Microsoft. In that role, he was one of only 24 Azure Subject Matter Experts in all of Microsoft when Azure was launched in 2010.

After leaving Microsoft he was hired as an Architecture Consultant by the Microsoft Azure Product Team to provide Architecture and Technical Support for Microsoft customers and partners.

He also blogs about Azure at (, has published books and white papers and presents frequently at community groups and conferences on (what else?) The Cloud and Azure. 😊

Bill founded the Nashville Microsoft Azure Users Group 4 years ago with only 4 members. Today he leads this group of nearly 900 members.

See to register.


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Feb 16, 2017
Effectively plan and manage the costs associated with your Azure investment

Learn how to effectively plan and manage the costs associated with your Azure investment. This presentation includes an overview on how to build an Azure cost model based on best practices, use chargebacks to assign and track IT usage to specific business units and Avoid unexpected consumption expenses by seeing what - and who - is consuming data.

Thursday, February 16, 2017 6:00 PM

See to register for the meeting.

Mar 1, 2017
Azure Educational Series: Citrix Solutions on Microsoft Azure

Citrix and Microsoft have announced some exciting advancements in our partnership; pairing the robust solutions from Citrix with power of the Azure platform. Solutions in this space drive tremendous ROI along with a strong reduction in infrastructure cost.

Register at the link above.

Jul 20, 2017
An Azure PaaS Whirlwind Tour

The Microsoft Azure Cloud has always been a leader in Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings, but now that Serverless computing has been added, PaaS can help accelerate application development. During this session, we will cover App services, API apps and API management, Logic apps, and Azure Functions. The session will include a presentation, demos, and lab material.

It will be presented by Nikki Conley, Microsoft Nashville AppDev Cloud Solution Architect.

The meeting will be held at Microsoft, 8 City Blvd., Suite 403, Nashville, TN on Thursday, July 20th, 2017 starting at 6PM.

You can register for the meeting at

See you there

Bill Zac

Mar 27
Securing Azure

Azure Security

Azure Security will be the topic of the March 27th Nashville Microsoft Azure Users Group meeting.

Bill Wilder, Azure MVP and book author will discuss administration, secret management, encryption, firewalls, networks, PowerShell, and more.

Along the way he will discuss commonly used Azure features to avoid (showing better approaches) and dispel a couple of myths about cloud security.

You'll walk away impressed with the breadth and depth of Azure's security story - and have a bunch of new tools for your security toolbox.

See for details and to register.

Bill Zack

May 17
Azure Networking Deep-Dive on May 17th
Microsoft 9 City Blvd Suite 403 Nashville TN

There will be an Azure Networking Deep-Dive presentation at the May 17th meeting of the Nashville Microsoft Azure Users Group.

See for details and to register.

In addition to the 20 free Azure Pass subscriptions that we will be giving away at the meeting we also have two one-month Pluralsight trial subscriptions to raffle off.

All are welcome.

Bill Zack President, The Nashville Microsoft Azure Users Group