Future events happening here
SaturdayApr 22 2017Global Azure Bootcamp 2017!
Around the world user groups and communities want to learn about Azure and Cloud Computing! On April 22, 2017, all communities will come together once again in the fifth great Global Azure Bootcamp event! Each user group will organize their own one day deep dive class on Azure the way they see fit and how it works for their members. We will be holding one in Nashville this year. We are working on organizing the speakers, sponsors and agenda.
This event is totally free!
Here is the Agenda.
You can register at http://www.nashazure.com
If you are interested in presenting an Azure related topic at the Bootcamp on April 22nd now is the time to let us know.
We already have quite a few speakers lined up, but need more. If you want to present, or know someone that we should ask, please let us know. . We will post updates to the agenda here as things change.
If you want to present on a different Azure related topic then tell us that too. This is a community event, and anything that would interest the membership is fair game.
Lunch, morning and afternoon breaks will be provided. We will also have a raffle.
The Microsoft Store will be setting up a Device Bar in the lobby. Lots of interesting show and tell. :-)
We also have several sponsors for the event including:
Again, don’t forget to register at http://www.nashazure.com
And tell your friends and co-workers, blog tweet, etc. :-)
Past events that happened here
WednesdayMar 1 2017Azure 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.
ThursdayFeb 16 2017Effectively 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 https://www.meetup.com/The-Nashville-Microsoft-Azure-Users-Group/events/237203918/ to register for the meeting.
ThursdayJan 19 2017Azure Users Group: Azure Roadmap and 2017 Agenda Planning
At this meeting Matthew Puckett, Microsoft Cloud Solution Architect, will give us an update on the current state of Azure and the Azure Roadmap.
We will also discuss topics that we want covered in the coming months.
FridayDec 9 2016Ravi Aradhyula - Stretch Database in 2016
Speaker: Ravi Aradhyula
Topic: Stretch Database in SQL Server 2016
This new feature in SQL Server 2016 helps you migrate historical data to Microsoft Azure cloud. After migration, the data in Azure can be accessed seamlessly. The entire table is always online and accessible. More importantly Stretch Database doesn't require any changes to existing applications accessing the database.
ThursdayNov 17 2016A Tale of Two Clouds: A Feature Comparison of Azure and AWS
Comparing Azure and AWS is a bit like comparing apples and oranges. Each platform has features that either duplicate or overlap with features of the other platform. In reality the focus needs to be on solving the business problem and not the technology problem. That being said a lot of companies either have both platforms or are struggling with deciding on, or moving from, one or the other.
This presentation comes from someone with a decidedly Azure focus, who will nevertheless try to be objective and fair. :-)
Topics to be covered include - Cloud Service Models - Deployment, Management and Automation - Compute - Storage - Messaging - Email - Networking - Security and Identity - Operating System & Data Transfer - Internet of Things (IoT) - Development Languages and Runtime Support - Marketplaces - Media Services - Mobile Services - Visualization - Machine Learning - Non-Technical Considerations - Pricing Models
Presenter: Bill Zack, Blue Chip Consulting Group
Date: November 17, 2016
For details and to register see http://www.nashazure.com
ThursdayOct 20 2016Cloud Security and the Shared Security Model of the public cloud
Due to the success of the group we have decided to move to a twice-a-month format. This will be our second October Meeting.
Meeting Topic: Barracuda Networks will present how customers can better secure their applications and workloads in the “shared security model” of the public cloud. Whether using Microsoft Azure or AWS, customers are responsible for securing their own data and applications in both Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS). This presentation will explain how Barracuda’s NextGen Firewall and Web Application Firewall (WAF) can provide the necessary security to confidently deploy mission critical applications and workloads into the public cloud.
Presenter Bio: Tom McKenzie is a Cloud Security Account Executive at Barracuda Networks. He has worked at Barracuda for over 6 years and has helped customers to better secure their infrastructures both on-premises and in private and public clouds. He has a degree in Computer Science from Purdue University and has worked in the software business for over 25 years.
Refreshments will be provided by Vaco. Meeting space has been donated by Microsoft.
Remember the doors lock at 7PM so don't be late :-)
ThursdayOct 6 2016Microsoft Big Data Hackathon
The Microsoft Big Data Hackathon is your opportunity to hack for a good cause. Assemble a team, learn, share, and make new friends as you use big data technologies to solve real-world problems.
Who Should Attend
This event is open to anyone interested in Big Data, BI and Data Visualization:
· Data Scientists
· Developers and Programmers
· Data Architects
· Anyone interested in learning about Microsoft’s big data technologies
· Power BI and Excel
· Azure HDInsight (Hadoop)
· Azure Machine Learning
· SQL Server
Contest and Prizes
Attendees will self-organize into teams of 3-5 members and participate in the Big Data Hackathon contest. Your Prize: Knowledge, Community, Friends, Fun.
Register at http://www.nashazure.com.
Remember the doors lock at 7PM so don't be late :-)
ThursdaySep 15 2016Azure Users Group Meeting on PowerBI
PowerBI is a suite of business analytics tools to analyze data and share insights. Power BI dashboards provide a 360-degree view for business users with their most important metrics in one place, updated in real time, and available on all of their devices. With one click, users can explore the data behind their dashboard using intuitive tools that make finding answers easy. Creating a dashboard is simple thanks to over 50 connections to popular business applications, complete with pre-built dashboards crafted by experts that help you get up and running quickly. And you can access your data and reports from anywhere with the PowerBI Mobile apps, which update automatically with any changes to your data.
With Azure services and PowerBI, you can turn your data processing efforts into analytics and reports that provide real-time insights into your business. Whether your data processing is cloud-based or on-premises, straightforward or complex, single-sourced or massively scaled, warehoused or real-time, Azure and PowerBI have the built-in connectivity and integration to bring your business intelligence efforts to life.
Our presenter will be Ken Raetz, CIO of Visualize Health
Ken was a division manager of Top 50 accounting firm technology subsidiary and a co-founder of Think Data Insights. He is a frequent speaker at Microsoft conferences, and is considered a thought-leader in analytics and business intelligence. For over 20 years he has been enabling businesses to capitalize on their data and use it to maximize their bottom line.
Working with Microsoft's Power BI for Excel solutions (Power Query, PowerPivot, Power View, and Power Map), along with Office 365 Power BI and SharePoint Online, along with SQL Server Enterprise and Business Intelligence capabilities, Ken creates solutions that scale.
The meeting will be held on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 6PM at Microsoft, 8 City Blvd., Suite 403, Nashville, TN. (Look for the TOA Building at 1 City Plaza. 8 City Plaza is actually around the back of that building. Park in the underground garage and take the elevator to the 4th floor.)
Important The building doors are locked at 7 PM. Please arrive before that as no-one will be admitted after that time.
See http://www.nashazure.com to register.
TuesdayJul 28 2015Lync Users Group
Nashville UC Users Group Tuesday, July 28 at 5:30 PM
The Nashville Lync Users Group will be conducting their next meeting Tuesday, July 28, 2015. This meeting will include two sessions. The first session...
SaturdayMar 29 2014The Windows Azure Global Bootcamp
On Saturday, March 29, 2014 the Worldwide Windows Azure community is out to make some records!
In April of 2013 we held the first Global Windows Azure Bootcamp at more than
90 locations around the globe! This year we want to again offer up a one day deep dive class to help thousands of people get up to speed on developing Cloud Computing Applications for Windows Azure. In addition to this great learning opportunity the hands on labs will feature pooling a huge global compute farm to perform diabetes research!
The Nashville Windows Azure Users Group will be hosting the Nashville event at Microsoft in Franklin. See http://www.meetup.com/The-Nashville-Windows-Azure-Users-Group/ for details and how to register.
WednesdayJun 12 2013The Nashville Windows Azure Users Group Monthly Meting
The Nashville Windows Azure Users Group
If you are interested in finding out more about Windows Azure then we invite you to be part of the new Nashville Windows Azure User Group. The purpose of this group is to educate and inform its members about all aspects of Windows Azure that are relevant to CIOs, CTOs, Architects, Developers, , IT infrastructure Managers and others. It also provides a forum for open discussion and networking among the membership.
Topics that we discuss at meetings include: • What is Windows Azure? • Who is using it? • Where is it appropriate and not appropriate? • How to make effective use of it.
The group meets every 2nd Wednesday of the month starting at 6:00 PM. Meetings are held at Microsoft, 2555 Meridian Blvd, Suite 300, in Franklin Tennessee.
Our next meeting will be on June 12th. At that meeting we will have a presentation on: A Technical Overview of the Windows Azure Platform. The presentation will be followed by an opportunity for you to network with your peers in the community.
Meeting Agenda: 6:00-7:00PM Presentation 7:00-8:30PM Peer networking at Bosco’s, 2000 Meridian Blvd in Franklin Tennessee
Our July 10th meeting is scheduled to be on the topic of Windows Azure Success Stories. We plan to have several local companies discuss their use of Windows Azure.
See http://www.meetup.com/The-Nashville-Windows-Azure-Users-Group/ for registration details and to be notified of upcoming meeting one a month.