We’ve got some great Azure based webinars and events being held over the next few months. These include hands on technical events while others are introductions to Azure and StorSimple. If your keen to find out more information on what Azure can do for you, please join us at one of our free online or in person events.

StorSimple Briefings and Webinars

60TB of geo-replicated Cloud storage with a further 10TB onsite for c£33k per annum!! Better still, automatic data tiering and de-dupe are out of the box.

Find out how you can capitalise on the benefits of Microsoft’s Azure cloud and specifically how cloud based storage can help reduce storage costs, improve data management and deliver business benefit. Join us for an overview of a new class of storage technology called Cloud-integrated Storage, or CiS

Agenda:

•        Intros & welcome

•        Windows Azure Overview

•        Cloud Storage & StorSimple

•        Azure Demo and Customer Case Study

•        Q&A

2nd April, 10am - 12pm - Microsoft, Cardinal Place, Register by emailing: t-rospa@microsoft.com

7th May, 10am - 11am, Online Webinar, Please Register Here

4th June, 10am - 12pm, Microsoft, Cardinal Place, Register by emailing: t-rospa@microsoft.com

Identity & Access on Azure

Learn more about how Azure can help enhance your identity management and access control for on-premises, hosted and public cloud environments. Windows Azure Active Directory is a comprehensive identity and access management cloud solution enabling you to manage user accounts, get single sign on across Windows Azure, Microsoft online services like Microsoft Office 365 and a world of non-Microsoft SaaS applications

Agenda:

•        Azure overview and update

•        Identity & Access and Windows Azure

•        Hybrid scenarios / architecture guidance

•        Windows Azure Active Directory

•        Windows Azure Multi-Factor Authentication

•        Examples & typical ROI and benefits


26th March: 9:30 to 12:00, Microsoft, Edinburgh, Register by emailing: t-rospa@microsoft.com

10th April: 9:30 to 12:00, Microsoft, Cardinal Place, London, Register by emailing: t-rospa@microsoft.com

Big Data on Azure

Learn how Azure can help unlock data in your organisation and reveal new insights to help drive better decision making using Windows Azure HDInsight, a Big Data solution powered by Apache Hadoop. This briefing will also explain how to surface those insights from all types of data to business users through Microsoft Business Intelligence toolsets and show you how to get BigData with no hassle.

Agenda:

•        Azure overview and update

•        Introducing HDInsight - How to implement BigData on Windows Azure

•        Architectural patterns and guidance

•        Visualisation with PowerBI tools

•        Examples & typical ROI and benefits

10th April: 14:00 – 17:00, Microsoft, Cardinal Place, London, Please register by emailing: t-rospa@microsoft.com

SharePoint on Azure

Leverage the benefits of your existing SharePoint investments whilst at the same time begin to take advantage of the economic benefits and agility of public cloud. Whether is it reducing your SharePoint data storage costs using Azure or taking your test and development environments for SharePoint to the cloud this briefing will help you understand how these two platforms can be used to achieve cost savings of IT hardware and infrastructure.

Agenda:

  • · Azure overview and update
  • · SharePoint & Azure
  • · Hybrid scenarios / architecture guidance
  • · Example - Building a SharePoint farm for DR
  • · Typical ROI and benefits
  • · SharePoint test and development on Azure scenarios

17th April: 9:30 to 12:00 , Microsoft, Cardinal Place, London, Please register by emailing: t-rospa@microsoft.com

Test and Dev on Azure

Learn how Windows Azure can help create faster development and test cycles for your applications. Learn how to rapidly self-provision as many virtual machines as you need for your application development and testing in the cloud without waiting for hardware, procurement or internal processes. Learn how to connect globally to your on-premises network with Windows Azure Virtual Network and confidently scale up, scale out, and generate load to deliver applications faster.

Agenda:

•        Azure overview and update

•        Test and development on Azure

•        Architecture guidance

•        Examples and typical ROI and benefits

20th March: 13:30 to 16:00        Microsoft, Cardinal Place, London, Please register by emailing: t-rospa@microsoft.com

26th March: 13:30 to 16:00        Microsoft, Edinburgh, Please register by emailing: t-rospa@microsoft.com

20th April: 13:30 to 16:00        Microsoft, Cardinal Place, London, Please register by emailing: t-rospa@microsoft.com

Big Data Hands On Experience Workshop

With Windows Azure HDInsight, our Big Data solution powered by Apache Hadoop will allow you to surface and unlock new insights from all types of data through Microsoft Excel.

Hadoop with No Hassle:

- Quickly build a Hadoop cluster in minutes when you need it

- Choose the right cluster size to optimize for time to insight or cost.

- Seamlessly integrate HDInsight into your existing analysis workflows


Agenda:

· What is Windows Azure

· Big Data - What do we mean by this?

· Experimenting with big data

· The art of data visualization

· Introduction to HDInsight Service

· Hands On Demo's

· Build a HD Cluster

· Run a script

· Map your results onto EXCEL

· Big Data in Mobile Gaming

· Specific use cases and typical benefits - ASOS

· Art of possible and future of Big Data 

27th March: 10:00 – 14:00, Microsoft, Cardinal Place, London, Please register by emailing: t-rospa@microsoft.com