Presentations

These are the last 10 presentations I gave:
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Hello Cloud Computing World!

Start Dev Change, Online
14 Oct 2020

"There is no cloud, it’s just someone else’s computer". Maybe you heard that joke, and of course it’s true. But of course when that someone is Microsoft, and the computers are thousands and thousands of servers, people start paying attention. In this presentation, Laurent Bugnion, a Microsoft Azure Cloud Advocate will guide your first steps into the cloud. We’ll discover some key cloud services, see how you can deploy your code easily, and understand what tools can be used to manage the remote i...

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Discovering Azure

DuugFest 20 | Live, Online
02 Oct 2020

"There is no cloud, it's just someone else's computer..."

That is true. But when this someone else is Microsoft Azure, its huge offering can seem scary for a new user. In this presentation, Laurent Bugnion, a Microsoft Cloud Advocate will show you how he got started and how you too can take advantage of the services that the Microsoft Cloud has to offer. Together we will discover the Azure Portal as well as quite a few tools that make your life as a cloud developer easier.

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Moving your data to Azure

Experts Live Switzerland, Welle7, Bern, Switzerland
30 Sep 2020

1Before the arrival of cloud providers, firms were often keeping the bulk of their data in on-premises data centers, which hosted servers running database systems such as SQL Server and MongoDB. In a modernization effort, it can be necessary to move the data centers to Azure, if possible with minimum downtime and minimum headaches... In this session, Laurent Bugnion, a Cloud Advocate for Microsoft will help you understand what data options are available on Azure, and learn to know migration optio...

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Durable Functions in .NET

Sydney Alt.Net User Group, Online
29 Sep 2020

1Azure Functions are an exciting area of Microsoft Azure, helping developers to create backend services, APIs and other automated processes using the serverless concepts such as abstracted infrastructure, consumption model, micro-billing etc. Of course serverless functions also have some constraints such as taking a little longer to start, or timing out after a certain time. Thankfully we also have solutions to that, and in this session Laurent Bugnion, a Cloud Advocate with Microsoft Azure, will...

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Exploring core concepts in Azure Data (workshop)

Microsoft Ignite, Microsoft Ignite
24 Sep 2020

Microsoft Learn Workshops are designed to be interactive and hands on. For the most immersive experience we recommend the prerequisites suggested in the module link provided below but are not required to join. To ensure everyone attending has the best involvement, these sessions have limited capacity. But don't worry, they are being recorded and will be available on demand. Join us for this guided online Microsoft Learn workshop: https://aka.ms/Learn/AzureDataConcepts.

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Migrating an ASP.NET web application to Azure App Service

Microsoft Ignite, Microsoft Ignite
23 Sep 2020

Azure App Services offer a wide range of platforms, functionalities, and utilities around your web application. In this session, we will see how an ASP.NET web application can be migrated from a local environment to Azure with the help of our tools and processes. We will also talk about the configuration of the App Service, such as improving security, automatically scaling and more.

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Building a Notifications client with Azure and Xamarin, part 2

Twitch Live Stream, Microsoft Developer Twitch
14 Jul 2020

Join Laurent and Frank to build a cross-platform Notifications client with Xamarin and Azure. In the first episode, we will build the infrastructure for Android. The Notifications client is a cross-platform Xamarin application used to receive generic push notifications in various channels. The backend includes Firebase (for Android), Windows Push Notification system (for Windows), the Azure Notification Hub, Azure Functions, Cosmos DB.

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Debugging and interacting with production applications

Microsoft Developer User Group South Africa, Online
24 Jun 2020

1Once an application is up and running on Azure, developers must find ways to debug and interact with the production applications with minimal impact and maximal efficiency. Azure comes with a full set of tools and utilities that can be used to manage and monitor your applications. In this session, we will see how Streaming logs work to monitor the production application in live time. We will also talk about Deployment slots that enable easy A/B testing of new features and show how Snapshot Debug...

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Building a Notifications client with Azure and Xamarin, part 1

Twitch Live Stream, Microsoft Developer Twitch
18 Jun 2020

Join Laurent and Frank to build a cross-platform Notifications client with Xamarin and Azure. In the first episode, we will build the infrastructure for Android. The Notifications client is a cross-platform Xamarin application used to receive generic push notifications in various channels. The backend includes Firebase (for Android), Windows Push Notification system (for Windows), the Azure Notification Hub, Azure Functions, Cosmos DB.

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Building Intelligent Applications with Azure Cognitive Services

Shift Remote, Online
09 Jun 2020

Data Science and Artificial Intelligence are fascinating areas of computing. Microsoft is betting a lot on these new technologies, but we are also aware that data scientists are highly trained professionals, and that not every software developer can create and maintain complex data models, perform linear algebra or purchase expensive GPU rigs to run these models. This is exactly why we created Cognitive services. This suite of services offers pre-trained models that you can use out-of-the-box to...

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