Presentations

These are the last 10 presentations I gave:
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What is Microsoft Azure and Why use it?

Las Vegas Azure User Group, Las Vegas NV
06 Mar 2019

Welcome to your first Las Vegas Azure User Group meeting. Begin your knowledge journey with Why Microsoft Azure and more importantly What is Microsoft Azure. We are extremely excited to have two wonderful presenters lined up; Christina Warren and Laurent Bugnion, Sr Cloud Developer Advocates from Microsoft. Come spend a couple of hours with them and we guarantee you will learn something new.

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Taking Advantage of AI easily with Azure Cognitive Services

VS Live Las Vegas, Las Vegas NV
06 Mar 2019

1Data 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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Azure 101

VS Live Las Vegas, Las Vegas NV
05 Mar 2019

1'There is no cloud, it's just someone else's computer…' That is true. But when this someone else is Microsoft, and takes care of all the maintenance of these huge server farms, you can redirect these resources used to take care of your own infrastructure to other important tasks, such as adding features for your users. However, at first sight, Microsoft Azure and its huge offering can seem daunting for a new user. In this presentation, Laurent Bugnion, a Cloud Developer Advocate with Azure will ...

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Workshop: Mobile Apps of Tomorrow

VS Live Las Vegas, Las Vegas NV
03 Mar 2019

1In this workshop you will build a cloud-connected, AI powered mobile app that runs on iOS, Android and UWP using Xamarin and Xamarin.Forms. The app you are creating is called Happy Xamarin Developers and is a social-media style image sharing app to share photos of happy Xamarin developers with the world. This app uses a number of Azure cloud services, including Authentication, Cognitive Services, Functions, Blob storage and CosmosDB.

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MIG20: Moving your Database to Azure

Microsoft Ignite | The Tour, Hong Kong
21 Feb 2019

1Northwind Traders kept the bulk of its data in an on-premises data center, which hosted servers running both SQL Server and MongoDB. After the acquisition, Tailwind Traders worked with the Northwind team to move their data center entirely to Azure. In this session we’ll show you how we migrated an on-premises MongoDB database to Azure Cosmos DB and SQL Server database to an Azure SQL Server Managed Instance. You’ll learn about data preparation decisions, performing the migration, and ensuring yo...

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DAT20: Understanding data through visualization

Microsoft Ignite | The Tour, Hong Kong
20 Feb 2019

1At Tailwind Traders we need to analyze massive amounts of data with agile data visualizations tools in order to discover patterns that might not be immediately recognizable. By connecting PowerBI to our data storage we were successfully able to build dashboards, interactive reports, charts, graphs, and other visuals that helped us unlock key business insight quickly and effectively. In this session we will show you how to use PowerBI and D3.js (an open source data visualization library) to bring...

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.NET Standard, .NET Core, why and how?

Microsoft Developers Meetup, Hong Kong
18 Feb 2019

1.NET Standard is the new way to create portable assemblies. After learning about portable class libraries in the past years, it is now time to upgrade our game and start coding for Linux, Mac OS and other platforms in addition to Windows. More and more libraries are getting ported to .NET Standard, sometimes really easily and sometimes more painfully. In this session, Laurent Bugnion, the creator of the popular open source MVVM Light Toolkit, will help you understand why .NET Standard can benefi...

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MIG20: Moving your Database to Azure

Microsoft Ignite | The Tour, Milano, Italy
01 Feb 2019

1Northwind Traders kept the bulk of its data in an on-premises data center, which hosted servers running both SQL Server and MongoDB. After the acquisition, Tailwind Traders worked with the Northwind team to move their data center entirely to Azure. In this session we’ll show you how we migrated an on-premises MongoDB database to Azure Cosmos DB and SQL Server database to an Azure SQL Server Managed Instance. You’ll learn about data preparation decisions, performing the migration, and ensuring yo...

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DAT20: Understanding data through visualization

Microsoft Ignite | The Tour, Milano, Italy
31 Jan 2019

1At Tailwind Traders we need to analyze massive amounts of data with agile data visualizations tools in order to discover patterns that might not be immediately recognizable. By connecting PowerBI to our data storage we were successfully able to build dashboards, interactive reports, charts, graphs, and other visuals that helped us unlock key business insight quickly and effectively. In this session we will show you how to use PowerBI and D3.js (an open source data visualization library) to bring...

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FUN50: Storing Data in Azure

Microsoft Ignite | The Tour, Milano, Italy
31 Jan 2019

1Tailwind Traders deals with gigantic amounts of data, continually pouring in from sources such as sales, marketing, and fulfillment. In the past, the only choice you had was to put it all into a relational database in a data center. By moving to Microsoft Azure, however, we can now optimize our data storage with increased scalability and resilience. This session will introduce attendees to the various storage options available on Azure, from blob right on through to SQL databases. We will introd...

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