New episode on Azure Stack HCI & Azure Arc

Hello freinds,

Last week, we had an engaging session on Cloud Lunch and Learn meetup about exploring Azure Stack HCI and Azure Arc with Thomas Bründl .

Azure Stack and azure arc

In this post, I will reflect upon some major points in this session that covers:

  • Azure in Hybrid & Multi-Cloud Scenarios
  • Managing existing infrastructure on-premises in Azure
  • Getting you familiar with using hybrid Azure services with focus on Azure Arc and Stack HCI

What was covered?

Our guest speaker covered the following topics in his presentation:

  • Evolving services in Azure Infrastructure
  • Azure Arc
  • Azure Stack HCI
  • Azure Arc Jumpstart
  • References to how to get started with Azure Stack HCI and connectivity

Summary

At the end of the session, we had an interactive Q&A (Questions and Answers). Please check the recording and reference links as the recording is uploaded to the Cloud Marathoner YT channel.

Thank you for stopping by and checking this session!

The #CloudMarathoner community is 1000+ members strong

Hello, my dear Cloud Marathoners!

We are a vibrant worldwide community with a passion to learn and grow our career with Cloud technologies! We are also a growing community who are dedicated to giving back and sharing with #community as well!

We are more than 1040+ members strong and continue to grow while supporting the community members with online, #free content on a variety of cloud technologies.

The #CloudMarathoner followers on @LinkedIn

Thank you

I would like to thank everyone who has followed and #shared the #CloudMarathoner posts and announcements.

As you already know, this is the beginning of something “GREAT” that we need to carry on by spreading the goodness and power of #knowledge that empowers people.

Summary

Thank you for stopping by and checking the announcement and celebrating this “HUGE” milestone with us. Please, check our architecture, cloud infrastructure as code, and overall, Azure videos in the #CloudMarathone YouTube channel.

Session about Architecting 🚀 a Modern Analytics Cloud Data Platform with Warner

Hello Cloud Marathoners,

Yesterday, we had an engaging session on Cloud Lunch and Learn meetup about Azure Architecture, particularly for Modern Analytics Cloud Data Platform with Warner Chaves.

Modern Analytics

In this post, I will reflect upon some major points in this presentation and architecting session.

Session details and recorded YT link

What was covered?

Our guest speaker covered the following topics in his presentation:

  • Reference architecture for modern analytics platforms
  • Data Warehousing
  • Big Data
  • Lakehouse
  • Data Mesh and more in Microsoft Azure

Summary

At the end of the session, we had an interactive Q&A (Questions and Answers). Please check the recording and reference links as the recording is uploaded to the Cloud Marathoner YT channel.

Thank you for stopping by and checking this session!

Microsoft Cloud Skills challenge is back with #MSIgnite

Hello Cloud Marathoners!

There is a great announcement from the Microsoft Ignite event that announced the Cloud Skills Challenge will be back this year. YAY !

Cloud Skills Challenge

This is a time bounded event where you choose your tech challenge and earn a Microsoft certification exam by studying the Microsoft technology of your choice.

And this year, there will be 7 challenges available to choose from, select one that’s right for you.

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Registration Page

Complete one of the learning challenges below to get a 100% discount (aka #free) on one of the following Microsoft certification exams:

▶ AZ-305: Designing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions
▶ AZ-400: Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions
▶ DP-100: Designing and Implementing a Data Science Solution on Azure
▶ MB-240: Microsoft Dynamics 365 Field Service Functional Consultant
▶ MS-700: Managing Microsoft Teams
▶ MS-720: Microsoft Teams Voice Engineer
▶ PL-100: Microsoft Power Platform App Maker
▶ SC-200: Microsoft Security Operations Analyst

Registration page details are provided here.

Summary

Now that you know this great announcement, it is time to get ready for the challenge and learn cool stuff at the Microsoft Ignite 2022 event.

Take care and see you all there!

Cloud Interviewing guidance and tips for military veterans

Hello dear Cloud Marathoners,

This week, I had an opportunity to join a meeting in order to share my experience with military veterans on how to get them ready for the first cloud position interview. We had really awesome participation and a number of questions that benefited all attendees.

Thank you, Douglas for an opportunity to help the transitioning service members and veterans with critical technical and career skills development and tips.

MSSA career development and interview tips

Thank you, Microsoft, for running the very important MSSA (Microsoft Software and Systems Academy) for transitioning service members and veterans!

The MSSA provides technical training that enables the service members to leverage their core skills and interests to chart—and start—their career journey in IT.

Summary

It was truly a unique event to help our transitioning service members and veterans and Thank You to everyone who took some time in providing follow-up feedback on the following LinkedIn post.

Learning infrastructure as code with Azure Bicep

Hello cloud marathoners!

I am very honored to prepare an Azure Bicep session for the Azure Dominicana meetup group and would like to thank Gregory for extending his invitation.

As you know, the Azure Bicep language brings a new Infrastructure as a Code (IaC) approach to managing your Azure resources in a clean way. In addition, we also have a classic ARM JSON template that is traditionally used to define Azure infrastructure resources in a declarative way. However, it is not easy to author and maintains ARM JSON templates when your project grows in complexity.

That is when Azure Bicep comes into play, to simplify the management of your infrastructure while re-using code. So, please join my session and I will explain to you how to start using Azure Bicep and easily manage your cloud infrastructure.

Azure Dominicana user group

“This Meetup is for all those interested in knowing and learning more about Azure and trying to keep up with the latest trends and new features.
Let’s talk together about interesting topics in our language and let’s all grow together in new knowledge and experiences!” – according to the Azure Dominicana meetup page.

Learning infrastructure as code with Azure Bicep

Summary

If you are also excited about this session, please register here.
I hope to hear from all of you in this session and address the questions that you may have.

Updates

Please, check the meetup homepage as I have been told that the session recording is going to be uploaded soon. Thanks!

Microsoft Ignite 2022 is open for registrations as a Hybrid event!

Hello, my Cloud Marathoner friends!

Are you ready for the Microsoft Ignite 2022?
This is an annual signature event for developer and IT professionals hosted by Microsoft. As usually, there would be many new Microsoft and Azure announcements in this upcoming conference.

How to register for Microsoft Ignite?

The registration for this event is #free. Yes, it is indeed free for digital attendees, and you can do it below:

Ignite 2022

Summary

I hope you will register and book your calendar for this fantastic event, and explore the latest innovations, learn from product experts and partners, level up your skillset, and create connections from around the world.

Azure Back to School with Bicep session

Hello friends,

The Azure Back to School event is still in full swing and I am happy to announce my second session on this great event.

My session #2

This session is focused on new features and capabilities of Azure Bicep’s latest language. But don’t worry if you never used it before as I will have a brief introduction into what it is and where it could help you.

In this demo heavy session, I am planning to demonstrate how it is simple to create, manage a modularized Azure infrastructure-as-code, while using familiar tools.

The #CloudMarathoner community is growing strong

Hello Cloud Marathoner friends,

We – the #cloudmarathoner community started this journey approximately three years ago with few posts and followers. The idea was to help everyone learn about the #cloudcomputing and #free training resources to help #upskill and launch your #cloud career.

The #CloudMarathoner followers on @LinkedIn

We ARE GROWING

Based on your feedback and support our community has grown to 920+ strong members and we are now empowered to reach more people than before.

Thus, I would like to say “HUGE THANK YOU!” to everyone who has followed or #shared the #CloudMarathoner posts and announcements.

Again, this is the beginning of something “GREAT” that we need to carry on by spreading the goodness and power of #knowledge that empowers people.

CONCLUSION

Thank you for stopping by and checking the announcement.
Please, check our architecture and cloud infrastructure as code videos in the #CloudMarathone YouTube channel.

Azure Back to School sessions are coming in September 2022

Hello friends,

This week we are having an official start of the #AzureBacktoSchool event. This is a unique event geared toward upskilling the community with Azure skills during the September month.

What Azure back to School is about?

It is organized by Derek Smith and Dwayne Natwick for #cloudcomunity and you can check the daily schedule here: https://lnkd.in/gPv6RqD2

On the first day of the event, we will have my session featured for everyone who is trying to become a Microsoft Azure Architect, and actively studying for the exams.

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my Upcoming sessions

We have both of our sessions accepted for this great event. Where we will have the following sessions:

September 1 : Getting you ready for Microsoft Azure Architect (AZ-305) exam!

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As you might know, there have been a number of changes in Microsoft Azure Architect exam from the beginning of 2022. And it might be troublesome to get ready for this exam with all the digital distractions around us.

However, in this lightning talk, I will be sharing bits and tips on how to focus on the AZ-305 Designing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions exam objectives and help you to prepare.

I will share both official and community learning resources that will boost your knowledge, and hopefully help you pass this important exam with confidence.
In addition, I will also share tips and tricks on how to be laser focused and fit on the day of exam.

Azure Bicep session details

The next session on September 17th is all about “What is new in Azure Bicep language?”

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The Azure Bicep language brings a new Infrastructure as a Code (IaC) approach to manage your Azure resources in a clean way. We also have a classic ARM JSON template that traditionally is used to define Azure infrastructure resources in a declarative way.

However, it is not easy to author and maintain ARM JSON templates when your project grows in complexity. But, good news is – the Azure Bicep is created to simplify management of your infrastructure while reusing code.

In the demo section of my session, I will introduce new features and capabilities of Azure Bicep. I will demonstrate how it is simple to create, manage a modularized Azure infrastructure-as-code, while using familiar tools.

Conclusion

Thank you for stopping by and checking the announcement.
I will upload those session videos into the #CloudMarathone YouTube channel soon.