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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Posted on LinkedIn Platform

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.

Interview with the DynamicsSmartz

Hello Cloud Marathoner friends,

I had a great interaction with Kerry, Head of Marketing at DynamicsSmartz few weeks ago. I was offered to share my technical insights into some of the Microsoft technologies and interesting trends in the Cloud and Security areas. As a Microsoft MVP in Azure, I was really excited to share my take on Cloud Security and Governance topics using this Platfrom.

what is Microsoft Dynamics Influencer Insights?

This program provides a look at what Industry Experts and Influencers have to say about the partner benefits of pursuing Digital Transformation. It is also important to note that Microsoft MVPs are usually providing the technical insights freely for the community benefit.

Insights on Cloud Security and Governance

There are multiple questions on Microsoft tech trends and opportunities that have been addressed in my interview. In addition, I also shared my success mantra that you could check it here.

Microsoft Dynamics Influencer insights with Elkhan Yusubov
Cloud Manager and Author, Elkhan Yusubov’s take on Cloud Security and Governance

Updated Publication

Today, on August 30th, I have been informed by DynamicsSmartz that my interview has been featured on “The Microsoft Partner Daily” publication. Thank you Kerry for notifying me and great job that you are doing.

Shared url of this publication

Conclusion

Please, let me know your take on my shared tech insights, and what would be the question you want to ask. As usual, please connect with me on @LinkedIn or @Twitter.

Presenting at GIRA ONLINE SPEAKERS LATAM 2022 on Azure Bicep tips and tricks

Hello Cloud Marathoners,

This week, I am presenting at GIRA ONLINE SPEAKERS LATAM 2022 event.
It is one of the largest technology events that is made available to all of Latin America and Microsoft communities.

Please, check the following LinkedIn post where I made announcements about this session.

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My session is focused on a brief introduction to IaC with Azure Bicep and Productivity tips for setting your infrastructure-as-code on your VS Code environment.

recorded session:

The Azure Bicep – Productivity tips session has been published on YouTube channel.

Please, check it out and let me know your feedback.

Thank you for following the #CloudMarathner journey!

Our blog is climbing up on the ranking of TOP 100 Azure Best Blogs

Hello Cloud Marathoner!

Thank you for stopping by to read about this exciting development!
Due to your continued interest and ongoing contributions to our blog, we are now placed as 16th best Azure blog.

Below is the screenshot from the Blog FeedSpot:

Our blogs standing in 100 Azure Best Blogs site

what are the Neighbouring blogs?

Currently, we have the following blogs as our upper and lower neighbors in the Top 100 Best Microsoft Azure Blogs.

The upper neighbor is an Azure Podcast and we have Azure Greg as the next neighbor. Both of them, the blog and podcast are good sources of information created free of charge for the #community by individual members.

What is next?

Well, please be on a lookout to find more Microsoft announcements, training opportunities and information about Cloud events in my upcoming posts. Namely, we will cover LATAM 2022 , Infrastructure as code updates in Azure, Azure Bicep, Security and Microsoft Ignite in the next 3 months.

Hope to hear back from you soon.
And THANK YOU for continued interest in the #CloudMarathoner blog posts!

Welcoming the Microsoft Cloud for Sovereignty

Hello friends!

Hope you all had a chance to attend the Microsoft Inspire 2022, Day – 1 today!

It started with a number of announcements from Satya Nadella – the CEO and executive chairman of Microsoft. There are a number of new announcements for partner organizations.

Day 1 Notes

The general theme of event was around innovation and power of Microsoft Azure that empowers organizations and communities to do more with less using Microsoft Azure echo system products with partner solutions.

It was announced that Microsoft has more than 400,000 partners who employ more than 22 million people around the world. Partner programs reflect a commitment to shared success. And the theme of event continued to be “Together with our partners, we can achieve more.”

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Microsoft Cloud for Sovereignty

One of the notable announcements of the vent is “Microsoft Cloud for Sovereignty”. It is a new solution that will enable public sector customers to build and digitally transform workloads in the Microsoft Cloud while meeting their compliance, security and policy requirements.

It arrives with the following differentiator features:
✔️ Data residency
✔️ Sovereign controls
✔️ Sovereign Landing Zone
✔️ Governance and transparency
✔️ Expertise

Check the detailed and official blog post on Microsoft’s blog 👉  https://lnkd.in/eFZU4acz.

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Microsoft Inspire 2022

Hello Cloud Marathoners,

It is summertime and naturally we all want to enjoy it, right?
Microsoft is scheduled to hold its annual signature event for partners – called Microsoft Inspire in few weeks.

What is Microsoft Inspire?

It is a conference held annually by Microsoft Corporation for its partner organizations and community around the globe. At Microsoft Inspire, partners learn about the Microsoft’s technology announcements for the upcoming year and experience the latest product innovations while learning new skills and techniques.

Microsoft Inspire 2022 registration

Usually, it starts with a keynote from Satya Nadella – a Microsoft CEO and Board Director, followed by other Microsoft executives, featured speakers, business-track specific offerings, and hundreds of sessions.

How to Register?

This year, the Microsoft Inspire will be a virtual event and #free.
Thank you, Microsoft, for opening this event for every organization and people!

Please use the link below to register and don’t forget to pick/book your sessions from Schedule once your registration is completed.

📌 Register for #FREE 👉 https://lnkd.in/e6Ksnd6T
📅 July 19-20, 2022

Hope you will all join and enjoy this event!