On 27 April 2019, the Global Azure Bootcamp will be held once again with over 200 locations worldwide. This free community-run event aims to get you hands on experience developing and supporting Azure-based solutions while learning from local Azure experts.

Community Run

Sessions will be delivered by local Microsoft MVPs and other Azure experts. Interact, ask questions, get help and learn.

Brought to You By
Auckland Azure User Group
North Shore .Net User Group

Open to Everyone

Entry to this event is totally free and open to anyone with basic to intermediate tech skills wanting to get more Azure experience.


Dev. track needs Visual Studio preferably 2017 v15.6 or above

Two Content Tracks

Whether you're a developer wanting to build solutions on Azure, a practitioner of DevOps or an IT administrator / engineer wanting to learn more about Azure's datacenter capabilities, there will be valuable content for you.


Each 75 minute session will contain a combination of presentations, demos and hands-on labs.

Time Developer Track IT Pro Track
8:30 AM - 8:40 AM
Registration, Welcome, House Keeping

8:40 AM - 9:00 AM
Keynote from David Howden, Head of Cloud @ Umbrellar

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Getting Setup in Azure

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Azure DevOps in Action
William Wang

William will discuss some of the common problems with software development. He will share some design considerations around CI/CD pipeline, and development practice. The session will be finished with a demonstration of Azure DevOps from code commit and deploy all the way to production by going through various of automation testing phases and environments using Infrastructure as Code.

Azure Journey – Walk the walk
Ajay Nabh

Azure is innovating and pioneering information technology, impacting the way we buy, build and use IT services. Is cloud a philosophy, a giant somebody’s computer or an innovation hub? How should we start our journey to the new, innovative and fast-changing universe of the cloud using Cloud Framework, Governance to Migration? Let’s talk!

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Azure DevOps in Action Continued

Azure Stack an extension of Azure
Marcelino Richarte

How does this Hybrid model work – Consistency around portal, pricing, Azure look and feel and technical specs including demo and Q&A.

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Morning tea - interspersed with lab.

11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
Azure Identity
Rory Braybrook

A look at the Azure I&AM landscape and what protocols and technologies are appropriate for different use cases.

Modernise whilst moving solutions to Azure
Buddy Davies

This session is going to look at an example infrastructure solution and the approaches you can take to modernising it when moving to Azure. We will take a quick look at what the equivalent will be when leveraging IaaS in Azure, followed by a preferred scenario of leveraging PaaS in Azure. To wrap up we will take a glance into some of the operational services available to build a complete solution. You will then go and follow a lab to build out the solution just covered. Note: We will be doing this via the portal with no automation – The following session with Daniel will look into how you leverage ARM to streamline your infrastructure deployments.

12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
Lunch, Labs and Ask an Expert

1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Azure Functions - Bindings and Authentication
Dave Theunissen

In this session we take a look at some of the bindings available to you and how you might go about creating your own custom bindings using the binding extensibility framework. We'll then have a go at putting together a simple SPA application that includes authenticating to back end functions via Azure Active Directory and serving up content using the Azure Function SignalR and CosmosDb trigger bindings.

Using Azure Resource Manager Templates to supercharge your Azure Deployments
Daniel Scott-Raynsford

Whether you’re a Developer building applications or an IT Pro building virtual data centres in Azure, at some point you're going to want to use modern Configuration Management practices to build those services. Azure Resource Manager Templates are the powerful declarative Infrastructure as Code system that is baked in to Azure. In this session we'll take a look at what Azure Resource Manager templates are, how to create and edit them and what tricks, tips and tools are available to you to help you become a Configuration Management master in Azure.

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Afternoon tea - interspersed with lab.

3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Exploring Azure Integration Services
Wagner Silveira

On a connected world access to up to date information is critical. With distributed systems, where parts of the information is mastered in different systems, integration plays a critical role in making sure that every system have the correct data at the correct time. But how can you navigate the maze of Integration Services? In this session Wagner Silveira (Azure MVP) will explain who is who on the Azure world when it comes to integration - from API Management to Service Bus, passing through Logic Apps, Event Grid and Functions, they will show you what those services are, how can you use and when you should use it, following by some hands on exercises.

9 ways to completely mess up Security of your Azure Platform
Aben Samuel

A common misconception is that moving to the cloud means your data and your platform is completely secure. DON’T Worry, it is not. In this session, I intent to show you 9 different topics, you shouldn’t do so that you can keep your Microsoft Azure platform remain vulnerable and provide all the surface area required for a large scale attack. Finally something in common to your On-premises platform.

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Wrap-Up & Giveaways


William Wang

Cloud & DevOps Consultant at Revera/CCL
William came from software development background, now specializing in Cloud architecture and DevOps consultancy. William has helped a number of organizations from the cloud adoption and transformatio .. more

Rory Braybrook

I&AM Architect
I work across the Microsoft Identity stack consulting to companies world-wide wrt. moving from legacy systems to the cloud. I help on-premises users with ADFS. Dev. wise, I advise on the MSAL, ADAL an .. more

Dave Theunissen

Cloud & DevOps Consultant @ Fidelity Life Assurance Company
David is a Software Engineer with a focus on leading cloud adoption and DevOps practices. He's been developing systems on the Microsoft .NET stack for almost 10 years, and is passionate about software .. more

Wagner Silveira

Principal Integration (Theta)
Wagner Silveira is the Principal Integration Architect at Theta. Originally from Brazil, where he started his IT career as a class-led instructor of Microsoft products, Wagner came to New Zealand in 2 .. more

Ajay Nabh

Senior Cloud Consultant, Umbrellar
Ajay has an extensive background with over 18 Years in IT ranging from Business Support to IT Solution design and consulting. He has broad experience that extends right across the infrastructure stack .. more

Marcelino Richarte

Cloud Platform Engineer, Azure Stack, Umbrellar
Marcelino is a Professional and an accomplished information technology specialist with extensive background in Microsoft troubleshooting and diagnosing with over 16 years experience overall, ranging f .. more

Buddy Davies

Azure Tech Team Lead @ provoke Solutions
Buddy has historically been involved in traditional Data Center infrastructure before embarking on a transition to focusing on building solutions within Microsoft Azure. He is currently the Azure Infr .. more

Daniel Scott-Raynsford

Manager Release Engineering @ IAG
Daniel is Manager of Release Engineering at IAG and is also a Microsoft MVP in Cloud and Datacenter Management since 2017, specializing in cloud, automation, DevOps and continuous delivery practices. .. more

Aben Samuel

Principal Consultant and Product Manager at Fusion5
As a Cloud consultant for the past 6 years, I have seen the journey and sentiment about moving to the cloud of many customers. It is no longer a 'should we' question, but rather a 'when' question. As .. more




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