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March 2015 Meetup

The March 2015 COCCUG meeting will be on Monday, March 9th from 6pm – 8pm at Improving Enterprises (One Easton Oval, Suite 175, Columbus, OH 43219). This month we welcome Michael Collier to provide an introductory look at a cloud solution for managing APIs.

We’re also looking for a few good lightning talks for this meetup, or future meetups. If you want to speak, please contact Michael Collier or reach out via Twitter.

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Introduction to Azure API Management

Abstract: Building APIs is fun!  The APIs we build can light up an unknown number of devices and services.  Before we can light up those scenarios, there often needs to be some guidance and management features put in place.  Aspects like developer-level documentation, pricing tiers, security, and usage analytics are often vital to an API.  Sure, we could build all those features from scratch – but why?  In this session we’ll dive into several such features, and more, that are available with Azure API Management.

Bio: Michael currently a Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft, where he engages deeply with select accounts to help them best utilize Azure’s features. Michael is a former five-time Azure MVP and most recently served as a Principal Cloud Architect with Aditi Technologies. Michael has over 13 years of experience with various consulting and technology firms where he was instrumental in leading and developing solutions for a wide range of clients. He has a vast amount of experience in helping companies determine the best strategy for adopting cloud computing, and providing the insight and hands-on experience to ensure they are successful. Michael is also a respected technology community leader, and is often found sharing his Microsoft Azure insights and experiences at regional and national conferences. Follow Michael’s experiences with Azure on his blog at and on Twitter at @MichaelCollier(

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