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August 2015 Meetup

The August 2015 COCCUG meeting will be on Monday, August 10th from 6pm – 8pm at Improving Enterprises (One Easton Oval, Suite 175, Columbus, OH 43219). This month we welcome Microsoft’s Michael Collier to share guidance using Auzre resource groups and Azure Resource Manager.

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.

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Field Guide to Azure Resource Groups

Abstract:Keeping track of all the various resources used by a solution is a daunting task. Not to mention how to control access or enable a consistent, easily repeatable deployment process. This session will help you understand the benefits using Azure Resource Groups. You will learn how to use Azure Resource Manager to perform desired-state deployment of your applications into Azure. In this session you will learn how to use role-based access control (RBAC) to provide limited access to Azure Active Directory users and groups for administering applications deployed into Azure. You will learn best practices in the use of resource groups based on real-world experience. We will dive deep into creating resources and manipulating the Azure Resource Manager templates. In the end, you will be able to unlock new, powerful ways to manage your Azure resources. The session covers the use of resource groups in both the Azure Preview Portal and Azure PowerShell.

Bio:Michael is 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. Michael is also the co-author of a recently published book on Microsoft Azure entitled Microsoft Azure Essentials: Fundamentals of Azure. Follow Michael’s experiences with Azure on his blog at and on Twitter at @MichaelCollier.

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