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8:00am - 4:00pm 480 mins
Cloud Platform Preconference Workshop 1
ConfigMgr and Azure - A Flexible, Powerful and Compelling Combination!
  • Speaker Steven Rachui - Principal Premier Field Engineer, Microsoft Corporation
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ConfigMgr has long been a leader for on-prem management. The ability to integrate ConfigMgr with various services in Azure makes ConfigMgr an even more compelling management solution. In this full day session we will walk through the various ways in which ConfigMgr integrates with Azure. Discussion will include integration with Windows Store for Business, Upgrade Readiness, Cloud Management Gateway, Cloud Distribution Point and more. We will also talk through the requirements and options for hosting ConfigMgr either partially or fully in an Azure environment.

8:00am - 4:00pm 480 mins
Cloud Platform Preconference Workshop 2
Going Serverless Using Azure
  • Speaker Anders Eide - Manager, KPMG
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When using cloud development platforms, you don't have to be a developer to build impressive solutions. In this hands-on workshop, we will dive into some of the serverless and codeless solutions on Azure, as well as how to combine these with other cloud services to achieve your goal.

8:00am - 4:00pm 480 mins
Cloud Platform Preconference Workshop 3
Migrating to Windows 10 - Notes From the Field
  • Speaker Johan Arwidmark - Chief Technology Officer, TrueSec
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Windows 10 now runs on well over 700 million devices in organizations of all sizes – but managing migrations is still tricky business. This all-day workshop delivers a plan for success based real-world experience managing, deploying and upgrading to Windows 10 using Microsoft Development Toolkit and Config Manager. We’ll cover setup and deployment features, and customizations you can make with Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit 10. You’ll learn to build customized rock-solid deployments using tools like Microsoft Deployment Toolkit and System Center Configuration Manager Current Branch. Expect to walk away with a game plan for your successful Windows 10 migration.

8:00am - 4:00pm 480 mins
Data Platform Preconference Workshop 1
From Beginning to Expert SQL Programmer in One Day
  • Speaker Kevin Kline - Principal Program Manager, SentryOne
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What are the most problematic patterns and anti-patterns that trip up SQL Server developers on a daily basis? What sort of SQL and Transact-SQL challenges does every SQL Server developer encounter at some point in their career? This full-day, pre-conference seminar takes a look at the most common and challenging issues that database developers face. Learn how to conquer them in the lab today so that they won’t take you by surprise in the future. Loaded with live demonstrations and useful techniques, this session will teach you how to take your SQL Server queries from the mundane to the masterful. This session will teach you a multitude of tricks and techniques to add to your coding toolkit, so you’ll be able to write T-SQL code that consumes less system CPU, memory and IO, while being easier to maintain and offering faster performance.

8:00am - 4:00pm 480 mins
Data Platform Preconference Workshop 2
Practical Performance Monitoring
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At some point, every DBA struggles with the concepts and implementation of a proper performance monitoring strategy. This all-day session will cover the fundamental techniques and code snippets that will help you get to the bottom of who or what may be causing you problems. At the end of the day, you will feel much more confident that you have the tools and the knowledge to start implementing a performance monitoring strategy that will work best for your environment. All the demos are based on actual code and techniques that anyone can use to obtain these goals. We will also cover the key aspects of the database services structure that you need to be aware of to make the right decisions regarding performance.

8:00am - 4:00pm 480 mins
Developer Platform Preconference Workshop 1
Build Intelligent Applications with A.I. Technologies
  • Speaker Stefano Tempesta - Director, Solution Development, Avanade
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How can an organization optimize its sales channels and product targeting? Can you automate first line of support and improve customer satisfaction? How do I protect my online payment channel from frauds? These and more questions are addressed in this workshop about building smarter business applications that leverage the capability of Artificial Intelligence technologies. This workshop provides attendees with a hands-on practice on Azure Machine Learning, Microsoft Cognitive Services and Bot Framework to build intelligent applications that analyze data and predict better outcomes for business processes and challenges. Topics covered in this workshop are: Introduction to Azure Machine Learning, Cognitive Services and Bot Framework Demand estimation, recommendation and sentiment analysis in Azure ML Financial outcome prediction in Azure ML Biometric security (voice and face recognition) with Cognitive Services Build an interactive chat bot Solve the Rubik’s cube with Deep Learning Toolkit!

8:00am - 4:00pm 480 mins
Developer Platform Preconference Workshop 2
Progressive Web Apps From Beginner to Expert
  • Speaker Chris Love - Progressive Web App Expert, Love2Dev
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Progressive Web Apps are a hot area and have a full compliment of browser and platform support. PWAs are web sites that look and behave like native apps without the hassel of the App Store. This workshop is a structured introduction to the benefits of progressive web applications and how to build web applications that leverage the latest web technologies to create "user experience magic." Progressive web applications generously let you unobtrusively upgrade existing sites without a massive resource investment. The workshop covers how to build a reference e-commerce progressive web application - where you learn how to apply the concepts to your own work or personal web sites. By the end of the day, you will have a firm foundation in the exciting world of progressive web applications and service workers and how they can enhance your business, engage your customers, increase work satisfaction, and improve your productivity.

8:00am - 4:00pm 480 mins
Developer Platform Preconference Workshop 3
Mastering ASP.NET Core, Angular 6 and EF Core
  • Speaker Chander Dhall - Developer Platform Track Chair | CEO, Cazton, Inc.
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Are you building next-generation web apps? Do you want a framework that is faster than Node.js on I/O and computation both? Do you know the best practices while building RESTful APIs? Do you want scalability as well as performance? Everything you need to know about best practices from a beginner to an advanced level will be covered in this workshop (for UI, API and server side). Chander Dhall will share his knowledge and experience of how he's worked with Fortune 500 Companies to scale their systems to more than a billion hits a day with examples in ASP.NET Core. He will also dig deep into Angular 5 or higher, ASP.NET Core, MVC, Web API and Entity Framework Core and other related frameworks like System.js, Webpack, Angular CLI, etc. The workshop will have 10 GitHub repositories for you to download and keep.

12:00pm - 1:00pm 60 mins
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1:00pm - 5:00pm 240 mins
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6:00pm - 8:30pm 150 mins
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