If you are interested in what Microsoft have to offer in the way of hybrid cloud and devops then I’m pleased to say that I will be speaking on 27th April in Birmingham at the Microsoft UK IT Roadshow. I will be speaking alongside a great speaker line up including

Gordon McKenna – Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP (12th year!)
Martyn Coupland – DevOps Team Leader and Author
Ryan Boud – Senior Cloud Consultant and Author
Marcus Robinson – Technical Evangelist at Microsoft UK

Between us we will be covering various topics across the day including the following:

  • What's new in Hybrid IT Infrastructure.
  • How you can virtualize your mission critical workloads on-premises with Hyper-V, and in the cloud with Microsoft Azure.
  • New software-defined storage and network architectures that increase storage performance, flexibility and redundancy.
  • The smallest footprint, reduced patching, most cloud-optimized OS performance available: Nano Server.
  • How you can extend datacenter resources by using virtual networking to bridge the gap between your on-premises infrastructure and Microsoft Azure.
  • Single-click deployment of complex, multitier apps across VMs, storage, and networking, available with the new Azure Resource Manager.
  • The cultural challenges, processes, and tools involved with DevOps
  • DevOps practices such as Infrastructure as a Code and continuous delivery and testing in production
  • DevOps techniques that can deliver higher quality software on a shorter timeline and with better compliance

Being primarily a client side guy myself you can expect some client love in the way of Windows 10 and Enterprise Mobility Suite related content from me.

If you are interested it is at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Birmingham on 27th April and is completely free.

Register here