Cloud Friday Nashville 2018 Sessions


Speaker Title Level Abstract
Bill Zack Azure: What to use When? 200 In IT things are clearly moving from a CapEx to an OpEx model where the focus is shifting from internal data center and hosted applications into the Cloud with its consumption based pricing model. The lure of pay-as-you go pricing is attractive; but it does carry with it some risk. If you choose the wrong applications to move into the cloud it could wind up costing you more than running them locally or at a hosting provider. It also requires increased discipline related to allocation and de-allocation of Cloud resources.

In the presentation, we start off with a discussion of these considerations, and then explore the features supported by Microsoft Azure.

The presentation includes an architectural overview of the Azure platform, its features and services. Since Azure is a very broad offering, we focus on the question of what the Azure Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) features are, and when they should be used to solve specific business and technical problems.

-What is Azure?
-Why adopt it?
-Azure Resource Management
-Compute Options
-Azure Storage
-Business Continuity (Backup and Disaster Recovery)
-Virtual Desktop
-IoT & Analytics
-The Future of Azure

Dean Gross Identity and Access Management – What it is and Why you need it. 100 This presentation will discuss the various tools that are include in the Premium versions of Azure Active Directory (AD). I will explain how you can
1. Connect your on-premises identities to the cloud to make it easy for your users.
2. Provide secure access to thousands of different apps
3. Stop people from using apps without the companies’ knowledge
4. Simplify working with partners
5. Decrease IT operational costs
Kelly Jones How Atrium Health Implemented and Governs Office 365 100 Atrium Health (formerly Carolinas HealthCare System) is one of the largest non-profit healthcare systems in the US, with over 60,000 employees.  In the last five years, Atrium has upgraded Exchange and SharePoint to Office 365, which has introduced changes for both end users and the IT department.  This session will cover the upgrade / migration, how governance changed, and what operational changes have occurred along the way.  Attendees will walk away from this session with both specific governance tactics they can implement, as well as, the reasoning behind them.
Max Fritz Credential Theft: What you don’t know WILL hurt you 200 How do attackers compromise credentials? What happens when an attacker compromises credentials? How can you protect your environment? These are all questions you need to be asking if your organization is utilizing the cloud. Come learn from two cloud identity security experts on what exactly you need to know. We’ll start by showing the most common attack vectors for credential theft, and demonstrate just how easy it is to steal credentials. Then we’ll demonstrate how attackers can use a single account to spread and entrench themselves in your environment. Most importantly, we’ll show how you can detect, protect, and react to these threats and vulnerabilities in the cloud. Using tools as simple as Azure AD reporting to as complicated as Cloud App Security, you’ll walk away with the knowledge to prevent these threats.
Melissa Hubbard Strategizing Microsoft Teams User Adoption and Governance 100 Microsoft Teams is the new chat based collaboration tool which provides teammates within an organization a one stop shop to share and access content and tools as well as create and hold meetings. Teams drives productivity and engagement by combining functionality of Microsoft Groups, SharePoint, OneDrive, Outlook, Skype for Business, and other services all in one location.
Are you or your customers thinking about rolling out Microsoft Teams? Are you questioning how to drive user adoption as well as govern content and access?This session will discuss:
– Teams functionality and components
– Change management and user adoption
– Governance
Sandy Ussia Microsoft Flow Jumpstart 100 Flow is Microsoft’s platform for building processes that connect to your data and allow people to do their work more efficiently and effectively. It’s the successor to SharePoint Designer workflows.
This session is designed for someone with little or no experience with Microsoft Flow. If you would like to learn what Flow is all about and if it can help you in your work, then this session is for you!
We’ll look at the essential concepts of Microsoft Flow, including basic data connections, triggers, and actions. Although Flow connects to around 200 different services, we’ll be focusing on SharePoint functionality, both online and on-premises. I’ll also provide general Flow usage tips and some ways to increase your knowledge after the session.
Scott Edwards Security and Compliance in SharePoint/Office 365: The Four Microsoft Products You Need in Your Arsenal 200 For modern organizations, the most common chasm between security plans/plans of action and an actual compliant IT ecosystem is product management and configuration. National compliance speaker and cloud pro, Scott Edwards, will provide a breakdown of where the world of compliance is heading (GDPR, FAR, ITAR, etc) and help make sense of Microsoft Office 365 security features and how they integrate with various Cloud environments (namely SharePoint). Topics and areas to be covered:

Security and compliance issues in 2018
Compliance model
Breakdown of Office 365 security product offerings
Roadmap review and Q&A

Sean Gannon Cloud Migration Strategies: moving an on premises application to the cloud 100 With cloud service offerings expanding, it is important to identify and plan a migration strategy when porting an existing on premises application to the cloud. This session outlines the common application migration strategies organizations should consider when planning migrations.  Each strategy outlined can apply to different scenarios which are dependent on the organizations application architecture, resources, and long term goals of the application.
Theresa Eller Finding the Unknown with Power BI 200 Do you remember solving for x in math class and wondering when you’ll ever use this? Today the modern workplace is full of mandated training and required reading. While it’s easy to report who has completed the requirements, how do you find the unknown…those who haven’t? In this session, we will explore how Power BI can analyze data to find the unknown, reduce human error, and provide fresh results when you need them. We will also see how multiple data sources, such as SharePoint lists, Excel files, and SQL tables, can be combined in Power BI to identify the unknown.
Timothy Warner Azure Networking Deep Dive 400 Azure software-defined networking (SDN) is challenging for many IT pros because intelligently implementing Azure networking requires pre-existing knowledge of Ethernet, the TCP/IP protocol suite, and routed, switched internetworking. In this session Tim will present all the Azure networking components, fully describing them and placing them in practical context. You will leave this session with a much clearer picture of how you can best implement networking for your valuable resources in Azure.
Timothy Warner Azure Cost Management – Tips, Tricks, and Practical Strategies 200 Although Microsoft provides cost management tools, they aren’t always easy to find or understand. In this session Tim shares not only how to locate and use these tools, but also shares practical tips and tricks for maximizing the value returned for each dollar you spend in Azure.