Welcome to the Microsoft Azure Course 2022-2023!

ProServeIT Academy 2022-2023 will have two semesters. Semester 1 runs from July to December 2022. Semester 2 runs from January to June 2023.

The first semester of our Azure Course for 2022-2023 is comprised of 4 classes:

Class 01: Plan Your Azure Environment with the Cloud Adoption Framework

Class 02: Migrating to the Cloud with Azure

Class 03: Azure Management with Azure Arc

Class 04: Desktop Experiences: Azure Virtual Desktop & Windows 365

These classes are designed for IT leaders and IT professionals. These live classes will be delivered virtually on Wednesdays from 2pm to 3pm. For the specific dates, please see below.

What You'll Learn

☁️ Class 01: Planning Your Azure Environment with the Cloud Adoption Framework

There’s an adage that goes, “measure twice, cut once” when talking about building and construction. The same principle applies to planning your Azure cloud environment. By building a solid foundation, you can structure it to easily support your business in the future. 

In this class, we’ll explore: 

  • The importance of landing zones 
  • Operational best practices 
  • Governance considerations and principles 

Learn how you can use the cloud adoption framework to create an Azure foundation that will meet all your identity, security, and networking requirements. Remember, it’s easier to renovate an empty house than one with furniture. 

When: Wednesday, September 14th, 2022
Duration: 2:00PM - 3:00PM ET (1 hr)
Course Delivered: Online

⚙️ Class 02: Migrating to the Cloud with Azure

This class will help you to complete your first migration to Azure and ensure that your critical business operations continue to run during the process. 

In this class, we’ll discuss: 

  • Leveraging Azure tools 
  • The migration process 
  • Testing and validating the Azure experience 

Join Bill to start your Azure migration journey on a solid footing. 

When: Wednesday, October 5th, 2022
Duration: 2:00PM - 3:00PM ET (1 hr)
Course Delivered: Online

🗄️ Class 03: Azure Management with Azure Arc

Microsoft’s Azure Arc is an inexpensive way to manage all your hybrid and multi-cloud environments no matter where they reside.  

In this class, we’ll discuss: 

  • How Azure Arc can help you build applications and services to run across data centres and in multi-cloud environments 
  • How Azure Arc can help you manage a consistent operations and security model 
  • How you can use the latest cloud innovations to manage your data workloads 

Join Bill to learn how your organization can free up time from day-to-day activities and focus on value-add and strategic projects. 

When: Wednesday, November 2nd, 2022
Duration: 2:00PM - 3:00PM ET (1 hr)
Course Delivered: Online

🖥️ Class 04: Desktop Experiences: Azure Virtual Desktop & Windows 365

With hybrid work, remote work, and the use of employees’ personal devices commonplace for many businesses, achieving a consistent online desktop experience can be a challenge.  

In this class, we’ll explore how Azure Virtual Desktop and Windows 365 can provide great user performance experiences while safeguarding your organization’s intellectual property and confidential data. 

We’ll delve into use cases for both scenarios so you can decide if you would like to use one or both in your organization. 

When: Wednesday, December 7th, 2022
Duration: 2:00PM - 3:00PM ET (1 hr)
Course Delivered: Online

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About the Instructor

Bill Kastner

Azure Solutions Architect, ProServeIT

 

With over 25 years in the IT industry, Bill Kastner has been with ProServeIT for the past 5 years. In addition to his knowledge of Office 365 and various other Cloud technologies, Bill's principle area of focus is Microsoft Azure. As Bill explains, Azure is like the Swiss Army Knife of toolsets and products, and Bill enjoys the opportunity to provide customer education on the versatility and diversity of Azure. When he isn't at work, Bill's an avid reader whose tastes run to the distant past (historical fiction) or distant future (science fiction) genres.

Where does the Microsoft Azure Course Fit within Your Technology Strategy?

This Azure course is for the "Infrastructure" room of your Technology House (see image).

Infrastructure is what we would think of as “traditional IT”. While its role in being strategic has been diminished, it doesn’t mean it’s not important.

Microsoft Azure is definitely one of the best Cloud platforms for business. Explore Azure with Bill throughout this semester to evaluate it for your organization.

To learn more about each room of The House, have a look at our blog, The CEO’s Technology Strategy Framework.

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