Microsoft Launches 'Inside Azure for IT' Learning Portal
Microsoft on Monday announced the launch of Inside Azure for IT, a new learning site "for cloud professionals of all skill levels."
Inside Azure for IT contains links to so-called "fireside chats" on various Azure topics, aiming "to solve your real-world IT challenges," according to Erin Chapple, Microsoft's corporate vice president for the Azure core infrastructure, in the announcement. The site also has a Microsoft "expert series" that include live public Q&A segments, plus it has links to resources.
A schedule of upcoming Inside Azure for IT Q&A sessions with Microsoft Azure product experts is already published in this Microsoft announcement. Topics so far include:
Meeting participants can post their questions in advance of the Q&A sessions.
The first Inside Azure for IT fireside chat is about SAP and VMware on Azure. It's already published and features Chapple interviewing Julia White, SAP's chief marketing and solutions officer and member of SAP SE's executive board.
This fireside chat is notable because White is a 20-year Microsoft veteran, having previously served as corporate vice president of product marketing for Microsoft Azure. White joined SAP back in January. The talk focused on using Azure to host the SAP S/4HANA enterprise resource planning solution.
The SAP and VMware on Azure talk also included a discussion on on-premises to Azure cloud migrations using the Azure VMware Solution, featuring Mark Lohmeyer, VMware's senior vice president and general manager of cloud services.
Inside Azure for IT sessions, both past ones and those sessions to come, can be found at this Microsoft Channel 9 page.
Kurt Mackie is senior news producer for 1105 Media's Converge360 group.