Author Archives: CloudyInNashville

About CloudyInNashville

I am a Cloud Architect and Consultant. Over several years I have been working with companies to help them design and build .NET based applications for public and private clouds. My focus is the Cloud, Public Clouds and Microsoft's Windows Azure Cloud platform in particular.

Azure Platform Technical Overview in Nashville

We had an excellent turnout for the May 17th meeting of the Nashville Microsoft Azure Users Group, a group that I have been leading for nearly five years. We started this group with four members in 2013 and it now … Continue reading

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Recipe for a Successful (Azure) User Group [Updated]

Back in 2015 I wrote this blog post based on over 15 years of experience running user groups. Time does not stand still and things have changed a little since then, however the basic ideas are still valid. Here is … Continue reading

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The Nashvill 2018 Global Azure Bootcamp is History

On Saturday April 21st we held the Nashville Edition of the 2018 Global Azure Bootcamp. The event was held at Microsoft in Nashville and we had approximately 60 attendees. As you can see from the agenda (above) we had 17 … Continue reading

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Is Azure Adoption “Too Easy”?

Those of you who know me know that I have been focusing on the adoption of Microsoft Azure since before it was actually called Azure (Circa 2008) when I originally stumbled upon it while working as an Architect for Microsoft. … Continue reading

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Azure 2018 Global Bootcamp Event in Nashville

>>>> EVENT UPDATE  <<<< We are looking forward to a great Bootcamp event this Saturday. There have been some recent Agenda changes. (See below.) Please arrive on time as Microsoft has informed us that the elevator will be locked on … Continue reading

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Azure: What to use When?

On August 17, 2017 I presented on the topic of Azure: What to use When? To the Nashville Microsoft Azure Users Group. For those of you who know me you know that I founded this group four years ago with … Continue reading

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What is your Azure Maturity Level?

Figure 1 – The Azure Maturity Model The Azure Maturity Model is based on the Cloud Maturity Model developed by the Open Data Center Alliance. Its purpose is to help you determine where you stand in your ability to adopt … Continue reading

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