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Who Should Attend?

This Developing Modern Web Apps with Azure hands-on workshop was for those involved or interested in using the Microsoft application development platform. For example, people in technical roles e.g. IS/IT Management, Programmer/Developer, Database Admin/Developer, Systems Engineer, Architect, and Technical Managers.

Two-Day Hands-On Workshop: Developing Modern Web Apps with Azure
January 23 & 24, 2020
9:00AM – 5:00PM
Level: Introductory to Intermediate

Modern web apps typically consist of web front-ends, web APIs and background jobs, and these all need to be secured with modern identity protocols. These modern web apps typically store data in multiple data platforms including relational databases like SQL Server, NoSql JSON document databases, and files. And we ultimately want to provide great experiences and solutions that our users love to use.
Microsoft Azure enables these modern web apps by providing lots of data centers around the world, a huge collection of services that enable robust capabilities in your web apps, and a developer-friendly environment that makes it easy for you to create, deploy and manage your web apps.

In this 2-day hands-on workshop, attendees walked through building a modern web app using platform as a service (PaaS), software as a service (SaaS), serverless capabilities, containers, and microservices architectures in Azure. They learned how to do background processing without needing to manage servers and virtual machines. Attendees learned how to build and manage robust APIs. Throughout the development of the application, Eric showed how to provision services and deploy in Azure, and attendees learned to think about DevOps early on using tools like Azure DevOps and Azure Resource Management.

Next, they enabled modern identity in our application using OpenId Connect and OAuth 2.0 with Azure Active Directory. We explored both the enterprise scenarios using AAD B2B, and also considered the consumer scenarios using AAD B2C. In addition to getting information about a user via security claims, attendees learned how to interrogate the Azure Active Directory Graph API to get additional information. In addition to Azure Active Directory, they explored alternatives like IdentityServer.
Then, attendees integrated data into their application using various data services like Azure SQL Database, Storage and Cosmos DB.

Lastly, attendees optimized user experience, performance and availability by using application-level caching, edge routing using Azure Traffic Manager, and edge caching using Azure CDN. And they explored security and disaster recovery in Azure.

Before concluding, they also considered adding further capabilities including search and AI using services like Azure Search, Cognitive Services and Azure Bot Service.

Attendees learned:

  • How to get started with Azure
  • Modernizing Monolithic applications with Microservices
  • Choosing the right Azure data service for your data
  • How to use Azure SQL DB, Azure Storage, and Cosmos DB for your data
  • Running web apps in Azure App Service, Azure Functions and Azure Kubernetes Services (AKS)
  • Designing great RESTful Web APIs and operationalizing your APIs in Azure
  • Securing your applications and APIs with modern identity protocols
  • Adopting great DevOps practices for version control, build and release management
  • Monitoring and gaining insights into your application health and your user's behaviors
  • Integrating other systems and applications with workflows in Azure Logic Apps
  • Adding WOW factor with Azure Search, Cognitive Services, and Azure Bot Service
  • Securing the Azure environment with RBAC, Azure Security Center, and Azure Key Vault
  • How to achieve high-availability and scalability

Meet Our Speaker

Eric D. Boyd
Founder and CEO of responsiveX

Eric D. Boyd is the founder and CEO of responsiveX, a Microsoft Azure MVP, a Microsoft Regional Director, a regular conference speaker, and the co-author of "Step-by-Step Azure SQL Database" from Microsoft Press. He is so passionate about cloud, mobile, and modern applications that he founded responsiveX, a technology company that helps customers deliver great web, mobile, and enterprise apps using the cloud and Azure. Eric launched his technology career almost two decades ago with a web development startup and has served in multiple roles since including developer, consultant, technology executive, and business owner. You can find Eric blogging at and on Twitter at

Virtual Classroom Was Available!

For those that couldn't to the VSLive! Training Seminar in Dallas, they joined this class via our Virtual Classroom. Learn More

VSLive! partnered with MicroTek Dallas to offer a virtual classroom opportunity to our attendees. The Virtual Training Room enables remote attendees to experience the benefits of instructor-led training without having to travel. Remote participants experience the same collaboration, instructor interaction, and learning benefits as those who are physically in the classroom. VSLive!'s Virtual Training Room technology allows all students to:

  • See and hear everything that is taking place in the live classroom
  • Raise their hands and ask questions
  • View and interact with course content (presentations, videos, code, and more)
  • Experience real-time collaboration

Virtual Classroom Requirements
All remote users need to participate in a Virtual Training Room event is a computer with camera, wired Internet connection, speakers, and a microphone -- it's that easy.

Top Reasons To Join Us at a Training Seminar

In-Depth Training.

If you are a developer, engineer, programmer, architect, or industry professional looking for training, VSLive! Training Seminars provide focused in-depth training with one of the top experts in the field. Attend one or both days, in-person or virtually, and learn how to build a modern web app using platform as a service (PaaS), software as a service (SaaS), serverless capabilities, containers, and microservices architectures in Azure.


With small classes and an expert instructor, the intimate setting of these training courses allows for networking with your peers to learn from their experiences, problem-solve and brings solutions back to your office.

Get the Most Out of Your Time.

If you don't have time for a full 4, 5, or 6-day conference, look no further. VSLive! Training Seminars provide in-depth, actionable training in a one or two-day format to fit in with your busy schedule.

Looking For More? If you are interested in more developer training offerings, check out and to explore the events, sessions, workshops and hands-on training options we offer.

Event Details

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The facility name you are looking for is Dallas MicroTek Center

Dallas MicroTek Center
5430 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy #300
Dallas, TX 75240

Attendees can park in the West Parking Lot for free with validated ticket. The West Parking Lot (off Harvest Hill Road) is located behind Tower 3, Lincoln Centre Three.

Guests can validate their parking ticket at the front desk of the MicroTek suite.

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VSLive! has partnered with MicroTek Dallas to offer you discounted pricing at three hotels close to the training center.

Hilton Dallas Lincoln Centre
5410 Lyndon B Johnson Freeway
Dallas, Texas 75240

Reserve your room online or call 972-934-8400 and request the MicroTek rate.

Sheraton Dallas by the Galleria
4801 Lyndon B Johnson Freeway
Farmers Branch, Texas 75244

Reserve your room by calling 800-325-3535 and request the MicroTek rate.

DoubleTree Dallas
4099 Valley View Lane
Farmers Branch, Texas 75244

Reserve your room online or call 972-385-9000 and request the MicroTek rate.

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