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Developing Modern Web Apps with Azure
Tuesday, September 17 & Wednesday, September 18, 2019
9:00AM – 5:00PM
Level: 400-level Deep Dive

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 workshop, you will walk 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. You will learn how to do background processing without needing to manage servers and virtual machines. And you will learn how to build and manage robust APIs. Throughout the development of the application, we will provision services and deploy in Azure, and you will learn to think about DevOps early on using tools like Azure DevOps and Azure Resource Management.

Next, we will enable modern identity in our application using OpenId Connect and OAuth 2.0 with Azure Active Directory. We will explore both the enterprise scenarios using AAD B2B, and we will also consider the consumer scenarios using AAD B2C. In addition to getting information about a user via security claims, you will learn how to interrogate the Azure Active Directory Graph API to get additional information. In addition to Azure Active Directory, we will explore alternatives like IdentityServer.

Then, we will integrate data into our application using various data services like Azure SQL Database, Storage and Cosmos DB.

Lastly, we will optimize user experience, performance and availability by using application-level caching, edge routing using Azure Traffic Manager, and edge caching using Azure CDN. And we will explore security and disaster recovery in Azure.

Before we conclude, we will also consider adding further capabilities including search and AI using services like Azure Search, Cognitive Services and Azure Bot Service.

If you are building web applications, you will not want to miss this 2-day workshop.

You will learn:

  • 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 & CEO, 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 Available!

Can't travel to the VSLive! Training Seminar in Atlanta? You can join this class via our Virtual Classroom. Learn More

VSLive! has partnered with MicroTek Atlanta 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.

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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 in-person or virtually, and learn how to Develop Modern Web Apps with 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.

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  • Standard Registration through September 17
  • 2-Day Package (In-person or Virtual)
  • $1,340

If attending in-person, a continental breakfast, hot catered lunch, and breaks will be provided as part of your VSLive! registration.

Discounts are available for alumni, government employees and educators. For more information, contact us at [email protected], or 949.296.9840.

Part of a team of 3 or more? Contact us at [email protected], or 949.296.9840 for more information and pricing.

You may substitute one person in your place by contacting [email protected] at least five business days prior to the event. If you must cancel all or part of your registration, your refund request must be sent no later than 20 business days prior. Your fee will be returned, less a $250 cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued within 20 days of the event.

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MicroTek - Atlanta
1000 Abernathy Road NE, Building 400, Suite 194
Atlanta, Georgia 30328


Five levels of complimentary parking are available in the cream-colored building behind Building 400. Note: GPS systems will not get you to the parking deck, it will put you on the freeway. Don't park in visitor 1-hour parking or specially designated reserved spots.

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VSLive! has partnered with MicroTek Atlanta to offer you discounted pricing at the Homewood Suites Atlanta close to the training center.

Homewood Suites Atlanta
915 Crestline Parkway
Atlanta, Georgia 30328

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