In-Depth Training for Developers

Looking for intense developer training to help you take your dev career to a new level? VSLive! Training Seminars take our world-class education on the road to provide in-depth, actionable developer training when and where it's convenient to you. Keep up-to-date on some of the hottest trends in the developer world to drive your career forward. These engaging and high-impact training seminars provide in-depth education and knowledge-share, networking with fellow peers, and one-on-one interaction with a skilled instructor to take what you have learned back to your team.

Who Should Attend?

This Visual Studio Live! workshop is designed for those team members who are building solutions for the Azure Cloud and want to do it right with a good DevOps flow. It is designed for people in technical roles e.g. Software Architects and Developers primarily. It’s for software engineers that consider testing important and who subscribe to the “you build it, your run it” philosophy that includes operations responsibilities.

Virtual Event

2-Day Training Seminar
October 15 - 16, 2020
9:00AM – 5:00PM CDT
Level: Intermediate

It's 2020. How's your DevOps transformation? What about getting rid of all your servers and VMs and moving to serverless computing? Well if you're not there yet, come to this workshop where you'll learn about the why and how of serverless computing and DevOps in the Microsoft Azure cloud.

Starting from nothing to something, Brian will show you how to "File | New" your serverless systems by showing you how to create an Azure Functions environment that is correctly built, tested, deployed, managed, and monitored using the Azure Platform and GitHub.

First, you'll learn how to create your inner workflow as a single developer and get an Azure Functions "app" working with queues, storage, and data persistence. This will cover the latest version of Visual Studio 2019 and Visual Studio Code.

Next, you'll see how using GitHub's version control and issue management features to manage assets and work. You'll then see how to enable CI/CD pipelines using GitHub Actions as well as how to share code using GitHub Package Registry.

Finally, we'll move to operations side and integrate Azure Monitor's Logs, Metrics, Insights and various alerting tools. By the end of the workshop you'll know how to go back to your organization and start both your serverless computing and DevOps transformations.

Products covered include:

  • Azure App Service
  • Azure Functions
  • Azure Storage
  • Azure Service Bus
  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Azure Monitor
  • GitHub (repos, Issues, Actions, and Package Registry)

You will learn:

  • What Serverless is as a concept and in practice using Azure Functions
  • What DevOps is and how you can apply it in your organization with good practices and tools
  • How to piece together a rich set of Azure services to build a modern, Serverless solution

Meet Our Speaker

Brian Randell
Partner, MCW Technologies

Brian A. Randell is a partner with MCW Technologies, LLC. For more than 20 years, he has been building software solutions. He educates teams on Microsoft technologies via writing and training -- both in-person and on demand. He's also a consultant for worldwide companies of all sizes including Fortune 100 companies like Microsoft. Brian is a passionate software craftsman who still enjoys coding as he helps teams to improve their processes from idea to shipping to production management and monitoring. He's currently a Visual Studio MVP and co-author of "Professional Application Lifecycle Management with Visual Studio 2013" from Wrox Publishing. When he's not working, Brian enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. @brianrandell

Top Reasons To Join Us

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 virtually and learn how to make a Modern Serverless System with GitHub and the Azure Cloud.


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 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 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.

Save $150 When You Register by October 2 at Midnight!


  • Extended Early Bird Registration through October 2
  • Standard Registration through October 15
  • 2-Day Hands-On Workshop (Attend Virtually)
  • $1,250
  • $1,400

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.

Why Visual Studio Live!

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Questions or Want to Learn More?
Email Brent Sutton at [email protected].
We look forward to hearing from you!