As a team who (used to) regularly speak at conferences or while creating engaging online technical content for various platforms – we thought we’d try something a little different. Talking with folks online to collect their feedback and taking stock of what the rest of the technical event space has been doing over the last year – let's all acknowledge one thing: there is room for improvement.
As a team - We’re going to try to do something about it. I’m here to share what we’re planning and how you can get involved and participate. It’s a little moment in time we’re calling “IT Ops Talks: All Things Hybrid”. You might have seen the team tease some stuff out about it recently, well now it’s time for the full deal – or at least as much as we want to share with you today. ;)
I thought I would kick off a series of posts about why we are doing this and how the event will take place. In this post, I’m going to have a look at what we’ve heard over the last while regarding online events and what we’re trying to do.
First off - the topic. “All About Hybrid”. Microsoft has been building out a broad platform in the hyperscale public cloud space that any workload can thrive on. I’ve been talking about Microsoft Azure from an IT Pro / Operations perspective for over 9 years and watched it evolve to meet different customers' needs. But I started to think about what part is often overlooked with most “cloud projects”? As a team, we started to poke around and ask folks in the community: What’s missing? what resources aren’t there right now? What we’ve come back with is “it depends”. Most cloud projects or cloud strategies would benefit from enabling Hybrid planning and how you can use them to solve problems you have on-premises today. Most times, folks just think hybrid is about establishing a secure link to your cloud provider and then poof you are done. There is so much demand for resources about hybrid capabilities we decided to shine a light on it. We’re focusing the discussion to talk about all things hybrid to make your on-prem world better.
As for the specifics on what we’re going that’s different than any other online event? Does any of this resonate with you?
This is a lot to unpack, so let me do my best at answering most of these.
I hope this covered the WHY we’re doing this and the WHAT with regards to how we are approaching this. We’ve got a lot of balls in the air right now with regards to getting this all nailed down and ready to go. You might have guessed from the teasers leading up to this – the MAIN EVENT will be taking place on February 2nd.
What can you do right now? Well, I would normally say “go register” but that doesn’t work for this event. How about you SHARE this blog post out and talk about it with us here in the comments. Is this something you have been waiting for? Are we way off base or completely missed something? Anything in particular you would like to see?
I’ll have more details to share next week about the topics we’re covering and pre-recording for the main event.
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