Webinar gratuit: Colaborarea la locul de muncă cu Office 365 (partea 1 / 3)

Webinar gratuit: Colaborarea la locul de muncă cu Office 365 (partea 1 / 3)

31 October 2017, 15:00 – 15:45

Acest webinar se adresează atât persoanelor tehnice cât și non-tehnice. Indiferent dacă sunteți specialist IT cu experiență sau începător, în acest webinar veți găsiți toate informațiile de care aveți nevoie pentru a eficientiza colaborarea în cadrul echipelor sau a departamentelor.

Despre webinar

Acest webinar este primul dintr-o serie de trei webinarii pe tema Microsoft 365. Pe parcusul acestor webinarii veți decoperi modul în care se face configurarea și ce facilități de securitate și colaborare aduce pachetul Office 365.

Colaboarea la locul de muncă, sau lucrul în echipă în timp real

În acest webinar veți vedea cum se poate eficientiza colaborarea în cadrul echipelor, folosind uneltele disponibile în pachetul Office 365.

Mai concret, veți vedea cum se pot crea grupuri corespunzatoare proiectelor în care angajații sunt implicati și cum în aceste grupuri se pot partaja fișiere, minute de ședințe sau task-uri folosind Microsoft Teams, respectiv cum se pot organiza conferinte voce sau video cu participanti din exteriorul organizatiei folosing Skype For Business.

La finalul webinarului veți știi să colaborați cum vă doriți în cadrul companiei Dvs. și cum să gestionați modificările din documentele partajate, indiferent dacă lucrați offline, online sau simultan cu alte persoane.

În următoarele webinarii vom discuta despre sfaturi, stratageme și bune practici de configurare și securitate în Office 365.

Office-ul pe care îl știți + uneltele care vă ajută să lucrați mai bine în echipă.

Despre trainer

Liviu Pascu
Liviu Pascu este Technical Account Manager în Avaelgo, cu o experiență tehnică de peste 19 ani.
Webinar: Moving solutions to the Cloud (Microsoft Azure) with “Lift and Shift”

Webinar: Moving solutions to the Cloud (Microsoft Azure) with “Lift and Shift”

Registration is now closed. Thank you all for participating and making it such a great event!

27 Septembrie 2017, ora 15:00 – 15:45

This webinar is designed for business unit managers, business managers, IT sysadmins, IT engineers and IT managers who want to:

eliminate the unexpected downtime and poor performance of your business critical software solution

optimize IT costs, pay for what you use

allow your IT infrastructure and solution to scale, in order to face growing and unexpected demand from your users

 

About the webinar

In this webinar we will discuss in business terms first and technical terms second, how you can improve your overall experience with your business critical IT or solutions, having more peace of mind that it works when it should, and it works as expected, and in the case of unpredicted failures you are able to restore your data very fast.

About the trainer

Mihai Tataran
Mihai Tătăran is the General Manager of Avaelgo, and a Microsoft MVP on Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Azure Insider, and Microsoft Certified Professional. Mihai has been teaching Microsoft technologies courses to software companies in Romania and abroad, being invited by Microsoft Romania to deliver many such trainings for their customers.
Webinar: Dev/Test or Continuous Deployment automation with Microsoft Azure

Webinar: Dev/Test or Continuous Deployment automation with Microsoft Azure

Registration is now closed. Thank you all for participating and making it such a great event!

26 Septembrie 2017, ora 15:00 – 15:45

This webinar is designed for software programmers, testers, project managers, team leaders, department or IT managers who want to:

increase your release velocity

reduce your IT cost for Dev/Test environments

About the webinar

Join the Dev/Test or Continuous Deployment automation with Microsoft Azure webinar to see how you can improve the development process by allowing the Software Development / QA team to create their own Development, Testing, Staging environments, instead of the IT department doing it.

Also, you will understand how the cost can be dramatically reduced, and also kept under control with the help of the IT department.

To make it all easy to follow and understand, we will also include a “how-to” demo.

About the trainer

Mihai Tataran
Mihai Tătăran is the General Manager of Avaelgo, and a Microsoft MVP on Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Azure Insider, and Microsoft Certified Professional. Mihai has been teaching Microsoft technologies courses to software companies in Romania and abroad, being invited by Microsoft Romania to deliver many such trainings for their customers.
Workshop: T-8 months. Ready or not, GDPR is coming

Workshop: T-8 months. Ready or not, GDPR is coming

Registration is now closed. Thank you all for participating and making it such a great event!

27 Septembrie 2017, ora 10:00 – 12:30

Magazin Central Building, 3rd floor, access from the Cotita Street (ex Tutunului), next to Carrefour, Cluj Napoca

The workshop is free of charge for everyone interested in the event, based on prior registration until Friday, September 15th at 4 PM.

About the workshop

ARIES Transilvania and Avaelgo are pleased to announce a free GPDR workshop for all ARIES members.

Whether or not you’re familiar with GDPR, the new EU directive on General Data Protection Regulation is due to come into effect in May 2018, which leaves very little time for any last-minute actions. Attend this GDPR workshop for a quick overview of what GDPR means for you and to discover how to better protect yourself and your data. We aim to provide a high-level overview on both the legal and cyber security side, and any required changes as far as the internal processes, procedures and tools go.

Agenda

10:00 – 11:00 GDPR Legal Highlights (Cristiana Fernbach)
11:00 – 12:00 GDPR Overview & Cybersecurity Highlights (Tudor Damian)
12:00 – 12:30 Open Discussions, Q&A

Meet the trainers

Cristiana Fernbach
Cristiana Fernbach is the Counsel and Head of German Desk. Cristiana specializes in practice areas that include Technology, Media and Telecoms including related Competition and Antitrust issues as well as Data Protection and Privacy Law, bringing to these fields over 14 years of experience and a talent for finding innovative legal solutions for those who design and promote these burgeoning technologies. A couple of characteristics mark Cristiana: a strong aptitude for technology and a willingness to stand up for those in need of a powerful advocate. These traits have worked well for her as she has applied her technical skills and analytical thinking to her legal work as a specialist in TMT and Data Protection & Privacy law. She is a regular speaker at international seminars and conferences on IT, Data Protection and Privacy topics. After obtaining her LL.B. degree from Nicolae Titulescu University in Bucharest, she completed her LL.M. studies at the Freie Universität Berlin. Later she earned her MBA degree from Munich Business School. She has worked with a German law firm since 2005, both in its Bucharest and Berlin offices. In her Bucharest posting, she spent the last two years as the firm’s Coordinator of the Romanian IP & Technology practice. She is a member of the AmCham ICT Committee, of the Netherlands Romanian Chamber of Commerce IT&C Committee and of the Entrepreneurship Committee of the Professional Women Network.
Tudor Damian
Tudor Damian is the Executive Manager of Avaelgo, a Microsoft Gold Partner on Cloud Platform based in Eastern Europe (Romania). As an IT consultant with more than 10 years of experience in managing complex IT infrastructures, Tudor is a Certified Ethical Hacker, a Microsoft Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP and a technical speaker at local and regional community events. He often talks about the latest technologies and trends with themes including cloud and hybrid networking & security, virtualization technologies, social engineering and information security awareness, web application security, white-hat hacking and penetration testing techniques. He is also one of the organizers of the ITCamp conference in Romania (www.itcamp.ro). His day to day activities includes providing IT advisory services, designing and implementing IT solutions, as well as delivering technical training sessions for experts and beginners alike.

One Workshop, Two Hot Topics: Cloud Migration and BCDR

One Workshop, Two Hot Topics: Cloud Migration and BCDR

Registration is now closed.

28 Septembrie 2017, ora 9:30 – 16:00

Microsoft România, sala Downtown 2
P-ța Presei Libere nr. 3-5, Clădirile City-Gate, Turnul de Sud, etaj 2

This workshop is for both the business decision makers of all industries and IT specialists.

The workshop is free of charge, on the basis of prior registration.

About the workshop

Avaelgo, Asseco and Microsoft Romania invite you to a free workshop focusing on Cloud migration with Lift and Shift and Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery.

In the first part of the workshop, we will address one of the easiest ways to migrate existing solutions into the Cloud: the Lift and Shift approach, or how can existing solutions be replicated in the Cloud without changing their architecture. Lift and Shift in Microsoft Azure brings advantages such as scalability, agility, and cost-effectiveness, while also representing a good start for a recovery plan in case of disaster.

Here are the key benefits of moving into the Cloud with Lift and Shift:

  • Eliminate the unexpected downtime and poor performance of your application
  • Grow efficiently – use the Cloud to optimize your costs, by reducing or eliminating hardware costs and maintenance and paying only for what your application uses
  • Easy recover data in case of data loss scenarios (data accidentally deleted, volume deleted, viruses etc) or disasters (server destroyed/stolen, disk crash)

In the second part of the workshop, we’ll go into detail about what Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery really means. So if you experienced outages or moments when your solution was not online, or you’ve got an ERP / CRM solution / other line-of-business (LOB) solution which must run during the business hours but sometimes it fails to do that, then you will find this part extremely interesting. Or maybe you’re just afraid of losing business data and all the time that it’s going to take to recover it all. Perhaps you want to protect your business from ransomware cyber attacks such as Wannacry. This free workshop is a great opportunity to learn more about how to ensure your business continuity.

Some of the key benefits of Basic Backup or Disaster Recovery are:

  • Maintaining your employee productivity and your business’s ability to generate revenue​​​
  • Preventing your company from losing business to the competition during downtime
  • Ensuring compliance with the new GDPR regulations

Agenda

09:30 – 10:00 Registration
10:00 – 10:45 Cloud Migration: Lift and Shift in Microsoft Azure (I) with Mihai Tătăran
10:45 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 11:45 Cloud Migration: Lift and Shift in Microsoft Azure (II) with Mihai Tătăran
11:45 – 12:00 Q&A
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:15 Basic Backup or Disaster Recovery? (I) with Florin Loghiade
14:15 – 14:30 Break
14:30 – 15:15 Basic Backup or Disaster Recovery? (II) with Florin Loghiade
15:15 – 16:00 – Q&A & Networking

Meet the trainers

Mihai Tataran
Mihai Tătăran is the General Manager of Avaelgo, and a Microsoft MVP on Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Azure Insider, and Microsoft Certified Professional. Mihai has been teaching Microsoft technologies courses to software companies in Romania and abroad, being invited by Microsoft Romania to deliver many such trainings for their customers.
Florin Loghiade
Florin Loghiade is a Microsoft Azure MVP and Microsoft Certified Professional, and works at Avaelgo as an IT consultant focused on Microsoft solutions based on Windows Server, System Center, Hyper-V, Azure and Automation.
Lift and Shift to the Cloud

Lift and Shift to the Cloud

Mihai Tataran
General Manager & Partner | Azure MVP

Note: This is a continuation of a previous article regarding migration to the Cloud you can find here.

So you are a bit more convinced that the Cloud might be a solution to you. Do you have a plethora of solutions running on premises, or maybe just one simple server with an ERP on it?

How do you proceed?
How do you make sure your migration is a success?

Lift and Shift 101

The term “Lift and Shift”, used by a lot of managed services companies, us included, is used to describe the process of taking your local infrastructure and moving it “as it is” to the Cloud, in an Infrastructure as a Service hosting type.

This is, as opposed to migrating the solution to Platform as a Service, which basically means taking advantage of the services the Cloud provider might offer, to reduce the complexity and management work of your infrastructure.

In a nutshell, here is a comparison between the two models:

Actual Lift and Shift

Even though this approach is much less risky than migrating to PaaS (which could mean re-architecting your solutions, and changing the code of your applications), it is still not quite a walk in the park. There are a few things to consider, and I list here just a few of them.

Modern or legacy solution?

Did we write/purchase the solution many years ago, when nobody was thinking about distributed systems? How about the ability of the solution to run in parallel on multiple servers, with a load balancer in front of them?

I won’t get too technical, but for legacy systems moving to the cloud might pose some problems. Recently, Microsoft Azure for example has done a great job in removing such risks, because even for such applications which weren’t designed for distributed workloads, we have the Load Balancers who can take care of this by enabling Session Stickiness or Client Affinity (both the LB from IaaS, which is a level 4 LB, and the LB from Web Apps which is a level 7 LB, can take care of this in at least a minimal way).

Topology

In theory, you take your local solution and move it to the cloud in a 1:1 manner. But it is not quite so in reality. Because you might want to change some parts of your solution in order to better benefit from the Cloud, for example:

  • Your local solution is monolithic. You have both the web server and database server on the same machine. When you go to the cloud, you might want to be able to scale those independently – meaning you want your web fronted isolated from the database to better use the resources.
  • On premises, you use something like a daemon, or a cronjob, or a Rabbit Queue, or a MSMQ. All of these have better correspondents in the cloud – meaning, services provided to us (without the operational burden on us) – and you might want to replace the local components with the services in the cloud.

So, this might affect your topology. If on premises the web server was “near” your database (calls on the same machine are an order of magnitude under 1 millisecond), the web server calling a database service in the cloud means TCP access (milliseconds per call). So, beware of such changes, think where your solution is very chatty and address those areas – sometimes with changes in code.

Latency

Because the cloud is not under our desk, the typical latency is somewhere around 40-50 milliseconds for a call to resources in the Cloud. If your users or some software clients of your backend in the Cloud need smaller latency, consider technologies like Azure Express Route, with smaller latency (under 10 ms) and guaranteed bandwidth.

Lock-in

A migration to ANY Cloud provider brings some degree of lock-in-ness. The moment you start moving away from using just Virtual Machines, the moment you incorporate services like SQL Azure Database, Table Storage, Cosmos DB, etc. – all great services, in your solution, that moment you become linked to that specific Cloud provider.

Moving your solution to another Cloud provider would mean replacing those specific services with their counterparts (if they exist, they usually do) from the new provider. And that means cost. So, choosing the Cloud provider is a very important decision, not only but also because of this aspect.

Hybrid loads

Even though the Cloud is great, there will always be scenarios for on premises workloads. Or even more: hybrid workloads – having parts of the solution in the Cloud, and parts of it on premises. For example you are a big enterprise and you have some customers’ front-facing applications, all of which use some backend / middle-tier components (web services), which in turn are linked to an ERP and some analytics databases. You might want to move the frontends in the Cloud so your users will experience a much better interaction (the cloud is auto-scalable), but you cannot move the backends, ERP, and some critical databases – which are used by a lot of internal systems as well. This situation is called hybrid, and it probably involves VPNs, Express Routes, or some infrastructure technologies like these.

A great technology from Microsoft is called Azure Stack. This is great specifically in hybrid scenarios because Azure Stack is using the exact same technology as Azure. Meaning: the same way to create and manage resources in Azure and on premises with Azure Stack. Which means less operational and management work: you have the exact model, the same technology, the same tools to monitor and operate your workloads, wherever they are.

Conclusion

Lift and Shift is usually the first approach towards the cloud we have seen with our customers. It involves less risk, it gives benefits immediately to our customers, it helps them learn how to work with the cloud, but still should be taken seriously.

About the author

Mihai Tataran
Mihai Tataran, is the General Manager of Avaelgo, and a Microsoft MVP on Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Azure Insider, and Microsoft Certified Professional. Mihai has been teaching Microsoft technologies courses to software companies in Romania and abroad, being invited by Microsoft Romania to deliver many such trainings for their customers.

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