Free Microsoft Azure Tour stops in Washington (Sponsored Post)

Whether you’re new to developing and managing in the cloud or an experienced pro, on January 11 enterprise developers and IT professionals who attend the Microsoft Azure Tour will learn something new and walk away ready to apply their learnings. This one day technical training event is an opportunity to discover all things Microsoft Azure.

Microsoft’s top engineers as well as independent experts from around the globe will present 12 technical sessions and 3 unique hands-on opportunities covering the breadth of the Azure platform and the wealth of developer features including security, big data, storage, identity, web, mobile, hybrid, containers, DevOps, open source, management and the Internet of Things.

The day of training gets started with Microsoft’s General Manager of Cloud + Enterprise Strategy, James Staten, speaking about how the cloud is helping business and technical leaders worldwide turn the digital disruption into their advantage. Gain insights from organizations successfully transforming using cloud, hear best practices first hand from customers and learn about some of the latest Microsoft innovations to enable your journey to the cloud.

Following the keynote discussion, developers and IT professionals will be able to choose technical sessions and hands-on lab opportunities that best fit their interest or choose to participate in two full-day sessions:

“Transform the Datacenter”—an opportunity for IT professionals to experience real-world scenarios and how Azure and Microsoft’s other technologies solve these issues

“Azure Developer Immersion”—an all-day instructor- led lab where developers will take an existing responsive web site and lift & shift it to the cloud, along with its SQL Server database and other components.

The Microsoft Azure Tour will be held at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel. While the event is free, space is limited and you’re encouraged to reserve your spot well in advance. For more info, visit