Run just like IT/Dev Connections conference sessions, we have a slew of online sessions coming in the lead-up to the main event in October. We call these IT/Dev Connections On-Demand and they are all FREE to attendees. Each session runs for about 1 hour and 45 minutes, with 15 minutes of live Q&A at the end. Our expert IT/Dev Connections speakers will be delivering each of the lead-up sessions.

Stay tuned for announcements when these will be available. You can also keep up on all of our training options here: http://myitforum.com/upcoming-trainings/

 

Here’s the list of online sessions we’re actively working on delivering…

 

Choosing the Best Cloud for the Workload (AWS, Azure, Google) – The differences between cloud providers have slowly narrowed, leaving in most cases only cost, performance, and reputation as the indicators for choosing the correct cloud platform. Instead of choosing a single cloud provider, more companies are choosing a mix based on the platform that serves each workload the best. Attend this training webinar to help better identify how to distribute your on-premises workloads to the cloud best suited.

 

Meeting General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) with Microsoft Office – Starting on May 25, 2018, companies with business operations inside the European Union must follow the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) to safeguard how personal data is processed. The penalties set for breaches of GDPR can be up to 4% of a company’s annual global turnover. Attend this training webinar to learn about the regulations, GDPR compliance fundamentals, and how to use supplied Office 365 tools to take control and assess and manage compliance risk.

 

Patch Tuesday Every Day – Microsoft began the strategy of providing updates to its products, services, and operating systems monthly in the 1990’s. This strategy has carried over to even today and has now been adopted by every other product vendor. But, with the ever-changing landscape of intrusions, hacks, and data theft, the once-a-month strategy has evolved into vendors delivering updates several times a month in no coordinated fashion. Attend this training webinar to learn the best corporate strategy for patching, how to build a testing environment, how to roll out updates safely with integrated rollback, and which tools produce the best result for the company’s patching policy.

 

Managing Mobile Devices and Mobile Users – The majority of corporate workers are highly mobile, opting to use smartphones, tablets, and laptops to perform daily work. However, costs of maintaining both devices and users are continually rising and trying to shoestring proper tools for security and management can end up being more costly than adopting methodologies through solutions. Attend this training webinar to get a better handle on how to protect and manage mobile assets using some of the most popular tools available to businesses.

 

Managing Cloud Workloads Using PowerShell – PowerShell is one of the most used tools for automating tasks and management of corporate resources. Over the past couple years Microsoft has open-sourced much of PowerShell, allowing it to become a cross-platform, cross-cloud tool, while retaining its unique and powerful abilities. Attend this webinar to learn how to use PowerShell as a way to tie together cloud platforms like AWS and Azure, and centralize operations in a mixed cloud environment.

 

Configuring AWS to Prevent Data Exposure – Amazon builds strong security features into its cloud services, but customer misconfigurations have led to a series of very public data exposures over the last few months. Many customers assume that AWS is secure by default, but instead Amazon relies on the customer obtaining sufficient security knowledge to protect corporate and customer data. Attend this training webinar to better understand cloud security, the configuration options required for AWS, and how to monitor potential threats from data leaks.

 

Mastering Kubernetes – Kubernetes is an open-source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. Kubernetes continues to be at the forefront of advances in containerization and remains a top for both developers and operations staff, in addition to working across multiple cloud platforms including Google, AWS, and Azure. Attend this training webinar to learn how to develop, deploy, and manage microservices.

 

Utilizing Blockchain as a Mitigation Tool to Protect Against Future Breaches – Blockchain carries the promise of an “unhackable” network that is able to record and verify data transactions using a decentralized layer of security. However, Blockchain is just now emerging on the list of potential security measures to implement into the business cycle. Attend this training webinar to understand how Blockchain can strengthen security for transactions, determine where weaknesses might exist and address them, and how to implement it effectively for any organizations.