Omaha Azure User Group Meeting – April’2021 – 2

The second bi-weekly meeting for the month of April’2021 took place on Wednesday, April 21st starting at 6 PM CST. It was an online event.

Topic: An Overview of Azure VMware Solution
Join Shannon for an overview of Microsoft’s next evolution of Azure VMware Solution (AVS). AVS is a first party service offered on bare metal hosts in Azure. This offering allows customers to seamlessly extend or completely migrate existing on-premises VMware workloads to Azure without the cost, effort, or risk of re-architecting applications or retooling operations.

Speaker: Shannon Kuehn
Shannon is a not so typical technologist. Her roots are grounded in public speaking and writing. She wound up gravitating toward technology through music: by way of being a DJ and needing to record demos for club promoters. By taking the time to develop initial skills of troubleshooting, she quickly found myself in jobs that started to graduate her toward deeper levels of technical skill. From help desk, to Windows systems administration, to VMware administration, to Exchange, to Exchange Online/Office 365, and finally Azure, she has carefully combined the right levels of technical expertise to land at Microsoft.  From Cloud Architect to Cloud Advocate, Microsoft has been a whirlwind ride. She is currently a Cloud Advocate on the Enterprise Tools and Platform team, which rolls up to the broader Methods and Practices team. She focuses on community outreach and content creation for the Azure VMware Solution platform as a way to get IT pros comfortable with a life in the cloud.

Sponsor: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE)
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) is more than just an insurance company with a solid foundation; our sights are set on reinventing what health care can and should be. As the industry rapidly evolves and we seek ways to optimize business processes and customer experiences, there’s no greater time for forward-thinking professionals like you to join us. Our employees champion change and are inspired to transform the communities we serve every day. As a member of “the Blues Crew,” you’ll find purpose, opportunities, and the support you need to build a meaningful career. Learn more about our culture and what makes BCBSNE such an exceptional place to work by visiting Our Information Services teams work with new technologies, designing and implementing highly-scalable, complex integrations that improve usability and increase performance. You’ll find opportunities rather than boundaries in this role! We are focused on serving our customers, acting as trusted partners who deliver high-quality, effective solutions. We are positive, collaborative, committed, engaged, and fun.

Our sponsor gave away two $50 gift cards