Steve Buchanan

Information & Communications Technology

Azure Azure Stack Operations Management Suite System Center DevOps ITSM

Steve Buchanan

Microsoft MVP, Author, Thought Leader, Group Manager - Cloud Transformation/DevOps

Steve Buchanan is a Group Manager – Cloud Transformation/DevOps with Avanade, a 7-time Microsoft MVP, and author of several technical books focused on cloud and data center management. In his 17+ years as an IT professional, Steve has held positions ranging from infrastructure architect to IT manager.

Steve was featured on the “25 ITSM Experts to Watch in 2017” list and as an “IT Unity Community Champ” in 2017. He has presented at several technical conferences including MMS, Microsoft Ignite, and OSCON.

Steve is currently focused on transforming the position of IT into a strategic partner of the business and driver of digital transformation through ITSM, DevOps, and CloudOps. He stays active in the technical community being on the board of the MN System Center user group and leading the MN Azure user group. Steve enjoys blogging about his adventures in the world of IT at www.buchatech.com.

Current sessions

Soup to Nuts of Azure Site Recovery

Gone are the days of very expensive multi-million dollar disaster recovery solutions. Here are the days of the disaster recovery as a service in Azure known as Azure Site Recovery. Come hang out with Microsoft MVPs and backup/DR gurus Robert Hedblom and Steve Buchanan bring you through the soup to nuts of Azure Site Recovery.

What you will learn:
* How to architect the failover of a multi-tier application
* How recovery plans work
* What it takes to get going with ASR
* Best practices of a DRaaS solution


ITSM tools and OMS: The perfect integration

With the last OMS solution, you can now integrate your ITSM solution (On-Prem or in the Cloud) with OMS, to generate alert, directly in your ITSM tool. During this session, we will present the ITSM supported tools and do some cool demo.


Master Azure with VS Code

There are many ways to work with Azure and its services including the: Azure portal, CloudShell, Azure CLI, and Azure REST APIs. And there are even more tools to choose when it comes to working with other services on Azure such as Docker, Kubernetes and more. It can be overwhelming to decipher what Azure tool to use for your day-to-day Azure administration and deployment.

VS Code to the rescue!!!! You can deploy and administer Azure and supporting services direct from VS Code through the plethora of extensions built for Azure. These extensions can be used to work with ARM Templates, Storage, App Service, Docker, Azure Kubernetes Service, Functions, Logic Apps, Event Hub, Cosmos DB, and more. Also, VS Code brings CloudShell directly in so you can work from a single tool!

Come to this demo packed session and learn tips & tricks along with the ins and outs on how to master Azure with VS Code.

What you will learn:
• Overview of VS Code and Azure extensions
• How VS Code is also good for IT Pro's not just developers
• How to enhance your Azure deployment and administration experience using VS Code


Azure Stack Experts Panel

Join this global list of Azure Stack Experts for an open question and answer session as we discuss real world scenarios.