Elkhan Yusubov

Information & Communications Technology

Health & Medical

Government, Social Sector & Education

Annapolis, Maryland, United States

Elkhan Yusubov

Cloud Architect Manager, MSFT Certified Trainer, Azure SME

Elkhan is a cloud architect & trainer with experience in enterprise healthcare systems and Data/API standards (HL7 FHIR, EDI X12).
He is an active MCT, a member of Microsoft Tech Community and an Azure SME (Architecture, DevOps, Security) - who also mentors development teams.
He is a frequent community speaker and has volunteered for local tech meetups, and global events; Global Azure, Cloud Lunch and Learn, Azure Back to School, GiveCamps, Azure DataFest, SQL Saturdays and other events.
Elkhan closely involved with Microsoft Azure, Security and HL7 FHIR communities to advance data interoperability, secure design and help community move forward.

Current sessions

What you need to know about Azure AD security defaults?

Getting started with Azure security on the right foot is not easy. However, recent cybersecurity events and developments drive the focus toward building strong Identity and Access, in any cloud solution that we are creating for our customers. One simple way to get started is by reviewing and adjusting the security defaults in Azure AD to improve your security posture.

In this session, we will look into the set of practices to get you started with Azure AD setup and learn about the benefits of Azure Security Benchmark.


What you need to know about Azure AD security defaults?

Getting started with Azure security on right foot is not easy. However, resent cybersecurity developments drive the focus toward building strong Identity and Access in any cloud solution that we are creating for our customers. One simple way to get started is review and adjustment of security default options in Azure AD.
In this session, we will look into the set of practices to get you started with Azure AD setup and learn about the benefits of Azure Security Benchmark.


Managing your Azure environment security guardrails with Azure Bicep

Microsoft Azure has ARM templates that are widely used to deploy resources. The Azure Bicep language was created as a next iteration of ARM templates and simplified infrastructure authoring in Azure. Unfortunately, security guardrails like Azure Policy have been an after thought in many projects.

In this session, you will learn about managing your resource deployments with Azure Bicep and Policies in one wholistic approach that will satisfy your organization’s policy.


Transformation journey from Azure ARM into Bicep

Infrastructure as a Code (IaC) is important strategy to manage your digital estate in any cloud environment. Simplifying management of your infrastructure while re-using code is even better.
In Microsoft Azure, we have ARM (Azure Resource Manager) templates that could declaratively define your cloud project infrastructure. However, it is not easy to author ARM JSON templates and maintain them when your project grows and requires changes.

In this demo heavy session, we will introduce the Azure Bicep language and demonstrate how it simplifies authoring ARM templates for your Azure infrastructure. We will author a manageable, readable, and modularized Azure infrastructure code, while using familiar tools.


Latest from Armkit community (CDK on Azure)

We will briefly introduce the current Armkit status, doing a quick repo walkthrough, and demonstrating the build process of a container instance with this CDK.


Transitioning your ARM knowledge into Bicep

In this digital first, cloud first world, the Infrastructure as a Code (IaC) is a trending concept that almost every tech person knows or use it. In Azure, we have ARM (Azure Resource Manager) templates that are used to declaratively define your cloud project infrastructure. They are not easy to understand and have a number of limitations.

In this session, we will refresh our ARM templating knowledge and introduce the Azure Bicep language. We will continue with demos on how to simplify authoring ARM templates for your Azure infrastructure while using Bicep language.


How to up-skill with Azure Data Engineering certification?

Things were different before COVID-19 and accelerated digital transformation requires rapid changes to the data work that we do. However, it is not easy to jump into an ever growing cloud environment and use your existing skills to perform your job securely and efficiently.

In this session, we will investigate how to up-skill our existing data and SQL skills with a new Data engineering mindset.
A recently released Azure Data Engineering learning path (certification) could help us up-skill purposefully in this challenging time. I will share my learning journey and challenges to make you better prepared and ready for this transformation journey.


Sharing story of a cosmic journey with Cosmos DB

In this demo heavy session, i will my experience, challenges and usage of Cosmos DB on multiple projects.
We will get glimpse into Cosmos DB inner-workings and how we could easily get started developing on Cosmos DB while utilizing helpful tooling around it.

Along the line we will cover following topics:
• Deciding on setup & configuration
• Reviewing configuration details
• Back-ups and options for custom back-ups
• Pricing models and de-mystifying RUs
• Consistency models and how to run Cosmos DB for free)
• Other tooling to support your development, and more…


Getting started with data transformation services in Azure

In this lunch and learn session, we will learn about cloud ETL service Azure Data Factory (ADF).

Along the way, we will look into inner-workings and fundamentals of a cloud-based ETL and data integration service that allows you to create data-driven workflows for orchestrating data movement and transforming data at scale.

We will conclude the session with ADF demo and Q&A.


Beginner's journey to a Blockchain Workbench API

We will jump start this session with quick overview of Blockchain technology and will look at Microsoft Blockchain workbench service app. We will provision a sample solidity contract and interact with it in minutes. I will demonstrate new workbench API capabilities which should ease development effort drastically. By the end of session, you should be good to start your own blockchain development project.


Azure automation 101: what you need to know about ARM templates

Let’s start with intro to Azure basics by exploring auto-generated scripts. Learn about Azure resources and providers by decomposing ARM templates. Dive into template parameterization, customization and troubleshooting of potential runtime warnings/errors. By the end of this demo heavy session, we will be fearlessly provisioning our dev environments on demand and feel like a hero.


Past and future events

Azure Back to School 2021

1 Sep - 30 Sep 2021

Cloud Lunch and Learn Marathon 2021

13 May - 14 May 2021

Global Azure 2021

14 Apr - 16 Apr 2021

Cloud Lunch and Learn

1 Jan - 31 Dec 2021

CFS - Global 2020 Summer Azure DataFest

2 Jul 2020
Reston, Virginia, United States

Global Azure Virtual

22 Apr - 24 Apr 2020
Seattle, Washington, United States

Northern VA CodeCamp Spring 2018

7 Apr 2018
Reston, Virginia, United States