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Maik van der Gaag

Maik van der Gaag

CTO | Microsoft MVP

Schiedam, Netherlands

Maik van der Gaag is the CTO of 3fifty, an experienced consultancy company with a strong focus on the Microsoft Cloud. He has over 15 years of experience providing architecture, development, training, and design expertise. During this, he has worked in various projects ranging from Cloud Transformations to DevOps implementations.

He loves to share knowledge which was also why he founded the Dutch Cloud Meetup. He is a public speaker, writes blogs, and organizes events (http://dutchcloudmeetup.online). Microsoft has recognized him as Microsoft Azure MVP.

If you want to learn more about him or his expertise, check out his blog (https://msftplayground.com).

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Area of Expertise

  • Information & Communications Technology

Topics

  • Azure
  • Azure DevOps
  • Development
  • Solution Architecture
  • .net
  • .net core
  • Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)
  • DevOps
  • Power BI
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • PaaS

Building impressive Azure Infrastructure within 30 min

Start building Azure Infrastructure with the help of Infrastructure as Code.
There is now a new language called Bicep. Bicep is a language that drastically simplifies the way of writing Infrastructure as Code for the Azure Platform.

During this session, we will discuss Infrastructure as Code and build out some impressive infrastructure in under 30 min.

Customizing the UI for template deployment in Azure

With Azure Template Specs end-users can deploy templates in the same way there regularly deploy OOTB resources. Now you can also adjust the UI for the templates. During this session we will go over how to customize the forms and how to deploy the template specs with Bicep and Azure DevOps.

Mastering Centralized Configuration Management for Your Applications

In this session, we will explore a solution for mitigating the challenges of managing configuration settings for modern, distributed programs running on Azure. By using Azure App Configuration, we can achieve centralized configuration management, improving the reliability and maintainability of our cloud-based applications.

Session about Azure App Configuration and how to integrate it into applications. During the session there will be several demonstrations in PowerShell, C# and Azure DevOps.

Azure Template Specs baked with Bicep, Azure DevOps and a bit of GitHub Actions

Azure Template Specs, bring additional functionality to the Azure Platform and lets you manage resources on another scale.

During this session, you are informed about Template Specs and how you can use this in a practical scenario.

Techniques that will be discussed are ARM, Bicep, Azure DevOps, and GitHub Actions

Unleashing the Power of Azure Bicep, PSRule, and Code Analysis for Secure Infrastructure

Azure Bicep, PSRule, and Security Code Analysis are powerful tools that can help users build and maintain secure infrastructure on Azure. Bicep allows users to define their Azure infrastructure as code using a declarative language, which can improve the reliability and maintainability of their deployments. PSRule enables users to write and enforce governance rules for their Azure resources, ensuring they comply with best practices and standards. Security Code Analysis is a technique that uses static analysis to identify potential vulnerabilities and security flaws in code, helping users to prevent and fix issues before they can be exploited. Together, these tools can help users to build and maintain secure, reliable Azure infrastructure.

Securing your Azure deployments with Bicep, PSRule for Azure, and Security code analysis.

From PowerShell script to Azure DevOps task in 45 min

A lot of manual task get automated by IT pros via PowerShell. These script can be used within Azure DevOps making the re usability and the life-cycle management of very hard. During this session you will learn how to create Azure DevOps extensions from your scripts.

- Language: English and Dutch
- Technologies: Azure DevOps, Azure Pipelines and PowerShell

From PowerShell script to a Azure DevOps extension with a few thousand installations

Since a few years I have been developing Azure DevOps pipeline extensions. During this sessions I will share my experience on this process of moving a PowerShell script into a extension with a lot of active installations.

Automation and PowerShell and the process of developing and maintaining Azure DevOps extensions.

Securing Azure PaaS Services with Azure Front Door, Private Link, and Virtual Networks

Join us for a deep dive into securing Azure PaaS services, including Azure Functions, Azure App Service, and Azure SQL Databases. We'll show you how to use Azure Front Door, Azure Private Link, and Virtual Networks to protect your services from unauthorized access, and demonstrate the powerful capabilities of these tools. Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn how to keep your Azure PaaS services safe and secure

Do not use IaaS because you know the security setup and settings. Try to innovate by securing the Azure Platform as a Service component and run a secured application within a secure boundary.

Revolutionizing Infrastructure Management with Azure Bicep and Infrastructure as Code

Join us for a thrilling exploration of the world of Infrastructure as Code and Azure Bicep. We'll cover everything you need to know about using this powerful language to manage and deploy Azure resources, including the Azure Resource Manager and the latest features and capabilities of Bicep. Don't miss out on this opportunity to revolutionize your approach to infrastructure management on Azure!

The A - Z Guide Of building Azure Policies

How to build and deploy your Azure Policies to the Azure Platform with GitHub Actions and Azure DevOps and make sure they are working!

Azure Template Specs baked with Bicep, Azure DevOps and a bit of GitHub Actions

Azure Template Specs, bring additional functionality to the Azure Platform and lets you manage resources on another scale.

During this session, you are informed about Template Specs and how you can use this in a practical scenario.

Techniques that will be discussed are ARM, Bicep, Azure DevOps, and GitHub Actions

Exploring Bicep: Tips and Hacks for writing epic Bicep files

Bicep is a language that drastically simplifies the way of writing Infrastructure as Code for the Azure Platform.

We explore and discuss Infrastructure as Code, the Azure Resource Manager, and Bicep. But also check in with Bicep functionalities over ARM and how you can write epic Bicep files and leverage all features the language and IDE contains.

Bicep is a language that drastically simplifies the way of writing Infrastructure as Code for the Azure Platform.

We explore and discuss Infrastructure as Code, the Azure Resource Manager, and Bicep. But also check in with Bicep functionalities over ARM and how you can write epic Bicep files and leverage all features the language and IDE contains.

Azure User Group Sweden User group Upcoming

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Azure Singapore

February 2022

2021 All Day DevOps

October 2021

Azure Summit

September 2021

Maik van der Gaag

CTO | Microsoft MVP

Schiedam, Netherlands