Peter De Tender

Peter De Tender

Give me an audience, I give them Azure knowledge

Seattle, Washington, United States

Peter has an extensive background in architecting, deploying, managing and training Microsoft technologies, dating back to Windows NT4 Server in 1996, all the way to the latest and modern cloud solutions available in Azure today. With a passion for cloud Architecture, Devops and Security, Peter always has a story to share on how to optimize your Enterprise-ready cloud workloads. When he's not providing a technical Azure workshop out of his role as Azure Technical Trainer at Microsoft Corp, for which he relocated from Belgium to Seattle early 2022, he's developing some new apps on .NET Blazor as a new hobby.
Peter was an Azure MVP for 5 years, is a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) for +13 years and still actively involved in the community as public speaker, technical writer, book author and publisher.

You can follow peter on twitter @pdtit and read his technical blog adventures on http://www.007ffflearning.com

Area of Expertise

  • Information & Communications Technology


  • Azure
  • Azure Stack
  • Cloud Computing on the Azure Platform

Azure is 100% High-Available... or is it?

While public cloud solutions like Azure are obviously built with a high availability in mind, it takes a bit more design effort to really get your workloads 100% high-available. And that's exactly what this session is about: learning how to elevate the uptime of your Azure IAAS and PAAS workloads, to go from the out-of-the-box default SLA's to an almost 100% SLA. Starting from Virtual Machines, Networking and Storage design best practices, Peter will jump over to Platform services and walk you through several architectural and services designs.

Azure DevOps, pipelines to bring cloud magic

Deploying an environment comes with many challenges, especially when you quickly need to set up your workload, but also capturing continuous changes, or providing different environments like dev/test, staging and production. Maybe even across on-premises and public cloud platforms. If you want to optimize this process end-to-end, that's where DevOps CI/CD comes in, an automated process, involving people, providing value to the business by releasing products. Learn from Peter De Tender, Business Program Manager at Microsoft, what Azure DevOps can do to bring some magic to your day-to-day deployments, whether sysadmin or developer.

Analyzing Azure DevOps auditing streams in your SIEM of choice

: Azure DevOps is the cornerstone of CI/CD Pipelines (amongst other DevOps capabilities…) for a lot of organizations that want to optimize workload build and release processes. In the growing domain of cyber-attacks, hackers are targeting the user’s identity far more than they try to break in through traditional network layers. SIEM (Security Incident and Event Management Tool) solutions allow for analyzing this data and providing reactive protection mechanisms, as well as analytical insights. Auditing Streams for Azure DevOps allow organizations to capture audit logs and have them analyzed by your trusted SIEM solution. Within Azure, the core services helping in providing this auditing stream are Azure Monitor, Azure Sentinel and Azure EventGrid. But you are not limited to using Azure services for this, as it is perfectly doable to shift these auditing logs to external solutions like Splunk.

In this session, Peter De Tender, Azure Technical Trainer at Microsoft with a focus on Architecture and DevOps together with James Cook, Cloud and DevOps blogger with background experience in education and fintech will guide you through the core architectural design in Azure to establish Azure DevOps auditing, detailing the capabilities of Auditing Streams (currently in preview) and how it can be beneficial for your organization. And as typical in Peter’s sessions, this will be spiced up with compelling demos and room for Q&A.

ACR, ACI, ACS, AKS, DCK... aka the Container Alphabet Soup

The world is wild about Containers, and so is Azure! Where container support has been part of the Azure platform for almost 3 years now, based on the recent amount of questions I got on the topic, it seems most partners and customers are only looking at it now. Which comes with the related confusion in terminology and capabilities. And that's exactly what I will show you during my session: how to run Docker (DCK) containers in Azure, by using the different Azure Container solutions available. Starting from the basics, moving to more complex architectures and scenarios. And as usual in Peter's sessions, more live demos than PPTX-talk...

Achieving SRE (Site Resiliency Engineering) with Azure

We had Agile, Scrum and DevOps to optimize how to run our datacenters both on-premises and in public cloud. Are you ready for the next step, where it is not just about deploying and migrating workloads to cloud, but also running them in an efficient and healthy way. To do that, you need to have reliable tools and provide observability capabilities to your teams. Good news is that Azure offers all of that, and more. Learn in this session from Peter De Tender - Azure Technical Trainer with a passion for DevOps and SRE - about the fundamentals of Site Resiliency Engineering, what tools Azure has to offer from the architecting phase all the way to observability and everything in between. And as usual in Peter's sessions, this will be more live demos than PowerPoint view time.

DevSecOps as an approach to building and deploying secure applications by “shifting left”

You might have seen one of my previous sessions on (Azure) DevOps or know about pipelines already. Although pipelines are awesome, they often don’t have security integrated. And that’s exactly what this session will cover. Sometimes described as “shifting left”, it means organizations should try and integrate security as early in the devops process as possible. This session will cover different DevOps security capabilities like Microsoft Threat Modeling tool, integrating vulnerability code scanning of your source control across devops tools, how to securely store secrets in Azure KeyVault and reuse it in pipelines and integrating security into your container images.
As typical in Peter’s sessions, this will be mainly whiteboarding and demos, instead of flipping PowerPoint slides.

How .NET Blazor moved me from Infrastructure to Developer at age 47

While this is a technical session, It actually has quite some personal stories in there as well. Particularly, how, thanks to .NET Blazor, I managed to pick up development at age 47, having a 100% IT infrastructure and architecture background for +25 years.

This session covers the benefits of using Blazor as a framework, how to get started with some live demos, and eventually moving to more complex application scenarios such as integrating with Rest API's, using Entity Framework database connectivity and how to publish the app to Azure App Services


December 2020

Festive Tech Calendar

December 2020

aMS Germany - 1/12/2020

December 2020 Aachen, Germany


November 2020

MVPDays Online October 2018

October 2018 Calgary, Canada

Peter De Tender

Give me an audience, I give them Azure knowledge

Seattle, Washington, United States