Toon Vanhoutte

Information & Communications Technology

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Kuurne, Flanders, Belgium

Toon Vanhoutte

Azure MVP | Your Azure Coach | CTO @ Noest

Hi! I'm Toon Vanhoutte, Azure Solution Architect and Microsoft Azure MVP. My duty is to design and deliver reliable, secure and scalable applications in the Azure cloud. As a solution architect, I'm not scared to take up big challenges and to dive into a development mode.

I'm a quite active member of the Microsoft Azure community and was speaker on several community and company events. Being a Microsoft Certified Trainer and the founder of Your Azure Coach, I love to share my experiences and learn from others during workshops, presentations and blogs. As an Azure MVP, I'm actively collaborating with various Microsoft / Azure product teams.

Current sessions

Secure your Azure API program!

Within an organization, you typically have a variety of APIs, that are using different standards and security mechanisms. As a result, it is difficult to control who has access to which APIs and API consumers are struggling with the different security handshakes. In this demo-packed session, Toon will explain how you can leverage Azure API Management and other Azure Services to optimize, streamline and standardize your overall API security. This will be showcased by exposing a legacy SOAP service as a RESTful API with modern OAuth2 security, using Frontdoor, API Management, Azure AD, Key Vault and private endpoints.

Automate your Azure infrastructure with Bicep and Azure DevOps!

The expectation of modern applications is that they are provisioned in a completely automated fashion. Easier said than done! In this demo-packed session, I will automate the provisioning of a web application by using Bicep and Azure DevOps. We will go together through the complete process. Throughout this session you will learn many tips and tricks and best practices to ensure that secrets are handled correctly, that the developer experience is optimized and that we have and end-to-end traceability.

My 10 biggest Azure mistakes I want you to learn from!

We all mistakes, so do I! It’s what makes us human! Making a mistake is an opportunity to learn, so we can avoid these in the future! In this session, I want to share some of my biggest mistakes and most importantly: how this can help you to build better solutions on the Azure platform! We will take a tour through many Azure PaaS services and highlight the useful aspects that help you to avoid running into trouble. I will show you tips and tricks on security, scalability, governance, cost management, infrastructure as code, networking, etc… Join me in this session if you want to learn from real stories from the field!

Move faster with Azure Container Apps!

At Ignite, the latest member of the Azure compute family was introduced to the world: Azure Container Apps. In this demo-packed session, I want to convince you that Container Apps might be the perfect hosting option for your application workloads. It gives you access to some goodies of the Kubernetes ecosystem, without introducing its complexity. It provides serverless and scalable hosting like Azure Functions, but offers you much more control. Let me explain you what this new Azure compute service can mean for you, which use cases are a good fit and what the downside are.