Vladimir Stefanovic

Information & Communications Technology

Azure Azure IaaS Azure PaaS Azure Security Azure Active Directory Microsoft Azure Cloud Computing on the Azure Platform

Belgrade, Central Serbia, Serbia

Vladimir Stefanovic

Cloud Solution Architect | Microsoft MVP | Azure Trainer @SuperAdmins

Vladimir is a Microsoft Azure MVP, MCT Regional Lead and System Engineer with more than 10 years of experience in the IT industry. As a Cloud Solution Architect and Azure Trainer @SuperAdmins, he successfully delivered numerous projects and trainings. He is also an active conference speaker, having spoken at a long list of conferences, such as Microsoft Ignite The Tour, Azure Saturday, MCT Summits (in the USA and Europe), WinDays, KulenDayz, Sinergija (Regional Conferences). He is the book author, the leader of an Azure UG Serbia, Azure Saturday - Belgrade edition conference organizer and an active community member, with the mission to share knowledge as much as possible.

Current sessions

Magnificent 7 ways to protect your cloud infrastructure and resources

Azure's popularity is growing day by day, so the number of users is increasing. But, many of them were caught in the trap, because they thought that Azure will protected itself from everything. (Un)fortunately, you will have to pay a little attention to your infrastructure ...


Keep calm and optimize your Azure workload...

The year is 2020. Microsoft Azure has many customers, and migrations of various infrastructures to Azure occur on a daily basis. Unfortunately, one of the biggest problems is still the "old school" mindset of IT administrators and management of companies that have decided to migrate to Azure, so in many cases, the cloud infrastructure is not optimized. Of course, every environment that is not optimized has some limitations ...

Let's start with optimization :)


Introduction to Azure Virtual Machines

Moving from on-premises servers to Azure requires planning and understanding how Azure infrastructure services work. Before you create a single VM, you should sit down and sketch out your current infrastructure model and see how it might map to the cloud. During this workshop, you'll learn about the decisions you should make before creating a virtual machine, the options to create and manage the VM, and the extensions and services you could use to manage your VM. We will cover why is it important to start with the network, how to pick the right location and size of the VM, the pricing model, storage options for the VM, should you assign a public IP address to your VM or manage it using a jumpbox server...
This workshop will walk you through the options available to create and manage an Azure virtual machine using the Azure portal and PowerShell commands.


How to survive Black Friday by using VMSS

Azure's capabilities are big, especially if you want to host the application in the cloud. Automation, scaling, pay per use model ... But, what if your app is not ready for App Service, Functions and similar services, because it relies on 3rd party services / tools? Will your app still be able to use the benefits of Azure?

If you are curious, let's go through the demo together to collect answers to your questions.


Deploy the mission-critical application in seconds and make it globally resistant

Setting up a web application on the Azure platform today is no longer a "rocket science". If you decide to use Azure PaaS, the process will be simplified and your application can be available to users around the world in a short time. But... If your application needs to scalable and highly available, especially in the case of failure of the entire region, you need to implement additional services that will help you to achieve that goal.


Cloud survival guide for traditional IT admins

Today, we live in the age of clouds. Cloud footprint is growing day by day and new cloud services are evolving at the speed of light. In the meantime, traditional admins are still scared by the thought of the cloud, while they motionlessly watch the cloud move away from them.

If you don't want to allow yourself this situation, jump in to this session to demystify the cloud administration and keep up with technologies.


5 tips to leverage cutting-edge technology in right way

During its 10 years of existence, Microsoft Azure has undergone significant changes. It is now a mature product, although a large number of users still do not use the full benefits of cloud computing. IaaS or PaaS, network appliances or services, containers or serverless ... These and many other questions are "on the table" at the beginning of each project.

Join me in this session to try to demystify the use of Azure through real-world scenarios, that will help you in a better understanding of cloud benefits.


Traditional File Server in the new (hybrid) suit

Do you need a centralized solution for your file system that it is possible to use it on multiple locations? Azure offers Azure file sync as a service, which can solve your problems. Come to this session to analyze together whether this service is right for your organization and why it can be used instead of the on premise file server server or Sharepoint.


The man with the golden ARM

Microsoft Azure is a great platform, but if you decide to use it in an old-fashioned way, the benefits of cloud computing can hardly be reaped. One of the tips for proper use of the cloud is infrastructure automation, in other words, Infrastructure-as-Code. Microsoft offers Azure Resource Manager as a native solution, that allows you to provision your infrastructure using a declarative template, and deploy multiple services along with their dependencies in the single template.

Jump into this session and learn how to start with use IaC with ARM to reliably deploy Azure solutions.


Action! Deploy your code to Azure using GitHub Actions

In Azure, there are numerous ways to deploy your application code to Azure, such as FTP, Visual Studio, DevOps pipelines ... One of the possible solutions, and the newest one, is GitHub Actions. A workflow that is embedded in your GitHub repository which gives you the possibility to implement the CI/CD process from the GitHub directly.

Jump into this session and learn how your application can be online in seconds.


Containers in Azure - Your first steps

Containers are not “buzzword” anymore, that is a future of your application environment. Like as another cloud provides, Microsoft offers a few different options to run your containerized workload in Azure, depends on your needs and application design.

Join me in this session and learn how to can start with containerization in Azure. In other words, be there or be square.


Past and future events

Azure Saturday - Belgrade 2020

27 Feb 2020 - 28 Feb 2020
Belgrade, Central Serbia, Serbia

MS Community

Session - MABS / Full stack backup solution
3 Nov 2019 - 5 Nov 2019
Sarajevo, Federation of B&H, Bosnia and Herzegovina

MSCommunity BiH 2019 conference

24 Oct 2019
Sarajevo, Federation of B&H, Bosnia and Herzegovina

MCT Summit 2019

18 Sep 2019 - 20 Sep 2019
Vilnius, Lithuania

KulenDayz 2019

5 Sep 2019 - 7 Sep 2019
Osijek, Osječko-Baranjska, Croatia

Tarabica 19

Session: Design Azure projects like a Pro
25 May 2019
Belgrade, Central Serbia, Serbia

Microsoft NT Conference 19

Session "Notes from the field: Azure Backup"
21 May 2019 - 23 May 2019

Microsoft NT Conference 19

Session "Migrate to Exchange online - Tips & Tricks"
21 May 2019 - 23 May 2019

Microsoft WinDays 19

Session "The Top 10 Azure Project Mistakes"
3 Apr 2019 - 5 Apr 2019
Šibenik, Šibensko-Kniniska, Croatia

Microsoft Network 9

Session "The most common Azure project mistakes"
27 Mar 2019 - 29 Mar 2019

North America MCT Summit 2019

Session "Azure Backup: Notes from the field"
11 Mar 2019 - 13 Mar 2019
Seattle, Washington, United States

North America MCT Summit 2019

Session "Magnificent 7 ways to protect your cloud"
11 Mar 2019 - 13 Mar 2019
Seattle, Washington, United States

Advanced Technology Days 14

4 Dec 2018 - 5 Dec 2018
Zagreb, City of Zagreb, Croatia

Azure Community Day

Session "How to harden access to your cloud infrastructure?"
19 Nov 2018
Belgrade, Central Serbia, Serbia

Microsoft Sinergija18

Session "A (bad) day in SysAdmin life"
24 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
Belgrade, Central Serbia, Serbia

Global MCT Summit 2018

Session "How to harden access to your cloud infrastructure?"
22 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
Brühl, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Global MCT Summit 2018

Session "Exchange to Exchange Online - Tips 'n' tricks"
22 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
Brühl, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

CrisCon

Session "Oh No! My Windows Server is Hacked"
22 Sep 2018
Križevci, Koprivničko-Križevačka, Croatia

CrisCon konferencija 2018.

21 Sep 2018
Križevci, Koprivničko-Križevačka, Croatia

KulenDayz 2018

30 Aug 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
Osijek, Osječko-Baranjska, Croatia

Tarabica 18

Session "Keep Calm and Secure Windows Server"
12 May 2018
Belgrade, Central Serbia, Serbia

Microsoft WinDays 18

Session "Office365 SSO - Easy and Simple"
25 Apr 2018
Poreč, Istria, Croatia

Microsoft WinDays 18

Session "Keep Calm and Secure Windows Server"
24 Apr 2018 - 26 Apr 2018
Poreč, Istria, Croatia

North America MCT Summit 2018

Session "Keep Calm and Secure Windows Server"
28 Feb 2018 - 2 Mar 2018
Seattle, Washington, United States

Advanced Technology Days 13

4 Dec 2017 - 5 Dec 2017
Zagreb, City of Zagreb, Croatia

MCT Summit 2017

Session "Nano Server - Datacenter Future"
8 Jun 2017 - 10 Jun 2017
Thessaloníki, Central Macedonia, Greece

MCT Summit 2016

Session "Virtualization of Virtualization"
4 Aug 2016 - 6 Aug 2016
Brühl, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany