Laurent Bugnion

Laurent  Bugnion

Laurent Bugnion

About Laurent

I work as Senior Cloud Developer Advocate for Microsoft after almost 10 years spent working for IdentityMine and Valorem, two leading firms in Microsoft technologies. I am one of the foremost experts for XAML and C# based development. I code in Azure, Windows, WPF, Xamarin (iOS and Android), ASP.NET. On my free time, I write for technical publications such as MSDN Magazine, and my blog is on I am a frequent speaker at conferences such as VSLive, TechSummit, NDC, Oredev and many other international events. In the past I spoke at Microsoft MIX, TechEd, TechDays and more. Prior to joining Microsoft, I was a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for Windows development from 2007 to 2017, a Microsoft Regional Director from 2013 and a Xamarin Most Valuable Professional from 2015. I am also the author of the well-known open source framework MVVM Light for Windows, WPF, Xamarin, and of the popular Pluralsight reference course about MVVM Light.

Moving your data to Azure

Before the arrival of cloud providers, firms were often keeping the bulk of their data in on-premises data centers, which hosted servers running database systems such as SQL Server and MongoDB. In a modernization effort, it can be necessary to move the data centers to Azure, if possible with minimum downtime and minimum headaches... In this session, Laurent Bugnion, a Cloud Advocate for Microsoft will help you understand what data options are available on Azure, and learn to know migration options with demos, both for unstructured data (files, blobs…) as well as for databases (SQL and NoSQL). We'll use a managed service called the Database Migration Service to migrate an on-premises SQL Server database to Azure SQL DB with minimal downtime. We will also see how you can take advantage of Azure Storage to migrate large files to the cloud. You will come out of this session with a deeper understanding of data on Azure, and what benefits you can get for your modern applications.


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