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The following resources have been utilized in various presentations, conferences, and meetups by ArchitectNow team members. If you have any questions about the content of any of these resources, please reach out to us.
Microsoft 365 Copilot: Unlocking the Future of Productivity

This slide deck was used for our January webinar for Microsoft Copilot: This webinar is tailor-made for business decision-makers and professionals looking to gain a competitive edge in the digital age by leveraging the power of AI in the products they already utilize. In the first part of the webinar, we'll provide a comprehensive overview of Microsoft 365 Copilot, a groundbreaking AI companion poised to redefine how your company works. Copilot seamlessly integrates with a suite of Microsoft products, including Microsoft Teams, Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Loop. It empowers users to harness the power of AI to make informed decisions, generate content, and access knowledge from various files and applications. The second part of our webinar will dive into critical topics such as licensing details, associated costs, availability dates, and most importantly, the essential security measures your organization can implement now to ensure a smooth transition when Copilot is released. Stay ahead of the curve and explore the limitless potential of Copilot with us as we chart a course into the future of productivity.

Saving Your Ass(ets) - Azure Resiliency Planning

Slide Deck used for our monthly webinar. Every cloud architecture should include resiliency planning. But what should that planning include? Every cloud application implementation varies and understanding how applications behave when the infrastructure fails is paramount. For some companies it could mean the difference of near zero downtime to the other extreme of closing their business entirely. Are you really prepared? In this talk, you'll learn about various architecture resiliency options. We'll discuss the cost analysis to understand if various approaches are cost effective. Also included in this talk in an understanding of what Azure regions are made of and how they can have an outage. The greatest takeaway you'll have is how to start making preparations against the unknowns that can happen at any time.

Let's Skip the Buzz Words: Truly Understanding GenAI

This session aims to provide attendees with a comprehensive introduction to GenAI, covering its core concepts, applications, ethical considerations, and future directions. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the fundamental principles behind Generative Artificial Intelligence, discover its wide range of real-world applications such as creative content generation, healthcare, localization implications, and natural language processing. Additionally, they will gain insights into the ethical implications of GenAI, including responsible development practices and privacy concerns. By the end of the talk, attendees will be equipped with a solid understanding of GenAI's potential, its impact on various industries, and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

Agile Project Management 101: Optimize Your Team's Performance with Azure DevOps

Learn how to optimize your team's Agile project management process with Azure DevOps. In this talk, I'll walk you through the basics of setting up and running a scrum team with Azure DevOps.

AI for Small Businesses

ArchitectNow utilizes the attached PowerPoint deck when presenting AI for Small Businesses

ArchitectNow Azure Pricing

This PowerPoint deck was utilized during a June 2021 presentation to the St. Louis Azure meetup. The presentation focused on tips and tricks for organizations to better track, manage, and optimize the costs of the Azure infrastructure and services.

Developer Tools List

A list of resources shared during our February 2022 Developer Potluck Meetup

Document databases vs. Relational Databases: An honest comparison and things to consider

ArchitectNow utilizes the attached PowerPoint deck when presenting our Document databases vs. Relational Databases: An honest comparison and things to consider. Also included is a PowerPoint on NoSQL Query smells.

Modernizing Your Custom(ized) App: Why It's Vital for Business Success

ArchitectNow utilizes the attached PowerPoint deck when presenting our Modernizing Your Custom(ized) App: Why It's Vital for Business Success.

Workshop: Cloud Native Apps in Azure

ArchitectNow utilizes the attached PowerPoint deck when presented our all day Cloud Native Apps in Azure Workshop. Also included is a list of Azure focused tools, technologies, and resources we find valuable within our organization and Agile development teams.

Building Resilient Cloud Applications: Exploring Modern Cloud Design Patterns

ArchitectNow utilizes the attached PowerPoint deck when presenting our 4 hour Cloud native workshop.