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Techdays Online Conference, 20, 21 and 22 February, MVP’s talking Bots and a Whole Lot More

Published 07/02/2017 - 0 Comments



Quantum Computing is the future, Blockchain and BOTs are reality!  So what does this mean for you in the real world?  These are just some of the topics we will be tackling as part of the latest iteration of MVP led TechDays Online.  On 20, 21 and 22 February leading MVPs and technical experts will be sharing their knowledge and expertise on how to make sense of your data, Document DB, Server-less and PHP-MySQL web apps in Azure App Services.  This year’s impressive line-up includes Haiyan Zhang from the BBC’s The Big Life Fix demonstrating how technology can really help people!  Along with Ilyas Khan who is the CEO and co-founder of Cambridge Quantum Computing.  IIyas is also a Fellow of St Edmund’s College at the University of Cambridge and he is currently the Chairman and a founding Trustee of The Stephen Hawking Foundation.

You can pre-register for the event @

The themes for the 3 day event are:
•    20 February – focusing on ‘Reality’ i.e. what is possible today
•    21 February – focusing on ‘Open Source development on Azure’
•    22 February – focusing on ‘The Future’

· On Monday, 20 February 2017: We will be talking about the benefits of choosing the right data store when designing highly available, highly scalable and cost effective cloud based systems. The session will explore the range of offerings on the Azure platform, along with guidance on how to best match the right store for your workload requirements.  This will be followed by two sessions from MVPs James Mann and Gary Pretty looking at the changing world of BOTs and offering you the tools to create real chat-bots today! And we close the day sharing the secrets of Document DB with MVP Allan Mitchell who will demonstrate the scale capabilities not only in terms of RUs and storage but also how you can leverage JavaScript

· On Tuesday, 21 February 2017: The theme shifts to DevOps and MVPs from across Europe and the world talking about Dockerizing Your Cross-Plat .NET Development, monitoring Linux in Azure with Microsoft Operations Management Suite Log Analytic and DevOps by examples, a presentation designed to illustrate the DevOps vision with the help of a mix of technologies including GitHub, Linux, ASP.NET Code, Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS), Azure and more

· On Wednesday, 22 February 2017: We change gear and delve into the world of Quantum Computing, how technology is really helping people to improve their lives and we hear from Professor Bradley Love from UCL and the Alan Turing Institute.  Also, Microsoft Regional Directors from the UK join forces to talk about IT Pro and Developer skills together with the transforming age of technology!


Tom Arbuthnot

Tom Arbuthnot

Principal Solutions Architect at Modality Systems
Tom Arbuthnot is Principal Solutions Architect at Unified Communications specialist Modality Systems. He is a Microsoft Certified Master and MVP, blogger, has a regular podcast with UCToday at and is a regular speaker at events including Microsoft TechEd and Ignite. He co-runs The Microsoft UC User Group London.

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