In-Depth Training for Developers

Looking for intense developer training to help you take your dev career to a new level? VSLive! Training Seminars take our world-class education on the road to provide in-depth, actionable developer training when and where it's convenient to you. Keep up-to-date on some of the hottest trends in the developer world to drive your career forward. These engaging and high-impact training seminars provide in-depth education and knowledge-share, networking with fellow peers, and one-on-one interaction with a skilled instructor to take what you have learned back to your office.

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ASP.NET Core in the Microsoft Cloud

Every company is a software company. Keeping your business running and your customers happy requires constant improvement in the apps you build as well as how you build them. Microsoft's cloud solution Azure provides you with a rich set of choices for your apps and services whether it's all in PaaS, IaaS, or some hybrid. ASP.NET Core is Microsoft's next generation runtime, that's optimized for microservice architectures and your next big thing. Wrap it up with good people, process, and product in the form for Azure DevOps and you've got a winning solution to reduce lead time and delight your customers.

Over two days, Brian will cover how to set your team up for success using Azure DevOps using ASP.NET Core as the foundation technology. However, what you learn will apply to any app, on any platform, with any code base. Beyond that, Brian will show you how to build a modern Microservices based ASP.NET Core app using the state of the art in container technology.

Day 1: ASP.NET Core with Azure DevOps
February 6, 2019
9:00AM – 5:00PM
Level: Introductory / Intermediate

DevOps is an organizational transformation that starts with people, process, and then products. It's a journey of continuous improvement that requires changes just about everywhere. As a developer, how can you embrace DevOps at a more technical level? You've heard you need to change the way you work with version control–trunk-based development? The idea of feature flags sounds intriguing, but how do you do it? Do you still need testers? How do you get to "10 plus deployments a day?"

This all-day workshop, is broken into five parts where you'll start with nothing and end with an ASP.NET Core app with a SQL Server database running in Azure with a full continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD) pipeline managed by Azure DevOps.

First, there will be a review on the current thinking on DevOps. Next will be the planning and tracking phase where the architecture of the app will be broken out and defined. Then the dev and test phase where you get feature flags implemented, CI builds working, manual and automated tests, and more. In the release phase, you'll look at how you create a deployment pipeline to multiple environments and how you validate a deployment after its release. Finally, the monitor and learn phase will cover analytics and user feedback and how you start the cycle over again. By the end of the day you'll have the technical knowledge on how to build your own modern ASP.NET Core and SQL Database solution that runs in Azure and has a full DevOps flow using Azure DevOps.

Day 2: ASP.NET Core Microservices with Docker, K8s, and AKS
February 7, 2019
9:00AM – 5:00PM
Level: Introductory / Intermediate

From monoliths to client server, to myriad distributed architectures and acronyms created by marketing, how we build applications small and large had evolved. In this workshop, you will learn how to build a rich, modern microservice architecture with ASP.NET Core, running in Azure. Taking a sample application, you'll learn the basics of ASP.NET Core and how to get it running in Azure.

Next will you'll learn how to containerize it on Docker for either Windows or Linux based on the current state of the art. You'll learn good dev practices in the small covering tools like Visual Studio, VS Code, command-line tools, Minikube, and virtualization.

You will learn about deployment options including Azure Web App for Containers and Kubernetes in Azure using AKS. You'll learn the pros and cons with examples on how to deploy to both. Next, you'll learn about how to manage your persistence layer with an examination of SQL Server running in containers. Finally, you'll learn the basic on how to apply good DevOps practices using Azure DevOps, pipelines, and supporting practices like configuration as code.

Meet Our Speaker

Brian Randell
Partner, MCW Technologies

Brian A. Randell is a partner with MCW Technologies, LLC. For more than 20 years, he has been building software solutions. He educates teams on Microsoft technologies via writing and training -- both in-person and on demand. He's also a consultant for worldwide companies of all sizes including Fortune 100 companies like Microsoft. Brian is a passionate software craftsman who still enjoys coding as he helps teams to improve their processes from idea to shipping to production management and monitoring. He's currently a Visual Studio MVP and co-author of "Professional Application Lifecycle Management with Visual Studio 2013" from Wrox Publishing. When he's not working, Brian enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. @brianrandell

Virtual Classroom Available!

Can't travel to the VSLive! Training Seminar in Dallas? You can join this class via our Virtual Classroom. Learn More

VSLive! has partnered with MicroTek Dallas to offer a virtual classroom opportunity to our attendees. The Virtual Training Room enables remote attendees to experience the benefits of instructor-led training without having to travel. Remote participants experience the same collaboration, instructor interaction, and learning benefits as those who are physically in the classroom. VSLive!'s Virtual Training Room technology allows all students to:

  • See and hear everything that is taking place in the live classroom
  • Raise their hands and ask questions
  • View and interact with course content (presentations, videos, code, and more)
  • Experience real-time collaboration

Virtual Classroom Requirements
All remote users need to participate in a Virtual Training Room event is a computer with camera, wired Internet connection, speakers, and a microphone -- it's that easy.

Top Reasons To Join Us in Dallas

In-Depth Training.

If you are a developer, engineer, programmer, architect, or industry professional looking for training, VSLive! Training Seminars provide focused in-depth training with one of the top experts in the field. Attend one or both days, in-person or virtually, and learn how to set your team up for success using Azure DevOps using ASP.NET Core as the foundation technology

Two Hot Topics in Two Days.

You have access to two back-to-back courses with one easy trip! The flexibility to attend either day – or both – in-person or virtually - allows you to keep up on the latest dev trends with intense developer training.


With small classes and an expert instructor, the intimate setting of these training courses allows for networking with your peers to learn from their experiences, problem-solve and brings solutions back to your office.

Get the Most Out of Your Time.

If you don't have time for a full 4, 5, or 6-day conference, look no further. VSLive! Training Seminars provide in-depth, actionable training in a one or two-day format to fit in with your busy schedule.

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  • Standard Registration through February 6
  • 1-Day Package (In-person or Virtual)
  • $695
  • 2-Day Package (In-person or Virtual)
  • $1,340

If attending in-person, a continental breakfast, hot catered lunch, and breaks will be provided as part of your VSLive! registration.

Discounts are available for alumni, government employees and educators. For more information, contact us at, or 949.296.9840.

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You may substitute one person in your place by contacting at least five business days prior to the event. If you must cancel all or part of your registration, your refund request must be sent no later than 20 business days prior. Your fee will be returned, less a $250 cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued within 20 days of the event.

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Dallas MicroTek Center
5430 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy #300
Dallas, TX 75240

Attendees can park in the West Parking Lot for free with validated ticket. The West Parking Lot (off Harvest Hill Road) is located behind Tower 3, Lincoln Centre Three.

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VSLive! has partnered with MicroTek Dallas to offer you discounted pricing at three hotels close to the training center.

Hilton Dallas Lincoln Centre
5410 Lyndon B Johnson Freeway
Dallas, Texas 75240

Reserve your room by calling 972-934-8400 and requesting the MicroTek rate.

Sheraton Dallas by the Galleria
4801 Lyndon B Johnson Freeway
Farmers Branch, Texas 75244

Reserve your room online or call 800-325-3535 and request the MicroTek rate.

DoubleTree Dallas
4099 Valley View Lane
Farmers Branch, Texas 75244

Reserve your room by calling 972-385-9000 and requesting the MicroTek rate.

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