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Cloud Advocate Content Highlights (Week of 01/10)

Microsoft's Cloud Advocates help every technologist, from those in enterprises or startups, to succeed and do what they love: write, code, and learn. They engage developers and others in the software ecosystem to further technical education and proficiency within the Microsoft Cloud + AI platform. Cloud Advocates meet with developers around the world through talks, demos, and engagement in technical communities. Please check out the latest Cloud Advoacy content highlights below for the week of 01/10:



Cloud Advocate 



How to Learn Microsoft Azure in 2020


Thomas Maurer

(Twitter: @ThomasMaurer)

2019 is over, and usually, we take the time to find some resolutions for the new year. Why not take all that energy and prepare for the cloud computing era and advance your career by learning Microsoft Azure? In this post, Thomas gives you a quick look at how you can get started learning about Azure, whether you are a beginner or already advanced, technical or business-oriented.


Cloud Computing, Azure

New Year, New Skills – Get Azure Ready for 2020

Jay Gordon

(Twitter: @jaydestro)

It's a new year and you might be the same you. But that's no reason not to consider adding some new skills to your tech tool belt. Check out this blog post, in which Jay shares some places to seek out tips to working with Microsoft Azure in the new year!


Cloud Computing, Azure

Generating Images with Azure Functions


Aaron Powell

(Twitter: @slace)

This is a walk through on how to generate an image from scratch (using an OSS drawing library) in an Azure Functions and store it with Azure Storage.


Compute + Serverless, Web, Azure Functions

Tutorial: How to Use Kubernetes Secrets for Storing Sensitive Config Data


Abhishek Gupta

(Twitter: @Abhi_tweeter)

"Kubernetes in a Nutshell" blog series (continued) - explore Kubernetes Secrets and how they can be used to store sensitive configuration data which needs to be handled securely.


Containers, Kubernetes, Docker

How to Write a CFP


Asim Hussain

(Twitter: @jawache)

This is step by step guide to writing a response to a Call For Papers (CFP). Asim shares the techniques that work for him and the speakers he mentors. And it can work for you too! Start here and then sprinkle a bit of your own creativity over it.