Last month (December 14, 2016) I presented at the Western Mass Development Technology User Group. The group meets in Agawam, MA about two hours west of Salem, MA – if you are in the area you should check out their meetup site: https://www.meetup.com/Western-Mass-Development-Technology-Users-Group/
I was a fun time and a great group of people interested in learning more about Azure.
I split the time between WebApps and WebJobs and tried not to make too many comparisons with Cloud Services (since only one person was familiar with them). We spent most of the time in either the Azure portal or in Visual Studio, but for anyone interested my power point presentation files can be downloaded from this link: https://jhaleyfiles2016.blob.core.windows.net/public/Western%20Mass%20Dev%20Tech.zip
The day after I posted my last update (November 2016 Update on Azure Cloud Certification Studying) I found out the 70-534 exam (the one I am studying for) was going to have some major changes on November 22 - Azure Architecture Exam (70-534) Gets ARM Refresh.
So I had two choices: Cram for the exam and take it before Nov 22 or Step back and widen the material I’ve got to learn to pass it.
Since then, I’ve decided to postpone taking the exam this year. I am not really doing this to just get the certificate (ie. pass the exam) I want to know that I know the material … and right now I don’t know some of the new things they are adding to the exam.
Also, I’ve been meaning to get back to blogging and have decided to start writing about some of the topics I am learning while studying for the 70-354 exam – so this week I am planning my first blog post (or set of blog posts) … still in the planning stage.