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MCW - Microsoft Cloud Workshop Project

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This is the top level repository for the Microsoft Cloud Workshop (MCW) project. Each workshop is maintained in its own repository. Issues and activity for each individal workshop should take place in those repos. This repository contains the Wiki, captures the overall process to create and maintain MCW content, and top level issues that are not specific to individual workshops. The master template for new workshops is located here. Each workshop is named MCW-workshop-topic-name and can be found in: https://github.com/Microsoft/MCW-workshop-topic-name.

MCW-Azure-Blockchain - MCW Azure Blockchain

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Northwind Traders is the world's largest food and beverage company. The company has a long history of innovation since its founding more than 150 years ago. Over the last few years, Northwind has been increasing their emphasis on tracking their products from the origin of the raw materials all way through the manufacturing process to the consumer. They pride themselves on being able to certify both the origin and delivery of their products with high accuracy. Jill Anders, the CTO of Northwind Traders has reached out to you to help them build a truly innovative solution to better track their shipments. Jill says, "We need a system that is more secure, more efficient, and will help us lower, not just IT costs, but other costs across the organization." They've heard of Blockchain and Smart Contract technologies, and are thinking these may help them solve this problem.

MCW-Containers-and-DevOps - MCW Containers and DevOps

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Fabrikam Medical Conferences provides conference web site services, tailored to the medical community. Their business has grown and the management of many instances of the code base and change cycle per tenant has gotten out of control. The goal of this workshop is to help them build a proof of concept (POC) that will migrate their code to a more manageable process that involves containerization of tenant code, a better DevOps workflow, and a simple lift-and-shift story for their database backend.

MCW-Microservices-architecture - MCW Microservices architecture

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Contoso Events is an online service for concerts, sporting and other event ticket sales. They are redesigning their solution for scale with a microservices strategy and want to implement a proof of concept (POC) for the path that receives the most traffic; ticket ordering. In this workshop, you will look at the process of developing a proof of concept (POC) that will illustrate the use of many Azure features to support a highly scalable microservices architecture based on Service Fabric and Azure Functions.




MCW-Serverless-architecture - MCW Serverless architecture

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Litware, Inc. is rapidly expanding their toll booth management business to operate in a much larger area. As this is not their primary business, which is online payment services, they are struggling with scaling up to meet the upcoming demand to extract license plate information from a large number of new tollbooths, using photos of vehicles uploaded to cloud storage. Currently, they have a manual process where they send batches of photos to a 3rd-party who manually transcodes the license plates to CSV files that they send back to Litware to upload to their online processing system. They want to automate this process in a way that is cost effective and scalable. They believe serverless is the best route for them, but do not have the expertise to build the solution.

MCW-Template-Cloud-Workshop - Official Microsoft Cloud Workshop Template

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Trey Research Inc. looks at the old way of doing things in retail and introduces innovative experiences that delight customers and drive sales. Their latest initiative focuses on intelligent vending machines that support commerce, engagement analytics, and intelligent promotions. In this workshop, you will look at the process of migrating an on-premises data warehouse to Azure SQL Data Warehouse. Throughout the whiteboard design session and hands-on lab, you will look at the planning process for data warehouse migration, identifying schema and data incompatibilities, efficiently migrating data from on-premises databases to the cloud, data distribution in Azure SQL Data Warehouse, migrating ETL jobs to Azure Data Factory, and supporting ad-hoc workloads in an Azure SQL Data Warehouse through Azure Analysis Services.

MCW-Mobile-app-innovation - MCW Mobile app innovation

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Contoso Air, founded in 1932, is a leader in the air travel industry, with service to more than 70 different countries/regions around the globe. Contoso is currently modernizing their entire ticketing and operations platform. With its global workforce, there is a need to access data with extremely low latency thus requiring replication across geographical regions. Furthermore, employees are becoming increasingly mobile and digital savvy. They expect to be able to have access to their data in real time from any type of the common mobile platforms; be it UWP, iOS, or Android. Contoso's competitors are smaller and nimbler, and as such, they have been able to transform digitally much faster and provide employees and customers with a better experience. To remain competitive and improve their customer satisfaction ratings, Contoso Air wishes to modernize their baggage handling and tracking process. This includes the introduction of RFID luggage tags, equipping baggage handlers with mobile devices to perform luggage scans, a customer luggage tracking mobile application, and adding IoT enabled RFID antennas and scanners throughout the baggage handling process. Employees and customers alike will be able to track the exact position of a piece of luggage from the time that it leaves its owner's hands to the time that it returns to them at the baggage claim.

MCW-Securing-PaaS - MCW Securing PaaS

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Fourth Coffee is an American coffeehouse chain that was founded in Seattle, Washington in 1970. It currently operates over 20,000 locations worldwide. The CEO has established a mandate to revamp their loyalty program that starts with their platform. Other than tracking the serial number of the gift card, its balance and purchase history, Fourth Coffee does not have any direct way to associate the purchase history with the customer. They feel this is a big opportunity for them to address, and in doing so will enable them to launch their worldwide customer loyalty program.


MCW-Modern-cloud-apps - MCW Modern cloud apps

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The Contoso Sports League Association (CSLA) is one of the largest sports franchises and is struggling to keep up with demand from their growing user base. They currently host an e-commerce website and have a backend website that supports their call center, allowing employees to view order information. CSLA would like to modernize their websites and move to the cloud, ultimately moving away from managing infrastructure. They are interested in whether Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) will meet their needs so they can completely remove the infrastructure management overhead. However, they are concerned about securing their websites and data to meet the stringent PCI (Payment Card Industry) compliance requirements.

MCW-Media-AI - MCW Media AI

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Contoso Consulting is a mature consulting firm that has been in the IT Consulting business for over 30 years with clients all over the world. They have a history of mainly specializing in Microsoft technologies, but do have an established practice of offering Linux and OSS based consulting. The company has adapted to the ever-changing landscape of IT for a long time and has been involved in the training and adoption or transition process of many of its clients over the years. In addition to IT consulting services, Contoso provides on-site and video-based training to their larger clients. This involves creating custom training content and course agendas based on the client's needs and project being delivered. Because of this changing landscape of getting further into the IT training business, the CEO of Contoso Consulting, Jill Sampson, has decided to pursue the development of Contoso's own online, on-demand, video training service.

MCW-Optimized-architecture - MCW Optimized architecture

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In this workshop, you will learn how to optimize a lift-and-shift style Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) architecture in Azure to improve cost savings. You will also compare IaaS and PaaS (Platform as a service) hosting options to save cost even further using Azure App Service. Additionally, you will learn to improve resiliency and high availability through multi-region deployment. At the end of this workshop, you will be better able to design and implement a plan to optimize Azure IaaS and PaaS deployments, compare costs between Azure IaaS versus Azure PaaS, setup SQL Database geo-replication, and configure multi-region deployments.

MCW-OSS-DevOps - MCW OSS DevOps

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Trey Research is an online vitamins seller that has a presence mainly in the United Kingdom and other countries/regions in Europe. They want to expand into other parts of the world starting with Asia and will soon be setting up distribution centers for their vitamins there. They have no retail stores; thus, all their business comes through their website. SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is extremely important to them as is their user website experience with a heavy focus on availability and performance. The company currently has two application teams: Development for their websites, and Operations for deployments and backend servers. These are all hosted in a commercial data center. The teams have a great deal of experience in developing applications in PHP and WordPress for the LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP). What they lack is the operational expertise and maturity to maintain their applications properly. They struggle with development and design practices, deployments, configuration management, and scaling their application to meet busy seasonal periods.