Work on Your ARM Strength


Automation is a critical factor in successful cloud projects. Successful projects are able to skillfully craft deployment templates and scripts that provision nearly all needed resources. While Azure Resource Manager (ARM) provides a robust “infrastructure as code” approach to managing Azure resources, getting started can seem like a daunting task. In this demo heavy session, we will dive deep into creating re-sources and manipulating ARM templates. We will review proven techniques you can apply to your Azure projects. In the end, you will have a series of tips you can use to unlock new and powerful ways to manage your Azure resources.

Speaker - Michael Collier

Michael Collier is currently a Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft, where he engages deeply with select accounts to help them best utilize Azure’s features. Michael is also a former five-time Azure MVP. Michael has over 13 years of experience with various consulting and technology firms where he was instrumental in leading and developing solutions for a wide range of clients. He has a vast amount of experience in helping companies determine the best strategy for adopting cloud computing, and providing the insight and hands-on experience to ensure they are successful. Michael is also a respected technology community leader, and is often found sharing his Microsoft Azure insights and experiences at regional and national conferences. Michael is also the co-author of a published book on Microsoft Azure entitled Microsoft Azure Essentials: Fundamentals of Azure. Follow Michael’s experiences with Azure on his blog at and on Twitter at @MichaelCollier (