Join Mark Russinovich, Azure CTO, to learn how Microsoft Azure enables intelligent, modern, and innovative applications at scale in the cloud, on-premises, and on the edge. Microsoft Azure has achieved massive, global scale, with more than 50 announced regions consisting of over 100 datacenters, and it is growing fast.

Mark takes you on a tour of Azure datacenter architecture and implementation innovations, describing everything from Azure global infrastructure, to how we enable large-scale enterprise scenarios on both cloud and edge, and more.

For many newcomers to Azure Cosmos DB, the learning process starts with data modeling and partitioning.

How should I structure my data? When should I co-locate data in a single container? Should I de-normalize or normalize properties? What’s the best partition key for my model?

In this demo-filled session, learn the strategies and thought process one should adopt for modeling and partitioning data effectively in Azure Cosmos DB.

Using a real-world example, we explore Azure Cosmos DB key concepts—request units (RU), partitioning, and data modeling—and how their understanding guides the path to a data model that yields best performance and scalability. If you’re familiar with relational databases, and want to dive into the non-relational world, this is the session for you.

Here’s a great talk from Microsoft Ignite about governance and compliance around Azure services.

Enabling your organization to easily consume Azure services can be challenging due to security, compliance and or governance requirements. Azure Blueprints allows organizations to define the guardrails for which they empower their business to succeed and drive to new heights.

In this demo-packed session we’ll go deep with Azure Blueprints and how they map to Management Groups and your overall scaffolding and structure. We’ll explore how customers can ensure consistent policy, control, visibility, and security across resources and subscriptions with Azure Policy, Azure Monitor, Log Analytics, Security Center and Cost Management.