Azure Sentinel Workshop

An online workshop is available for Azure Sentinel on November 5th.

Microsoft Azure Sentinel is a scalable, cloud-native, security information event management (SIEM) and security orchestration automated response (SOAR) solution. Azure Sentinel delivers intelligent security analytics and threat intelligence across the enterprise, providing a single solution for alert detection, threat visibility, proactive hunting, and threat response.

This workshop is offered from the Microsoft EDU Azure Technical Team.

Registration and more details are available here:

October CU Cloud Computing Platform Meeting

Be sure to join us for the next CU Cloud Computing Platform UG Meeting (Meetup). Thursday, October 10 12:00 PM at EnterpriseWorks. Sundar Ramakrishnan will present on: Introduction to Microsoft Azure. This presentation will be very similar to the one at our Azure Kickoff meeting on September 23.

Microsoft Azure Kickoff Meeting

Please join us for a Microsoft Azure kickoff meeting on Monday, September 23rd from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM located on campus in DCL L410 and online via Skype for Business. The meeting will also be recorded for those that can’t attend. 

The meeting will focus on the following topics: 

  • Introductions of the Azure team 
  • What is Azure and what it can do for you 
  • How the service works on campus and where to learn more 
  • Feedback on what you would like to see going forward in terms of regular meetups and training

 A Recording of This Meeting is Available on Box

Microsoft Azure is now available from Technology Services

We are happy to announce the availability of Microsoft Azure as a service from Technology Services.

The service can be used by all faculty, staff, and students, but a CFOP is required to create an Azure subscription and for billing.

Azure is Microsofts set of services and products that offers cloud computing power, servers, storage, databases, networking, analytics, content delivery, and other functionality to help organizations and researchers. Azure can help lower operating costs, run infrastructure more efficiently, and scale as needs change.

For more information, please visit the Technology Services website or contact us at

An Azure kickoff meeting is scheduled for September 23 at 2:00 p.m. in Digital Computer Lab L410. An online option will also be available.

We will introduce the Azure team, discuss how the service works on campus, and gather feedback on what you would like for regular meetings and training opportunities. Representatives from Microsoft will be onsite to discuss what you can do with Azure and answer questions.

Coming Soon: Microsoft Azure at Illinois

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has signed a contract with Microsoft to be able to provide access to Microsoft Azure cloud resources. Ultimately, the goal is to create a system similar to the current Amazon Web Services at Illinois offering where University staff and researchers can procure Azure resources while staying aligned with the University’s needs. Now that we have a contract in place, Technology Services is currently working through the logistics required to provision Microsoft Azure resources and re-bill through the University. Continue reading