July 13th – Introduction to Bicep presented by Frank Geisler

Welcome to the July 13th 2022 online meeting!  Covid restrictions are lifting and a return to in-person meetings may take shape in the coming months.  Until then, we all continue to operate monthly online meetings through the PNW collaborative facilitated by the Oregon Data Community.  A number of NW local data user groups are working together to help shoulder the load over covid,  hosting regular online monthly meetings for all members.  The collaborative will always have the regular OR Data Community “evening” meeting date/time on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 4 PM PST, and if possible a second meeting on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 12 PM PST!

In order to encourage questions during the presentation, please use chat which will be monitored and/or use the raise hands option in Teams.  Please be mindful of the other attendees and mute your mic!

We will be starting at 4:00 PM

Schedule (may be fluid due to discussions and Q/A):
4:00 – 4:15 PM – Announcements and other information
4:15 PM – Presentation

Our wonderful sponsors are providing gifts each month!


Title: Introduction to Bicep

Abstract: In this Session MVP Frank Geisler will give an introduction to Bicep for the Cloud DBA. As more and more systems are migrated to the cloud and as the sheer number of systems rises continuously Frank will demonstrate how to ease the process of creating and maintaining resources in the cloud via bicep. Bicep is a simplification of the descriptive notation of cloud resources that was introduced via ARM Templates. There are several advantages of having cloud resources described via bicep. First of all the bicep code is a documentation of the deployed infrastructure (which is also called “Infrastructure as code”). Another big advantage of Bicep is that before applying the script to the Azure Subscription a “delta” is calculated and only the differences will be deployed. Furthermore it is possible to deploy changes on your infrastructure via a deployment pipeline. In this session Frank will explain how to write Bicep Scripts and demonstrate this with several Azure Resources.

Bio: Frank Geisler

GDS Business Intelligence GmbH

Microsoft MVP (verified)

Frank Geisler is owner and CEO of GDS Business Intelligence GmbH. He is Data Platform MVP, MCT, MCSE – Business Intelligence, MCSE – Data Platform and MCSE – Azure Solutions Architect. In his Job he is building Business Intelligence Systems based on Microsoft Technology, mainly on SQL Server and SharePoint and he is also building Azure Infrastructures and Architectures with PowerShell.

Here’s Frank!!


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