Jun 02 - 04 | 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
09:00 - 17:00

Dockerized Microservices in Microsoft Azure

Microsoft has fallen in love with Docker containers. Docker support is added to many existing services and new services dedicated to containers are added rapidly. In this session, long-time Azure MVP Rainer Stropek will bring a demo microservice (cross-platform RESTful web api in .NET Core; programming language not relevant for this workshop). During the workshop, we will explore different options for building and running this microservice in Docker containers. We focus on PaaS- and Serverless-offerings including Azure Container Registry, Azure App Service, Azure Container Instances and Azure Kubernetes Service. Additionally, Rainer will demonstrate how to automate CI/CD processes using Azure DevOps.


Rainer assumes that you have basic knowledge about Docker and Kubernetes. You do not need to be an expert in these technologies but you should have basic understanding of fundamentals like Dockerfiles, Docker Compose and Kubernetes Resource YAML files. If you want to follow along the demos, make sure to bring an Azure subscription in which you have administrative priviledges.

Rainer Stropek

Rainer Stropek is co-founder and CEO of the company software architects and has been serving this role since 2008. At software architects Rainer and his team are developing the award-winning SaaS time tracking solution “time cockpit”. Previously, Rainer founded and led two IT consulting firms that worked in the area of developing software solution based on the Microsoft technology stack.

Rainer is recognized as an expert concerning .NET development, software architecture and databases. He has written numerous books and articles on C#, database development, Microsoft Azure, XAML, and web development. Additionally he regularly speaks at conferences, workshops and trainings in Europe and the US. In 2010 Rainer has become one of the first MVPs for the Microsoft Windows Azure platform. In 2015, Rainer also became a Microsoft Regional Director. 2016, Rainer also got the MVP award for Visual Studio and Developer Technologies.

Rainer graduated the Higher Technical School Leonding (AT) for MIS with honors and holds a BSc (Hons) Computer Studies of the University of Derby (UK).