Cloud Solutions with Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure is an ever-expanding set of cloud services for building, managing, and deploying applications on a global network using your preferred tools and frameworks. In this Office Hours, RPI Consultants will provide live demonstrations with interactive Q&A of Microsoft Azure, including the Azure Portal for Infrastructure, Platform, and Software-as-a-Service. We will also share types of databases and content storage available, and how you can utilize Azure for cold storage of content in your OnBase or ImageNow system.

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John Marney:
Let’s go ahead and get started here. I’m gonna share my webcam really quick. All right. Can everyone hear me? If you wouldn’t mind, Mason, if you could throw a question into the question panel. Make sure you can hear me.

Hey, John, it’s Mike, we can hear you.

Oh, sweet. Okay. Thanks. All right. Well, thanks for joining today. Today we’re doing another RPI Consultants Office Hours. We do have a number of these also scheduled coming up, I think every two weeks is what we have. I’ll show you the schedule of those herein, just a minute. Today we’re going to be talking about cloud solutions with Azure. Azure is Microsoft’s, of course, their humongous cloud platform.

Our upcoming webinars and Office Hours, we have quite a bit of content prepared over the next couple of months. For Office Hours, the next couple we’re going to be discussing robotic process automation. The first one is going to be an introductory course. We’re going to show how to manipulate some Excel files, pull data out of it, because Excel is so commonly used or needed, RPA is commonly needed with Excel-based processes, but it’s a great place to start.

Later on, in May, we’re going to be doing a little bit more advanced RPA course for showing some system integrations and whatnot. It’ll build on the first one, but even if you can’t make it, no problem, but if you join us, it’ll be really interesting. We’re also going to be discussing something really on the forefront right now with also working from home or working remotely. On May 15th we’re going to do digital signatures or digital workflows. These are the easy to set up ones, we’re talking DocuSign or Adobe Sign. We’re going to be discussing those individually as well as how you can integrate those with some existing platforms that you may be using. That’s the Office Hours.

Now, we’re going to be doing more high-level webinars on those digital signing solutions. That’s on May 6th, and then we’re going to be doing also an overview of leveraging your Office 365 Investment or what to do with your SharePoint on May 6th as well. A little bit about me. Everyone probably has all this information but I’m the manager of Content and Process Automation practice, so that’s CPA practice. We’re not accountants but we do work with accountants here at RPI Consultants.

I’ve been doing this for around 10 years. I’ve been with RPI for around six years and much of my experience has been around accounts payable automation but really more broadly process automation as a whole. Lately, in the past year, year and a half, I’ve been spending a lot of time building competency with the Azure Cloud Services. I’m excited for RPI to be able to offer more services in this space.

Microsoft Azure Cloud Services. What are we talking about? Of course, please in these Office Hours, we encourage questions, we encourage audience participation. Please feel free to challenge me to explore something that I didn’t go into enough detail for or request to see something that I wasn’t even planning on talking about. Wherever th