Azure Governance with Phoummala Schmitt

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Your organization is using Azure - but is it under control? Richard chats with Phoummala Schmitt about policy, compliance, and governance in Azure. Often moving to the cloud starts as an experiment - and then suddenly it's live! While it's great to work through governance in advance, it's not always possible. So how do you get things right? Phoummala talks about account management, monitoring utilization, security and cost controls, all key parts of good governance. Azure gives you lots of tools to get things right!


Phoummala Schmitt is Sr Cloud Ops Advocate at Microsoft, focusing on Azure and Hybrid environments for the IT Professionals. Prior to joining Microsoft, Phoummala worked held Systems Engineering and Architecture roles building and maintaining systems that included Microsoft Exchange, Collaboration Technologies, Virtualization, Storage and Backup. She is a VMware vExpert and co-hosts The Current Status Podcast. In her spare time, she blogs for 24x7ITConnection,, and Some of her technical articles can also be found on Petri IT Knowledgebase, and The Register. Considered as one of the Top 50+ Tech Influencers and Thought Leaders You Should Follow , Phoummala aka Exchange Goddess can be followed as @exchangegoddess on Twitter.

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