Azure can really benefit your business by providing access to resources in the cloud and reducing costs at the same time.
Azure provides high availability, backup and SLAs for your cloud-based infrastructure.
- Cloud Computing
- Azure Benefits
- Software as a Service (SaaS)
- Platform as a Service (PaaS)
- Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
- Azure Products Overview
- SLA and Pricing
Azure can be managed through the Azure Management Portal or with Windows PowerShell.
PowerShell is the command-line tool to manage all your Windows servers and applications. Even when they are stored in Azure.
PowerShell can be used to connect to and manage your subscription.
- Azure Portal
- Managing Azure with PowerShell
- Azure Deployment Models: Classic versus Resource Manager
- Azure Storage
Virtual Networks in Azure allow you to setup communication between your VMs. Virtual Networks can be connected to one another through VNet peering or a VPN Gateway.
This VPN Gateway can also be used to connect to your on-prem network, using a site-to-site or point-to-site tunnel.
If you need dedicated bandwidth, you can choose an ExpressRoute connection, giving your company a direct link to the Azure Datacenters.
- Virtual Network
- VNet Peering
- VPN Gateway
- Azure DNS
Azure Virtual Machines
With virtual machines you have access to a scalable computing infrastructure on demand when you quickly need to
create new environments to fulfill the growing needs of your organization.
Azure provides a set of predefined Windows and Linux operating systems in different configurations to get you started.
You can also upload your own VHDs and start from there.
- VM Overview
- VM Sizes
- VM Storage
- VM Networking
- VM Availability
- Create VMs
Azure Load Balancing
Microsoft Azure provides multiple services for managing how network traffic is distributed and load balanced.
You can use these services individually or combine their methods, depending on your needs, to build the optimal solution.
- Azure Load Balancer
- Application Gateway
- Web Application Firewall
- Traffic Manager
Azure Web Apps
With Azure Web Apps you can deploy and scale modern websites and web apps in seconds.
- App Services
- Scaling Web Apps
- Backup and Restore
- Configuration and Monitoring
- Adding a Custom Domain to your Web App
- Enabling HTTPS
Azure SQL Database
Azure SQL Database delivers Database-as-a-Service functionality, based on SQL Server and hosted in Microsoft Azure.
SQL Azure focuses on predictable performance, scalability, business continuity, data protection, zero administration, and familiar tools.
- SQL Database
- Business Continuity
- Managing Databases
- Connecting to SQL Azure
- Data Migration
Using PowerShell, many management tasks in Azure can be automated. The creation and configuration of Virtual Machines can be scripted and save you a lot of time.
Azure VMs contain an agent that can be called to simplify VM management operations. The VM agent can run custom scripts during VM provisioning and the PowerShell DSC extension can be used to install Windows features into your VMs.
Azure runbooks help you to perform common tasks and schedule these tasks to occur at specific time frames.
- Automation Overview
- Creating an Automation Account
- PowerShell Desired State Configuration
Azure Resource Manager Templates
ARM Templates are JSON files that define one or more resources to deploy to a resource group. The template can be used to deploy the resources consistently and repeatedly.
- Resource Manager Overview
- ARM Templates Overview and Syntax
- Authoring Templates
- Deploy Resources with Templates
Azure Active directory
Azure AD is a modern, REST-based service that offers possibilities for identity and access control for your cloud environment.
You can now use only one identity service for Azure, Office 365, Dynamics CRM Online and Microsoft Intune.
Azure AD is an identity provider in the cloud that can easily be integrated with your local Active Directory environment.
- Azure AD Overview
- Azure AD Editions
- Add your domain to Azure AD
- User and Group Management
- Access to SaaS Applications
Azure AD Sign-In Options
With Azure AD Connect, you can synchronize your on-premises AD accounts to Azure.
Various solutions can be used to enable Single Sign-On between the on-prem environment and the cloud.
- Azure AD Connect
- Password Synchronization
- Pass-Through Authentication
Azure AD Domain Services
Azure AD Domain Services lets you join Azure VMs to a domain in the cloud. Users sign in to these VMs using their corporate AD credentials
and access resources seamlessly. Group Policy can be used to secure your machines. Applications can use Kerberos or NTLM for authentication.
- Azure AD Domain Services Overview
- AAD DS Features and Benefits
- AAD DS Deployment Scenarios
- AAD DS Configuration
Azure AD Services
- Multi-Factor Authentication
- Azure AD Application Proxy
- Azure AD B2C
- Azure Rights Management
Azure helps IT Professionals to build a scalable infrastructure to their needs.
It reduces costs for the overall IT platform and allows you to extend your environment very quickly whenever necessary.
New virtual machines can be setup in minutes, while giving you the flexibility, scalability and high availability that you require.
The cost of the IT infrastructure is reduced because you only pay for what you really use.
In the first part of the course (3 days) we will focus on Infrastructure as a Service components (IaaS) like VMs, Virtual networking and automation features. We will also talk about some of the Platform as a Service (PaaS) solutions: SQL Azure, Azure Web Apps.
This part is availabe as a separate course: Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services
The second part of the course (2 days) is all about identity management: Azure Active Directory is the main topic here. You will learn how to work with AAD and how to integrate with your on-prem AD environment. We will also cover a number of services that are related to Azure AD such as Azure AD Domain Services, Multi-Factor Authentication, Rights Management.
This part is available as a separate course: Azure Active Directory Identity Management.
This course is intended for IT professional technical specialists responsible for
implementing and maintaining the IT environment.