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 Deployment Models: Classic versus Resource Manager
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, Power BI, Intune and many other SaaS applications.
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
- User and Group Management
- Azure AD Security Roles
- Azure AD Business to Business
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
- Managing Azure with the CLI
- Create Resources with ARM Templates
- Cloud Shell
- Role-Based Access Control
An Azure storage account contains all of your Azure Storage data objects: blobs, files, queues, tables, and disks.
Data in your Azure storage account is durable and highly available, secure, massively scalable, and accessible
from anywhere in the world over HTTP or HTTPS.
- Azure Storage Types
- Storage Accounts
- Creating a Storage Account
- Secure Access to your Storage Account
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
- User Defined Routes
- Service Endpoints
- 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
- Connect to VMs using RDP, SSH or Azure Bastion
- VM Scale Sets
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 and App Service Plans
- Web Apps
- Deployment Slots
- Web App Scaling
- Backup and Restore
- 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.
- Azure SQL Database
- Managed Instances
- Pricing Models
- Creating and Managing Databases
- Connecting to SQL Azure Database
- Business Continuity
Azure Monitoring and Log Analytics
Performance issues in your cloud app can impact your business. With multiple interconnected components and frequent releases, degradations can happen at any time.
Having a holistic view of your application and infrastructure is key to monitoring your Azure environment.
Log Analytics provides monitoring services by collecting data, like events, performance data, … from managed resources into a central repository.
Once collected, the data is available for alerting, analysis, and export.
- Service Health
- Azure Advisor
- Azure Monitor
- Metrics and Alerts
- Azure Activity Log
- Application Insights
- Network Monitoring
- Log Analytics
Azure Security Center provides unified security management and advanced threat protection across hybrid cloud workloads.
With Security Center, you can apply security policies across your workloads, limit your exposure to threats, and detect and respond to attacks.
- Azure Security Center
- Configure Security Policies
- Protect Your Resources
- Respond to Incidents
- Just in Time VM Access
- Adaptive Application Controls
- File Integrity Monitor
IT Governance ensures that your organization is able to achieve its goals through an effective and efficient use of IT.
It does this by creating clarity between your business goals and IT projects.
Azure Policy is a service in Azure that you use to create, assign and, manage policies.
These policies enforce different rules and effects over your resources, so those resources stay compliant with your corporate standards
and service level agreements.
- Management Groups
- Azure Policy
- Cost Management
- Resource Graph