Take a look at the big picture of Azure. Explore Azure services, including storage, hosting, and machine learning, to assess which best fit your organization's cloud strategy.
Understanding the scope of the cloud is an overwhelming task, even for a seasoned developer. This course takes a step back to look at the big picture of Microsoft Azure. This perspective can help you understand the many Azure offerings, including storage, hosting, and deployment, and assess which best fit your organization's cloud strategy. Those just entering the cloud will find the course to be a valuable resource they can return to again and again. Instructor Walt Ritscher kicks off the course by comparing the three cornerstones of the cloud: software as a service, infrastructure as a service, and platform as a service. He then covers Azure subscription options and costs and dives deeper into specific Azure services. He covers web hosting, cloud storage, Azure security, infrastructure, DevOps tools, and media encoding, as well as event and notification services. Review the services that interest you or zoom out for a more complete picture of this powerful cloud-computing platform.
Azure from a 10,000 foot view
Getting the most out of this course
The fluctuating nature of the Azure portal
1. Big Picture
What is the cloud?
Benefits of using the cloud
What is software as a service (SaaS)?
What is infrastructure as a service (IaaS)?
What is platform as a service (PaaS)?
Surveying the cloud market leaders
2. Azure Basics
Subscription choices for Azure
Understanding the costs of the Azure services
A quick tour of the Azure categories
A quick tour of Azure App Service
Host websites and web apps on App Service
Use templates to build a new App Service
Use default tools to build a new App Service
Edit and publish web app files
Host web APIs on App Service
What features are part of App Service
4. Code and Workflows
A quick tour of cloud functions
A quick tour of cloud workflows
Run serverless code with Azure Functions
Building powerful workflows with Logic Apps
5. Storage and Data
A quick tour of Azure Storage
Store any kind of object in Blob storage
A quick tour of Azure databases
Explore Cosmos DB, multi-model, and NoSQL databases
Cosmos DB in action
Protect access to services with Azure Active Directory
Explore the Azure network components
Build out your system with virtual machines
Azure DevOps and Visual Studio Team Services
Simplify app deployment with containers
Continuous integration and deployment
8. Machine Learning and Artificial intelligence
The Azure AI family
Cognitive Services overview
Machine learning overview
Explore the Vision API
Explore the Language API
Explore the Speech API
9. Other Services
Deliver events/messages: Event Grid, Event Hub, or Service Bus