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Azure: Understanding the Big Picture

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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.


  • Azure from a 10,000 foot view
  • Getting the best 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 infrastructure as a service (IaaS)?
  • What is software as a service (SaaS)?
  • What is platform as a service (PaaS)?
  • What is services as a service (SEaaS)?
  • Surveying the cloud market leaders
2. Azure Basics
  • Subscription choices for Azure
  • The costs of the Azure services
  • The broad world of Azure services
  • A quick tour of the Azure portal
3. Hosting
  • A quick tour of Azure App Service
  • Websites and web apps on App Service
  • Azure App Service and the Azure App Service plan
  • Build a new App Service
  • Edit and publish web app files
4. API and API Management
  • Host web APIs on App Service
  • Manage APIs with Azure API Management Service
5. Code and Workflows
  • Run serverless code with Azure Functions
  • Building powerful workflows with Logic Apps
6. Azure Storage
  • A quick tour of Azure Storage
  • Store any kind of object in Blob Storage
  • Blob Storage example
  • File share example
7. Azure Databases
  • A quick tour of Azure databases
  • Explore Cosmos DB: The multimodel no-SQL database
  • Cosmos DB in action
8. Infrastructure
  • Protect access to services with Azure Active Directory
  • Explore the Azure networking components
  • Build out your system with virtual machines
9. DevOps
  • Enhance development and deployment with Azure DevOps
  • Simplify app deployment with containers
  • GitHub and Azure
10. Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
  • The Azure AI family
  • Cognitive Services overview
  • Machine Learning overview
  • Bots overview
  • Search overview
  • Explore the Vision service
  • Explore the Speech service
11. Other Services
  • Messaging with Event Grid, Event Hub, or Service Bus
  • Send mobile notifications with Notification Hubs
  • Use Media Services to encode and stream media
  • Manage IoT devices
  • Windows Virtual Desktop
  • Manage hybrid systems with Azure Arc
  • Back up and recover data with Azure Cloud Backup
  • The Azure Marketplace: Use partner services
  • The rest of the services
  • What's next?

Taught by

Walt Ritscher


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