Microsoft Azure Essentials – 10979

Course Information
https://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/course.aspx?id=10979b

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • Professional experience in information technology.
  • An understanding of websites.
  • A basic understanding of Active Directory concepts such as domains, users, and domain controllers.
  • A basic understanding of database concepts, including tables and simple queries.

Module 1

Multi-Factor Authentication
https://msdn.microsoft.com/library/azure/jj713614.aspx

Understand Your Bill
http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/support/understand-your-bill/

Azure General Price Information Page
http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/

Storage Pricing
http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/details/storage/

How to Reduce Bills (Save $) For Your Applications Deployed On Windows Azure Virtual Machines
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/cie/archive/2014/03/30/how-to-reduce-bills-save-for-your-applications-deployed-on-windows-azure-virtual-machines.aspx

I’m confused between Azure Cloud Services and Azure VMs?
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/plankytronixx/archive/2014/04/24/i-m-confused-between-azure-cloud-services-and-azure-vms-what-the.aspx

Free Workstation in Minutes
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/plankytronixx/archive/2014/11/21/provision-a-dev-workstation-in-6-minutes-and-0-00.aspx

What is a Cloud?
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/hh509051.aspx

More from the Cloud Engineer
http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2015/04/azure-basic-definitions.html

Module 2

Services by Region Info
http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/regions/#services
Locations Info
http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/regions/#overview

Azure VM FAQ
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/dn683781.aspx
VM and Cloud Service Sizes for Azure
https://msdn.microsoft.com/library/azure/dn197896.aspx
Azure VM Extensions and Features
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/dn606311.aspx

Create a Virtual Machine Running Windows
http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/virtual-machines-windows-tutorial/

Host Caching
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/19370693/what-is-the-difference-in-the-host-cache-preference-settings-when-adding-a-dis

About Virtual Machine Disks in Azure
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/dn790303.aspx

Community created Linux and FreeBSD VM Images
https://vmdepot.msopentech.com/List/Index

Module 3

WebJobs
http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/web-sites-create-web-jobs/

Why Clear DB?
https://www.cleardb.com/developers/help/faq

Module 4

Get started with Azure Websites and ASP.NET
http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/web-sites-dotnet-get-started/

Azure Websites, Cloud Services, and Virtual Machines comparison
http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/choose-web-site-cloud-service-vm/

Set up staging environments for web apps in Azure App Service
http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/web-sites-staged-publishing/

Update an Azure Service
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/hh472157.aspx

Configure a Virtual Network in the Management Portal
https://msdn.microsoft.com/library/azure/dn631643.aspx

Configure a Cross-Premises Site-to-Site connection to an Azure Virtual Network
https://msdn.microsoft.com/library/azure/dn133795.aspx

Configure a Point-to-Site VPN connection to an Azure Virtual Network
https://msdn.microsoft.com/library/azure/dn133792.aspx

Configure a VNet to VNet Connection
https://msdn.microsoft.com/library/azure/dn690122.aspx

VNet Configuration Tasks
https://msdn.microsoft.com/library/azure/jj156206.aspx

VNet FAQ
https://msdn.microsoft.com/library/azure/dn133803.aspx

VNet Forums
https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/home?forum=WAVirtualMachinesVirtualNetwork

Module 5

Azure Subscription and Service Limits, Quotas, and Constraints

http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/azure-subscription-service-limits/#storagelimits

Azure Blog Storage (1st of 7 part article)
http://justazure.com/azure-blob-storage-part-one-introduction/

Windows Azure Storage Explorers (2014) Old List
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsazurestorage/archive/2014/03/11/windows-azure-storage-explorers-2014.aspx

Resize Azure Data Disks
http://blogs.technet.com/b/keithmayer/archive/2015/03/24/resizing-data-disks-in-the-cloud-on-microsoft-azure.aspx

Module 6

Azure SQL Database Guidelines and Limitations
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff394102.aspx

Module 7

More on Azure AD
Azure Active Directory Editions
Azure Active Directory Service Description
Azure AD Pricing Details

Azure Multi-Factor Authentication
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/dn249471.aspx

Assigning administrator roles in Azure AD – Billing, Global, Password, Service, User
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/dn468213.aspx

Module 8

Azure Downloads
http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/downloads/

Appendix

Provision a developer workstation in 6 minutes and $0.00
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/plankytronixx/archive/2014/11/21/provision-a-dev-workstation-in-6-minutes-and-0-00.aspx

Use the Microsoft Azure Import/Export Service to Transfer Data to Blob Storage
http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/storage-import-export-service/

Manage Upgrades to the Azure Guest Operating System
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/ff729422.aspx
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/ff729420.aspx

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