Microsoft Azure Design and Configuration Corporate Workshop/Training Course


Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure before March 25, 2014) is a cloud computing platform and infrastructure, created by Microsoft, for building, deploying and managing applications and services through a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters. It provides both PaaS and IaaS services and supports many different programming languages, tools and frameworks, including both Microsoft-specific and third-party software and systems.


At the end of Microsoft Azure training course, the participants will be able to:

  • Extend existing skills to the cloud delivery model
  • Build a simple web role application and deploy it to the cloud
  • Create a worker role project to perform backend processes
  • Store persistent data with Windows Azure Storage
  • Design a scalable database application in the cloud using Microsoft SQL Azure
  • Connect several cloud-based applications with Windows Azure AppFabric
  • Design a multitier solution that can scale to meet user demand

Suggested Audience - Developers & Architects

Duration - 3 Days

Prerequisites - The participants should have Microsoft Server platform knowledge with basic networking.

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1. Overview of Windows Azure IaaS Components

  • Introduction to cloud technology
  • Microsoft offering in public cloud
  • Windows Azure management Portal
  • Azure Cloud Services
  • Affinity group
  • Windows Azure Storage
  • Virtual Machine
  • Virtual Machine Sizes
  • Virtual machine deployment
  • Disk & Images
  • Virtual Machine Availability Set
  • Data Import and Export Services

2. Infrastructure Service Networking

  • EndPoint Configuration
  • Virtual Network
  • Point to Site Connectivity
  • Site to Site Connectivity
  • Traffic Manager
  • Managing ACL (Access Control List)
  • Automation
  • Windows Azure PowerShell Cmdlets
3. Cloud Services, Websites and Infrastructure Services

  • Windows Azure Compute
  • Virtual Machine and Cloud Services
  • Virtual Machine and Websites
  • Windows Azure Websites
  • Website Scalability
  • Auto-Scaling

4. Management & Monitoring

  • Monitoring Virtual Machines with the portal
  • Alert Rules
  • Application Deployment
  • Disk Configuration
  • Disk caching
  • StorSimple Overview
  • Managing with PowerShell
  • Auto-Scaling
5. Microsoft Azure IaaS - Deep dive

  • Windows Azure Security Overview
  • Windows Azure datacenters
  • Security extensions and configuration extensions
  • Extending On-premises domain to cloud
  • Windows Azure ingress and out grass traffic
  • Geo-redundant Storage

6. Windows Azure Pack

  • The Cloud OS vision
  • Service providers and enterprises
  • Windows Azure Technology
  • Management Portal
  • Web Sites Services
  • Virtual Machines Services
  • Deployment architecture
  • Deploying Windows Azure pack
7. Windows Azure Active Directory - Overview

  • Identity Challenges
  • Difference between Windows Server AD and Windows Azure AD
  • AD architecture options
  • Manage identity
  • SaaS Application integration
  • AD to ADD sync options
  • Configure Directory Synchronization.
  • Federated SSO
  • Configure SSO

8. Premium Offerings

  • Personalize access and Self Service capabilities
  • Company branding
  • Group-based application access
  • Self-Service Password reset
  • Self-Service group management
  • Advance security reports and alerts
  • Multi-factor authentication
  • Forefront Identity manager (FIM)
  • Enterprise SLA 99.9 %

9. Backup & Recovery
  • Simple, automated protection
  • Replication and recovery to Azure
  • Continuous health monitoring
  • Orchestrated Recovery
  • Simple and reliable server backup to the cloud
  • Reliable offsite data protection
  • A simple and integrated solution
  • Create a backup vault
  • Backup agent
  • Manage backup vaults and servers