Exam 70-533 Module 1-Lesson 6 – Overview of Azure deployment models

In this lesson I explain the theoretical concepts of Azure Resource Manager (ARM); the latest deployment model in Azure. I go over what ARM is and the frequent terms used in ARM. I also go over the Azure portal to show what a resource is and how resource providers provide the resources that are all placed in a Resource Group. I further get into some introduction of what Azure templates are and how to quickly look at a Resource template right from the Azure portal.

Exam 70-533 Module 1-Lesson 5 – Managing Azure with Azure CLI

You can really use Azure PowerShell from both Windows and Linux platforms to script things but then there are times you feel like using a native Linux styled to do your scripting. In this lesson we go over how to use Azure CLI, specifically Azure CLI 2.0, to get connected and work with Azure resources from both Windows and Linux. I also go over how to use Azure CLI 2.0 from the new Azure Cloud Shell quite easily.

 

Exam 70-533 Module 1-Lesson 4 – Managing Azure with Windows PowerShell

This lesson is all about how to use Windows PowerShell to get connected to Azure subscription. I go over the need for Azure PowerShell and all the possible ways to get it installed through Web Platform Installer, PowerShell gallery, Microsoft MSI and Azure Cloud Shell for PowerShell. As a bonus I also show how Azure PowerShell can be installed and used on Linux platforms (I demonstrate this through Windows 10 Bash shell).

 

Exam 70-533 Module 1-Lesson 2 – Overview of Azure

In this lesson I provide a high level introduction to Microsoft Azure. I get into the details of Azure regions, datacenters, paired regions and how accounts and subscriptions play an integral part of Azure. I further divulge into the Azure billing and get into the various “pay” models that works for both personal and organizational use. Moving on, I discuss various Azure services and where to get the list of all Azure services. I end this lesson with all the management tools that Azure provides to interact with various Azure services.

Exam 70-533 Module 1-Lesson 1 – Cloud technology overview

In this session we take a ride to the past to discuss traditional infrastructure. I will get into details of the issues we had with tradition infrastructura and how virtualization and managed services came to the rescue. Further, I will divulge into how managed services with a mix of virtualization brought about the cloud technology. We will get a formal exposure of what “cloud technology” is defined as and what the definition really means. Following that we will get into advantages of cloud computing, the various cloud deployment models like private, public and hybrid cloud, and the various cloud services models like SaaS, PaaS and IaaS.

Microsoft Azure Training 48 – Azure Active Directory – Part 1

This is the Part 1 of the Azure Active Directory Topic. In this session I introduce the Azure AD and talk about what it is, how it differentiates with on-premises Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS). Further, in this session I provide demos on how to create Azure AD Users from the Azure Portal, associate Custom domains with the Azure AD tenant and the Azure AD PowerShell module. As a bonus, I also talk about and demo how to create additional Azure AD directory within the subscription.

Microsoft Azure Training 47 – Azure SQL Database – Part 4 – Business Continuity (Exam 70-533)

This is part 4 of the Azure SQL Database series. In this session I cover the business continuity within the context of Azure SQL Databases. I start off with what business continuity is how it is important for an organization. I discuss how the terms RTO, RPO and Retention are important to understand and establish business continuity plans. In this session I go over first the Database Export method of backing up the data. I explain how this should not be your first choice for database backup in Azure SQL. I further divulge into the Automated point-in-time restore backups and discuss the details of it. Finally, I discuss what Active geo-replication of database is and how that’s the premium choice of ultimate Disaster Recovery and High Availability of Databases in Azure SQL Database.

 

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