Microsoft Azure Training 32 – Azure Cloud Services – Part 1 – The Basics (Exam 70-533

This is the Part 1 of several sessions that goes over Azure Cloud Service. In this session I provide an introduction of what Azure Cloud Service is and a general way to think of the 2 paradigms of Cloud Services. I clarify the easiest way to think about the 2 Roles that make the Cloud Service and how they are important for multi-tiered web applications. Further a demo is provided on hoe to deploy a cloud service and it’s roles from Visual Studio 2013 to create and host a simple web page. Given that web applications can be deployed through Azure Websites, Azure VMs and Azure Cloud Services, I conclude this session with a general discussion on when to use what while thinking of deploying web applications.

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Microsoft Azure Training 31 – Azure Websites – Part 8 – Azure Websites diagnostics and monitoring (Exam 70-533)

This is the Part 8 and the last part of the Azure Websites/Azure Web Apps sessions. In this session I discuss what are the various diagnostics logs in Azure websites and how they are enabled and where the are stored. Further in the session I demonstrate on how to retrieve the log files. In this session I also go over Azure websites monitoring and what metrics that can be monitored from Azure Preview Portal. I also demonstrate on how to enable the endpoint monitoring of Azure Websites from the Management Portal.
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Microsoft Azure Training 30 – Azure Websites – Part 7 – Azure Traffic Manager (Exam 70-533)

This is the Part 7 of the Azure Websites-Azure Web Apps sessions. In this session I discuss about an exciting service in Azure called Azure Traffic Manager. I provide a full description of what Azure Traffic Manager is and the easy 3 ways to have it configured. As usual, all concepts are fully demonstrated in this session for an easy understanding and also to show that Azure Traffic Manager is just not another load balancer. Plenty of -gotchas- are also explained and demonstrated with respect to configuring the Azure Traffic Manager.
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Microsoft Azure Training 29 – Azure Websites – Part 6 – Azure Websites Scaling (Exam 70-533)

This is the Part 6 of Azure Websites/Azure Web Apps session. In this session I discuss about elasticity concept of Azure cloud and it’s importance. Further I discuss about how Azure Websites scaling works and the various configurations that determine how Azure Websites is scaled; scheduled scaling or performance based scaling. Along with a demo that highlights all the concepts learned, I also discuss the best practices and considerations that must be taken while deicing how the Websites should be scaled.
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Microsoft Azure Training 28 – Azure Websites – Part 5 – Azure Websites Custom Domains and SSL (Exam 70-533)

This is the Part 5 of Azure Websites/Azure Web Apps session. In this session I demonstrate how to map a custom domain to a newly created Website and what DNS configuration is required to make this happen. The session further divulges into uploading and binding SSL certificate to an Azure Website with a custom domain. As a bonus a demonstration is provided on how to force HTTP traffic to secure HTTPS in Azure Websites.
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Microsoft Azure Training 27 – Azure Websites – Part 4 – Azure Website settings (Exam 70-533)

This is the Part 4 of Azure Websites/Azure Web Apps session. In this session I discuss the various Azure Website settings that are available to be configured. Particular attention is given to to how database connection strings and application settings are configured. A brief demo is provided on the location of the settings in the Azure Preview Portal. The session ens with an overview of how all the concepts addressed in this session are done through Windows PowerShell.
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Microsoft Azure Training 26 – Azure Websites – Part 3 – Azure Webjobs (Exam 70-533)

This is the Part 3 of Azure Websites/Azure Web Apps session. In this session I discuss how a task can be run in the back-end on VM where the Azure Website is created and hosted. With a demo in this session I go through discussing how scripts can be zipped to create a webjob file and uploaded in Management Portal to later run it as a scheduled task. I also go through the relevant PowerShell cmdlets to perform the Webjobs related tasks.
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Microsoft Azure Training – 25 Azure Websites – Part 2 – Deploying Azure Websites (Exam 70-533)

This is the Part 2 of Azure Websites/Azure Web Apps session. In this session I discuss what deployment actually means and recap on how to create and deploy an Azure website from Visual Studio. Further discussion is provided on Azure Website slots and why they are needed and how they are created. Full demo is provided on all the concepts discussed. Finally in this session I demo the PowerShell equivalent of all the tasks that were performed in this session including creating web deployment packages and deploying them to Azure slots.
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Microsoft Azure Training 24 – Azure Websites – Part 1 – Azure Websites Introduction (Exam 70-533)

This is the Part 1 of Azure Websites/Azure Web Apps session. In this session I provide an introduction to Azure PaaS in general and get into specifics of what Azure Websites are. Also in this session I provide an introduction on what Azure Resource Groups are and how they are created and then move onto creating an Azure Website. After the Azure Website is created, I show website publishing with Visual Studio 2013 and also provide a quick demo on how webpages can be uploaded with a FTP client.
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Microsoft Azure Training 23 – Azure Virtual Machines – Part 10 – Azure VM Monitoring (Exam 70-533)

This is the Part 10 and final session of the Azure Virtual Machines topic. In this session I talk about the basic built-in monitoring capabilities of Azure. There is demonstration on the various metrics of Azure and how alerts can be set on these metrics so one can be notified if any metric goes over a predefined threshold. There is further discussion on the Endpoint monitoring preview feature where the status of a web site can be monitored by Azure. Finally I discuss about Azure Diagnostics extension which has higher capability of monitoring Azure VMs and storing the data in a predefined Storage Account.
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