Microsoft Azure Course
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing service created
by Microsoft for building, testing, deploying, and managing applications and services through a
global network of Microsoft-managed data centers. It provides software as a service
(SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and supports many
different programming languages, tools and frameworks, including both Microsoft-specific and
third-party software and systems.
Virtual machines, infrastructure as a service (IaaS) allowing users to launch general-
purpose Microsoft Windows and Linux virtual machines, as well as preconfigured machine
images for popular software packages.
• App services, platform as a service (PaaS) environment letting developers easily publish and
• Websites, high density hosting [ of websites allows developers to build sites
using ASP.NET, PHP, Node.js, or Python and can be deployed
using FTP, Git, Mercurial, Team Foundation Server or uploaded through the user portal. This
feature was announced in preview form in June 2012 at the Meet Microsoft Azure
event. Customers can create websites in PHP, ASP.NET, Node.js, or Python, or select from
several open source applications from a gallery to deploy. This comprises one aspect of
the platform as a service (PaaS) offerings for the Microsoft Azure Platform. It was renamed
to Web Apps in April 2015.
• WebJobs, applications that can be deployed to a WebApp to implement background
processing that can be invoked on a schedule, on demand, or run continuously. The Blob,
Table and Queue services can be used to communicate between WebApp and WebJobs
and to provide state.
• Mobile Engagement collects real-time analytics that highlight users’ behavior. It also provides push notifications to mobile devices.
• HockeyApp can be used to develop, distribute, and beta-test mobile apps.
• Storage Services provides REST and SDK APIs for storing and accessing data on the cloud.
• Table Service lets programs store structured text in partitioned collections of entities that are
accessed by partition key and primary key. It's a NoSQL non-relational database.
• Blob Service allows programs to store unstructured text and binary data as blobs that can be
accessed by a HTTP(S) path. Blob service also provides security mechanisms to control
access to data.
• Queue Service lets programs communicate asynchronously by message using queues.
• File Service allows storing and access of data on the cloud using the REST APIs or the SMB
• Azure Search provides text search and a subset of OData's structured filters using REST or
• Cosmos DB is a NoSQL database service that implements a subset of the SQL SELECT
statement on JSON documents.
• Redis Cache is a managed implementation of Redis.
• StorSimple manages storage tasks between on-premises devices and cloud storage.
• SQL Database, formerly known as SQL Azure Database, works to create, scale and extend
applications into the cloud using Microsoft SQL Server technology. It also integrates
with Active Directory and Microsoft System Center and Hadoop.
• SQL Data Warehouse is a data warehousing service designed to handle computational and
data intensive queries on datasets exceeding 1TB.
• Azure Data Lake is a scalable data storage and analytic service for big-data analytics
workloads that require developers to run massively parallel queries.
• Azure HDInsight is a big data relevant service that deploys Hortonworks Hadoop on
Microsoft Azure, and supports the creation of Hadoop clusters using Linux with Ubuntu.
• Azure Stream Analytics is a server less scalable event processing engine that enables users
to develop and run real-time analytics on multiple streams of data from sources such as
devices, sensors, web sites, social media, and other applications
The Microsoft Azure Service Bus allows applications running on Azure premises or off premises
devices to communicate with Azure. This helps to build scalable and reliable applications in
a service-oriented architecture (SOA). The Azure service bus supports four different types of
• Event Hubs, which provide event and telemetry ingress to the cloud at massive scale, with
low latency and high reliability. For example an event hub can be used to track data from cell
phones such as a GPS location coordinate in real time.
• Queues, which allow one-directional communication. A sender application would send the
message to the service bus queue, and a receiver would read from the queue. Though there
can be multiple readers for the queue only one would process a single message.
• Topics, which provide one-directional communication using a subscriber pattern. It is similar
to a queue; however each subscriber will receive a copy of the message sent to a Topic.
Optionally the subscriber can filter out messages based on specific criteria defined by the
• Relays, which provide bi-directional communication. Unlike queues and topics, a relay
doesn't store in-flight messages in its own memory. Instead, it just passes them on to the
A PaaS offering that can be used for encoding, content protection, streaming, or analytics.
A global content delivery network (CDN) for audio, video, applications, images, and other static
files. It can be used to cache static assets of websites geographically closer to users to increase
performance. The network can be managed by a REST based HTTP API.
Azure has 30 point of presence locations worldwide (also known as Edge locations) as of
• Application Insights
• Visual Studio Team
• Azure Automation provides a way for users to automate the manual, long-running, error-
prone, and frequently repeated tasks that are commonly performed in a cloud and enterprise
environment. It saves time and increases the reliability of regular administrative tasks and
even schedules them to be automatically performed at regular intervals. You can automate
processes using run books or automate configuration management using Desired State
• Microsoft SMA (software)
• Microsoft Azure Machine Learning (Azure ML) service is part of Cortana Intelligence Suite
that enables predictive analytics and interaction with data using natural language and speech through Cortana.
1. Creating or Deploying Quick Virtual MachineOn Microsoft Azure
2. How to Configure Backup Azure Virtual Machine Step by Step
3. How to Connect SQL Server Database on Microsoft Azure Step by Step
4. How to Create Cloud Service On Microsoft Azure
5. How to Create or Deploy Virtual Machine from Gallery On Microsoft Azure
6. How to Create Recovery Services vaults on Microsoft Azure Step by Step
7. How to Create Storage Account On Microsoft Azure
8. How to Deploy SQL Server Database on Microsoft Azure Step by Step
9. How to Deploy SQL Server on Microsoft Azure Step by Step
10. How to Enable SQL Server Database Replication on Microsoft Azure Step by Step
11. Microsoft Azure _ Create a Windows Virtual Machine by using esxiting Disk with PowerShell
12. Microsoft Azure _ Create a Windows Virtual Machine with PowerShell
13. Microsoft Azure _ How to Copy VHD from Classic to ARM Storage Accounts by Powershell
14. Microsoft Azure _ How to Copy Virtual Machines Disk VHD between Storage Accounts
15. Microsoft Azure _ How to create a classic VNet in the Azure portal
16. Microsoft Azure _ How to Create highly available load balanced IIS web farm on Windows Azure
17. Microsoft Azure _ How to Create Virtual Machine on Azure Portal by Powershell
18. Microsoft Azure _ How to create virtual network on Classic Azuer Portal
19. Microsoft Azure _ How to Install On-Premises Azure Backup Server Step by Step
20. Welcome to Windows Azure Step By Step Tutorial