Azure Governance and Compliance–Enforcing Rules and Optimizing Security with Azure Policy

Video description

Microsoft Azure is a globally distributed cloud service, but companies around the world using Azure have to meet varying compliance commitments depending on the country or industry they operate in. For instance, when dealing with data belonging to European Union citizens, it is necessary to prevent the transfer of that data outside of the EU. Not only do organizations need to be aware of these requirements, but there are also several best practices they should enforce on their Azure resources, as well. As you build your corporate policy and establish governance strategies, you can take advantage of built-in services like Azure Policy to enforce and automate your company's governance decisions.

In this course, expert Reza Salehi helps you navigate the complexities of governance and compliance by exploring Azure Policy, a service that helps you enforce and automate governance decisions and organizational standards in your Azure subscriptions. By the end of this course, you’ll know how to use built-in and custom policies in Microsoft Azure, and ensure that your Azure environment is secure, compliant, and optimized for success.

What you’ll learn and how you can apply it
  • Azure subscription compliance and governance
  • Why Azure Policy can help and how to use it
  • How to identify the right Policy for a given scenario
  • How to assign a built-in Azure Policy
  • How to create and assign a custom policy
  • How to create an Azure Policy Initiative for ease of management
This course is for you because…
  • You’re a software developer, architect, administrator, or manager.
  • You work with companies interested in (or already using) Microsoft Azure.
  • You want to become a cloud developer, design data storage solutions hosted in the cloud, or manage a team of cloud engineer.


  • Have a fundamental understanding of cloud computing and Microsoft Azure
  • Preferably, having experience working as an Azure developer, solution infrastructure professional, or administrator

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Product information

  • Title: Azure Governance and Compliance–Enforcing Rules and Optimizing Security with Azure Policy
  • Author(s): Reza Salehi
  • Release date: November 2023
  • Publisher(s): O'Reilly Media, Inc.
  • ISBN: 0636920956006