CHAPTER 9

Microsoft Azure

In this chapter, we will cover:

•   Creating instances of systems

•   Developing network designs

•   Implementing security controls

Microsoft has been involved in cloud computing in one capacity or another for many years. Office Web Apps was first introduced in 2008, though they had been talking about software as a service before that. Microsoft Azure started about the same time, though both Office and Azure took a couple of years to find their footing in terms of how they were going to offer services. Similarly, Microsoft OneDrive, formerly known as SkyDrive, was introduced in 2007, though Microsoft didn’t settle, at least in terms of marketing, for a little while. All of this is to say that in the last chapter we ...

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