Microsoft Azure For Dummies

Book description

Your roadmap to Microsoft Azure 

Azure is Microsoft’s flagship cloud computing platform. With over 600 services available to over 44 geographic regions, it would take a library of books to cover the entire Azure ecosystem.  Microsoft Azure For Dummies offers a shortcut to getting familiar with Azure’s core product offerings used by the majority of its subscribers. It’s a perfect choice for those looking to gain a quick, basic understanding of this ever-evolving public cloud platform.

Written by a Microsoft MVP and Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect, Microsoft Azure For Dummies covers building virtual networks, configuring cloud-based virtual machines, launching and scaling web applications, migrating on-premises services to Azure, and keeping your Azure resources secure and compliant. 

  • Migrate your applications and services to Azure with confidence
  • Manage virtual machines smarter than you've done on premises
  • Deploy web applications that scale dynamically to save you money and effort
  • Apply Microsoft's latest security technologies to ensure compliance to maintain data privacy

With more and more businesses making the leap to run their applications and services on Microsoft Azure, basic understanding of the technology is becoming essential. Microsoft Azure For Dummies offers a fast and easy first step into the Microsoft public cloud.

Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Introduction
    1. About This Book
    2. Foolish Assumptions
    3. Icons Used in This Book
    4. Beyond the Book
    5. Where to Go from Here
  3. Part 1: Getting Started with Microsoft Azure
    1. Chapter 1: Introducing Microsoft Azure
      1. What Is Cloud Computing?
      2. Understanding Cloud Computing Models
      3. Introducing Microsoft Azure Services
      4. Starting Your First Azure Subscription
    2. Chapter 2: Exploring Azure Resource Manager
      1. Introducing Azure Resource Manager
      2. Getting Familiar with Azure Regions
      3. Introducing the Azure Management Tools
  4. Part 2: Deploying Compute Resources to Microsoft Azure
    1. Chapter 3: Managing Storage in Azure
      1. Understanding Azure Storage Data Types
      2. Working with a Storage Account
      3. Introducing Azure Disk Storage
    2. Chapter 4: Planning Your Virtual Network Topology
      1. Understanding Virtual Network Components
      2. Creating a Virtual Network
      3. Configuring Virtual Networks
      4. Connecting Virtual Networks
    3. Chapter 5: Deploying and Configuring Azure Virtual Machines
      1. Planning Your VM Deployment
      2. Recognizing Azure VM Components
      3. Architectural Considerations
      4. Deploying Azure VMs from the Azure Marketplace
      5. Configuring Your VMs
      6. Starting, Stopping, and Resizing VMs
    4. Chapter 6: Shipping Docker Containers in Azure
      1. Understanding Docker
      2. Implementing Azure Container Instances
      3. Storing Images in Azure Container Registry
      4. Introducing Azure Kubernetes Service
      5. Using Containers with Azure App Service
  5. Part 3: Deploying Platform Resources to Microsoft Azure
    1. Chapter 7: Deploying and Configuring Azure App Service Apps
      1. Introducing Azure App Service
      2. Deploying Your First Web App
      3. Configuring a Web App
      4. Monitoring a Web App
    2. Chapter 8: Running Serverless Apps in Azure
      1. Defining Serverless
      2. Working with Azure Functions
      3. Building Workflows with Azure Logic Apps
    3. Chapter 9: Managing Databases in Microsoft Azure
      1. Revisiting the IaaS versus PaaS Question
      2. Comparing Relational and Nonrelational Databases in Azure
      3. Implementing SQL Database
      4. Implementing Azure Cosmos DB
  6. Part 4: Providing High Availability, Scalability, and Security for Your Azure Resources
    1. Chapter 10: Backing Up and Restoring Your Azure Data
      1. Protecting Your Storage Account’s Blob Data
      2. Protecting Your Virtual Machines
      3. Protecting Your App Services
      4. Protecting Your Databases
    2. Chapter 11: Managing Identity and Access with Azure Active Directory
      1. Understanding Active Directory
      2. Creating Users and Groups
      3. Configuring Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)
      4. Touring Azure Advisor
    3. Chapter 12: Implementing Azure Governance
      1. Implementing Taxonomic Tags
      2. Implementing Azure Policy
  7. Part 5: Migrating to Microsoft Azure and Monitoring Your Infrastructure
    1. Chapter 13: Extending Your On-Premises Environment to Azure
      1. Data Migration Options
      2. Server Migration Options
      3. Hybrid Cloud Options
      4. Introducing Azure Arc
    2. Chapter 14: Monitoring Your Azure Environment
      1. Azure Monitor
      2. Azure Log Analytics
  8. Part 6: The Part of Tens
    1. Chapter 15: Top Ten Azure News Resources
      1. Azure Status
      2. Azure Blog
      3. Azure Updates
      4. Azure.Source
      5. Build5Nines Weekly
      6. Azure Weekly (Endjin)
      7. Azure Official YouTube Channel
      8. Channel 9: Azure Friday
      9. Azure Feedback
      10. Tim’s Twitter Feed
    2. Chapter 16: Top Ten Azure Educational Resources
      1. Azure Documentation
      2. Azure Architecture Center
      3. Azure REST API Browser
      4. Microsoft @ edX
      5. Microsoft Learn
      6. Azure Certification
      7. MeasureUp
      8. Meetup
      9. CloudSkills
      10. Pluralsight
  9. Index
  10. About the Author
  11. Connect with Dummies
  12. End User License Agreement

Product information

  • Title: Microsoft Azure For Dummies
  • Author(s): Timothy L. Warner
  • Release date: March 2020
  • Publisher(s): For Dummies
  • ISBN: 9781119612148