Microsoft Azure For Dummies, 2nd Edition

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Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Introduction
    1. About This Book
    2. Foolish Assumptions
    3. Icons Used in This Book
    4. Beyond the Book
    5. Where to Go from Here
  5. 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
      5. Staying Current with Azure
    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. Installing Azure CLI on the Desktop
  6. Part 2: Deploying Infrastructure Services 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
      5. Deploying Azure Firewall
      6. Digging into Virtual Private Networks and Gateways
    3. Chapter 5: Deploying and Configuring Azure Virtual Machines
      1. Planning Your VM Deployment
      2. Recognizing Azure VM Components
      3. Architectural Considerations
      4. Cost-Savings Opportunities
      5. Deploying Azure VMs from the Azure Marketplace
      6. Configuring Your VMs
      7. Starting, Stopping, and Resizing VMs
      8. Using Azure Virtual Desktop
      9. Extending Your VM’s Capabilities
    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
  7. 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 Azure SQL Database
      4. Implementing Azure Cosmos DB
    4. Chapter 10: Using Data Analytics and Machine Learning in Azure
      1. Dipping into Data Analytics
      2. IoT in a Nutshell
      3. Accessing Azure Machine Learning and Cognitive Solutions
  8. Part 4: Providing High Availability, Scalability, and Security for Your Azure Resources
    1. Chapter 11: Protecting the Azure Environment
      1. Core Security Tactics in Azure
      2. Protecting Your Storage Account’s Blob Data
      3. Protecting Your Virtual Machines
      4. Protecting Your App Services
      5. Protecting Your Databases
    2. Chapter 12: 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. Protecting Your Identity and Data with MFA
    3. Chapter 13: Implementing Azure Governance
      1. Implementing Taxonomic Tags
      2. Implementing Azure Policy
      3. Dipping into Azure Security, Privacy, and Trust
      4. Touring Azure Advisor
  9. Part 5: Going Beyond the Basics in Microsoft Azure
    1. Chapter 14: Discovering DevOps in Microsoft Azure
      1. Introducing the Azure DevOps Tools
      2. Collaborating with GitHub
      3. Automating with Azure DevTest Labs
    2. Chapter 15: Monitoring Your Azure Environment
      1. Azure Monitor
      2. Azure Log Analytics
      3. Monitoring and Tweaking Your Azure Spending
      4. Azure Advisor
    3. Chapter 16: Extending Your On-Premises Environment to Azure
      1. Data Migration Options
      2. Server Migration Options
      3. Hybrid Cloud Options
      4. Introducing Azure Arc
  10. Part 6: The Part of Tens
    1. Chapter 17: Top Ten Azure Technology Opportunities to Watch
      1. Focus on Hybrid and Multi-Cloud
      2. Increase Usage of Event-Driven Serverless Containers
      3. Rapid AI and Edge Adoption
      4. Emphasis on Zero Trust Cloud Security
      5. Transformation through Hyper and Intelligence Automation
      6. Bringing Data Analytics Mainstream
      7. Maturing of IoT and Cognitive Services
      8. Building Vertical Solutions in the Cloud to Accelerate Innovation
      9. Pushing Low-Code and No-Code Development
      10. Environmental Sustainability
    2. Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Optimize an Azure Environment
      1. Leverage the Stop-Start Button for Virtual Machines
      2. Rightsize Capacity and Storage
      3. Use Spot and B-Series VMs
      4. Tidy Up Your Azure Environment
      5. Avoid Disaster with Azure Backup
      6. Monitor Your Spending with Azure Cost Tools
      7. Maximize Azure Autoscaling and Hybrid Use Benefits
      8. Use Elastic Database Pools
      9. Promote Cloud-Native Features First
      10. Purchase Azure Capacity Using Reservations
  11. Index
  12. About the Author
  13. Connect with Dummies
  14. End User License Agreement

Product information

  • Title: Microsoft Azure For Dummies, 2nd Edition
  • Author(s): Jack A. Hyman
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  • Publisher(s): For Dummies
  • ISBN: None