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2. Microsoft Azure Terminology and Concepts

Stuart Preston

(1)London, UK

Now that we understand the importance of platform automation and had a brief refresher on the key concepts of using Chef for configuration management, let’s have a look at what you need to know about the Azure platform in order to get automating!

In this chapter we’ll take a brief look at the history of Azure for the newcomer to the platform, then familiarize ourselves with key terminology for deploying to Azure and ensure you have all the tools installed to successfully automate Azure using Chef.

In this book we are focusing on the latest features of Azure, based around Azure Resource ...

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