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Empowering Cloud Excellence with Microsoft Azure


In today's fast-paced digital landscape, cloud computing has emerged as the catalyst for innovation and business growth. At the forefront of this cloud revolution stands Microsoft Azure—a comprehensive and powerful cloud platform that empowers organizations to build, deploy, and manage applications and services with unparalleled flexibility and scalability.


"Mastering Azure" is your definitive guide to unleashing the full potential of Microsoft Azure. Authored by Azure experts, this comprehensive book equips IT professionals, developers, and cloud enthusiasts with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in Azure cloud environments.

Mastering Azure

  • 1.Introduction to Microsoft Azure
    1.1.Understanding Cloud Computing
    1.2.Why Choose Microsoft Azure?
    1.3.Overview of Azure Services
    1.4.Key Concepts and Terminology

    2.Getting Started with Azure
    2.1.Creating an Azure Account
    2.2.Navigating the Azure Portal
    2.3.Setting Up Billing and Budgeting
    2.4.Managing Azure Subscriptions
    2.5.Configuring Azure Active Directory (AAD)

    3.Virtual Machines and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
    3.1.Deploying Virtual Machines in Azure
    3.2.Azure Virtual Networks and Subnets
    3.3.Azure Load Balancer and Traffic Manager
    3.4.Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets
    3.5.Azure Hybrid Networking and ExpressRoute

    4.Azure Storage and Data Management
    4.1.Azure Blob Storage. Object Storage in Azure
    4.2.Azure Files. Cloud File Storage
    4.3.Azure Disk Storage and Managed Disks
    4.4.Azure Backup and Site Recovery
    4.5.Azure Data Box and Data Migration Services

    5.Azure Networking and Security
    5.1.Azure Virtual Network (VNet) Fundamentals
    5.2.Azure Load Balancer and Application Gateway
    5.3.Network Security Groups (NSGs) and Azure Firewall
    5.4.Azure Bastion and Virtual Network Service Endpoints
    5.5.Azure Security Center and Azure Sentinel

    6.Azure App Services and Platform as a Service (PaaS)
    6.1.Azure App Service. Web Apps and API Apps
    6.2.Azure Functions. Serverless Computing
    6.3.Azure Logic Apps. Workflow Orchestration
    6.4.Azure Event Grid and Event Hubs
    6.5.Azure Service Fabric and Microservices Architecture

    7.Azure Databases and Data Analytics
    7.1.Azure SQL Database. Managed Relational Database
    7.2.Azure Cosmos DB. Globally Distributed Database
    7.3.Azure Data Lake Storage and Analytics
    7.4.Azure Synapse Analytics. Data Warehousing
    7.5.Azure Stream Analytics and Time Series Insights

    8.Azure Identity and Access Management
    8.1.Azure Active Directory (AAD) Fundamentals
    8.2.Azure AD Connect and Federation Services
    8.3.Azure AD B2C and B2B
    8.4.Azure AD Domain Services
    8.5.Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) and Conditional Access

    9.Azure DevOps and DevSecOps
    9.1.Azure DevOps Services and Boards
    9.2.Azure Repos and Git Version Control
    9.3.Azure Pipelines and Continuous Integration/Deployment (CI/CD)
    9.4.Azure Artifacts and Package Management
    9.5.Azure Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) and Azure Sentinel

    10.Azure Monitoring, Management, and Governance
    10.1.Azure Monitor and Application Insights
    10.2.Azure Log Analytics and Azure Monitor for Containers
    10.3.Azure Automation and Configuration Management
    10.4.Azure Resource Manager (ARM) Templates
    10.5.Azure Policy and Azure Blueprints

    11.Azure Solutions Architecture and Best Practices
    11.1.Designing for Availability and Scalability
    11.2.Azure Cost Management and Optimization
    11.3.Azure High-Performance Computing (HPC)
    11.4.Azure Internet of Things (IoT) and Edge Computing
    11.5.Azure Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML)

    12.Azure Case Studies and Real-World Examples
    12.1.Case Study. Enterprise Application Migration to Azure
    12.2.Case Study. Big Data Analytics on Azure
    12.3.Case Study. AI-Driven Customer Engagement
    12.4.Case Study. Serverless Application Development
    12.5.Case Study. Hybrid Cloud and Multi-Cloud Architecture

    13.Advanced Topics and Future Trends
    13.1.Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
    13.2.Azure Arc and Azure Stack
    13.3.Quantum Computing with Azure Quantum
    13.4.Azure Confidential Computing and Azure Sphere
    13.5.Exploring Azure Marketplace and Partner Solutions

    14.1.Azure Certification Paths and Exams
    14.2.Useful Azure CLI and PowerShell Commands
    14.3.Azure Service Level Agreements (SLAs)
    14.4.Glossary of Terms
    14.5.About the author

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