Tech Lead Brief: Microsoft Azure

2+ hours
Barry Luijbregts

Course content

In this course you’ll learn the basic elements of Azure, subscriptions, tenants, availability- and failover zones and more.

You will learn how to set these up for yourself or your client so that you have the best and most cost-effective solution to build on.

Also, you’ll learn about Azure Resource Manager and Azure Bicep. And you’ll discover other tools to work with Azure, including the Azure CLI, PowerShell, Data Studio, Storage Explorer, VS Code and Visual Studio.

On top of that, you’ll learn how to think about costs in the cloud and how to reduce them.

Who this course is for:

  • People interested in cloud computing and Microsoft Azure
  • A great refresher for experienced people
  • Great for software developers, architects and IT pros

What you'll learn

  • The basic Microsoft Azure resource hierarchy
  • Azure Subscription and Support plan types
  • Estimate Azure cost
  • What Azure Active Directory B2B and B2C are
  • What Availability zones, Fault- and update domains are
  • Management Groups and Azure Blueprint
  • Tools to work with Azure, including CLI, PowerShell, Cloud Shell
  • The things that cost money in the cloud
  • Ways to reduce costs in Azure


Section 1: The Basic Elements of Azure

Section 2: More Elements of Azure

Section 3: The Basics of Working with Azure

  • 13. Azure Resource Manager Deploys and Manages Services in Azure
  • 14. Create Infrastructure-as-Code with ARM And Bicep
  • 15. Tools for Working with Azure
  • 16. Working with the CLI and Azure PowerShell and Cloud Shell
  • 17. Working With Azure Data Studio, Azure Storage Explorer and SQL Server Management
  • 18. Working with VS Code and Visual Studio
  • 19. Summary

Section 4: Managing and Reducing Costs in Azure

  • 20. What Costs Money in the Cloud?
  • 21. Managing and Reporting Costs in Azure
  • 22. Reducing Costs in Azure
  • 23. Summary

Section 5: Summary and Takeaways

  • 24. Consolidation

About the trainer

Barry Luijbregts
Software developer and architect

Barry is an independent software architect and developer with a passion for the cloud. He is also a Pluralsight and Udemy author and a podcast host. He has worked for lots of companies throughout the last decades and is keen to share his knowledge with the community. He has a broad and deep knowledge of the Microsoft stack with a special interest on web technology and the cloud. He currently teaches people about all things programming, including the benefits of the cloud, the web, Windows and C#.

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