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Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions
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This course is focused on creating practical solutions using Azure technologies in areas such as AI, messaging, the Internet of Things, and video media. This will require familiarity with dozens of Azure solutions.

This course will take you through all of the relevant technologies and ensure you know which ones to pick to solve specific problems. This course is for developers, engineering managers, and cloud architects looking to get a better understanding of Azure services.

Whether your app deals with artificial intelligence, managing IoT devices, video media, or push notifications for smartphones, Azure has an answer for every use case. This course will help you get the most out of your Azure account by preparing you to make use of many different solutions.

Learning Objectives

  • Design solutions using Azure AI technologies

  • Design solutions for IoT applications using Azure technologies

  • Create a scalable messaging infrastructure using Azure messaging technologies

  • Design media solutions using Azure media technologies and file encoding

Intended Audience

  • People who want to become Azure cloud architects


  • General knowledge of IT architecture


The “Internet of Things.” A curious name for a curious phenomena. It may seem like a silly meme but believe it or not, IoT, or Internet of Things, is a big deal. We’re going to talk about why it is a big deal in this section and we’re going to talk about how Azure can help you make use of it.

The first lesson will talk about exactly what IoT is. It is a short concept lesson. Feel free to skip if you feel like you already know it well. The second lesson will be long and dense. We’re going to go cover several different Azure technologies all related to IoT. There will be a lot of documentation links and useful diagrams. Plan accordingly. The third and final lesson in this section will be all about ensuring you understand WHEN to use which IoT service over another. Should not be too tricky.

So without further ado, let’s dive into that wonderful world of the Internet of Things.

About the Author

Jonathan Bethune is a senior technical consultant working with several companies including TopTal, BCG, and Instaclustr. He is an experienced devops specialist, data engineer, and software developer. Jonathan has spent years mastering the art of system automation with a variety of different cloud providers and tools. Before he became an engineer, Jonathan was a musician and teacher in New York City. Jonathan is based in Tokyo where he continues to work in technology and write for various publications in his free time.