Overview of Azure Services

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Microsoft Azure is a collection of online services that organisations can use to build, host, and deliver applications. You don’t need to have your own data center because Azure runs in Microsoft’s data centers around the world. Not only does this approach save you the trouble of having to build and maintain your own on-premises IT infrastructure, but it can also save you money, because you only have to pay for what you use, and you can scale your Azure resources up and down as needed.

In this lesson, you will not only get an overview of the Azure services available in various categories, such as compute, storage, and networking, but you will also follow hands-on examples showing you how to create virtual machines and web apps using the Azure Portal and Azure command-line interface.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe some of the Azure services available in various categories
  • Use the Azure Portal
  • Use the Azure command line

Intended Audience

  • Anyone who would like to learn more about Azure

Prerequisites

  • General technical knowledge
  • A Microsoft Azure account is recommended (sign up for a free trial at https://azure.microsoft.com/free if you don’t have an account)

Resources

The GitHub repository for this lesson is at https://github.com/cloudacademy/azure-overview 

 

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