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Getting Started with Azure

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Overview

There are multiple cloud platforms, and each has its own "personality." Some of the things that make Azure a great platform are:

  • The connection to the developers
    • Azure provides beautifully integrated development tooling.
    • PowerShell
    • Azure x-plat CLI
    • API
    • Web Portal
    • Cloud Shell
    • Visual Studio
    • etc... 
  • Service integration
    • Azure services can be used solo, but they work best when paired.
    • That pairing is integrated so well that it allows you to focus on your task and not gluing services together.
  • Updated docs
    • Having documentation that's up-to-date is important and Azure docs tend to be well maintained. 
  • Ever evolving
    • The cloud is not a static place and Microsoft isn't sitting still.
    • Azure has been continuously evolving since day one to meet the needs of its users.
  • Much more...

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Updates

  • April 9, 2018 - Added Learning Path Exam
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Ben Lambert
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Ben Lambert is a software engineer and was previously the lead author for DevOps and Microsoft Azure training content at Cloud Academy. His courses and learning paths covered Cloud Ecosystem technologies such as DC/OS, configuration management tools, and containers. As a software engineer, Ben’s experience includes building highly available web and mobile apps. When he’s not building software, he’s hiking, camping, or creating video games.

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