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.
- Azure x-plat CLI
- Web Portal
- Cloud Shell
- Visual Studio
- 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...
If you're interested in learning more, click on the first video to get started!
- April 9, 2018 - Added Learning Path Exam
Learning Path Steps
Exam: Getting Started with Azure
About the Author
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.