Microsoft Azure 2017, Part 1 of 3: Introduction to Azure

Microsoft Azure 2017, Part 1 of 3: Introduction to Azure

LearnNow Online
Updated Aug 21, 2018

Course description

Since its initial public release in 2010, Microsoft Azure has evolved to become an easy to use, scalable, reliable, and performant public cloud platform by adding hundreds of new features, data centers, and types of services. Examine the array of new features and services that have continued to make Azure a leading cloud computing platform, and discover how the newest tools will help you deploy, configure, and manage applications and services.

Each LearnNowOnline training course is made up of Modules (typically an hour in length). Within each module there are Topics (typically 15-30 minutes each) and Subtopics (typically 2-5 minutes each). There is a Post Exam for each Module that must be passed with a score of 70% or higher to successfully and fully complete the course.


Watching Previous Azure courses will be helpful but is not required.

Meet the expert

Mike Benkovich

Mike Benkovich delivers technical presentations around the U.S. as a consultant, trainer, and former Developer Evangelist for Microsoft. He has worked in a variety of professional roles including architect, project manager, developer, and technical writer. Mike is also an author of two books, published by WROX Press and APress, that show developers how to get the most from their SQL databases. Since appearing in the 1994 Microsoft DevCast, Mike has presented technical information at seminars, conferences, and corporate boardrooms across America.

Video Runtime

72 Minutes

Time to complete

128 Minutes

Course Outline

Introduction to Azure

Hello Azure (22:49)

  • Introduction (00:30)
  • What Is Azure? (01:30)
  • Typical Uses of Cloud Computing (01:19)
  • Benefits of Cloud Computing (01:56)
  • Types of Cloud Services (03:12)
  • Types of Cloud Deployments (02:16)
  • Azure Regions (00:24)
  • Azure Momentum (01:04)
  • Where to Get Started (01:26)
  • Demo: Get Started (05:09)
  • Demo: More Azure Products (03:40)
  • Summary (00:19)

Subscriptions (15:51)

  • Introduction (00:19)
  • Azure Subscriptions (03:21)
  • Security and Administration (01:12)
  • Demo: Create a Free Account (05:15)
  • Demo: Azure Account (05:28)
  • Summary (00:12)

Management Portals (33:35)

  • Introduction (00:47)
  • Get Started: Management Portals (01:12)
  • Modern Azure Portal (01:41)
  • Understanding Azure Resources (00:21)
  • Azure Resource Manager (01:01)
  • Demo: Classic Portal (05:25)
  • Demo: Create Virtual Machine (03:38)
  • Demo: Dashboard Features (06:57)
  • Demo: Dashboard Navigation (04:34)
  • Demo: Resource Groups (07:33)
  • Summary (00:22)