Microsoft has a hidden resource for skilling up your technical skills, the “Microsoft Virtual Academy”. If you are looking to learn more about a specific Microsoft technology then it is a good way to learn from the experts. Some of the courses also help prepare you for Microsoft certification exams.
Today I am highlighting a course series on Azure IaaS (Infrastructure As A Service).
Part 1 – IaaS Fundamentals
In this session, hear from Mark Russinovich and explore Azure IaaS virtual machines, inside and out. Learn to optimize your Windows Server workloads on Azure, and dig into IaaS architecture and management best practices.
Part 2 – Dive Deep into Networking Storage and Disaster Recovery Scenarios
In this second in a series of Azure IaaS trainings for IT Pros, explore networking and hybrid connectivity to extend your datacenter, see why storage is the fundamental building block for all Azure services, and find out how new tools and capabilities simplify migration and disaster recovery. Get the details on network, storage, and automation, as you continue the deep dive into the supporting technologies that light up Azure IaaS.
Part 3 – Embrace Open Source Technologies to Accelerate and Scale Solutions
In this third in the series of Azure IaaS trainings for IT Pros, focus on open source technologies on Azure. Walk with engineers through how to best deploy and manage a Linux environment with tools you know and use today.
Learn how to use your existing Chef and Puppet configurations and how to scale new ones to massively scale and deploy your solution. Wrap the day with a look at the new capabilities of containerization with Docker.