Workshop: Azure Resource Access Wizardry

The infrastructure of your application is typically made up of many components. Maybe you need a virtual machine, storage account, and virtual network?

Or perhaps a web app, database, and some additional 3rd party services? The main Cloud argument is that you no longer need to maintain any resources since all the services you need are hosted in the Platform for you to simply reach out and utilize. Your new challenge instead becomes how to handle your environments of services in the Cloud! How do you ensure you are in control of who has access to what? Additionally, how do you know how much you spend in Azure and how do you work to optimize your monthly spending?

With Role Based Access Control, you can make sure there are no mistakes or security breaches in your mission critical environments while at the same time you can grant both internal and external developers proper access to your development and test assets. There is some new skill to be acquired if you want to do this really well and be in full control of ‘Your Azure’; your applications in the Cloud and your users data! Don’t go the naïve and amazingly common path which is shrugging and hoping for the best! Correct, easy and powerful Azure management is probably the most useful, cost saving and elegant skill you will learn in a while! All those who will be deploying, running, maintaining and developing vital applications on the Azure Platform should attend. You will learn to automate and remove repetitive and error prone work! After this course you will be confident in managing your assets in Azure and you will feel secure in knowing that you control access to your resources in the Cloud!

Topics:

  • Policies, Tagging, Azure AuditLog management to control access and cost spending.
  • Role Based Access Control and how that affects your work spaces and environments.
  • Azure DevTest Lab to speed up, have control and be effective!
  • Modern project efficiency with Application Insights, Load Testing in the Cloud and Continuous Delivery using Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS).

The course is a set of presentations each followed by attendee hands on with each topic. There are pre-made exercises weaved into the whole course.

Computer setup:

You will need a laptop with the following software installed:

  • Windows
  • Visual Studio Community edition with Azure Tools.
  • Visual Studio Code.

Better together:
This is the second half of a two-day course where the first part is Azure Resource Management Wizardry.