Ralph gives a brief overview of the customizable dashboard and the most frequently used features of Azure along with a description of products and additional resources available.
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- [Voiceover] Let's look at all the features that are available to you even before entering the management portal. Right under the words, Microsoft Azure, are a series of helpful and informative pull-down menus that I think are useful. Let's look at Products, and you can see the Popular Solutions that are available, Web apps, Mobile apps, and right here, I thought was particularly interesting because it's a trending issue, the Internet of Things, which is Azure's solution to connecting devices into the cloud. Let's look at Documentation.
Of all of these, I thought these were particularly interesting, and they are a series of short 10-minute videos by the very knowledgeable Scott Hanselman, and what he does is he interviews experts in the field, in the Microsoft company, that are just specialists in all areas, and he just gives you a real good understanding of all the topics that are available to you. Under partners, I bring this to your attention to show you that are two types, Technology and service partners and Marketplace partners.
They are prepackaged solutions for everybody using Azure. I want to go over here and browse and show you just how many products are available. Right now, there's 3,831 packages available for you to use. It has just about everything, from Windows Server to Quickbooks and WordPress. The next thing I wanted to bring us to is Resources, and they have basically Whitepapers, but the most important piece, I thought, was the Live Events, where you can go to any live, in-person event, just about any place that you live.
And I stress the idea being involved in the developer community, because developing and managing cloud services are a relatively new field. It is unavoidable to encounter various problems in the process of learning and using it. There is no single book or documentation that can answer all the questions. Fortunately, there have always been developer communities who are interested in Microsoft's development, techniques and tools. An active developers community is very helpful for you to improve your development and speed and efficiency.
- Setting up an Azure account
- Creating virtual machines, websites, and cloud and app services
- Introducing Azure storage: blog, table, queue, and file storage
- Using Azure to support wearables and other IOT devices
- Setting up a CDN