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Windows Azure 2012, Part 2 of 8: Compute Overview

with expert Mike Benkovich

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Release date 12/24/2012
Level Beginner
Runtime 0h 59m
Closed captioning N/A
Transcript N/A
eBooks / courseware N/A
Hands-on labs N/A
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Course description

Windows Azure has many features that are useful for IT work. This course covers how to setup and run a virtual machine. You well then see about the various web sites that can be set up. Then you well learn about many of the cloud services Azure has to offer.


The students should be familiar with web interfaces, SQL, SQL Management Studio, and Visual Studio.

Learning Paths

This course will help you prepare for the following certification and exam:
MCSD: Web Applications
70-487: Developing Windows Azure and Web Services

This course is part of the following LearnNowOnline SuccessPaths™:
Microsoft Azure

Meet the expert

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.

Course outline

Compute Overview

Virtual Machines (16:37)
  • Introduction (00:40)
  • What Will Be Covered (00:39)
  • Compute Options (01:55)
  • Virtual Machines (01:43)
  • Getting Started (01:22)
  • Demo: Virtual Machines (07:39)
  • Demo: Virtual Network (02:23)
  • Summary (00:14)
Websites (19:17)
  • Introduction (00:30)
  • Websites Scenario (01:17)
  • Website Architecture (02:07)
  • Demo: Websites (04:42)
  • Demo: Domains (01:52)
  • Demo: Scale (00:39)
  • Demo: Custom Web Application (01:14)
  • Demo: Publish (06:29)
  • Summary (00:22)
Cloud Services (23:30)
  • Introduction (00:33)
  • Cloud Services (01:22)
  • Terminology (01:02)
  • Service Model Whiteboard (01:27)
  • Role Lifecycle (01:24)
  • Demo: Cloud Service Setup (03:23)
  • Demo: Publish (05:39)
  • Demo: Cloud Service (02:06)
  • Demo: Remote Desktop (02:01)
  • Demo: Service Definition File (00:26)
  • Choosing Your VM Size (01:16)
  • Scaling and Upgrading (02:10)
  • Summary (00:34)