2 for prisen av 1 – MasterClass Windows Azure IaaS, 3 dagers kurs, 31. mars

Microsoft Norge har sammen med Glasspaper utviklet et helt unikt kurs for IT Pro på Windows Azure IaaS. Kurset går i dybden på Windows Azure og inneholder både teori og praksis gjennom labber. Vi ønsker å tilby Microsoft partnere 2 plasser til prisen av 1 til de fem første som melder seg på. Til alle andre partnere kan vi tilby en rabatt på 30% på dette kurset.

Dette Windows Azure-kurset dekker Windows Azure virtuelle maskiner, virtuelle nettverk, Platform as a Service (PaaS) implementering for IT Proer, bruk av Powershell, automatisering og management, bruk av Active Directory, migrering fra on premise til nettsky-infrastruktur og viktig lisensinformasjon.


This Windows Azure course covers key technical topics, including Windows Azure Virtual Machines, Virtual Networks, and Platform as a Service (PaaS) implementation for IT Pros, including using PowerShell for automation and management, using Active Directory, migrating from on premise to cloud infrastructure, as well as important licensing information.

The course itself has a lot of Hands on labs that can provide in practice steps for configuring, managing, utilizing and monitoring Windows Azure, as extension of classical Datacenter through federation services. The course also present steps for creating/migrating SharePoint portals and SQL server databases in Windows Azure, as steps for monitoring, managing and provisioning Azure resources with System Center 2012 products.


This course is intended for IT Professionals - IT Implementers, Technical Decision Makers, and Architects who are responsible for configuring and managing infrastructure services based on Microsoft products to help them in making decisions in evaluating possibilities that Microsoft Azure can offer them. It is also intended for solution architects who are responsible for designing private/public cloud architectures and extending existing private cloud solutions, and individuals who wants to evaluate Windows Azure using trial accounts.


Before attending this course, students must have system administrator–level working knowledge of:

  • Networking fundamentals, including TCP/IP and Domain Name System (DNS)
  • Active Directory principles and management
  • Windows Server management
  • Microsoft Windows client fundamentals
  • Deployment, configuration, and troubleshooting for Windows-based personal computers.
  • Basic Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) concepts
  • Desired: Have a basic-level understanding of Microsoft SQL Server including Reporting Services
  • Desired: Have a base-level understanding of System Center 2012


Course overview:

Day 1
Module 1: Overview of Windows Azure
Module 2: Infrastructure Services Foundation
Module 3: Managing Windows Azure Virtual Machines from PowerShell
Module 4: Active Directory on IaaS

Day 2
Module 5: Federating Active Directory with Azure
Module 6: Migrating Virtual Machines and Web Applications to Windows Azure
Module 7: Deploying SharePoint
Module 8: SQL Server in Windows Azure Virtual Machines

Day 3
Module 9: Connecting IaaS with Paas
Module10: Monitoring Windows Azure
Module11: Hybrid Cloud with System Center
Module12: Resources - forward

Course details:


  • Why consider the cloud
  • Cloud challenges for IT
  • Windows Azure global facts
  • What is unique about Windows Azure
  • Navigate through Azure portal
  • How to create a virtual machine
  • How to create a web site
  • Getting monitoring statistics
  • Explaining reporting capabilities
  • Lab 1:. Explaining the tools available on windows Azure
  • Lab 2: Creating Virtual Machines with Quick Connect
  • Lab 3: Create a simple website


Windows Azure Fundamentals

  • Subscriptions and Roles
  • Prize Calculator
  • Settings Tab
  • Management of certificates
  • Creating Administrative subscription
  • DEMO – Subscription and settings tabs

Virtual Networks

  • Affinity Groups and Virtual Networks
  • Supported VPn Device list
  • Type of Virtual Network
  • IP address and DNS configuration
  • DEMO – Creating Affinity group and Virtual Network

Storage and Disks

  • Storage and Disks
  • Persistent Disk Management
  • Disk Caching between OS and DataDisk
  • Persistent Disks and Highly Durable

Cloud Services and VMS

  • Understanding Cloud Services
  • Configuring Cloud Services
  • Creating Virtual Machine in Cloud Service
  • Supported Windows Server Applications
  • Virtual Machine Sizes
  • Licensing


  • Differences between disks and images with VMs
  • Imaging VMs in the Cloud
  • Managing VMs
  • Tools used for managing VMs

Hands On Labs

  • Lab 1: Opening Trial accounts
  • Lab 2: Creating Affinity Groups and Virtual Networks. Objective: Creating Affinity Group, Creating Virtual Networks, Configure Virtual Networks, Setup Virtual Private networks in the cloud, Manage as extension of on-premises datacenters, Logical isolation with network configuration options, Create Subnets, Private IP addresses
  • Lab 3: Storage and Disks. Objective: Creating a storage account, Explaining blobs and tables, Explaining containers and vhds
  • Lab 4: Creating our First VM. Objective: Create Virtual Machine from Galery
  • Lab 5: Imaging existing VMs in the cloud. Objective: Preparing VM for imaging, Capturing VM, Managing VMs


  • PowerShell for Automation and Advanced Management
  • Setting up your Subscription
  • Manual Configuration of Subscription
  • Subscription Management
  • Switching Between Subscription Settings
  • Setting the current storage account
  • Virtual Machine Management
  • Simple VM Creation
  • Configuring VM at Provisioning
  • VM Batch Creation
  • Configuring Virtual Networks
  • Disk and Image Repository
  • Lab 1: Create or Delete Virtual Machines Using Windows Azure Cmdlets
  • Lab 2: Manage Virtual Machines Using Windows Azure Cmdlets


  • Windows Azure AD vs VM with AD on IaaS
  • Local authentication in Windows Azure
  • Disaster Recovery
  • AD Architecture Options
  • Domain Controller On-Premises Only
  • Active Directory in Azure Only
  • Domain Controller On Prem + Azure
  • Cloud Service Configuration for AD

Business model for Active Directory

  • Business drivers
  • Design considerations
  • Virtualize DCs
  • Impact on Domain Controllers
  • Placement of the Active Directory DIT
  • Optimizing your deployment for traffic and cost
  • Read-Only DCs (RODC) or Read-Writes
  • Global Catalog (GC) consideration
  • Trust or Replicate?
  • IP addressing and name resolution
  • Geo-distributed, cloud-hosted domain controllers
  • Lab 1: Deploying AD – On Prem + Azure. Objective: Prepare Local Networks for interoperability between AD on Premise and Azure. Manual configuration or using VPN Device Configuration script.


  • Interoperability option for AD on premise with Azure
  • Identities for Microsoft Cloud Services
  • Cloud-Only / No Integration
  • Directory Synchronization
  • Directory Synchronization Option
  • Directory and Federated SSO
  • Federation options
  • Identity Options Comparison

Federation Architecture

  • Federated Architecture
  • AD FS Scalability Planning
  • Federated Architecture on Windows Azure
  • Guide for Integrating a Single Forest On-Premises Active Directory with Windows Azure AD
  • AD to AAD Quickstart Steps
  • Using Powershell for Activate DirSync + Add AD FS Role
  • Configure AD FS Role
  • Configure Inbound SSL Access
  • Install DirSync on WS 2012
  • Configure DirSync
  • Configure Windows Azure Subscription
  • Lab 1: Prepare On premise architecture for AD federation with Windows Azure
  • Lab 2: Exploring Windows Azure Active Directory
  • Lab 3: Enable AD Federation with Windows Azure


  • Migrating VMs and Disks
  • VM Mobility
  • Best Practices for VM mobility
  • Configuring Networking, preparing VM
  • Flexibility & Portability
  • Bring Your Own Server/VHD

Application Migration

  • Build Virtual Machine in the Cloud
  • Migrating an Existing Virtual Machine
  • Migrating a Multi-VM Application

High Availability and Load Balancing

  • Service Level Agreements
  • Fault and Update Domains
  • Virtual Machine Availability Sets
  • End to End Highly Available Solution
  • Lab 1: Migrating a VM from On-premises
  • Lab 2: Deploying an app from On-premises


  • SharePoint Cloud Continuum
  • SharePoint Workloads
  • SharePoint Support on Windows Azure
  • Migration Types
  • Migration Approaches
  • Migrating to Windows Azure
  • Migration Considerations
  • Three-Tier SharePoint Farm
  • Hybrid Solutions
  • Sample SharePoint Farm Configuration
  • SharePoint O365 + Windows Azure App Integration
  • SharePoint Application scenarios
  • Automation with Powershell
  • Exporting and Importing a Farm
  • Deploy Virtual Machine Example
  • Lab 1: Deploy a Share Point


  • SQL Server in Windows Azure Virtual Machines
  • Migrate to SQL Server in Windows Azure Virtual Machines
  • Migration Plan
  • Licensing for SQL Server images and editions in Windows Azure
  • Migration paths
  • Manage SQL Server virtual machines in Windows Azure
  • SQL Server Deployment in Windows Azure Virtual Machine
  • How to create a base virtual machine on-premises using Hyper-V
  • How to create a SQL Server virtual machine in Windows Azure using the existing on-premises SQL Server disk
  • How to create a SQL Server virtual machine in Windows Azure using the existing on-premises SQL Server virtual machine
  • PowerShell to set up a SQL Server virtual machine in Windows Azure
  • Connectivity Considerations for SQL Server in Windows Azure Virtual Machines
  • Connection path and steps
  • Connectivity scenarios
  • Performance Considerations for SQL Server in Windows Azure Virtual Machines
  • Security Considerations for SQL Server in Windows Azure Virtual Machines
  • Troubleshooting and Monitoring for SQL Server in Windows Azure Virtual Machines
  • High Availability and Disaster Recovery for SQL Server in Windows Azure Virtual Machines
  • Backup and Restore for SQL Server in Windows Azure Virtual Machines
  • Lab 1: Deploying SQL Server in Windows Azure


  • Understanding hosting platforms
  • IaaS and PaaS Side by Side
  • The Benefits of PaaS
  • Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Publish a Web Application to Windows Azure from Visual Studio
  • Setting Up Services Required to Publish a Cloud Service from Visual Studio
  • Publishing a Cloud Service using the Windows Azure Tools
  • Publish Windows Azure Application Wizard
  • Setting Up Named Authentication Credentials
  • Viewing the State of a Cloud Service using Server Explorer
  • Preparing DevTest environment
  • Lab 1: Deploying a Hybrid Paas/Iaas Application


  • Operations Manager and Windows Azure
  • key features of Operations Manager
  • architecture of Operations Manager
  • Operations Manager and User Roles
  • Configuring Application Performance Monitoring
  • Monitoring Distributed application
  • Monitor Windows Azure with SCOM
  • Management Pack for Windows Azure
  • End to End Monitoring of Applications
  • Monitoring Windows Azure applications
  • Global Service Monitoring (GSM)
  • GSM Dashboard
  • System Center Advisor and Windows Azure
  • Lab 1: Monitoring Windows Azure with Management Console
  • Lab 2: Extending monitoring capabilities using SCOM 2012 SP1
  • Using Management Pack for Windows Azure


  • The Cloud OS
  • Transforming the datacenter
  • Unified Management for the Cloud OS
  • Overview of System Center
  • System Center Integration with Azure
  • Service Manager and Windows Azure
  • key features of Service Manager
  • architecture of Service Manager
  • Integrating Service Manager with Other System Center Components
  • problem management and Windows Azure
  • App Controller and Windows Azure
  • Describe APP Controller interface
  • How to connect App Controller with Windows Azure
  • Managing applications across multiple clouds
  • Configuration Manager and Windows Azure
  • Configuration Manager fundamentals
  • Establishing connection from Configuration Manager with Windows Azure
  • Windows Azure as Distribution Point in SCCM
  • Configuration Manager and Intune integration
  • Data Protection Manager and Windows Azure
  • key features of Data Protection Manager
  • Backup to Windows Azure
  • Orchestrator and Windows Azure
  • core components of Orchestrator
  • Orchestrator Integration Packs
  • Integration Packs for automation across clouds
  • Hybrid application example
  • Lab 1: Provisioning Windows Azure resources with Service Manager via Orchestrator. Objective: Create Service Request for Virtual Machine running in the Azure. Examing the runbook used for Azure sync. Creating VM in Windows Azure with runbook in Orchestrator.
  • Lab 2: Using APP Controller to migrate Virtual Machine in Windows Azure

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Comments (3)

  1. Anonymous says:

    Hei Alex. Azure Camp var en dags gratis seminar levert av Microsoft. Dette er et klasseromskurs hos en kurspartner av Microsoft over 3 dager. Hver eneste modul inneholder lab’er som gir deltakerne hands-on erfaring og veiledning av instruktør. Glasspaper er de eneste som tilbyr dette i markedet og vi kan sterkt anbefale kurset 🙂

  2. Anonymous says:

    Høres spennende ut

  3. Alex Skorkin says:

    Første tre moduler vært en del av gratis Azure Camp så tror ikke at det vær vits å inkludere de her. Ellers veldig bra oppleg:)

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