Upgrade to Pro — share decks privately, control downloads, hide ads and more …

ExpertsLIVE Switzerland 2020: How not to get lost in Azure?

7252086bae9203045dd7f5664fd96a07?s=47 Manuel Meyer
September 30, 2020

ExpertsLIVE Switzerland 2020: How not to get lost in Azure?

Session recording available here:

I am sure that you already heard a couple of standard introductions to the Azure Platform. Usually they introduce the concepts of IaaS, PaaS, SaaS and maybe FaaS. Then they tell you that you can build stuff from so called "building blocks".
Full of motivation, you open the Azure portal only to find out that instead of a couple of blocks, there are hundreds of offerings to be consumed. Looking into the documentation does not make it easier at all. There are at least two dozens of pages that contain documentation about Azure. But where should you start?
In this session we take a look at all of the portals and websites that serve as entry points to Azure and we try to find out which one you should use for your purpose.


Manuel Meyer

September 30, 2020


  1. How not to get Lost in Azure! Manuel Meyer Azure

    Solution Architect, Trivadis AG www.manuelmeyer.net @manumeyer1
  2. Agenda ▪ Starting out with Azure ▪ How to get

    to know a new Azure service FAST? ▪ The Universal Azure Flowchart ▪ The Azure Ring of Knowledge (AROK).
  3. Azure Training

  4. Azure Training

  5. Azure Training

  6. Azure Service Catalog

  7. Title only 7 Photo credit: chemicalmonkey on Visual hunt /

  8. My Customer Experience

  9. Title only Photo credit: chemicalmonkey on Visual hunt / CC

    BY-NC-ND Photo credit: Rafael Chacon Photography on Visual Hunt / CC BY
  10. My Customer Experience

  11. How to get to know a new Azure Service? www.manuelmeyer.net

  12. The Customer Calls: «We need an expert for Azure Application

    Gateway NOW!»
  13. My boss is like…

  14. I am like… ▪ WTF is that? ▪ HTF does

    it work? ▪ HMTF does it cost? ▪ HTF must I build this? ▪ How much of it do I need? ▪ WTF on earth uses this product?.
  15. How to get to know a new Azure Service? Product

    Page: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/application-gateway/ MS Docs: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/application-gateway/ FAQ: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/application-gateway/application- gateway-faq Azure Updates: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/?product=application-gateway Azure Feedback: https://feedback.azure.com/forums/217313-networking?category_id=134448 Pricing: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/details/application-gateway/ Limits: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-resource- manager/management/azure-subscription-service-limits#application-gateway-limits SLA: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/support/legal/sla/application- gateway/v1_2/ Samples: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/resources/samples/ Videos: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/resources/videos/index/
  16. Product Page & Docs? Product Page = What is it?

    Docs = How does it work?
  17. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  18. Azure Updates & Azure Feedback? Azure Updates = How did

    the product evolve? Azure Feedback = What is missing in the product?
  19. Limits & SLAs Limits = Where are the limits? SLA

    = How much availability do I get?
  20. Samples & Videos Samples Videos

  21. The Universal Azure Flowchart

  22. The Universal Engineering Flowchart No Problem! No Problem! No Problem!

    Does it move? YES NO Should it move? NO YES Should it move? YES NO Problem solved? YES NO NO
  23. Help! I’m lost! Az Portal ARM Portal Az Preview Portal

    Az Mobile App Az Docs Architecture Center Cloud Adoption Framework Az Pricing Calc. Az TCO Calc. Azurespeed.com Az Status Az Health Az Advisor Security Center Azure Speed Test DTU Calc. WhatTheIO Disk Calc. Az. Service Catalog Az. Service Map Az. Heat Map Az. Solutions Center Az. Updates Az. Feedback Azureprice.net Case Studies What is on the menu? I don’t know what I should get I want something I have something How fast is it? How much do I need? Could I improve it? Where is it? How does it work? How much is it? Is It ok? <intentionally left blank>
  24. Links 1/5 • Azure Portal • https://portal.azure.com • Azure Preview

    Portal • http://preview.portal.azure.com/ • ARM Portal • https://resources.azure.com • Azure Mobile App • https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/features/azure-portal/mobile-app/ • Azure Docs • https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/?product=featured • Azure Architecture Center • https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/architecture/
  25. Links 2/5 • Azure Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF) • https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/cloud-adoption-framework/

    • Azure Updates • https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/ • Azure Feedback • https://feedback.azure.com/ • Azurespeed.com • https://www.azurespeed.com/ • Azure Speed Test • https://azurespeedtest.azurewebsites.net/ • Azure Pricing Calculator • https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/calculator/
  26. Links 3/5 • Azure Total Cost of Ownership Calculator •

    https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/tco/calculator/ • Azureprice.net • https://azureprice.net/ • DTU Calculator • http://dtucalculator.azurewebsites.net/ • WhatTheIO Disk Throuput Calculator • https://the.agilesql.club/whattheio/calculator.html • Azure Status • https://status.azure.com/ • Security Center • https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/security-center/
  27. Links 4/5 • Azure Service Health • https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/features/service-health/ • Azure

    Advisor • https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/advisor/ • Azure Service Catalog • https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/ • Azure Service Map • https://azureservices.io/ • Azure Charts / Heat Map • https://azurecharts.com/
  28. Links 5/5 • Azure Solutions Center • https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/solutions/ • Azure

    Case Studies • https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/case-studies/
  29. Where & How

  30. ARM Portal https://resources.azure.com

  31. Azure Mobile App

  32. Where & How

  33. Azure Speed Test 2.0 https://azurespeedtest.azurewebsites.net/

  34. Where & How

  35. Azureprice.net https://azureprice.net/

  36. Where & How

  37. Azure Services Map/Periodic Table https://azureservices.io/

  38. Azure Heat Map/Azure Charts https://azurecharts.com/

  39. Where & How

  40. Solution Center https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/solutions/

  41. Solution Center https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/solutions/

  42. Solution Center https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/solutions/

  43. The AROK The Azure Ring of Knowledge Everything you need

    to know! But FIRST, a warning!
  44. The AROK The Azure Ring of Knowledge

  45. The AROK AZ-Trainings & Certifications Universal Azure Flow Chart Azure

    Tips Websites & Tools Azure Community User Groups Conferences Guidance Cloud Adoption Framework
  46. AZ-Trainings ▪ AZ-900: Azure Developer = Understanding Azure ▪ AZ-104:

    Azure Administrator = Working with Azure (IaaS) ▪ AZ-204: Azure Developer = Building for Azure (PaaS) ▪ AZ-303/4: Azure Architect = Drawing Azure Icons AI-000: Artificial Intelligence DP-000: Data Platform DA-000: Data Analytics.
  47. AZ-Trainings ▪ Microsoft Learn ▪ https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/ ▪ Pluralsight ▪ https://app.pluralsight.com/library/

    ▪ A Cloud Guru ▪ https://acloudguru.com/.
  48. Azure Certifications ▪ Thomas Maurer Study Guides ▪ https://www.thomasmaurer.ch/2020/03/az-900-study-guide- microsoft-azure-fundamentals-2020/

    ▪ https://www.thomasmaurer.ch/2020/03/az-104-study-guide-azure- administrator/ ▪ https://www.thomasmaurer.ch/2020/03/az-204-study-guide- developing-solutions-for-microsoft-azure/ ▪ https://www.thomasmaurer.ch/2020/03/az-303-study-guide-azure- architect-technologies/ ▪ https://www.thomasmaurer.ch/2020/05/az-500-study-guide- microsoft-azure-security-technologies-2020/
  49. The AROK AZ-Trainings & Certifications Universal Azure Flow Chart Azure

    Tips Websites & Tools Azure Community User Groups Conferences Guidance Cloud Adoption Framework
  50. Guidance ▪ Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF) ▪ https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cloud-adoption- framework/.

  51. None
  52. Compute Network Storage Configuring virtual machines for availability, scale and

    performance Planning for performance, durability, scalability and archival Designing the network for current and future connectivity requirements Planning for production operations for monitoring and disaster recovery Manage Control access to resources, what can be used, setup cost management and chargeback Governance Build a solid foundation using best practices and prescriptive guidance prior to starting migration efforts Azure Best Practice Guidance : https://docs.microsoft.com/en- us/azure/cloud-adoption-framework/ready/azure-best-practices/
  53. Enterprise Scale Azure

  54. The AROK AZ-Trainings & Certifications Universal Azure Flow Chart Azure

    Tips Websites & Tools Azure Community User Groups Conferences Guidance Cloud Adoption Framework
  55. Websites & Tools ▪ Azure Tips ▪ https://www.michaelcrump.net/azure-tips-and-tricks-sorted- list/ ▪

    Universal Azure Flowchart.
  56. The AROK AZ-Trainings & Certifications Universal Azure Flow Chart Azure

    Tips Websites & Tools Azure Community User Groups Conferences Guidance Cloud Adoption Framework
  57. Azure Community ▪ Azure Bern User Group ▪ https://www.meetup.com/de-DE/Azure-Cloud-Bern-User-Group/ ▪

    Azure Zurich User Group ▪ https://azurezurichusergroup.com/ ▪ Azure & AI Basel ▪ https://www.meetup.com/de-DE/Azure-Basel-User-Group/events/ ▪ MS Cognitive & Bot UG Switzerland ▪ https://www.meetup.com/de-DE/microsoft-cognitive-services-bern- switzerland/ ▪ Azure Professional Workgroup ▪ https://www.meetup.com/de-DE/Azure-Professional-Workgroup/
  58. Azure Community Worldwide ▪ Azure Meetups Worldwide ▪ https://www.meetup.com/de-DE/topics/azure/all/ ▪

    Cloud Computing Meetups Worldwide ▪ https://www.meetup.com/de-DE/topics/cloud-computing/all/ ▪ Microsoft Technology Groups Worldwide ▪ https://www.meetup.com/de-DE/topics/microsoft- technology/all/.
  59. Recap ▪ Starting out with Azure ▪ How to get

    to know a new Azure service FAST? ▪ The Universal Azure Flowchart ▪ The Azure Ring of Knowledge (AROK).
  60. None
  61. Thank You! Manuel Meyer www.manuelmeyer.net @manumeyer1 manuel.meyer@trivadis.com