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

Manuel Meyer
September 30, 2020

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

Session recording available here:
https://youtu.be/7732Yv1vZH8

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.

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September 30, 2020
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  1. How not to get Lost in
    Azure!
    Manuel Meyer
    Azure Solution Architect, Trivadis AG
    www.manuelmeyer.net
    @manumeyer1

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  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).

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  3. Azure Training

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  4. Azure Training

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  5. Azure Training

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  6. Azure Service Catalog

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  7. Title only
    7
    Photo credit: chemicalmonkey on Visual hunt / CC BY-NC-ND

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  8. My Customer Experience

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  9. Title only
    Photo credit: chemicalmonkey on Visual hunt / CC BY-NC-ND
    Photo credit: Rafael Chacon Photography on Visual Hunt / CC BY

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  10. My Customer Experience

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

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  12. The Customer Calls:
    «We need an expert
    for Azure Application
    Gateway NOW!»

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  13. My boss is like…

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  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?.

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  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/

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  16. Product Page & Docs?
    Product Page =
    What is it?
    Docs =
    How does it work?

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  17. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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  18. Azure Updates & Azure Feedback?
    Azure Updates =
    How did the product evolve?
    Azure Feedback =
    What is missing in the product?

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  19. Limits & SLAs
    Limits =
    Where are the limits?
    SLA =
    How much availability do I get?

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  20. Samples & Videos
    Samples Videos

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  21. The
    Universal Azure
    Flowchart

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  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

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  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?

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  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/

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  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/

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  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/

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  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/

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  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/

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

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  30. Azure Mobile App

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

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  32. Azureprice.net
    https://azureprice.net/

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

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

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

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

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

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  38. The AROK
    The Azure Ring of Knowledge
    Everything you need to know!
    But FIRST, a warning!

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  39. The AROK
    The Azure Ring of Knowledge

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  40. The AROK
    AZ-Trainings &
    Certifications
    Universal Azure Flow Chart
    Azure Tips
    Websites & Tools
    Azure Community
    User Groups
    Conferences
    Guidance Cloud Adoption Framework

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  41. 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.

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  42. AZ-Trainings
    ▪ Microsoft Learn
    ▪ https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/
    ▪ Pluralsight
    ▪ https://app.pluralsight.com/library/
    ▪ A Cloud Guru
    ▪ https://acloudguru.com/.

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  43. 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/

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  44. The AROK
    AZ-Trainings &
    Certifications
    Universal Azure Flow Chart
    Azure Tips
    Websites & Tools
    Azure Community
    User Groups
    Conferences
    Guidance Cloud Adoption Framework

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  45. Guidance
    ▪ Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF)
    ▪ https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cloud-adoption-
    framework/.

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  46. 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/

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  47. Enterprise Scale Azure

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  48. The AROK
    AZ-Trainings &
    Certifications
    Universal Azure Flow Chart
    Azure Tips
    Websites & Tools
    Azure Community
    User Groups
    Conferences
    Guidance Cloud Adoption Framework

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  49. Websites & Tools
    ▪ Azure Tips
    ▪ https://www.michaelcrump.net/azure-tips-and-tricks-sorted-
    list/
    ▪ Universal Azure Flowchart.

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  50. The AROK
    AZ-Trainings &
    Certifications
    Universal Azure Flow Chart
    Azure Tips
    Websites & Tools
    Azure Community
    User Groups
    Conferences
    Guidance Cloud Adoption Framework

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  51. 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/

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  52. 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/.

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  53. 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).

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  54. Thank You!
    Manuel Meyer
    www.manuelmeyer.net
    @manumeyer1
    [email protected]

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