Take your Azure management and automation skills to the next level with Microsoft Azure and PowerShell MVP Aleksandar Nikolić in this one day workshop.

The Azure Portal is a great management tool for your Azure resources. However, you will quickly realize that management with the GUI wizards don't scale. Some kind of automation is needed to fully embrace what Microsoft Azure offers in a consistent and optimal manner. In this workshop, you will learn how to provision and manage the most common infrastructure services, and how to automate tasks that are frequently performed in a cloud. Various automation technologies exist to create and manage Azure resources. The question is how to pick the right tool. Azure PowerShell or Azure CLI? Use imperative commands or provision using the powerful, declarative ARM templates? Execute your scripts from the Azure Cloud Shell or schedule them in the Azure Automation service? The workshop includes a variety of practical exercises.

Workshop Objectives

After completion of this course you will have a solid understanding of how to automate provisioning and management of Windows and Linux VMs, set up networking, and manage virtual machine storage using different Microsoft automation tools.

Workshop Audience

IT Professionals and developers who want to automate provisioning and management of Azure virtual
machines and related IaaS resources.

Workshop Agenda

  • Module 1: Using Azure PowerShell / Azure CLI 2.0 / Azure Cloud Shell
  • Module 2: Automating Azure Networking
  • Module 3: Automating Azure Storage
  • Module 4: Automating Azure Virtual Machines
  • Module 5: Azure Resource Manager Templates
  • Module 6: Azure Automation


For this workshop you need to bring your own laptop and have access to an Azure Subscription. If you don't already have an Azure Subscription you can create one through https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/free/  


About the trainer

Aleksandar Nikolić

Aleksandar Nikolic is a Cloud and Datacenter Management (PowerShell) MVP, a Microsoft Azure MVP, a co-founder of PowerShellMagazine.com, and a community manager of PowerShell.com. Aleksandar is also a Microsoft Azure Advisor and Insider. Aleksandar is experienced presenting and speaking to Microsoft customers, and is skilled with describing complex management and automation tasks even to beginning and novice users and scripters. Aleksandar has more than 17 years of experience as a system administrator. He also delivers PowerShell and Azure training courses around the world and is a frequent speaker at Microsoft conferences. For the last couple of years he's been working closely with Microsoft Azure PowerShell and Azure Automation teams providing feedback and influencing design of Azure automation solutions. You can find him on Twitter (https://twitter.com/alexandair) and LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexandair).