Cloud Computing for Beginners with Microsoft Azure

Learn the basics of cloud computing and start using Azure services; from virtual machines, to databases and web apps.
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  • Lectures 51
  • Length 4.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 6/2015 English

Course Description


Learn the basics about Microsoft Azure services such as Web Applications, App Services, Cloud Services, Virtual Machines and Databases using the classic and new Azure Portals.

Migrate your web apps, services, virtual machines and databases to Azure and the cloud! This increases availability, scalability and can even be cheaper than your current solution!

Enroll now, if by the time you finish this course you are not entirely happy with its content, or the way I answered to your questions, you can have your money back! You have a 30 day money back guarantee, no questions asked.


With this course you will not only fully understand what cloud computing is and how it's classified, you will also learn to host your solutions and applications in Azure.

  1. If you have a website or web app, you'll learn to upload it to Azure.
  2. Create your own web app from scratch using Azure and Wordpress.
  3. If you have a web service, you'll learn to host it in Azure.
  4. If you want a Virtual Machine without having to install Virtualization Software, download ISOs, and that are available even if you don't have your computer, you'll learn to create VMs hosted in Azure.
  5. If you want a database to connect to your ADO .NET, JDBC, ODBC and/or PHP apps that is hosted in the cloud, you'll learn how to create one.
  6. And you'll learn how to manage your services from almost anywhere.

By the end of this course you will have the knowledge to host your web sites, web apps, web services, virtual machines and databases in the cloud with Microsoft Azure services.

  • With websites in Azure you can quickly create a website based on a template.
  • With web apps you can quickly deploy your ASP .NET apps or Wordpress sites right from Visual Studio to the cloud.
  • With Cloud Services you can host web services in Azure and scale them to your needs.
  • With Virtual Machines in Azure, you can create a VM with virtually any Operating System, attach disks to it and get the image so you can later create more VMs based on that image.
  • With databases hosted in Azure you can have databases all over the world that are always available.

Learn how you can do all that and more with this course!

Enroll now and jump to the cloud! Scalable, reliable, always available and non-expensive services for all your needs.

What are the requirements?

  • For modules 2 and 3 you need to have a basic understanding of web apps or web pages. ASP.NET is recommended for 3rd module, although is not necesary.
  • Basic understanding of Virtual Machines is recommended for module 4.
  • Basic understanding of databases is recommended for module 5.
  • Install SQL Server Management Studio 2014 (optional for module 5)
  • A Windows computer (Optional for PowerShell use)
  • A Linux computer (optional for managing with CLI in last module)

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand what cloud computing is.
  • Identify the categories in to which cloud services can be clasified.
  • Create, scale and add content to web applications hosted on Microsoft Azure.
  • Add content to web apps from Visual Studio, through FTP and Dropbox.
  • Create, publish and scale cloud services.
  • Create, connect and manage Virtual Machines.
  • Attach disks to and scale Virtual Machines.
  • Manage and connect to Databases hosted in Azure.
  • Learn to use Azure's management tools from Visual Studio, Windows PowerShell and cross-platform Command-Line Interface.

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is for those who want to start learning about cloud computing and some of the services that Azure offers.
  • This course is probably not for you if you are looking for advanced cloud services usage, this course only covers the basics of how things are done.
  • If you want to upgrade your services from on-premisses to the cloud, you are in the right place.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Getting started with cloud computing and Microsoft Azure
Intro to the course.
Azure subscriptions

Now the default Portal is the Azure Portal located at, changing the legacy portal that can still be accessed from


Install the necessary tools to get started with this course.

[DEPRECATED] Getting the tools.
What is cloud computing?
Software as a Service
Platform as a Service
Infrastructure as a Service
What is Microsoft Azure?
Accessing the Classic and the New Portal
Section 2: [Classic Portal] Azure websites
Intro to Azure websites
Creating a web app on Microsoft Azure
Scaling the website from the Azure Management Portal
Adding content to the website through FTP
Adding content to the website through Visual Studio
Adding content to the website through Dropbox!
Section 3: [New Portal] Azure App Services

Let's talk briefly about Azure App Service and Azure App Service plans.


Talking about what an App Service Plan is and how it is useful.

Creating an App Service Plan
Creating a Web App Service
Scaling the Web App (through the App Service Plan)
Manually Scaling an App Service Plan
Scaling an App Service Plan by CPU usage
Scaling an App Service Plan by Schedule and Performance Rules
Section 4: Cloud services
Intro to Cloud Services inside Azure
Creating a Cloud Service
Publishing a Cloud Service
Scaling your Cloud Service
Monitoring the Cloud Service
Section 5: Virtual Machines
Creating a VM
Connecting to the VM with a remote desktop
Adding Virtual Hard Drives to the VM
Managing and scaling the VM

Capture an Image from the VM so you can create clones of that VM.

Section 6: [New Portal] Virtual Machines

Using the New Azure Portal to create a Virtual Machine.


Connecting to a VM using the Remote Desktop Connection.

[New Portal] Attaching virtual disks

Before being able to use this attached virtual hardrives from within the virtual machine, we need to format them so the system recognizes them. It is not just about attaching them from the Azure portal, we need to do some quick configurations. On Windows, this is done almost automatically.

Section 7: Databases
Intro to chapter
Azure SQL Database
Create Azure SQL Database
Connecting to the Azure SQL Database from SQL Server Management Studio
Business continuity: Copying, exporting and importing the Database
Connecting to applications
Section 8: Management Tools
Intro to chapter
Managing Azure Services from Visual Studio
Managing Azure Services from Power Shell
Managing Azure Services from Cross-Platform Command Line Interface
The end :')

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Instructor Biography

Eduardo Rosas, Software Engineer, Xamarin-certified Mobile developer

I am a Software Engineer, Xamarin Certified Mobile developer. But I'm also studying Finance and Banking.

I have developed mobile apps for iOS, Android and Windows. But I've also designed marketing strategies for some local businesses and my own company.

I'm a cofunder of an Internet of Things startup, in which my role goes from software developer, to cloud expert, to project lead, to inventor. But my role also goes to Chief Financial Officer, to CEO, to marketing, to designer and sometimes even teacher.

I have learnt a lot in school and at work about software development, cloud computing and the internet of things. But I've also learnt in my new school and during my amazing journey creating startups and small businesses about finance, banking, marketing, design, leadership and other very interesting stuff.

Above all however. I am human and I'm here to try to make the world a better place in any way I can, one is creating Internet of Things devices that will make life better, another is teaching stuff so you can be better at work, or even create your own company!

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