Cloud Computing for Beginners with Microsoft Azure
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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.
3.8 (159 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,936 students enrolled
Created by Eduardo Rosas
Last updated 1/2017
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What Will I Learn?
  • 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.
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  • 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)


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.

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.
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Curriculum For This Course
51 Lectures
Getting started with cloud computing and Microsoft Azure
11 Lectures 30:12

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

Preview 01:39

Install the necessary tools to get started with this course.

Preview 03:14

Accessing the Classic and the New Portal
[Classic Portal] Azure websites
6 Lectures 34:40

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!
[New Portal] Azure App Services
8 Lectures 51:11

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

Preview 03:56

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

Azure App Service Plan

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
Cloud services
5 Lectures 20:48

Creating a Cloud Service

Publishing a Cloud Service

Scaling your Cloud Service

Monitoring the Cloud Service
Virtual Machines
5 Lectures 34:50

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.

Capturing an Image from the VM
[New Portal] Virtual Machines
4 Lectures 38:25

Using the New Azure Portal to create a Virtual Machine.

[New Portal] Creating a Virtual Machine

Connecting to a VM using the Remote Desktop Connection.

[New Portal] Connecting to VM

[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.

[New Portal] Formatting virtual disks for use inside the virtual machine
7 Lectures 23:40

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
Management Tools
5 Lectures 36:16

Managing Azure Services from Visual Studio

Managing Azure Services from Power Shell

Managing Azure Services from Cross-Platform Command Line Interface

The end :')
About the Instructor
Eduardo Rosas
4.1 Average rating
809 Reviews
9,568 Students
8 Courses
Xamarin-Certified Mobile Developer, Software Engineer

I am a Software Engineer and Xamarin-Certified Mobile Developer (just got my certification renewed on September 11th 2017, yay!)

I have been developing mobile apps for 6 years now, I started when iOS 5 had just been released!

During this years I have created apps for clients, both for private use, and for public use. I have created some apps that I wanted to release to the app stores, and have created a lot of apps just for fun. The main platform I use is Xamarin, so I can code Android, Windows, iOS and macOS apps using my favorite language: C#.

I have helped literally thousands of students to learn how to code, both online and in-person, and it has become my passion.

I also love to design apps, whenever I get a little bit (or a lot) stressed when coding, I design apps, either out-of-the-blue concepts, or the next app that I have to code, or a design for a client.

I like to think of myself as an entrepreneur, I am the cofounder of a startup, AlphaBeta, focused on helping Mexicans to adapt digital technologies in their lives, so they become more efficient, and live better lives.

In AlphaBeta I have learnt (and taught) how to use tools like Google Classroom, Power BI (super popular with SMEs) and Adobe Experience Design, and some of those courses, have been brought here as well.

My students usually say that I know how to make difficult subjects easy to understand, and that I help them learn in the best way possible: by doing.