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About David Rendon
Hello! 👋 David Rendón has been recognized as Microsoft MVP for eight consecutive years, with expertise in Azure. He is currently working as a Senior Azure Solutions Architect.
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As organizations consider moving partially or fully to the cloud, infrastructure as code (IaC) has become a key component to improving time to market for their applications. However, it is critical that enterprise infrastructure professionals use the right resources and strategies to build the infrastructure required to run applications in the cloud. Azure cloud-native components and capabilities automate the build and deployment process, offering a myriad of compelling reasons to leverage IaC to build your applications in Azure.
Starting with the evolution of the software-defined approach and building on the basic concepts of infrastructure as code, this book provides you with comprehensive guidance to learn Azure Resource Manager from the ground up. You will learn the best practices for deploying and maintaining application infrastructure, such as template authoring tooling enhancements, Azure DevOps integrations, and updates to the deployment platform.
After reading this book, you will understand the breadth and use cases of ARM capabilities and tooling within Microsoft Azure. You will be able to build, test, debug, and deploy your ARM templates and know how to use infrastructure as code to better manage the life cycle of your applications in Azure.
What You Will Learn
- Introduces the concepts of infrastructure as code and how to leverage it using Azure Resource Manager
- Teaches how to enable and deploy Azure Resource Manager templates
- Covers the basic core elements of an ARM template to start authoring your templates and building your applications in the cloud
- Dives into core components such as parameters, variables, functions, dependencies, deployment modes, loops, conditions), enabling nested templates
- Reveals the built-in services and features in Azure, allowing the debugging process and validation process of the ARM templates
- Discusses “Bicep” the language for ARM templates and the DevOps integration to deploy ARM templates
Who This Book Is For
People who build, install, repair, or maintain the hardware and software associated with computer systems on-premises and who want to learn about the deployment and provisioning process of applications in the Microsoft Cloud using an infrastructure as code approach through Azure Resource Manager. Readers should have an Azure account and be familiar with the main Azure services (storage, compute, networking, management). Basic knowledge of PowerShell is also useful.
Any IT professional can tell you that managing security is a top priority and even more so when working in the cloud. Access to accurate and timely security information is critical, but governance and control must first be enabled. This guide shows you how to take advantage of Azure's vast and powerful built-in security tools and capabilities for your application workloads.Pro Azure Governance and Security offers a comprehensive look at the governance features available with Microsoft Azure and demonstrates how to integrate them with your hybrid and Azure environments, drawing on the author's experiences from years in the field. Learn about the array of controls implemented within Microsoft Azure from two valuable perspectives: the customer and Microsoft operations.
Beginning with the top-level subscription hierarchy, learn about the most important built-in Azure security services and features, as well as how to use Azure Policies and Blueprints as a means for security and governance. A series of hands-on exercises teaches you the concepts of Azure Governance: how to enable and deploy Azure Security Center, integrate RBAC (role-based access control), and set up Azure Operations and Monitoring. Get introduced to the new Azure Sentinel solution that offers SIEM as a service for security incident management and proactive hunting.
What You'll Learn
- Understand different architectural designs for implementing Azure Security
- Operate and monitor an Azure environment
- Deploy Azure Governance, Policies, and Blueprints
- Discover key Azure features that enhance security
- Implement and confidently access Azure Security Center
- Get to know Azure Sentinel
Who This Book Is For
Technical engineers, consultants, solution and cloud architects, IT managers, and SecOps teams who need to understand how to integrate governance, security, and compliance in hybrid and Azure environments. A basic understanding of Azure or other public cloud platforms is beneficial, but not required.
Leverage Azure's cloud capabilities to find the most optimized path to meet your firm’s cloud infrastructure needs
- Get to grips with the core Azure infrastructure technologies and solutions
- Develop the ability to opt for cloud design and architecture that best fits your organization
- Cover the entire spectrum of cloud migration from planning to implementation and best practices
Microsoft Azure is a powerful cloud computing platform that offers a multitude of services and capabilities for organizations of any size moving to a cloud strategy.
This fourth edition comes with the latest updates on cloud security fundamentals, hybrid cloud, cloud migration, Microsoft Azure Active Directory, and Windows Virtual Desktop. It encapsulates the entire spectrum of measures involved in Azure deployment that includes understanding Azure fundamentals, choosing a suitable cloud architecture, building on design principles, becoming familiar with Azure DevOps, and learning best practices for optimization and management.
The book begins by introducing you to the Azure cloud platform and demonstrating the substantial scope of digital transformation and innovation that can be achieved with Azure's capabilities. The guide also acquaints you with practical insights into application modernization, Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) deployment, infrastructure management, key application architectures, best practices of Azure DevOps, and Azure automation.
By the end of this book, you will have acquired the skills required to drive Azure operations from the planning and cloud migration stage to cost management and troubleshooting.
What you will learn
- Understand core Azure infrastructure technologies and solutions
- Carry out detailed planning for migrating applications to the cloud with Azure
- Deploy and run Azure infrastructure services
- Define roles and responsibilities in DevOps
- Get a firm grip on Azure security fundamentals
- Carry out cost optimization in Azure
Who this book is for
This book is designed to benefit Azure architects, cloud solution architects, Azure developers, Azure administrators, and anyone who wants to develop expertise in operating and administering the Azure cloud. Basic familiarity with operating systems and databases will help you grasp the concepts covered in this book.
Table of Contents
- Automation and governance in Azure
- Modernizing with hybrid cloud and multicloud
- Cloud migration: Planning, implementation, and best practices
- Enabling secure, remote work with Microsoft Azure AD and WVD
- Security fundamentals to help protect against cybercrime
- Offers, support, resources, and tips to optimize cost in Azure
Microsoft AI MVP book is not like a normal book that you use to learn AI in. This book is a collective of articles from seventeen AI and Azure Microsoft MVPs. Each chapter focused on a very particular subject. The author of that chapter as the subject matter expert shared their opinion and experience and knowledge with the reader specifically. This book is not covering all aspects of Microsoft AI product and toolset, and it never intended to do so. For learning Microsoft AI from beginner level to advanced, you have to read multiple books, and there are many books in the market for it. Some of those books are already used as a reference in chapters of this book.
Who is this book for - AI and ML Developers: If you are building AI and ML application, this book has great tips that can help you in building AI and ML application - Architects: If you are an architect and want to implement a strategy and governance for Microsoft AI usage in your organization, this book has tips and chapters for you. - Citizen Data Scientists: If you are not a data scientist but want to learn easy ways of using AI, this book has explained some tricks for you. - .NET Developers: If you are a programmer or developer, who wants to extend possibilities of using AI and embed that in your application, this book will show you methods for it. - Consultant and Expert: If you are already using AI and consider yourself as an expert in the field, this book will give you a great experience that other experts are sharing with you in their real-world scenarios. This can be a good reference book in your bookshelves to go back and read some of the best practices time by time.
Who this book is not for - This is not a book to learn Microsoft AI from zero. There are beginner chapters, but there is no single story in the entire book to follow. - This is not a book that teaches you all about AI. There are many subjects that are not covered in this book, because of time constraints, and also the scope of things to learn in the world of Microsoft AI. This is not one book; learn it all.
How the book is organized Each chapter is written on a specific subject by a different author. The book is organized in this way, that as a reader, you can choose any chapter without needing to read other chapters in advance, start from any chapter, and finish at any chapter you want.