Get valuable tips and techniques for automating your cloud deployments with Azure PowerShell cmdlets, and learn how to provision Azure services on the fly. In this hands-on guide, Microsoft cloud technology expert Michael Washam shows you how to automate various management tasks and deploy solutions that are both complex and at scale.
By combining the native automation capabilities of PowerShell with Azure Infrastructure Services, these powerful cmdlets enable you to create and configure virtual machines with ease. You’ll learn how to take advantage of these technologies to build complete virtual networks. If you have experience with PowerShell and Azure, you’re ready to get started.
Install and authenticate cmdlets to set up your environment
Create and update virtual machines with Azure platform images
Manage network endpoints, access control lists, and IP addresses
Use cmdlets to manage and configure virtual machine storage
Automate Azure virtual networks with hybrid technologies such as site-to-site, point-to-site, and ExpressRoute
Dive into advanced virtual machine provisioning capabilities and management techniques
Learn tips and tricks for deleting or moving virtual machines within (or out of) your subscription
Automating Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services
Michael Washam is the CEO and Co-Founder of Opsgility – http://www.opsgility.com. Opsgility delivers instructor-led, remote-classroom and on-demand training focused on Microsoft cloud technologies. Michael has extensive history in the IT Industry where he has worked as an IT Professional, Developer, Evangelist and Program Manager. While at Microsoft as a Senior Program Manager on the Microsoft Azure Runtime Team, Michael led the release of the Microsoft Azure PowerShell Cmdlets for compute and the Microsoft Azure SDK (runtime). As a Senior Technical Evangelist Michael worked on the initial Microsoft Azure Infrastructure-as-a-Service launch. In this role Michael also shipped the IaaS Microsoft Azure training kit, and the Microsoft Azure PowerShell Cmdlets for IaaS and Cloud Services.
Michael is a globally recognized speaker at conferences such as BUILD and TechEd, avid blogger, speaker, and trainer on cloud computing, debugging, and DevOps.
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