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An IT Engineer with a love for all things IT including (but not limited to), Microsoft Azure, Automation and Service Management!

How can I learn how to use Microsoft Azure?

Microsoft Azure is an ever-evolving public cloud offering. In layman’s terms essentially, the servers or virtual hosts you would usually host in your own datacentre are hosted in secure regions all over the world. Normal capacity concerns that you would have needed to manage in the past such as storage and memory are managed by Microsoft directly – giving you the ability to concentrate on what really matters – your applications and users.

More information on what Azure is and the services that offer (which is ever increasing) can be found on the following official Microsoft webpages:

This mammoth of a Public Cloud offering often causes confusion around knowing what Azure is capable of and the hardest part is knowing where to start! To quote a famous Hobbit.

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” – Bilbo Baggins

This blog post is intended to help point you in the right direction whether it is your first step on the road or you have already started your journey.

The links below are external to my website and I have no control over them. I have tried to categorise the resources in terms of skill level as much as I can and kept to training resources which are free, and I plan on keeping it up to date and add more as I come across them. Bonus material training services that you have to pay for (usually subscription based that I have used).

Beginner: So, what is this outside world of Azure that you speak of?

Intermediate: I am excited! Now to eat supper

Advanced: Up for a Challenge! Let’s throw that ring in the lava

Bonus Material: I have a dragon’s hoard of gold to spend

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