The speed and agility which a cloud platform can bring to your business can also easily result in a lack of oversight. This course shows you what Governance in Microsoft Azure looks like and how to architect and implement it.
Many businesses are justifiably keen to take up the advantages of a public cloud platform – shared infrastructure responsibility, native tooling, and the opportunity to rapidly deploy fit-for-purpose solutions. The problem is that the public cloud is a very open framework which doesn’t tell you how to do things in the manner which is most appropriate for your business. Each cloud provider expects you to provide a pattern of governance, control, and accountability which is the most appropriate for your business model and provides the tools, guidance, and functionality to do so. In this course, Mastering Microsoft Azure Governance, you will learn foundational knowledge to build and implement Governance in Microsoft Azure. First, you’ll examine enterprise governance in Microsoft Azure and work through architectural patterns which are aligned with Microsoft best practices. Then, you’ll work through the fundamental tools which underpin the Microsoft Azure Enterprise Scaffold, seeing what the configuration options and considerations are and learning how to interact with these platforms. Finally, you’ll bring all this knowledge and learning together and learn how to craft repeatable patterns for every Azure subscription across your organization.
James Bannan is a published author and experienced public speaker based in Melbourne, Australia. He is a Microsoft specialist, with a particular focus on Azure infrastructure architecture, development, and automation.
Course Overview (Music) Hi there. My name is James Bannan, and welcome to this Pluralsight course, Mastering Microsoft Azure Governance. I am a consultant and Azure architect based in Melbourne, Australia. I've authored a number of Pluralsight courses on Microsoft Azure, and helping customers migrate to Azure, optimize their investments, and transform workloads is the main focus of what I do every day. This course offers a fundamental understanding of the challenges in maintaining the balance between the agility and speed offered by cloud platforms and the business requirements to operate in a secure, controlled manner which meet all internal and external standards and obligations. Microsoft Azure offers a raft of published architectures and technical solutions which enable you to define and deploy patterns of enterprise governance designed to keep your developers and business units happy while protecting the business and providing reassurance that all standards and requirements are being adhered to. And you will learn about all of these in this course. Some of the major topics that we will cover include understanding the Microsoft Azure enterprise scaffold and how to apply it to your business, how to query your Azure resources at scale and across subscriptions with Resource Graph, building an enterprise hierarchy with management groups, and defining and deploying a repeatable pattern of roles, policies, and resources for every subscription with Azure Blueprints. By the end of this course, you'll have a thorough understanding of what enterprise governance in Microsoft Azure looks like, a solid comprehension of the features which underpin it, and how to both architect and deploy patterns of policy and control which are appropriate for your business. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with Microsoft Azure. This is not an introductory course to Azure, so we're going to assume prior working knowledge about the platform, including understanding Microsoft Azure Resource Manager, Azure PowerShell, and Azure CLI. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn all about enterprise governance in this course, Mastering Microsoft Azure Governance, at Pluralsight.