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Sep 11, 2018
1h 6m

Sending large amounts of data to or from your data cloud storage can be expensive due to long wait times or metered connections. In this course, Import and Export Data to Microsoft Azure, you’ll gain the knowledge you need to work with Microsoft Azure to send and receive data by using the shipping method and the WAImportExport tool. First, you’ll learn about disk encryption using Bitlocker. Then, you'll explore how to backup and ship keys, how to create Blob and General Purpose accounts, and how to import and export data to and from these accounts. Finally, you'll see how to ship hard drives using Microsoft standards. When finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge to properly import and export data to Microsoft Azure using Microsoft processes and procedures.

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About the author

Professor Robert McMillen (MCT, MCSE) has over 20 years of experience in IT Consulting. He teaches at two local colleges and hosts the weekly All Tech Radio show in the Portland area.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hello, my name is Robert McMillen. I would like to welcome you to my course, Import and Export Data to Microsoft Azure. Microsoft Azure is made up of a powerful set of application tools used by organizations worldwide. Sometimes we need to move large amounts of data either to or from our Microsoft Azure storage accounts. On a metered connection, this could be quite expensive. Microsoft has created a way to dramatically reduce those costs by importing and exporting through physical transport by shipping companies like FedEx and DHL. We can do this securely by using a combination of BitLocker, for secure encryption, and the WAImportExport tool, which is freely available from Microsoft. We create import or export jobs to send our data either to Azure or from Azure back to us. Using this secure procedure, any organization can safely send or receive their data through delivery services and onto the medium of their choice. By the end of this course, you'll be able to send or receive data as needed through the import/export process. You'll learn how to save your company time and money through this process, and do it in a way that won't compromise your client data. I hope you'll join me in learning these very powerful procedures in my course, Import and Export Data to Azure.

Preparing the Azure Import and Export Process
Welcome to Import and Export Data to Azure. My name is Robert McMillen, and I'm very happy to bring you this course. We'll be covering how to move large amounts of data in and out of Microsoft Azure using external hard drives and the shipping method. Microsoft Azure is an ever-expanding set of cloud services to help your organization meet your business challenges. With Azure, you can build, manage, and deploy applications on a massive global network using your favorite tools and frameworks in a cloud environment. Azure includes cloud products such as Hyper-V virtual machines, storage, developer tools, online backup, and more. Azure can link Active Directory and other services like System Center Configuration Manager from the cloud to your on-premises equipment. You can deploy software and operating systems in either direction, to or from the cloud. Here's a picture of what the Azure services page looks like. This shows a small percentage of all the services that are available. This list grows every month as Microsoft adds new cloud services. You can manage many of these services and all your network devices through System Center. If we scroll down a bit, we can see the storage categories. This is the area where we'll be focused as we look at adding the blob storage, as well as general purpose storage. We'll also go into the differences between the two, and the import and export procedures. Microsoft Azure has many different types of services that are constantly changing and growing. Azure storage is a flexible way to extend your on-premises storage to the cloud.