The Azure Marketplace is a unique opportunity for both customers and ISVs. This course explains the benefits the Marketplace brings for both groups, including reliability, licensing and billing flexibility, and access to customers.
The Azure Marketplace offers point-and-click setup of both simple and complex products running in Azure, products that customers use already. In this course, Implementing Microsoft Azure Marketplace Tools & Resources, you will learn how you as a customer get a consistent and reliable experience, along with billing flexibility. First, you will learn how you as a vendor can see your products sit side by side with other Azure offerings, and how you gain access to new markets. Next, you will explore creating both simple and complex offerings. Finally, you will discover how to publish your offerings in the Azure marketplace. By the end of this course, you will have a solid understanding of the value of the marketplace as a consumer and a vendor, and be equipped to both publish and consume solutions from the Azure marketplace.
Sahil Malik has been a Microsoft MVP for the past 8 years, author of several books and numerous articles in both the .NET and SharePoint space, consultant and trainer who delivers talks at conferences internationally.
Course Overview Hello. My name is Sahil Malik, and welcome to my course, Implementing Microsoft Azure Marketplace Tools & Resources. The Azure Marketplace is full of software and services that you're most likely already using and are familiar with, from consulting services to easy-to-configure and deploy offerings that run in Azure, offerings that are both from Microsoft and Microsoft partners that are both simple and complex, and that come under various flexible licensing terms. As a customer, you get consistent, reliable experience, and as a vendor, your products sit side by side with various other Azure offerings. The marketplace is a unique opportunity for both Azure customers and ISVs in the Microsoft ecosystem. At the end of this course, you will have a good understanding of what the marketplace is. You will have walked through using and configuring simple and complex software solutions, and you will have a good understanding of the marketplace publishing process. I hope you find this course useful, and thank you for watching.
What Is Azure Marketplace? Welcome to Implementing Microsoft Azure Marketplace Tools & Resources. My name is Sahil Malik, and let's start with understanding what is the Azure Marketplace? Let's start with a little overview. In this module, I'll first be introducing you what is the Azure Marketplace; followed by what is the value it has for customers; and what is the value for partners, people trying to solve problems for customers; the tools you will need to follow along through this course; and how is this course structured. Let's dive in.
Buy and Configure Marketplace Resources In this module, I'd like to show you the Marketplace in action, where we will buy and configure some example Marketplace resources. Let's get started. Starting with some important concepts, what do I wish to cover in this module? Let's first get an overview of the Marketplace. We'll click around, go to the website, see what are the kinds of things available for us in the Marketplace and how exactly are they structured and configured for us to find and use? Then we'll dive into some demos. So I'll start with an example demo where we'll take a relatively complicated product like setting up a SharePoint farm. This is an operation that generally companies would hire consultants to do, or there are books written for this specific topic, setting up SharePoint farms. But we will see how easy it is to set up a SharePoint farm in Azure, merely through point and click. So we'll see that first, followed by, we'll set up WordPress, which is a relatively simple product, point and click, it's much more lightweight than SharePoint, but it's a very popular product. One of these products comes from Microsoft, the SharePoint product, and the second product is not a Microsoft product. But I think you'll see in these various demos that this is not just about Microsoft products. There's a whole range of hundreds and thousands of products that you can configure via the Marketplace that are provided by third parties, that are completely non-Microsoft products as well, or they are provided by third parties that are Microsoft products, say a particular configuration of SharePoint or some other Microsoft product, or completely provided by Microsoft. Let's dive in.
Azure Marketplace and AppSource for Publishers Next let's talk about Azure Marketplace and AppSource for Publishers. Now in this module, I intend to decipher things a little bit from the publisher's point of view. What can you publish in the Marketplace, and what are the rules you need to stick under? What are the various billing options you get? How do you license this stuff? Let's find out. So the things I'll be covering here, first I'll be talking about the process of how to become a Marketplace publisher. Then what can you publish there? Can you publish any software? Can you publish things other than software? We'll find out soon. What are the various publishing options you have, like how do you set a price for something? What are the various billing models available to you? And then finally, I will end with a little treatise on the difference between AppSource and Marketplace. Let's dive in.