Managing Microsoft Azure Storage


Managing Microsoft Azure Storage

Authors: Neil Morrissey, John Savill, Gary Grudzinskas, Robert McMillen

Storage, along with Compute and Networking, is one of the three core pillars of any Microsoft Azure solution. In this path, you’ll learn how to deploy and manage the Storage... Read more

What you will learn

  • How to configure various Azure storage services
  • How to protect Azure storage
  • How to import and export data to and from Azure


This path is intended for novice learners, and prior knowledge of virtual machines, cloud computing fundamentals, and server administration is required.


The courses in this section will teach you the fundamentals for Azure Storage, focused on Blob and File services.

Configuring and Using Microsoft Azure Blob Storage

by Neil Morrissey

Oct 13, 2020 / 3h 10m

3h 10m

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Storing and managing unstructured data is a challenge for every organization. Cost effective storage is a very compelling reason, in itself, for an organization to move to the cloud. Azure Blob Storage is a cloud storage solution with a host of features to help you move data into the cloud, secure that data, and allow users and applications to access the data. In this course, Configuring and Using Microsoft Azure Blob Storage, you'll learn all about the Blob service. First, you'll explore the basics of Blob Storage, including the different kinds of blobs, and how to upload and secure them in the service. Next, you'll see the latest features of Blob Storage to make management easier, like soft delete and authentication to the Blob service using Azure AD. Finally, you'll discover in depth how Blob Storage can be exposed by the Content Delivery Network and indexed by Azure Search, giving you the ability to search the contents of a variety of different file types. By the end of this course, you'll know how to set up and use Blob Storage, how to interact with it from the Azure CLI and from code, and how to configure other Azure Services to leverage Blob Storage.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Understanding and Configuring Blob Storage
  3. Uploading Content to Azure Blob Storage
  4. Configuring CDN Network Endpoints
  5. Search Capabilities for Azure Blob Storage

Configure Microsoft Azure Files

by John Savill

Jun 23, 2020 / 2h 49m

2h 49m

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Architecting resiliency and expanding services to the cloud is a huge challenge for storage administrators. In this course, Configure Microsoft Azure Files, you will learn how to level Azure storage services, and Azure Files specifically to provide a cloud scale, SMB file service that can be used in the cloud and on-premises. First, you will learn the capabilities of Azure Files and how to utilize them. Next, you will discover how to add resiliency to Azure Files through snapshots and Azure Backup integration. Finally, you will explore how to integrate Azure Files with on-premises file services using Azure File Sync to provide replication and cloud tiering. When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of Azure Files and Azure File Sync needed to fully leverage the services to compliment and expand your enterprise file services to a cloud solution.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Managing Azure Files
  3. Deploying Azure File Sync
  4. Monitoring and Troubleshooting Azure File Sync


These intermediate courses will take you through some of the more intricate elements within Azure Storage, focusing on protecting stored data and managing storage accounts.

Implementing Microsoft Azure Backup

by Gary Grudzinskas

Jun 11, 2020 / 2h 9m

2h 9m

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Backing up your company's data is possibly the most important task a company performs. Microsoft Azure Backup offers an easy and comprehensive solution for the protection of corporate assets. In this course, Implementing Microsoft Azure Backup, you will gain the ability to utilize the cloud for all of your backup needs. First, you will learn how to set up recovery services vaults. Next, you will discover how to backup your Azure IaaS virtual machines and your on-premises servers and workloads. Finally, you will explore how to use the Microsoft Azure Backup Server. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of Azure Backup that will help you protect your crucial company assets.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Configuring Recovery Services Vault
  3. Using Azure Iaas VM Backup
  4. Using the Azure Backup Agent (MARS)
  5. Using the Microsoft Azure Backup Server
  6. Managing Azure Backup

Creating and Configuring Microsoft Azure Storage Accounts

by Neil Morrissey

Feb 26, 2020 / 3h 54m

3h 54m

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Azure Storage Accounts provide a unique namespace to store and access your data objects in the cloud. Blob, File, Queue, and Table services all share common features of security, access, monitoring, and cost tracking through a Storage Account. In this course, Creating and Configuring Microsoft Azure Storage Accounts, you'll learn how to create and configure Microsoft Azure storage accounts. First, you'll explore how to create and secure Azure Storage Accounts and perform administration using the Azure Portal, Azure CLI, and Azure Storage Explorer. Next, you'll discover the basics of account types and storage account replications options, as well as more advanced monitoring and troubleshooting of storage accounts using metrics, diagnostics logs, and activity logs. Finally, you'll learn how to monitor the ongoing cost of your storage services. By the end of this course, you'll know how to create and manage storage accounts, how to secure access, and how to monitor your storage account.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Creating Azure Storage Accounts
  3. Configuring Security and Access
  4. Using Azure Storage Explorer to Manage Storage Accounts
  5. Monitoring Storage Accounts


In this section, you’ll get the opportunity to explore the more complicated areas in Azure Storage, namely how to import and export data to and from Azure.

Import and Export Data to Microsoft Azure

by Robert McMillen

Mar 16, 2020 / 1h 6m

1h 6m

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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.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Preparing the Azure Import and Export Process
  3. Creating an Import Job
  4. Executing the Export Process
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