Microsoft Azure Stack Planning and Operations


Microsoft Azure Stack Planning and Operations

Authors: Jason Helmick, Tim Warner, Ned Bellavance

Microsoft Azure Stack is an extension of Microsoft Azure Cloud Platform services to your on-premises implementations. This path will teach you the basics of planning for, setting... Read more

What you will learn:

  • Initial setup and configuration of Azure Stack
  • Creating development environments
  • Architectural Patterns
  • Azure Stack Operations


This path is intended for IT professionals who already understand Microsoft Azure as a cloud platform, but are looking for a way to use the benefits of the cloud on-prem. There are no course prerequisites.


The courses in this section will teach you the fundamentals for implementing Microsoft Azure Stack, including the basics of running hybrid cloud environments, consistent tooling across your implementation, and the basics of deploying Microsoft Azure Stack. These topics are the perfect foundation for you to move to the intermediate level.

Microsoft Azure Stack Hub Development: Getting Started

by Jason Helmick

Sep 19, 2018 / 1h 12m

1h 12m

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You might be looking to move applications and data to the cloud but you have some compliance and security concerns, that's where Microsoft Azure Stack comes in. In this course, Microsoft Azure Stack Hub Development: Getting Started, you'll develop an understanding of what Azure Stack can do, how it extends the Azure platform on-premises, and will get you ready to start designing hybrid cloud applications and solutions. First, you'll learn the concepts of hybrid cloud computing with Azure and Azure Stack. Then, you'll explore the consistent tools and services that Azure Stack has to offer. Next, you'll discover the integrated system and operations. Finally, you'll learn about specific Azure Stack concerns and dive into your own test environment. By the end of this course, you'll have the necessary knowledge to efficiently get started with your own development in Azure and Azure Stack.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Understanding Azure and Azure Stack
  3. Understanding Azure: Consistent Tools and Services for Azure Stack
  4. Understanding Hybrid Cloud
  5. Understanding Azure Stack-specific Concerns
  6. Using Azure Stack for DevTest
  7. What's Next?

Creating Microsoft Azure Stack Development Environments

by Jason Helmick

Mar 3, 2020 / 1h 35s

1h 35s

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It helps to know what products and tools are available to help your progress be successful when coding your applications to Azure Stack, the on-premises hybrid cloud solution. In this course, Creating Microsoft Azure Stack Development Environments, you'll learn how to set up a development environment ready for cloud development with Azure and Azure Stack. First, you'll discover how to prepare your development environment. Next, you'll explore how to apply policies to an Azure resource group in order to simulate Azure Stack. Finally, you'll delve into creating a temporary single-node Azure Stack for development. By the end of this course, you'll have the necessary knowledge to efficiently start developing for Azure and Azure Stack.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Preparing Your Development Environment
  3. Level 1: Applying Azure Policies to an Azure RG to Make It Behave Like Azure Stack
  4. Level 2: Single-node Azure Stack System
  5. Level 3: Full Azure Stack Production Deployment


These intermediate courses will take you through some of the more intricate elements within Microsoft Azure Stack implementation, including hybrid devops tooling, identity and connectivity, and analytics. Once you fully comprehend the topics in this area, you’ll be ready to move on to the advanced courses.

Architectural Patterns for Azure Stack Solutions

by Tim Warner

Feb 20, 2019 / 1h 47m

1h 47m

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Microsoft offers an unrivaled integration of on-premises assets with Azure Stack and Azure Cloud in one unified solution, eliminating the need to manage multiple point solutions and a mix of cloud providers. Azure and Azure Stack provides a scalable solution utilizing the advantages of both environments. In this course, Architectural Patterns for Microsoft Azure Stack Solutions, you’ll learn various design patterns to integrate Azure Stack into your existing Azure cloud applications and services. First, you will examine seven use cases for Azure Stack. Next, you will learn how to design a hybrid cloud architecture to meet your security, performance, and availability requirements. Finally, you will familiarize, or re-familiarize yourself, with the Azure services that are shared between Azure cloud and Azure Stack. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have a foundational knowledge of Azure hybrid cloud architecture with Azure Stack, and can provide real value to your organization's Azure development, administration, and architecture staff.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Hybrid DevOps and Tools
  3. Hybrid Identity
  4. Hybrid Connectivity
  5. Cross-cloud Scaling
  6. AI at the Edge
  7. Geo-distributed Applications
  8. Tiered Data for Analytics


In this section, you’ll get the opportunity to explore the more complicated areas in managing the operations of Microsoft Azure Stack. For example, you’ll learn about roles and responsibilities, tenants and permissions, and managing regions.

Operating Azure Stack Hub

by Ned Bellavance

Mar 23, 2020 / 1h 30m

1h 30m

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Azure Stack is an on-premises extension of Microsoft Azure that enables consistent application development and the deployment of hybrid cloud solutions. In this course, Operating Azure Stack Hub, you will learn how to operate an Azure Stack system and understand the responsibilities that an operator role entails. First, you will discover how to connect to Azure Stack to administer the system. Then, you will explore how to monitor Azure Stack, including checking the health of the system and managing capacity. Finally, you will learn how to create and provide services for tenants to consume on your Azure Stack system. When you are finished with the course, you will have the skills necessary to assume the role of the operator on your Azure Stack system.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Course Introduction
  3. Operator Tools for Azure Stack
  4. Roles and Responsibilities
  5. Managing Tenants and Permissions
  6. Offering Services to Tenants
  7. Managing Regions
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