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Managing Microsoft Azure Subscriptions

Microsoft Azure is a global enterprise-class cloud computing platform. This course demonstrates how proper cloud governance over subscriptions can be achieved through cloud cost planning, resource tagging, and delegated cloud resource management.
Course info
Rating
(26)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Aug 10, 2018
Duration
1h 58m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Configuring Microsoft Azure Policies
Configure Resource Tagging and Cost Center Spending Limits
Assign Role-based Access Control
Manage Microsoft Azure Resource Providers
Description
Course info
Rating
(26)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Aug 10, 2018
Duration
1h 58m
Description

Managing Microsoft Azure costs and resource management delegation can save companies money. In this course, Managing Microsoft Azure Subscriptions, you'll gain the knowledge required to control cloud resource creation and management while minimizing costs. First, you'll learn about resource tagging and how Microsoft Azure policies provide granular resource management control. Next, you'll learn how to budget, track, and reduce Microsoft Azure expenditures using a variety of methods. Finally, you'll gain insight as to how role-based access control facilitates delegated administration and how Microsoft Azure resource providers add new cloud features. By the end of this course, you’ll know which tools you can use to effectively manage Azure resources and costs.

About the author
About the author

Daniel Lachance, CompTIA Security+™, CompTIA A+®, CompTIA Network+®, CompTIA Server+, CompTIA Cloud Essentials, MCITP, MCTS, MCSA, is the owner of Lachance IT Consulting Inc. He is the author of the CompTIA Server+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, CompTIA Cloud Essentials Certification Study Guide, and co-author of CompTIA Security+ Certification Practice Exams.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
(music) Hi everyone! I'm Dan Lachance and welcome to my course, Managing Microsoft Azure Subscriptions. As an IT professional, cloud governance ensures the proper and efficient usage of cloud resources while complying with laws and regulations such as those that might apply to where data is physically located. Organizations can also delegate administrative control for the creation and management of Azure resources. As well, Azure costs can be budgeted and tracked using a variety of tools while tagging can be used to facilitate cost charge back. Some of the major topics that we will cover include: configuring Azure resource tagging and policies, working with Azure cost budgeting and tracking, using built-in and custom Azure role assignments, and finally viewing and registering Azure resource providers. By the end of this course you'll know which tools you can use to help track and reduce Azure costs, how to control resource deployment and management through role-based access control and Azure policies, and how to register Azure resource providers to enhance Azure functionality. I hope you'll join me to learn about managing Microsoft Azure subscriptions here at Pluralsight.

Configure Resource Tagging and Cost Center Spending Limits
Hi. Welcome to Pluralsight and welcome to this module, which is entitled, Configure Resource Tagging and Cost Center Spending Limits. I'm Dan Lachance. In this module we'll start off by talking about Microsoft Azure spending limits so that we can limit how many costs are incurred for specific a specific Azure subscription. Then we'll talk about the Microsoft Azure ARM Consumption API, which allows us to programmatically access things like invoices and look at costs. We'll then talk about how to configure billing alerts so that we're notified when certain thresholds are reached in terms of cost. We'll talk about tagging and billing management where we can tag resources to facilitate things like assigning costs to cost centers or perhaps even departments. We'll take a look at a number of tools that can help you with budgeting and cost savings as related to Microsoft Azure like the Microsoft Azure Pricing Calculator, the Microsoft Azure Advisor Cost Recommendations, and finally we'll talk about how to enable some cost-saving measures in Microsoft Azure so that you not only gain the benefit of cloud computing through Microsoft Azure, but you do it at the least possible cost.

Assign Role-based Access Control
Hi and welcome back to Pluralsight. I'm Dan Lachance and in this module we're going to talk about Assigning Role-based Access Control. When you have a larger enterprise that uses Microsoft Azure cloud computing, it often means having multiple administrators that need different levels of access to Azure resources. In this module we will then start by talking about what RBAC or Role-Based Access Control is. We'll then discuss some built-in roles available in Microsoft Azure that you can assign and we'll also talk about how to build custom roles. We'll then get into the assignment of built-in and custom roles to service principals, groups, or users in Microsoft Azure and we'll talk about doing that using command line tools as well as using the Azure portal. Finally we'll learn how to test RBAC role assignments to ensure that they're in effect.

Manage Microsoft Azure Resource Providers
Hi and welcome to this module, which is entitled, Manage Microsoft Azure Resource Providers. In Microsoft Azure resource providers expose Microsoft Azure functionality and while most of these providers are automatically registered with your Azure subscription, occasionally some enhanced and new providers need to be registered before they can be used. In this module we'll start by talking about how we can view Microsoft Azure resource providers using the portal, PowerShell and the CLI. We'll then register a Microsoft Azure resource provider using PowerShell, and finally we will register a Microsoft Azure resource provider using the Azure CLI.