Azure Blueprints PREVIEW
Enabling quick, repeatable creation of governed environments
Easily create, deploy, and update compliant environments
Simplify largescale Azure deployments by packaging key environment artifacts, such as Azure Resource Manager templates, role-based access controls, and policies, in a single blueprint definition. Easily apply the blueprint to new subscriptions and environments, and fine-tune control and management through versioning.
Policies, users, and resource templates for blueprint creation
Centralized location for managing your environment, including deployment, versioning, and updating
Built-in samples for most common scenarios, including compliance certification
Resource locking to prevent unwanted changes
Streamline environment creation
Enable compliant development
Lock foundational resources
Create your landing zone for migrating to Azure
Comprehensive security and compliance, built in
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Azure Blueprints is free
Azure Blueprints and other Azure governance services are free for managing Azure services. Get pricing details.
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Resources for getting started
Understand the lifecycle of a blueprint
Explore the stages of blueprint definition and assignment, including steps for adding artifacts, versioning, and assigning.
Prevent resource tampering
Learn how to lock resources within an Azure subscription to prevent modification by application owners.
Migrate to Azure
Get the resources to migrate apps, data, and infrastructure at your own pace, and use free assessment, migration, and cost management tools as you transition your on-premises workloads to Azure VMs.
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Frequently asked questions about blueprints?
A Resource Manager template is a key building block (artifact) of a blueprint definition. All your existing Resource Manager templates can be used in new blueprints. While Resource Manager templates are used only during deployment and do not preserve relationships with deployed resources, Azure Blueprints preserve these relationships, supporting improved tracking and auditing of deployments and the ability to upgrade subscriptions governed by the same blueprint. Learn more.
Yes, each blueprint has an API. This means blueprint definitions can be stored as code and pushed to Azure on an ongoing basis. Learn more about managing blueprints as code.
Blueprints are assigned to individual subscriptions but can also be used to set up resource groups within subscriptions. Additionally, a blueprint can be assigned to a subscription repeatedly, enabling you to set up multiple environments within the same shared environment.