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An overview video of Microsoft Azure and what you can do. Presented by Scott Hanselman.

Understanding Azure - a guide for developers

Develop from day one on Microsoft Azure—the right home for all your apps, from “Hello, world” to highly distributed, scalable solutions. We’ll get you up and running with an insider’s guide on everything you need to know to start building applications today.

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Virtual Machines

Learn how to create a Windows Server Virtual Machine and manage it with Remote Desktop.

Learn how to create a Linux Virtual Machine and connect and manage it with SSH.

Web Apps

Join this session and learn how to quickly and easily achieve high scale apps by using a combination of Azure Traffic Manager and multiple App Service Environment deployments within a single Azure region. See how App Service Environments support a layered security approach using virtual networks and network security groups. Learn how to control direct Internet access to apps, while providing secure high-speed connectivity to back-end resources located in the same virtual network topology.

Web Apps on Azure App Service provide a rich platform-as-a service environment for hosting your enterprise-grade web applications, but as we know, hosting your application is only half of the battle. In this session you’ll see how to manage code changes with ease by using the DevOps features of Azure App Service while enlisting the help of Visual Studio Release Management.


Watch Scott Hanselman walk through the process of creating a DocumentDB on Azure.

Scott Hanselman walks through the process of creating a SQL Database in Azure.