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Microsoft Azure: Publishing and Caching

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One of the primary purposes of cloud services is for content publishing. The availability aspect of public cloud computing makes it ideally suited to the task. Caching is implemented in Microsoft Azure to improve performance, which is sometimes seen as the weakness of public cloud offerings. This course covers caching and web publishing; it also covers Microsoft Azure Traffic Manager and hosted Active Directory. Finally it covers alerts for monitoring cloud systems, and backup.

Target Audience
Administrators looking to gain skills to administer public cloud services hosted on Microsoft Azure


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Lesson Objectives

Microsoft Azure: Publishing and Caching

  • start the course
  • create a cache in Microsoft Azure
  • describe caches in Microsoft Azure
  • describe cache configuration options in Microsoft Azure
  • monitor cache values in Microsoft Azure
  • set up a website on Microsoft Azure
  • monitor a Microsoft Azure web site
  • configure web site scaling to upgrade or downgrade sites
  • publish an FTP site on Microsoft Azure
  • configure web sites to support WebMatrix publishing
  • enable web site content publishing on Microsoft Azure
  • upscale and downscale the resources that have been allocated to a site on Microsoft Azure
  • describe Microsoft Azure Traffic Manager features and policies
  • distribute client access across multiple instances using Microsoft Azure Traffic Manager
  • configure Microsoft Azure Traffic Manager failover mode
  • configure Microsoft Azure Traffic Manager performance mode
  • configure Microsoft Azure Traffic Manager round robin mode
  • describe Windows Azure cloud-based security
  • describe the concepts and benefits of Microsoft Azure cloud-based Active Directory services
  • set up a Microsoft Azure Active Directory
  • create an administrative account on Microsoft Azure Active Directory
  • configure password synchronization in Microsoft Azure Active Directory
  • integrate Windows Azure applications with Active Directory synchronization
  • manage users and groups in Microsoft Azure Active Directory
  • set up alerts in Microsoft Azure
  • create and upload a custom certificate for secure access to backup vaults in Microsoft Azure
  • install the Microsoft Azure backup agent
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