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  • Study various Azure Service Fabric application programming models
  • Create and manage a Kubernetes cluster in Azure Kubernetes Service
  • Use site-to-site VPN and ExpressRoute connections in your environment
  • Design an Azure IoT app and learn to operate it in various scenarios
  • Implement a hybrid Azure design using Azure Stack
  • Build Azure SQL databases with Code First Migrations
  • Integrate client applications with Web API and SignalR on Azure
  • Implement the Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) across the entire system

This Learning Path helps you understand microservices architecture and leverage various services of Microsoft Azure Service Fabric to build, deploy, and maintain highly scalable enterprise-grade applications. You will learn to select an appropriate Azure backend structure for your solutions and work with its toolkit and managed apps to share your solutions with its service catalog. As you progress through the Learning Path, you will study Azure Cloud Services, Azure-managed Kubernetes, and Azure Container Services deployment techniques. To apply all that you’ve understood, you will build an end-to-end Azure system in scalable, decoupled tiers for an industrial bakery with three business domains. Toward the end of this Learning Path, you will build another scalable architecture using Azure Service Bus topics to send orders between decoupled business domains with scalable worker roles processing these orders.

By the end of this Learning Path, you will be comfortable in using development, deployment, and maintenance processes to build robust cloud solutions on Azure.

This Learning Path includes content from the following Packt products:

  • Learn Microsoft Azure by Mohamed Wali
  • Implementing Azure Solutions - Second Edition by Florian Klaffenbach, Oliver Michalski, Markus Klein 
  • Microservices with Azure by Namit Tanasseri and Rahul Rai
  • Build modern microservice-based systems with Azure architecture
  • Learn to deploy and manage cloud services and virtual machines
  • Configure clusters with Azure Service Fabric for deployment
Page Count 754
Course Length 22 hours 37 minutes
ISBN 9781788833936
Date Of Publication 31 Jan 2019


Florian Klaffenbach

Florian Klaffenbach is currently working as a technology solutions professional at Microsoft. He is a well-known expert when it comes to hybrid cloud scenarios, cloud connectivity, and cloud environment optimization. Before he started at Microsoft, he worked at several companies in different roles, such as technical community manager and solution expert at Dell, and solutions architect at CGI Germany. He is also one of Packt's authors and has worked on books such as Implementing Azure Solutions, first and second edition. He spends his free time with his wife and little son, and is currently waiting for his second son.

Oliver Michalski

Oliver Michalski started in 1999 with his IT carrier as a Web Developer. Now, he is a Senior Software Engineer for Microsoft .NET and an SOA Architect. He also works as an Independent Enterprise Consultant in the field Microsoft Azure. When he started in 2011 with Microsoft Azure, there was no Azure Community on the German market. Therefore, Oliver founded the Azure Community Germany (ACD). Oliver is Chairman of the Azure Community Germany, and since April 2016 and July 2017, he has been a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for Microsoft Azure. Oliver is author (co-author) of Implementing Azure Solutions and Implementing Azure Cloud Design Patterns, both available from Packt Publishing.

Markus Klein

Markus Klein works as a technology solution specialist at Microsoft Germany, specializing in Azure and Hybrid Azure scenarios. He has been passionate about Microsoft technology for more than 20 years, starting with System Center, Service Provider Foundation, KATAL, Azure Pack and Azure, and later the Azure Stack. Before joining Microsoft, he worked as an architect at Microsoft Cloud Partners. In 2007, he founded a cloud community and was the co-founder of some Azure meetups, too. He was recognized as an MVP in cloud and datacenter management for seven years before he joined Microsoft. You can find him as a speaker at conferences in Europe and abroad. He likes to support the community and is a regular blogger.

Mohamed Wali

Mohamed Waly has been interested in IT since he was a student. He has gained many certificates in the IT field. In July 2014, he was recognized as the youngest MVP in the world. He is an author, speaker, and a blogger. He has contributed to Azure communities in Egypt, such as Azure Community in Egypt and Open Source on Azure. Waly is working currently as an Infrastructure Consultant for Blue Cloud Technologies, designing and implementing solutions for customers across MEA.

Namit Tanasseri

Namit Tanasseri is a certified Microsoft cloud solutions architect with an experience of more than 11 years. He started his career as a software development engineer with Microsoft Research and Development Center in 2005. During the first five years of his career, he had opportunities to work with major Microsoft product groups, such as Microsoft Office and Windows. During this time, he strengthened his knowledge of agile software development methodologies and processes. He also earned a patent during this tenure. As a technology consultant with Microsoft, Namit worked with Microsoft Azure Services for four years. Namit is a subject matter expert in Microsoft Azure and actively contributes to the Microsoft cloud community, while delivering top quality solutions for Microsoft customers. Namit also led the Windows Azure community in Microsoft Services India. Namit currently serves as a Microsoft cloud solutions architect from Sydney, Australia, and works on large and medium-sized enterprise engagements.

Rahul Rai

Rahul Rai is a technology consultant based in Sydney, Australia with over nine years of professional experience. He has been at the forefront of cloud consulting for government organizations and businesses around the world. Rahul has been working on Microsoft Azure since the service was in its infancy, delivering an ITSM tool built for and on Azure in 2008. Since then, Rahul has played the roles of a developer, a consultant, and an architect for nterprises ranging from small start-ups to multinational corporations. He worked for over five years with Microsoft Services with diverse teams to deliver innovative solutions on Microsoft Azure. In Microsoft, Rahul was a subject matter expert in Microsoft cloud technologies. Rahul has also worked as a cloud solution architect for Microsoft, for which he worked closely with some established Microsoft partners to drive joint customer transformations to cloud based architectures.