Understanding Azure for Developers

You are a developer and need to understand better the Azure platform? Start from this short pdf guide (39 pages) and then go on reading the guides available on this page (Get started guide for Azure developers and Get started guide for Azure IT operators) and then go on watching the short videos available here.

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  1. tony says:

    I don’t the following statement at all:
    “Because of the level of control that you have with VMs, you can run a wide range of server workloads on Azure that don’t fit into a PaaS model—such as database servers, Windows Server Active Directory, and Microsoft SharePoint. ”

    I don’t think these are good examples at all, azuresql,azuread work quite well and who cares about SharePoint.

    What point is this statement trying to make.

    1. esseemme says:

      I suppose that what they are trying to state is that althought the PaaS model has great advantages (https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/overview/what-is-paas/) not all needs fit into what PaaS provides, in which case you still have the option to get back to what most of us are anyway used to such as VMs, networking, etc (https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/overview/what-is-iaas/)

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