Using Azure Stack to teach DevOps and IT skills


What to learn Azure but your institution cannot scale to provide Azure for all students? have you considered teaching with Azure Stack!

Azure Stack is a stack of technologies Microsoft is designing for customers and partners to run in their own datacentres. Azure Stack includes "experiences" and programming interfaces that Microsoft offers via its own Azure public cloud.

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Microsoft is working with HP Enterprise, Dell EMC, and Lenovo on co-engineering Azure Stack to run on their servers in your data centres.

This makes Microsoft Azure Stack a hybrid cloud platform that lets you deliver Azure services from your organisation’s datacentre.

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Once deployed, the POC is an ideal environment for learning and demonstrating Azure Stack features. It lets you deploy all required components on a single physical machine to create an environment for evaluating key concepts and capabilities, and validating the extensibility model for APIs.

  • Its the same interface as Azure
  • Same APIs as Azure
  • Same tools and resources as Azure



Azure Stack Documentation: Learn how to use Azure Stack technical preview to deliver Azure services from your organization’s datacentre. Tutorials and other documentation show you how to use the proof of concept environment to learn and demonstrate Azure Stack features.

http://aka.ms/AzureStackDocs

Learn how others are using Azure Stack in teaching and Learning

Follow the journey of academics and students at ROC van Amsterdam in the Netherlands learning Azure with Azure Stack https://azurestackblog.wordpress.com/

Azure Stack on Channel 9: On this channel, you’ll learn all about Azure Stack, from both the administration experience, through to the consumption, and much more!

https://channel9.msdn.com/Blogs/azurestack

Azure Stack aka.ms guide: This post is intended to be used as a quick reference guide to the available “Short URLs” available for Azure Stack and related content

http://aka.ms/AzureStackakaGuide

What’s new in Azure Stack

http://aka.ms/azurestackwhatsnew

Microsoft Azure Stack troubleshooting: This document provides common troubleshooting information for Azure Stack.

http://aka.ms/azurestacktroubleshooting

Scripts and tools that help customers use Azure and Azure Stack

https://github.com/Azure/AzureStack-Tools

Azure Stack Forum: purpose is to support customers in the adoption of Azure Stack

http://aka.ms/AzureStackForum

#Azure Stack on Twitter

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