App Service

Virtual Machine

Cloud Service


Logic Apps

App Insights

SQL Database



Service Bus

Cognitive Services


Demistify Azure!

The main hurdle when starting with Azure is selecting the right services from the 100+ Azure services available.

Should you deploy your Web app to App Service (Platform As A Service) or use a Virtual Machine (Infrastructure As A Service).

Looking to implement a messaging workflow? Should you use Storage queues or Service Bus queues?

Need to store data? Should you use a relational database like SQL Database or a NoSQL database like CosmosDB?

Instead of trying to cover every single Azure service, this workshop focus is on Azure services making sense for Web developers like App Service, giving you a strong and concrete foundation that you can build on.


This technical workshop covers the core Azure App Service concepts and guides you to build, deploy and monitor Web applications. Azure Academy is the ideal starting point to understand and use Azure effectively. You’ll experience several demos and "code along" activities and be provided with the code throughout the workshop, as you learn how to build, deploy and monitor Web apps on Azure.

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Day 1

  • Azure overview & Cloud use cases
  • Making sense of pricing
  • Using Azure
    • Using the Azure Portal
    • Using the Command Line Interface (CLI)
    • Using the CLI from VS Code
    • Using the Azure PowerShell module
  • App Service creation, understanding resource groups
  • Deployment
    • Publishing using FTP , Zip file, Visual Studio , local GIT
    • Staged deployments using deployment slots
    • Continuous integration with GIT and other source control systems
  • Azure Storage concepts
    • Understanding storage redundancy and replication
    • Access keys , connection strings , shared access signatures , access policies
  • Using the Storage Explorer
  • Using the local Storage Emulator
  • Using Storage Blobs to store binary data
  • Using Storage Tables as a NoSQL data store
  • Using Storage Queues to decouple workloads

Day 2

  • Cloud messaging using Service Bus
  • Selecting the right queuing service for the task at hand
  • Background tasks with Web Jobs
  • Serverless
    • Going serverless with Azure Functions
    • Understanding durable functions
    • Create serverless workflows with Logic Apps
  • SQL Database
    • Understanding DTUs and planning capacity
    • Create logins and users
    • Migrate existing data using the Data Migration Assistant
    • Using SQL Operations Studio
  • NoSQL with Cosmos DB
    • Understanding Request Units and planning capacity
    • Using the local emulator and the data migration tool
    • The importance of the partition key
    • Understanding geo-replication
    • Using the SQL API to query documents
  • Collecting and analysing app telemetry using Application Insights
  • Troubleshooting using the Kudu tools




You're a .NET Web developer and you've been tasked in building a new or deploying an existing Web app to Azure. You want to understand what Azure services to use and what tools can help you with your task. At the end of this workshop, you'll be able to select the right Azure services for the tasks at hand and create, deploy and manage Web apps on Azure.


Architect / Lead developer

You're the team's architect or lead developer and you've been tasked in moving existing and new appplications to Azure. You want to understand what Azure services to use when designing your Cloud architecture. At the end of this workshop, you'll have a good understanding of the essentials Azure services.


The following setup is required on your laptop to attend this workshop:



We plan to visit every major Canadian city over the year, contact us if you want Azure Academy in your city!

You can also host this workshop at your company! (minimum 6 participants)