Microsoft Newsletter – November 2018


An Azure Administrator is responsible for implementing, monitoring, and maintaining Microsoft Azure solutions, including major services related to compute, storage, network, and security.

Existing Role-Based Courses

10979 – Microsoft Azure Fundamentals
20533 – Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions

New Azure Role-Based Courses Coming up in 2018

J7F-01259 – Microsoft Azure Infrastructure And Deployment Track (Packaged Set)

Topics Covered:
• Manage Subscriptions and Resources
• Implement and Manage Storage
• Deploy and Manage Virtual Machines
• Configure and Manage Virtual Machines
• Manage Identities

J7F-01260 – Microsoft Azure Integration And Security Track

Topics Covered:
• Migrate Servers to Azure
• Implement and Manage Application Services
• Implement Advanced Virtual Networking
• Secure Identities


Question 1: Is it always the best practice to pick the nearest region for provisioning your Azure resources?

Answer 1: Although picking the nearest region gives better performance and low latency, but there are other ways to gain performance, such as ExpressRoute. Not all regions are alike since not all of them provide similar features/options. You can use the following page to identify the features supported by each region:

Question 2: Is it mandatory to create an Azure account and provision a resource to see the cost associated with the resource?

Answer 2: No. You can get cost estimates even without creating an Azure account and provisioning a resource. You can use the following URL to get the cost esitmates:

Question 3: I am already familiar with AWS. How can I compare Azure to AWS?

Answer 3: If you are already familiar with AWS, you can view the following page to compare AWS to Azure:


Azure AD Connect is the Microsoft tool designed to meet and accomplish your hybrid identity goals. This allows you to provide a common identity for your users for Office 365, Azure, and SaaS applications integrated with Azure AD.

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