Microsoft Azure: Publishing and Caching

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.


One of the primary purposes of cloud services is for content publishing. The availability aspect of public cloud computing makes it ideally suited to the task. Caching is implemented in Microsoft Azure to improve performance, which is sometimes seen as the weakness of public cloud offerings. This course covers caching and web publishing; it also covers Microsoft Azure Traffic Manager and hosted Active Directory. Finally it covers alerts for monitoring cloud systems, and backup.

Target Audience

Administrators looking to gain skills to administer public cloud services hosted on Microsoft Azure



Expected Duration

150 min.

Course Objectives

Course Introduction

Getting Started with Caches

  • create a cache in Microsoft Azure
  • Understanding Caches

  • describe caches in Microsoft Azure
  • Configuring Cache Options

  • describe cache configuration options in Microsoft Azure
  • Monitoring Cache Values

  • monitor cache values in Microsoft Azure
  • Getting Started with Web Sites

  • set up a website on Microsoft Azure
  • Configuring Web Site Monitoring

  • monitor a Microsoft Azure web site
  • Configuring Web Site Scaling

  • configure web site scaling to upgrade or downgrade sites
  • Getting Started with FTP Publishing

  • publish an FTP site on Microsoft Azure
  • Getting Started with WebMatrix Publishing

  • configure web sites to support WebMatrix publishing
  • Understanding Web Site Content Publishing

  • enable web site content publishing on Microsoft Azure
  • Understanding Web Site Scaling

  • upscale and downscale the resources that have been allocated to a site on Microsoft Azure
  • Understanding Traffic Manager

  • describe Microsoft Azure Traffic Manager features and policies
  • Getting Started with Traffic Manager

  • distribute client access across multiple instances using Microsoft Azure Traffic Manager
  • Traffic Manager – Configuring Failover Mode

  • configure Microsoft Azure Traffic Manager failover mode
  • Traffic Manager – Configuring Performance Mode

  • configure Microsoft Azure Traffic Manager performance mode
  • Traffic Manager – Configuring Round Robin Mode

  • configure Microsoft Azure Traffic Manager round robin mode
  • Understanding Azure Security

  • describe Windows Azure cloud-based security
  • Understanding Azure Active Directory

  • describe the concepts and benefits of Microsoft Azure cloud-based Active Directory services
  • Getting Started with Azure Active Directory

  • set up a Microsoft Azure Active Directory
  • Creating an Azure AD Administrative Account

  • create an administrative account on Microsoft Azure Active Directory
  • Configuring Password Synchronization

  • configure password synchronization in Microsoft Azure Active Directory
  • AD Synchronization – Getting Started with Applications

  • integrate Windows Azure applications with Active Directory synchronization
  • AD Synchronization – User and Group Administration

  • manage users and groups in Microsoft Azure Active Directory
  • Getting Started with Alerts

  • set up alerts in Microsoft Azure
  • Backup Vaults – Creating a Certificate

  • create and upload a custom certificate for secure access to backup vaults in Microsoft Azure
  • Backup Vaults – Installing the Backup Agent

  • install the Microsoft Azure backup agent