I am so proud of my new Pluralsight course: Microsoft Azure for Developers: What to Use When? It has been a lot of work and it turned out just like I hoped it would.

The course is meant to help people answer the questions: Which Azure services are out there and which ones should I use in your scenario? Obviously, the answer to this question depends, but this course guides you through all of the services and what their differences are. Using this, you can map your requirements to the capabilities of the services and make a match. This doesn't mean that this course answers everything, it just helps you.

I discuss the Azure services by answering these questions:

  • What to Use for Running Your Applications in Azure
  • What to Use to Secure Your Applications in Azure
  • Where to Store Data for Your Applications in Azure
  • What to Use to Do Data Analytics in Azure
  • What to Use for Speeding up Your Applications in Azure
  • What to Use to Add Intelligence to Your Applications in Azure
  • What to Use for Working with Messages in Your Applications in Azure
  • What to Use for Working with Media in Your Applications in Azure
  • What to Use for Monitoring Your Applications in Azure
  • What Services to Use for Deploying and Testing Your Applications in Azure

In the course, I discuss over 60 services in Azure, all services that I think fall into the 'developers' realm of Azure instead of the IT-ops realm. Some services overlap, others don't. They all enable you to leverage the cloud to do the heavy lifting in your applications, so you don't have to create everything yourself.

Updates

As Azure changes fast, I'll update the course regularly. The most common changes in Azure are that new services emerge and that existing services get new capabilities. I'll add new services to the course when I feel that they will stick around (some previews don't make it in). The same goes for new capabilities for existing services.

Enjoy the course and use it as a reference for which Azure services are out there.

Let me know what you think and don't hesitate to ask for help.