Automating Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services

From the Data Center to the Cloud with PowerShell

Author: Michael Washam

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491944870

Category: Computers

Page: 178

View: 3931

Get valuable tips and techniques for automating your cloud deployments with Azure PowerShell cmdlets, and learn how to provision Azure services on the fly. In this hands-on guide, Microsoft cloud technology expert Michael Washam shows you how to automate various management tasks and deploy solutions that are both complex and at scale. By combining the native automation capabilities of PowerShell with Azure Infrastructure Services, these powerful cmdlets enable you to create and configure virtual machines with ease. You’ll learn how to take advantage of these technologies to build complete virtual networks. If you have experience with PowerShell and Azure, you’re ready to get started. Install and authenticate cmdlets to set up your environment Create and update virtual machines with Azure platform images Manage network endpoints, access control lists, and IP addresses Use cmdlets to manage and configure virtual machine storage Automate Azure virtual networks with hybrid technologies such as site-to-site, point-to-site, and ExpressRoute Dive into advanced virtual machine provisioning capabilities and management techniques Learn tips and tricks for deleting or moving virtual machines within (or out of) your subscription

Azure Automation Using the ARM Model

An In-Depth Guide to Automation with Azure Resource Manager

Author: Shijimol Ambi Karthikeyan

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484232194

Category: Computers

Page: 174

View: 7088

Focus exclusively on the Azure Resource Manager (ARM) deployment model for Azure automation and gain in-depth knowledge of topics such as runbook authoring, different types of automation runbooks, and hybrid cloud automation. This book covers practical approaches to creating runbooks for multiple use cases, including operational tasks such as VM management and integration of Azure automation with infrastructure monitoring solutions, such as Operations Management Suite (OMS). Along the way you’ll see how to use PowerShell in Azure automation and cover essentials including Azure automation security, source control integration, and runbook output streams. Finally, you learn about integrating Azure automation with Desired State Configuration (DSC) to include various cloud, on-premise, and hybrid scenarios. What You Will Learn · Work with the building blocks of Azure automation · Create different types of runbook · Master hybrid cloud automation with ARM · Implement cloud automation use cases with practical examples Who This Book Is For Infrastructure and cloud architects, cloud support engineers, and system administrators.

Microsoft Azure Essentials Azure Automation

Author: Michael McKeown

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 0735698163

Category: Computers

Page: 112

View: 4464

Microsoft Azure Essentials from Microsoft Press is a series of free ebooks designed to help you advance your technical skills with Microsoft Azure. The second ebook in the series, Microsoft Azure Essentials: Azure Automation, introduces a fairly new feature of Microsoft Azure called Azure Automation. Using a highly scalable workflow execution environment, Azure Automation allows you to orchestrate frequent deployment and life cycle management tasks using runbooks based on Windows PowerShell Workflow functionality. These runbooks are stored in and backed up by Azure. By automating runbooks, you can greatly minimize the occurrence of errors when carrying out repeated tasks and process automation. Watch Microsoft Press’s blog and Twitter (@MicrosoftPress) to learn about other free ebooks in the Microsoft Azure Essentials series.

Pro PowerShell for Microsoft Azure

Author: Sherif Talaat

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484206657

Category: Computers

Page: 201

View: 2016

This book is written for Windows professionals who are familiar with PowerShell and want to learn to build, operate, and administer their Windows workloads in the Microsoft cloud. Pro PowerShell for Microsoft Azure is packed with practical examples and scripts, with easy-to-follow explanations for a wide range of day-to-day needs and essential administration tasks. Author Sherif Talaat begins by explaining the fundamental concepts behind the Microsoft Azure platform and how to get started configuring it through PowerShell. Readers will find out how to deploy, configure and manage the various components of the Azure platform, from storage and virtual networks to Azure Web Sites, HDInsight clusters and the Azure SQL Database. Workload automation, scheduling and resource management are covered in depth to help build efficiency in everyday tasks, and administrators will gain full control over Azure identity and access rights using Azure Active Directory and Rights Management Services. Put your PowerShell skills to good use and ensure that your applications and data are available anywhere at any time, with Pro PowerShell for Microsoft Azure. What You'll Learn Create and manage virtual networks and VPNs using PowerShell. Configure and maintain Azure Storage accounts, blobs, and containers. Provision and manage a redundant Windows or Linux server. Deploy and configure your sites in the cloud using Microsoft Azure Web Sites. Provision Apache Hadoop clusters in the cloud using Azure HDInsight. Deploy, configure and manage a Microsoft Azure SQL Database. Protect and secure identities and resources with Azure Active Directory and Azure Rights Management Services. Who This Book Is For This is book is for the intermediate to advanced Windows professional who is ready to make the leap to the cloud.

Microsoft System Center Introduction to Microsoft Automation Solutions

Author: Rob Costello,Richard Maunsell,Mitch Tulloch

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0735695814

Category:

Page: 112

View: 3659

This book provides you with an introduction to the Microsoft automation solutions: Azure Automation and Service Management Automation. Throughout the chapters, the text explores these tools and how they can be used to meet the automation needs of your Microsoft Azure cloud solutions or your enterprise datacenter environments. We provide considerations on the features of each solution, and how they can be architected to fit your needs. Next, the text explores the interfaces you will use to interact with the solutions, including the web-based portals, Windows PowerShell command-line interaction, and programmatic access via the web services. The text then covers how you implement and manage automation using runbooks, assets, and Integration Modules, along with how you can use a source control system to manage runbook content. Finally, some examples of automation scenarios are discussed, providing you with samples that can be used to speed development in your own solution.

Pro PowerShell Desired State Configuration

An In-Depth Guide to Windows PowerShell DSC

Author: Ravikanth Chaganti

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484234839

Category: Computers

Page: 577

View: 1089

Use Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) to configure your infrastructure on-premises and in the cloud. In an environment where changes and deployments are happening all the time, DSC makes the necessary adjustments to the system so you don’t have to. Pro PowerShell Desired State Configuration shows you how. PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) is a powerful configuration management platform that makes it easier than ever to perform configuration management of your infrastructure, whether on-premises or in the cloud. With Pro PowerShell Desired State Configuration, Ravikanth Chaganti revises and significantly expands his previous edition, bringing you a complete in-depth reference for applying this evolving technology in your day-to-day work. What’s new in this edition? Get up-to-date, in-depth guidance on DSC in the data center Understand the central role that DSC plays in DevOps today Integrate DSC into build and release management tools Learn to think and act like a developer when automating your configuration management, creating a testable, robust process that you can use again and again Find out why and how DSC has an important role to play in public and private cloud deployments Apply DSC in the cloud with Microsoft Azure or Amazon Web Services or Google Cloud Platform Who This Book Is For IT administrators, developers and DevOps engineers working in Windows-based data center environments. With a little prior PowerShell scripting experience, this book can be used as an in-depth reference to creating, customizing, and extending DSC in Windows. IT administrators with limited scripting experience will also find this book a useful overview of what DSC offers and how to use DSC resources to automate configuration management and deployment.

Microsoft Azure

Planning, Deploying, and Managing Your Data Center in the Cloud

Author: Marshall Copeland,Julian Soh,Anthony Puca,Mike Manning,David Gollob

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484210433

Category: Computers

Page: 426

View: 5888

Written for IT and business professionals, this book provides the technical and business insight needed to plan, deploy and manage the services provided by the Microsoft Azure cloud. Find out how to integrate the infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) models with your existing business infrastructure while maximizing availability, ensuring continuity and safety of your data, and keeping costs to a minimum. The book starts with an introduction to Microsoft Azure and how it differs from Office 365—Microsoft’s ‘other’ cloud. You'll also get a useful overview of the services available. Part II then takes you through setting up your Azure account, and gets you up-and-running on some of the core Azure services, including creating web sites and virtual machines, and choosing between fully cloud-based and hybrid storage solutions, depending on your needs. Part III now takes an in-depth look at how to integrate Azure with your existing infrastructure. The authors, Anthony Puca, Mike Manning, Brent Rush, Marshall Copeland and Julian Soh, bring their depth of experience in cloud technology and customer support to guide you through the whole process, through each layer of your infrastructure from networking to operations. High availability and disaster recovery are the topics on everyone’s minds when considering a move to the cloud, and this book provides key insights and step-by-step guidance to help you set up and manage your resources correctly to optimize for these scenarios. You’ll also get expert advice on migrating your existing VMs to Azure using InMage, mail-in and the best 3rd party tools available, helping you ensure continuity of service with minimum disruption to the business. In the book’s final chapters, you’ll find cutting edge examples of cloud technology in action, from machine learning to business intelligence, for a taste of some exciting ways your business could benefit from your new Microsoft Azure deployment.

Cloud Computing Networking

Theory, Practice, and Development

Author: Lee Chao

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482254824

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 507

View: 3138

Cloud computing is the most significant technology transformation since the introduction of the Internet in the early 1990s. As more and more companies and educational institutions plan to adopt a cloud-based IT infrastructure, today’s job market requires IT professionals who understand cloud computing and have hands-on experience developing cloud-based networks. Cloud Computing Networking: Theory, Practice, and Development covers the key networking and system administration concepts as well as the vital hands-on skills you need to master cloud technology. This book is designed to help you quickly get started in deploying cloud services for a real-world business. It provides detailed step-by-step instructions for creating a fully functioning cloud-based IT infrastructure using the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. In this environment, you can develop cloud services collaboratively or individually. The book enhances your hands-on skills through numerous lab activities. In these lab activities, you will learn to Implement the following services in a cloud environment: Active Directory, DHCP, DNS, and Certificate Services Configure Windows Server so it can route IP traffic Implement IP Security Policy and Windows Firewall with Advanced Security tools Create a point-to-site connection between Microsoft Azure and a local computer Create a site-to-site connection between Microsoft Azure and an on-premises network Develop a hybrid cloud that integrates Microsoft Azure with a private cloud created on a local network Cloud Computing Networking: Theory, Practice, and Development includes numerous examples, figures, and screen shots to help you understand the information. Each chapter concludes with a summary of the major topics and a set of review questions. With this book, you will soon have the critical knowledge and skills to develop and manage cloud-based networks.

Mastering Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services

Author: John Savill

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119003296

Category: Computers

Page: 384

View: 5689

Understand, create, deploy, and maintain a public cloud using Microsoft Azure Mastering Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services guides you through the process of creating and managing a public cloud and virtual network using Microsoft Azure. With step-by-step instruction and clear explanation, this book equips you with the skills required to provide services both on-premises and off-premises through full virtualization, providing a deeper understanding of Azure's capabilities as an infrastructure service. Each chapter includes online videos that visualize and enhance the concepts presented in the book, and access to a Windows app that provides instant Azure updates and demonstrates the process of going from on-premises to public cloud via Azure. Coverage includes storage customization, connectivity, virtual networks, backing up, hybrid environments, System Center management, and more, giving you everything you need to understand, evaluate, deploy, and maintain environments that utilize Microsoft Azure. Understand cost, options, and applications of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Enable on- and off-premises connectivity to Azure Customize Azure templates and management processes Exploit key technologies and embrace the hybrid environment Mastering Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services is your total solution.

Microsoft Public Cloud Services

Setting up your business in the cloud

Author: Blain Barton

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 0735697094

Category: Computers

Page: 400

View: 3778

Use Microsoft cloud services to help build a more competitive, agile business Grow your business with Microsoft public cloud services--without costly new hardware or IT staff. Discover high-value services including Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Intune, Azure, OneDrive for Business, and Windows Server 2012 R2 in the cloud. Set up your work environment, build websites, customize apps, market online, and more! This Microsoft book: Walks you through setting up your business in the cloud Presents easy instructions to help you get started fast Links online demos, hands-on labs, and additional free training through the Microsoft Virtual Academy Covers all types of Microsoft public cloud services: software as a service (SaaS), infrastructure as a service (IaaS), and platform as a service (PaaS) Get the benefits of new technology without the hassles Deliver powerful Office 365 productivity tools on smartphones, tablets, and PCs Store files by using the built-in security features of Microsoft OneDrive for Business Collaborate via Skype for Business and Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Manage all your Windows, iOS, and Android devices with Microsoft Intune Create virtual servers to handle your workload tasks Quickly extend business software to new users by using Microsoft Azure RemoteApp Access and use cloud applications from within the Azure Application Gallery Build new websites by using Azure Websites Develop mobile apps by using Windows App Studio

Microsoft Azure Essentials - Fundamentals of Azure

Author: Michael Collier,Robin Shahan

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 0735697302

Category: Computers

Page: 246

View: 301

Microsoft Azure Essentials from Microsoft Press is a series of free ebooks designed to help you advance your technical skills with Microsoft Azure. The first ebook in the series, Microsoft Azure Essentials: Fundamentals of Azure, introduces developers and IT professionals to the wide range of capabilities in Azure. The authors - both Microsoft MVPs in Azure - present both conceptual and how-to content for key areas, including: Azure Websites and Azure Cloud Services Azure Virtual Machines Azure Storage Azure Virtual Networks Databases Azure Active Directory Management tools Business scenarios Watch Microsoft Press’s blog and Twitter (@MicrosoftPress) to learn about other free ebooks in the “Microsoft Azure Essentials” series.

Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration Revealed

Author: Ravikanth Chaganti

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484200160

Category: Computers

Page: 316

View: 8876

Desired State Configuration (DSC) is a powerful configuration management platform that makes it easier than ever to perform cross-platform configuration management of your infrastructure, whether on-premise or in the cloud. DSC provides the management platform and Application Programming Interface (API) that can be used with any programming language. Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration Revealed will take you through this new technology from start to finish and demonstrates the DSC interfaces through Windows PowerShell. DSC allows you to manage target devices by simply declaring what state you want them to be in, using new declarative language extensions, rather than writing detailed instructions to get them into that state. This makes continuous delivery in Windows easier than ever before. In an environment where changes and deployments are happening all the time, DSC makes the necessary adjustments to the system so you don’t have to. Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration Revealed starts with an overview of the configuration management features in Windows, followed by a discussion of the architecture of DSC and its components. You’ll then explore DSC’s built-in features and resources, followed by some of the different methods provided for delivering configuration information within your ecosystem, and learn about configuration monitoring and reporting. In the latter part of the book, you’ll find out how to get more power out of DSC by writing your own custom DSC resources, including a range of useful examples, and the book concludes with vital information on deploying and troubleshooting DSC in a production environment, along with some expert tips and tricks you might find useful along the way. Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration Revealed is your one-stop guide to this new technology and how it can change your working life for the better.

Getting Started with PowerShell

Author: Michael Shepard

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785284908

Category: Computers

Page: 180

View: 799

Learn the fundamentals of PowerShell to build reusable scripts and functions to automate administrative tasks with Windows About This Book Harness the capabilities of the PowerShell system to get started quickly with server automation Learn to package commands into a reusable script and add control structures and parameters to make them flexible Get to grips with cmdlets that allow you to perform administration tasks efficiently Who This Book Is For This book is intended for Windows administrators or DevOps users who need to use PowerShell to automate tasks. Whether you know nothing about PowerShell or know just enough to get by, this guide will give you what you need to go to take your scripting to the next level. What You Will Learn Learn to verify your installed version of PowerShell, upgrade it, and start a PowerShell session using the ISE Discover PowerShell commands and cmdlets and understand PowerShell formatting Use the PowerShell help system to understand what particular cmdlets do Utilise the pipeline to perform typical data manipulation Package your code in scripts, functions, and modules Solve common problems using basic file input/output functions Find system information with WMI and CIM Automate IIS functionality and manage it using the WebAdministration module In Detail Windows PowerShell is a task-based command-line shell and scripting language designed specifically for system administration. Built on the .NET Framework, Windows PowerShell helps IT professionals and power users control and automate the administration of the Windows operating system and applications that run on Windows. PowerShell is great for batch importing or deleting large sets of user accounts and will let you collect a massive amount of detailed system information in bulk via WMI (Windows Management Instrumentation). Getting Started with PowerShell is designed to help you get up and running with PowerShell, taking you from the basics of installation, to writing scripts and web server automation. This book, as an introduction to the central topics of PowerShell, covers finding and understanding PowerShell commands and packaging code for reusability, right through to a practical example of automating IIS. It also includes topics such as installation and setup, creating scripts, automating tasks, and using Powershell to access data stores, registry, and file systems. You will explore the PowerShell environment and discover how to use cmdlets, functions, and scripts to automate Windows systems. Along the way, you will learn to perform data manipulation and solve common problems using basic file input/output functions. By the end of this book, you will be familiar with PowerShell and be able to utilize the lessons learned from the book to automate your servers. Style and approach A practical learning guide, complete with plenty of activities, examples and screenshots.

Azure for Architects

Implementing cloud design, DevOps, IoT, and serverless solutions on your public cloud

Author: Ritesh Modi

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1788398734

Category: Computers

Page: 358

View: 6262

Your one stop guide to making the most out of Azure Cloud About This Book Get familiar with the different design patterns available in Microsoft Azure Develop Azure cloud architecture and a pipeline management system Get to know the security best practices for your Azure deployment Who This Book Is For If you are Cloud Architects, DevOps Engineers, or developers who want to learn key architectural aspects of the Azure Cloud platform, then this book is for you. Prior basic knowledge of the Azure Cloud platform is good to have. What You Will Learn Familiarize yourself with the components of the Azure Cloud platform Understand the cloud design patterns Use enterprise security guidelines for your Azure deployment Design and implement Serverless solutions See Cloud architecture and the deployment pipeline Understand cost management for Azure solutions In Detail Over the years, Azure cloud services has grown quickly, and the number of organizations adopting Azure for their cloud services is also gradually increasing. Leading industry giants are finding that Azure fulfills their extensive cloud requirements. This book will guide you through all the important and tough decision-making aspects involved in architecturing a Azure public cloud for your organization. The book starts with an extensive introduction to all the categories of designs available with Azure. These design patterns focus on different aspects of cloud such as high availability, data management, and so on. Gradually, we move on to various aspects such as building your cloud structure and architecture. It will also include a brief description about different types of services provided by Azure, such as Azure functions and Azure Analytics, which can prove beneficial for an organization. This book will cover each and every aspect and function required to develop a Azure cloud based on your organizational requirements. By the end of this book, you will be in a position to develop a full-fledged Azure cloud. Style and approach This hands-on guide to the Azure Cloud platform covers different architectural concepts and implementations necessary for any enterprise scale deployment.

Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions: Exam Guide 70-533

A comprehensive, end-to-end study guide for the 70-533 certification with practice tests

Author: Melony QIN

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1789130417

Category: Computers

Page: 516

View: 8141

Develop skills and knowledge for provisioning and managing services in Microsoft Azure and implement infrastructure components Key Features Build and manage robust infrastructure solutions on Microsoft Azure Plan and implement Azure storage, backup, and recovery services Prepare and boost your confidence with certification-based mock tests and solutions Book Description Microsoft Azure is a prominent public cloud provider, recording the highest user base growth in the year 2017. Microsoft has prominent certifications that help architects, developers, and administrators gain hands-on knowledge while working on Azure. 70-533 is one such advanced-level certification, which deals with infrastructure solutions on Microsoft Azure. Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions starts with an overview of the certification and an introduction to Microsoft Azure. Next, you will learn how to plan and implement virtual machines and containers, followed by designing and implementing service apps. As you make your way through the chapters, you will learn how to implement and manage virtual networks and Azure identities, as well as the Active Directory infrastructure in a hybrid environment. In the concluding chapters, you will learn how to plan and implement storage and security, and business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) strategies. You will also automate and monitor cloud management operations in Azure. By the end of the book, you will have covered all of the modules, along with the practice questions at the end of each chapter, which will be extremely helpful in passing the 70-533 certification exam. What you will learn Explore cloud basics and gain an overview of Microsoft Azure Plan and implement virtual machines and containers for scalability and resilience Understand virtual networks' cross-premises connectivity Learn how to manage your Azure identities Plan and implement storage, security, and the BCDR strategy Automate and monitor cloud management operations in Azure Manage app services for resilience and availability Interacting with Azure Services by using ARM, the Azure CLI, and PowerShell Who this book is for Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions is for senior cloud professionals who already have experience working with the Azure ecosystem and want to take their knowledge to the next level. Prior knowledge of the Azure ecosystem is necessary.

Mastering CloudForms Automation

An Essential Guide for Cloud Administrators

Author: Peter McGowan

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491957204

Category: Computers

Page: 432

View: 7850

Learn how to work with the Automate feature of CloudForms, the powerful Red Hat cloud management platform that lets you administer your virtual infrastructure, including hybrid public and private clouds. This practical hands-on introduction shows you how to increase your operational efficiency by automating day-to-day tasks that now require manual input. Throughout the book, author Peter McGowan provides a combination of theoretical information and practical coding examples to help you learn the Automate object model. With this CloudForms feature, you can create auto-scalable cloud applications, eliminate manual decisions and operations when provisioning virtual machines and cloud instances, and manage your complete virtual machine lifecycle. In six parts, this book helps you: Learn the objects and concepts for developing automation scripts with CloudForms Automate Customize the steps and workflows involved in provisioning virtual machines Create and use service catalogs, items, dialogs, objects, bundles, and hierarchies Use CloudForm’s updated workflow to retire and delete virtual machines and services Orchestrate and coordinate with external services as part of a workflow Explore distributed automation processing as well as argument passing and handling

Mastering Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services

Author: John Savill

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119003296

Category: Computers

Page: 384

View: 3999

Understand, create, deploy, and maintain a public cloud using Microsoft Azure Mastering Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services guides you through the process of creating and managing a public cloud and virtual network using Microsoft Azure. With step-by-step instruction and clear explanation, this book equips you with the skills required to provide services both on-premises and off-premises through full virtualization, providing a deeper understanding of Azure's capabilities as an infrastructure service. Each chapter includes online videos that visualize and enhance the concepts presented in the book, and access to a Windows app that provides instant Azure updates and demonstrates the process of going from on-premises to public cloud via Azure. Coverage includes storage customization, connectivity, virtual networks, backing up, hybrid environments, System Center management, and more, giving you everything you need to understand, evaluate, deploy, and maintain environments that utilize Microsoft Azure. Understand cost, options, and applications of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Enable on- and off-premises connectivity to Azure Customize Azure templates and management processes Exploit key technologies and embrace the hybrid environment Mastering Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services is your total solution.

Microsoft Azure Security Center

Author: Yuri Diogenes,Tom Shinder

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 1509307060

Category: Computers

Page: 224

View: 5236

Discover high-value Azure security insights, tips, and operational optimizations This book presents comprehensive Azure Security Center techniques for safeguarding cloud and hybrid environments. Leading Microsoft security and cloud experts Yuri Diogenes and Dr. Thomas Shinder show how to apply Azure Security Center’s full spectrum of features and capabilities to address protection, detection, and response in key operational scenarios. You’ll learn how to secure any Azure workload, and optimize virtually all facets of modern security, from policies and identity to incident response and risk management. Whatever your role in Azure security, you’ll learn how to save hours, days, or even weeks by solving problems in most efficient, reliable ways possible. Two of Microsoft’s leading cloud security experts show how to: • Assess the impact of cloud and hybrid environments on security, compliance, operations, data protection, and risk management • Master a new security paradigm for a world without traditional perimeters • Gain visibility and control to secure compute, network, storage, and application workloads • Incorporate Azure Security Center into your security operations center • Integrate Azure Security Center with Azure AD Identity Protection Center and third-party solutions • Adapt Azure Security Center’s built-in policies and definitions for your organization • Perform security assessments and implement Azure Security Center recommendations • Use incident response features to detect, investigate, and address threats • Create high-fidelity fusion alerts to focus attention on your most urgent security issues • Implement application whitelisting and just-in-time VM access • Monitor user behavior and access, and investigate compromised or misused credentials • Customize and perform operating system security baseline assessments • Leverage integrated threat intelligence to identify known bad actors