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Full of I.T. Video Series: Build an Azure lab using ARM Templates

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How would you like to provision and then walk through some instructional hands-on labs on using Azure Resource Manager templates, using Azure Resource Manager templates?

“Huh? You’re repeating yourself.”

No, I’m not.  Not too long ago our team of US-based IT Pro Technical Evangelists delivered in-person events all about this topic.  The hands-on labs we provided were expertly hosted by our usual hosting company, and the labs themselves walked our attendees through how Azure Resource Manager template files (JSON) can quickly configure resource groups and whole infrastructures in Microsoft Azure.

A while later I had an additional opportunity to deliver this same day of Azure goodness for a training company in Des Moines.  BUT.. I wasn’t going to have our hosted lab machines available.  But I thought, “Hey! I learned how to automatically build complex infrastructures in Azure while learning these labs.  How hard would it be to host the foundational lab machines also in Azure?”

The task turned out to be an excellent learning experience for me.  And so I figure; there are others of you who might like to see how this was all accomplished in order to do something similar yourself.  And at the very least you’ll have a quick way to provision these training lab machines for yourself or your teams someday.

So here they are:

And here are the links to the supporting resources:

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Enjoy!  If you have questions, comments, request, or rants, feel free to leave them in the comments.

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Kevin is an engaging and highly sought-after speaker and webcaster who has landed several times on Microsoft's top 10 webcast list, and has delivered many top-scoring TechNet events and webcasts. In his past outside of Microsoft, Kevin has held positions such as software engineer, information systems professional, and information systems manager. He loves sharing helpful new solutions and technologies with his IT professional peers.

A prolific blogger, Kevin shares his thoughts, ideas and tips on his “Full of I.T.” blog (http://aka.ms/FullOfIT). He also contributes to and moderates the TechNet Forum IT Manager discussion (http://aka.ms/ITManager), and presents live TechNet Events throughout the central U.S. (http://www.technetevents.com). When he's not busy learning or blogging about new technologies, Kevin enjoys digital photography and videography, and sings in a band. (Q: Midlife crisis? A: More cowbell!) He continues to challenge his TechNet Event audiences to sing Karaoke with him.