Learn the business value of Microsoft Azure

Beginner
Business User
Azure

Are you interested in learning about the cloud in an easy to understand way? Or perhaps you are confused about where to begin with cloud technology?

This learning experience will take you on a journey that will begin by showing you how digital transformation and the power of the cloud can transform your business. We will cover how Microsoft Azure cloud services can power your organization on a trusted cloud platform. Finally, we will wrap up by illustrating how to make this journey real for your organization.

In this learning path, you will learn about:

  • Enabling digital transformation.
  • Identifying ways to migrate and modernize applications.
  • Gaining insights through data, artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Meeting a broad set of regulatory and compliance standards on a trusted cloud platform.

Prerequisites

None

Modules in this learning path

The cloud is transforming the way that organizations large and small consume technology and run their businesses. Today’s businesses work smarter by leveraging cloud-enabled technologies to collect and analyze data, using modern business intelligence to make better decisions, and more quickly meet their business objectives. Microsoft Azure can make the power of the cloud a reality for your organization, no matter where you are on your digital transformation journey.

Get started with your digital transformation by exploring why Azure is the right platform for your organization and the overall value Azure can bring. We’ll demonstrate how digital transformation with Azure can empower employees, engage customers, optimize operations, and transform products.

Every modern business is powered by applications, such as internal procurement applications, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems, retail websites, and third-party products. As your business prepares for digital transformation, it’s important to begin modernizing and migrating your applications and infrastructure to the cloud. Azure is a key component of that process. You can choose to migrate, modernize, or build cloud native solutions depending on your business goals and how you assess your application portfolio. This is a strategic decision. You’ll be able to choose the path that’s right for your organization.

Establishing a modern data estate is a foundational step toward digital transformation. A modern data estate enables timely insights and decision making across all your data, and sets the foundation for AI. A data estate is all of the data an organization owns. When you migrate this data to the cloud or modernize your environment on-premises you can gain important insights to fuel innovation.

This module provides an overview of Azure AI and demonstrates how Microsoft tools, services, and infrastructure can help make AI real for your organization, whether you want to unlock insights from your latent data with knowledge mining, develop your own AI models with machine learning, or build immersive apps using AI.

This module provides an overview of Azure IoT and demonstrates Microsoft tools, services, and infrastructure that can help bring IoT to life for your organization and customers.

Many organizations are eager to take advantage of the benefits of cloud computing by migrating their existing apps and workloads to the cloud from their on-premises datacenters. The competitive advantages of higher efficiency, greater flexibility, lower costs, and better performance are appealing, but getting started can feel intimidating. To help you get started with migration, the demos in this module provide an opportunity to see Azure in action.

This module covers the basics of how to use the Cloud Adoption Framework—a set of documentation, implementation guidance, best practices, and tools that aid in aligning the strategy for business, people, and technology to enable the desired business outcomes guiding the cloud journey. We’ll describe how to identify opportunities and develop a strategy based on real-world examples of cloud adoption.

Organizations today are moving beyond the early promise of the cloud to digitally transform their businesses through faster innovation, flexible resources, and economies of scale. The Microsoft Trusted Cloud was built on the foundational principles of security, privacy, compliance, and transparency. We partner with organizations, empowering them to achieve their vision, on a trusted platform.