Every week starting March 8, 2022 through June 28, 2022 (15 episodes)

Learn Live: Use Bicep to deploy your Azure infrastructure as code

Learn how to deploy Azure resources by using Bicep. Bicep is a language and set of tools to help you to deploy your infrastructure as code. Bicep makes your deployments more consistent and repeatable. Learn Live with our experts every Tuesday beginning March 8, 2022.

Join us for this live learning experience where you will be guided by subject matter experts through the Learn modules below in real time along with developers around the globe. Earn badges, prepare for certifications and Learn Live with a great community! See you there :)

Introduction to infrastructure as code using Bicep

Introduction to infrastructure as code using Bicep: March 8, 2022 10:00AM - 11:30AM (Pacific)

Describe the benefits of using infrastructure as code, Azure Resource Manager, and Bicep to quickly and confidently scale your cloud deployments. Determine the types of deployments for which Bicep is a good declarative deployment tool. In this episode, you will:

  • Describe the benefits of infrastructure as code
  • Describe the difference between declarative and imperative infrastructure as code
  • Explain what Bicep is, and how it fits into an infrastructure as code approach
Build your first Bicep template

Build your first Bicep template: March 15, 2022 10:00AM - 11:30AM (Pacific)

Define Azure resources within a Bicep template. Improve the consistency and reliability of your deployments, reduce the manual effort required, and scale your deployments across environments. Your template will be flexible and reusable through the use of parameters, variables, expressions, and modules. In this episode, you will:

  • Create and deploy Azure resources by using Bicep
  • Add flexibility to your templates by using parameters, variables, and expressions
  • Create and deploy a Bicep template that includes modules
Build reusable Bicep templates by using parameters

Build reusable Bicep templates by using parameters: March 22, 2022 10:00AM - 11:30AM (Pacific)

Use Bicep parameters to provide information for your template during each deployment. Add decorators to make your parameters easy to understand and work with, and to protect secret data. Provide parameter values at the command line and by using parameter files. In this episode, you will:

  • Customize parameters and limit the values that can be used by each parameter
  • Understand the ways that parameters can be supplied to a Bicep template deployment
  • Work with secure parameters
Build flexible Bicep templates by using conditions and loops

Build flexible Bicep templates by using conditions and loops: March 29, 2022 10:00AM - 11:30AM (Pacific)

Deploy resources only when specific constraints are in place. Use loops to deploy multiple resources that have similar properties. In this episode, you will:

  • Deploy resources conditionally within a Bicep template
  • Deploy multiple instances of resources by using loops
  • Use output and variable loops
Create composable Bicep files by using modules

Create composable Bicep files by using modules: April 5, 2022 10:00AM - 11:00AM (Pacific)

Design and build reusable modules to simplify your Bicep templates. Compose multiple modules into templates by using parameters and outputs. In this episode, you will:

  • Design and create reusable, well-structured Bicep modules
  • Create Bicep files that use multiple modules together
Deploy child and extension resources by using Bicep

Deploy child and extension resources by using Bicep: April 12, 2022 10:00AM - 11:30AM (Pacific)

Deploy a variety of Azure resources in your Bicep code. Define and use child and extension resources. Work with resources that you created outside a Bicep template or module. In this episode, you will:

  • Explain resource types and resource IDs
  • Deploy child and extension resources
  • Represent and use preexisting resources in a Bicep template
Manage changes to your Bicep code by using Git

Manage changes to your Bicep code by using Git: April 19, 2022 10:00AM - 11:30AM (Pacific)

Track of changes to your Bicep code and view the history of the files you've changed. Use branches to develop multiple versions of your code at the same time. Publish your repository to support collaboration. In this episode, you will:

  • Explain the benefits of version control and Git
  • Commit Bicep templates to a Git repository and view the history of your changes
  • Create and merge a branch
  • Publish a Git repository to GitHub or Azure Repos so that you can collaborate with others
Structure your Bicep code for collaboration

Structure your Bicep code for collaboration: April 26, 2022 10:00AM - 11:30AM (Pacific)

Build Bicep files that support collaborative development and follow best practices. Plan your parameters to make your templates easy to deploy. Use a consistent style, clear structure, and comments to make your Bicep code easy to understand, use, and modify. In this episode, you will:

  • Select the appropriate parameters for a Bicep file
  • Structure your Bicep code and parameters to support team collaboration
  • Document your Bicep code by using comments and resource tags
Preview Azure deployment changes by using what-if

Preview Azure deployment changes by using what-if: May 3, 2022 10:00AM - 11:30AM (Pacific)

Preview the effects of your deployments. Understand the types of changes detected by the what-if operation. Deploy your templates using incremental and complete mode. In this episode, you will:

  • Describe the two deployment modes in Azure and their effects
  • Preview what changes will happen before you deploy by using the what-if operation
Migrate Azure resources and JSON ARM templates to use Bicep

Migrate Azure resources and JSON ARM templates to use Bicep: May 10, 2022 10:00AM - 11:30AM (Pacific)

Export and convert your Azure resources to Bicep files, and migrate your JSON ARM templates to Bicep. Refactor your Bicep files to follow best practices. Test your Bicep files and deploy them to production. In this episode, you will:

  • Convert JSON ARM templates to Bicep
  • Create Bicep definitions for your existing Azure resources
  • Verify template conversions by using the what-if operation and documentation
Review Azure infrastructure changes by using Bicep and pull requests

Review Azure infrastructure changes by using Bicep and pull requests: May 31, 2022 10:00AM - 11:30AM (Pacific)

Avoid unintended changes and poorly written Bicep code by using pull requests. Use branching strategies to protect your main branch from accidental changes. Understand what you should look for when you review Bicep code. In this episode, you will:

  • Protect important branches from accidental changes
  • Create, review, and merge pull requests
  • Review Bicep code in pull requests
Deploy resources to subscriptions, management groups, and tenants by using Bicep

Deploy resources to subscriptions, management groups, and tenants by using Bicep: June 7, 2022 10:00AM - 11:30AM (Pacific)

Deploy Azure resources at the subscription, management group, and tenant scope. Understand how Azure resources are deployed at different scopes, why this is important, and how to create Bicep code to deploy them. Create a single set of Bicep files that you can deploy across multiple scopes in one operation. In this episode, you will:

  • Explain resource scopes, including tenant-level, management group-level, and subscription-level resources
  • Deploy resources at specific scopes by using Bicep templates
  • Create Bicep files that you can deploy to multiple scopes
Extend ARM templates by using deployment scripts

Extend ARM templates by using deployment scripts: June 14, 2022 10:00AM - 11:30AM (Pacific)

Add custom steps to your Bicep or JSON Azure Resource Manager templates (ARM templates). Integrate deployment scripts with your deployment by using parameters and outputs. In this episode, you will:

  • Perform custom steps in your ARM templates by using a deployment script
  • Define parameters to make your deployment scripts more reusable
Share Bicep modules by using private registries

Share Bicep modules by using private registries: June 21, 2022 10:00AM - 11:30AM (Pacific)

Reuse Bicep modules to reduce code duplication and increase the quality of your deployments. Create a private registry for your organization. Publish shared modules to the registry, and consume them in multiple deployments. In this episode, you will:

  • Create a private registry for your own organization
  • Publish a module to, and consume a module from, a private registry
Publish libraries of reusable infrastructure code by using template specs

Publish libraries of reusable infrastructure code by using template specs: June 28, 2022 10:00AM - 11:30AM (Pacific)

Reuse and share your ARM templates across your organization. Publish template specs that deploy resources pre-configured for your organization's requirements. Control access and safely update template specs by using versions. In this episode, you will:

  • Create and deploy template specs
  • Add versions to template specs

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