Microsoft Azure Well-Architected Framework Academy 📌

Microsoft’s Azure Well-Architected Framework is a set of quality-driven tenets, architectural decision points, and review tools that help solution architects build a technical foundation for their workloads.

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Microsoft’s Azure Well-Architected Framework consists of five pillars of architecture excellence:


Well-Architected Framework Assessments

Getting Started

A welcome to the overview of the five pillars of Azure Well-Architected Framework. more »

The Azure Well-Architected Backstage Tour Video Series

Cost Optimization
Azure provides a variety of tools and techniques to help customer optimize their cloud spend. In this session, we’ll take a closer look at two of these tools, which are integrated into Azure Advisor. The service is powered by truly magical technology, based on intriguing research and careful engineering. We’ll demonstrate all of this, as well as provide some specific tips to help you optimize your own costs. more »

Operational Excellence
Having reproducible infrastructure and workloads can be crucial for operational excellence. As you build on Azure, you’ll eventually use ARM templates, either authored directly or through tools such as Bicep, Farmer, or PSArm. Have you ever wondered how we go from a simple template to a not-so-simple set of running resources? We’ll take you through the entire process from start to finish, and along the way, we’ll share some tips for working with this crucial provisioning tool. more »

Performance Efficiency
Virtual Machines are the building blocks of the cloud. And with something that fundamental, it's crucial to have a reliable and high-performing experience. In this session, we’ll take a closer look at the unique methods Azure uses to provision VMs. We’ll also share some tips and tricks to help you take full advantage of these capabilities and ensure the best possible experience for all your VM deployment needs. more »

In this session, we’ll explore the inner workings of Azure Front Door and how it uses global vantage points and Microsoft’s extensive network to optimize user experiences and self-repair, from the edge to the app on Azure. more »

To defend against urgent threats, Microsoft gathers billions of signals from the security ecosystem to create contextual threat intelligence that is integrated into products such as Defender XDR, and Microsoft Sentinel. In this session, we’ll trace the journey of a single signal from its initial detection in the wild to the rules that protect you. We’ll also show you how to access these rules directly and customize them for your own needs. more »