Julie Donovan
Julie Donovan

Posted on: June 17, 2019

In Technology


It can be intimidating to learn how a new technology platform functions.

Even the most technologically-savvy among us can feel disoriented by an unfamiliar interface and overwhelmed by all the new options to master. If the platform serves more than one function, it can seem confusing where to begin.

If you are new to using Azure for larger implementations, you probably have several projects you’d need to track. Customizing your Azure dashboard to a specific scenario would be in your favor.

What is Microsoft Azure?

Microsoft Azure is a platform-as-a-service that allows customers to develop, run, and manage applications without needing to build the infrastructure often used to launch an app. Developers and business users often leverage Azure for other functions as well, such as analytics and networking. Azure is cloud-based, meaning that all the data input from users is stored remotely on Microsoft’s servers, and you pay a monthly fee to use it. It also backs up regularly. Using Azure is convenient for digital organizations because cloud storage is cost-effective, provides more storage space, and does not require maintenance on the part of the organization.

Since Azure has been built to work with applications using the .NET framework, it is often used in conjunction with Sitecore, by both developers and IT professionals. According to Microsoft, Azure allows “the freedom to build, manage, and deploy applications on a massive, global network using your favorite tools and frameworks.”

How do I get started with Azure?

Connective DX Sitecore MVP Dylan Young has you covered. In the following video from his Sitecore Master YouTube channel, Dylan walks you through the process of setting up your Microsoft Azure dashboard. He explains the difference between private and shared dashboards, why you might want to use either, and demonstrates Azure’s drag and drop functionality.

Watch the video below for a full guided demonstration.

If you have any specific questions about Microsoft Azure, or any others related to digital experience, we’d love to help out. Please contact us for more information and don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter for updates on new content and events.

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