Latest Pluralsight Course is Now Live!


Really pleased to announce that my latest Pluralsight course on Azure Hybrid Connections is now live!  This has consumed no insignificant amount of time and effort lately – which goes a long way to explaining the infrequency of my blogging lately.

This is only a short “first look” course, although it took me several weeks to complete it due to work commitments and a virus that stole my voice for awhile. There are two reasons for the short course:

  • Since this is still a “preview” feature in Azure, a short introductory course seemed prudent;
  • Turns out that in 1 hour 48 minutes I was able to cover pretty much everything you need to know about Hybrid Connections anyway!

The course includes six modules:

Module Title Clip Titles
What are  Hybrid Connections?
  • Introduction
  • What is a Hybrid Application?
  • Existing Hybrid Connectivity Options
  • What are Hybrid Connections?
  • Module Summary
Getting Started
  • Introduction
  • Prerequisites
  • DEMO: Provisioning BizTalk Services
  • DEMO: Creating a Hybrid Connection
  • Further Considerations
  • Module Summary
Connecting Azure Websites to On-Premises Resources
  • Introduction
  • DEMO: Preparing the Website
  • DEMO: Publishing the Website to Azure
  • DEMO: Configuring the Hybrid Connection
  • Module Summary
Connecting Mobile Services to
On-Premises Resources
  • Introduction
  • Mobile Services and Hybrid Connections
  • DEMO: Connecting a Mobile Service to an On-Premises SQL Database
  • DEMO: Preparing the Mobile Service & On-Premises Database
  • DEMO: Configuring a Hybrid Connection to the On-Premises SQL Database
  • Module Summary
Managing Hybrid Connections
  • Introduction
  • Securing Hybrid Connections
  • Shared Access Signatures
  • Group Policy Management
  • Scalability & Resiliency
  • PowerShell API
  • DEMO: PowerShell API
  • Module Summary
Course Summary
  • Introduction
  • Why Build Hybrid Applications?
  • When to Use Hybrid Connections?
  • Who Has Access? (Security)
  • How Are Hybrid Connections Managed?
  • What’s Next?
  • Module Summary

I’d like to express my gratitude for the following people who helped me deliver this course by reviewing and providing feedback along the way:

  • Beth Gerard-Hess (Pluralsight) – my editor
  • Chris Compy (Microsoft)
  • Matt Corr (Mexia)
  • Phillip Munce (Mexia)
  • Pluralsight QA and Peer-Review team

Hope you have a chance to view it and enjoy learning about this great technology for integrating your Azure Websites and Mobile Services with your on-premises LOB systems!

About Dan Toomey
Enterprise integration geek, Microsoft Azure MVP, Pluralsight author, public speaker, MCSE, MCT, MCTS & former professional musician.

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