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Azure Governance Methodologies

 In this lecture, we’re going to cover various tools and service offerings that are used to govern Microsoft Azure. They include Azure Policy, policy initiatives, role-based access control, resource locks, and Azure Blueprints.


In this lecture, the focus is on Azure Governance Methodologies. You’ll explore the suite of tools and services designed for managing and governing Microsoft Azure environments. This includes an introduction to Azure Policy, which enables the creation, assignment, and management of policies to ensure resource compliance with corporate standards and service level agreements.

The lecture discusses how Azure Policy assesses resources for compliance with established policies and how it can auto-remediate non-compliant resources. It covers the steps for creating and implementing an Azure Policy, including policy definition creation, resource scope assignment, and evaluation result review.

Next, the concept of policy initiatives is explained. These are groups of policy definitions bundled to streamline compliance for larger organizational goals and objectives. The lecture suggests using initiatives to track compliance more efficiently, even when starting with a single policy.

Moving on, the lecture delves into role-based access control (RBAC), emphasizing its role in providing specific access permissions to users. By using real-world scenarios, the lecture illustrates how RBAC helps in segregating duties and granting the least privilege necessary for job functions.

Resource locks are introduced as a means to protect Azure resources from accidental deletion or modification. The lecture explains the differences between the lock levels of CanNotDelete and ReadOnly and their significance in safeguarding resources.

Lastly, the lecture discusses Azure Blueprints. It explains how they assist in deploying compliant and standardized Azure resources through repeatable sets of resource templates and other artifacts. You’ll learn about the process of creating and assigning blueprints and how they differ from Azure Resource Manager templates by maintaining an active relationship with deployed resources for improved tracking and auditing.

Overall, the lecture prepares you to apply these governance tools effectively within the Azure ecosystem to manage and secure cloud resources.

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