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GeneralRe: What is Azure? Pin
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Sander Rossel19-Nov-21 0:29
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Kevin Marois wrote:
What is Azure
I think plenty people here answered this question, so I'm not repeating that.
Kevin Marois wrote:
why should I care?
Because it's an industry disruptor, your industry.
Plenty of companies are asking about it and as a (Microsoft) software professional you can be expected to know at least what it is, what it does and why it may or may not be interesting for your customers.
I mean, with just an evening of reading you can answer a lot of your customer's questions regarding Azure.
And the beauty is, if you can answer basic questions about Azure, you can probably also answer those same questions about AWS and Google Cloud, because you grasp the fundamentals of cloud computing and the pros and cons.
You rarely learn about just one thing.

I give you two scenario's.
Scenario 1 (this is probably where you are now):
Customer: "We've read about Azure and we're currently investigating if we can move our services to Azure."
You: "I don't know what Azure is or does."
Customer: "You're a Microsoft shop, are you not?"
You: "Well, yeah, but we don't do Azure/cloud."
You've lost this customer.

Scenario 2 (this is where you can be after only a few hours of reading):
Customer: "We've read about Azure and we're currently investigating if we can move our services to Azure."
You: "Azure is a great cloud provider with pros and cons. I don't have all the ins and outs right now, but I can think of one or two services we can probably move to Azure without problems. We'd have to do a cost analysis and get back to you. Service X won't run on Azure because of the whatchamacallit. For all other services we should do some research to see if it'll run on Azure. How about we schedule a meeting to discuss the possibilites?"
You've impressed this customer and now they want to do business with you (and they're going to pay you to learn how to actually do things in Azure).

It's not about knowing everything about everything, heck I work with Azure every day and I only know a little of what it offers.
It's about staying up to date with industry trends, knowing things exist and what problem they solve.
The fact you're asking about Azure here shows that Azure is worth knowing about.
I spent five to fifteen minutes a day checking industry news (mostly the CP newsletter) and if I see something mentioned a couple of times I'll make sure to at least know what it is.

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