This "Survival Guide" aims to gather all materials related to Azure Stack. What is a survival guide? It is a page we created as a pointer to the best information on the web.  You can use the information below to learn the fundamentals; increase your current knowledge; or stay current on Azure Stack.  If you think we missed some great article or blog post out there, please add it below!

 

 

Official Resources

Azure Stack Documentation: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/azure-stack
Azure Stack Forum:
https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/azure/en-US/home?forum=azurestack
Azure Stack Development Kit Download: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/overview/azure-stack/development-kit-thank-you
Azure Stack User Voice:
https://feedback.azure.com/forums/344565-azure-stack

Announcement of Azure Stack GA: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/azure-stack
Azure Stack Economic model and Functionality at GA (new)
Azure Stack Packaging, licensing and Pricing (new)
Azure Stack sessions from Ignite 2016: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/microsoft-ignite-azure-stack-technical-sessions
Announcement of Azure Stack GA: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/azure-stack
Why Azure Stack? Bring the cloud to your datacenter: Whitepaper
Introducing Azure Stack. What it is and when to use it: Whitepaper


Videos

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/search/videos/?q=azure+stack (Microsoft)
https://channel9.msdn.com/Blogs/azurestack (Microsoft)

Operationalizing DevOps practices with Azure and Azure Stack March 2017 (Microsoft)
Azure Stack at Ignite Australia Feb 2017 (Microsoft)
Azure Stack at Ignite Sept 2016 (Microsoft)
Azure Stack for Developers Dec 2016 (Microsoft)
Adopting Microsoft's Hybrid Cloud May 2016  (Gartner,Rackspace,Microsoft)

Azure Stack product team Interviews (Community/Carsten Rachfahl)
Azure Stack TV (community, Mark Scholman)
Azure Stack Webinar Series (German - Community)

 

Azure Stack team on Twitter

@Darmour_MSFT  (daily Azure Stack updates)
@OrchestratorGuy

@dsavageatms

@_marcvaneijk

@KristianNese

@vtango

@dsavageatms

@cheng__wei

@shepleratmsft

@hectoralinares

@justininc

@natmack

@chasat

@ppacent

@chasat
@walemsft
@ScottNapolitan
@troettinger
@rlfmendes
@shriramnat
@anjayajodha
@NDMattMcG
@walterov

Community Blogs

https://azurestack.blog
http://azurestack.wiki
http://azurestack.tips

https://markscholman.com

http://www.azurefieldnotes.com/category/azure-stack

http://www.damianflynn.com

http://www.buchatech.com/category/microsoft/azure-stack

https://deploymentbunny.com

http://www.ruudborst.nl

http://microsofttouch.fr/default/b/florent

https://charbelnemnom.com/category/microsoft/azure-stack
https://www.hyper-v.nu
https://aka.ms/azurestackwiki
http://www.isolation.se/category/microsoft-azure-stack/
http://www.mscommunity.cloud
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/azuredev/

 

MVP's & community experts on Twitter

@markscholman

@StanZhelyazkov

@mikael_nystrom

@BCC_Germany

@ThomasMaurer

@CHARBELNEMNOM

@JakobGSvendsen

@Buchatech

@Ruud_Borst

@florent_app

@PatrickLownds

@hvredevoort
@lassfolk
@DarrylvdPeijl
@KennyLowe

Community Links

SLACK

To Join go to https://azurestack.eu/azurestackslack

Slack URL is: http://azurestackeu.slack.com

Community Solutions

Extend the portal through NAT on your own network (script) 

Extend the portal through Routing on your own network (blog)
Monitor Azure Stack with Hyper-V VM Performance monitor (tool)
Use public or internal certificates with Azure Stack (blog)


Books & Whitepapers

Implement Azure Stack from scratch: https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Implement-Azure-Stack-and-56c05f85

Microsoft Hybrid Cloud Unleashed powered by Azure Stack and Azure: https://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Hybrid-Unleashed-Kerrie-Meyler/dp/0672338505

Training

German Training: https://www.orange-networks.com/images/Consulting/workshop/Azure-Stack-Workshop.pdf
USA Training: https://www.opsgility.com/courses/player/implementing-azure-stack

Programs

Azure Stack Early Adoption Initiative for Service Providers :  http://azurestackeai.com/


User Groups

http://www.mnazureusergroup.com
Microsoft Azure Stack - Sweden
Microsoft Cloud Community

Hardware Vendor Resources

The Azure Stack hybrid cloud has 4 hardware platforms available. The hardware vendors are listed below with links to their solutions for Azure Stack.
Official link to hardware vendors on Microsoft website: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/overview/azure-stack/integrated-systems/

Dell -
Get started today with TP2 and get ready for Azure Stack
http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/cloud/b/dell-cloud-blog/archive/2016/09/30/get-started-today-with-tp2-and-get-ready-for-azure-stack

HPE -
HPE Microsoft Azure Stack solution
http://h20195.www2.hpe.com/v2/GetDocument.aspx?docname=4aa6-7560enw

Lenovo -
Lenovo Cloud Solutions for Microsoft
http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/systems/solutions/cloud/

Lenovo Servers and Microsoft Azure: the future of the stack PowerPoint- http://www.slideshare.net/lenovosystems/lenovo-servers-and-microsoft-azure-the-future-of-the-stack

Cisco -
Cisco Integrated System for Microsoft Azure Stack
http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/solutions/data-center/integrated-system-microsoft-azure-stack/index.html

Huawei - 
Huawei hardware solution for Microsoft Azure Stack
http://www.huawei.com/en/news/2017/6/Hybrid-Cloud-Solution-Azure-Stack

 

3rd Party solutions & plugins for Azure Stack

EvOps for Azure Stack - Gridpro
KEMP LoadMaster and Azure Stack
Nagios plugin for Azure Stack

Azure Stack Labs

https://www.avanade.com/en/media-center/in-the-news/test-azure-stack-in-avanade-labs
https://lab.azurestack.nl
Rackspace - http://go.rackspace.com/fanatical_support_for_azure_stack.html

 

Tools

Scripts and tools that help customers use Azure and Azure Stack - https://github.com/azure/azurestack-tools

ARM visualizer - http://armviz.io

Azure Stack Quickstart Templates - https://github.com/Azure/AzureStack-QuickStart-Templates
Storage Explorer - http://storageexplorer.com/

Azure Stack Wiki

See Also