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The connection path from a client to Microsoft Azure normally includes a certain section on the public Internet. This results in access times being influenced by other Internet traffic. To avoid this, a private network connection can be set up from Azure data centers to the customer's local compute resources via ExpressRoute. This can significantly increase the throughput, stability, and reliability of connections to Azure.

Getting Started

  1. 9/28/2017, Video, 1:13:32
    Come and learn about how you can move mission critical applications and workloads to the Microsoft cloud and connect to them over a private network connection. We announce new...
  2. 11/7/2017, Video, 0:25:07
    Azure ExpressRoute is a service that enables you to create private connections between Azure datacenters and infrastructure that’s on your premises or in a colocation...
  3. 9/30/2016, Video, 1:15:27
    Learn about how you can extend your on-premises networks into the Microsoft cloud privately through your carrier. We talk about how Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute enables you to...
  4. 10/2/2016, Video, 1:24:46
    This session highlights the power of the Microsoft Azure Software Defined Network and Hybrid Networking to build and run enterprise grade applications. We cover how to build...
  5. 5/26/2017, Video, 0:10:48
    In this episode of Azure Friday, Olivier Martin joins Scott Hanselman for the first of a two-part series on hybrid networking in Azure, which is key to connecting existing...
  6. 6/1/2017, Video, 0:17:43
    In this episode of Azure Friday, Olivier Martin joins Scott Hanselman for the first of a two-part series on hybrid networking in Azure, which is key to connecting existing...

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1. Overview
     1.1. What is ExpressRoute?
2. Tutorials
     2.1. Create and modify a circuit
     2.2. Create and modify peering configuration
     2.3. Link a virtual network to an ExpressRoute circuit
     2.4. Configure route filters for Microsoft peering
3. Concepts
     3.1. Connectivity models
     3.2. Circuits and routing domains
     3.3. Locations and partners
          3.3.1. Providers by location
          3.3.2. Locations by provider
     3.4. Virtual network gateways for ExpressRoute
     3.5. Prerequisites
     3.6. Workflows
     3.7. Routing requirements
     3.8. BFD over ExpressRoute
     3.9. QoS requirements
     3.10. About moving circuits from classic to Resource Manager
     3.11. About ExpressRoute Direct
     3.12. About ExpressRoute Global Reach
4. How-to guides
     4.1. Create and modify a circuit
          4.1.1. Azure portal
          4.1.2. Azure PowerShell
          4.1.3. Azure CLI
     4.2. Create and modify peering configuration
          4.2.1. Azure portal
          4.2.2. Azure PowerShell
          4.2.3. Azure CLI
     4.3. Link a virtual network to an ExpressRoute circuit
          4.3.1. Azure portal
          4.3.2. Azure PowerShell
          4.3.3. Azure CLI
     4.4. Encrypt traffic over circuits
          4.4.1. Configure a site-to-site VPN over Microsoft peering
          4.4.2. Configure IPsec transport mode for Windows hosts
     4.5. Configure ExpressRoute Global Reach
     4.6. Configure a virtual network gateway for ExpressRoute
          4.6.1. Azure portal
          4.6.2. Azure PowerShell
     4.7. Configure ExpressRoute and site-to-site coexisting connections
     4.8. Configure ExpressRoute Direct
     4.9. Configure ExpressRoute Direct - CLI
     4.10. Configure route filters for Microsoft peering
          4.10.1. Azure portal
          4.10.2. Azure PowerShell
          4.10.3. Azure CLI
     4.11. Enable and disable peerings
     4.12. Move from public peering to Microsoft peering
     4.13. Move a circuit from classic to Resource Manager
     4.14. Migrate associated virtual networks from classic to Resource Manager
     4.15. Create a zone-redundant VNet gateway in Azure Availability Zones
     4.16. Configure a router for ExpressRoute
          4.16.1. Configure a router
          4.16.2. Router configuration samples for NAT
     4.17. Monitoring
          4.17.1. ExpressRoute monitoring, metrics, and alerts
          4.17.2. Configure Network Performance Monitor for ExpressRoute
     4.18. Classic deployment model articles
          4.18.1. Modify a circuit
          4.18.2. Create and modify peering configuration
          4.18.3. Link a virtual network to an ExpressRoute circuit
          4.18.4. Configure ExpressRoute and S2S coexisting connections
          4.18.5. Add a gateway to a VNet
     4.19. Best Practices
          4.19.1. Best practices for network security and cloud services
          4.19.2. Optimize routing
          4.19.3. Asymmetric routing
          4.19.4. NAT for ExpressRoute
     4.20. Troubleshoot
          4.20.1. Verifying ExpressRoute connectivity
          4.20.2. Resolving network performance issues
          4.20.3. Reset a failed circuit
          4.20.4. Getting ARP tables
          4.20.5. Getting ARP tables (Classic)
5. Reference
     5.1. Azure PowerShell
     5.2. Azure CLI
     5.3. REST
     5.4. REST (classic)
6. Resources
     6.1. ExpressRoute FAQ
     6.2. Azure Roadmap
     6.3. Case Studies
     6.4. Networking Blog
     6.5. Pricing
     6.6. Pricing calculator
     6.7. Service updates
     6.8. SLA
     6.9. Subscription and Service Limits
     6.10. ExpressRoute for Cloud Solution Providers (CSP)
     6.11. Videos
          6.11.1. Connect a virtual network gateway to a circuit
          6.11.2. Create a virtual network for ExpressRoute
          6.11.3. Create a virtual network gateway for ExpressRoute
          6.11.4. Create an ExpressRoute circuit
          6.11.5. Evolve your network infrastructure for connectivity
          6.11.6. How to set up private peering for your circuit
          6.11.7. Hybrid partnerships: Enabling on-premises scenarios
          6.11.8. Set up Microsoft peering for your circuit
          6.11.9. Set up public peering for your circuit

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Online Training Content

Date Title
1/20/2015 Azure Networking Fundamentals for IT Pros


Tool Description


Date Title Length
Azure networking internals: A closer look at how Azure's global network delivers - BRK2483
What is new in Azure App Service networking - BRK2386
Best practices for using ExpressRoute for high-bandwidth and private connectivity to - BRK3338
How to set up a secure environment on Azure Government- Part 1
Network Performance Monitor For Azure ExpressRoute
Your Private Network in the cloud: (Part 4) How to make your connections fast, reliable and private using Azure ExpressRoute
Azure ExpressRoute – new features, best practices, and customer experiences
Azure Government ExpressRoute
Azure Hybrid Networking 201
Azure Hybrid Networking 101

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