We don’t do outsource. The first step in any cloud initiative is to give our partners a deep understanding of the technology and what it can do.

What is SC:Foundation?

SC:Foundation is a 3-day hands-on Azure training workshop for your technical delivery team. Designed in partnership with Microsoft, it accelerates cloud initiatives by giving the team confidence to deploy real-life services to Azure.

During this course, you will be introduced to the principles of cloud computing and will become familiar how these principles have been implemented in Microsoft Azure. In addition, this course will take you through the process of implementing your core Azure infrastructure, consisting of virtual networks and storage.

With this foundation, you will learn how to create the most common Azure services, including Azure virtual machines (VMs), Web Apps, and SQL Databases. The course will conclude by describing features of Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) and methods of integrating it with on-premises Active Directory.

What our clients say...

Shaping Cloud provided me with a high quality decision making framework and business case to support my cloud migration aspirations within a short time frame and at an affordable price. The team demonstrated a great understanding of our current infrastructure and how Microsoft Azure could be leveraged across a number of key initiatives.

I approached Shaping Cloud on recommendation to help me build Azure capability within my small team, the result being a fully configured Azure datacentre connected to our network which enabled my team to successfully pilot an application migration. I was really impressed with how Shaping Cloud handled the engagement from start to finish, including the valuable short on-site workshop session to walk the team through building and configuring Azure, which provided the added bonus of providing hands on training which was essential for us to be able to progress and support the service.


  • An in-depth and technically led introduction to the Microsoft Azure Cloud
  • Guides your team to create a base Azure platform for your organisation
  • Offers guidance and an open forum for questions around more complex Azure services


  • Gives your team the confidence in the use of the Azure platform
  • Provides the organisation with the foundations of a hybrid cloud data centre.
  • Aligns your team with Microsoft best practice and patterns for cloud.