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Manage your network more effectively with the Azure Networking Cookbook

Configure, manage, monitor, and troubleshoot your network more effectively with networking solutions from Azure. Get hands-on guidance to using Azure networking services in this free Azure Networking Cookbook from Packt. The e-book features step-by-step information on how to:Create and work on hybrid connections.Configure and manage Azure network services.Design high availability network solutions.Monitor and troubleshoot network resources.Connect local networks to virtual networks. The e-book includes a link to an example code bundle on GitHub to help you learn. 

Effective DevOps—Building a DevOps Culture at Scale

DevOps enables organizations to deliver software faster and more reliably. But to get the desired results, it’s important to know that there’s more to building an effective DevOps practice than learning new methodologies and technologies. Culture is the key to a successful DevOps transformation. Download Effective DevOps from O’Reilly to find out how to build a strong and sustainable DevOps culture within your organization. Read the e-book to learn:The foundations and central four pillars of effective DevOps.Tips for fostering collaboration, strong interpersonal relationships, and affinity between teams. How to select tools and workflows that support and strengthen your organization’s unique DevOps culture.How to troubleshoot common problems and misunderstandings.How successful organizations have handled their DevOps journeys. 

IoT Signals Report

The goal of the IoT Signals report is to better serve our partners and customers, as well as help business leaders develop their own IoT strategies. Microsoft commissioned Hypothesis Group, an insights, design, and strategy agency, to execute the IoT Signals research. A 20-minute online survey was conducted with over 3,000 decision makers at enterprise companies across the US, UK, Germany, France, China, and Japan who were currently involved in IoT. The research included business decision makers (BDMs), IT decision makers (ITDMs), and developers from a range of industries such as manufacturing, retail/wholesale, government, transportation, healthcare, and more.

SQL Server on RHEL Azure VMs Operations Guide

An operations guide for deploying SQL Server on Red Hat Enterprise Linux Azure Virtual Machines

Professional Azure SQL Database Administration

Take an in-depth look at Azure SQL Database, the intelligent, scalable, cloud database service that provides the broadest SQL Server engine compatibility on the market. Get the same proven engine as your on-premises SQL Server databases, but without end-of-support deadlines. Azure SQL Server is always version-free and meets stringent compliance standards with built-in auditing and protection capabilities. In this e-book course, Professional Azure SQL Database Administration, you’ll get detailed, easy-to-follow guidance and activity plans on how to:Migrate to Azure SQL Database or provision a new SQL database.Backup and restore Azure SQL Databases.Implement high availability and disaster recovery.Monitor and optimize the performance of your cloud database.Automate common management tasks using PowerShell.  

Migrating SQL Server to Azure SQL Database Managed Instance—A Step-by-Step Guide

Migrate your SQL Server workloads to the cloud now and make end of support deadlines a thing of the past. Follow this step-by-step guide to learn how to effectively manage changes as you implement your migration. Assess, migrate, and optimize. Migrating SQL Server to Azure SQL Database Managed Instance: A Step-by-Step Guide is a comprehensive handbook for executing a migration, with guidance on each step and key pointers to help streamline the process and minimize interruption to your business.  Download the guide now for a breakdown of tactical steps for implementing a quick, simple, and low-impact data migration with Azure SQL Database Managed Instance. 

Cloud lessons learned: Four companies that migrated their SQL data

Migrate your SQL Server workloads to the cloud now and stop worrying about security updates or the next end of support deadline. For a simple solution to ensure your on-premises apps and services continue running smoothly, think about moving your apps to the cloud. Read the e-book Cloud Lessons Learned: Four Companies That Migrated Their SQL Data and discover how other large companies easily made the transition. Get the benefits other companies gained with a low-impact migration to Azure—compatibility for your on-premises apps, flexibility, and the capability to scale up or down at will. You’ll also find out how to:Bring your legacy systems with you.Reduce your overhead and stimulate growth.Stay focused on essentials, such as security and opportunities for growth.  

An Easier Path to the Cloud for Your Legacy SQL Server Data

Take the lead in modernization for your company and help your team minimize business disruption with an easier database migration. Migrate your on-premises SQL Server workloads to Azure now and stop worrying about security updates or the next end of support deadline. Read this tactical playbook on moving your data on legacy SQL Server platforms to the cloud and learn how Azure SQL Database Managed Instance can help you have an easier migration without needing to rearchitect apps. Get strategic steps to optimize IT operations, effectively manage growth, and get the enhanced security, performance, and analytics to transform your business. Get the e-book and:Learn preliminary steps to consider as you plan your migration to the cloud.Get an overview of available tools and services like Azure Data Migration Service to help achieve greater scalability, cost efficiency, and simplicity for your migration.Find the most economical cloud destination for your SQL Server data and evaluate Azure SQL Database against your company’s needs. 

Making the Most of the Cloud Everywhere

Provide your company with the strategic advantages of a DevOps approach and discover new ways to modernise while protecting your existing IT investments—whether they live on-premises, at the edge, or in disconnected environments. Speed up development, increase scale and flexibility, and reduce costs as you move apps and infrastructure to the cloud in the way that makes sense for your business requirements. Download the e-book, Making the Most of the Cloud Everywhere, to learn how to: Successfully manage and make the most of your existing IT investments and talent while staying innovative and agile in app development.Incorporate DevOps best practices and benefits in a hybrid cloud environment and create a common process for developing, testing, and deploying software.Take advantage of cloud tools such as Azure Stack to easily and consistently run hybrid applications on-premises.Improve efficiency and collaboration across developers and IT operations teams and help developers unify their workflow—no matter the target environment.

Making the Most of the Cloud Everywhere

Provide your company with the strategic advantages of a DevOps approach and discover new ways to modernize while protecting your existing IT investments—whether they live on-premises, at the edge, or in disconnected environments. Speed up development, increase scale and flexibility, and reduce costs as you move apps and infrastructure to the cloud in the way that makes sense for your business requirements. Download the e-book, Making the Most of the Cloud Everywhere, to learn how to: Successfully manage and make the most of your existing IT investments and talent while staying innovative and agile in app development.Incorporate DevOps best practices and benefits in a hybrid cloud environment and create a common process for developing, testing, and deploying software.Take advantage of cloud tools such as Azure Stack to easily and consistently run hybrid applications on-premises. Improve efficiency and collaboration across developers and IT operations teams and help developers unify their workflow—no matter the target environment.