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Accelerate IIOT with Flexible, Purpose-Built Solutions

The partnership between PTC and Microsoft brings together ThingWorx, one of the world's leading industrial IoT platforms, with Azure, the world's supercomputer to accelerate digital transformation across the enterprise. From manufacturing, supply chain and engineering to sales, marketing, and customer service, organizations get seamless, secure, pre-built solutions that intelligently decrease time to value and unlock new growth opportunities.  

Get hands-on experience with Kubernetes on Azure

Accelerate development and improve your engineering team’s agility with Kubernetes. Learn how to build highly scalable applications using containers—and how to deploy and manage those containers at scale with Kubernetes on Azure.

Read the completely reviewed and updated Packt e-book, Hands-On Kubernetes on Azure, Third Edition and discover what’s new, including security enhancements, continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) automation, and the latest supported technologies. Gain insight into building reliable applications in the new foreword by Kubernetes co-founder Brendan Burns.

Learn how to:

  • Use the Kubernetes dashboard to review clusters and deployed applications. 
  • Implement toolchains like Microsoft Visual Studio Code and Git. 
  • Move from code to container to Kubernetes cluster in minutes through automation and with built-in CI/CD and container health monitoring.
  • Automate your workflows by seamlessly integrating Azure Kubernetes Service  (AKS) with your favorite integrated development environment, CI/CD process, and monitoring tools. 

Get up and running with Kubernetes

Build, deliver, and scale container-based applications faster with Kubernetes. Learn the basics of Kubernetes, then discover how to easily deploy and manage containers at scale with Kubernetes on Azure.

With the Kubernetes collection, you’ll get multiple resources that will help you gain the knowledge and hands-on experience necessary to get started with Kubernetes—all in one place.

Access the collection to get:

  • Hands-On Kubernetes on Azure, Third Edition - Read the updated version of this Packt e-book and gain insight into building reliable applications in the new foreword by Kubernetes cofounder Brendan Burns. Discover what’s new in Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) including security enhancements, continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) automation, and the latest-supported technologies. Learn how to deploy and manage container clusters at scale using AKS. 
  • Designing Distributed Systems - In this e-book, explore distributed system concepts and get reusable patterns and practices for building distributed systems.
  • The Azure Cloud Native Architecture Mapbook - Get guidance from experts in this Packt e-book. Explore a dedicated AKS architectural map and a reference architecture that hosts a service mesh for microservices in AKS. 

You’ll also gain access to additional content, including a video series by Brendan Burns, a learning path with   interactive courses, and a hands-on Kubernetes workshop to help accelerate your adoption of Kubernetes.

Azure Serverless Computing Cookbook, Third Edition

Spend more time building great apps and less time managing server infrastructure. Get your solutions to market faster using Azure Functions, a fully managed compute platform for processing data, integrating systems, and building simple APIs and microservices. In this e-book you’ll find use cases, hands-on steps, and tutorials for quickly configuring your own serverless environments. Explore best practices for Functions, and learn how to:
  • Develop event-based handlers on a serverless architecture.
  • Test, troubleshoot, and monitor Azure functions.
  • Automate administrative tasks from development through to deployment and maintenance.
  • Integrate Functions with other Azure services.
  • Build stateful serverless apps and self-healing jobs using Durable Functions.
Download the 399-page serverless computing e-book and get access to dozens of step-by-step recipes for quickly building serverless apps. 

An Easier Path to the Cloud: Migrate Windows Server and SQL Server using Azure Virtual Machines

Learn how to get more value from your on-premises Windows Server and SQL Server investments and move some or all of your workloads to the cloud using your existing skills. See how to start using the cloud to support new ways of doing business and help ensure business continuity—even if you need to keep some of your IT assets on-premises due to regulatory or data governance requirements. 

Download the e-book to: 

  • Explore your options and find the best ways to get started with your unique migration and modernization projects. 
  • Learn easy ways to simplify and streamline migration of your existing on-premises workloads to the cloud using Azure Virtual Machines—with specific guidance for Windows Server and SQL Server scenarios.
  • Discover powerful, cost-effective tools to make the most of hybrid environments—such as Azure Stack HCI, Azure Automanage, SQL IaaS agent extension, and Windows Admin Center.

Windows Virtual Desktop Handbook: Security Fundamentals

Find out how to secure your Windows Virtual Desktop environment when migrating your virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) to Azure. Read this security handbook to get technical hands-on guidance on how to help protect your apps and data in your Windows Virtual Desktop deployment.

Download the handbook to: 

  • Familiarize yourself with Windows Virtual Desktop architecture.
  • Understand which Microsoft tools and Azure security services are automatically configured and which are your responsibility.
  • Implement appropriate security measures for your organization’s data, apps, user identities, session hosts, and network access.
  • Learn best practices for using Azure Security Center and improving your Azure Secure Score. 

Azure Cloud Native Architecture Mapbook

Grow your cloud architecture skills with guidance from Azure experts 

Go beyond developing cloud-native applications to planning and implementing cloud application infrastructure. In this free e-book from Packt Publishing, you’ll find best practices for infrastructure design and patterns for building a complete solution. Explore topics including:

  • Roles and responsibilities of different architectural disciplines.
  • Key aspects to consider when building a cloud solution.
  • Infrastructure design and typical topologies and concerns, such as high availability and disaster recovery.
  • Infrastructure deployment, featuring infrastructure as code tools and frameworks, and hands-on exercises.
  • How data is processed and stored, including a hands-on use case based on a data-streaming scenario.
  • Security architecture and how to modernize your security practices.
  • Industry-specific cloud architecture scenarios for automotive, transportation, manufacturing, financial services, healthcare, and retail.

Azure SQL Jumpstart Guide

Learn how to get started launching your first Azure SQL database or find ways to make your existing SQL database work harder. Download the Azure SQL Jumpstart Guide for detailed instructions and in-depth insights to help you make your Azure SQL deployment, migration, or enhancement run smoothly.

Download the guide and find:

  • A detailed explanation of how to build fully managed, secure, and intelligent database. 
  • Technical, step-by-step guidance to help you navigate your database migration, modernization, or development project. 
  • Insights and strategies to deploy highly available solutions and secure your data with Azure SQL.
  • How to get started building apps without limits on Azure SQL Database Hyperscale.
  • Guidance on how to manage unpredictable workloads with serverless compute options.

Launch your Azure SQL database

Learn how to get started launching your first Azure SQL database or find ways to make your existing SQL database work harder. Download the Azure SQL Jumpstart Guide for detailed instructions and in-depth insights to help you make your Azure SQL deployment, migration, or enhancement run smoothly.

Download the guide and find:

  • A detailed explanation of how to build fully managed, secure, and intelligent database. 
  • Technical, step-by-step guidance to help you navigate your database migration, modernization, or development project. 
  • Insights and strategies to deploy highly available solutions and secure your data with Azure SQL.
  • How to get started building apps without limits on Azure SQL Database Hyperscale.
  • Guidance on how to manage unpredictable workloads with serverless compute options.

Azure Strategy and Implementation Guide, Fourth Edition

Get a step-by-step introduction to using Azure for your cloud infrastructure with this Packt e-book. Read the latest edition of the Azure Strategy and Implementation Guide for detailed guidance on how to create a successful cloud adoption strategy with new innovations, capabilities, and security features from Microsoft Azure.

Download this e-book to: 

  • Learn how to tackle today's business challenges with a comprehensive cloud infrastructure strategy.
  • Get an overview of Azure capabilities so you can take advantage of the latest cloud technologies. 
  • Make cloud architecture and design choices that best fit your organization.  
  • Explore guidance and best practices for your Azure implementation.