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The Developer’s Guide to Microsoft Azure eBook – August update is now available

Today, we’re pleased to introduce the new and updated “Developer’s Guide to Microsoft Azure” eBook.

Today, we’re pleased to introduce the new and updated Developer’s Guide to Microsoft Azure eBook. Featuring extensive updates since the last update, the new eBook is designed to help you get up to speed with Azure in the shortest time possible and includes practical real-world scenarios.

This book includes all the updates from Microsoft Build, along with new services and features announced since then. In addition to these important services, we wanted to focus on practical examples that you’ll use in the real world and included a table and reference architecture that show you “What to use When” for databases, containers, serverless scenarios and more. We also put a key focus on security to help you stop potential threats to your business before they happen. You’ll also see brand new sections on IoT, DevOps and AI/ML that you can take advantage of today.

In the 20+ pages of demos, we’ll be diving into topics such as creating and deploying .NET Core web apps and SQL Server to Azure from scratch, to extending the application to perform analysis of the data with Cognitive Services. After we have our app we’ll make it more robust and easier to update by incorporating CI/CD and more. We’ll also see just how easy it is to use API Management to control our APIs and generate documentation automatically.


The eBook (PDF available for download) covers the following chapters:

  • Chapter 1: The Developer’s Guide to Azure
  • Chapter 2: Getting started with Azure
  • Chapter 3: Securing your application
  • Chapter 4: Adding intelligence to your application
  • Chapter 5: Working with and understanding IoT
  • Chapter 6: Where and how to deploy your Azure services
  • Chapter 7: Microsoft Azure in Action
  • Chapter 8: Summary and where to go next

We’re also pleased to announce that we will have EPUB and Mobi (“Save link as” or on Mac: Option+Click / Windows: Alt+Left Click) support in addition to PDF. You can also download all formats at once if you wish. Now you have multiple options and can get up to speed with Azure using your eReader or tablet of choice.

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What are you waiting for? Download Now and sign up to be notified of future updates to the guide to ensure you make the most of the platform’s constantly evolving services and features.

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