In this post, we have prepared a curated top list of reading recommendations for beginners and experienced. This hand-picked list of the best Azure books and tutorials can help fill your brain this July and ensure you’re getting smarter. We have also mentioned the brief introduction of each book based on the relevant Amazon or Reddit descriptions.
- Programming Microsoft Azure Service Fabric (1 Edition) (Developer Reference) (2016)
- Programming Microsoft Azure Service Fabric (2 Edition) (Developer Reference) (2018)
- Programming Windows Azure: Programming the Microsoft Cloud (2010)
- Introducing Windows Azure for IT Professionals (2013)
- Programming for the Internet of Things: Using Windows 10 IoT Core and Azure IoT (2017)
- Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB Revealed: A Multi-Modal Database Designed for the Cloud (2018)
- Practical Azure Application Development (2017)
- Powershell (2016)
- Predictive Analytics with Microsoft Azure Machine Learning 2nd Edition (2015)
- Modern Authentication with Azure Active Directory for Web Applications (2016)
- Mastering Azure Analytics (2017)
- Web Applications on Azure (2017)
This book is not only a comprehensive guide for learning Microsoft Azure Service Fabric, but also a catalog of practical design patterns and best practices in Microservices design, implementation and operation.
Author(s): Haishi Bai
This book is not only a comprehensive guide for learning Microsoft Azure Service Fabric, but also a catalog of practical design patterns and best practices in Microservices design, implementation and operation. It provides all information the audience need to be successful on the Microsoft Azure Service Fabric platform. Readers will understand how to design and operate successful Microservices applications on Microsoft Azure Service Fabric using proven patterns and best
Author(s): Haishi Bai
Learn the nuts and bolts of cloud computing with Windows Azure, Microsoft’s new Internet services platform. Written by a key member of the product development team, this book shows you how to build, deploy, host, and manage applications using Windows Azure’s programming model and essential storage services.
Author(s): Sriram Krishnan
NOTE: This title is also available as a free eBook. It is offered for sale in print format as a convenience. Get a head start evaluating Windows Azure – with technical insights from a Microsoft MVP Mitch Tulloch. This guide introduces the latest features and capabilities, with scenario-based advice on how the platform can meet the needs of your business.
Author(s): Mitch Tulloch
Rapidly implement Internet of Things solutions. Creating programs for the Internet of Things offers you an opportunity to build and program custom devices whose functionality is limited only by your imagination. This book teaches you to do exactly that, with solutions presented in a step-by-step format. When you read this book, you not only learn the fundamentals of device programming, you will also be ready to write code for revolutionizing devices and robots.
Author(s): Dawid Borycki
Learn the main features of Azure Cosmos DB and how to use Microsoft’s multi-modal database service as a data store for mission-critical applications. The clear examples help in writing your own applications to take advantage of Cosmos DB’s multi-modal, globally distributed, elastic database.
Author(s): José Rolando Guay Paz
Practical Azure Application Development (2017)
Get started and learn a step-by-step approach to application development using Microsoft Azure. Select the right services to solve the problem at hand in a cost-effective manner and explore the potential different services and how they can help in building enterprise applications. Azure has an ample amount of resources and tutorials, but most of them focus on specific services and explain those services on their own and in a given context. Practical Azure Application Development focuses on building complete solutions on Azure using different services.
Author(s): Thurupathan Vijayakumar
There’s a ton of other technical guides out there that aren’t clear and concise, and in my opinion use far too much jargon. My job is to teach you in simple, easy to follow terms how to get started and excel at PowerShell programming. You’ll find my personal notes and tips peppered throughout the book, making it personal and easy to learn. Here is a preview of what you’ll learn:Getting Started With PowerShell;Re-direction & Piping;PowerShell & Scripts;Control Flow Statements;Common Tasks & Cmdlets; Take Action Today and Learn Powershell In No Time!
Author(s): Byron Francis
Predictive Analytics with Microsoft Azure Machine Learning 2nd Edition (2015)
Predictive Analytics with Microsoft Azure Machine Learning, Second Edition is a practical tutorial introduction to the field of data science and machine learning, with a focus on building and deploying predictive models. The book provides a thorough overview of the Microsoft Azure Machine Learning service released for general availability on February 18th, 2015 with practical guidance for building recommenders, propensity models, and churn and predictive maintenance models.
Author(s): Valentine Fontama, Roger Barga
Build advanced authentication solutions for any cloud or web environment. Active Directory has been transformed to reflect the cloud revolution, modern protocols, and today’s newest SaaS paradigms. This is an authoritative, deep-dive guide to building Active Directory authentication solutions for these new environments. Author Vittorio Bertocci drove these technologies from initial concept to general availability, playing key roles in everything from technical design to documentation.
Author(s): Vittorio Bertocci
Mastering Azure Analytics (2017)
Microsoft Azure has over 20 platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offerings that can act in support of a big data analytics solution. So which one is right for your project? This practical book helps you understand the breadth of Azure services by organizing them into a reference framework you can use when crafting your own big data analytics solution.
Author(s): Zoiner Tejada
Web Applications on Azure (2017)
Build .NET apps on Microsoft Azure services that can grow to Internet scale. Learn how you can make smart application architecture decisions and follow best practices so that your website can handle tens of thousands of concurrent users and deliver your content globally.
Author(s): Rob Reagan
Best Azure Books You Must Read
We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some Azure books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.
Practical Azure SQL Database for Modern Developers: Building Applications in the Microsoft Cloud
Author(s): Davide Mauri, Silvano Coriani, Anna Hoffman, Sanjay Mishra, Jovan Popovic
ID: 2876972, Publisher: Apress, Year: 2021, Size: 6 Mb, Format: pdf
Migrating a Two-Tier Application to Azure: A Hands-on Walkthrough of Azure Infrastructure, Platform, and Container Services
Author(s): Peter De Tender
ID: 2876987, Publisher: Apress, Year: 2021, Size: 28 Mb, Format: pdf
Beginning MLOps with MLFlow: Deploy Models in AWS SageMaker, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure
Author(s): Sridhar Alla, Suman Kalyan Adari
ID: 2877001, Publisher: Apress, Year: 2021, Size: 10 Mb, Format: pdf
Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are absolutely record-breakers according to The New York Times, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.