Eric Ligman, a senior sales excellence manager at Microsoft, has posted a few news items in the past about freely downloadable eBooks. Microsoft Press can be pretty generous and the latest free eBook released is titled Microsoft Azure Essentials: Fundamentals of Azure. I heard about this smack bang in the middle of teaching an Azure course. How serendipitous.
The eBook, written by two Microsoft Most Valued Professionals (MVP) Michael S. Collier and Robin E. Shahan is a great point to start about the capabilities of Azure, which I describe as an enormous box of Lego. Azure can be anything and you need to play and practice to get the best out of it. I’ll explain some concepts and ideas in a future blog post.
The book also has a publication date of February 2015 so is up to date. The change cadence of Azure is bewilderingly fast so it’s nice to read something which matches the current offerings.
You can download Microsoft Azure Essentials: Fundamentals of Azure along with a host of other titles directly from Microsoft Press. And of course, we run Azure training courses so if you are looking to gain an MCP in Azure or kick-start your Azure technical knowledge, have a look at our cloud courses or drop us a line.