ebook_msdockerapplifecycleThe “Containerized Docker Application Lifecycle with Microsoft Platform and Tools” free eBook from Microsoft Press, written by Cesar de la Torre, may be the guide you’ve been looking for. If you’re new to Docker, it’s recommended to start reading this book from the beginning as it covers the fundamental Docker terms, including containers, images, registry, clusters, orchestrators, and Docker itself. However, if you’re already familiar with Docker, and just want to know what tools Microsoft has to offer, you can skip on to the “Introduction to the Microsoft platform and tools for Containerized Applications” and continue from there.

This is a relatively short book, that is straight to the point, so it won’t take too long to read. It’s only about 60 pages. The sections of the book are broken out into the following:

  1. Summary
  2. Introduction to containers and Docker
  3. Introduction to the Docker application lifecycle
  4. Introduction to the Microsoft platform and tools for containerized applications
  5. Architecting and developing containerized applications with Docker and Azure
  6. Docker application DevOps workflow with Microsoft tools
  7. Running, managing and monitoring Docker production environments
  8. Conclusions


This Free eBook is made available by Microsoft Press. Below are direct download links provided for your convenience:

Standard PDF (4.9 MB)


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Chris is the Founder of Build5Nines.com and a Microsoft MVP in Azure & IoT with 20 years of experience designing and building Cloud & Enterprise systems. He is also a Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect, developer, Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), and Cloud Advocate. He has a passion for technology and sharing what he learns with others to help enable them to learn faster and be more productive.