Free eBook: Fundamentals of Azure 1The book “Microsoft Azure Essentials: Fundamentals of Azure” has been made available as a Free eBook from Microsoft Press and Microsoft Virtual Academy. This book is written by Michael Collier and Robin Shahan.

The material covered in this book are targeted towards introducing both Developers and IT Professionals to the huge range of features and capabilities within the Microsoft Azure platform.


I’ve included the below direct download links for your convenience.

Standard PDF (9.1 MB)

Mobile PDF (8.3 MB)

Companion Content

Updated Sept. 4, 2016 to link to the newly updated Second Edition of this eBook.

This eBook is also available Free for Amazon Kindle as well! Currently the version available from Amazon is the First Edition, but expect the Second Edition to be available from Amazon, hopefully, soon.


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Chris Pietschmann is a Microsoft MVP, HashiCorp Ambassador, and Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) with 20+ years of experience designing and building Cloud & Enterprise systems. He has worked with companies of all sizes from startups to large enterprises. He has a passion for technology and sharing what he learns with others to help enable them to learn faster and be more productive.
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