Unlock the full power of Microsoft Azure for creating, deploying, and managing applications. Quickly get up to speed with foundational cloud concepts, and start building Azure apps and architectures using modern best practices.
In Microsoft Azure in Action you will learn how to:
Create and deploy efficient cloud applications
Efficiently store, manage, and retrieve data
Command-line control with PowerShell and Azure CLI
Set up blob storage, create VMs, and manage serverless apps
Secure your infrastructure with built-in Azure features
Optimize performance for Azure services such as App Services and virtual machines
Microsoft Azure in Action puts you on the fast-track to creating and managing applications using Microsoft’s powerful cloud platform. You’ll dive into the foundational pillars of Azure—compute, networking, and storage—that form the basis of the platform. This practical guide quickly gets your hands dirty building real applications and services, while witty writing and fascinating examples help keep your interest and make learning a genuine pleasure!
about the technology
Microsoft Azure is the fastest growing cloud platform in the world, with huge demand from both enterprises and startups alike. Its scalability and elasticity keeps costs low. It’s huge array of built-in tools and services help developers stay focused on features instead of constant infrastructure fine tuning.
about the book
Microsoft Azure in Action teaches you to put the premier cloud computing service to work building real apps and services. Its lighthearted tone keeps dry technical details from becoming boring. Aimed at developers who are familiar with some cloud basics, this straight-to-the-point guide explains both the how and the why of each Azure service.
Author and Azure expert Lars Klint guides you from the fundamentals of Azure through to DevOps, security, performance enhancement, and architecture decisions. Throughout, you’ll tinker with example applications and hands-on serverless tasks, including a useful photo resizing tool. By the time you’re done, you’ll be ready to untether yourself from on-prem servers and make the leap to the Azure cloud!
about the reader
For software developers with some experience with a scripting language such as PowerShell.
about the author
Lars Klint works as an Azure instructor with A Cloud Guru. He’s an author, trainer, Microsoft MVP, community leader, Azure expert, and classic car collector. He has been a part of the software development community for over 20 years and co-organizes the DDD Melbourne community conference, as well as other developer events with Microsoft. He has spoken at numerous technical events around the world and is also an expert in Australian Outback Internet.