Here is a list of free Microsoft Azure eBooks for download.
Microsoft Azure Essentials: Azure Machine Learning by Jeff Barnes (April 2015)
This third ebook in the “Microsoft Azure Essentials” series introduces Microsoft Azure Machine Learning, a service that a developer can use to build predictive analytics models (using training datasets from a variety of data sources) and then easily deploy those models for consumption as cloud web services. The ebook presents an overview of modern data science theory and principles, the associated workflow, and then covers some of the more common machine learning algorithms in use today.
Download the PDF (5.84 MB)
Download the EPUB file (13.5 MB)
Download the Mobi for Kindle file (30.1 MB)
Microsoft Azure Essentials: Azure Automation by Michael McKeown (April 2015)
The “Microsoft Azure Essentials” series helps you advance your technical skills with Microsoft Azure. “Microsoft Azure Essentials: Azure Automation” will help IT pros and Windows PowerShell developers understand the core concepts around Azure Automation. Using a highly scalable workflow execution environment, Azure Automation allows you to orchestrate frequent deployment and life cycle management tasks using runbooks based on Windows PowerShell Workflow functionality.
Download the PDF (2.95 MB)
Download the EPUB file (5.42 MB)
Download the Mobi for Kindle file (11.5 MB)
Microsoft Azure Essentials: Fundamentals of Azure by Michael S. Collier and Robin E. Shahan (February 2015)
The “Microsoft Azure Essentials” series helps you advance your technical skills with Microsoft Azure. “Microsoft Azure Essentials: Fundamentals of Azure” introduces developers and IT professionals to the wide range of capabilities in Azure. The authors—both Microsoft MVPs in Azure—present conceptual and how-to content for seven key areas and describe management tools and business cases.
Download the PDF (6.66 MB)
Download the EPUB file (12.04 MB)
Download the Mobi for Kindle file (24.57 MB)
Building Cloud Apps with Microsoft Azure by Scott Guthrie, Mark Simms, Tom Dykstra, Rick Anderson, and Mike Wasson (July 2014)
This ebook walks you through a patterns-based approach to building real-world cloud solutions. The patterns apply to the development process as well as to architecture and coding practices. The content is based on a presentation developed by Scott Guthrie and delivered by him at the Norwegian Developers Conference (NDC) in June of 2013 (part 1, part 2), and at Microsoft Tech Ed Australia in September 2013 (part 1, part 2). Many others updated and augmented the content while transitioning it from video to written form.
Download the PDF (6.35 MB)
Download the EPUB file (22.7 MB)
Download the Mobi for Kindle file (12.3 MB)
Introducing Microsoft Azure HDInsight by Avkash Chauhan, Valentine Fontama, Michele Hart, Wee Hyong Tok, and Buck Woody (May 2014)
In Introducing Microsoft Azure HDInsight, we cover what big data really means, how you can use it to your advantage in your company or organization, and one of the services you can use to do that quickly—specifically, Microsoft’s HDInsight service. We start with an overview of big data and Hadoop, but we don’t emphasize only concepts in this book—we want you to jump in and get your hands dirty working with HDInsight in a practical way.
Download the PDF (6.37 MB)
Download the EPUB file (8.46 MB)
Download the Mobi for Kindle file (12.8 MB)
Download Companion Files (6.83 MB)
Introducing Windows Azure for IT Professionals by Mitch Tulloch with the Windows Azure Team (October 2013)
Get a high-level overview of Windows Azure—and get a running start with this flexible cloud platform. Designed for IT professionals, this guide introduces core features and functionality, with technical insights and advice from a Microsoft MVP and members of the Windows Azure team. Topics include Windows Azure solutions, Compute services, Network services, Data services, and App services.
Download the PDF (8.0 MB)
Download the EPUB file (22.5 MB)
Download the Mobi for Kindle file (40.3 MB)
Get the book’s companion files (2.33 KB)
Rethinking Enterprise Storage: A Hybrid Cloud Model by Marc Farley (July 2013)
Discover how a hybrid cloud model—combining cloud storage services with traditional on-premise storage—can solve multiple storage challenges cost-effectively, all under a single data management system. Focusing on the Microsoft hybrid cloud storage solution, this book offers concise insights on technical, strategic, and practical considerations—so you can begin evaluating potential benefits to your organization.
Download the PDF (3.0 MB)
Download the EPUB file (3.8 MB)
Download the Mobi for Kindle file (7.2 MB)