Introducing Windows Azure for IT Professionals free ebook from MS Press

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MS Press blog announced new free ebook about Windows Azure.IntroducingWindowsAzure

Whether you’re new to the Windows Azure platform or are already using it in your business, this book has something that should interest you. Most Windows Azure services are described in some detail, with screenshots used to demonstrate some of the multitude of capabilities of the platform. And for the experienced we have lots of under-the-hood insights and expert tips written by Microsoft insiders who develop, test, and use the Windows Azure platform.

Introducing Windows Azure for IT Professionals can be downloaded here: PDF

What’s inside:

Chapter 1 Understanding Windows Azure
What is Windows Azure?
Why use the cloud?
Resisting the cloud
Windows Azure under the hood
Windows Azure services
Windows Azure components
Windows Azure solutions

Identity & access management
Big data
Dev & test
Storage, backup, & recovery
Data management
Windows Azure in action
Open Knowledge Network (OKN)
Windows Azure and the Cloud OS
Chapter 2 Windows Azure compute services
Web Sites
Creating a new website
Virtual Machines
Provisioning a new virtual machine
Cloud Services
Creating and deploying cloud services
Mobile Services
Chapter 3 Windows Azure network services
Virtual Network
Creating virtual networks
Traffic Manager
Using Traffic Manager
Chapter 4 Windows Azure data services
Data Management
SQL Server in Windows Azure Virtual Machines
Windows Azure SQL Database
BLOB storage
Business Analytics
Windows Azure SQL Reporting
Windows Azure Marketplace
Recovery Manager
Chapter 5 Windows Azure app services
Windows Azure AD
Using Windows Azure AD
Multi-Factor Authentication
Using Multi-Factor Authentication
Windows Azure Queue
Windows Azure Service Bus
Windows Azure Notification Hubs
Using Windows Azure Messaging Services
BizTalk Services
Media Services
BizTalk Services
Media Services
Chapter 6 Getting Started with Windows Azure
Try Windows Azure
For the latest on Windows Azure
Ask questions about Windows Azure

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