The 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.


Posted by Chris Pietschmann

Chris is a 6-time Microsoft MVP and has nearly 20 years of experience building enterprise systems both in the cloud and on-premises. He is also a Certified Microsoft Azure Solutions Architect (both MCSD and MCSE), a Microsoft Certified Trainer, and self proclaimed 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.


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  4. Reblogged this on Carra Lucia Ltd and commented:
    Excellent idea for Azure Developers


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