The Top 9 Microsoft Azure Books You Need to Read in 2020

The Top 9 Microsoft Azure Books You Need to Read in 2020

For companies that operate Microsoft Azure deployments, books are an excellent resource for learning how to effectively take advantage of a cloud environment. To that end, we’ve listed the top nine Azure books that you should add to your reading list below. These books are intended for beginners and experts alike and are written by authors with proficiency and/or recognition in operating Azure.

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Azure for Architects

by Ritesh Modi

“Over the years, Azure cloud services has grown quickly, and the number of organizations adopting Azure for their cloud services is also gradually increasing. Leading industry giants are finding that Azure fulfills their extensive cloud requirements. This book will guide you through all the important and tough decision-making aspects involved in architecturing a Azure public cloud for your organization.”


Cloud Architecture Patterns

by Bill Wilder

“If your team is investigating ways to design applications for the cloud, this book introduces 11 architecture patterns that can help you take advantage of cloud-platform services. You’ll learn how each of these platform-agnostic patterns work, when they might be useful in the cloud, and what impact they’ll have on your application architecture. You’ll also see an example of each pattern applied to an application built with Windows Azure.”


Hands-On Cloud Administration in Azure

by Mustafa Toroman

“Azure continues to dominate the public cloud market and grow rapidly thanks to a number of recent innovations. Azure’s wide range of services and support has led to a large number of customers switching to Azure cloud. Hands-On Cloud Administration in Azure starts with the basics of Azure cloud fundamentals and key concepts of the cloud computing ecosystem and services.”


Mastering Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services

by John Savill

“Mastering Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services guides you through the process of creating and managing a public cloud and virtual network using Microsoft Azure. With step-by-step instruction and clear explanation, this book equips you with the skills required to provide services both on-premises and off-premises through full virtualization, providing a deeper understanding of Azure’s capabilities as an infrastructure service.”


Microservices with Azure

by Rahul Rai and Namit Tanasseri

“Microsoft Azure is rapidly evolving […] as a platform on which you can build Microservices that can be deployed on-premise and on-cloud heterogeneous environments through Microsoft Azure Service Fabric. This book will help you understand the concepts of Microservice application architecture and build highly maintainable and scalable enterprise-grade applications using the various services in Microsoft Azure Service Fabric.”


Our MSP Buyer’s Guide contains profiles on the top cloud managed service providers for AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud, as well as questions you should ask vendors and yourself before buying. We also offer an MSP Vendor Map that outlines those vendors in a Venn diagram to make it easy for you to select potential providers.


Microsoft Azure Security Center

by Yuri Diogenes and Tom Shinder

“You’ll walk through securing any Azure workload, and optimizing key facets of modern security, from policies and identity to incident response and risk management. Brand-new coverage includes single-click remediation, IoT, improved container security, Azure Sentinel, and more. Whatever your security role, you’ll learn how to save hours, days, or even weeks by solving problems in the most efficient and reliable ways possible.”


Microsoft Azure Security Infrastructure

by Yuri Diogenes, Debra Shinder, and Tom Shinder

“You’ll learn how to prepare infrastructure with Microsoft’s integrated tools, prebuilt templates, and managed services–and use these to help safely build and manage any enterprise, mobile, web, or Internet of Things (IoT) system. The authors guide you through enforcing, managing, and verifying robust security at physical, network, host, application, and data layers.”


Microsoft Hybrid Cloud Unleashed

by Steve Buchanan, Kerrie Meyler, Janaka Rangama, Mark Scholman, and Jakob Gottlieb Svendsen

“Microsoft Hybrid Cloud Unleashed brings comprehensive and practical insights into hybrid cloud technologies, complete CloudOps and DevOps implementation strategies, and detailed guidance for deploying Microsoft Azure Stack in your environment. Written by five Microsoft Cloud and Datacenter Management MVPs, this book is built on real-world scenarios and the authors’ extraordinary hands-on experiences as early adopters.”


Practical Microsoft Azure IaaS

by Shijimol Ambi Karthikeyan

“Adopt Azure IaaS and migrate your on-premise infrastructure partially or fully to Azure. This book provides practical solutions by following Microsoft’s design and best practice guidelines for building highly available, scalable, and secure solution stacks using Microsoft Azure IaaS.  The author starts by giving an overview of Azure IaaS and its components: you’ll see the new aspects of Azure Resource Manager, storage in IaaS, and Azure networking.”


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Daniel Hein

Dan is a tech writer who writes about Enterprise Cloud Strategy and Network Monitoring for Solutions Review. He graduated from Fitchburg State University with a Bachelor's in Professional Writing. You can reach him at dhein@solutionsreview.com
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