Microsoft has released the 101 Azure cards and Interactive Sites. From this page you can easiliy navigate to the specific topic in Azure, where you can find information, documentation, pricing and how-to’s. Very usefull when moving to the cloud!!
The Microsoft Azure Architecture Center is the place when you want to start building Cloud Services in Azure or to start using Hybrid Cloud technologies.All the things you need to know are available within the Azure Architecture Center:
Together Microsoft Press and Microsoft Virtual Academy have a number of Free eBooks available for download. The latest released eBook is “Enterprise Cloud Strategy” written by Barry Briggs and Eduardo Kassner.
Enterprise Cloud Strategy outlines the benefits Enterprises can realize from adoption Microsoft Azure and the Cloud. Based on the authors real world experience they describe the details necessary to answer the most common questions Enterprises have on moving to the cloud.
The different download formats for the book are available on the Free eBooks from Microsoft Press page, along with the full catalog of other Free eBooks that have been published. For convenience, I’ve included the file download links below:
This eBook is also available Free for Amazon Kindle as well!
This book focuses on providing essential information about the key services of Azure for developers and IT professionals who are new to cloud computing. Detailed, step-by-step demonstrations are included to help the reader understand how to get started with each of the key services. This material is useful not only for those who have no prior experience with Azure, but also for those who need a refresher and those who may be familiar with one area but not others. Each chapter is standalone; there is no requirement that you perform the hands-on demonstrations from previous chapters to understand any particular chapter.
Download the free eBook here.
This dashboard gives you a overview of all the services within Microsoft Azure. When you select one of the services, you’ll get an URL to pricing, SLA, documentation and some more stuff. Very useful to understand the power of Microsoft Azure.
Download the Cloud Services Overview here
Some features in Microsoft Azure can only be configured using Powershell. In this blogpost I’m going to login to my Microsoft Azure subscription usnign Powershell.
1.) First you’ve to install Azure PowerShell 1.0 from WebPI (http://aka.ms/webpi-azps)
2.) After the installation finished succesfull, start Azure PowerShell
3.) Now you’ve to login to the right subscription
4.) Login with a e-mailadres and password to access your subscription
5.) Install the Azure Powershell modules
6.) Install the Azure PowerShell Resource Manager modules
7.) Your done now!!