[eBook] Free: Learn Azure in a Month of Lunches, 2nd Edition (2020) @ Microsoft [RRP A$69]


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! Please note this is a new edition and it is not the same as previously posted deal 430651 !

Author: Iain Foulds
Publisher: Manning
Released: June 2020
ISBN: 9781617297625
Length: 368 pages
Supporting resource - source code
Paperback on Amazon $69
Audiobook is also available on Audible - NOT FREE!

Microsoft Azure is vast and powerful, offering virtual servers, application templates, and prebuilt services for everything from data storage to AI. To navigate it all, you need a trustworthy guide. In this book, Microsoft engineer and Azure trainer Iain Foulds focuses on core skills for creating cloud-based applications.

Learn Azure in a Month of Lunches, Second Edition, is a tutorial on writing, deploying, and running applications in Azure. In it, you’ll work through 21 short lessons that give you real-world experience. Each lesson includes a hands-on lab so you can try out and lock in your new skills.

All formats of the previous edition (Thanks to Reddit):

1st Edition PDF
1st Edition EPUB
1st Edition MOBI

Bonus points to someone who can find EPUB & MOBI of the new edition!

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  • Something similar for aws?

    • I am also looking to see if Azure can completely replace SBS server.

      • In what capacity - app hosting, email, RDS or something else?

        • email, file share, active directory.

          email can go to O365, file share and AD not completely like Windows server.

          • +3 votes

            @superforever: Files can go to SharePoint Online or Teams sites however it's a little different with a number of caveats (maximum file numbers & pathing being two key ones). Highly recommend using an MS partner to do the planning/migration: PM me if you want details.

            AD is replaced by AzureAD. Works really well for Windows 10 devices where they can be enrolled to AzureAD and managed though Microsoft EndPoint Manager (Intune). All your traditional GPO related content is replaced mostly by Intune (though they're not a 1:1 replacement).

            Windows Server and Windows 7 machines cannot join AzureAD but there are other options available including things like Azure Active Directory Domain Services but that's a whole other conversation.

      • I've replaced SBS with Azure for a couple of clients.
        What roles on SBS do you use /need?

        • What roles on SBS do you use /need?

          Sorry what do you mean?

          At the moment just looking how is the active directory on Azure, is it close to Windows server? Like map drive, share folder access control with group policy like Windows server, etc.

          • @superforever: Azure AD IS NOT Windows AD, but if your running Windows 10, its similar functions but backs into things like Intune etc,

            If your an MS partner id suggest using your free licensing (or action pack) and give it a test, TBH unless there is a specific app or reason, Azure AD all the way,

            SBS comes with three major roles,
            Windows Server (File/Print etc)

            Ideally a Small Business needs none of those these days, even with the now well built OneDrive client, local file management is easy.

            Just for the love of god, bundle it with a backup solution, SkyKick or something is sooooooo cheap for the pain it tasks to do a restore from MS
            (Cloud IS NOT backup) /rant

            Also to add Cloud will NEVER replace Windows Server, you need to adapt to how cloud offers the same/similar systems and adapt yourself, moving the 'Share' drive into the cloud and re-syncing everything is not how the cloud is designed to be used,

            Start small, move email (easy to disconnect from SBS_) then start with some small files and process into SharePoint and OneDrive (again changes nothing with SBS) then when the EU is happy, new machines or rollout Azure AD onto them and BOOOM :) bye bye SBS :D

  • +1 vote
    • Lunch has been virtualized
  • Thanks!

  • Is lunch included?
    “no such thing as a free lunch”

  • Thanks OP received it, decent stuff.

  • Crap, I bought it the other day for USD31.99.

  • Thanks OP, stupidly gave them my info instead of taking the direct PDF link!

  • Free to read at manning, including audiobook. I took PDF copy too, just in case.

  • They F up something, the images from the Azure portal are all blurry and unreadable. At least the graphics are all right.

  • [RRP A$69]


  • There's no way to try Azure without puting your credit card details. No good option for practising while reading the book.

  • Windows must die !

    • Why?

      I mean, I know the down sides. I've been in IT for 50 years. But where would the general population be without windows or something similar. And what do you think would replace if it died now?