Free ebook: Introducing Windows Azure for IT Professionals

cover for Introducing Windows Azure for IT ProfessionalsWe are happy to announce a new free ebook – Introducing Windows Azure for IT Professionals by Mitch Tulloch with the Windows Azure Team!

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.

Download the PDF (8.0 MB)

Download the EPUB file (22.5 MB)

Download the Mobi for Kindle file (40.3 MB)

Get the book's companion files (2.33 KB)

Or Download from the Microsoft Virtual Academy.

Comments (59)
  1. Jason says:

    The link to the PDF doesn't seem to work…

  2. Glyn says:

    Getting an HTTP 400 on the PDF link πŸ™

  3. KimSpilker says:

    sorry – it's fixed. My error! – Kim

  4. Matt Wettstein says:

    Any chance of making a .mobi available?

  5. Hossam Alfraih says:

    Hi Kim,

    First of all, thanks for the eBook.

    Can we have MS Press in Kindle format (.mobi or .awz)?

    It is much better reading books on Kindle than in PDF.

    I know there are some tools and website converts PDF to Kindle format, but I hope from MS Press to consider Kindle as one of the  standard format for its books.

    Thank you


    Hossam Alfraih

    Saudi Arabia

  6. Peter Pan says:

    Or you could thank MS Press, stop crying and use Calibre to convert the PDF yourself.


  7. Useful Book.

    Thanks a lot!

  8. Anton Kalcik says:

    Hello Kim!

    Any chance to get *.mobi soon?

  9. KimSpilker says:

    Hi everyone, hope you see the added formats!

  10. Anton Kalcik says:


  11. Nicholas Dambrosio says:

    Thank you!

  12. Harold says:

    thank you very much

  13. Rashid Jamac says:

    Grand ! .. Thanks

  14. Khalid says:

    Thanks lot for sharing πŸ™‚

  15. AbdulQadir says:

    Really nice. Thanks.

  16. Joey says:

    Thanks for the PDF eBook. I skimmed through it and isn't Windows Azure basically just web site and data hosting?

  17. Cuong Ngu says:

    Thank you so much!

  18. Islandtalker says:

    Joey, yes and no. Yes, you could use is as simple hosting. However, you have a number of options in how to access the data via services that you wouldn't normally have with regular hosting. For example, you can use Azure for your organization's SSO. I recommend that you really take your time to read the document to understand more how it differs from regular hosting.

  19. Niko Stjepanovic says:

    Big thank to Kim. Useful information, Excellent reading!

  20. dante4U says:

    Great!!! Thank you very much!!!!

  21. Raef Fawaz says:

    Excellent source . Thanks for the resources

  22. Phu Anh says:

    Thanks so much!

  23. Girilaya Real Groups says:

    LINK is WORK 100%.


  24. Hossein says:

    Thank you very much

  25. Yonatan Medina says:

    Muchas Gracias!!

  26. Gajendra Poudel says:

    Great . Thanks

  27. pankaj jain says:


  28. Gaurav Arora says:

    Awesome!! Thanks a zillion!!!

  29. Emanuel says:

    The ebook is good thanks

  30. Mukesh Kharade says:

    Hey Kim,

    Thanks for this eBook. Keep up the great work!

  31. UMESH PANDIT says:

    Thanks it helped me a lot! πŸ™‚

  32. mertyk says:

    sinteti mari!va multumesc.

  33. Christos Kuznos says:

    Thanks Kim. Another special book for our evenings… πŸ˜‰


  34. Jeroen van Ree says:

    Thank you so much! πŸ™‚

  35. Appie Manus says:

    Great! Many thx!

  36. Ravi Prajapat says:


  37. Allen Noah Overton Sr says:

    Thanks for the EBook

  38. Caleb says:

    Thank you

  39. Sk Wasim Ali says:

    Thanks, Really Efficient and Helpful.

  40. Imtiaz Malik says:

    Great stuff.

  41. yathish says:

    Thank you., I am student, definitely it will help me.

  42. MiguelGuedes says:

    Excellent help!!   Thank You, MS…!!  πŸ™‚

  43. Tilak Murti says:

    Would appreciate to have windows azure permanently and thanks for the facebook for this.

  44. VenkatSP says:

    Azure Team, Thanks a lot..!!

  45. jailsonfbarreto says:

    ObrigadΓ£o vai ser pra mim muito util….

  46. Michele Boscagin says:

    Many thanks! I love Azure!!!

  47. PeteS says:

    Great publication. Thanks.

  48. IRONDOOR827 says:


  49. Priyank Sheth says:

    Thank you for this wonderful book which has a good explanation power.

  50. Chetan Shah says:

    Great… For me pdf opens & works fine..

  51. Stephan Torres says:

    Sweet!!! Thanks!!!

  52. Luis Ardila says:

    Gracias por el material, es de mucha ayuda!

    Saludos desde Colombia

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  54. Otimo material, obrigado por prover este material gratuitamente !!!!!

  55. janne says:


  56. Karthik says:

    I am new to technical stuff, though i am into IT industry for 12 yrs now, but completely on the management side – Infra services. Can someone pls let me know
    1. What skills you already need to possess before you take up Azure – Infrastructure services. If its Windows, Network, Virtualization, Storage etc. Can one of the expert tailor it in a way where i can learn only what is necessary for Azure.
    2. Do you think, i have a better future other than Azure.

    Any early response will help build my career. Am passionate to learn technologies – ofcourse not to do the troubleshooting but can be on top of future technology and advise on the technology.

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