New free eBook Microsoft Azure Essentials: Fundamentals of Azure

Microsoft Virtual Academy recently published a new and free eBook about Azure Fundamentals.

Microsoft Azure Essentials: Fundamentals of Azure
Michael S. Collier and Robin E. Shahan
February 2015
246 pages
The “Microsoft Azure Essentials” series helps you advance your technical skills with Microsoft Azure. “Microsoft Azure Essentials: Fundamentals of Azure” introduces developers and IT professionals to the wide range of capabilities in Azure. The authors—both Microsoft MVPs in Azure—present conceptual and how-to content for seven key areas and describe management tools and business cases.

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Free ebook: Microsoft Azure Media Services Guidance

Source:  Microsoft

You can download the free ebook here.

This guide describes how to design and build a video-on-demand application that uses Media Services. It provides an end to end walkthrough of a Windows Store application that communicates with Media Services through a web service, and explains key design and implementation choices. In addition to the Windows Store application, the guide also includes client applications for Windows Phone, web, iOS, and Android devices.

Webcast Recording of Windows Azure IaaS Quick Start Kit (QSK) by @yungchou

Microsoft Evangelist Yung Chou capture a great webcast about the Windows Azure Quick Start Kit. The webcast is around 1 hour long.

Discription Source Microsoft TechNet:

This is the recording of the webcast in which I reviewed the deployment methodology ( and walked through the PowerShell script for automating a deployment. You can get the script from set up Windows Azure PowerShell by following the instructions at to test the script yourself. This will get you prepared for a more elaborated Windows Azure PowerShell script which I am planning to release in a few weeks.


To watch the webcast please click here.