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Azure Infrastructure as Code
Azure Infrastructure as Code

Azure Infrastructure as Code teaches you to use Azure's native infrastructure as code (IaC) tools, like ARM and Bicep, to build, manage, and scale infrastructure with just a few lines of code. You'll discover ARM templates, deployment stacks, and the powerful new language Bicep. See how easy they make it to create new environments, safely make infrastructure changes, govern your resources using Azure Policy, and prevent configuration drift. Loaded with in-depth coverage of syntax and lots of illustrative examples, this hands-on guide is a must-read for anyone looking to expand their knowledge of provisioning. Automating tasks like provisioning servers, operating systems, and storage, saves time and radically increases consistency. The Infrastructure as Code (IaC) approach brings the tools and practices of application deployment, such as Github Actions, automated testing, and pipeline-driven deployments, to infrastructure components. With Azure's native IaC tools, you c ...
The Azure Data Lakehouse Toolkit
The Azure Data Lakehouse Toolkit

Design and implement a modern data lakehouse on the Azure Data Platform using Delta Lake, Apache Spark, Azure Databricks, Azure Synapse Analytics, and Snowflake. This book teaches you the intricate details of the Data Lakehouse Paradigm and how to efficiently design a cloud-based data lakehouse using highly performant and cutting-edge Apache Spark capabilities using Azure Databricks, Azure Synapse Analytics, and Snowflake. You will learn to write efficient PySpark code for batch and streaming ELT jobs on Azure. And you will follow along with practical, scenario-based examples showing how to apply the capabilities of Delta Lake and Apache Spark to optimize performance, and secure, share, and manage a high volume, high velocity, and high variety of data in your lakehouse with ease. The patterns of success that you acquire from reading this book will help you hone your skills to build high-performing and scalable ACID-compliant lakehouses using flexib ...
Azure Active Directory for Secure Application Development
Azure Active Directory for Secure Application Development

Azure Active Directory for Secure Application Development is your one-stop shop for learning how to develop secure applications using modern authentication techniques with Microsoft Azure AD. Whether you're working with single-tenant, multi-tenant, or line-of-business applications, this book contains everything you need to secure them. The book wastes no time in diving into the practicalities of Azure AD. Right from the start, you'll be setting up tenants, adding users, and registering your first application in Azure AD. The balance between grasping and applying theory is maintained as you move from the intermediate to the advanced: from the basics of OAuth to getting your hands dirty with building applications and registering them in Azure AD. Want to pin down the Microsoft Graph, Azure AD B2C, or authentication protocol best practices? We've got you covered. The full range of Azure AD functionality from a developer perspective is he ...
Azure AI Services at Scale for Cloud, Mobile, and Edge
Azure AI Services at Scale for Cloud, Mobile, and Edge

Take advantage of the power of cloud and the latest AI techniques. Whether you're an experienced developer wanting to improve your app with AI-powered features or you want to make a business process smarter by getting AI to do some of the work, this book's got you covered. Authors Anand Raman, Chris Hoder, Simon Bisson, and Mary Branscombe show you how to build practical intelligent applications for the cloud, mobile, browsers, and edge devices using a hands-on approach. This book shows you how cloud AI services fit in alongside familiar software development approaches, walks you through key Microsoft AI services, and provides real-world examples of AI-oriented architectures that integrate different Azure AI services. All you need to get started is a working knowledge of basic cloud concepts. Become familiar with Azure AI offerings and capabilities; Build intelligent applications using Azure Cognitive Services; Train, tune, and deploy models with Azure ...
Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop Guide
Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop Guide

Modernize your business to make it more agile using Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD). Azure Virtual Desktop is a cloud desktop virtualization platform that securely delivers virtual desktops and remote apps. This book will help you will help you to understand designing, implementing, configuring, and maintaining an Azure Virtual Desktop environment for enterprise and prepare to take the Microsoft AZ-140 certification exam. The book starts with an introduction to Azure Virtual Desktop and its design architecture. You will learn designing Azure Virtual desktop including user identities and profiles. Additionally, you will learn how to implement network for Azure Virtual desktop. Creation and configuration of host pools and session hosts is covered with all steps so that you can understand all options and select appropriate configuration for enterprise deployment. You will also go through session host images creation process and managing the image w ...
Design and Deploy Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop
Design and Deploy Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop

Design and build the new desktop service from Microsoft. This book offers a modern framework, design methodology, and best practices of design and deployment for virtual apps and desktops. Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) is a Desktop as a Service (DaaS) which is simple to deploy, accessible from any device, easy to manage, and secure. The book starts with AVD essentials and its critical features, followed by the planning and method of preparing for AVD. You will go through defining the requirements and assessing by setting the AVD application baseline, network requirements, and security requirements. Next, you will learn how to design and deploy the core infrastructure of Microsoft AVD to understand its Access Layer, Control Layer, Resource Layer, Hosting Layer, and User Layer. You will also learn how to design the desktop and Host Pool of AVD. And you will learn the modern way to manage and secure AVD components. After reading this book, you will have the right blen ...
SAP S/4HANA Systems in Hyperscaler Clouds
SAP S/4HANA Systems in Hyperscaler Clouds

This book helps SAP architects and SAP Basis administrators deploy and operate SAP S/4HANA systems on the most common public cloud platforms. Market-leading cloud offerings are covered, including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud. You will gain an end-to-end understanding of the initial implementation of SAP S/4HANA systems on those platforms. You will learn how to move away from the big monolithic SAP ERP systems and arrive at an environment with a central SAP S/4HANA system as the digital core surrounded by cloud-native services. The book begins by introducing the core concepts of Hyperscaler cloud platforms that are relevant to SAP. You will learn about the architecture of SAP S/4HANA systems on public cloud platforms, with specific content provided for each of the major platforms. The book simplifies the deployment of SAP S/4HANA systems in public clouds by providing step-by-step instructions and helping you deal with the complexity of such a deploymen ...
Mastering Azure Machine Learning, 2nd Edition
Mastering Azure Machine Learning, 2nd Edition

Azure Machine Learning is a cloud service for accelerating and managing the machine learning (ML) project life cycle that ML professionals, data scientists, and engineers can use in their day-to-day workflows. This book covers the end-to-end ML process using Microsoft Azure Machine Learning, including data preparation, performing and logging ML training runs, designing training and deployment pipelines, and managing these pipelines via MLOps. The first section shows you how to set up an Azure Machine Learning workspace; ingest and version datasets; as well as preprocess, label, and enrich these datasets for training. In the next two sections, you'll discover how to enrich and train ML models for embedding, classification, and regression. You'll explore advanced NLP techniques, traditional ML models such as boosted trees, modern deep neural networks, recommendation systems, reinforcement learning, and complex distributed ML training techniques - all using Azur ...
Azure Kubernetes Services with Microservices
Azure Kubernetes Services with Microservices

Design and implement scalable microservices using Azure Kubernetes Services (AKS) and other Azure Services. This book will help you understand why and when to choose microservices as a solution for modernization and how to use Azure DevOps to implement CI/CD for deploying microservices. The book starts with an introduction to the evolution to microservices and AKS along with its components. You will learn design patterns to implement microservices on AKS and understand Kubernetes as a container orchestration platform. You will go through the common errors faced in AKS-based applications and ways to handle them. You will learn error handling tips and tricks and how to design for business continuity and disaster recovery. The book discusses things you should know related to security and monitoring when working with AKS-based applications. The book presents a practical approach to set up processes for CI/CD, such as building Build and release pipelines for AKS depl ...
Azure Cloud Security for Absolute Beginners
Azure Cloud Security for Absolute Beginners

Implement cloud security with Azure security tools, configurations and policies that address the needs of businesses and governments alike. This book introduces you to the most important security solutions available in Azure and provides you with step-by-step guidance to effectively set up security and deploy an application on top of Azure platform services, as well as on top of Azure infrastructure. Author Pushpa Herath begins by teaching you the fundamentals of Azure security. An easy to follow exploration of management groups, subscriptions, management locks and Azure policies further elaborate the concepts underlying Azure cloud security. Next, you will learn about Azure Active Directory (AAD) and the utilization of AAD in application and infrastructure security. Essential aspects of maintaining secure application keys and certificates are further explained in the context of Azure Key Vault. New application security ...
Learning DevOps, 2nd Edition
Learning DevOps, 2nd Edition

In the implementation of DevOps processes, the choice of tools is crucial to the sustainability of projects and collaboration between developers and ops. This book presents the different patterns and tools for provisioning and configuring an infrastructure in the cloud, covering mostly open source tools with a large community contribution, such as Terraform, Ansible, and Packer, which are assets for automation. This DevOps book will show you how to containerize your applications with Docker and Kubernetes and walk you through the construction of DevOps pipelines in Jenkins as well as Azure pipelines before covering the tools and importance of testing. You'll find a complete chapter on DevOps practices and tooling for open source projects before getting to grips with security integration in DevOps using Inspec, Hashicorp Vault, and Azure Secure DevOps kit. You'll also learn about the reduction of downtime with blue-green deployment and feature flags techniques before fi ...
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