Part I: Introducing Microsoft Azure
Chapter 1: Why Choose Microsoft Azure
Chapter 2: Azure Services Overview
Chapter 3: Azure Real-World Scenarios
Chapter 4: Planning Your Azure Deployment
Part II: Microsoft Azure Quick Start
Chapter 5: Getting Started with Azure Websites
Chapter 6: Getting Started with Azure Virtual Machines
Chapter 7: Understanding Your Storage Options
Part III: Extending Your On-Premise Environment with Azure
Chapter 8: Extending Your Network with Azure
Chapter 9: Identity Management with Azure Active Directory
Chapter 10: Extending Azure Active Directory
Chapter 11: Clusters, Regional VNets, High Availability, and Disaster Recovery
Chapter 12: Migrating Your Virtual Machines to Azure
Chapter 13: Monitoring and Reporting
Part IV: Futures and Advanced Topics
Chapter 14: Machine Learning with Microsoft Azure
Chapter 15: Data Management and BI with HDInsight
Chapter 16: Configuring Intune and RMS
Anthony Puca is a datacenter specialist at Microsoft, focusing on Windows Server, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Hyper-V, Microsoft System Center and Identity Manager.
Mike Manning is a Microsoft Certified Master in Exchange 2007 and Exchange 2010 with 2+ years of Office 365 deployment experience who has been working in information technology for over 20 years. Mike is very passionate about technology and the Microsoft cloud focus and direction.
Mike's other interests outside of information technology include his family, hockey and baseball.
Marshall Copeland is a Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft with expertise in Cyber Security. His work is customer-facing, and in 2008 he began directly supporting U.S. state and local government accounts architecting Microsoft's Private Cloud. He now focuses on Microsoft Azure Public Cloud, Government Cloud, and Hybrid Cloud for both Windows Server and Linux system workloads. Marshall's career also includes architecture consulting for many Fortune 500 companies supporting technologies such as Active Directory Enterprise Architecture, Systems Management, and Cisco Network Engineering. Marshall is completing his Masters of Science in Information Assurance (MSIA) degree in Cyber Security from Dakota State University. He has presented at Microsoft's TechReady, Microsoft's TechEd, and Microsoft's Management Summit. Marshall co-wrote "Microsoft Azure: Planning, Deploying, and Managing Your Datacenter in the Cloud" and "Microsoft Office 365 Administration Inside Out" first and second editions. When not working, Marshall and his wife enjoy spending time with family and friends in Colorado.
Julian Soh is an enterprise architect at Microsoft. Julian works with customers to evaluate, understand, plan and design Microsoft Azure cloud services.
David Gollob has over 30 years of experience working in database and analytics systems. After receiving his Bachelors in Computer Science at the University of Denver, Dave worked as a consultant for numerous Fortune 100 companies helping them develop business solutions, highly scalable OLTP systems and data warehouses. Dave's first stint working for vendors started with Sybase where he participated in two patents for his work at TCI corporation around billing and distributed systems design. At Sybase, Dave also spent 1.5 years in Switzerland as the principal architect. In 1996 Dave joined Microsoft where he is today. Dave's work at Microsoft included both his delivery as a principal consultant as well as managing consultant for their Telecom Practice. Today Dave travels the western states calling on state and local government accounts, evangelizing and assisting with data (big and small) and advanced analytics needs. Dave enjoys his time with his family and when he isn't with his family, Dave will likely be somewhere mountain biking, skiing, hiking or fishing in Colorado.