About the Book
This is an Agile-published book, which means you're purchasing it before it is completed (at a lower price). New chapters are published periodically, and you'll always be able to download the latest version at no extra charge.
What's "the Cloud?" What exactly are cloud vendors selling, and how can you get started using their services for yourself, or as part of your job? In this super-concise, super-friendly book, you'll learn exactly what "The Cloud" is all about, and how to perform some of the most common tasks in Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services.
You'll also learn the business models, jargon, and pitfalls of "The Cloud," enabling you to move on to more intermediate-level resources, books, documentations, and videos to continue your learning journey.
About the Authors
Don Jones has been in the IT industry since the mid 1990s, and has been a recipient of Microsoft's "Most Valuable Professional" Award since 2003. He's a co-founder of PowerShell.org and The DevOps Collective, and a Curriculum Director for online video training company Pluralsight. Don authored some of the first books ever published for Windows PowerShell, and is the co-author of Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches, the bestselling entry-level book for PowerShell. Don's a sought-after speaker at technology conferences like Microsoft Ignite, TechMentor, and many more. In 2014, Don started writing fiction in the sci-fi and fantasy genres, and had produced several notable novels, including The Never: A Tale of Peter and the Fae, The Achillios Chronicles trilogy (Alabaster, Onyx, and Verdant), and Daniel Scratch: A Story of Witchkind. You can find him on Twitter @concentratedDon, or on his website, DonJones.com.