The book starts with an overview of public, private, and hybrid clouds and then goes into configuration of virtual machines. Azure Resource Manager (ARM) and VM encryption are discussed along with Azure Monitor. You will learn how to work with Azure recommendations and analyze your resource configuration. Storage solutions, connecting to networks, and Azure Active Directory are discussed in depth, with examples. You will be able to migrate servers to Azure and demonstrate server-less computing, load balancing, and app services in Azure. You also will learn about Service Fabric, Azure Kubernetes services, and data security in Azure. Cosmos DB and Relational DB are covered and you will know how to connect to cloud databases using SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS). The book presents exercises, practice questions, and Azure architecture best practices.