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Automating Microsoft Azure with PowerShell by John Chapman, Aman Dhally

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Chapter 1. Getting Started with Azure and PowerShell

Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure) is a cloud computing service provided by Microsoft. Azure provides the platform and infrastructure to deploy and manage applications and services through a global network of datacenters. These services include websites, databases, virtual machines, message queuing, identity management, content delivery, and so on.

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Microsoft is continually adding new services and features to services provided in Microsoft Azure. To keep yourself updated on the latest Azure offerings, subscribe to the Microsoft Azure blog at http://azure.microsoft.com/blog/. In addition, the Microsoft Azure website provides detailed information on all current Azure offerings at http://azure.microsoft.com ...

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