One of the big topics for IT Pros is how they can leverage containers to modernize their application landscape. Getting started with that topic can be challenging since it includes a couple of new concepts. Luckily, there is a great new book written by Vinicius Ramos Apolinario is Senior Program Manager on the Windows Container Platform team at Microsoft, called Windows Containers for IT Pros: Transitioning Existing Applications to Containers for On-premises, Cloud, or Hybrid.
I was lucky and had the chance to read and review the book before it got published, and I can tell you I can highly recommend it. It is very focused on the basics and practical examples, not just the concepts. I think this is the ideal book for IT Pros who want to get started with Windows Containers.
This book is for Windows IT pros and technical professionals deploying Windows Server and server applications today, such as .NET, ASP.NET, IIS, and more. The book assumes little to no experience with scripting as readers deploy their workloads via one of the Windows UIs (Hyper-V, Server Manager, Windows Admin Center, etc.). Knowledge of VMs and infrastructure, such as clustered operating systems, is recommended but not required.
You can get the Windows Containers for IT Pros book directly here from Amazon (affiliate link).
Also, make sure you check out my current content on how to modernize Windows Server Apps on Microsoft Azure using Containers with Windows Admin Center and AKS.
You can find the full blog post on ITOpsTalk.com. In that video and blog post, we will see how we can create a new custom Docker container image using Windows Admin Center, upload that to an Azure Container registry and deploy it to our Azure Kubernetes Service cluster.
I hope you enjoyed that Windows Containers for IT Pros book recommendation and it helps you to get started with your Windows Containers journey. If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment.