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Azure for AWS Professionals

Overview of Azure for AWS Professionals

Diagram representing the different structure of AWS and Azure Accounts
This article helps Amazon Web Services (AWS) experts understand the basics of Microsoft Azure accounts, platform, and services. It covers key similarities and differences between the AWS and Azure platforms in terms of structure, operations and architecture.

AWS to Azure services comparison

These links help you understand how Microsoft Azure services compare to Amazon Web Services (AWS). Whether you are planning a multi-cloud solution with Azure and AWS, or migrating to Azure, you can compare the IT capabilities of Azure and AWS services in all categories. Note that in some cases there are multiple Azure services listed for some AWS services. Some Azure services may appear similar to one another, but depth functional grouping and breadth of capabilities can vary.

A downloadable version is also available  at

A screenshot of comparing Azure and AWS storage services

Online Learning

Azure is a diverse and rich platform and as a result there is a variety of training resources available. The following free courses provide a good starting point for those with experience with the AWS platform.

Microsoft Azure Administration for AWS Administrators

Screenshot of the Azure Admin for AWS Admins course landing pageLearn how to map AWS services to their Azure counterparts, and how to perform the most important AWS administrative tasks in Azure. Gain a well-rounded understanding of the similarities and differences between AWS and Azure.

  • Free Pluralsight Course
  • Hands on Lab

Microsoft Azure Architecture for AWS Architects

This course provides an easy to consume, yet critical way as an AWS architect to translate your knowledge to Azure. This will enable you to architect Azure-based solutions with minimal relearning.

  • Free Pluralsight Course
  • Hands on Lab

Getting hands on for Free

The best way to learn is by doing and the best type of doing is free. You can signup for a free Azure account that will give you what you need to get started actually deploying and running solutions in Azure. Just head over to to register for your free Azure Account. This will provide you with $260 of credit for first 30 days, 12 months of popular free services and more than 25 services that are always free.

Then head over to to download all the free Developer Tools, SDK's and command-line utilities you need.

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