Microsoft Azure AI: A Beginner's Guide: Explore Azure Applied AI Services, Azure Cognitive Services and Azure Machine Learning with Practical Illustrations

  • 2h 7m
  • Mohammed Athaulla
  • BPB Publications
  • 2022

Explore Azure AI Platform


  • Easy-to-follow tutorial for getting started with the Azure AI platform.
  • Integrated platform for developing, deploying, and managing AI apps.
  • Includes real-world scenarios and use-cases to fully explore Azure AI Platform.

Microsoft Azure AI A Beginner's Guide explains the fundamentals of Azure AI and some more advanced topics. The sole objective of the book is to provide hands-on experience working with the various services, APIs, and tools available in the Azure AI Platform. This book begins by discussing the fundamentals of the Azure AI platform and the essential principles behind the Azure AI ecosystem and services. Readers will become familiar with the essential services, use cases, and examples provided by Azure AI Platform and Services, including Azure Cognitive Services, Azure Computer Vision, Azure Applied AI Services, and Azure Machine Learning.

The author focuses on teaching how to utilize Azure Cognitive services to construct intelligent apps, including Image Processing, Object Detection, Text Recognition, OCR, Spatial Analysis, and Face Recognition using Computer Vision. Readers can investigate Azure Applied AI Services, including Form Recognizer, Metrics Advisor, Cognitive Search, Immersive Reader, Video Analyzer, and Azure Bot Service. Bot Framework and the Bot Framework Emulator will be explored in further detail, and how they can be used in AI applications to improve their conversational user interfaces. With Azure Machine Learning Studio, you will also learn to incorporate machine learning into your enterprise-level applications.


  • Get familiar with Azure AI Platform and the cognitive capabilities of Azure.
  • Learn to create apps that can process photos, detect faces, and detect objects.
  • Utilize OCR, handwriting recognition, and spatial analysis in your development.
  • Learn about Azure AI services like Form Recognizer, Metrics Advisor, Cognitive Search, Azure Immersive Reader, and Video Analyzer.
  • Try out several NLP applications with the Azure BOT framework.


This book teaches AI developers, machine learning engineers, .NET developers, and architects how to swiftly develop intelligent applications utilizing the Azure AI Platform. Knowledge of.NET or.NET Core is strongly advised to get the most out of the book.

About the Author

Mohammed Athaulla is a Lead developer at Wipro Technologies with more than 10 years of experience in Microsoft technologies. He has hands-on experience in development and customization of software applications using various technologies such as Azure, core MVC, Web API, Angular, JavaScript, SQL Server etc. He led the development of a large AI based solution.

In this Book

  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Azure AI Platform and Services
  • Azure Computer Vision - Image Analysis, Processing, Object Detection
  • Computer Vision - Optical Character Recognition, Face API, and Spatial Analysis
  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Azure Applied AI Services
  • Bots - A Brief Introduction
  • Infusing ML in Custom Applications Using ML.NET
  • Using Azure ML Studio


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