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Published: June 2016|67 pages

Microsoft Platform and Tools for Mobile App Development

Cesar de la Torre and Simon Calvert

Microsoft Platform and Tools for Mobile App Development
Published: June 2016|67 pages

Microsoft Platform and Tools for Mobile App Development

Cesar de la Torre and Simon Calvert

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Understanding and creating a mobile app development strategy is an important process for today’s development decision-makers opening up new business opportunities or empowering employees to be more productive with new capabilities. Microsoft defines an end-to-end platform for the agile creation of mobile apps that can target any platform (iOS, Android, or Windows), provides easy consumption of services in the cloud or on-premises, spans the requirements for consumer or employee scenarios, offers development teams DevOps tools to improve quality and to achieve faster time to market, and allows for integration with existing enterprise systems. This ebook outlines that end-to-end platform for organizations selecting technologies and tools for a mobile application development platform and for rapid mobile application development. It also describes the core decision factors that organizations should consider, and it outlines the technical capabilities available within Microsoft solutions and products.

Published: June 2016|161 pages

Microsoft Azure Essentials Migrating SQL Server Databases to Azure

Carl Rabeler

Microsoft Azure Essentials Migrating SQL Server Databases to Azure
Published: June 2016|161 pages

Microsoft Azure Essentials Migrating SQL Server Databases to Azure

Carl Rabeler

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Part of the “Microsoft Azure Essentials” series, this ebook helps SQL Server database users understand Microsoft’s offering for SQL Server in Azure. Learn how SQL Server in Azure is similar to SQL Server in an on-premises environment, and how they are different. The author, a content lead for Azure.com, walks you through the steps of getting started with SQL Server in an Azure virtual machine and with Azure SQL Database. Follow the numerous screenshots to create a trial subscription, create SQL Server in an Azure virtual machine, create an Azure SQL Database, migrate an on-premises database to each Azure environment, create users, back up and restore data, and archive data.

Published: May 2016|113 pages

Planning and Preparing for Microsoft SharePoint Hybrid

Jeremy Taylor

Planning and Preparing for Microsoft SharePoint Hybrid
Published: May 2016|113 pages

Planning and Preparing for Microsoft SharePoint Hybrid

Jeremy Taylor

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This book is part of a series to provide readers from all over the world with a guide on how to connect SharePoint on-premises to Microsoft's cloud services. You will gain insight into planning, architecture, configuration, and management of SharePoint hybrid. This book covers foundational topics with which you will learn more about Office 365 and Microsoft Azure, architecture planning, platform hygiene and preparation, directory synchronization, and how to configure a seamless single sign-on experience for users.

Published: May 2016|165 pages

Windows 10 IT Pro Essentials: Top 10 Tools

Ed Bott

Windows 10 IT Pro Essentials: Top 10 Tools
Published: May 2016|165 pages

Windows 10 IT Pro Essentials: Top 10 Tools

Ed Bott

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Dive in to Windows 10 with award-winning journalist and Windows Expert Ed Bott in this highly curated free eBook covering the top apps, accessories, and utilities included in the box with Windows 10.
The sheer volume of Windows programs and accessories says a lot about the power and complexity of Windows—a fact that every IT pro knows from firsthand experience. There’s a tool for nearly every task, and a large part of the process of becoming a Windows expert is knowing how to find the appropriate one when you need it.
This eBook contains descriptions and hands-on advice to help IT Pros work faster and smarter. Some of these tools are for everybody—end users and experts alike—whereas some are strictly for professionals. A few are so specialized that you’ll only need them once in a blue moon. Collectively, though, they make up a toolbox that can save you (and your company) time and money.

Published: February 2016|95 pages

Deploying Windows 10: Automating deployment by using System Center Configuration Manager

Andre Della Monica, Russ Rimmerman, Alessandro Cesarini, and Victor Silveira

Deploying Windows 10: Automating deployment by using System Center Configuration Manager
Published: February 2016|95 pages

Deploying Windows 10: Automating deployment by using System Center Configuration Manager

Andre Della Monica, Russ Rimmerman, Alessandro Cesarini, and Victor Silveira

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Get a head start deploying Windows 10—with tips and best practices from experts in the field. This guide shows you how to deploy Windows 10 in an automated way without impacting end users by leveraging System Center Configuration Manager, which is the most used product to deploy Microsoft operating systems in the industry today.

Published: July 2015|208 pages

Microsoft System Center Building a Virtualized Network Solution, Second Edition

Nigel Cain, Michel Luescher, Damian Flynn, and Alvin Morales; Series Editor: Mitch Tulloch

Microsoft Azure Essentials: Azure Web Apps for Developers
Published: July 2015|208 pages

Microsoft System Center Building a Virtualized Network Solution, Second Edition

Nigel Cain, Michel Luescher, Damian Flynn, and Alvin Morales; Series Editor: Mitch Tulloch

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Part of a series of specialized guides on System Center, this book is specifically designed for architects and cloud fabric administrators who want to understand what decisions to make during the design process and the implications of those decisions, what constitutes best practice, and, ultimately, what to do to build out a virtualized network solution that meets today's business requirements while also providing a platform for future growth and expansion. This second edition includes coverage of the Hyper-V Network Virtualization gateway, designing a solution that extends an on-premises virtualized network solution to an external (hosted) environment, details of how to troubleshoot and diagnose some of the key connectivity challenges, and a look at the Cloud Platform System (CPS) and some of the key considerations that went into designing and building the network architecture and solution for that environment.

Published: June 2015|123 pages

Microsoft Azure Essentials: Azure Web Apps for Developers

Rick Rainey

Microsoft Azure Essentials: Azure Web Apps for Developers
Published: June 2015|115 pages

Microsoft Azure Essentials: Azure Web Apps for Developers

Rick Rainey

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The “Microsoft Azure Essentials” series helps you advance your technical skills with Microsoft Azure. “Microsoft Azure Essentials: Azure Web Apps for Developers” focuses on providing essential information about developing web applications hosted on Azure Web Apps. It is written with the developer who has experience using Visual Studio and the .NET Framework in mind. If Azure Web Apps is new to you, this book is for you. If you have experience developing for Azure Web Apps, this book is for you, too, because there are features and tools discussed in this text that are new to the platform.

Published: June 2015|112 pages

Microsoft System Center Data Protection for the Hybrid Cloud

Shreesh Dubey, Vijay Tandra Sistla, Shivam Garg, and Aashish Ramdas; Mitch Tulloch, Series Editor

Microsoft System Center Data Protection for the Hybrid Cloud
Published: June 2015|112 pages

Microsoft System Center Data Protection for the Hybrid Cloud

Shreesh Dubey, Vijay Tandra Sistla, Shivam Garg, and Aashish Ramdas; Mitch Tulloch, Series Editor

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Part of a series of specialized guides on System Center, this book helps you optimize your System Center Data Protection Manager environment. It focuses on best practices, design concepts, how-to procedures, and in-depth technical troubleshooting.

Published: February 2016|202 pages

Introducing Windows 10 for IT Professionals, Technical Overview

Ed Bott

Introducing Windows 10 for IT Professionals, Technical Overview
Published: February 2016|202 pages

Introducing Windows 10 for IT Professionals, Technical Overview

Ed Bott

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This guide, by award-winning journalist and Windows expert Ed Bott, introduces new Windows 10 features and capabilities, providing a practical, high-level overview for IT professionals ready to begin deployment planning now. This edition was written after the release of Windows 10 version 1511 in November 2015 and includes all of its enterprise-focused features. The goal of this book is to help you sort out what’s new in Windows 10, with a special emphasis on features that are different from the Windows versions you and your organization are using today, starting with an overview of the operating system, describing the many changes to the user experience, and diving deep into deployment and management tools where it’s necessary.

Published: April 2015|237 pages

Microsoft Azure Essentials: Azure Machine Learning

Jeff Barnes

Microsoft Azure Essentials: Azure Machine Learning
Published: April 2015|237 pages

Microsoft Azure Essentials: Azure Machine Learning

Jeff Barnes

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This third ebook in the “Microsoft Azure Essentials” series introduces Microsoft Azure Machine Learning, a service that a developer can use to build predictive analytics models (using training datasets from a variety of data sources) and then easily deploy those models for consumption as cloud web services. The ebook presents an overview of modern data science theory and principles, the associated workflow, and then covers some of the more common machine learning algorithms in use today.

Published: April 2015|128 pages

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager Field Experience

Danny Hermans, Uwe Stürtz, Mihai Sarbulescu; Mitch Tulloch, Series Editor

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager Field Experience
Published: April 2015|128 pages

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager Field Experience

Danny Hermans, Uwe Stürtz, Mihai Sarbulescu; Mitch Tulloch, Series Editor

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Learn how to enhance your Operations Manager environment and better understand the inner workings of the product – even if you are a seasoned Operations Manager administrator. If you are responsible for designing, configuring, implementing, or managing a Microsoft System Center Operations Manager environment, this ebook is for you.

Published: April 2015|112 pages

Microsoft Azure Essentials: Azure Automation

Michael McKeown

Microsoft Azure Essentials: Azure Automation
Published: April 2015|112 pages

Microsoft Azure Essentials: Azure Automation

Michael McKeown

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The “Microsoft Azure Essentials” series helps you advance your technical skills with Microsoft Azure. “Microsoft Azure Essentials: Azure Automation” will help IT pros and Windows PowerShell developers understand the core concepts around Azure Automation. Using a highly scalable workflow execution environment, Azure Automation allows you to orchestrate frequent deployment and life cycle management tasks using runbooks based on Windows PowerShell Workflow functionality.

Published: March 2016|1187 pages

Creating Mobile Apps with Xamarin.Forms

Charles Petzold

Creating Mobile Apps with Xamarin.Forms
Published: March 2016|1187 pages

Creating Mobile Apps with Xamarin.Forms

Charles Petzold

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Written by legendary author Charles Petzold, this 1200-page ebook is a deep dive for C# programmers who want to write applications using a single code base that targets the three most popular mobile platforms: iOS, Android, and Windows, encompassing the Universal Windows Platform and Windows Phone. Produced by Xamarin and Microsoft Press.

Published: November 2013|242 pages

Introducing Windows Server 2012 R2

Mitch Tulloch

Introducing Windows Server 2012 R2
Published: November 2013|242 pages

Introducing Windows Server 2012 R2

Mitch Tulloch

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Get a head start evaluating Windows Server 2012 R2—with technical insights from a Microsoft MVP and members of the Windows Server product team. Based on final Windows Server 2012 R2 release-to-manufacturing (RTM) software, this guide introduces new features and capabilities, with scenario-based advice on how the platform can meet the needs of your business. Get the high-level overview you need to begin preparing your deployment now.

Published: September 2016|246 pages

Microsoft Azure Essentials: Fundamentals of Azure, Second Edition

Michael S. Collier and Robin E. Shahan

Microsoft Azure Essentials: Fundamentals of Azure, Second Edition
Published: September 2016|246 pages

Microsoft Azure Essentials: Fundamentals of Azure, Second Edition

Michael S. Collier and Robin E. Shahan

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The “Microsoft Azure Essentials” series helps you advance your technical skills with Microsoft Azure. This book covers the fundamentals of Azure you need to start developing solutions right away. It concentrates on the features of the Azure platform that you are most likely to need to know rather than on every feature and service available on the platform. This book also provides several walkthroughs you can follow to learn how to create VMs and virtual networks, websites and storage accounts, and so on. In many cases, real-world tips are included to help you get the most out of your Azure experience. In addition to its coverage of core Azure services, the book discusses common tools useful in creating and managing Azure-based solutions.

Published: July 2014|198 pages

Building Cloud Apps with Microsoft Azure

Scott Guthrie, Mark Simms, Tom Dykstra, Rick Anderson, and Mike Wasson

Building Cloud Apps with Microsoft Azure
Published: July 2014|198 pages

Building Cloud Apps with Microsoft Azure

Scott Guthrie, Mark Simms, Tom Dykstra, Rick Anderson, and Mike Wasson

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This ebook walks you through a patterns-based approach to building real-world cloud solutions. The patterns apply to the development process as well as to architecture and coding practices. The content is based on a presentation developed by Scott Guthrie and delivered by him at the Norwegian Developers Conference (NDC) in June of 2013 (part 1, part 2), and at Microsoft Tech Ed Australia in September 2013 (part 1, part 2). Many others updated and augmented the content while transitioning it from video to written form.

Published: May 2014|130 pages

Introducing Microsoft Azure HDInsight

Avkash Chauhan, Valentine Fontama, Michele Hart, Wee Hyong Tok, and Buck Woody

Introducing Microsoft Azure HDInsight
Published: May 2014|130 pages

Introducing Microsoft Azure HDInsight

Avkash Chauhan, Valentine Fontama, Michele Hart, Wee Hyong Tok, and Buck Woody

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In Introducing Microsoft Azure HDInsight, we cover what big data really means, how you can use it to your advantage in your company or organization, and one of the services you can use to do that quickly—specifically, Microsoft’s HDInsight service. We start with an overview of big data and Hadoop, but we don’t emphasize only concepts in this book—we want you to jump in and get your hands dirty working with HDInsight in a practical way.

Published: October 2013|142 pages

Introducing Windows Azure for IT Professionals

Mitch Tulloch with the Windows Azure Team

Introducing Windows Azure for IT Professionals
Published: October 2013|142 pages

Introducing Windows Azure for IT Professionals

Mitch Tulloch with the Windows Azure Team

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Get a high-level overview of Windows Azure—and get a running start with this flexible cloud platform. Designed for IT professionals, this guide introduces core features and functionality, with technical insights and advice from a Microsoft MVP and members of the Windows Azure team. Topics include Windows Azure solutions, Compute services, Network services, Data services, and App services.

Published: July 2013|120 pages

Rethinking Enterprise Storage: A Hybrid Cloud Model

Marc Farley

Rethinking Enterprise Storage: A Hybrid Cloud Model
Published: July 2013|120 pages

Rethinking Enterprise Storage: A Hybrid Cloud Model

Marc Farley

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Discover how a hybrid cloud model—combining cloud storage services with traditional on-premise storage—can solve multiple storage challenges cost-effectively, all under a single data management system. Focusing on the Microsoft hybrid cloud storage solution, this book offers concise insights on technical, strategic, and practical considerations—so you can begin evaluating potential benefits to your organization.

Published: October 2013|140 pages

Introducing Windows 8.1 for IT Professionals

Ed Bott

Introducing Windows 8.1 for IT Professionals
Published: October 2013|140 pages

Introducing Windows 8.1 for IT Professionals

Ed Bott

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Get a head start evaluating Windows 8.1—with early technical insights from award-winning journalist and Windows expert Ed Bott. This guide introduces new features and capabilities, providing a practical, high-level overview for IT professionals ready to begin deployment planning now.

Published: April 2014|1,311 pages

Programming Windows Store Apps with HTML, CSS and JavaScript

Kraig Brockschmidt

Programming Windows Store Apps with HTML, CSS and JavaScript
Published: April 2014|1,311 pages

Programming Windows Store Apps with HTML, CSS and JavaScript

Kraig Brockschmidt

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Microsoft Press is pleased to offer the second edition of Kraig Brockschmidt’s in-depth ebook on writing Windows Store apps using HTML, CSS3, and JavaScript on the Windows 8.1 platform. The ebook includes 20 chapters and 4 appendices. We’re delighted to welcome you into a world of Windows Reimagined!

Published: November 2013|

.NET Technology Guide for Business Applications

Cesar de la Torre and David Carmona

.NET Technology Guide for Business Applications
Published: November 2013|70 pages

.NET Technology Guide for Business Applications

Cesar de la Torre and David Carmona

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This guide will help you select the right Microsoft development technologies and approaches for your custom .NET application development, depending on the priorities you have for your application and business domain. It is targeted to decision makers, software architects, development leads, and developers who are involved in selecting which technologies to use for their applications and projects, and specifically covers custom enterprise application development, although independent software vendors (ISVs) might also find the information and recommendations useful.

Published: July 2016|189 pages

Introducing Microsoft Power BI

Alberto Ferrari and Marco Russo

Introducing Microsoft Power BI
Published: July 2016|189 pages

Introducing Microsoft Power BI

Alberto Ferrari and Marco Russo

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Get started quickly with Microsoft Power BI! Experts Alberto Ferrari and Marco Russo will help you bring your data to life, transforming your company’s data into rich visuals for you to collect and organize, allowing you to focus on what matters most to you. Stay in the know, spot trends as they happen, and push your business to new limits. This ebook introduces Microsoft Power BI basics through a practical, scenario-based guided tour of the tool, showing you how to build analytical solutions using Power BI. Get an overview of Power BI, or dig deeper and follow along on your PC using the book's examples.

Published: March 2015|236 pages

Microsoft System Center Deploying Hyper-V with Software-Defined Storage & Networking

Microsoft TechNet and the Cloud Platform Team; Series Editor: Mitch Tulloch

Microsoft System Center Deploying Hyper-V with Software-Defined Storage & Networking
Published: March 2015|236 pages

Microsoft System Center Deploying Hyper-V with Software-Defined Storage & Networking

Microsoft TechNet and the Cloud Platform Team; Series Editor: Mitch Tulloch

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This ebook covers a variety of aspects that make up the foundation of the software-defined datacenter: virtualization, storage, and networking. By the end, you will have a fully operational, small-scale configuration that will enable you to proceed with evaluation of your own key workloads, experiment with additional features and capabilities, and continue to build your knowledge.

Published: March 2015|160 pages

Microsoft System Center Software Update Management Field Experience

Andre Della Monica, Chris Shilt, Russ Rimmerman, and Rushi Faldu; Series Editor: Mitch Tulloch

Microsoft System Center Software Update Management Field Experience
Published: March 2015|160 pages

Microsoft System Center Software Update Management Field Experience

Andre Della Monica, Chris Shilt, Russ Rimmerman, and Rushi Faldu; Series Editor: Mitch Tulloch

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This ebook addresses some of the gaps and pain points you might encounter when implementing, administering, and troubleshooting Software Updates using Configuration Manager 2012 R2. The advice is based on the authors’ experiences working as Premier Field Engineers and Microsoft Consultants in customer environments on a daily basis. Enjoy this book and the shared experiences from the field.

Published: December 2014|112 pages

Microsoft System Center Introduction to Microsoft Automation Solutions

Rob Costello, Richard Maunsell; Mitch Tulloch, Series Editor

Microsoft System Center Introduction to Microsoft Automation Solutions
Published: December 2014|112 pages

Microsoft System Center Introduction to Microsoft Automation Solutions

Rob Costello, Richard Maunsell; Mitch Tulloch, Series Editor

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Get advice from experts in the field on how to use Microsoft automation solutions! This free ebook introduces you to two Microsoft Automation solutions: Azure Automation and Service Management Automation. It explores both of these tools and how they can be used to meet the automation needs of your Microsoft Azure cloud solutions or your enterprise datacenter environments.

Published: July 2016|125 pages

Windows 10 IT Pro Essentials Support Secrets

Ed Bott

Windows 10 IT Pro Essentials Support Secrets
Published: July 2016|125 pages

Windows 10 IT Pro Essentials Support Secrets

Ed Bott

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Dive in to Windows 10 with award-winning journalist and Windows Expert Ed Bott in this highly curated free eBook of essential Windows 10 support secrets. Whether you’re training a classroom full of office workers or working one on one with a harried small business owner, your first challenge in introducing Windows 10 is helping each user get comfortable with new ways of doing familiar tasks. The amount of change can be overwhelming, especially for nontechnical users who’ve grown accustomed to Windows 7 after years of everyday use. This book is for anyone who trains people to use Windows 10, including IT pros and those brave souls who staff the help desk in corporations. Most of all, it includes the incredibly large population of people who have earned a reputation for being “the person who knows Windows.”

Published: July 2016|192 pages

Configuring Microsoft SharePoint Hybrid Capabilities

Jeremy Taylor, Neil Hodgkinson, and Manas Biswas

Configuring Microsoft SharePoint Hybrid Capabilities
Published: July 2016|192 pages

Configuring Microsoft SharePoint Hybrid Capabilities

Jeremy Taylor, Neil Hodgkinson, and Manas Biswas

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Microsoft SharePoint hybrid consists of a growing list of advanced hybrid solutions that empowers organizations to consume benefits of the cloud and maintain their on-premises investments. This book is the second in a series of SharePoint hybrid books in which we show you how to configure, troubleshoot, and manage a SharePoint hybrid environment. As you move toward configuring a SharePoint hybrid environment, you will soon realize the need for a go-to manual to ensure a successful implementation. This book does exactly that! It contains step-by-step instructions to help you with configuring and managing SharePoint hybrid. Although, it is aimed primarily for a technical audience, it also addresses business benefits that you might need to present to your management. This book covers configuring these SharePoint hybrid capabilities in detail, along with scenario-based troubleshooting and recommended practices.

Published: November 2014|112 pages

Microsoft System Center Extending Operations Manager Reporting

George Wallace, Chris Jones, Bill May, and Fred Lee; Series editor: Mitch Tulloch

Microsoft System Center Extending Operations Manager Reporting
Published: November 2014|112 pages

Microsoft System Center Extending Operations Manager Reporting

George Wallace, Chris Jones, Bill May, and Fred Lee; Series editor: Mitch Tulloch

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This free ebook dives into how to extend the reporting capabilities within System Center Operations Manager. By using this information, Operations Manager administrations will have a more comprehensive approach to providing custom reports tailored to their environments. Learn how to create these custom reports and package them up in management packs for deployment.

Published: April 2014|80 pages

Microsoft System Center: Integrated Cloud Platform

David Ziembicki and Mitch Tulloch, Series Editor

Microsoft System Center: Integrated Cloud Platform
Published: April 2014|80 pages

Microsoft System Center: Integrated Cloud Platform

David Ziembicki and Mitch Tulloch, Series Editor

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This book is organized by cloud type and begins with a short overview of the Cloud OS strategy from Microsoft and a high-level hybrid cloud architecture. It also covers the design and deployment of private cloud solutions using Windows and System Center to deliver the software-defined datacenter where storage, network, compute, and management are all virtualized and delivered by the Microsoft platform.

Published: March 2014|94 pages

Microsoft System Center: Network Virtualization and Cloud Computing

Mitch Tulloch with Nader Benmessaoud, CJ Williams, Uma Mahesh Mudigonda

Microsoft System Center: Network Virtualization and Cloud Computing
Published: March 2014|94 pages

Microsoft System Center: Network Virtualization and Cloud Computing

Mitch Tulloch with Nader Benmessaoud, CJ Williams, Uma Mahesh Mudigonda

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This brief book identifies some key usage and deployment scenarios for cloud computing to provide some deep technical background on the Microsoft SDN solution, enabling IT professionals to quickly learn the internals of HNV, how it works from end to end, and where and how it should be used.

Published: January 2014|180 pages

Introducing Microsoft System Center 2012 R2

Mitch Tulloch with Symon Perriman and the System Center team

Introducing Microsoft System Center 2012 R2
Published: January 2014|180 pages

Introducing Microsoft System Center 2012 R2

Mitch Tulloch with Symon Perriman and the System Center team

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Get a high-level overview of System Center 2012 R2—and get a running start transforming your datacenter and cloud-optimizing your business. This guide introduces core features and functionality, with technical advice and under-the-hood insights from a Microsoft MVP and members of the System Center team at Microsoft.

Published: September 2013|186 pages

Microsoft System Center: Designing Orchestrator Runbooks

David Ziembicki, Aaron Cushner, Andreas Rynes and series editor Mitch Tulloch

Microsoft System Center: Designing Orchestrator Runbooks
Published: September 2013|186 pages

Microsoft System Center: Designing Orchestrator Runbooks

David Ziembicki, Aaron Cushner, Andreas Rynes and series editor Mitch Tulloch

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Part of a series of specialized guides on System Center—this book delivers a focused drilldown on designing Orchestrator runbooks for workflow management solutions. Written by experts on the System Center team and with Microsoft MVP Mitch Tulloch as series editor, these titles provide concise technical guidance as they step you through key design concepts, criteria, and tasks.

Published: September 2013|92 pages

Microsoft System Center: Configuration Manager Field Experience

Rushi Faldu, Manish Raval, Brandon Linton, Kaushal Pandey and series editor Mitch Tulloch

Microsoft System Center: Configuration Manager Field Experience
Published: September 2013|92 pages

Microsoft System Center: Configuration Manager Field Experience

Rushi Faldu, Manish Raval, Brandon Linton, Kaushal Pandey and series editor Mitch Tulloch

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Part of a series of specialized guides on System Center—this book delivers a focused drilldown on using Configuration Manager for queries and custom reporting, with scenario-based guidance for deployment success. Written by experts on the Microsoft System Center team and with Microsoft MVP Mitch Tulloch as series editor, this title provides concise, from-the-field guidance as you step through key concepts and tasks.

Published: November 2013|118 pages

Microsoft System Center: Cloud Management with App Controller

Yung Chou, Keith Mayer, and series editor Mitch Tulloch

Microsoft System Center: Cloud Management with App Controller
Published: November 2013|118 pages

Microsoft System Center: Cloud Management with App Controller

Yung Chou, Keith Mayer, and series editor Mitch Tulloch

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Part of a series of specialized guides on System Center—this book focuses on core tasks for App Controller to implement and manage hybrid cloud solutions. Written by experts on the Microsoft System Center team and with Microsoft MVP Mitch Tulloch as series editor, this title delivers concise technical guidance as you step through key concepts, processes, and tasks.

Published: November 2013|108 pages

Microsoft System Center: Troubleshooting Configuration Manager

Rushi Faldu, Manoj Kumar Pal, Andre Della Monica, Kaushal Pandey, and series editor Mitch Tulloch

Microsoft System Center: Troubleshooting Configuration Manager
Published: November 2013|108 pages

Microsoft System Center: Troubleshooting Configuration Manager

Rushi Faldu, Manoj Kumar Pal, Andre Della Monica, Kaushal Pandey, and series editor Mitch Tulloch

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Part of a series of specialized guides on System Center—this book addresses the most common pain points for Configuration Manager administrators, providing insider and from-the-field insights to help you succeed. Written by experts on the Microsoft System Center team and with Microsoft MVP Mitch Tulloch as series editor, this title delivers concise technical guidance as you step through key concepts and tasks.

Published: December 2013|96 pages

Microsoft System Center: Optimizing Service Manager

Thomas Ellermann, Kathleen Wilson, Karsten Nielsen, John Clark, and series editor Mitch Tulloch

Microsoft System Center: Optimizing Service Manager
Published: December 2013|96 pages

Microsoft System Center: Optimizing Service Manager

Thomas Ellermann, Kathleen Wilson, Karsten Nielsen, John Clark, and series editor Mitch Tulloch

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Part of a series of specialized guides on System Center—this book provides a framework for planning and delivering a successful Service Manager project. Written by experts on the Microsoft System Center team and with Microsoft MVP Mitch Tulloch as series editor, this title delivers concise guidance, from-the-field insights, and best practices for optimizing and maintaining your Service Manager environment.

Published: April 2014|125 pages

Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2014

Ross Mistry and Stacia Misner

Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2014
Published: April 2014|125 pages

Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2014

Ross Mistry and Stacia Misner

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In this book, the authors explain how SQL Server 2014 incorporates in-memory technology to boost performance in online transactional processing (OLTP) and data-warehouse solutions. They also describe how it eases the transition from on-premises solutions to the cloud with added support for hybrid environments.

Published: April 2015|154 pages

Managing Agile Open-Source Software Projects with Microsoft Visual Studio Online

Brian Blackman, Gordon Beeming, Michael Fourie, and Willy-Peter Schaub

Managing Agile Open-Source Software Projects with Microsoft Visual Studio Online
Published: April 2015|154 pages

Managing Agile Open-Source Software Projects with Microsoft Visual Studio Online

Brian Blackman, Gordon Beeming, Michael Fourie, and Willy-Peter Schaub

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With this ebook, the ALM Rangers share their best practices in managing solution requirements and shipping solutions in an agile environment, an environment where transparency, simplicity, and trust prevail. The ebook is for Agile development teams and their Scrum Masters who want to explore and learn from the authors’ “dogfooding” experiences and their continuous adaptation of software requirements management.

Published: June 2016|214 pages

Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2016: Mission-Critical Applications, Deeper Insights, Hyperscale Cloud

Stacia Varga, Denny Cherry, and Joseph D’Antoni

Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2016: Mission-Critical Applications, Deeper Insights, Hyperscale Cloud, Preview 2
Published: June 2016|214 pages

Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2016: Mission-Critical Applications, Deeper Insights, Hyperscale Cloud

Stacia Varga, Denny Cherry, and Joseph D’Antoni

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With Microsoft SQL Server 2016, a variety of new features and enhancements to the data platform deliver breakthrough performance, advanced security, and richer, integrated reporting and analytics capabilities. In this ebook, we introduce new security features: Always Encrypted, Row-Level Security, and dynamic data masking; discuss enhancements that enable you to better manage performance and storage: TemDB configuration, query store, and Stretch Database; review several improvements to Reporting Services; and also describe AlwaysOn Availability Groups, tabular enhancements, and R integration.

Published: January 2016|110 pages

Enterprise Cloud Strategy

Barry Briggs and Eduardo Kassner

Enterprise Cloud Strategy
Published: January 2016|110 pages

Enterprise Cloud Strategy

Barry Briggs and Eduardo Kassner

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Lead the journey to the cloud and drive innovation! Discover what makes the cloud so compelling to enterprises; with which applications you should start your cloud journey; how your organization will change, and how skill sets will evolve; how to measure progress; how to think about security, compliance, and business buy-in; and how to exploit the ever-growing feature set that the cloud offers to gain strategic and competitive advantage.

Published: May 2006|348 pages

The Security Development Lifecycle

Michael Howard and Steve Lipner

The Security Development Lifecycle
Published: May 2006|348 pages

The Security Development Lifecycle

Michael Howard and Steve Lipner

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Microsoft’s Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) is a software development process that helps developers build more secure software and address security compliance requirements while reducing development costs. This ebook, first published in 2006, was Microsoft’s first description of the SDL, and although this ebook isn’t an absolutely up-to-date description of the SDL—you can find that here—it is still full of useful information, including descriptions of many of the SDL’s core practices: threat modeling, banned functionality, fuzz testing, bug bars, correct cryptographic design, and more.

Published: September 2016|435 pages

Introducing Windows Server 2016

John McCabe

Introducing Windows Server 2016
Published: September 2016|435 pages

Introducing Windows Server 2016

John McCabe

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Windows Server has powered a generation of organizations, from small businesses to large enterprises. No matter what your area of expertise, this book will introduce you to the latest developments in Windows Server 2016. Each chapter has been written by either field experts or members of the product group, giving you the latest information on every improvement or new feature that is included in this version of Windows Server.

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