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Practical Microsoft Azure IaaS
Practical Microsoft Azure IaaS

Adopt Azure IaaS and migrate your on-premise infrastructure partially or fully to Azure. This book provides practical solutions by following Microsoft's design and best practice guidelines for building highly available, scalable, and secure solution stacks using Microsoft Azure IaaS. The author starts by giving an overview of Azure IaaS and its components: you'll see the new aspects of Azure Resource Manager, storage in IaaS, and Azure networking. As such, you'll cover design considerations for migration and implementation of infrastructure services, giving you practical skills to apply to your own projects. The next part of the book takes you through the different components of Azure IaaS that need to be included in a resilient architecture and how to set up a highly available infrastructure in Azure. The author focuses on the tools available for Azure IaaS automated provisioning and the different performance monitoring and fine-tuning options available for the platform. ...
Cloud Data Design, Orchestration, and Management Using Microsoft Azure
Cloud Data Design, Orchestration, and Management Using Microsoft Azure

Use Microsoft Azure to optimally design your data solutions and save time and money. Scenarios are presented covering analysis, design, integration, monitoring, and derivatives. This book is about data and provides you with a wide range of possibilities to implement a data solution on Azure, from hybrid cloud to PaaS services. Migration from existing solutions is presented in detail. Alternatives and their scope are discussed. Five of six chapters explore PaaS, while one focuses on SQL Server features for cloud and relates to hybrid cloud and IaaS functionalities. Know the Azure services useful to implement a data solution; Match the products/services used to your specific needs; Fit relational databases efficiently into data design; Understand how to work with any type of data using Azure hybrid and public cloud features; Use non-relational alternatives to solve even complex requirements; Orchestrate data movement using Azure services; Approach analysis and manipulation a ...
Introducing Microsoft Teams
Introducing Microsoft Teams

Gain industry best practices from planning to implementing Microsoft Teams and learn how to enable, configure, and integrate user provisioning, management, and monitoring. This book also covers troubleshooting Teams with step-by-step instructions and examples. Introducing Microsoft Teams gives you the comprehensive coverage you need to creatively utilize Microsoft Teams services. The author starts by giving an introduction to Microsoft Teams and its architecture followed by optimizing the Teams experience where he describes how organizations can prepare for Teams and enhance existing services. He further shows you how to manage and control the Microsoft Teams experience along with its capabilities and enhancements. You'll learn how to migrate from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams with a step-by-step tutorial. Finally, you'll get to grips with Teams troubleshooting and best practices. This book has detailed coverage that helps you exp ...
Introductory Relational Database Design for Business
Introductory Relational Database Design for Business

Relational databases represent one of the most enduring and pervasive forms of information technology. Yet most texts covering relational database design assume an extensive, sophisticated computer science background. There are texts on relational database software tools like Microsoft Access that assume less background, but they focus primarily on details of the user interface, with inadequate coverage of the underlying design issues of how to structure databases. Growing out of Professor Jonathan Eckstein's twenty years experience teaching courses on management information systems (MIS) at Rutgers Business School, this book fills this gap in the literature by providing a rigorous introduction to relational databases for readers without prior computer science or programming experience. Relational Database Design for Business, with Microsoft Access helps readers to quickly develop a thorough, practical understanding of relational database design. It takes a step-by-ste ...
Introducing Microsoft Flow
Introducing Microsoft Flow

Use Microsoft Flow in your business to improve productivity through automation with this step-by-step introductory text from a Microsoft Flow expert. You'll see the prerequisites to get started with this cloud-based service, including how to create a flow and how to use different connectors. Introducing Microsoft Flow takes you through connecting with SharePoint, creating approval flows, and using mobile apps. This vital information gives you a head-start when planning your Microsoft Flow implementation. The second half of the book continues with managing connections and gateways, where you'll cover the configuration, creation, and deletion of connectors and how to connect to a data gateway. The final topic is Flow administration and techniques to manage the environment. After reading this book, you will be able to create and manage Flow from desktop, laptop, or mobile devices and connect with multiple services such as SharePoint, Twitter, Facebook, an ...
Microsoft Visual C# Step by Step, 9th Edition
Microsoft Visual C# Step by Step, 9th Edition

Expand your expertise - and teach yourself the fundamentals of programming with the latest version of Visual C# with Visual Studio 2017. If you are an experienced software developer, you'll get all the guidance, exercises, and code you need to start building responsive, scalable, cloud-connected applications that can run almost anywhere. Discover how to: Quickly start creating Visual C# code and projects with Visual Studio 2017; Work with variables, operators, expressions, methods, and program flow; Build more robust apps with error, exception, and resource management; Spot problems fast with the Visual Studio debugger; Make the most of improvements to C# methods, parameters, and switch statements; Master the C# object model, and create your own functional data structures; Leverage advanced properties, indexers, generics, and collection classes; Create Windows 10 apps that share data, collaborate, and use cloud services; Integrate Cortana to voice-enable your applications; Perform c ...
Programming Microsoft Azure Service Fabric, 2nd Edition
Programming Microsoft Azure Service Fabric, 2nd Edition

This book combines a comprehensive guide to success with Microsoft Azure Service Fabric and a practical catalog of design patterns and best practices for microservices design, implementation, and operation. Haishi Bai brings together all the information you'll need to deliver scalable and reliable distributed microservices applications on Service Fabric. He thoroughly covers the crucial DevOps aspects of utilizing Service Fabric, reviews its interactions with key cloud-based services, and introduces essential service integration mechanisms such as messaging systems and reactive systems. Leading Microsoft Azure expert Haishi Bai shows how to: Set up your Service Fabric development environment; Program and deploy Service Fabric applications to a local or a cloud-based cluster; Compare and use stateful services, stateless services, and the actor model; Design Service Fabric applications to maximize availability, reliability, and scalability; Improve management efficiency ...
Microsoft Azure Security Center
Microsoft Azure Security Center

This book presents comprehensive Azure Security Center techniques for safeguarding cloud and hybrid environments. Leading Microsoft security and cloud experts Yuri Diogenes and Dr. Thomas Shinder show how to apply Azure Security Center's full spectrum of features and capabilities to address protection, detection, and response in key operational scenarios. You'll learn how to secure any Azure workload, and optimize virtually all facets of modern security, from policies and identity to incident response and risk management. Whatever your role in Azure security, you'll learn how to save hours, days, or even weeks by solving problems in most efficient, reliable ways possible. Two of Microsoft's leading cloud security experts show how to: Assess the impact of cloud and hybrid environments on security, compliance, operations, data protection, and risk management; Master a new security paradigm for a world without traditional perimeters; Gain visibility and control to secure compute ...
Exam Ref 70-779 Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Microsoft Excel
Exam Ref 70-779 Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Microsoft Excel

Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-779 - and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of Microsoft Excel data analysis and visualization. Designed for BI professionals, data analysts, and others who analyze business data with Excel, this Exam Ref focuses on the critical thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the MCSA level. Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives: Consume and transform data by using Microsoft Excel; Model data, from building and optimizing data models through creating performance KPIs, actual and target calculations, and hierarchies; Visualize data, including creating and managing PivotTables and PivotCharts, and interacting with PowerBI. This Microsoft Exam Ref: Organizes its coverage by exam objectives; Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge you; Assumes you have a strong understanding of how to use Microsoft Excel to perform data analysis. ...
Exam Ref 70-535 Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions
Exam Ref 70-535 Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions

Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-535 - and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of architecting complete cloud solutions on the Microsoft Azure platform. Designed for architects and other cloud professionals ready to advance their status, Exam Ref focuses on the critical thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the MCSA level. Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives: Design compute infrastructure; Design data implementation; Design networking implementation; Design security and identity solutions; Design solutions by using platform services; Design for operations. This Microsoft Exam Ref: Organizes its coverage by exam skills; Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge you; Includes DevOps and hybrid technologies and scenarios; Assumes you have experience building infrastructure and applications on the Microsoft Azure platform, and understand the services it offers. ...
Exam Ref 70-778 Analyzing and Visualizing Data by Using Microsoft Power BI
Exam Ref 70-778 Analyzing and Visualizing Data by Using Microsoft Power BI

Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-778 - and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of Power BI data analysis and visualization. Designed for experienced BI professionals and data analysts ready to advance their status, Exam Ref focuses on the critical thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the MCSA level. Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives: Consume and transform data by using Power BI Desktop; Model and visualize data; Configure dashboards, reports, and apps in the Power BI Service. This Microsoft Exam Ref: Organizes its coverage by exam objectives; Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge you; Assumes you have experience consuming and transforming data, modeling and visualizing data, and configuring dashboards using Excel and Power BI. ...
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