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Mastering Microsoft Power BI
Mastering Microsoft Power BI

This book is intended for business intelligence professionals responsible for the design and development of Power BI content as well as managers, architects and administrators who oversee Power BI projects and deployments. The chapters flow from the planning of a Power BI project through the development and distribution of content to the administration of Power BI for an organization. BI developers will learn how to create sustainable and impactful Power BI datasets, reports, and dashboards. This includes connecting to data sources, shaping and enhancing source data, and developing an analytical data model. Additionally, top report and dashboard design practices are described using features such as Bookmarks and the Power KPI visual. BI managers will learn how Power BI's tools work together such as with the On-premises data gateway and how content can be staged and securely distributed via Apps. Additionally, both the Power BI Report Server and Power BI Premium are reviewed. B ...
Deep Learning with Azure
Deep Learning with Azure

Get up-to-speed with Microsoft's AI Platform. Learn to innovate and accelerate with open and powerful tools and services that bring artificial intelligence to every data scientist and developer. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the new normal. Innovations in deep learning algorithms and hardware are happening at a rapid pace. It is no longer a question of should I build AI into my business, but more about where do I begin and how do I get started with AI? Written by expert data scientists at Microsoft Deep Learning with the Microsoft AI Platform helps you with the how-to of doing deep learning on Azure and leveraging deep learning to create innovative and intelligent solutions. Benefit from guidance on where to begin your AI adventure, and learn how the cloud provides you with all the tools, infrastructure, and services you need to do AI. Become familiar with the tools, infrastructure, and services available for deep learning on Microsoft Azure such as Azure ...
Beginning Office 365 Collaboration Apps
Beginning Office 365 Collaboration Apps

Start making the most of the latest collaboration tools in Office 365 - including SharePoint, OneDrive, Office 365 Groups, Office, Teams, Yammer, Planner, Stream, Forms, and Flow - and integrate them into your team's projects to boost productivity, engagement, innovation, and enjoyment at work. This book walks you through the features, teaching you how to choose the right tools for your situation. While technologies for collaboration are more advanced than ever before, there also are more of them. Beginning Office 365 Collaboration Apps will help you make sense of what is available and how it can help you and your team be more productive. Know the collaboration features available across Office 365, and how to choose the ones that are right for you and your colleagues in any given situation; Understand the software-as-a-service (SaaS) model and how it enables users to be more productive and effective; Discover how multi-device usability and real-time cloud synchronization can help ...
Mastering Microsoft Teams
Mastering Microsoft Teams

Do you need to learn how to use Microsoft Teams? Are you questioning how to drive user adoption, govern content, and manage access for your Teams deployment? Either way, Mastering Microsoft Teams is your one-stop-shop to learning everything you need to know to find success with Microsoft Teams. Microsoft's new chat-based collaboration software has many rich features that enable teams to be more efficient, and save valuable time and resources. However, as with all software, there is a learning curve and pitfalls that should be avoided. Begin by learning the core components and use cases for Teams. From there the authors guide you through ideas to create governance and adoption plans that make sense for your organization or customer. Wrap up with an understanding of features and services in progress, and a road map to the future of the product. Implement, use, and manage Microsoft Teams; Understand how Teams drives productivity and engagement by combi ...
Professional Azure SQL Database Administration
Professional Azure SQL Database Administration

As the cloud version of SQL Server, Azure SQL Database differs in key ways when it comes to management, maintenance, and administration. It's important to know how to administer SQL Database to fully benefit from all of the features and functionality that it provides. This book addresses important aspects of an Azure SQL Database instance such as migration, backup restorations, pricing policies, security, scalability, monitoring, performance optimization, high availability, and disaster recovery. It is a complete guide for database administrators, and ideal for those who are planning to migrate from on premise SQL Server database to an Azure SQL Server database. ...
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 ...
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