||Designing Hyper-V Solutions|
This book is a practical, example-oriented tutorial that will guide you through the basics and architecture of the Hyper-V platform and help you understand how to build your virtualization infrastructure from the ground up. It then goes on to focus on scalability and high availability aspects, and trains you to set up highly available Hyper-V clusters and perform the live migration of virtual machines. You will also learn about advancements in virtual networking and storage in Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2.
Finally, the book then advises you on how to set up backup and recovery and how to prepare a disaster recovery plan via Hyper-V Replica, concluding with insight into Microsoft VDI implementation guidance.
||Microsoft Azure IaaS Essentials|
With the increasing interest in cloud computing and the growth in Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Microsoft Azure is the leading player in cloud-based solutions.
You will learn how to create both a Windows and Linux virtual machine, and how to go about connecting and working with these machines in the cloud. You will understand the requirements that allow you to expand your on-premises network to the cloud. You will discover how to connect, manage, and monitor your virtual machines in the cloud. Moving forward, you will learn how to configure your virtual machine to ensure it continues to function in the event of a disaster.
With plenty of screenshots offering a play-by-play account of how to build your cloud-based infrastructure, Microsoft Azure IaaS Essentials will ensure your success with this cutting-edge, cloud-based technology.
||Microsoft System Center Orchestrator 2012 R2 Essentials|
With the increasing complexity of systems in our infrastructure designs, administrating these systems has become more complex and repetitive. This ultimately translates into an inefficient environment and a loss of time. System Center Orchestrator 2012 R2 is the tool that can help you regain that time again, by simplifying repetitive tasks (or complex ones) into a simple one that will require minimum intervention from you, or even none.
Starting off with the fundamentals of Orchestrator, this book helps you to learn the configuration and deployment of the Orchestrator 2012 R2 in a corporate environment to successfully deploy and mitigate real life issues that you might encounter. You'll learn the most used part of Orchestrator, the Runbook Designer, with all its components and mechanisms to help you efficiently design and implement your Runbooks from top to bottom. You finally round off by gaining insights on the maintenance aspects of Orchestrator, while simultaneously covering the troubleshooting, backup, and recovery features.
||Building Web Services with Microsoft Azure|
There's a plethora of development tools and frameworks available today. But Microsoft Azure provides a scalable and manageable platform for customers to easily deploy, monitor, and troubleshoot their cloud-based applications. Its seamless integration and inherent support for open source software make it an obvious choice for building cloud-based applications and services.
This book will take you through a full application development architecture. You'll start by creating, customizing, and extending HTTP-based web APIs and move on to host your web API with ASP.NET. Then, using a range of different features, you'll learn how to connect your applications with Microsoft Azure Service Bus. You'll learn more advanced topics such as creating Hybrid Services, Azure Storage data services, and the Entity Framework; you'll learn to create and manipulate data services, too. Finally, you'll leverage the full power of SQL database administration in Azure and gain more insights into managing your data.
||Microsoft System Center PowerShell Essentials|
Microsoft PowerShell as a scripting language has been growing strongly over the last couple of years. It has given administrators and IT professionals much more control when managing and implementing tasks within System Center environments. System Center facilitates the configuring, monitoring, and managing of the components of a private cloud. It covers products such as SCCM, SCOM, SCSM, SCVMM, and so on.
Starting with an introduction to PowerShell, this quick reference guide will enable you to get the most out of the latest Microsoft PowerShell techniques to manage the suite of System Center products. You will also get acquainted with the enhancements in the latest version of System Center automation with real-time examples.
By the end of this book, you will have the confidence to create a variety of PowerShell scripts and efficiently administer and maintain your System Center environment with PowerShell.
||Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 Reporting Cookbook|
Dynamics AX 2012 is a modern ERP solution from Microsoft that is targeted at mid- and high-level organizations. Reports play a very central role in an ERP system, being accessible to customers, vendors, top management, and the shop floor. Every ERP implementation includes reporting changes as companies try to refit the reports to their processes.
Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 Reporting Cookbook focuses mainly on the reporting aspects of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012. As a Dynamics AX developer, reporting skills are a must-have and this book intends to make report development easier and simpler.
You will gain an understanding of all the various types of report formats such as charts, matrices, tabular in precision, and auto design. This book also offers strategies for new reports as well as for migrating your reports from the old reporting framework and development.
||Microsoft System Center Reporting Cookbook|
This hands-on cookbook will guide you through how to create ready-to-use reports for all the components of System Center. The book starts by showing you how to plan business valued reports, while also discussing the building blocks of your reporting framework. Moving on from the basics, the later recipes demonstrate how you can create System Center Configuration Manager reports using the report builder tool and System Center Operations and Virtual Machine Manager reports with data available from the Operations Manager databases.
The book will then teach you how to build on and enhance the reports previously created by delving into advanced reporting techniques such as creating database reports, based on combined data sources. Finally, you will use Power BI to analyze and visualize System Center data, while also looking into the seamless integration between cloud services and System Center.
||Managing Microsoft Hybrid Clouds|
Hybrid cloud is the number one deployment model for the near future. Microsoft Azure connected to Windows Server and System Center offers benefits such as cost-effective backup, disaster recovery, and agility.
Discover the full power of cloud computing and Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services (IaaS) with this easy-to-follow guide. We take you through each step, all the way from giving you a good understanding of cloud computers to being able to connect Azure with your on-premises data center. Using clearly illustrated examples, you are taken through how to manage a Microsoft Hybrid Cloud.
Beginning with how to set up site to site VPN connections to Azure, we move on to creating virtual machines and networks and automate this. Managing Microsoft Hybrid Clouds will answer all your questions on Azure and how to benefit from a hybrid cloud. This book will teach you how to connect on-premises Windows Server and System Center to Azure. It shows the strength of Azure but also explains that you might expect features that are not yet available.
||Automating Microsoft Azure with PowerShell|
This book is a one-stop guide on managing Microsoft Azure services using PowerShell. Administrators and developers will learn how to use PowerShell to create and manage Azure websites, virtual machines, SQL databases, and so on.
Starting with an introduction to Windows PowerShell, this book will assist you in connecting to Microsoft Azure with PowerShell. Next, the book covers how to create and manage Azure storage accounts, including file, blob, and table storage. Moving on, this book covers creating and managing Azure virtual machines, SQL databases, websites, virtual networks, traffic manager, cloud services, and Active Directory. Finally, this book covers how to automate complex tasks using Azure automation runbooks.
||Microsoft Office for iPad Step by Step|
The quick way to learn Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote for iPad!
This is learning made easy. Get productive fast with every Office for iPad app - plus OneNote, too! Jump in wherever you need answers - brisk lessons and colorful screen shots show you exactly what to do, step by step.
||Exam Ref 70-533 Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions|
Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-533 - and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of Microsoft Azure infrastructure solution implementation. Designed for experienced IT pros ready to advance their status, Exam Ref focuses on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the Microsoft Specialist level.
Exam 70-533 focuses on the skills and knowledge needed to implement web- sites, virtual machines, cloud services, storage, Azure Active Directory, and virtual networks with Microsoft Azure.