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Deploying Windows 10
Deploying Windows 10

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. Windows 10 represents a major paradigm shift for Microsoft and the Windows ecosystem in general as we modernize the platform by introducing "as a service" capabilities. Hundreds of millions of devices are already running Windows 10 today. Businesses are beginning to evaluate the new capabilities of Windows 10, including Windows as a service, as part of their deployment plans. With Windows 7 recently transitioning into extended support, businesses need to begin planning for the future of their Windows operating system environment. Although there are many aspects to consider in managing a Windows device, one of the essential early stages of the lifecycle ...
Planning and Preparing for Microsoft SharePoint Hybrid
Planning and Preparing for Microsoft SharePoint Hybrid

Microsoft SharePoint hybrid deployments are rapidly becoming popular with Microsoft's investments on increased SharePoint productivity, not only in your own environment (on-premises) but also collaborating in new ways through the largest and most advanced cloud service platform in the world - Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Azure. SharePoint hybrid is about connecting SharePoint on-premises to Office 365 and Azure to extend capabilities, enhance collaboration, and drive innovation forward. 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 e ...
Introduction to Windows Containers
Introduction to Windows Containers

With the introduction of container support in Windows Server 2016, we open a world of opportunities that takes traditional monolithic applications on a journey to modernize them for better agility. Containers are a stepping stone that can help IT organizations understand what key items in modern IT environments, such as DevOps, Agile, Scrum, Infrastructure as Code, Continuous Integration, and Continuous Deployment, to name just a few, can do and how these organizations can adopt all of these elements and more to their enterprises. As a result of Microsoft's strong strategic partnership with Docker - the de facto standard in container management software - enterprises can minimize the time required to onboard and run Windows Containers. Docker presents a single API surface and standardizes tooling for working across public and private container solutions as well as Linux and Windows Container deployments. This is the next phase in IT evolution in which a direct replatform of code ...
Migrating SQL Server Databases to Azure
Migrating SQL Server Databases to Azure

SQL Server is Microsoft's relational database management system (RDBMS). SQL Server can now be hosted entirely in Microsoft Azure, either in a hosted virtual machine (VM) or as a hosted service. Hosting a virtual machine in Azure is known as infrastructure as a service (IaaS), and hosting a service in Azure is known as platform as a service (PaaS). Microsoft's hosted version of SQL Server is known as Azure SQL Database or just SQL Database that is optimized for software as a service (SaaS) app development. This ebook, Microsoft Azure Essentials Migrating SQL Server Databases to Azure, introduces you to SQL Server in an Azure virtual machine and to Azure SQL Database, and walks you through getting started with each approach. It takes you from creating a SQL Server instance in a virtual machine or as a platform service to migrating an on-premises database into Azure and then to securing the data and the database in Azure. Beyond the explanatory content, each chapter includes one or ...
Building Real-World Cloud Apps with Windows Azure
Building Real-World Cloud Apps with Windows Azure

This book 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. Developers who are curious about developing for the cloud, considering a move to the cloud, or are new to cloud development will find here a concise overview of the most important concepts and practices they need to know. The concepts are illustrated with concrete examples, and each chapter links to other resources for more in-depth information. The examples and the links to additional resources are for Microsoft frameworks and services, but the principles illustrated apply to other web development frameworks and cloud environments as well. Developers who are already developing for the cloud may find ideas here that will help make them more successful. Each chapter in the series can be read independently, so you can pick and choose topics that you're interested in. ...
Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2016
Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2016

Build your database management knowledge with the technical open book, Introducing SQL Server 2016. Get an overview of the SQL Server 2016 features - from in-memory performance and enhanced security to end-to-end mobile business intelligence and advanced analytics. Learn about faster queries, improved security, higher availability, and state-of-the-art database engines; Broaden your data access, get deeper insights from business intelligence analytics, and make your reporting more robust; Expand your data warehouse options with SQL Data Warehouse and Azure SQL Database enhancements. ...
Microsoft Office 365
Microsoft Office 365

Office 365 is Microsoft's smart and simple answer to cloud computing. Using the various programs in Office 365, you can do all the tasks you're used to doing in your favorite Office applications - write documents, create presentations, check email, manage your calendar, crunch numbers, and more - and then share what you create in real time on a team site, design and publish a website, and even create and host live online meetings while you're traveling on the train, sitting in a coffee shop, or dialing in on your phone. This book shows you how you can use cloud computing - and �specifically, �Office 365 - to get more done, collaborate more easily, and work more �flexibly than you ever have before. From the necessary how-tos about �creating and administering your Office 365 account and working with the various Office 365 programs to sharing files with your team, creating a team site, using Office Web Apps, and holding online meetings, you'll discover how easy it is to work on ...
Introducing Windows 10 for IT Professionals
Introducing Windows 10 for IT Professionals

Get a head start evaluating Windows 10-with 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. 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. ...
Programming ML.NET
Programming ML.NET

ML.NET brings the power of machine learning to all .NET developers and Programming ML.NET helps you apply it in real production solutions. Modeled on Dino Espositos best-selling Programming ASP.NET, this book takes the same scenario-based approach Microsofts team used to build ML.NET itself. After a foundational overview of ML.NETs libraries, the authors illuminate mini-frameworks (ML Tasks) for regression, classification, ranking, anomaly detection, and more. For each ML Task, they offer insights for overcoming common real-world challenges. Finally, going far beyond shallow learning, the authors thoroughly introduce ML.NET neural networking. They present a complete example application demonstrating advanced Microsoft Azure cognitive services and a handmade custom Keras network showing how to leverage popular Python tools within .NET. 14-time Microsoft MVP Dino Esposito and son Francesco Esposito show how to: Build smarter machine learning solutions that are closer to your users nee ...
Professional Scrum Development with Azure DevOps
Professional Scrum Development with Azure DevOps

This guide can help any development team plan, track, and manage work far more effectively, by combining today's leading agile framework (Scrum) and Microsoft's ALM/DevOps toolset (Azure DevOps). Renowned Scrum expert Richard Hundhausen thoroughly covers team formation, backlogs, Sprints, test plans, collaboration, flow, continuous improvement, Azure Boards, Azure Test Plans, and the real-world tradeoffs associated with DevOps. Throughout, you'll find practical, in-the-trenches tips from experienced Professional Scrum Developers. To make this guide even more valuable, Hundhausen has organized it to complement Scrum.org's popular Professional Scrum Developer (PSD) program, which he created with Scrum.org's Ken Schwaber, author of this book's Foreword. Professional Scrum Trainer Richard Hundhausen shows how to: Deepen your understanding of the Scrum framework and Professional Scrum as based on the 2020 Scrum Guide; Provide proven work item planning and tracking, and quickly drive valu ...
Microsoft Excel Inside Out
Microsoft Excel Inside Out

Dive Into Microsoft Excel for Office 2021 and Microsoft 365 and really put your spreadsheet expertise to work. This supremely well-organized reference packs hundreds of timesaving solutions, tips, and workaroundsall you need to make the most of Excels most powerful tools for analyzing data and making better decisions. Renowned Excel expert Bill Jelen offers a complete tour of Excel and its latest innovations, from advanced analysis and visualizations to dashboards. Discover how experts tackle todays key tasksand challenge yourself to new levels of mastery. Save time with galleries, keyboard accelerators, and other shortcuts; Enter formulas more efficiently, and fully control operators and dates; Use new data types to return photos, arrays, or weather history and even create your own; Master Excels most widely-used functions; Integrate external data from the web and other sources; Use the new XLOOKUP function to retrieve data more efficiently, with fewer errors; Store powerful specia ...
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