Learning Microsoft Power BI
Microsoft Power BI is a data analytics and visualization tool powerful enough for the most demanding data scientists, but accessible enough for everyday use for anyone who needs to get more from data. The market has many books designed to train and equip professional data analysts to use Power BI, but few of them make this tool accessible to anyone who wants to get up to speed on their own.
This streamlined intro to Power BI covers all the foundational aspects and features you need to go from "zero to hero" with data and visualizations. Whether you work with large, complex datasets or work in Microsoft Excel, author Jeremey Arnold shows you how to teach yourself Power BI and use it confidently as a regular data analysis and reporting tool. ...
Microsoft Defender for Cloud Cookbook
Microsoft Defender for Cloud is a multi-cloud and hybrid cloud security posture management solution that enables security administrators to build cyber defense for their Azure and non-Azure resources by providing both recommendations and security protection capabilities.
This book will start with a foundational overview of Microsoft Defender for Cloud and its core capabilities. Then, the reader is taken on a journey from enabling the service, selecting the correct tier, and configuring the data collection, to working on remediation. Next, we will continue with hands-on guidance on how to implement several security features of Microsoft Defender for Cloud, finishing with monitoring and maintenance-related topics, gaining visibility in advanced threat protection in distributed infrastructure and preventing security failures through automation.
By the end of this book, you will know how to get a view of your security posture and where to optimize security protec ...
Hands-On Financial Modeling with Excel for Microsoft 365, 2nd Edition
Financial modeling is a core skill required by anyone who wants to build a career in finance. Hands-On Financial Modeling with Excel for Microsoft 365 explores financial modeling terminologies with the help of Excel.
Starting with the key concepts of Excel, such as formulas and functions, this updated second edition will help you to learn all about referencing frameworks and other advanced components for building financial models. As you proceed, you'll explore the advantages of Power Query, learn how to prepare a 3-statement model, inspect your financial projects, build assumptions, and analyze historical data to develop data-driven models and functional growth drivers. Next, you'll learn how to deal with iterations and provide graphical representations of ratios, before covering best practices for effective model testing. Later, you'll discover how to build a model to extract a statement of comprehensive income and financial position, and understand capital budgeting with t ...
Distributed .NET with Microsoft Orleans
Building distributed applications in this modern era can be a tedious task as customers expect high availability, high performance, and improved resilience. With the help of this book, you'll discover how you can harness the power of Microsoft Orleans to build impressive distributed applications.
Distributed .NET with Microsoft Orleans will demonstrate how to leverage Orleans to build highly scalable distributed applications step by step in the least possible time and with minimum effort. You'll explore some of the key concepts of Microsoft Orleans, including the Orleans programming model, runtime, virtual actors, hosting, and deployment. As you advance, you'll become well-versed with important Orleans assets such as grains, silos, timers, and persistence. Throughout the book, you'll create a distributed application by adding key components to the application as you progress through each chapter and explore them in detail.
By the end of this book, you'll have ...
Game Development with Unity for .NET Developers
Understand what makes Unity the world's most widely used real-time 3D development platform and explore its powerful features for creating 3D and 2D games, as well as the Unity game engine and the Microsoft Game Dev, including the Microsoft Azure Cloud and Microsoft Azure PlayFab services, to create games.
You will start by getting acquainted with the Unity editor and the basic concepts of Unity script programming with C#. You'll then learn how to use C# code to work with Unity's built-in modules, such as UI, animation, physics, video, and audio, and understand how to develop a game with Unity and C#. As you progress through the chapters, you'll cover advanced topics such as the math involved in computer graphics and how to create a custom render pipeline in Unity with the new Scriptable Render Pipeline, all while optimizing performance in Unity. Along the way, you'll be introduced to Microsoft Game Dev, Azure services, and Azure PlayFab, and using the Uni ...
Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop Guide
Modernize your business to make it more agile using Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD). Azure Virtual Desktop is a cloud desktop virtualization platform that securely delivers virtual desktops and remote apps. This book will help you will help you to understand designing, implementing, configuring, and maintaining an Azure Virtual Desktop environment for enterprise and prepare to take the Microsoft AZ-140 certification exam.
The book starts with an introduction to Azure Virtual Desktop and its design architecture. You will learn designing Azure Virtual desktop including user identities and profiles. Additionally, you will learn how to implement network for Azure Virtual desktop. Creation and configuration of host pools and session hosts is covered with all steps so that you can understand all options and select appropriate configuration for enterprise deployment. You will also go through session host images creation process and managing the image with image gallery and possible auto ...
Microsoft Orleans for Developers
Use a simple programming model and the .NET language of your choice to build large distributed systems. This book teaches you the Microsoft Orleans framework.
Even well-versed professional software developers with expertise in C# (or another language) find themselves unequipped to meet the challenges of distributed systems as infrastructure moves to multi-core; multiple computers are being used for scale, redundancy, and cloud computing; and multi-region deployment is taking place.
Orleans handles many of the concerns of distributed computing and cloud infrastructure, allowing you to concentrate on writing application logic. ...
Design and Deploy Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop
Design and build the new desktop service from Microsoft. This book offers a modern framework, design methodology, and best practices of design and deployment for virtual apps and desktops.
Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) is a Desktop as a Service (DaaS) which is simple to deploy, accessible from any device, easy to manage, and secure. The book starts with AVD essentials and its critical features, followed by the planning and method of preparing for AVD. You will go through defining the requirements and assessing by setting the AVD application baseline, network requirements, and security requirements. Next, you will learn how to design and deploy the core infrastructure of Microsoft AVD to understand its Access Layer, Control Layer, Resource Layer, Hosting Layer, and User Layer. You will also learn how to design the desktop and Host Pool of AVD. And you will learn the modern way to manage and secure AVD components.
After reading this book, you will have the rig ...
Introducing Microsoft Orleans
Welcome to Orleans, a virtual actor framework from Microsoft that allows a single developer to create immensely scalable, available applications while maintaining a high throughput. This guide is designed to give you a foundational understanding of Orleans, an overview of its implementations, and plenty of hands-on coding experience. Side-by-side monolithic and microservice patterns alongside Orleans' framework features are also discussed, to help readers without an actor model background understand how they can enhance applications.
Author Nelson's approach is to introduce patterns as needed for business requirements, including monolithic microservices and to convert monolithic to microservices, in order to keep a microservice from growing into a monolithic application. Orleans is a good choice for either of these scenarios as the next step to build your backend services and reduce unnecessary orchestration, overhead, and tooling.
The Orleans framework was designed to han ...
Analytics Optimization with Columnstore Indexes in Microsoft SQL Server
Meet the challenge of storing and accessing analytic data in SQL Server in a fast and performant manner. This book illustrates how columnstore indexes can provide an ideal solution for storing analytic data that leads to faster performing analytic queries and the ability to ask and answer business intelligence questions with alacrity. The book provides a complete walk through of columnstore indexing that encompasses an introduction, best practices, hands-on demonstrations, explanations of common mistakes, and presents a detailed architecture that is suitable for professionals of all skill levels.
With little or no knowledge of columnstore indexing you can become proficient with columnstore indexes as used in SQL Server, and apply that knowledge in development, test, and production environments. This book serves as a comprehensive guide to the use of columnstore indexes and provides definitive guidelines. You will learn when columnstore indexes should be used, and the performance ga ...
Microsoft Blazor, 3rd Edition
Build web applications in C# and Microsoft .NET 6 that run in any modern browser and become a full-stack web developer!. Do all these things using the Microsoft Blazor framework and the techniques shown in this book. New in this edition is coverage of the new and improved Razor syntax, communication with the server using SignalR and/or gRPC, the use of virtualization to load large quantities of data efficiently, deployment and ahead-of-time compilation into WASM, new unit testing features, security using OpenID Connect, and more.
Reading this book helps you learn to build user interfaces and present data to a user for display and modification, capturing the user's changes via data binding. The book shows how to access a rich library of .NET functionality such as a component model for building a composable user interface, including how to develop reusable components that can be used across many pages and websites. Also covered is data exchange with a server using REST, ...