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  • Blog Post: Great new training videos on Microsoft Public Cloud Services

    Watch some valuable new training modules for the book Microsoft Public Cloud Services: Setting up your business in the cloud , by Blain Barton. They’re available on Microsoft Virtual Academy . There will also be eleven TechNet Radio Episodes with Blain and special contributors available in the next few...
  • Blog Post: Sample chapter: Get Started with Office 365

    Office 365, one of the public cloud-based services offered by Microsoft, is a software as a service (SaaS) suite that includes not only the personal computer versions of Office, but also mobile versions and the server services needed to connect them. If you’re ready to learn more about Office 365, this...
  • Blog Post: ebook deal of the week: Microsoft Public Cloud Services: Setting up your business in the cloud

    List price: $31.99   Sale price: $15.99 You save 50% Buy This offer expires Sunday, July 19 at 7:00 AM GMT. Get practical instructions and real-world advice for setting up public cloud services using Microsoft cloud technologies. This book is structured into lessons with links to demos and...
  • Blog Post: Sample chapter: Microsoft Public Cloud Services: What the Cloud Can Do for Your Business

    In this chapter , Blain Barton, the author of Microsoft Public Cloud Services: Setting up your business in the cloud , introduces his book and explains what the cloud can do for your business. What is the cloud? What kinds of Microsoft public cloud services are available? What can Microsoft public cloud...
  • Blog Post: New book: Microsoft Public Cloud Services: Setting up your business in the cloud

    We’re pleased to announce the availability of Microsoft Public Cloud Services: Setting up your business in the cloud (ISBN 9780735697058), by Blain Barton. Purchase from these online retailers: Microsoft Press Store Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Shop local ...
  • Blog Post: Free ebook: Microsoft System Center Data Protection for the Hybrid Cloud

    We’re happy to announce the release of our newest free ebook, Microsoft System Center Data Protection for the Hybrid Cloud (ISBN 9780735695832), by Shreesh Dubey, Vijay Tandra Sistla, Shivam Garg, and Aashish Ramdas; Mitch Tulloch, Series Editor. Download all formats (PDF, Mobi and ePub) at...
  • Blog Post: From the MVPs: Introduction to the Internet of Things – From the Device to Microsoft Azure Cloud

    This is the 51st in our series of guest posts by Microsoft Most Valued Professionals (MVPs). You can click the “MVPs” tag in the right column of our blog to see all the articles. Since the early 1990s, Microsoft has recognized technology champions around the world with the MVP Award . MVPs freely share...
  • Blog Post: New book: Enterprise Mobility Suite: Managing BYOD and Company-Owned Devices

    We’re pleased to announce the availability of Enterprise Mobility Suite: Managing BYOD and Company-Owned Devices (ISBN 9780735698406), by Yuri Diogenes and Jeff Gilbert. Purchase from these online retailers: Microsoft Press Store Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers –...
  • Blog Post: From the MVPs: Manage media delivery in the Cloud with Microsoft Azure and Media Services

    This is the 50 th in our series of guest posts by Microsoft Most Valued Professionals (MVPs). You can click the “MVPs” tag in the right column of our blog to see all the articles. Since the early 1990s, Microsoft has recognized technology champions around the world with the MVP Award . MVPs freely share...
  • Blog Post: Guest article: Microsoft Azure dev/test scenario considerations

    Greetings. Today we’re happy to share an article by Robin Shahan, one of the authors of our recently published free ebook Microsoft Azure Essentials: Fundamentals of Azure . Enjoy! Robin here. One of the common uses of Azure is the dev/test scenario. In most cases, you can replicate all or...
  • Blog Post: Free ebook: Microsoft Azure Essentials: Azure Automation

    We’re happy to announce the release of our newest free ebook, Microsoft Azure Essentials: Azure Automation (ISBN 9780735698154), by Michael McKeown. This is the second ebook in Microsoft Press’s free Microsoft Azure Essentials series. Future ebooks will cover specific Azure topics, such as...
  • Blog Post: Sample chapter: Extend Microsoft Access Applications to the Cloud: Creating Data Sources by Using Queries

    In this chapter from Extend Microsoft Access Applications to the Cloud , Andrew Couch provides a detailed explanation of how queries are created and how they can then be used in your application. In this chapter: Creating basic queries Adding criteria to queries Adding calculations to queries Adding...
  • Blog Post: Sample chapter: Azure Websites and Azure Cloud Services

    In this chapter from Microsoft Azure Essentials - Fundamentals of Azure , the authors take a look at two of the Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings in Microsoft Azure: Azure Websites and Azure Cloud Services. They talk about what Azure Websites is, how to use the service to create websites, and how...
  • Blog Post: New book: Extend Microsoft Access Applications to the Cloud

    We’re pleased to announce the availability of Extend Microsoft Access Applications to the Cloud (ISBN 9780735667686), by Andrew Couch. Purchase from these online retailers: Microsoft Press Store Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Shop local Build new Access cloud...
  • Blog Post: Free ebook: Microsoft Azure Essentials Fundamentals of Azure

    We’re happy to announce the release of our newest free ebook, Microsoft Azure Essentials: Fundamentals of Azure (ISBN 9780735697225), by Michael S. Collier and Robin E. Shahan. This is the first ebook in Microsoft Press’s free Microsoft Azure Essentials series. Future ebooks will cover specific...
  • Blog Post: New book: Exam Ref 70-247 Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud

    We’re pleased to announce the availability of Exam Ref 70-247 Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud (ISBN 9780735686182), by Orin Thomas. Purchase from these online retailers: Microsoft Press Store Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Shop local Prepare for Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: New book: Exam Ref 70-246 Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud

    We’re pleased to announce the availability of Exam Ref 70-246 Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud (9780735686175), by Orin Thomas. Purchase from these online retailers: Microsoft Press Store Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Shop local Description...
  • Blog Post: Sample chapter: Configure Data Center Process Automation Using System Center 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012 R2

    In this sample chapter from Exam Ref 70-246: Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud , by Orin Thomas, you’ll learn about data center process automation using System Center 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012 R2. Objectives in this chapter: Objective 1.1: Implement workflows Objective 1.2: Implement service...
  • Blog Post: Free ebook: Building Cloud Apps with Microsoft Azure

    Greetings! We’re happy to release a free ebook today: Building Cloud Apps with Microsoft Azure: Best practices for DevOps, data storage, high availability, and more , by Scott Guthrie, Mark Simms, Tom Dykstra, Rick Anderson, and Mike Wasson. You can download all formats (PDF, Mobi and ePub)...
  • Blog Post: Free ebook: Microsoft System Center: Integrated Cloud Platform

    We’re happy to announce the final ebook in our System Center series: Microsoft System Center – Integrated Cloud Platform by David Ziembicki and Mitch Tulloch, series editor. Download all formats (PDF, Mobi and ePub) hosted by the Microsoft Virtual Academy . Introduction Microsoft System Center: Integrated...
  • Blog Post: Webinar: Hybrid Cloud Series - Episode One

    Join our featured speakers, Microsoft Technical Fellow and Microsoft Press author Mark Russinovich and Microsoft Corporate Vice President Brad Anderson, for the first webinar of the Hybrid Cloud series. Learn about the basics of hybrid cloud including Microsoft’s definition of the hybrid cloud, its key...
  • Blog Post: Event: Accelerate Your Insights

    Drive your business in real-time, from apps to insights, using all your data, big and small. Hear from CEO Satya Nadella, COO Kevin Turner, and CVP Quentin Clark on how to transform data into action by combining the power of SQL Server 2014 with the familiarity of Power BI for Office 365. Mark your calendar...
  • Blog Post: Q & A with Marc Farley, author of Rethinking Enterprise Storage free ebook

    As you might have seen, Microsoft Press published a new free ebook this week: Rethinking Enterprise Storage: A Hybrid Cloud Model . Below is a quick Q & A with the author about the book. Enjoy. Q: Why is Rethinking Enterprise Storage an important book for people to read now? A: Cloud services...
  • Blog Post: Free ebook: Rethinking Enterprise Storage: A Hybrid Cloud Model

    We’re pleased to announce the availability of Rethinking Enterprise Storage: A Hybrid Cloud Model (ISBN 9780735679603), by Marc Farley, as a free download! You can download the PDF version of this title here (120 pages; 3 MB). We will update this post soon with links to EPUB and MOBI files....
  • Blog Post: Quick news: Two new Jump Starts coming right up!

    One June 20: Move to Hybrid Cloud with System Center & Windows Azure Jump Start. Details here. On June 21: Getting Started with Microsoft Big Data, Hive & HDInsight Jump Start. Details here . Both are free. Enjoy!
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