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    Sample chapter: Get Started with Office 365

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    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 chapter from Microsoft Public Cloud Services: Setting up your business in the cloud will give you a great overview. Introduction to Office 365 Under the hood of Office 365 Find the right subscription Sign in for the first time Explore the Office 365 Admin Center Configure a custom domain Add, edit, and delete user accounts Work with files Use Office Mobile on all your devices Read the complete chapter here: https://www.microsoftpressstore.com/articles/article.aspx?p=2416189 .
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    New content in the Microsoft Press Guided Tours app: Introducing Windows 10 for IT Professionals, Preview Edition

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    The free Microsoft Press Guided Tours app is newly updated on Windows Store! The newest tour on our growing list is “Introducing Windows 10 for IT Professionals, Preview Edition.” In this Windows 8.1 app, Microsoft Press authors provide insightful coverage of new and evolving Microsoft technologies. You can use the app to explore technical topics in powerful new ways, and you can mark up content in multiple ways so that it’s more useful to you. The following six free guided tours are included in our app – and more are coming soon! Building cloud apps with Microsoft Azure (including best practices for DevOps, data storage, high availability, and more), by Scott Guthrie, Mark Simms, Tom Dykstra, Rick Anderson, and Mike Wasson Programming Windows Store apps...
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    If you’d like a monthly newsletter from Microsoft Press telling you about what’s new and special offers, sign up here . Here’s a sample of our July newsletter.     Microsoft Press Newsletter July 2015           What's new     Microsoft System Center Data Protection for the Hybrid Cloud Part of a series of specialized guides on System Center, this free eBook helps you optimize your System Center Data Protection Manager environment. It focuses on best practices, design concepts, how-to procedures, and in-depth technical troubleshooting. Download all formats (PDF, Mobi, and ePub) on Microsoft Virtual Academy .   Becoming a Visio 2013 Power User You know how to use Visio, but can you really make it sing and dance? Scott Helmers, Visio MVP and author...
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    Sample chapter: Managing User Profiles in Microsoft SharePoint Online for Office 365

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    In this chapter from Microsoft SharePoint Online for Office 365: Administering and configuring for the cloud , Bill English introduces the management of user profiles and discusses the usefulness of these profiles for finding experience and expertise within your organization. He looks at how to create new user profiles and why you might want to create user subtypes to make unique profiles or different profile types in your environment. He also discusses organization profiles and how to set up My Sites. Introduction to user profiles, audiences, and My Sites People Organizations My Site settings OneDrive for Business Summary In this chapter, we’re going to dive into the management of user profiles and I’ll explain why user profiles are important to larger organizations that use Microsoft Office...
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    ebook deal of the week: Microsoft Public Cloud Services: Setting up your business in the cloud

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    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 labs to give you hands-on experience setting up a work environment, building websites, customizing online marketing, building customized apps, and other essential tasks. Learn more . Terms & conditions Each week, on Sunday at 12:01 AM PST / 7:01 AM GMT, a new eBook is offered for a one-week period. Check back each week for a new deal. The products offered as our eBook Deal of the Week are not eligible for any other discounts. The Deal of the Week promotional price cannot be combined with other...
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    Sample chapter: Microsoft Public Cloud Services: What the Cloud Can Do for Your Business

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    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 services do for your ­business? Putting it all together What is the cloud? The cloud : no doubt you’ve heard that term. But if you’re like a lot of people, you might not know what it means—or how it could help your business. Simply put, the cloud refers to software and services that run on the Internet. This is in contrast to the software and services that run locally, on your computer. The cloud is also used to store data. When you store data or use a cloud service, you can access the data...
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    New content in the Microsoft Press Guided Tours app: Azure Machine Learning

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    The free Microsoft Press Guided Tours app is newly updated on Windows Store! The newest tour on our growing list is “Microsoft Azure Essentials: Azure Machine Learning.” In this Windows 8.1 app, Microsoft Press authors provide insightful coverage of new and evolving Microsoft technologies. You can use the app to explore technical topics in powerful new ways, and you can mark up content in multiple ways so that it’s more useful to you. The following five free guided tours are included in our app – and more are coming soon! Building cloud apps with Microsoft Azure (including best practices for DevOps, data storage, high availability, and more), by Scott Guthrie, Mark Simms, Tom Dykstra, Rick Anderson, and Mike Wasson Programming Windows Store apps with HTML...
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    New book: Exam Ref 70-346 Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements

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    We’re pleased to announce the availability of Exam Ref 70-346 Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements (ISBN 9781509300662), by Orin Thomas. Purchase from these online retailers: Microsoft Press Store Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Shop local Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-346—and demonstrate your real-world mastery of the skills needed to provision, manage, monitor, and troubleshoot Microsoft Office 365 identities and cloud services. 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 MCSA level. Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives: • Provision Office 365 • Plan and implement networking and security in...
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    New book: Deploying and Managing Active Directory with Windows PowerShell: Tools for cloud-based and hybrid environments

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    We’re pleased to announce the availability of Deploying and Managing Active Directory with Windows PowerShell: Tools for cloud-based and hybrid environments (ISBN 9781509300655), by Charlie Russel. Purchase from these online retailers: Microsoft Press Store Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Shop local Streamline and modernize the way you manage Active Directory Use Windows PowerShell to simplify and accelerate Active Directory domain controller management, whether you’re running Active Directory entirely in the cloud, on-premises, or in a hybrid environment. In this concise reference, Microsoft MVP Charlie Russel presents the commands, tested scripts, and best-practice advice you need to deploy and run Active Directory in a modern environment and...
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    Sample chapter: Design Microsoft Azure Infrastructure and Networking

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    After presenting a brief introduction of Microsoft Azure datacenters, this chapter from Exam Ref 70-534 Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions focuses mostly on IaaS. It introduces tools and services for managing compute and network resources. In addition, it discusses design considerations and patterns to orchestrate these resources into complete solutions. What is the cloud? Among all the possible definitions, one captures the essence of the cloud in the simplest way: “The cloud is a huge pool of resources that supports a variety of services.” The foundation of the cloud is a large pool of storage, compute, and networking resources. A key value proposition of the cloud is that you can acquire any amount of these resources at any time, from anywhere, without needing to worry about managing...
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    Quick news: Save 40% during Flash sale

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    Act fast and shop the Microsoft Press Store Flash Sale ! Use discount code FLASH40 during checkout to save 40% on all books & eBooks. Choose from what's new or shop the whole store. Hurry, this offer ends July 6th.
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    ebook deal of the week: Exam Ref 70-341 Core Solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013

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    List price: $31.99   Sale price: $15.99 You save 50% Buy This offer expires Sunday, July 7 at 7:00 AM GMT. Prepare for Microsoft certification Exam 70-431 and demonstrate your skills in implementing core solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013. Learn more Terms & conditions Each week, on Sunday at 12:01 AM PST / 7:01 AM GMT, a new eBook is offered for a one-week period. Check back each week for a new deal. The products offered as our eBook Deal of the Week are not eligible for any other discounts. The Deal of the Week promotional price cannot be combined with other offers.
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    New book: Microsoft SharePoint Online for Office 365: Administering and configuring the cloud

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    We’re pleased to announce the availability of Microsoft SharePoint Online for Office 365: Administering and configuring the cloud (ISBN 9781509300143), by Bill English. Purchase from these online retailers: Microsoft Press Store Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Shop local Deliver world-class collaboration capabilities through the cloud Use SharePoint Online to provide today’s most advanced collaboration capabilities—without managing your own infrastructure! This concise reference will help you configure and manage SharePoint Online to meet your requirements for functionality, performance, and compliance. Bill English covers user profiles, security, search, records management, App Catalogs, metrics, and more—to derive maximum value from...
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    ebook deal of the week: Microsoft Excel 2013 Building Data Models with PowerPivot

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    List price: $29.99 Sale price: $14.99 You save 50% Buy This offer expires Sunday, June 28 at 7:00 AM GMT. Your guide to quickly turn data into results. Transform your skills, data, and business--and create your own BI solutions using software you already know and love: Microsoft Excel. Two business intelligence (BI) experts take you inside PowerPivot functionality for Excel 2013, with a focus on real world scenarios, problem-solving, and data modeling. Learn more . Terms & conditions Each week, on Sunday at 12:01 AM PST / 7:01 AM GMT, a new eBook is offered for a one-week period. Check back each week for a new deal. The products offered as our eBook Deal of the Week are not eligible for any other discounts. The Deal of the Week promotional price cannot be combined with...
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    Quick news: Eric Brechner on Agile Project Management with Kanban

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    In this video, Eric Brechner describes his book Agile Project Management with Kanban . Use Kanban to maximize efficiency, predictability, quality, and value. Think of this book as “Kanban in a box”: open it, read the quickstart guide, and you’re up and running fast. As you gain experience, Brechner reveals powerful techniques for right-sizing teams, estimating, meeting deadlines, deploying components and services, adapting or evolving from Scrum or traditional Waterfall, and more. For every step of your journey, you’ll find pragmatic advice, useful checklists, and actionable lessons. This truly is “Kanban in a box”: all you need to deliver breakthrough value and quality. Buy the book here .
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    New book: Microsoft Public Cloud Services: Setting up your business in the cloud

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    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 Use Microsoft cloud services to help build a more competitive, agile business Grow your business with Microsoft public cloud services—without costly new hardware or IT staff. Discover high-value services including Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Intune, Azure, OneDrive for Business, and Windows Server 2012 R2 in the cloud. Set up your work environment, build websites, customize apps, market online, and more! This Microsoft book: • Walks you through setting up your business in the...
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    Sample chapter: How to Install, Configure, and Manage the Mailbox Role in Microsoft Exchange Server 2013

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    This chapter from Exam Ref 70-341 Core Solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 (MCSE) shows you how to plan the mailbox role, configure and manage the mailbox role, deploy and manage high availability solutions for the mailbox role, monitor and troubleshoot the mailbox role, develop backup and recovery solutions for the mailbox role and public folders, create and configure mail-enabled objects, and manage mail-enabled object permissions. The mailbox server role in Exchange 2013 hosts mailbox databases and other items, such as Client Access protocols, Transport service and Unified Messaging. All processing of a specific mailbox takes place on the Mailbox server hosting an active copy of the mailbox. Client connectivity is handled by the Client Access role, which can be co-located on the...
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