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    Sample chapter: Create and Manage Users and Groups in Active Directory

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    In this chapter from Deploying and Managing Active Directory with Windows PowerShell: Tools for cloud-based and hybrid environments , learn how to create and manage users, groups, and OUs; how to filter against the properties of users, groups, and computers to selectively act on the results of that filter; and how to add users to groups and move users and computers into an OU. Now that we have a forest and domain, and we’ve got the basics of networking and name resolution sorted, the next step is to add some users to our domain. We’ll start with adding a simple user, interactively, and then create a bunch of users by using a script and a comma-separated values (CSV) file. We’ll create a new group and then add a group of users into that group, using a filter to ensure that...
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    New content in the Microsoft Press Guided Tours app: Microsoft Azure Essentials: Azure Automation

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    NOTE: The Microsoft Press Guided Tours app has been discontinued and is no longer available in the Windows Store. If you have already installed the app, you can continue to use it for as long as you like. All the tours will remain available for download from within the app. 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 Automation.” In this Windows Store 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 nine free guided tours are included in our app – and more are coming soon! Building...
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    MVA Members, Read All About It: New Microsoft Press Discounts!

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    You probably know about our many free e-books offered on Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA), the team which provides online technology training—at no charge—to help you build skills and advance your career. But have you heard the latest exciting news? MVA is rewarding its members and celebrating its revamped website by offering discounts on Microsoft Press books —40 percent off of print books and 50 percent off of e-books! As an MVA member, you can attend live courses, take assessments, and track your progress with learning plans! Add to that these technology book discounts, and it’s an even sweeter deal. If you’re not a registered user yet, don’t worry. Signing up for membership is fast and free. Simply go to the MVA website , and, in the upper-right corner, click Sign in . Enter your Microsoft...
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    ebook deal of the week: Exam Ref 70-534 Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions

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    List price: $31.99   Sale price: $15.99 You save 50% Buy This offer expires Sunday, August 16 at 7:00 AM GMT. Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-534—and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of Microsoft Azure solution design and architecture. 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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    Request for feedback: Where would you like our app to go?

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    NOTE: The Microsoft Press Guided Tours app has been discontinued and is no longer available in the Windows Store. If you have already installed the app, you can continue to use it for as long as you like. All the tours will remain available for download from within the app. Greetings! This is Devon, one of the editors here at Microsoft Press. We hope that you’ve been using our Microsoft Press Guided Tours app . We just added our eighth guided tour to it and the feedback we’ve received is very positive, but we need your help in determining the app’s future functionality. Let us know in a comment here or by writing us at MSPGT@microsoft.com what you’d like the app to be able to do in the future. Should we take the app to Android and iOS? Should we enable you to read the Microsoft Press ebooks...
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    New content in the Microsoft Press Guided Tours app: Microsoft System Center Operations Manager Field Experience

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    NOTE: The Microsoft Press Guided Tours app has been discontinued and is no longer available in the Windows Store. If you have already installed the app, you can continue to use it for as long as you like. All the tours will remain available for download from within the app. The free Microsoft Press Guided Tours app is newly updated on Windows Store! The newest tour on our growing list is “Microsoft System Center Operations Manager Field Experience.” In this Windows Store 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 eight free guided tours are included in our app – and more are...
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    Sample chapter: Provisioning Office 365

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    In this chapter from Exam Ref 70-346 Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements , learn the basic process of setting up an Office 365 tenancy. To master this objective you’ll need to understand some of the prerequisites, such as what you’ll need to think about before signing up for an Office 365 subscription, what an Office 365 tenant name is, what the different administrator roles are, and what to manage regarding tenant subscriptions and licensing. Setting up an Office 365 tenancy is straightforward as long as you have a good understanding of what you need to have ready before you provision the tenancy, and what steps you need to take immediately after you provision the tenancy so that you can start seamlessly moving workloads into the cloud. Objectives in this chapter: Objective 1.1...
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    Sale: Save 45% on all Developer Reference eBooks

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    Save through August 31, 2015 at Microsoft Press Store !
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    ebook deal of the week: Microsoft SharePoint Online for Office 365

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    List price: $27.99   Sale price: $13.99 You save 50% Buy This offer expires Sunday, August 9 at 7:00 AM GMT. SharePoint Online delivers the powerful features of SharePoint without the associated overhead of managing the infrastructure on your own. Flexible management options ensure that you still retain the control you need to meet the compliance requirements of your organization. You can purchase SharePoint in the cloud as a standalone offering or as part of an Office 365 suite, where you can also get access to Exchange, Lync, the Office clients, and web apps. 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...
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    New content in the Microsoft Press Guided Tours app: Microsoft System Center Deploying Hyper-V with Software-Defined Storage & Networking

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    NOTE: The Microsoft Press Guided Tours app has been discontinued and is no longer available in the Windows Store. If you have already installed the app, you can continue to use it for as long as you like. All the tours will remain available for download from within the app. The free Microsoft Press Guided Tours app is newly updated on Windows Store! The newest tour on our growing list is “Microsoft System Center Deploying Hyper-V with Software-Defined Storage & Networking.” 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 seven free guided tours are included...
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    Great new training videos on Microsoft Public Cloud Services

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    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 months! Update: All eleven TechNet Radio episodes are now available. Find them here . About the training modules If all you had was a phone, a laptop, a phablet, and a printer, and your business was 100 percent in the cloud, what would that business look like? Blain Barton, Microsoft Senior Technical Evangelist, answers that question in this demo-rich course. Check out the Microsoft technologies that can help you have a successful business in the cloud. Take a holistic approach...
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    Coming soon: Windows 10 books

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    Windows 10 is here and we have books in progress! Learn how to make a smooth transition to Windows 10 and get productive fast. Teach yourself core functionality, new features, and tips for working efficiently in the modern Windows environment. Learn more here . You can pre-order Windows 10 Step by Step now. In the meantime, check out this free ebook: Introducing Windows 10 for IT Professionals, Preview Edition . It will be updated with RTM info soon!
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    Free ebook: Microsoft System Center Building a Virtualized Network Solution, Second Edition

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    We’re happy to announce the release of our newest free ebook, Microsoft System Center Building a Virtualized Network Solution, Second Edition (ISBN 9780735695801), by Nigel Cain, Michel Luescher, Damian Flynn, and Alvin Morales; Series Editor: Mitch Tulloch. Download all formats (PDF, Mobi and ePub) at the Microsoft Virtual Academy . Below you’ll find a few helpful sections from the Introduction. Enjoy! Introduction According to the Hyper-V Network Virtualization overview at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj134230.aspx , Network Virtualization “provides virtual networks to virtual machines similar to how server virtualization provides virtual machines to the operating system. Network Virtualization decouples virtual networks from the physical network...
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    Sample chapter: Deploy Your First Active Directory Forest and Domain

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    In this chapter from Deploying and Managing Active Directory with Windows PowerShell: Tools for cloud-based and hybrid environments , Charlie Russel covers how to create a new Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) forest where one has never existed before. This is, in some ways, the easiest task you're likely to face, but it's also one where getting it right is really important. The decisions you make here will affect the entire organization for the life of this deployment. Active Directory Windows PowerShell nouns used in this chapter: ADDSDomainController ADDSForestInstallation ADDSForest ADRootDSE ADObject Other Windows PowerShell commands used in this chapter: Get-NetAdapter Get-Member Set-NetIPAddress New-NetIPAddress Set-DnsClientServerAddress Get-NetIPAddress Rename-Computer Install...
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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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    NOTE: The Microsoft Press Guided Tours app has been discontinued and is no longer available in the Windows Store. If you have already installed the app, you can continue to use it for as long as you like. All the tours will remain available for download from within the app. 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...
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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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