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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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    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 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 ...
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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! 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 to bringing key technologies and products together. See Office 365 from an administrator’s perspective...
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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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    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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    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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