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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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    Free ebook: Microsoft System Center Data Protection for the Hybrid Cloud

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    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 the Microsoft Virtual Academy . Below you’ll find a few helpful sections from the Introduction. Enjoy! Introduction If you are responsible for architecting and designing the backup strategy for your organization, especially if you're looking for ways to incorporate cloud backup into your business continuity scenarios, this book is for you. With the increasing trends in virtualization as well as the move to the pubic cloud, IT organizations are headed toward a world where data and...
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    New book: Exam Ref 70-534 Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions

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    We’re pleased to announce the availability of Exam Ref 70-534 Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions (ISBN 9780735697447), by Haishi Bai, Steve Maier, and Dan Stolts. Purchase from these online retailers: Microsoft Press Store Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Shop local Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-534—and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of Microsoft Azure solution design and architecture. 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 Microsoft Specialist level. Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives: • Describe Microsoft Azure infrastructure and networking • Help secure resources • Design an...
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    Free ebook: Microsoft Azure Essentials: Azure Web Apps for Developers

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    We’re happy to announce the release of our newest free ebook, Microsoft Azure Essentials: Azure Web Apps for Developers (9781509300594), by Rick Rainey. This is the fourth ebook in Microsoft Press’s free Microsoft Azure Essentials series. Download all formats (PDF, Mobi and ePub) at the Microsoft Virtual Academy . Below you’ll find the ebook’s Foreword, by Scott Guthrie, Executive Vice President of the Cloud and Enterprise group at Microsoft, as well as a few helpful sections from its Introduction. Enjoy! Foreword I’m thrilled to be able to share these Microsoft Azure Essentials ebooks with you. The power that Microsoft Azure gives you is thrilling but not unheard of from Microsoft. Many don’t realize that Microsoft has been building and managing...
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    Sample chapter: Planning and Deploying Session-based Virtual Desktops

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    This chapter from Virtualizing Desktops and Apps with Windows Server 2012 R2 Inside Out covers Remote Desktop Services (RDS), including planning infrastructure for session-based desktops, deploying session-based virtual desktops, and understanding high availability for RDS. Understanding RDS Planning infrastructure for session-based desktops Deploying session-based virtual desktops Understanding high availability for RDS Session-based virtual desktops are widely used by organizations to provide remote access to data and applications in a centralized and controlled environment. In Windows Server 2012 R2, Remote Desktop Services (RDS) provides the infrastructure to implement session-based virtual desktops and virtual machine (VM)–based virtual desktops. In older versions of Windows Server, session...
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    Save 55% on Windows Server 2012 R2 bundle

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    Ready for career advancement? Prove your mastery of the primary Windows Server 2012 R2 skills needed to reduce IT costs and deliver business value. For a limited time, save 55% when you buy Exam Ref 70-410, 70-411, and 70-412 together. Offer ends July 31, 2015. Details here . Information on each of the books can be found here: Exam Ref 70-410 Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2 Exam Ref 70-411 Administering Windows Server 2012 R2 Exam Ref 70-412 Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 R2 Services
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    ebook deal of the week: Node.js for .NET Developers

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    List price: $15.99   Sale price: $7.99 You save 50% Buy This offer expires Sunday, June 14 at 7:00 AM GMT. Build scalable, high-traffic websites and web applications with Node.jsFor many .NET programmers, Node.js represents a new way to build high-traffic websites and applications. Now there's a practical, concise introduction to Node.js specifically for Microsoft developers. David Gaynes guides you through the entire Node.js development process. 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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    Visio 2013 Power User Part 2 & 3 video courses from author Scott Helmers

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    Check out the new courses, Becoming a Visio 2013 Power User: Part 2 and Becoming a Visio 2013 Power User: Part 3 , from Microsoft Press author, Scott Helmers, and Microsoft Product Marketing Manager, Alex Matyushenko. Information on Becoming a Visio 2013 Power User: Part 1 can be found on our blog here and on the Microsoft Virtual Academy here . Becoming a Visio 2013 Power User: Part 2 Would you like to build on the Becoming a Visio 2013 Power User foundation? Take this next step in becoming a Power User, as you explore the features that set Visio apart from other diagramming applications, including data. A picture is worth a thousand words, and a Visio diagram can be worth so much more. Find out how to easily create data-rich Visio diagrams and sophisticated, data-driven shapes that can elevate...
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    Quick news: "Pick Your Perfect Pair" ebook sweepstakes winners

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    Here are the ten winners of our “Pick Your Perfect Pair” sweepstakes! Each winner will get two free eBooks of choice from Microsoft Press. 1) Juan Ruiz (Mexico) 2) Andreas Blase (Germany) 3) Charles Arey (United States) 4) Sai Kiran (India) 5) Ada Miller (United States) 6) Victor Gonzalez (United States) 7) Silke Roth (Germany) 8) Christopher Johnson (United States) 9) Alan Frey (United States) 10) Yuliya Pupysheva (Russia) All winners have been contacted via the email address submitted with entry. For any questions, please contact community@microsoftpressstore.com .
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    New content in the Microsoft Press Guided Tours app: Fundamentals of Azure

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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: Fundamentals of Azure.” 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 four 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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    Sample chapter: Virtualizing Desktops and Apps with Windows Server 2012 R2 Inside Out: Planning and Implementing App-V

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    Application virtualization is a lesser-known technology that is expanding rapidly. This chapter from Virtualizing Desktops and Apps with Windows Server 2012 R2 Inside Out provides an overview of App-V and covers application virtualization infrastructure, planning App-V infrastructure, and deploying App-V infrastructure. Overview of App-V Application virtualization infrastructure Planning App-V infrastructure Deploying App-V infrastructure Virtualization usage has been expanding throughout the last several years. Although many IT administrators are now familiar with desktop and server virtualization, application virtualization is a lesser-known technology that is expanding rapidly. Simply put, application virtualization is a technology that delivers applications to computing devices in isolated...
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    ebook deal of the week: Exam Ref 70-695 Deploying Windows Devices and Enterprise Apps

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    List price: $31.99   Sale price: $15.99 You save 50% Buy This offer expires Sunday, June 7 at 7:00 AM GMT. Prepare for Microsoft certification Exam 70-695 and demonstrate your skills in deploying Windows apps and devices in the enterprise. Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-695 - and demonstrate your real-world mastery of deploying Windows devices and enterprise apps. The exam is a required exam for the new MCSE certification in Enterprise App and Device Deployment and Management. 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...
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    Quick news: T-SQL Querying overview video with Itzik Ben-Gan

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    T-SQL insiders Itzik Ben-Gan, Adam Machanic, Dejan Sarka, and Kevin Farlee help you tackle your toughest queries and query-tuning problems with T-SQL Querying . In this video , author Itzik Ben-Gan provides an overview of the book and explains some of the thought that went into its development.
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