"Welcome

  • Microsoft Press

    New book: Enterprise Mobility Suite: Managing BYOD and Company-Owned Devices

    • 0 Comments
    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 – Shop local Manage all the mobile devices your workforce relies on Learn how to use Microsoft’s breakthrough Enterprise Mobility Suite to help securely manage all your BYOD and company-owned mobile devices: Windows, iOS, and Android. Two of the leading mobile device management experts at Microsoft show you how to systematically help protect employee privacy and corporate assets without compromising productivity. You’ll find best practices, step-by-step guidance, and real-world scenarios...
  • Microsoft Press

    Free ebook: Managing Agile Open-Source Software Projects with Microsoft Visual Studio Online

    • 6 Comments
    We’re happy to announce the release of our newest free ebook, Managing Agile Open-Source Software Projects with Microsoft Visual Studio Online (ISBN 9781509300648), by Brian Blackman, Gordon Beeming, Michael Fourie, and Willy-Peter Schaub. With this ebook, the ALM Rangers share their best practices in managing solution requirements and shipping solutions in an agile environment, an environment where transparency, simplicity, and trust prevail. The ebook is for Agile development teams and their Scrum Masters who want to explore and learn from the authors’ “dogfooding” experiences and their continuous adaptation of software requirements management. Product Owners and other stakeholders will also find value in this ebook by learning how they can support their Agile development...
  • Microsoft Press

    Free ebook: Creating Mobile Apps with Xamarin.Forms, Preview Edition 2

    • 4 Comments
    The second preview edition of Charles Petzold’s Creating Mobile Apps with Xamarin.Forms: Cross-platform C# programming for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone is now available for download! Below you’ll find the download link and the ebook’s full Introduction. Enjoy! Download all formats (PDF, Mobi and ePub) at the Microsoft Virtual Academy . Introduction This is the second Preview Edition of a book about writing applications for Xamarin.Forms, the exciting new mobile development platform for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone unveiled by Xamarin in May 2014. Xamarin.Forms lets you write shared user-interface code in C# and XAML (the Extensible Application Markup Language) that maps to native controls on these three platforms. This book is a Preview Edition because it’s...
  • Microsoft Press

    Sample chapter: Design and Implement an Azure Storage Strategy

    • 0 Comments
    In this chapter from Exam Ref 70-532 Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions , you will learn how to implement each of the Azure Storage services, how to monitor them, and how to manage access. You’ll also learn how to work with Azure SQL Database. Azure Storage and Azure SQL Database both play an important role in the Microsoft Azure Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) strategy for storage. Azure Storage enables storage and retrieval of large amounts of unstructured data. You can store content files such as documents and media in the Blob service, use the Table service for NoSQL data, use the Queue service for reliable messages, and use the File service for Server Message Block (SMB) file share scenarios. Azure SQL Database provides classic relational database features as part of an elastic scale service...
  • Microsoft Press

    Guest article: Kanban anti-patterns

    • 0 Comments
    Hello! Eric Brechner here. Kanban is a workflow management technique that has moved from the manufacturing line to the software team room and kitchen corkboard. It’s associated with notecards traveling across a board as the work they represent is completed. Naïve or misinformed people might think that’s all there is to Kanban, which is understandable, because Kanban is so simple. But if you’re just moving notecards on a board, you’re employing only a tiny fraction of Kanban’s power. You can grasp the basics of Kanban quickly by reading my book, Agile Project Management with Kanban . However, if you think you know Kanban already and aren’t seeing the benefits of continuous value delivery, simple planning and estimation, tight customer connection, inherent...
  • Microsoft Press

    Sample chapter: T-SQL Querying: TOP and OFFSET-FETCH

    • 0 Comments
    This chapter from T-SQL Querying starts with the logical design aspects of the filters. It then uses a paging scenario to demonstrate their optimization. The chapter also covers the use of TOP with modification statements. Finally, the chapter demonstrates the use of TOP and OFFSET-FETCH in solving practical problems like top N per group and median. Classic filters in SQL like ON, WHERE, and HAVING are based on predicates. TOP and OFFSET-FETCH are filters that are based on a different concept: you indicate order and how many rows to filter based on that order. Many filtering tasks are defined based on order and a required number of rows. It’s certainly good to have language support in T-SQL that allows you to phrase the request in a manner that is similar to the way you think about the task...
  • Microsoft Press

    ebook deal of the week: Exam Ref 70-532 Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions

    • 0 Comments
    List price: $31.99   Sale price: $15.99 You save 50% Buy This deal expires on Sunday, April 5 at 7:01 GMT Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-532--and demonstrate your skills in designing, programming, implementing, automating, and monitoring Microsoft Azure solutions. Designed for experienced developers ready to advance their status, Exam Ref focuses on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the Microsoft Specialist level. 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...
  • Microsoft Press

    Get a free eBook by passing a qualifying MCP exam by June 30

    • 0 Comments
    Take and pass a qualifying MCP exam between March 24, 2015 and June 30, 2015 and earn a free Microsoft eBook!  If you pass an exam, expect an email within 3 weeks containing an eBook rewards code. Only one eBook will be given regardless of the number of exams taken and while supplies last. For more details on this offer, check out the Born to Learn blog post here.
  • Microsoft Press

    Sample chapter: Implement an Azure Active Directory

    • 0 Comments
    Integrating Azure Active Directory with existing directories is one of the most common tasks for an IT professional. This chapter from Exam Ref 70-533 Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions shows you how to implement directory synchronization, integrate Azure Active Directory with Office 365, configure a custom domain, and monitor Azure Active Directory. Microsoft Azure Active Directory is the identity and access management solution for the Microsoft Azure platform. Organizations can use Azure Active Directory to configure access to applications used by the organization, manage users and groups, configure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) for users, identify irregular sign-in activity using advanced machine learning algorithms, extend existing on-premises Windows Server Active...
  • Microsoft Press

    Microsoft Press Guided Tours app updated: Now with more tours!

    • 0 Comments
    The free Microsoft Press Guided Tours app is newly updated on Windows Store! 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. Now included are free guided tours to 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, CSS, and JavaScript, by author Kraig Brockschmidt Using Microsoft Azure HDInsight, by Avkash Chauhan, Valentine Fontama, Michele Hart, Wee Hyong Tok, and...
  • Microsoft Press

    From the MVPs: Office 365 Multi-factor Authentication with Microsoft Azure Active Directory

    • 0 Comments
    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 their knowledge, real-world experience, and impartial and objective feedback to help people enhance the way they use technology. Of the millions of individuals who participate in technology communities, around 4,000 are recognized as Microsoft MVPs. You can read more original MVP-authored content on the Microsoft MVP Award Program Blog . This post is by Office 365 MVP Nuno Árias Silva . Thanks, Nuno! Office 365 with Microsoft Azure Active Directory is an enterprise-level identity and access management...
  • Microsoft Press

    New book: Agile Project Management with Kanban

    • 0 Comments
    We’re pleased to announce the availability of Agile Project Management with Kanban (ISBN 9780735698956), by Eric Brechner. Purchase from these online retailers: Microsoft Press Store Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Shop local Use Kanban to maximize efficiency, predictability, quality, and value With Kanban, every minute you spend on a software project can add value for customers. One book can help you achieve this goal: Agile Project Management with Kanban . Author Eric Brechner pioneered Kanban within the Xbox engineering team at Microsoft. Now he shows you exactly how to make it work for your team. 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...
  • Microsoft Press

    Free ebook: Microsoft System Center Deploying Hyper-V with Software-Defined Storage & Networking

    • 0 Comments
    We’re happy to announce the release of our newest free ebook, Microsoft System Center Deploying Hyper-V with Software-Defined Storage & Networking (ISBN 9780735695672), by Microsoft TechNet and the Cloud Platform Team; Series Editor: Mitch Tulloch. Download all formats (PDF, Mobi and ePub) hosted by the Microsoft Virtual Academy . Introduction When you’re looking at testing a new IT solution—such as implementing a software-defined datacenter that includes virtualization, networking, and storage—the best starting point is always to get advice from someone who has already done it. You can learn from experience what to do and what to avoid. That’s the idea behind this book. We’ve gone through the work of deploying Windows Server, Microsoft System Center, and the innovations that Microsoft...
  • Microsoft Press

    Sample chapter: Extend Microsoft Access Applications to the Cloud: Creating a Blank Web App and Using Templates

    • 0 Comments
    In this chapter from Extend Microsoft Access Applications to the Cloud , you'll see how you can create a new blank web app using design tools without needing to import existing data. You’ll also look at basic design activities such as creating lookups and relationships, adding validation rules, indexing, and using calculated fields. In this chapter: Creating a blank web app Adding template tables Creating a new table Editing the design of a table Creating lookups and relationships Adding indexing Adding validation rules Adding calculated fields Summary Find the complete chapter here: https://www.microsoftpressstore.com/articles/article.aspx?p=2302365 .
  • Microsoft Press

    ebook deal of the week: Inside Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3

    • 0 Comments
    List price: $55.99   Sale price: $27.99 You save 50% Buy This deal expires on Sunday, March 22 at 7:01 GMT Fully updated for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3! Dig into the architecture and internals of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 - with firsthand insights from the team that designed and developed it. Deepen your knowledge of the underlying frameworks, components, and tools - and deliver custom ERP applications with the extensibility and performance your business needs. 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...
  • Microsoft Press

    From the MVPs: Manage media delivery in the Cloud with Microsoft Azure and Media Services

    • 0 Comments
    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 their knowledge, real-world experience, and impartial and objective feedback to help people enhance the way they use technology. Of the millions of individuals who participate in technology communities, around 4,000 are recognized as Microsoft MVPs. You can read more original MVP-authored content on the Microsoft MVP Award Program Blog . This post is by ASP.Net/IIS MVP Julien Corioland . Thanks, Julien! Manage media delivery in the Cloud with Microsoft Azure and Media Services This article talks...
  • Microsoft Press

    Virtual Event: A Look Ahead: Security & the Cloud

    • 0 Comments
    Wednesday, March 25, A Look Ahead: Security & the Cloud Virtual Event is streaming live. Register here! Event Overview: Industry thought leaders, Microsoft experts and other Microsoft customers will share their perspectives on what’s next for security and the cloud. Virtual attendees will have access to behind the scenes interviews and the opportunity to download related session materials, take polls, share ideas, ask questions to experts and speakers through live chat and Twitter. Agenda Highlights: What is the current cybersecurity landscape? Gartner Research Vice President Lawrence Orans will discuss the current state of cybersecurity and analyze trends going forward. Explore real-world approaches. Tom Flanagan, VP of Technology at Alain Pinel Realtors, and Steve...
Page 3 of 99 (1,670 items) 12345»