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Free ebooks: Windows 10 IT Pro Essentials, Microsoft Azure Essentials and SharePoint Hybrid

Having taken a sabbatical over the summer I’m back and have a little bit of catching up to do! In my absence Microsoft Press have been busy this summer with a number of free ebooks which look like they will be really useful to the seasoned IT professional. Continue reading

Free ebooks: Microsoft Azure Essentials series: Fundamentals of Azure and Azure Automation

Microsoft Azure Essentials - Fundamentals of Azure

I’m playing catch with a few blog posts as the blog has taken a back seat recently while I have been working on a large project, so you may already know about these!

Microsoft Press have released a couple of new ebooks about Microsoft Azure, in a series entitled Microsoft Azure Essentials.

The first is Microsoft Azure Essentials: Fundamentals of Azure by Michael Collier and Robin Shahan.

From the Introduction:

“This ebook covers the fundamentals of Azure you need to start developing solutions right away. It concentrates on the features of the Azure platform that you are most likely to need to know rather than on every feature and service available on the platform. This ebook also provides several walkthroughs you can follow to learn how to create VMs and virtual networks, websites and storage accounts, and so on. In many cases, real-world tips are included to help you get the most out of your Azure experience.”

See the MS Press blog post here, and download the ebook from the MVA here.

Microsoft Azure Essentials- Azure Automation

 

The second ebook is Microsoft Azure Essentials: Azure Automation by Michael McKeown.

From the Introduction:

“This ebook introduces a fairly new feature of Microsoft Azure called Azure Automation. Using a highly scalable workflow execution environment, Azure Automation allows you to orchestrate frequent deployment and life cycle management tasks using runbooks based on Windows PowerShell Workflow functionality. These runbooks are stored in and backed up by Azure. By automating runbooks, you can greatly minimize the occurrence of errors when carrying out repeated tasks and process automation.”

See the MS Press blog post here, and download the ebook from the MVA here.

Don’t forget all Microsoft ebooks can be found on the Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA).

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Free ebook: Microsoft System Center: Integrated Cloud Platform

Microsoft System Center - Integrated Cloud Platform

Microsoft Press have released another free System Center ebook, Microsoft System Center: Integrated Cloud Platform.

The ebook can be downloaded from here, or view the original Microsoft Press blog post here.

The book is targeted at IT executives and architects interested in Microsoft’s cloud strategy. The book is organised by cloud type and covers Hybrid, Private, Public and Service provider cloud scenarios.

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Free ebook: Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2014

Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2014 - Technical Overview

Microsoft Press have released a free ebook, Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2014 – Technical Overview.

The ebook can be downloaded from here, or view the original Microsoft Press blog post here.

Microsoft SQL Server 2014 is the next generation of the popular database server, the book covers many of the new improvements in the latest version.

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Free ebook: Microsoft System Center: Building a Virtualized Network Solution

Microsoft System Center Building a Virtualized Network SolutionMicrosoft Press have released another free ebook in the System Center series.

Microsoft System Center: Building a Virtualized Network Solution

The book is designed for architects and cloud fabric administrators to help decision making during the design process and build out of a virtualized network solution.

It can be downloaded from the Microsoft Virtual Academy, along with many other.

The MS Press blog post can be found here.

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