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.
First up are a couple of Windows 10 books. Windows 10 IT Pro Essentials: Top 10 Tool, and Windows 10 IT Pro Essentials Support Secrets, both written by Ed Bott.
Next up are a couple of Azure books, first we have Migrating SQL Server Databases to Azure, by Carl Rabeler. “This ebook, Microsoft Azure Essentials Migrating SQL Server Databases to Azure, introduces you to SQL Server in an Azure virtual machine and to Azure SQL Database, and walks you through getting started with each approach. It takes you from creating a SQL Server instance in a virtual machine or as a platform service to migrating an on-premises database into Azure and then to securing the data and the database in Azure.”
Then we have Microsoft Azure Essentials Fundamentals of Azure Second Edition by Michael Collier and Robin Shahan. “This book 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 book 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.”
Then there are a couple of SharePoint Hybrid books. Planning and Preparing for Microsoft SharePoint Hybrid by Jeremy Taylor, and Configuring Microsoft SharePoint Hybrid Capabilities by Jeremy Taylor, Neil Hodgkinson and Manas Biswas. “The first book is part of a series to provide readers from all over the world with a guide on to connect SharePoint on-premises to Microsoft’s cloud services. You will gain insight into planning, architecture, configuration, and management of SharePoint hybrid. This book covers foundational topics with which you will learn more about Office 365 and Microsoft Azure, architecture planning, platform hygiene and preparation, directory synchronization, and how to configure a seamless single sign-on experience for users.”
“The next book provides a deep dive on various SharePoint hybrid capabilities, how to configure them, and considerations to take into account. There is a perception that hybrid deployments are very complex; this book proves that wrong, especially with the highlight on hybrid scenarios picker which provides a few clicks configuration wizard.”
Finally we have two books on unrelated topics. Introducing Microsoft Power BI by Alberto Ferrari and Marco Russo, and Microsoft System Center Data Protection for the Hybrid Cloud by Shreesh Dubey et al.
Don’t forget all Microsoft ebooks can be found on the Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA).