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E-Books in English

Azure

Moved to: E-Book Gallery for Microsoft Technologies: Azure (EN)

Skype for Business (Lync)

Microsoft Lync Server 2013 Step by Step for Anyone

 

Installing & Upgrading Skype for Business Server 2015 Step by Step for Anyone

 

Skype for Business User Tips & Tricks Step by Step for Anyone

 

Office

Deployment guide for Office 2013 (v. Oct 2013)

Office and SharePoint content publishing team

Guide

Learn how to install and configure the new Office in your organization. Topics include volume activation, Group Policy, and customization.

Applies to: Office 2013 (with Office 365)

Source: TechNet library

E-Book publication date: October 2013

281 pages

EPUBMOBIPDF | Source content

First Look: Microsoft Office 2010

Katherine Murray

Overview

Welcome to Office 2010. Whether you work primarily in the office or on the go, you’ll find smart tools in this release that enable you to get your work done easier, faster, and more professionally than ever. All the freedom to multitask built into Office 2010 has an upside you might not expect: being able to work anywhere, anytime means more flexibility, which translates to higher efficiency and effectiveness. And when your work is done quickly and well, you have more time left over for the people, places, and possibilities that intrigue you.

Applies to: Office 2010

Publisher: Microsoft Press

E-book publication date: January 2010

202 pages

XPS | PDF | Source content

Microsoft Office 365: Connect and Collaborate Virtually Anywhere, Anytime

Katherine Murray

Step-by-Step

This book shows you how you can use cloud computing—and specifically, Office 365—to get more done, collaborate more easily, and work more flexibly than you ever have before.

Applies to: Office 365

Publisher: Microsoft Press

E-book publication date: August 2011

337 pages

EPUB | MOBI | PDF | Source content

Microsoft Office 365 for professionals and small businesses: Help and How To

Office 365 User Assistance Team

Step-by-Step

Your organization uses Microsoft Office 365 for professionals and small businesses to communicate and collaborate. Office 365 includes email, document sharing, Microsoft Office Web Apps and more. There are important tasks that you need to do to use all of the features of Office 365. This guide leads you through those steps.

Applies to: Office 365 for professionals and small businesses

Source: Microsoft Online Help

E-book publication date: June 2012

197 pages

EPUBMOBIPDFSource content

Security and Privacy for Microsoft Office 2010 Users

Mitch Tulloch

Guide

Take control—and put the built-in security and privacy features in Microsoft Office to work! Whether downloading documents, publishing a presentation, or collaborating online—this guide offers concise, how-to guidance and best practices to help protect your documents and your ideas.

Applies to: Office 2010

Publisher: Microsoft Press

E-book publication date: February 2012

98 pages

EPUB | MOBI | PDF | Source content

 

Sharepoint

 

 

The Wiki Ninjas Guide to SharePoint 2013

 

The Wiki Ninjas Guide to SharePoint 2013 - IDTP

 

Integration of HTTP/ HTTPs WCF Services (REST & SOAP) in SharePoint 2013

Explore SharePoint 2013

Office and SharePoint content publishing team

Guide

Learns what's new in SharePoint Server 2013 and SharePoint Foundation 2013

Applies to: SharePoint 2013

Source: TechNet Library

E-book publication date: October 2012

100 pages

EPUBMOBIPDF | Source content

Deployment guide for SharePoint 2013 (v. October 2012)

Office and SharePoint content publishing team

Guide

Get a head start on installing and configuring SharePoint Server 2013 or SharePoint Foundation 2013 with this deployment guide.

Applies to: SharePoint 2013

Source: TechNet Library

E-book publication date: October 2012

1031 pages

EPUBMOBIPDF | Source content

Test Lab Guide: eBook for SharePoint Server 2013 Intranet and Team Sites

Office and SharePoint content publishing team

Guide

Learn how to create a test lab containing intranet and team sites in a SharePoint Server 2013 three-tier farm.

Applies to: SharePoint 2013

Source: TechNet Library

E-book publication date: May 2013

44 pages

EPUB  | MOBIPDFDOC |Source content

Create a Balanced Scorecard

SharePoint Business Intelligence Content Team 

Quick Step-by-Step

Learn how to create scorecards and strategy maps across various measurements and display them in one dashboard by using PerformancePoint Services in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010.

Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010

Source: TechNet Library

E-book publication date: June 2012

32 pages

EPUBMOBIPDFSource content

Configure Kerberos Authentication for SharePoint 2010 Products

Tom Wisnowski

Guide

This document covers the concepts of identity in SharePoint 2010 products, how Kerberos authentication plays a critical role in authentication and delegation in business intelligence scenarios, and the situations where Kerberos authentication should be leveraged or may be required in solution designs. It also covers how to configure Kerberos authentication end-to-end within your environment, including scenarios which use various service applications in SharePoint Server. Additional tools and resources are described to help you test and validate Kerberos configuration.

Applies to: SharePoint 2010

Source: White paper

E-book publication date: May 2012

220 pages

EPUBMOBIPDF | Source content

SharePoint Server for Business Intelligence

SharePoint Business Intelligence Content Team

Step-by-Step

Step-by-step, learn how to install and configure SharePoint Server 2010 and SQL Server 2008 to create a robust infrastructure to support business intelligence.

Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010, SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 R2

Source: TechNet Library

E-book publication date: June 2012

117 pages

EPUB | MOBI | PDF | Source content

Business continuity management for SharePoint Server 2010

Office and SharePoint content publishing team

Guide

Provides information about the business decisions, processes, and tools you put in place in advance to handle crises, such as backing up and restoring data. Information includes features of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 that are likely to be part of your business continuity management strategy.

Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010

Source: TechNet library

E-book publication date: October 2011

942 pages

EPUB | MOBI | PDF | Source content

Deployment guide for SharePoint Server 2010

Office and SharePoint content publishing team

Guide

This book includes information deployment scenarios, step-by-step installation instructions, and post-installation configuration steps for deploying Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010.

Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010

Source: TechNet library

E-book publication date: October 2011

936 pages

EPUB | MOBI | PDF | Source content

Get started with SharePoint Server 2010

Office and SharePoint content publishing team

Guide

This book provides basic information about the capabilities of and requirements for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010. The audiences for this book include application specialists, line-of-business application specialists, information architects, IT generalists, program managers, and infrastructure specialists who are just starting to learn about SharePoint Server 2010 and want a quick introduction plus installation steps.

Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010

Source: TechNet library

E-book publication date: October 2011

50 pages

EPUBMOBIPDF | Source content

Governance guide for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010

Office and SharePoint content publishing team

Guide

This book provides guidance to help you determine the aspects of a Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 deployment to govern and the governance techniques to use. Governance is the set of policies, roles, responsibilities, and processes that you establish in your enterprise to guide, direct, and control how it uses technologies to accomplish business goals. To strike the right balance between the needs of the users of your SharePoint Server 2010 deployment and the IT professionals who deploy and operate SharePoint Server 2010, we recommend that you form a governance body that includes representatives of all stakeholders in the SharePoint Server 2010 deployment. This body can then create and enforce rules that govern the use of SharePoint Server 2010.

Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010

Source: TechNet library

E-book publication date: October 2011

128 pages

EPUB | MOBI | PDF | Source content

Profile synchronization guide for SharePoint Server 2010

Office and SharePoint content publishing team

Guide

This book describes how to plan and configure profile synchronization in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010. Also included is technical reference information about profile properties, data types, and permissions.

Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010

Source: TechNet library

E-book publication date: October 2011

263 pages

EPUBMOBIPDF | Source content

Remote BLOB storage for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010

Office and SharePoint content publishing team

Guide

How to use Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 together with Remote BLOB Storage (RBS) and Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express and Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Express to optimize database storage resources.

Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010

Source: TechNet library

E-book publication date: October 2011

63 pages

EPUBMOBIPDF | Source content

Technical reference for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010

Office and SharePoint content publishing team

Guide

This book includes technical information about the Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 provider for Windows PowerShell and other helpful reference information about general settings, security, and tools.

Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010

Source: TechNet library

E-book publication date: October 2011

1557 pages

EPUB | MOBI | PDF | Source content

Upgrading to SharePoint Server 2010

Office and SharePoint content publishing team

Guide

This book is designed to guide administrators and IT professionals through the process of upgrading to Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010.

Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010

Source: TechNet library

E-book publication date: October 2011

605 pages

EPUB | MOBI | PDF | Source content

SQL Server

Moved to: E-Book Gallery for Microsoft Technologies: SQL (EN)

System Center

Cmdlet Reference for App Controller in System Center 2012 SP1

Microsoft

Reference

The Windows PowerShell module for App Controller includes cmdlets that are designed specifically for App Controller. This Cmdlet Reference contains the help files for these cmdlets. The topics in this guide include information about the cmdlets and their associated parameters, and provide examples about how to use the cmdlets.

Applies to: System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1) - App Controller

Source: TechNet Library

E-book publication date: April 2013

76 pages

EPUBMOBIPDFSSource content

Introducing Microsoft System Center 2012 R2

Mitch Tulloch with Symon Perriman and the System Center team

Overview

Get a high-level overview of System Center 2012 R2—and get a running start transforming your datacenter and cloud-optimizing your business. This guide introduces core features and functionality, with technical advice and under-the-hood insights from a Microsoft MVP and members of the System Center team at Microsoft.

Applies to: System Center

Source: Microsoft Press

E-book publication date: January 2014

180 pages

EPUB | MOBI | PDF | SSource content

Microsoft System Center: Building a Virtualized Network Solution

Mitch Tulloch with Nigel Cain, Alvin Morales, Michel Luescher, Damian Flynn

Guide

This book is geared to private and hybrid cloud architects preparing to design and build a virtualized network solution based on Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012 SP1, or later. Written by experts on the Microsoft System Center team and with Microsoft MVP Mitch Tulloch as series editor, this title focuses on architecture and design.

Applies to: System Center

Source: Microsoft Press

E-book publication date: February 2014

136 pages

EPUB | MOBI | PDF | Source content

Microsoft System Center: Cloud Management with App Controller

Yung Chou, Keith Mayer, Mitch Tulloch

Guide

Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 App Controller is uniquely positioned as both an enabler and a self-service vehicle for connecting clouds and implementing the hybrid computing model. In Microsoft’s cloud computing solutions, both System Center and Windows Azure play critical roles. System Center can be used to transform enterprise IT from a device-based infrastructure and deployment strategy to a service-based user-centric consumption model based on private cloud computing. Windows Azure on the other hand is a subscription-based public cloud platform that enables the development, deployment, and management of cloud solutions. App Controller is the glue that unifies these two platforms by providing a single interface that enables administrators to perform complex operations without overwhelming them with the underlying technical complexities involved.

This book serves as an introduction to implementing and managing the hybrid computing solutions using App Controller. It describes the basic concepts, processes, and operations involved in connecting, consuming, and managing resources that are deployed both on and off premises. Each chapter provides a concise, self-contained walkthrough for a specific aspect of managing private, public, and hybrid clouds using App Controller. 

Applies to: System Center

Source: Microsoft Press

E-book publication date: November 2013

118 pages

EPUB | MOBI | PDF | SSource content

Microsoft System Center: Configuration Manager Field Experience

Rushi Faldu, Manish Raval, Brandon Linton, Kaushal Pandey, Mitch Tulloch

Guide

The purpose of this book is to provide System Center 2012 Configuration Manager administrators with helpful and tested real-world guidance from consultants and product experts at Microsoft. We want you to get the most out of using Configuration Manager in your environment regardless of whether the task at hand is querying the Configuration Manager database for system information, creating and customizing reports, or deploying operating system images to client machines. 

Applies to: System Center

Source: Microsoft Press

E-book publication date: October 2013

186 pages

EPUB | MOBI | PDF | Companion filesSSource content

Microsoft System Center: Designing Orchestrator Runbooks

David Ziembicki, Aaron Cushner, Andreas Rynes, Mitch Tulloch

Guide

We believe that orchestration and automation are becoming increasingly important in IT organizations of all sizes and across all infrastructure types ranging from on-premises to cloud-based. Orchestration and automation can help reduce the cost of IT while improving consistency and quality of IT service delivery. Like any powerful technology. however, it can be both used and abused. Our objective with this book is to provide a framework for runbook design and IT process automation to help you get the most out of System Center Orchestrator 2012 and to help you utilize Orchestrator in concert with the rest of the System Center for an enterprise-wide and systematic approach to process automation. 

Applies to: System Center

Source: Microsoft Press

E-book publication date: September 2013

186 pages

EPUB | MOBI | PDF | Companion files & Source content

Microsoft System Center: Network Virtualization and Cloud Computing

Mitch Tulloch with Nader Benmessaoud, CJ Williams, Uma Mahesh Mudigonda

Guide

This brief book identifies some key usage and deployment scenarios for cloud computing to provide some deep technical background on the Microsoft SDN solution, enabling IT professionals to quickly learn the internals of HNV, how it works from end to end, and where and how it should be used.

Applies to: System Center

Source: Microsoft Press

E-book publication date: March 2014

94 pages

EPUB | MOBI | PDF | Source content

Microsoft System Center: Optimizing Service Manager

Thomas Ellermann, Kathleen Wilson, Karsten Nielsen, John Clark, and series editor Mitch Tulloch

Guide

Part of a series of specialized guides on System Center—this book provides a framework for planning and delivering a successful Service Manager project. Written by experts on the Microsoft System Center team and with Microsoft MVP Mitch Tulloch as series editor, this title delivers concise guidance, from-the-field insights, and best practices for optimizing and maintaining your Service Manager environment. 

Applies to: System Center

Source: Microsoft Press

E-book publication date: December 2013

96 pages

EPUB | MOBI | PDF | Companion files & Source content

Microsoft System Center: Troubleshooting Configuration Manager

Rushi Faldu, Manoj Kumar Pal, Andre Della Monica, Kaushal Pandey, Mitch Tulloch

Guide

As the authors of this book, we have tried provide you with insights and tips on troubleshooting System Center 2012 Configuration Manager drawn from our insider knowledge and real-world field experience. While most of you who are Configuration Manager administrators are fairly comfortable with the product and can perform common management tasks, many of you still have pain points when it comes to certain aspects of how the product works. This book is our attempt to address some of these gaps and pain points.

Applies to: System Center

Source: Microsoft Press

E-book publication date: November 2013

108 pages

EPUB | MOBI | PDF | Source content

Technical Documentation for System Center 2012 - Virtual Machine Manager

VMM Information Experience Team

Guide

Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) is a management solution for the virtualized datacenter, enabling you to configure and manage your virtualization host, networking, and storage resources in order to create and deploy virtual machines and services to private clouds that you have created.

Applies to: System Center 2012 - Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) and Virtual Machine Manager in System Center 2012 Service Pack

Source: TechNet Library

E-book publication date: April 2013

549 pages

EPUBMOBIPDFSource content

Visual Studio

Better Unit Testing with Microsoft Fakes

Visual Studio ALM Rangers

Guide 

This book contains practical guidance for migrating to and unit testing with Microsoft Fakes. Practical walk-throughs allow you to navigate basic and advanced concepts, giving you a comfortable and confident start in implementing Microsoft Fakes as a mocking solution.

Applies to: Visual Studio 2012

E-book publication date: March 2013

97 Pages

EPUBMOBI | PPDF

Building a Release Pipeline with Team Foundation Server 2012

patterns & practices

Guide

Leaders in the world of online businesses have shrunk the timeline for software delivery from months to days or even hours. No matter what size business you have, customers now expect features such as real-time customer service and frequent releases of services.

The goal of this guidance is to put you on the road toward continuous delivery. By continuous delivery, we mean that through techniques such as versioning, continuous integration, automation, and environment management, you will be able to decrease the time between when you first have an idea and when that idea is realized as software that's in production. Any software that has successfully gone through your release process will be software that is production ready, and you can give it to customers whenever your business demands dictate. We also hope to show that there are practical business reasons that justify every improvement you want to make.   .

Applies to: Visual Studio 2012

Source: MSDN Library (patterns & practices)

E-book publication date: September 2013

161 Pages

PDF | EPUBSource content

Developer's Guide to Dependency Injection Using Unity

patterns & practices

Guide

This guide is one of the resources available with the Unity v3 release to help you to learn about Unity, learn about some of the problems and issues that Unity can help you to address, and get started using Unity in your applications. Unity is primarily a dependency injection container and so the guide also contains an introduction to dependency injection that you can read in isolation even if you don’t plan to use Unity, although we hope you will.

This book is intended for any architect, developer, or information technology (IT) professional who designs, builds, or operates applications and services and who wants to learn how to realize the benefits of using the Unity dependency injection container in his or her applications. You should be familiar with the Microsoft .NET Framework, and Microsoft Visual Studio to derive full benefit from reading this guide.

Applies to: Visual Studio 2012

Source: MSDN Library (patterns & practices)

E-book publication date: August 2013

142 pages

PDF | EPUB | Source content

Developer's Guide to Microsoft Enterprise Library, 2nd Edition

patterns & practices

Guide 

Microsoft Enterprise Library is a collection of application blocks designed to assist developers with common enterprise development challenges. Application blocks are a type of guidance, provided as source code that can be used "as is," extended, or modified by developers for use in their development projects.

Applies to:Visual Studio 2012

Source: MSDN Library (patterns & practices)

E-book publication date: November 2013

245 pages

PDF | EPUBSource content

Moving to Microsoft Visual Studio 2010

Patrice Pelland, Pascal Paré, and Ken Haines

Guide

This book is for professional developers who are working with previous versions of Visual Studio and are looking to make the move to Visual Studio 2010 Professional.

Applies to: Visual Studio 2010

Publisher: Microsoft Press

E-book publication date: September 2010

36 pages

XPS | PDF | Source content

.NET Technology Guide for Business Applications

Cesar de la Torre and David Carmona

Guide

This guide will help you select the right Microsoft development technologies and approaches for your custom .NET application development, depending on the priorities you have for your application and business domain. It is targeted to decision makers, software architects, development leads, and developers who are involved in selecting which technologies to use for their applications and projects, and specifically covers custom enterprise application development, although independent software vendors (ISVs) might also find the information and recommendations useful.

Applies to: Visual Studio

Source: Microsoft Press

E-book publication date: November 2013

70 pages

PDF | Source content

Testing for Continuous Delivery with Visual Studio 2012

patterns & practices

Guide

Testing is potentially an obstacle to agile software deployment. The smallest change in your code could require the whole application to be retested. This book shows you how to minimize these costs by using the testing infrastructure of Visual Studio 2012. The code samples gives you a starting point to test your infrastructure.

Applies to: Visual Studio 2012

Source: MSDN Library (patterns & practices)

E-book publication date: December 2012

248 pages

EPUB | MOBI | PDF | Source content

Upgrade Team Foundation Server 2012: the ultimate upgrade guide

Tim Elhajj

Step-by-Step

This is the same guidance that Microsoft offers its upgrade customers, now in an e-book format for your convenience. Step-by-step guidance that covers the most popular upgrade tasks, including in-place upgrades and upgrades that involve moving to new hardware.

Applies to: Visual Studio 2012, Team Foundation Server 2012

Source: MSDN Library

E-book publication date: July 2012

61 pages

EPUB | MOBI | PDF | Source content

Web Development

ASP.NET Multi-Tier Windows Azure Application Using Storage Tables, Queues, and Blobs

Rick Anderson Tom Dykstra

Step-by-Step

This tutorial series shows how to create a multi-tier ASP.NET MVC 4 web application that uses Windows Azure Storage tables, queues, and blobs, and how to deploy the application to a Windows Azure Cloud Service. The tutorials assume that you have no prior experience using Windows Azure. On completing the series, you'll know how to build a resilient and scalable data-driven web application and deploy it to the cloud.

Applies to: Windows Azure, ASP.NET MVC, Windows Azure Storage Queues, Windows Azure Storage Tables, Windows Azure Storage Blobs

Source: WindowsAzure.com

E-book publication date: February 2013

207 pages

EPUBMOBIPDFSSource content

ASP.NET Web Deployment using Visual Studio

Tom Dykstra

Step-by-Step

This tutorial series shows you how to deploy (publish) an ASP.NET web application to a Windows Azure Web Site or a third-party hosting provider, by using Visual Studio 2012 or Visual Studio 2010. You develop a web application in order to make it available to people over the Internet. But web programming tutorials typically stop right after they've shown you how to get something working on your development computer. This tutorial begins where the others leave off: you've built a web site, tested it, and it's ready to go. What's next? This tutorial shows you how to deploy first to IIS on your local development computer for testing, and then to Windows Azure or a thirdparty hosting provider for staging and production. The sample application that you'll deploy is a web application project that uses the Entity Framework, SQL Server, and the ASP.NET membership system. Entity Framework Code First Migrations is used to deploy the application database. The sample application uses ASP.NET Web Forms, but the procedures shown apply also to ASP.NET MVC and Web API.

Applies to: ASP.NET, Visual Studio 2010, Visual Studio 2012, Windows Azure

Source: ASP .NET Site

E-book publication date: April 2013

155 pages

EPUBMOBIPDFSSource content

ASP.NET Web Deployment with SQL Server Compact using Visual Studio 2010

Tom Dykstra

Step-by-Step

This tutorial series shows how to make an ASP.NET web application that uses SQL Server Compact available over the internet by deploying it to a third-party hosting provider. Uses Visual Studio 2010 without the Web Publish Update. Does not use Entity Framework Code First Migrations for deployment. For more up-to-date information about deployment features, or for information about how to deploy SQL Server editions other than SQL Server Compact, see ASP.NET Web Deployment using Visual Studio.

Applies to: ASP.NET 4.0 and earlier, Visual Studio 2010

Source: ASP.NET site

E-book publication date: May 2012

162 pages

EPUB | MOBI | PDFSource content & 

Developing Modern Mobile Web Apps

patterns & practices 

Guide

This project provides guidance on building mobile web experiences using HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript. Developing web apps for mobile browsers can be less forgiving than developing for desktop browsers. There are issues of screen size, the availability of specific feature support, and other differences between mobile browsers that will impact how you develop your apps. In addition, there are various levels of support for the emerging standards of HTML5 and CSS3, and standards for some features, such as touch, are just beginning to take shape. All of these factors suggest that it is best to keep your HTML, CSS, and JavaScript as simple as you can in order to ensure compatibility with as many devices as possible. This project illustrates how to do this, as well as how to add more advanced functionality where supported.

Applies to: ASP.NET MVC 4, HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript

Source: MSDN Library (patterns & practices)

E-book publication date: June 2012

111 pages

EPUBMOBIPDFSSource content

The Entity Framework 4.0 and ASP.NET Web Forms – Getting Started

Tom Dykstra

Step-by-Step

In this book, you'll learn the basics of using Entity Framework Database First to display and edit data in an ASP.NET Web Forms application.

Applies to: ASP.NET 4.0, ASP.NET Web Forms, Entity Framework 4.0, Visual Studio 2010

Source: ASP.NET site

E-book publication date: June 2012

257 pages

EPUBMOBIPDFSSource content

Getting Started with ASP.NET 4.5 Web Forms and Visual Studio 2013

Erik Reitan 

Step-by-Step

This series of tutorials guides you through the steps required to create an ASP.NET Web Forms application using Visual Studio Express 2013 for Web and ASP.NET 4.5.

Applies to: ASP.NET Web Forms

Source: ASP.NET site

E-book publication date: January, 2014

200 pages

PDF | Source content

Getting Started with the Entity Framework 4.1 using ASP.NET MVC

Tom Dykstra

Step-by-Step

In this book, you'll learn the basics of using Entity Framework Code First to display and edit data in an ASP.NET MVC application.

Applies to: ASP.NET 4.0, MVC 3, Entity Framework 4.1, Visual Studio 2010

Source: ASP.NET site

E-book publication date: June 2012

59 pages

EPUB | MOBIPDF | Source content

Getting Started with Entity Framework 6 Code First using MVC 5

Tom Dykstra, Rick Anderson

Step-by-Step, Guide

The Contoso University sample web application demonstrates how to create ASP.NET MVC 5 applications using the Entity Framework 6, Code First workflow. This tutorial shows how to build the application using Visual Studio 2013.

Applies to: Entity Framework 6, MVC 5, Visual Studio 2013

Source: ASP.NET site

E-book publication date: April, 2014

291 pages

PDF | SSource content

Intro to ASP.NET MVC 4 with Visual Studio (Beta)

Rick Anderson and Scott Hanselman

Step-by-Step

This tutorial will teach you the basics of building an ASP.NET MVC Web application using Microsoft Visual Studio 11 Express Beta for Web, which is a free version of Microsoft Visual Studio.

Applies to: ASP.NET MVC 4 Beta, Visual Studio 11 Beta, ASP.NET MVC 4 RC, Visual Studio 2012 RC

Source: ASP.NET site

E-book publication date: May 2012

115 pages

EPUB | MOBIPDF | Source content

Introducing ASP.NET Web Pages 2

Mike Pope

Step-by-Step

This set of tutorials gives you an overview of ASP.NET Web Pages (version 2) and Razor syntax, a lightweight framework for creating dynamic websites. It also introduces WebMatrix, a tool for creating pages and sites. The tutorials take you from novice programmer through seeing your site live on the Internet. Topics include how to install Microsoft WebMatrix (a set of tools for creating sites); how to work with forms; how to display, add, update, and delete data; how to create a consistent site layout; and how to publish to the Web.

Applies to: ASP.NET Web Pages 2 RC, Visual Studio 2012 RC

Source: ASP.NET site

E-book publication date: June 2012

147 pages

EPUBMOBIPDFSSource content

Project Silk: Client-Side Web Development for Modern Browsers

patterns & practices

Guide

Project Silk provides guidance for building maintainable cross-browser web applications that are characterized by rich graphics, interactivity, and a responsive user interface, resulting in an immersive and engaging user experience. Project Silk also illustrates how you can take advantage of the fast JavaScript engines of the modern, standards-based web browsers to achieve a user experience and execution speeds that rivals desktop applications.

Applies to: SQL Server 2012

Source: Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Books Online

E-book publication date: September 2011

319 pages

PDF | Source content

Windows

Administrator's Guide for Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 5.0

MDOP Information Experience Team

Guide

Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 5.0 helps businesses provide their end users with access to virtually any application, anywhere without installing applications directly on their computers.

Applies to: App-V 5.0

Source: TechNet Library

E-book publication date: February 2013

168 pages

EPUBMOBIPDF | SSource content

Administrator’s Guide for Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring 1.0

MDOP Information Experience Team

Guide

This guide provides background information about MBAM and describes how to install and use the product. The intended audience for the guide is MBAM administrators and IT personnel.

Applies to: MBAM 1.0

Source: TechNet Library

E-book publication date: February 2013

110 pages

EPUBMOBIPDFSource content

Administrator’s Guide for Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset (DaRT) 7

MDOP Information Experience Team

Guide

Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset (DaRT) 7 lets you diagnose and repair a computer that cannot be started or that has problems starting as expected. By using DaRT 7, you can recover end-user computers that have become unusable, diagnose probable causes of issues, and quickly repair unbootable or locked-out computers. When it is necessary, you can also quickly restore important lost files and detect and remove malware, even when the computer is not online.

Applies to: DaRT 7.0

Source: TechNet Library

E-book publication date: February 2013

42 pages

EPUBMOBIPDFSSource content

Administrator’s Guide for Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset (DaRT) 8.0

MDOP Information Experience Team

Guide

Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset (DaRT) 8.0 lets you diagnose and repair a computer that cannot be started or that has problems starting as expected. By using DaRT 8.0, you can recover end-user computers that have become unusable, diagnose probable causes of issues, and quickly repair unbootable or locked-out computers. When it is necessary, you can also quickly restore important lost files and detect and remove malware, even when the computer is not online.

Applies to: DaRT 8.0

Source: TechNet Library

E-book publication date: February 2013

49 pages

EPUBMOBIPDFSSource content

Administrator’s Guide for Microsoft User Experience Virtualization (UE-V) 1.0

MDOP Information Experience Team

Guide

Microsoft User Experience Virtualization (UE-V) captures and centralizes application settings and Windows operating system settings for the user. These stored settings are then applied to the different computers that are accessed by the user, including desktops, notebooks, and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) sessions.

 

Applies to: UE-V 1.0

Source: TechNet Library

E-book publication date: February 2013

64 pages

EPUBMOBIPDFSSource content

Deploying Windows 7: Essential Guidance

Windows 7 Resource Kit and TechNet Magazine

Guide

Looking for guidance specific to Windows 7 deployment? Check out what the industry's leading experts have to say in this free Microsoft Press eBook with selected chapters from the Windows 7 Resource Kit and TechNet Magazine.

Applies to: Windows 7

Publisher: Microsoft Press

E-book publication date: October 2009

332 pages

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Developing an end-to-end Windows Store app using C++ and XAML: Hilo

patterns & practices

Guide

The Hilo end-to-end photo sample provides guidance to C++ developers that want to create a Windows 8 app using modern C++, XAML, the Windows Runtime, and recommended development patterns. Hilo comes with source code and documentation.

Applies to: Windows 8

Source: MSDN Library (patterns & practices)

E-book publication date: November 2012

219 pages

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Developing an end-to-end Windows Store app using JavaScript: Hilo

patterns & practices

Guide

The JavaScript version of the Hilo photo sample provides guidance to JavaScript developers who want to create a Windows 8 app using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, the Windows Runtime, and modern development patterns. Hilo comes with source code and documentation.

Applies to: Windows 8

Source: MSDN Library (patterns & practices)

E-book publication date: December 2012

125 pages

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Introducing Windows 8.1 for IT Professionals

Ed Bott

Overview

Get a head start evaluating Windows 8.1—with early technical insights from award-winning journalist and Windows expert Ed Bott. This guide introduces new features and capabilities, providing a practical, high-level overview for IT professionals ready to begin deployment planning now.

Applies to: Windows

Source: Microsoft Press

E-book publication date: October 2013

140 pages

EPUB | MOBI | PDF | SSource content

Prism for the Windows Runtime: Developing a Windows Store business app using C#, XAML, and Prism

patterns & practices

Guide

This book provides guidance to developers who want to create a Windows Store business app using C#, Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML), the Windows Runtime, and modern development practices. The guide comes with source code for Prism for the Windows Runtime, source code for the AdventureWorks Shopper product catalog and shopping cart reference implementation, and documentation. The PDF provides guidance on how to implement MVVM with navigation and app lifecycle management, validation, manage application data, implement controls, accessible and localizable pages, touch, search, tiles, and tile notifications. It also provides guidance on testing your app and tuning its performance.

Applies to: Windows 8.1

Publisher: patterns & practices

E-book publication date: February 2014

222 pages

PDF | Source content | Sample code

Programming Windows 8 Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

Kraig Brockschmidt

Guide

This book is about writing Windows 8 apps using HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript. Our primary focus will be on applying these web technologies within the Windows 8 platform, where there are unique considerations, and not on exploring the details of those web technologies themselves.

Applies to: Windows 8

Publisher: Microsoft Press

E-book publication date: October 2012

833 pages

PDF | EPUB | MOBISample code | SSource content

Programming Windows Store Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, Second Edition (Second Preview)

Kraig Brockschmidt

Guide

Microsoft Press is pleased to offer the second preview of Kraig Brockschmidt’s in-depth ebook on writing Windows Store apps using HTML, CSS3, and JavaScript on the Windows 8.1 platform. We’ll be publishing the final ebook (with 20 chapters and 4 appendices) in March/April in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi for Kindle formats. In the meantime, enjoy this preview!  

Applies to: Windows

Source: Microsoft Press

E-book publication date: October 2013

750 pages

PDF | Companion files | Source content

 

Windows Phone

Developing an Advanced Windows Phone 7.5 App that Connects to the Cloud

patterns & practices

Guide

This guide provides an end-to-end walkthrough of how to create an advanced Windows Phone 7.5 app that integrates with remote Windows Azure-based services. The guide can help you understand how to implement individual features for Windows Phone 7.5 and how to use them together to build an app.

After reading this book, you will be familiar with how to design and implement advanced applications for Windows Phone that take advantage of remote services to obtain and up-load data while providing a great user experience on the device.

Applies to : Windows Phone 7.5, Windows Azure

Source: MSDN Library (patterns & practices)

E-book publication date: January 2012

208 pages

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Programming Windows Phone 7

Charles Petzold

Guide

Get started building applications for Windows Phone 7—expertly guided by award-winning author Charles Petzold. You’ll focus on the core concepts and techniques for creating apps with Microsoft® XNA and Microsoft Silverlight®, with coverage of Microsoft Visual Studio®, .NET Framework managed code sandbox, the phone emulator, sensors, and location. As always, Charles brings a unique combination of pragmatism and authority to his instruction—along with an eminently readable style and a wealth of hands-on examples.

Note: This book is not applicable to Windows Phone 7.5 or Windows Phone 8 development.

Applies to : Windows Phone 7

Publisher: Microsoft Press

E-book publication date: October 2010

960 pages

EPUB | MOBI | PDF | Source content

 

Windows Server

A Guide to Claims-Based Identity and Access Control, Second Edition

patterns & practices

Guide

Imagine a world where you don't have to worry about authentication. Imagine instead that all requests to your application already include the information you need to make access control decisions and to personalize the application for the user. In this world, your applications can trust another system component to securely provide user information, such as the user's name or email address, a manager's email address, or even a purchasing authorization limit. The user's information always arrives in the same simple format, regardless of the authentication mechanism, whether it's Microsoft® Windows® integrated authentication, forms-based authentication in a web browser, an X.509 client certificate, or something more exotic. Even if someone in charge of your company's security policy changes how users authenticate, you still get the information, and it's always in the same format. This is the utopia of claims-based identity that A Guide to Claims-Based Identity and Access Control describes.

Applies to: Windows Identity Foundation (WIF), Microsoft Active Directory® Federation Services (ADFS) v2, and Windows Azure Access Control Service (ACS)

Source: MSDN Library (patterns & practices)

E-book publication date: December 2011

411 pages

PDF | Source content&

Introducing Windows Server 2008 R2

Charlie Russel and Craig Zacker with the Windows Server Team at Microsoft

Overview

In this book, we focus on the new features and refinements in Windows Server 2008 R2. This book is targeted primarily at Windows server administrators who are responsible for hands-on deployment and day-to-day management of Windows-based servers for large organizations.

Applies to: Windows Server 2008 R2

Publisher: Microsoft Press

E-book publication date: October 2009

200 pages

XPS | PDF | Source content

Introducing Windows Server 2012

Mitch Tulloch with the Windows Server Team

Overview

This book represents a “first look” based on the RTM release of Windows Server 2012 and is intended to help IT professionals familiarize themselves with the capabilities of the new platform.

Applies to: Windows Server 2012

Publisher: Microsoft Press

E-book publication date: June 2012

256 pages

EPUB | MOBI | PDF | SSource content

Introducing Windows Server 2012 R2

Mitch Tulloch

Overview

Get a head start evaluating Windows Server 2012 R2—with technical insights from a Microsoft MVP and members of the Windows Server product team. Based on final Windows Server 2012 R2 release-to-manufacturing (RTM) software, this guide introduces new features and capabilities, with scenario-based advice on how the platform can meet the needs of your business. Get the high-level overview you need to begin preparing your deployment now.

Applies to: Windows Server

Source: Microsoft Press

E-book publication date: November 2013

242 pages

EPUB | MOBI | PDF | Source content

Migrate Roles and Features to Windows Server 2012 R2 or Windows Server 2012 Overview

This E-Book includes guidance to help you migrate server roles and features to Windows Server 2012 R2 or Windows Server 2012. Also included is an installation and operations guide for Windows Server Migration Tools, a set of five Windows PowerShell cmdlets that can be used to migrate some roles and features to Windows Server 2012 R2 or Windows Server 2012. This E-Book might not include the most up-to-date content about Windows Server migration, and is not guaranteed to be complete. To view the most up-to-date Windows Server migration content, see Migrate Roles and Features to Windows Server on the Microsoft TechNet website.

Applies to: Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012

E-book publication date: January 2014

641 pages

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TCP/IP Fundamentals for Microsoft Windows 

Joe Davies, Author

Anne Taussig, Editor

Guide

This online book describes the fundamentals of TCP/IP in Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003, including IPv6.

Applies to: Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003

Publisher: Microsoft

E-book publication date: Jan 2012

560 pages

PDF | Source content

 

Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012 TechNet Library Documentation

Learning & Career

Own Your Future: Update Your Skills with Resources and Career Ideas from Microsoft

Katherine Murray

In this book, students will find a wealth of Microsoft resources they can use to identify the technology skills they need, and gather knowledge and experience to help them take charge of their careers. Here at Microsoft, we care about students’ career success and hope these resources will open doors to learning that will lead them to better opportunities and a deeper understanding of the way technology continues to change and improve the ways people work—both here in the U.S. and around the world.

Applies to:

Publisher: Microsoft Press

E-book publication date: February 2010

126 pages

XPS | PDF Source content

 


微软中文电子书汇总

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SQL Server 

 


E-book dalam Bahasa Indonesia

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Электронные книги на русском языке.

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