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 Azure

Autoscaling Application Block and Transient Fault Handling Application Block Reference
patterns &practices 

Reference
The Autoscaling Application Block provides a mechanism for adding autoscaling behaviors to Windows Azure applications based on predictive usage patterns or reactive rules. The Transient Fault Handling Application Block provides a set of reusable and testable components for adding retry logic into your Windows Azure applications by using Windows Azure SQL Database, Windows Azure storage, Service Bus and Caching Service. This makes your Windows Azure application more reliable and resilient to transient faults (such as temporary network connectivity issues or temporary service unavailability). This also improves overall application stability. The blocks are part of the Microsoft Enterprise Library Integration Pack for Windows Azure.

Applies to: Windows Azure SDK for .NET (includes the Visual Studio Tools for Windows Azure), Windows Azure SQL Database, Windows Azure Service Bus, Enterprise Library 5, Microsoft .NET Framework version 4.0, Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
Source: MSDN Library (patterns & practices)

E-book publication date: June 2012
159 pages

EPUBMOBIPDFSource content

 

 Building an On-Demand Video Service with Microsoft Azure Media Services
patterns & practices
Guide

Microsoft Azure Media Services allows you to build media distribution solutions that can upload, encode, package, and stream media to multiple devices and platforms. This guide describes how to design and build a video-on-demand application that uses Media Services. It provides an end to end walkthrough of a Windows Store application that communicates with Media Services through a web service, and explains key design and implementation choices.

Applies to: Windows Azure
Source: MSDN Library (patterns & practices)

E-book publication date: May 2014
139 pages
EPUB | MOBI | PDF | Source content

Building Elastic and Resilient Cloud Applications - Developer's Guide to the Enterprise Library 5.0 Integration Pack for Windows Azure
patterns & practices
Guide

The Microsoft Enterprise Library is a set of reusable application blocks that help developers meet common enterprise software development challenges. The Microsoft Enterprise Library Integration Pack for Windows Azure is an extension to the Microsoft Enterprise Library 5.0 that can be used with Windows Azure. It includes the Autoscaling Application Block, the Transient Fault Handling Application Block, a protected configuration provider and the Blob configuration source.

Applies to: Windows Azure
Source: MSDN Library (patterns & practices)

E-book publication date
: June 2012

220 pages
EPUB
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Building Cloud Apps With Microsoft Azure
Scott Guthrie, Mark Simms, Tom Dykstra, Rick Anderson, Mike Wasson
Guide

This e-book walks you through a patterns-based approach to building real-world cloud solutions. The patterns apply to the development process as well as to architecture and coding practices. The content is based on a presentation developed by Scott Guthrie and originally delivered at the Norwegian Developers Conference (NDC) in June of 2013. Many others updated and augmented the content while transitioning it from video to written form.

Applies to: Windows Azure Web Sites, ASP.NET, Visual Studio, Visual Studio Online, Windows Azure Active Directory, Windows Azure SQL Database
Source: ASP.NET site 

E-book publication date
: July, 2014
227 pages
EPUBMOBI | PDF | Source content


Building Hybrid Applications in the Cloud on Windows Azure
patterns & practices
Guide

This guide focuses on the common challenges you will encounter when building applications that run partly in the cloud and partly on-premises, or when you decide to migrate some or all elements of an existing on-premises application to the cloud. It focuses on using Windows Azure as the host environment, and shows how you can take advantage of the many features of this platform, together with Windows Azure SQL Database, to simplify and speed the development of these kinds of applications.

Applies to: Windows Azure, Windows Azure SQL Database, SQL Server, Windows Identity Foundation, Windows Azure Service Bus, Enterprise Library, Windows Azure Diagnostics, Windows Azure Management Cmdlets
Source: MSDN Library (patterns & practices)

E-book publication date
: July 2012

405 pages

PDF | Source content

 Cloud Design Patterns: Prescriptive Architecture Guidance for Cloud Applications
patterns & practices
Guide

Containing twenty-four design patterns and ten related guidance topics, this guide articulates the benefit of applying patterns by showing how each piece can fit into the big picture of cloud application architectures. It also discusses the benefits and considerations for each pattern. Most of the patterns have code samples or snippets that show how to implement the patterns using the features of Windows Azure. However the majority of topics described in this guide are equally relevant to all kinds of distributed systems, whether hosted on Windows Azure or on other cloud platforms. 

Applies to: Windows Azure
Source: MSDN Library (patterns & practices)

E-book publication date: January 2014
236 pages
EPUB | MOBI | PDF | Code samples Source content

 Create Your First Application: Node.js and Windows Azure
Windows Azure Developer Center
Quick Step-by-Step

Create your first application using Node.js and Windows Azure. 

  • Implement a simple Hello World application in Node.js and deploy the application to a Windows Azure Web Site. 
  • Learn how to use the Windows Azure PowerShell cmdlets to create a Node.js application, test it in the Windows Azure Emulator, and then deploy it as a Windows Azure Cloud Service. 
  • Implement a Node.js application using WebMatrix, and then deploy it to a Windows Azure web site. 
  • Implement a task list application using Node.js and MongoDB.

Applies to: Windows Azure, Node.js
Source: Windows Azure Developer Center
E-book publication date: June 2012

86 pages


EPUBMOBIPDFSource content

 Developing Multi-tenant Applications for the Cloud on Windows Azure (3rd Edition)
patterns & practices
Guide

This guide is the third release of the second volume in a series about Windows Azure. It demonstrates how you can create from scratch a multitenant, Software as a Service (SaaS) application to run in the cloud by using the latest versions of the Windows Azure tools and the increasing range of capabilities of Windows Azure. 

The guide is intended for any architect, developer, or information technology (IT) professional who designs, builds, or operates applications and services that are appropriate for the cloud. It is primarily written for people who work with Windows-based systems. You should be familiar with the Microsoft .NET Framework, Microsoft Visual Studio, ASP.NET, SQL Server and Microsoft Visual C#.

Applies to: Windows Azure
Source: MSDN Library (patterns & practices)

E-book publication date: December 2012
246 pages
PDF | Source content

 Deploy SQL Server Business Intelligence in Windows Azure Virtual Machines
Chuck Heinzelman
Step-by-Step 

This document describes and walks you through the creation of a multiserver deployment of SQL Server Business Intelligence features, in a Windows Azure Virtual Machines environment. The document focuses on the use of Windows PowerShell scripts for each step of the configuration and deployment process.

Applies to: SQL Server 2012 SP1, Windows Azure
Source: MSDN Library

E-book publication date: August 2013
90 pages
PDFSource content

Drupal on Windows Azure
Rama Ramani, Jason Roth, Brian Swan
Quick Guide


This e-book explains the migration, architecture patterns and management of your Drupal based website on Windows Azure.

Applies to: Windows Azure
Source: MSDN blogs

E-book publication date: June 2012
20 pages

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 Exploring CQRS and Event Sourcing: A journey into high scalability, availability, and maintainability with Windows Azure
patterns & practices

Guide
This guide is focused on building highly scalable, highly available, and maintainable applications with the Command & Query Responsibility Segregation and the Event Sourcing architectural patterns. It presents a learning journey, not definitive guidance. It describes the experiences of a development team with no prior CQRS proficiency in building, deploying (to Windows Azure), and maintaining a sample real-world, complex, enterprise system to showcase various CQRS and ES concepts, challenges, and techniques. The development team did not work in isolation; we actively sought input from industry experts and from a wide group of advisors to ensure that the guidance is both detailed and practical.

Applies to: Windows Azure
Source: MSDN Library (patterns & practices)

E-book publication date: July 2012
378 pages
PDF | Source content

 Introducing Windows Azure for IT Professionals
Mitch Tulloch with the Windows Azure Team
Overview

Get a high-level overview of Windows Azure—and get a running start with this flexible cloud platform. Designed for IT professionals, this guide introduces core features and functionality, with technical insights and advice from a Microsoft MVP and members of the Windows Azure team. Topics include Windows Azure solutions, Compute services, Network services, Data services, and App services. 

Applies to: Windows Azure
Source: Microsoft Press

E-book publication date: October 2013
142 pages
EPUB | MOBI | PDF | Companion files | Source content

  Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute
Michael Washam
Guide
 

Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute makes it easy to establish dedicated and private circuits between your data center and Microsoft Azure. ExpressRoute connections do not go over the public Internet and offer more reliability, faster speeds, lower latencies, and higher security than typical connections over the Internet. This guide explains ExpressRoute and its uses, compares provider models, and walks you through the workflow and deployment steps.

Applies to
: Microsoft Azure
Source: MSDN Library

E-book publication date: July 2014
22 pages
 
PDF | Source content

 Migrating Data-Centric Applications to Windows Azure
Kun Cheng, Selcin Turkarslan, Norberto Garcia, Steve Howard, Shaun Tinline-Jones, Sreedhar Pelluru, Silvano Coriani, Jaime Alva Bravo
Guide


This guide provides experienced developers and information technology (IT) professionals with detailed guidance on how to migrate their data-centric applications to Windows Azure Cloud Services, while also providing an introduction on how to migrate those same applications to Windows Azure Virtual Machines. By using this guide, you will have the planning process, migration considerations, and prescriptive how to’s needed for a positive migration experience. Capturing the best practices from the real-world engagements of CAT and the technical expertise of the SQL Database Content team, Migrating Data-Centric Applications to Windows Azure can help you simplify the migration process, provide guidance on the most appropriate migration tools, and drive a successful implementation of your migration plan.

Applies to
: Windows Azure
Source: MSDN Library

E-book publication date: June 2012
143 pages

EPUBMOBIPDFSource content

 Moving Applications to the Cloud, 2nd Edition
patterns & practices
Guide


This book demonstrates how you can adapt an existing, on-premises ASP.NET application to one that operates in the cloud. The book is intended for any architect, developer, or information technology (IT) professional who designs, builds, or operates applications and services that are appropriate for the cloud. Although applications do not need to be based on the Microsoft Windows operating system to work in Windows Azure, this book is written for people who work with Windows-based systems. You should be familiar with the Microsoft .NET Framework, Microsoft Visual Studio, ASP.NET, and Microsoft Visual C#.

Applies to: Windows Azure SDK for .NET (includes the Visual Studio Tools for Windows Azure), Windows Azure SQL Database, Microsoft SQL Server or SQL Server Express 2008, Windows Identity Foundation, Enterprise Library 5, WatiN 2.0, Microsoft Anti-Cross Site Scripting Library V4, Microsoft .NET Framework version 4.0, Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
SourceMSDN Library (patterns & practices)

E-book publication date: June 2012
128 pages
EPUBMOBIPDFSource content

 Moving Applications to the Cloud on Windows Azure (3rd Edition)
patterns & practices
Guide


This guide is the third edition of the first volume in a series about Windows Azure. It demonstrates how you can adapt an existing on-premises ASP.NET application to one that operates in the cloud by introducing a fictitious company named Adatum that modifies its expense tracking and reimbursement system, aExpense, so that it can be deployed to Windows Azure. To illustrate the wide range of options and features in Windows Azure, this guide and the code examples available for it show a step-by-step migration process that includes using Windows Azure Web Sites, Virtual Machines, Cloud Services, and SQL Database. Together with useful information on developing, deploying, managing, and costing cloud-hosted applications, this guide provides you with a comprehensive resource for moving your applications to Window Azure.

Applies to: Windows Azure
Source: MSDN Library (patterns & practices)

E-book publication date: April 2013
206 pages
PDF | Source content

 Rethinking Enterprise Storage: A Hybrid Cloud Model
Marc Farley
Guide

Discover how a hybrid cloud model—combining cloud storage services with traditional on-premise storage—can solve multiple storage challenges cost-effectively, all under a single data management system. Focusing on the Microsoft hybrid cloud storage solution, this book offers concise insights on technical, strategic, and practical considerations—so you can begin evaluating potential benefits to your organization.

Applies to: Windows Azure
Source: Microsoft Press

E-book publication date: July 2013
120 pages
EPUB | MOBI | PDF | Source content

 Using Windows Azure Mobile Services to Cloud-Enable your iOS Apps
Windows Azure Developer Center
Step-by-Step

This topic shows you how to use Windows Azure Mobile Services to leverage data in an iOS app. In this tutorial, you will download an app that stores data in memory, create a new mobile service, integrate the mobile service with the app, and then login to the Windows Azure Management Portal to view changes to data made when running the app.

Applies to: Windows Azure Mobile Services
Source: Windows Azure Developer Center

E-book publication date: January 2013
11 pages
EPUB | MOBI | PDF | Source content

 Using Windows Azure Mobile Services to Cloud-Enable Your Windows Phone 8 Apps
Windows Azure Developer Center
Step-by-Step


This section shows you how to use Windows Azure Mobile Services to leverage data in a Windows Phone 8 app. In this tutorial, you will download an app that stores data in memory, create a new mobile service, integrate the mobile service with the app, and then login to the Windows Azure Management Portal to view changes to data made when running the app.

Applies to: Windows Azure Mobile Services, Windows Phone 8
Source: Windows Azure Developer Center

E-book publication date: January 2013
84 pages
EPUB | MOBI | PDF | Source content

 Using Windows Azure Mobile Services to Cloud-Enable your Windows Store Apps in C#
Windows Azure Developer Center
Step-by-Step

This section shows you how to use Windows Azure Mobile Services and C# to leverage data in a Windows Store app. In this tutorial, you will download an app that stores data in memory, create a new mobile service, integrate the mobile service with the app, and then login to the Windows Azure Management Portal to view changes to data made when running the app.

Applies to: Windows Azure Mobile Services
Source: Windows Azure Developer Center

E-book publication date
: January 2013
86 pages
EPUB | MOBI | PDF | Source content

 Using Windows Azure Mobile Services to Cloud-Enable Your Windows Store Apps in JavaScript
Windows Azure Developer Center
Step-by-Step

This section shows you how to use Windows Azure Mobile Services and JavaScript to leverage data in a Windows Store app. In this tutorial, you will download an app that stores data in memory, create a new mobile service, integrate the mobile service with the app, and then login to the Windows Azure Management Portal to view changes to data made when running the app.

Applies to: Windows Azure Mobile Sources
Source: Windows Azure Developer Center

E-book publication date: January 2013
87 pages
EPUB | MOBI | PDF | Source content

 Windows Azure and SQL Database Tutorials
Jonathan Gao

Step-by-Step
These Windows Azure and SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure) tutorials are designed for beginners who have some .NET development experience. Using a common scenario, each tutorial introduces one or two Windows Azure features or components. Even though each tutorial builds upon the previous ones, the tutorials are self-contained and can be used without completing the previous tutorials.

Applies to: Windows Azure SQL Database
Source: TechNet Wiki
E-book publication date: November 2012
92 pages
EPUB | MOBI | PDF | Source content

 Windows Azure Prescriptive Guidance
Larry Franks, Sidney Higa, Suren Machiraju, Christian Martinez, Valery Mizonov, Walter Myers III, Rama Ramani, Jason Roth, Mark Simms, Paolo Salvatori, Adam Skewgar, Ralph Squillace, Patrick Wickline, Trace Young
Guide

Windows Azure Prescriptive Guidance provides you with some of the best practices and recommendations for working with the Windows Azure platform. Categories cover planning, designing, developing, and managing a variety of different types of Windows Azure applications, including mobile, enterprise, and consumer-based applications. It also provides guidance for developers using non-.NET applications, libraries, and stacks with Windows Azure.

Applies to: Windows Azure, Windows Azure SQL Database, Windows Azure Cloud Services, and Enterprise Integration Applications
Source: MSDN Library
E-book publication date: May 2012
422 pages
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 Windows Azure Service Bus Reference
Seth Manheim and Ralph Squillace
Reference

The Windows Azure Service Bus provides a hosted, secure, and widely available infrastructure for widespread communication, large-scale event distribution, naming, and service publishing. The Service Bus provides connectivity options for Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and other service endpoints – including REST endpoints -- that would otherwise be difficult or impossible to reach. Endpoints can be located behind network address translation (NAT) boundaries, or bound to frequently-changing, dynamically-assigned IP addresses, or both.

Applies to: Windows Azure Service Bus
Source: MSDN Library

E-book publication date: May 2012
260 pages

EPUB | MOBIPDF | Source content





Office

Deployment guide for Office 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







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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








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 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







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 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







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SharePoint



 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







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 Deployment guide for SharePoint 2013



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







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 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








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 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







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 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







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 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







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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







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 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







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 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







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 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







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SQL Server

 5 Tips for a Smooth SSIS Upgrade to SQL Server 2012



Runying Mao, Carla Sabotta



Quick Guide



Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Integration Services (SSIS) provides significant improvements in both the developer and administration experience. This article provides tips that can help to make the upgrade to Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Integration Services successful. The tips address editing package configurations and specifically connection strings, converting configurations to parameters, converting packages to the project deployment model, updating Execute Package tasks to use project references and parameterizing the PackageName property.

Applies to: SQL Server 2012



Source: White Paper



E-book publication date: November 2012



11 pages







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 A Hitchhiker's Guide to Microsoft StreamInsight Queries



Ramkumar (Ram) Krishnan, Jonathan Goldstein, Alex Raizman



Step-byStep



This paper is a developer’s introduction to the Microsoft StreamInsight Queries. The paper has two goals: (1) To help you think through stream processing in simple, layered levels of understanding, complementing the product documentation. (2) To reinforce this learning through examples of various use cases, so that you can design the query plan for a particular problem and compose the LINQ query. This ability for top-down composition of a LINQ query, combined with bottom-up understanding of the query model, will help you build rich and powerful streaming applications. The more advanced sections of this paper provide an overview of a query plan, the operators that constitute the query, and, where appropriate, the foundational query algebra itself. The paper is not a feature reference or a substitute for MSDN documentation.

Applies to: StreamInsight



Source: MSDN Library



E-book publication date: November 2012



54 pages







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 Backup and Restore of SQL Server Databases



SQL Server 2012 Books Online 



Reference



This book describes the benefits of backing up SQL Server databases, basic backup and restore terms, and introduces backup and restore strategies for SQL Server and security considerations for SQL Server backup and restore.

Applies to: SQL Server 2012



Source: SQL Server 2012 Books Online



E-book publication date: June 2012



288 pages







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 Data Analysis Expressions (DAX) Reference



SQL Server 2012 Books Online 



Reference



The Data Analysis Expressions (DAX) language is a library of functions and operators that can be combined to build formulas and expressions.

Applies to: SQL Server 2012



Source: SQL Server 2012 Books Online



E-book publication date: June 2012



316 pages








EPUBMOBIPDFSource content

 Data Mining Extensions (DMX) Reference



SQL Server 2012 Books Online

Reference



Data Mining Extensions (DMX) is a language that you can use to create and work with data mining models in Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services. You can use DMX to create the structure of new data mining models, to train these models, and to browse, manage, and predict against them. DMX is composed of data definition language (DDL) statements, data manipulation language (DML) statements, and functions and operators.




Applies to: SQL Server 2012



Source: Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Books Online



E-book publication date: June 2012



167
pages







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 Data Quality Services



SQL Server 2012 Books Online



Reference



SQL Server Data Quality Services (DQS) is a knowledge-driven data quality product. DQS enables you to build a knowledge base and use it to perform a variety of critical data quality tasks, including correction, enrichment, standardization, and de-duplication of your data. DQS enables you to perform data cleansing by using cloud-based reference data services provided by reference data providers. DQS also provides you with profiling that is integrated into its data-quality tasks, enabling you to analyze the integrity of your data.

Applies to: SQL Server 2012



Source: SQL Server 2012 Books Online



E-book publication date: June 2012



193 pages








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 Extracting and Loading SharePoint Data in SQL Server Integration Services



Kevin Idzi

Quick Step-by-Step



This article introduces the SharePoint List Source and Destination adapters, demonstrates their use in an SSIS package, and documents their features and options.

Applies to: SQL Server 2005, 2008, 2008 R2, and 2012



Source: White Paper



E-book publication date: November 2012



25 pages







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 High Availability Solutions



SQL Server 2012 Books Online



Reference



This book introduces two SQL Server high-availability solutions that improve the availability of servers or databases: AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instances and AlwaysOn Availability Groups. A high-availability solution masks the effects of a hardware or software failure and maintains the availability of applications so that the perceived downtime for users is minimized.







Applies to: SQL Server 2012



Source: Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Books Online



E-book publication date: June 2012



468 pages







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Integration Services: Extending Packages with Scripting



SQL Server 2012 Books Online







Reference



You can extend the power of Integration Services (SSIS) by adding code within the wrappers provided by the Script task and the Script component. This section of the Developer Reference provides instructions and examples for extending the control flow and data flow of an SSIS package using the Script task and the Script component.

Applies to: SQL Server 2012



Source: SQL Server 2012 Books Online



E-book publication date: January 2013



188 pages

EPUBMOBIPDFSource content
 Master Data Services



SQL Server 2012 Books Online



Reference



Master Data Services (MDS) is the SQL Server solution for master data management. Master data management (MDM) describes the efforts made by an organization to discover and define non-transactional lists of data, with the goal of compiling maintainable master lists. An MDM project generally includes an evaluation and restructuring of internal business processes along with the implementation of MDM technology. The result of a successful MDM solution is reliable, centralized data that can be analyzed, resulting in better business decisions.

Applies to: SQL Server 2012



SourceSQL Server 2012 Books Online

E-book publication date: June 2012



270 pages








EPUBMOBIPDFSource content
 Master Data Services (MDS) Operations Guide



Karan Gulati



Guide



This article provides guidance about how to install, configure and manage SQL Server 2012 Master Data Services (MDS). You also learn how to deploy a Master Data Services model and create a SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) solution to monitor MDS.

Applies to: SQL Server Master Data Services (MDS), SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)



Source: White paper



E-book publication date: October 2013



49 pages

PDF | Source content

 Monitor and Tune for Performance



SQL Server 2012 Books Online



Quick Reference



The goal of monitoring databases is to assess how a server is performing. Effective monitoring involves taking periodic snapshots of current performance to isolate processes that are causing problems, and gathering data continuously over time to track performance trends.   Ongoing evaluation of the database performance helps you minimize response times and maximize throughput, yielding optimal performance.

Applies to: SQL Server 2012



Source:
SQL Server 2012 Books Online



E-book publication date:
June 2012



30 pages







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 Multidimensional Expressions (MDX) Reference



SQL Server 2012 Books Online



Reference



Multidimensional Expressions (MDX) is the query language that you use to work with and retrieve multidimensional data in Microsoft Analysis Services. MDX is based on the XML for Analysis (XMLA) specification, with specific extensions for SQL Server Analysis Services. MDX utilizes expressions composed of identifiers, values, statements, functions, and operators that Analysis Services can evaluate to retrieve an object (for example a set or a member), or a scalar value (for example, a string or a number).

Applies to: SQL Server 2012



Source: SQL Server 2012 Books Online



E-book publication date: June 2012







361 pages








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 Multidimensional Model Programming



SQL Server 2012 Books Online







Reference



Analysis Services provides several APIs that you can use to program against an Analysis Services instance and the multidimensional databases that it makes available. This section describes the approaches available to developers who want to create custom applications using Analysis Services multidimensional solutions. You can use this information to choose the programming interface that best meets the requirements of a particular project. Analysis Services development projects can be based on managed or non-managed code that runs on a Windows platform, or other platforms that support HTTP access.








Applies to:
SQL Server 2012



Source:
SQL Server 2012 Books Online



E-book publication date:
June 2012



317 pages







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 Optimized Bulk Loading of Data into Oracle



Carla Sabotta, Debarchan Sarkar

Quick Step-by-Step



SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2 (Enterprise and Developer editions) support bulk loading Oracle data using Integration Services packages with the Microsoft Connector for Oracle by Attunity. For SQL Server 2005 and the non-Enterprise and non-Developer editions of SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2, there are alternatives for achieving optimal performance when loading Oracle data. This paper discusses these alternatives.

Applies to: SQL Server 2005 (all editions), SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 R2, and SQL Server 2012 (non-Enterprise and non-Developer editions)



Source: White Paper



E-book publication date: November 2012



14 pages







EPUB | MOBI | PDF | Source content
 Planning Disaster Recovery for Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services in SharePoint Integrated Mode



Jaime Tarquino



Quick Guide



This white paper discusses disaster recovery options for Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services solutions configured to use SharePoint integrated mode. This paper extends best practices for Microsoft SharePoint solutions that include both SQL Server Reporting Services and SharePoint Products. This paper also contains procedures, examples, and scripts that you can use to apply these practices to your organization.

Applies to: SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services in SharePoint 2010 (with SP1) and SharePoint 2013, SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services in SharePoint 2013, SQL Server 2008 R2 Reporting Services in SharePoint 2010 (with SP1)



Source: White Paper



E-book publication date: November 2012



36 pages







EPUB | MOBI | PDF | Source content
 SQLCAT's Guide to BI and Analytics



Microsoft SQLCAT Team



Guide and Reference



This e-book is a collection of some of the more popular technical content that was available on the old SQLCAT.COM site. It covers SQL Server technology ranging from SQL Server 2005 to SQL Server 2012. However, this is not all the content that was available on SQLCAT.COM. To see additional content from that site you can follow the SQLCAT blog which will point to additional content. For more comprehensive content on SQL Server, see the MSDN library.

Applies to: SQL Server Business Intelligence and Analytics



Source: SQLCAT Blog



E-book publication date: September 2013



202 pages







PDF | Source content
 SQLCAT's Guide to High Availability Disaster Recovery



Microsoft SQLCAT Team



Guide and Reference



This e-book is a collection of some of the more popular technical content that was available on the old SQLCAT.COM site. It covers SQL Server technology ranging from SQL Server 2005 to SQL Server 2012. However, this is not all the content that was available on SQLCAT.COM. To see additional content from that site you can follow the SQLCAT blog which will point to additional content. For more comprehensive content on SQL Server, see the MSDN library.








Applies to
: SQL Server High Availability and Disaster Recovery



Source: SQLCAT Blog



E-book publication date: September 2013



37 pages







PDF | Source content

SQLCAT's Guide to Relational Engine



Microsoft SQLCAT Team

Guide and Reference



This e-book is a collection of some of the more popular technical content that was available on the old SQLCAT.COM site. It covers SQL Server technology ranging from SQL Server 2005 to SQL Server 2012.

Applies to: SQL Server 2005 to 2012



Source: SQLCAT Blog



E-book publication date: September 2013



238 pages







PDF | Source content
 SQL Server Community FAQs Manual



SQL Server Forum Support Team



Reference



The SQL Server Forum Support Team authored, collected and consolidated commonly asked questions in SQL Server MSDN and TechNet forums into this book so as to provide an offline reading and learning experience for IT professionals and people who are interested in SQL Server. The book includes about 101 items related to common problems with database administration, SSAS, SSIS and SSRS. (The book was originally published in June 2011.)

Applies to: SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 R2



Source: MSDN Blogs




E-book publication date
: January 2013



182 pages







EPUB | MOBI | PDF | Source content
 SQL Server Distributed Replay



SQL Server 2012 Books Online



Quick Reference



The Microsoft SQL Server Distributed Replay feature helps you assess the impact of future SQL Server upgrades. You can also use it to help assess the impact of hardware and operating system upgrades, and SQL Server tuning.

Applies to: SQL Server 2012



Source:
SQL Server 2012 Books Online



E-book publication date
: June 2012




42 pages








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 Transact-SQL Data Definition Language (DDL) Reference



SQL Server 2012 Books Online



Reference



Data Definition Language (DDL) is a vocabulary used to define data structures in SQL Server 2012. Use these statements to create, alter, or drop data structures in an instance of SQL Server.



Applies to: SQL Server 2012



Source
: Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Books Online



E-book publication date: June 2012



772 pages







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 Transact-SQL Data Manipulation Language (DML) Reference



SQL Server 2012 Books Online



Reference



Data Manipulation Language (DML) is a vocabulary used to retrieve and work with data in SQL Server 2012. Use these statements to add, modify, query, or remove data from a SQL Server database.

Applies to: SQL Server 2012



Source: Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Books Online



E-book publication date: May 2012



263 pages







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PUB | MOBIPDF | Source content
 XQuery Language Reference



SQL Server 2012 Books Online



Reference



XQuery is a language that can query structured or semi-structured XML data. With the xml data type support provided in the Database Engine, documents can be stored in a database and then queried by using XQuery. XQuery is based on the existing XPath query language, with support added for better iteration, better sorting results, and the ability to construct the necessary XML.



Applies to: SQL Server 2012



Source
: Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Books Online



E-book publication date: June 2012



234 pages







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 Data Access for Highly-Scalable Solutions: Using SQL, NoSQL, and Polyglot Persistence



patterns & practices







Guide



The business requirements of many modern business applications often involve processing large amounts of data. Additionally, the performance requirements typically make it imperative that the application uses the most efficient means to store and retrieve this data. In the past, most application designers would have simply chosen to save this data in a SQL database, but the recent advances in NoSQL technology have brought about highly-scalable, non-relational databases that can handle vast amounts of information very efficiently. Each type of NoSQL database is often optimized for a particular pattern of data access, and application designers are now increasingly looking to integrate multiple NoSQL and SQL databases into their solutions.







This guide describes how to design and build applications and services that can take best advantage of SQL and NoSQL databases by combining them into a polyglot solution. It provides an end to end walkthrough of a business application that uses SQL Server in conjunction with a variety of NoSQL databases, showing how the designers selected the databases to closely match the various business requirements.







Applies to: SQL Server 2012



Source: MSDN Library (patterns & practices)



E-book publication date: September 2013



273 pages








PDF | EPUBSource content

Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2



Ross Mistry and Stacia Misner







Overview



Our purpose in this book is to point out both the new and the improved in SQL Server 2008 R2. There are a lot of exciting enhancements and new capabilities engineered into SQL Server 2008 R2 that will have a positive impact on your applications, ranging from improvements in operation to those in management.

Applies to: SQL Server 2008 R2



Publisher: Microsoft Press



E-book publication date: April 2010



216 pages








XPS | PDF | Source content

 Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2012



Ross Mistry and Stacia Misner



Overview




Microsoft SQL Server 2012 is Microsoft’s first cloud-ready information platform. It gives organizations effective tools to protect, unlock, and scale the power of their data, and it works across a variety of devices and data sources, from desktops, phones, and tablets, to datacenters and both private and public clouds. Our purpose in this book is to point out both the new and the improved capabilities as they apply to achieving mission-critical confidence, breakthrough insight, and using a cloud on your terms.







Applies to: SQL Server 2012



Publisher: Microsoft Press



E-book publication date: March 2012



288 pages








EPUB
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 Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2014



Ross Mistry and Stacia Misner



Overview



In this book, the authors explain how SQL Server 2014 incorporates in-memory technology to boost performance in online transactional processing (OLTP) and data-warehouse solutions. They also describe how it eases the transition from on-premises solutions to the cloud with added support for hybrid environments.

Applies to: SQL Server 2014



Publisher: Microsoft Press



E-book publication date: November 2013



125 pages








EPUB
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Master Data Services Capacity Guidelines



Yair Helman







Quick Guide



This document provides capacity planning guidelines for Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Master Data Services (MDS).







Applies to: SQL Server 2012



Source: TechNet Wik
i



E-book publication date
: May 2012



6 pages








EPUB | MOBIPDF | Source content
 Microsoft SQL Server AlwaysOn Solutions Guide for High Availability and Disaster Recovery



LeRoy Tuttle, Jr.



Quick Guide



This white paper discusses how to reduce planned and unplanned downtime, maximize application availability, and provide data protection using SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn high availability and disaster recovery solutions.

A key goal of this paper is to establish a common context for related discussions between business stakeholders, technical decision makers, system architects, infrastructure engineers, and database administrators.

Applies to: SQL Server 2012



Source: White paper



E-book publication date : May 2012



32 pages








EPUBMOBIPDF | DOC | Source content

Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services Multidimensional Performance and Operations Guide



Thomas Kejser and Denny Lee

Guide



Download this book to learn about Analysis Services Multidimensional performance tuning from an operational and development perspective. This book consolidates the previously published SQL Server 2008 R2 Analysis Services Operations Guide and SQL Server 2008 R2 Analysis Services Performance Guide into a single publication that you can view on portable devices.

Applies to: SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2012



Source: White paper



E-book publication date: May 2012



200 pages








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 QuickStart: Learn DAX Basics in 30 Minutes



Owen Duncan



Quick Step-by-Step



This QuickStart is for users new to PowerPivot or tabular model projects authored in SQL Server Data Tools. It is meant to give you a quick and easy introduction on how you can use Data Analysis Expressions (DAX) to solve a number of basic data modeling and analytical problems.

Applies to: PowerPivot for Excel (all versions), SQL Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2012



Source: TechNet Wiki



E-book publication date: May 2012



13 pages








EPUBMOBIPDF | Source content

 SQL Server 2012 Tutorials: Analysis Services - Data Mining



SQL Server 2012 Books Online







Step-by-Step



Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services makes it easy to create sophisticated data mining solutions. The step-by-step tutorials in the following list will help you learn how to get the most out of Analysis Services, so that you can perform advanced analysis to solve business problems that are beyond the reach of traditional business intelligence methods.

Applies to: SQL Server 2012



Source: SQL Server 2012 Books Online



E-book publication date: June 2012



213 pages







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 SQL Server 2012 Tutorials: Analysis Services - Multidimensional Modeling



SQL Server 2012 Books Online







Step-by-Step



This tutorial describes how to use SQL Server Data Tools to develop and deploy an Analysis Services project, using the fictitious company Adventure Works Cycles for all examples.

Applies to: SQL Server 2012



Source: SQL Server 2012 Books Online



E-book publication date: June 2012



168 pages







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 SQL Server 2012 Tutorials: Analysis Services - Tabular Modeling



SQL Server 2012 Books Online



Quick Step-by-Step



This tutorial provides lessons on how to create a SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services tabular model running in In-Memory mode by using SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT).

Applies to: SQL Server 2012



Source: SQL Server 2012 Books Online



E-book publication date: June 2012

57 pages







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 SQL Server 2012 Tutorials: Reporting Services



SQL Server 2012 Books Online 



Quick Step-by-Step



This book contains tutorials for SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services: Create a Data-Driven Subscription, Create a Basic Table Report,  Create a Sample Report in Power View, and Optimize a Sample PowerPivot Model for Power View Reports.

Applies to: SQL Server 2012



Source: SQL Server 2012 Books Online



E-book publication date: June 2012

61 pages







EPUBMOBIPDFSource content

SQL Server 2012 Tutorials: Writing Transact-SQL Statements



SQL Server 2012 Books Online



Quick Step-by-Step



This tutorial is intended for users who are new to writing SQL statements. It will help new users get started by reviewing some basic statements for creating tables and inserting data. This tutorial uses Transact-SQL, the Microsoft implementation of the SQL standard. This tutorial is intended as a brief introduction to the Transact-SQL language and not as a replacement for a Transact-SQL class. The statements in this tutorial are intentionally simple, and are not meant to represent the complexity found in a typical production database.

Applies to: SQL Server 2012



Source: SQL Server 2012 Books Online



E-book publication date: June 2012

21 pages







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 Troubleshooting SQL Server AlwaysOn



Vijay Rodrigues



Quick Reference



SQL Server AlwaysOn is the latest High Availability (HADR) offering in Microsoft SQL Server. SQL Server AlwaysOn has been introduced in SQL 2012. This document is meant as a quick reference. This document has common troubleshooting information that may be have been encountered either by me or by my colleagues, with troubleshooting steps/commands that are publicly available in SQL Server Books Online (BOL) on MSDN. Rather than having this information in multiple blogs posts (there are already quite a few on the internet), I just felt a combined document may make this information more readable to a user, as a quick reference guide. 

Applies toSQL Server 2012, SQL Server 2014



E-book publication date: February 2014

44 pages







PDF
  

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







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 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







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 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 | Source 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 filesSource 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







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 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







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 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







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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

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 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 toVisual 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 toVisual 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







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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







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 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








EPUBMOBIPDFSource 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







EPUBMOBIPDFSource 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 | Source 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

EPUBMOBIPDFSource 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 | Source 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







EPUBMOBIPDFSource 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







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 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







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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








PDF | Source content

 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







PDF | Source content
 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







PDF | Source content

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 | Source 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 | Source 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
PDF | Source content

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 | Source 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

PDF | Source content

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



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








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SQL Server

SQL Server 2012 新功能简介白皮书
Ann Bachrach, Daniel Yu, Darmadi Komo, Gopal Ashok, Joanne Hodgins, Pej Javaheri, Sabrena Mcbride, Tharun Tharian

: 概 述
文 概述 Microsoft SQL Server 2012 的新功能特点及优势。
用 于: SQL Server 2012

来 源:
白皮书
电 子书出版日期: 2012 5
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SQL Server 2012 升级技术指南
Ron Talmage、Nigel Sammy、Allan Hirt、Herbert Albert、Antonio Soto、Danilo Dominici、Régis Baccaro、Milos Radivojevic、Jesús Gil、Dejan Sarka、Johan Åhlén、Simran Jindal、Paul Turley、Craig Utley、Larry Barnes、Pablo Ahumada

概 述

本技术指南将引导你了��将 SQL Server 2005、SQL Server 2008 和 SQL Server 2008 R2 实例升级到 SQL Server 2012 的重要事项.

适用于:SQL Server 2012 
发布时间:2012 年 5 月 
424 pages
EPUBMOBI | PDF

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 简介
Ross Mistry, Stacia Misner
: 概 述

本书讨论了Microsoft SQL Server 2012的改进和新功能 : 安全性和高可
用性、企��管理、商业智能服务与开发等等。数据库管理员,应用开发���技术
决策者都能通过阅读本书了解SQL Server 2012的优势。

适 用于: SQL Server 2012
来���:
白 皮书

电 子书出版日期: 2012  6
259

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Azure

迁 移到 Windows Azure
宋沄 剑

指南            

迁移生命周期是一套能够将您的程序或数据一步一步迁移到Windows Azure的标准

Applies to: Windows Azure
Source: MSDN

E-book publication date
: 2013 年 2 月
31 pages

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ASP.NET 

Implementasi Entity Framework pada ASP.NET MVC
Tom Dykstra            

Diterjemahkan oleh: M Reza Faisal
Kategori: Seri Belajar
Ringkasan Isi:
Contoh aplikasi web Universitas Contoso memberikan demontrasi bagaimana membuat aplikasi web ASP.NET MVC dengan menggunakan Entity Framework. Ebook ini akan menerangkan langkah-langkah yang dilakukan untuk membangun seperti contoh web aplikasi Universtas Contoso.

Teknologi: ASP.NET 
Source: ASP.NET site
Tanggal Publikasi: Februari 2013
276 pages

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SQL Server


SQL Server 2012 Техническое руководство по обновлению
Рон Талмейдж (Ron Talmage), Найджел Сэмми (Nigel Sammy), Аллан Хирт (Allan Hirt), Герберт Альберт (Herbert Albert), Антонио Сото (Antonio Soto), Данило Доминичи (Danilo Dominici), Режи Баккаро (Régis Baccaro), Милош Радивоевич (Milos Radivojevic), Хесус Хиль (Jesús Gil), Деян Сарка (Dejan Sarka), Йохан Ален (Johan Åhlén), Симран Джиндал (Simran Jindal), Пол Терли (Paul Turley), Крейг Атли (Craig Utley), Ларри Барнс (Larry Barnes), Пабло Ахумада (Pablo Ahumada)

Справочник\руководств

Это техническое руководство содержит описание процедуры обновления экземпляров SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008 и SQL Server 2008 R2 до версии SQL Server 2012.

Распространяется на: SQL Server 2012
Опубликовано: май 2012 г.
587 страниц

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Windows Azure

Миграция приложений в Windows Azure, 2-й выпуск
patterns & practices
Справочник\руководство 

Это первая книга в серии patterns & practices, посвящѐнной платформе Windows Azure. В книге рассматривают различные аспекты (изменения в архитектуре, вопрос стоимости, мониторинг и диагностика системы и т.п.) миграции локального приложения на облачную платформу Microsoft – Windows Azure. В книге описана миграция на примере приложения aExpense, это ASP.NET приложение согласования авансовых отчетов. Во-первых, книга поможет получить хорошее представление о тех вопросах, которые необходимо у честь при миграции приложения в облако, а, во-вторых, в книге даются ответы на ряд практических задач, которые являются актуальными не только при миграции приложения, но и просто при разработке л��бого облачного приложения.

Аудитория: Windows Azure
Источник: patterns & practices
Дата публикации электронной книги: Сентябрь 2012
155 страниц

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Миграция приложений, предназначенных для обработки данных, в Windows Azure
Кан Чен, Селчин Тѐркаслан, Ноберто Гарсия, Стив Ховорд, Шон Тинлайн-Джонс, Средхар Пеллюру, Сильвано Кориани, Джейми Алва Браво
Справочник\руководство
При переносе приложения с локальной платформы в облако следует решить несколько задач. В этой книге описаны рекомендации по миграции локальных приложений, в основе котор��х лежит работа с данными. В частности, в книге описывается вопрос планирования миграции, например, способы снижения времени простой пр�� переходе; рассматриваются различные способы миграции: на основе виртуальных машин Windows Azure (IaaS-ориентированный подход) или облачных служб (PaaS- ориентированный подход); приводятся рекомендации по переносу кода с SQL Server на SQL Database и повышению производительности базы данных SQL Database, а так же обеспечение высокой доступности решения.

Аудитория: Windows Azure
Источник: MSDN Library
Дата публикации электронной книги: Сентябрь 2012

173 страницы

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Построение гибридных приложений в облаке на платформе Windows Azure
patterns & practices
Справочник\руководство

Это третья книга в серии patterns & practices, посвящённой платформе Windows Azure. В книг�� показано, как можно использовать мощные инфраструктурные сервисы, которые являются частью Windows Azure, с целью упрощения разработки, интеграции составных частей гибридных приложений, включающих облачные и локальные компоненты, а также системы сторонних разработчиков: схема аутентификации и авторизации пользователей, комплексного мониторинга приложений, шаблонов обмена сообщениями и т.п.Также описывается, как обеспечить максимальную безопасность, производительность, масштабируемость и доступность. Это руководство ориентировано на архитекторов, разработчиков и специалистов по информационным технологиям (ИТ), которые проектируют, создают или используют приложения и сервисы, работающие в облаке или взаимодействующие с ним.

Аудитория: Windows Azure, Windows Azure SQL Database, SQL Server, Источник: patterns & practices
Дата публикации электронной книги: Сентябрь 2012
373 страницы

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Разработка приложений для облака на платформе, 2-й выпуск
patterns & practices
Справочник\руководство

Это вторая книга в серии patterns & practices, посвящённой платформе Windows Azure. В книге рассматрива��т различные аспекты (выделенная или мультитенантная архитектура, использование CDN, модульное тестирование приложение и mock-объекты, слой доступа к данным, алгоритм MapReduce, интеграция LiveID и другими провайдерами с и т.п.) разработки о��лачных приложений и сервисов на платформе Windows Azure.

Аудитория: Windows Azure
Источник: patterns & practices
Дата публикации электронной книги: Сентябрь 2012
131 страница

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Создание эластичных и устойчивых облачных приложений: Руководство разработчика по пакету интеграции Enterprise Library для Windows Azure
patterns & practices
Справочник\ру��оводство

Эта книга демонстрирует, как можно использовать пакет интеграции Enterprise Library для Windows Azure в существующем приложении Windows Azure, чтобы улучшить надежность, управляемость, масштабируемость, стабильность и расширяемость приложения. В частности рассматриваются вопросы автоматического масштабирвоания в Windows Azure (Autoscaling Application Block), обработка ошибок исключений и минимизациях их влияние на компоненты системы (Transient Fault Handling Application Block) и т.п.

Аудитория: Windows Azure
Источник: patterns & practices
Дата публикации электронной книги: Сентябрь 2012
206 страниц

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Create Your First Application: Node.js and Windows Azure







Windows Azure Developer Center







Quick Step-by-Step 

Create your first application using Node.js and Windows Azure. 

  • Implement a simple Hello World application in Node.js and deploy the application to a Windows Azure Web Site. 
  • Learn how to use the Windows Azure PowerShell cmdlets to create a Node.js application, test it in the Windows Azure Emulator, and then deploy it as a Windows Azure Cloud Service. 
  • Implement a Node.js application using WebMatrix, and then deploy it to a Windows Azure web site. 
  • Implement a task list application using Node.js and MongoDB.

Applies to: Windows Azure, Node.js







Source: Windows Azure Developer Center

E-book publication date: June 2012







86 pages








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Create Your First Application: Node.js and Windows Azure







Windows Azure Developer Center







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Create your first application using Node.js and Windows Azure. 

  • Implement a simple Hello World application in Node.js and deploy the application to a Windows Azure Web Site. 
  • Learn how to use the Windows Azure PowerShell cmdlets to create a Node.js application, test it in the Windows Azure Emulator, and then deploy it as a Windows Azure Cloud Service. 
  • Implement a Node.js application using WebMatrix, and then deploy it to a Windows Azure web site. 
  • Implement a task list application using Node.js and MongoDB.

Applies to: Windows Azure, Node.js







Source: Windows Azure Developer Center

E-book publication date: June 2012







86 pages








EPUB | MOBI | PDF | Source content