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E-Books in English

 

Azure Autoscaling Application Block and Transient Fault Handling Application Block Reference 

Building Elastic and Resilient Cloud Applications - Developer's Guide to the Enterprise 

Library 5.0 Integration Pack for Windows Azure
 

Building Real World Cloud Apps With Windows Azure
 

Building Hybrid Applications in the Cloud on Windows Azure 

Cloud Design Patterns: Prescriptive Architecture Guidance for Cloud Applications

Create Your First Application - Node.js and Windows Azure 

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

Deploy SQL Server Business Intelligence in Windows Azure Virtual Machines 

Drupal on Windows Azure
  

Introducing Windows Azure for IT Professionals

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

Migrating Data-Centric Applications to Windows Azure
 

Moving Applications to the Cloud, 2nd Edition 

Moving Applications to the Cloud on Windows Azure (3rd Edition) 

Rethinking Enterprise Storage: A Hybrid Cloud Model

Using Windows Azure Mobile Services to Cloud-Enable your iOS Apps 

Using Windows Azure Mobile Services to Cloud-Enable Your Windows Phone 8 Apps 

Using Windows Azure Mobile Services to Cloud-Enable your Windows Store Apps in C# 

Using Windows Azure Mobile Services to Cloud-Enable Your Windows Store Apps in JavaScript 

Windows Azure and SQL Database Tutorials
 

Windows Azure Prescriptive Guidance 

Windows Azure Service Bus Reference
Lync Microsoft Lync Server 2013 Step by Step for Anyone
Office Deployment guide for Office 2013

First Look: Microsoft Office 2010

Microsoft Office 365: Connect and Collaborate Virtually Anywhere, Anytime

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

Security and Privacy for Microsoft Office 2010 Users
SharePoint

Explore SharePoint 2013

Deployment guide for SharePoint 20
13

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

Create a Balanced Scorecard Configure Kerberos Authentication for SharePoint 2010 Products

SharePoint Server for Business Intelligence

Get started with SharePoint Server 2010

Deployment guide for SharePoint Server 2010

Upgrading to SharePoint Server 2010

Profile synchronization guide for SharePoint Server 2010

Remote BLOB storage for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010

Governance guide for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010

Business continuity management for SharePoint Server 2010

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

Technical reference for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010

The Wiki Ninjas Guide to SharePoint 2013

The Wiki Ninjas Guide to SharePoint 2013 - IDTP

SQL Server 5 Tips for a Smooth SSIS Upgrade to SQL Server 2012

A Hitchiker's Guide to Microsoft StreamInsight Queries

Books Online: Backup and Restore of SQL Server Databases


Books Online: Data Analysis Expressions (DAX) Reference

Books Online: Data Mining Extensions (DMX) Reference

Books Online: Data Quality Services

Books Online: High Availability Solutions

Books Online: Master Data Services

Books Online: Monitor and Tune for Performance

Books Online: Multidimensional Expressions (MDX) Reference

Books Online: SQL Server Distributed Replay

Books Online: Transact-SQL Data Definition Language (DDL) Reference

Books Online: Transact-SQL Data Manipulation Language (DML) Reference

Books Online: XQuery Language Reference

Data Access for Highly-Scalable Solutions: Using SQL, NoSQL, and Polyglot Persistence Extracting and Loading SharePoint Data in SQL Server Integration Services

Integration Services: Extending Packages with Scripting

Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2

Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2012

Master Data Services Capacity Guidelines

Master Data Services (MDS) Operations Guide

Microsoft SQL Server AlwaysOn Solutions Guide for High Availability and Disaster Recovery Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services Multidimensional Performance and Operations Guide Multidimensional Model Programming

Optimized Bulk Loading of Data into Oracle

Planning Disaster Recovery for Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services in SharePoint Integrated Mode

QuickStart: Learn DAX Basics in 30 Minutes

SQLCAT's Guide to BI and Analytics

SQLCAT's Guide to High Availability Disaster Recovery

SQLCAT's Guide to Relational Engine


SQL Server 2012 Tutorials: Analysis Services - Data Mining

SQL Server 2012 Tutorials: Analysis Services - Multidimensional Modeling

SQL Server 2012 Tutorials: Analysis Services - Tabular Modeling

SQL Server 2012 Tutorials: Reporting Services

SQL Server 2012 Tutorials: Writing Transact-SQL Statements

SQL Server 2012 Upgrade Technical Guide

SQL Server Community FAQs Manual

Transact SQL by TechNet WiKi Community

Troubleshooting SQL Server AlwaysOn
System Center Cmdlet Reference for App Controller in System Center 2012 SP1

Introducing Microsoft System Center 2012 R2

Microsoft System Center: Building a Virtualized Network Solution

Microsoft System Center: Cloud Management with App Controller

Microsoft System Center: Configuration Manager Field Experience

Microsoft System Center: Designing Orchestrator Runbooks

Microsoft System Center: Network Virtualization and Cloud Computing

Microsoft System Center: Optimizing Service Manager

Microsoft System Center: Troubleshooting Configuration Manager


Technical Documentation for System Center 2012 - Virtual Machine Manager
Visual Studio Better Unit Testing with Microsoft Fakes

Building a Release Pipeline with Team Foundation Server 2012

Developer's Guide to Dependency Injection Using Unity

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

Moving to Microsoft Visual Studio 2010

.NET Technology Guide for Business Applications

Testing for Continuous Delivery with Visual Studio 2012

Upgrade Team Foundation Server 2012: the ultimate upgrade guide
Web Development ASP.NET Multi-Tier Windows Azure Application Using Storage Tables, Queues, and Blobs ASP.NET Web Deployment using Visual Studio

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

Developing Modern Mobile Web Apps The Entity Framework 4.0 and ASP.NET Web Forms – Getting Started

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


Getting Started with the Entity Framework 4.1 using ASP.NET MVC 3

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

Introducing ASP.NET Web Pages 2

Project Silk: Client-Side Web Development for Modern Browsers
Windows Administrator's Guide for Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 5.0

Administrator’s Guide for Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring 1.0

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

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

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

Deploying Windows 7: Essential Guidance

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

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

Introducing Windows 8.1 for IT Professionals

Prism for the Windows Runtime: Developing a Windows Store business app using C#, XAML, and Prism
Programming Windows 8 Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript


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


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

Programming Windows Phone 7
Windows Server

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

Introducing Windows Server 2008 R2


Introducing Windows Server 2012

Introducing Windows Server 2012 R2

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


Understanding Microsoft Virtualization Solutions: From the Desktop to the Datacenter, Second Edition

TCP/IP Fundamentals for Microsoft Windows

Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012 TechNet Library Documentation

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

 

中文电子书

SQL Server SQL Server 2012 新功能简介白皮书

SQL Server 2012 升级技术指南

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 简介
Windows Azure  迁移到 Windows Azure

E-book dalam Bahasa Indonesia

ASP.NET Implementasi Entity Framework pada ASP.NET MVC

 

Электронные книги на русском языке.

SQL Server SQL Server 2012 Техническое руководство по обн��влению

Windows Azure Миграция приложений в Windows Azure, 2-й выпуск

Миграция приложений, предназначенных для обработки данных, в Windows Azure

Построение гибридных приложений в облаке на платформе Windows Azure

Разработка приложений для облака на платформе, 2-й выпуск

Создание эластичных и устойчивых облачных приложений: Руководство разработчика по пакету интеграции Enterprise Library для Windows Azure

 

 


E-Books in English

 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 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
MOBIPDF | Source content

 



Building Real World Cloud Apps With Windows Azure

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
: January, 2014



227 pages


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


EPUBMOBIPDFSource content 1 Source content 2

 

 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

 



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

EPUB | MOBIPDF |
Source content


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

EPUBMOBIPDF | Source content



First Look: Microsoft Office 2010

Katherine Murray

Overview

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

Applies to: Office 2010

Publisher: Microsoft Press

E-book publication date: January 2010

202 pages


XPS | PDF | Source content


Microsoft Office 365: Connect and Collaborate Virtually Anywhere, Anytime

Katherine Murray

Step-by-Step

This book shows you how you can use cloud computing—and specifically,

Office 365—to get more done, collaborate more easily, and work more

flexibly than you ever have before.

Applies to: Office 365

Publisher: Microsoft Press

E-book publication date: August 2011

337 pages


EPUB | MOBI | PDF | Source content


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

Office 365 User Assistance Team

Step-by-Step 

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

Applies to: Office 365 for professionals and small businesses

Source: Microsoft Online Help

E-book publication date: June 2012

197 pages

EPUBMOBIPDFSource content


Security and Privacy for Microsoft Office 2010 Users

Mitch Tulloch

Guide

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

Applies to: Office 2010

Publisher: Microsoft Press

E-book publication date: February 2012

98 pages

EPUB | MOBI | PDF | Source content

SharePoint

  Explore SharePoint 2013

Office and SharePoint content publishing team

Guide

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

Applies to: SharePoint 2013

Source: TechNet Library

E-book publication date: October 2012

100 pages

EPUBMOBIPDF | Source content

  Deployment guide for SharePoint 2013

Office and SharePoint content publishing team

Guide

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

Applies to: SharePoint 2013

Source: TechNet Library

E-book publication date: October 2012

1031 pages

EPUBMOBIPDF | Source content

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

Office and SharePoint content publishing team

Guide

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

Applies to: SharePoint 2013

Source: TechNet Library

E-book publication date: May 2013

44 pages

EPUB | MOBIPDFDOC |Source content

 



Create a Balanced Scorecard

SharePoint Business Intelligence Content Team 

Quick Step-by-Step 

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

Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010

Source: TechNet Library

E-book publication date: June 2012

32 pages


EPUBMOBIPDFSource content

 



Configure Kerberos Authentication for SharePoint 2010 Products

Tom Wisnowski

Guide

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

Applies to: SharePoint 2010

Source: White paper

E-book publication date: May 2012

220 pages

EPUBMOBIPDF | Source content

 



SharePoint Server for Business Intelligence

SharePoint Business Intelligence Content Team

Step-by-Step 
 

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

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

Source: TechNet Library

E-book publication date: June 2012

117 pages


EPUB | MOBI | PDF | Source content

 

 Business continuity management for SharePoint Server 2010

Office and SharePoint content publishing team

Guide

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

Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010

Source: TechNet library

E-book publication date: October 2011

942

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

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

EPUBMOBIPDF | Source content

 Governance guide for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010

Office and SharePoint content publishing team

Guide

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

Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010

Source: TechNet library

E-book publication date: October 2011

128

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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

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  Remote BLOB storage for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010



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

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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

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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

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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-by-Step

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


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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
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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

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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


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 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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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


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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


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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


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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
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E-book publication date
: May 2012

6 pages


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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


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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


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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

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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

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 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

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 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

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 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

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 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

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 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.             
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Applies toVisual Studio 2012

Source: MSDN Library (patterns & practices)

E-book publication date: September 2013

161 pages

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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

EPUBMOBIPDFSource content

 

 ASP.NET Web Deployment using Visual Studio

Tom Dykstra

Step-by-Step

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

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

Source: ASP .NET Site

E-book publication date: April 2013

155 pages

EPUBMOBIPDFSource content

 



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

Tom Dykstra

Step-by-Step

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

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

Source: ASP.NET site

E-book publication date: May 2012

162 pages

EPUB | MOBI | PDFSource content  


Developing Modern Mobile Web Apps

patterns & practices 

Guide

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

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

Source: MSDN Library (patterns & practices)

E-book publication date: June 2012

111 pages


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


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

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

MDOP Information Experience Team

Guide

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

Applies to: UE-V 1.0

Source: TechNet Library

E-book publication date: February 2013

64 pages

EPUBMOBIPDFSource content


Deploying Windows 7: Essential Guidance

Windows 7 Resource Kit and TechNet Magazine

Guide

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

Applies to: Windows 7

Publisher: Microsoft Press

E-book publication date: October 2009

332 pages


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 2012 新功能简介白皮书

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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

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Windows 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

EPUBMOBIPDF | Source content

  




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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

EPUB | MOBI | PDF

 

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

EPUB | MOBIPDF

 



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

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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 при 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

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Это третья книга в серии patterns & practices, посвящённой платформе Windows Azure. В книге 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

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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

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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

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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