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Microsoft Azure Security Infrastructure (IT Best Practices - Microsoft Press)

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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book.   Implement maximum control, security, and compliance processes in Azure cloud environments In Microsoft Azure Security Infrastructure ,1/e  three leading experts show how to plan, deploy, and operate Microsoft Azure with outstanding levels of control, security, and compliance. You’ll learn how to prepare infrastructure with Microsoft’s integrated tools, prebuilt templates, and managed services–and use these to help safely build and manage any enterprise, mobile, web, or Internet of Things (IoT) system. The authors guide you through enforcing, managing, and verifying robust security at physical, network, host, application, and data layers. You’ll learn best practices for security-aware deployment, operational management, threat mitigation, and continuous improvement–so you can help protect all your data, make services resilient to attack, and stay in control no matter how your cloud systems evolve.   Three Microsoft Azure experts show you how to: • Understand cloud security boundaries and responsibilities • Plan for compliance, risk management, identity/access management, operational security, and endpoint and data protection • Explore Azure’s defense-in-depth security architecture • Use Azure network security patterns and best practices • Help safeguard data via encryption, storage redundancy, rights management, database security, and storage security • Help protect virtual machines with Microsoft Antimalware for Azure Cloud Services and Virtual Machines • Use the Microsoft Azure Key Vault service to help secure cryptographic keys and other confidential information • Monitor and help protect Azure and on-premises resources with Azure Security Center and Operations Management Suite • Effectively model threats and plan protection for IoT systems • Use Azure security tools for operations, incident response, and forensic investigation 
Published by: Microsoft Press | Publication date: 08/19/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 224 pages

Microsoft Visual C# Step by Step (Developer Reference)

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Your hands-on guide to Microsoft Visual C# fundamentals with Visual Studio 2015 Expand your expertise--and teach yourself the fundamentals of programming with the latest version of Visual C# with Visual Studio 2015. If you are an experienced software developer, you’ll get all the guidance, exercises, and code you need to start building responsive, scalable Windows 10 and Universal Windows Platform applications with Visual C#. Discover how to:
  • Quickly start creating Visual C# code and projects with Visual Studio 2015
  • Work with variables, operators, expressions, and methods
  • Control program flow with decision and iteration statements
  • Build more robust apps with error, exception, and resource management
  • Master the essentials of Visual C# object-oriented programming
  • Use enumerations, structures, generics, collections, indexers, and other advanced features
  • Create in-memory data queries with LINQ query expressions
  • Improve application throughput and response time with asynchronous methods
  • Decouple application logic and event handling
  • Streamline development with new app templates
  • Implement the Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) pattern
  • Build Universal Windows Platform apps that smoothly adapt to PCs, tablets, and Windows phones
  • Integrate Microsoft Azure cloud databases and RESTful web services
About You
  • For software developers who are new to Visual C# or who are upgrading from older versions
  • Readers should have experience with at least one programming language
  • No prior Microsoft .NET or Visual Studio development experience required
Author: John Sharp
Published by: Microsoft Press | Publication date: 10/28/2015
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 818 pages

Microsoft Project 2013 Step by Step

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Experience learning made easy - and quickly teach yourself how to manage the complete project life cycle with Project 2013. With Step by Step, you set the pace - building and practicing the skills you need, just when you need them!
  • Work with Project 2013 on your PC or touch-enabled device
  • Build and fine-tune your project plan
  • Schedule tasks and milestones, and assign resources
  • Track progress and costs, and manage variances
  • Troubleshoot delays and budget overruns
  • Customize Gantt chart views, tables, and calendars
  • Learn project-management best practices
Published by: Microsoft Press | Publication date: 03/15/2013
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 576 pages

Training Guide Administering Windows Server 2012 R2 (MCSA): MCSA 70-411 (Microsoft Press Training Guide)

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Fully updated for Windows Server 2012 R2! Designed to help enterprise administrators develop real-world, job-role-specific skills - this Training Guide focuses on core infrastructure administration for Windows Server 2012 R2. Build hands-on expertise through a series of lessons, exercises, and suggested practices - and help maximize your performance on the job. This Microsoft Training Guide:
  • Focuses on job-role-specific expertise for core infrastructure administration tasks
  • Fully updated for Windows Server 2012 R2, including new practices
  • Provides in-depth, hands-on training you take at your own pace
  • Creates a foundation of skills which, along with on-the-job experience, can be measured by Microsoft Certification exams such as 70-411
Topics include:
  • Deploying and updating Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Managing account policies and service accounts
  • Configuring name resolution
  • Administering Active Directory
  • Managing Group Policy application and infrastructure
  • Configuring Group Policy settings and preferences
  • Administering network policies
  • Administering remote access
  • Managing file services
  • Monitoring and auditing Windows Server 2012 R2
Author: Orin Thomas
Published by: Microsoft Press | Publication date: 05/12/2014
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 689 pages

MOS 2016 Study Guide for Microsoft Excel (MOS Study Guide)

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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book.    Advance your everyday proficiency with Excel 2016.   And earn the credential that proves it! Demonstrate your expertise with Microsoft Excel! Designed to help you practice and prepare for Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Excel 2016 Core certification, this official Study Guide delivers:
  • In-depth preparation for each MOS objective
  • Detailed procedures to help build the skills measured by the exam
  • Hands-on tasks to practice what you’ve learned
  • Practice files and sample solutions
 Sharpen the skills measured by these objectives:
  • Create and manage worksheets and workbooks
  • Manage data cells and ranges
  • Create tables
  • Perform operations with formulas and functions
  • Create charts and objects
About MOS A Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification validates your proficiency with Microsoft Office programs, demonstrating that you can meet globally recognized performance standards. Hands-on experience with the technology is required to successfully pass Microsoft Certification exams.
Author: Joan Lambert
Published by: Microsoft Press | Publication date: 10/10/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 192 pages

From IT Pro to Cloud Pro Microsoft Office 365 and SharePoint Online (IT Best Practices - Microsoft Press)

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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book.    Modernize your IT skills for the new world of cloud computing! Whether you are an IT administrator, developer, or architect, cloud technologies are transforming your role. This guide brings together the knowledge you need to transition smoothly to Microsoft Office 365 cloud-only and hybrid environments. Microsoft MVP Ben Curry and leading cloud architect Brian Laws present specific, up-to-date guidance on administering key cloud technologies, including Microsoft Office 365, SharePoint Online, Azure AD, and OneDrive for Business.   Microsoft cloud technology experts Ben Curry and Brian Laws show you how to:
  • Anticipate and respond to the ways cloud technologies change your responsibilities, such as scripting key management tasks via Windows PowerShell
  • Understand today’s new mix of essential “Cloud Pro” skills related to infrastructure, scripting, security, and networking
  • Master modern cloud administration for Office 365 cloud and hybrid environments to deliver content and services, any time, on any device, from anywhere, and across organizational boundaries
  • Administer and configure SharePoint Online, including services, site collections, and hybrid features
  • Help secure client devices via Mobile Device Management for Office 365
  • Centrally manage user profiles, groups, apps, and social features
  • Bridge Office 365 and on-premises environments to share identities and data
  • Enforce governance, security, and compliance
Published by: Microsoft Press | Publication date: 10/17/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 320 pages

Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life, 3rd Edition: Life-Changing Tools for Healthy Relationships (Nonviolent Communication Guides)

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The latest edition of the communication guide that has sold more than 1,000,000 copies   An enlightening look at how peaceful communication can create compassionate connections with family, friends, and other acquaintances, this international bestseller uses stories, examples, and sample dialogues to provide solutions to communication problems both at home and in the workplace. Guidance is provided on identifying and articulating feelings and needs, expressing anger fully, and exploring the power of empathy in order to speak honestly without creating hostility, break patterns of thinking that lead to anger and depression, and communicate compassionately. Included in the new edition is a chapter on conflict resolution and mediation.
Published by: Puddledancer Press | Publication date: 09/01/2015
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 264 pages

Programming for the Internet of Things: Using Windows 10 IoT Core and Azure IoT Suite (Developer Reference)

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Rapidly implement Internet of Things solutions Creating programs for the Internet of Things offers you an opportunity to build and program custom devices whose functionality is limited only by your imagination. This book teaches you to do exactly that, with solutions presented in a step-by-step format. When you read this book, you not only learn the fundamentals of device programming, you will also be ready to write code for revolutionizing devices and robots. You don’t need to be an expert in low-level programming to benefit from this book. It explains basic concepts and programming techniques before diving into the more complicated topics. Each of the book’s chapters and appendices contains a suitable level of detail to help you quickly master device programming.   MCP Dawid Borycki shows you how to:
  • Build Universal Windows Platform (UWP) applications that target interconnected embedded devices
  • Design and implement background apps for seamless integration with hardware components
  • Use intrinsic UWP functionality to detect and track human faces
  • Build artificial auditory, visual, and learning systems
  • Process audio signals to blink LEDs to the rhythm of music
  • Use OpenCV to develop custom image-processing algorithms
  • Communicate with external devices by using serial, USB, Wi-Fi, and AllJoyn connectivity
  • Design and implement applications to control DC, stepper, and servo motors for robotics
  • Use Microsoft Cognitive Services to detect human emotions
  • Build predictive analysis and preventive maintenance systems by using the Azure IoT Suite
Published by: Microsoft Press | Publication date: 05/26/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 609 pages

How We Test Software at Microsoft (Developer Best Practices)

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It may surprise you to learn that Microsoft employs as many software testers as developers. Less surprising is the emphasis the company places on the testing discipline—and its role in managing quality across a diverse, 150+ product portfolio. This book—written by three of Microsoft’s most prominent test professionals—shares the best practices, tools, and systems used by the company’s 9,000-strong corps of testers. Learn how your colleagues at Microsoft design and manage testing, their approach to training and career development, and what challenges they see ahead. Most important, you’ll get practical insights you can apply for better results in your organization. Discover how to:
  • Design effective tests and run them throughout the product lifecycle
  • Minimize cost and risk with functional tests, and know when to apply structural techniques
  • Measure code complexity to identify bugs and potential maintenance issues
  • Use models to generate test cases, surface unexpected application behavior, and manage risk
  • Know when to employ automated tests, design them for long-term use, and plug into an automation infrastructure
  • Review the hallmarks of great testers—and the tools they use to run tests, probe systems, and track progress efficiently
  • Explore the challenges of testing services vs. shrink-wrapped software
Published by: Microsoft Press | Publication date: 12/10/2008
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 405 pages

Microsoft Excel Data Analysis and Business Modeling

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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book.   Master business modeling and analysis techniques with Microsoft Excel 2016, and transform data into bottom-line results. Written by award-winning educator Wayne Winston, this hands on, scenario-focused guide helps you use Excel’s newest tools to ask the right questions and get accurate, actionable answers. This edition adds 150+ new problems with solutions, plus a chapter of basic spreadsheet models to make sure you’re fully up to speed. Solve real business problems with Excel–and build your competitive advantage
  • Quickly transition from Excel basics to sophisticated analytics
  • Summarize data by using PivotTables and Descriptive Statistics
  • Use Excel trend curves, multiple regression, and exponential smoothing
  • Master advanced functions such as OFFSET and INDIRECT
  • Delve into key financial, statistical, and time functions
  • Leverage the new charts in Excel 2016 (including box and whisker and waterfall charts)
  • Make charts more effective by using Power View
  • Tame complex optimizations by using Excel Solver
  • Run Monte Carlo simulations on stock prices and bidding models
  • Work with the AGGREGATE function and table slicers
  • Create PivotTables from data in different worksheets or workbooks
  • Learn about basic probability and Bayes’ Theorem
  • Automate repetitive tasks by using macros
Published by: Microsoft Press | Publication date: 11/29/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 863 pages
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