Microsoft System Center Deploying Hyper-V with Software-Defined Storage & Networking covers a variety of aspects that make up the foundation of the software-defined datacenter: virtualization, storage, and networking. By the end, you will have a fully operational, small-scale configuration that will enable you to proceed with evaluation of your own key workloads, experiment with additional features and capabilities, and continue to build your knowledge.
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Microsoft Azure Essentials: Azure Automation introduces a fairly new feature of Microsoft Azure called Azure Automation. Using a highly scalable workflow execution environment, Azure Automation allows you to orchestrate frequent deployment and life cycle management tasks using runbooks based on Windows PowerShell Workflow functionality.
Microsoft System Center Software Update Management Field Experience addresses some of the gaps and pain points you might encounter when implementing, administering, and troubleshooting Software Updates using Configuration Manager 2012 R2. The advice is based on the authors’ experiences working as Premier Field Engineers and Microsoft Consultants in customer environments on a daily basis. Enjoy this book and the shared experiences from the field.
Microsoft Azure Essentials: Fundamentals of Azure introduces developers and IT professionals to the wide range of capabilities in Azure. The authors—both Microsoft MVPs in Azure—present conceptual and how-to content for seven key areas and describe management tools and business cases.
Learn the ins and outs of Microsoft Excel’s statistical capabilities. Author Charles Zaiontz will help you familiarize yourself with an often overlooked but very powerful set of tools. With Statistics Using Excel Succinctly, you will be able to maximize your Excel skills.
With Xamarin.Forms Succinctly by Derek Jensen, you will learn how to use Xamarin.Forms to build a common code base that can be deployed to iOS, Android, and Windows Phone devices, coming as close as possible as to the mythical “write once, run everywhere.” You’ll also learn how to build UIs with some of the 40 controls included in Xamarin.Forms, and even how to access native APIs that aren’t exposed by Xamarin.Forms.
With Cryptography in .NET Succinctly by Stephen Haunts, you will learn various methods to implement cryptography in .NET apps, including using the SHA, AES, and RSA hash algorithms, leveraging symmetric and asymmetric encryption, and creating digital signatures.
In ReSharper Succinctly, author Peter Shaw introduces some of the many tools available in the ReSharper productivity extension for Visual Studio. There are tools to reformat your code, tools to make sure you don’t break your builds, and tools to help you find your way around complex large solutions.
Apache Cassandra is an open-source distributed database system noted for its consistency, its ability to run on commodity hardware, and its easy deployment to cloud infrastructure. With Cassandra Succinctly by Marko Švaljek, you will learn the architecture behind Cassandra that makes it a reliable system, including how hashes are used to identify where data is stored, how choosing the right replication factor can enhance or hinder performance, and how the system handles updating and deleting data.
The Active Directory Service Interface (ADSI) enables developers and network administrators to easily manage network resources by providing a way to automate tasks. In Directory Enabled Applications Succinctly by Giancarlo Lelli, you’ll quickly learn to manage multiple tasks in Active Directory, implement single sign-on, and interact with other useful administrative tools.