Free Windows Books


Introduction to Windows Containers

Introduction to Windows Containers

As a result of Microsoft’s strong strategic partnership with Docker—the de facto standard in container management software—enterprises can minimize the time required to onboard and run Windows Containers. Docker presents a single API surface and standardizes tooling for working across public and private container solutions as well as Linux and Windows Container deployments. This is the next phase in IT evolution in which a direct replatform of code cannot be achieved and truly begins to bring the power of the cloud to any enterprise. Introduction to Windows Containers begins the journey to containers by giving you an in-depth introduction into what they are and the technology that surrounds and powers them.


Microsoft Bot Framework Succinctly

Microsoft Bot Framework Succinctly

At the Build 2016 conference, Microsoft announced the Microsoft Bot Framework, a package of tools for building intelligent bots that could be integrated with a variety of communication platforms. With Microsoft Bot Framework Succinctly, you can jump right into building your own bots with the framework, whether you want to make bots for personal use only, or customer-facing bots for your business. Author Ed Freitas provides clear guidance from setting up a bot project in Visual Studio and writing your first bare-bones bot, to publishing one capable of searching for current flight prices.


Introducing Windows Server 2016

Introducing Windows Server 2016

Windows Server has powered a generation of organizations, from small businesses to large enterprises. No matter what your area of expertise, Introducing Windows Server 2016 will introduce you to the latest developments in Windows Server 2016. Each chapter has been written by either field experts or members of the product group, giving you the latest information on every improvement or new feature that is included in this version of Windows Server.


Microsoft Azure Essentials: Fundamentals of Azure Second Edition

Microsoft Azure Essentials: Fundamentals of Azure Second Edition

Microsoft Azure Essentials: Fundamentals of Azure, Second Edition covers the fundamentals of Azure you need to start developing solutions right away. It concentrates on the features of the Azure platform that you are most likely to need to know rather than on every feature and service available on the platform. This book also provides several walkthroughs you can follow to learn how to create VMs and virtual networks, websites and storage accounts, and so on. In many cases, real-world tips are included to help you get the most out of your Azure experience.


Windows 10 IT Pro Essentials Support Secrets

Windows 10 IT Pro Essentials Support Secrets

This ebook is for anyone whose responsibilities include training people to use Windows 10. That group includes full-time professional trainers, of course, but it also includes IT pros and those brave souls who staff the help desk in corporations. Most of all, it includes the incredibly large population of people who have earned a reputation for being “the person who knows Windows.”


Configuring Microsoft SharePoint Hybrid Capabilities

Configuring Microsoft SharePoint Hybrid Capabilities

Configuring Microsoft SharePoint Hybrid Capabilities draws together the SharePoint Server and Office 365 hybrid workloads and user experiences in one place, providing solid guidance to meet business needs and achieve productivity goals in the cloud-enabled workplace.


Microsoft Azure Essentials: Migrating SQL Server Databases to Azure

Microsoft Azure Essentials Migrating SQL Server Databases to Azure

This ebook, Microsoft Azure Essentials Migrating SQL Server Databases to Azure, introduces you to SQL Server in an Azure virtual machine and to Azure SQL Database, and walks you through getting started with each approach. It takes you from creating a SQL Server instance in a virtual machine or as a platform service to migrating an on-premises database into Azure and then to securing the data and the database in Azure.


Windows 10 IT Pro Essentials: Top 10 Tools

Windows 10 IT Pro Essentials: Top 10 Tools

Windows 10 IT Pro Essentials: Top 10 Tools contains descriptions and hands-on advice to help IT Pros work faster and smarter. Some of these tools are for everybody—end users and experts alike—whereas some are strictly for professionals. A few are so specialized that you’ll only need them once in a blue moon. Collectively, though, they make up a toolbox that can save you and your company time and money.


Planning and Preparing for Microsoft SharePoint Hybrid

Planning and Preparing for Microsoft SharePoint Hybrid

Planning and Preparing for Microsoft SharePoint Hybrid is a guide on how to connect SharePoint on-premises to Microsoft’s cloud services. You will gain insight into planning, architecture, configuration, and management of SharePoint hybrid. This book covers foundational topics with which you will learn more about Office 365 and Microsoft Azure, architecture planning, platform hygiene and preparation, directory synchronization, and how to configure a seamless single sign-on experience for users.


Introducing Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview

Introducing Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview

Windows Server has powered a generation of organizations, from small businesses to large global enterprises. No matter what your role in IT, you can be guaranteed that you have touched Windows Server at some point in your career or, at the very least, you have seen it from afar! No matter what your area of expertise, this ebook introduces you to Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview and its latest developments, which is the next version of Windows Server.