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  • In this sample chapter from Exam Ref 70-417: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012 R2 , you will learn how to configure Network Access Protection (NAP). Network Access Protection (NAP), as you know, is a Windows Server technology that enforces health requirements on client computers as they attempt to connect to a company network. These health requirements can relate to the status of software updates, of anti-virus protection, of host firewall status, or of spyware protection. NAP was first introduced in Windows Server 2008. In a move that surprised many, Microsoft announced with the release of Windows Server 2012 R2 that NAP has been officially deprecated (set on a path to obsolescence). Some improved alternative to NAP might very well appear in a future version of Windows ...read more
  • Here is the lineup of Office titles from Microsoft Press. We offer reference and training for core skills, as well as Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) study guides. Check out all Microsoft Office titles or view them by topic below. Access                        Excel                               Office                               Other applications           Outlook                   PowerPoint             Project           SharePoint for users     ...read more
  • You can now get instant ‘code sample’ help while calling APIs in Visual Studio with Bing Developer Assistant for Visual Studio! This updated feature combines the functionality of two popular Visual Studio extensions into one: Sample Browser and Bing Code Search. Bing Developer Assistant for Visual Studio enables developers to find and reuse millions of code snippets and code sample projects from within the Visual Studio IDE . It's available as a VS plugin in both VS2013 and VS2012. You can install it from this webpage , or from Visual Studio / Tools / Extensions and Updates… Learn more about this feature here ! ...read more
  • This chapter from Training Guide: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2 describes common deployment scenarios and outlines the steps involved in a typical server deployment or migration process. The chapter also examines some approaches and tools you can use for assessing the readiness of your environment for migrating to Windows Server 2012 R2. Lessons in this chapter: Lesson 1: Planning for Windows Server 2012 R2 Lesson 2: Assessing the readiness of your environment ...read more
  • We’re pleased to announce the availability of Exam Ref 70-246 Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud (9780735686175), by Orin Thomas. Purchase from these online retailers: Microsoft Press Store Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Shop local Description: Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-246–and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of monitoring and operating a private cloud based on Microsoft System Center 2012 R2. Designed for experienced IT professionals ready to advance their status, Exam Ref focuses on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the MCSE level. Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives: · Configure data center process automation · Deploy resource monitoring ...read more
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  • Here is the lineup of Windows titles from Microsoft Press. We offer reference and training for core skills as well as exam preparation. Free ebook Introducing Windows 8.1 for IT Professionals Download the PDF (8.0 MB) Download the EPUB file (22.5 MB) Download the Mobi for Kindle file (40.3 MB) Windows 8.1 Reference Windows 8.1 Inside Out Windows 8.1 Step by Step Windows 8.1 Plain & Simple Windows 8.1 Administration Pocket Consultant Storage, Security, & Networking Windows 8.1 Administration Pocket Consultant Essentials & Configuration Windows 7 Reference Windows 7 Inside Out Windows 7 Inside Out, Deluxe Edition Windows 7 Plain & Simple Windows 7 Step by Step Windows 7 Resource Kit Troubleshooting Windows 7 Inside Out Windows ...read more
  • In this sample chapter from Exam Ref 70-246: Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud , by Orin Thomas, you’ll learn about data center process automation using System Center 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012 R2. Objectives in this chapter: Objective 1.1: Implement workflows Objective 1.2: Implement service offerings ...read more
  • Today we have a guest blog post from Cesar De la Torre, who served as peer reviewer on Dino Esposito and Andrea Saltarello’s new book, Microsoft .NET: Architecting Applications for the Enterprise, Second Edition . Cesar is also the .NET Product Manager at Microsoft Corporation and a co-author of .NET Technology Guide for Business Applications , one of our free ebooks. Enjoy! Cesar here! Several months ago, I became intrigued when Microsoft Press told me about a possible new book from Dino Esposito and Andrea Saltarello that would focus on enterprise application development and architecture. After getting in contact with Dino and reviewing some of the early content, much of which was related to Domain-Driven Design (DDD) approaches, I really wanted to offer my support and collaborate ...read more
  • We’re pleased to announce the availability of Microsoft® .NET: Architecting Applications for the Enterprise, Second Edition (ISBN 9780735685352), by Dino Esposito and Andrea Saltarello. Purchase from these online retailers: Microsoft Press Store Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers A software architect’s digest of core practices, pragmatically applied Designing effective architecture is your best strategy for managing project complexity—and improving your results. But the principles and practices of software architecting—what the authors call the “science of hard decisions”—have been evolving for cloud, mobile, and other shifts. Now fully revised and updated, this book shares the knowledge and real-world perspectives that ...read more
  • Here is the lineup of Windows Server titles from Microsoft Press. They offer reference and training for core skills as well as exam preparation. Free ebook                  Introducing Windows Server 2012 R2 Download the PDF (8.0 MB) Download the EPUB file (22.5 MB) Download the Mobi for Kindle file (40.3 MB) Training                    Training Guide: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2   Training Guide: Administering Windows Server 2012 R2   Training Guide: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 R2 Services Reference                ...read more
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  • The Configure Network Services and Access domain is another with just one objective tested on the 70-417 exam: Configure DirectAccess. DirectAccess is an improved alternative to a VPN that was first introduced in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. If you earned your Windows Sever 2008 MCSA before the release of Windows Server 2008 R2, you might have missed this major new technology completely. And if you did learn about DirectAccess in Windows Server 2008 R2, you need to know that this feature has changed significantly in Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2. Read the sample chapter here ! ...read more
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  • This sample chapter from Training Guide: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2 describes how to prepare for the deployment of Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 domain controllers, how to deploy domain controllers using both Server Manager and Windows PowerShell, and how to take advantage of domain-controller virtualization. ...read more
  • We’ve been busy! Check out the latest titles below; they're all available for purchase at the Microsoft Press Store . Exam Ref 70-480 Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 Inside Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 Exam Ref 70-481 Essentials of Developing Windows Store Apps Using HTML5 and JavaScript Exam Ref 70-688 Supporting Windows 8.1 Exam Ref 70-414 Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure Exam Ref 70-413 Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure, Second Edition Microsoft Azure SQL Database Step by Step Exam Ref 70-411 Administering Windows Server 2012 R2 Training Guide Administering Windows Server 2012 R2 High-Performance Windows Store Apps Exam Ref 70-417 Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server ...read more
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  • List price: $31.99   Sale price: $16.00 You save 50% Buy Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-411 - and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of administering Windows Server infrastructure in an enterprise environment. Designed for experienced IT professionals ready to advance their status, Exam Ref focuses on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the MCSA or MCSE level. Learn more . Terms & conditions Each week, on Sunday at 12:01 AM PST / 7:01 AM GMT, a new eBook is offered for a one-week period. Check back each week for a new deal. The products offered as our eBook Deal of the Week are not eligible for any other discounts. The Deal of the Week promotional price cannot be combined with other offers. ...read more
  • This lesson from Training Guide: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 R2 Services explains different techniques to move virtual machines from one Hyper-V server to another, whether it is a node in the same cluster, another Hyper-V server in the same site, or to a Hyper-V server hosting a replica in another country or on another continent. Interested in purchasing the book? Visit the Microsoft Press Store ! ...read more
  • Knowing how to prevent malicious users from causing harm to your application and possibly your users is important. This sample chapter from Exam Ref 70-480: Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 covers how to validate user input by using HTML5 elements, validate user input by using JavaScript, consume data, and serialize, deserialize, and transmit data. ...read more
  • Now is the time to load your library with new and top-selling titles from Microsoft Press – the more you buy, the more you save! Buy 1, Save 35% | Buy 2, Save 45% | Buy 3 or more, Save 55% At MicrosoftPressStore.com , enter code SAVEONPRESS during checkout to apply discount. Complete details are listed here . Offer ends September 3, 2014. ...read more
  • We’re pleased to announce the availability of Exam Ref 70-480 Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 (9780735676633), by Rick Delorme. Purchase from these online retailers: Microsoft Press Store Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Shop local Description: Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-480—and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of HTML5 programming with JavaScript and CSS3. Designed for experienced application developers ready to advance their status, Exam Ref focuses on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the MCSD level. Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives: · Implement and manipulate document structures and objects · Implement program flow · ...read more
  • Visit your local Barnes & Noble store or shop online to save 30% off these specific titles from Microsoft Press. Sale ends soon. To locate your nearest store, click on the Store Locator link. ...read more
  • In this sample chapter from Training Guide: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 R2 Services , by Orin Thomas, you discover how and why you would configure forests with multiple domain trees and the benefits of each functional level. You also find out how to configure and manage different types of trust relationships to ensure users in one forest or domain are granted appropriate access to resources in another forest, domain, or Kerberos realm. ...read more
  • List price: $27.99   Sale price: $13.99 You save 50% Buy You're beyond the basics - so dive right in and really put your PC to work! This supremely organized reference packs hundreds of timesaving solutions, troubleshooting tips, and workarounds for Windows 8.1. Plus, you get access to two and half hours of video training. Learn more. Terms & conditions Each week, on Sunday at 12:01 AM PST / 7:01 AM GMT, a new eBook is offered for a one-week period. Check back each week for a new deal. The products offered as our eBook Deal of the Week are not eligible for any other discounts. The Deal of the Week promotional price cannot be combined with other offers. ...read more