New free eBook Microsoft Azure Essentials: Fundamentals of Azure

Microsoft Virtual Academy recently published a new and free eBook about Azure Fundamentals.

Microsoft Azure Essentials: Fundamentals of Azure
Michael S. Collier and Robin E. Shahan
February 2015
246 pages
The “Microsoft Azure Essentials” series helps you advance your technical skills with Microsoft Azure. “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.

You can download it here:

 

 

@PacktPub Packt 5 Dollar campaign & eBook Deals

As some of you already know, I’m currently reviewing some books from Packt Publishing. In oder to this Packt informed me that they started an ebook offer and I don’t want to withheld the information from you. 🙂

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You can read and find the offer here.

The $5 eBook Bonanza is here!

Treat yourself to the eBook or Video of your choice for just $5 and get as many as you like until January 6th 2015. To get you started, we’ve put together the Top 20 Titles of 2014 for you to pick up here. But don’t forget, you can get ANY eBook or Video for $5 in this offer.

For specific tech, you can browse all our categories at the bottom of this page.

New free eBook “The Altaro PowerShell Hyper-V Cookbook”

Altaro recently published a free Hyper-V book. They cover following areas of interest:

    • Understand the basics of Hyper-V Cmdlets and how to create a Hyper-V VM
    • How to display and discover information about your VMs and Hyper-V host
    • Get mounted ISO files & identify orphaned VHD/VHDX files
    • How to delete obsolete snapshots and query Hyper-V event logs

I read the book a few days ago and I can really recommend it. To download the book, click here.

 

What you should also try out is Altaro Hyper-V Backup. You have a free licences that enables you to backup two VMs. To download the free edition please click on the banner below.

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New free Hyper-V Book from Altaro “Explored: 7 Key Areas of Hyper-V”

Altaro recently published a free Hyper-V book. They cover following areas of interest:

  • How to secure your Hyper-V deployment beyond the basics, managing access to Virtual Machine functions, applying Group Policy, best practices on antimalware, and more
  • How to get the most out of Hyper-V Manager, setting up Native Network Teams and how Hyper-V’s Virtual Switches work
  • Understanding the concept of vCPUs and how to undertake capacity planning for Hyper-V
  • Learn the proper use of Hyper-V Dynamic Disks, how they operate and common myths surrounding the topic
  • How to connect storage to Hyper-V, including a variety of options as well as best practices.

I read the book a few days ago and I can really recommend it. To download the book, click here.

 

What you should also try out is Altaro Hyper-V Backup. You have a free licences that enables you to backup two VMs. To download the free edition please click on the banner below.

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Free ebook: Microsoft Azure Media Services Guidance

Source:  Microsoft

You can download the free ebook here.

This guide describes how to design and build a video-on-demand application that uses Media Services. It provides an end to end walkthrough of a Windows Store application that communicates with Media Services through a web service, and explains key design and implementation choices. In addition to the Windows Store application, the guide also includes client applications for Windows Phone, web, iOS, and Android devices.