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.

New book: Windows Server 2012 R2 Pocket Consultant: Storage, Security, & Networking

Source: http://blogs.msdn.com

Coverage includes:

· Managing file systems and drives
· Configuring storage
· Data sharing
· Managing TCP/IP networking
· Running DHCP clients and servers
· Optimizing DNS
· Administering network printers and print services
· Security, compliance, and auditing
· Backup and recovery

To download the eBook please click here.

Free ebook: Microsoft System Center: Optimizing Service Manager

Source:  Microsoft Press

You can download the free ebook here.

Introduction

Welcome to Microsoft System Center: Optimizing Service Manager. We (the authors) all work with systems management at Microsoft and believe that the Microsoft System Center suite is one of the most integrated suites on the market for this purpose.
Microsoft System Center 2012 Service Manager is the only product that can integrate across most of the System Center suite and Active Directory. Service Manager is a fast and reliable product that can create and maintain a dynamic service management database to enable interaction across the organization, both inside and outside the IT department, making it a very compelling product to many organizations.
Over the last several years, more and more customers have implemented Service Manager, either independently or via Microsoft or a partner. Sometimes the project and product implementation are not as successful as they should be. Our objectives with this book are to provide you with a framework for planning and delivering a successful Service Manager project and to share some of our experiences and best practices when it comes to optimizing and maintaining your Service Manager environment.
This book is written with three different roles in mind: business and technical decision makers; IT architects; and Service Manager administrators. You can either read this book in its entirety from A to Z, or you can follow one of the learning paths below depending on your role:

Business and technical decision makers:
 Chapter 1 Business reasons to choose Service Manager
 Chapter 2 Deployment costs and non-IT usage

IT architects
 Chapter 3 How to plan for Service Manager
 Chapter 4 How to prepare for a Service Manager installation

Service Manager administrators
 Chapter 5 Management packs
 Chapter 6 Optimizing the Service Manager environment
 Chapter 7 Service Manager configuration and customization