Sample chapters

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1.

Design data implementation

  • By Haishi Bai, Santiago Fernandez Munoz, Dan StoltsAug 27, 2018
  • In this sample chapter from Exam Ref 70-535 Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions, explore skills related to the design of Azure Storage solutions, Azure Data Services, NoSQL storage, Cosmos DB storage, and more.

2.

Service Fabric on Linux

  • By Haishi BaiAug 24, 2018
  • In this sample chapter from Programming Microsoft Azure Service Fabric, 2nd Edition, learn how to set up a development environment on Linux, use Java to write a simple Service Fabric application, and more.

3.

Using Security Center for incident response

  • By Yuri Diogenes, Tom ShinderAug 23, 2018
  • In this sample chapter from Microsoft Azure Security Center, learn how to use Security Center to detect threats against your environment, and how to investigate security issues as part of your incident-response process.

4.

Configure networking

  • By Andrew Bettany, Andrew WarrenJul 5, 2018
  • In this sample chapter from Exam Ref 70-697 Configuring Windows Devices, 2nd Edition, explore the main networking components of Windows 10 and how to configure each of them.

5.

Customizing the appearance of Windows 10

  • By Michael Miller, Nancy Muir BoysenJul 3, 2018
  • In this sample chapter from Windows 10 Plain & Simple, 2nd Edition, learn how to change the desktop background, adjust colors and transparency, use themes, control screen timeout settings, enlarge text, and more.

6.

Use other services for machine learning

  • By Julio Granados, Ginger GrantApr 11, 2018
  • In this sample chapter from Exam Ref 70-774 Perform Cloud Data Science with Azure Machine Learning, examine other services provided by Microsoft for machine learning including the Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit, HDInsights, SQL Server R Services, and more.

7.

Implement Virtual Networks

  • By Dan Patrick, Rick Rainey, Steve Ross, Michael WashamApr 10, 2018
  • In this sample chapter from Exam Ref 70-533 Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions, 2nd Edition, take a deep dive in virtual networking and the skills needed to configure, design, and implement them.

8.

Provisioning databases

  • By Sven Aelterman, William Assaf, Mindy Curnutt, Randolph WestApr 9, 2018
  • In this sample chapter from SQL Server 2017 Administration Inside Out, explore the process of installing and configuring a Microsoft SQL Server instance—including new features added and expanded since SQL Server 2016 Server Pack 1.

9.

Design and implement Azure PaaS compute and web and mobile services

  • By Michele Leroux Bustamante, Ike Ellis, Zoiner TejadaApr 7, 2018
  • In this sample chapter from Exam Ref 70-532 Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions, 2nd Edition, explore Azure App Services and the skills needed to design, develop, and implement apps.

10.

Plan for Exchange Online and Skype for Business Online

  • By Orin ThomasApr 6, 2018
  • In this sample chapter from Exam Ref 70-347 Enabling Office 365 Services, 2nd Edition, learn how to configure anti-spam and anti-malware policies, determine an appropriate mailbox migration strategy, perform compliance operations, and manage settings at a tenancy level for Skype for Business Online.

11.

Skill 5.1: Implement Microsoft Teams

  • By Orin ThomasApr 6, 2018
  • In Skill 5.1 from Exam Ref 70-347 Enabling Office 365 Services, 2nd Edition, learn how to configure Office 365 connectors for Microsoft Teams and manage licenses.

12.

Directory synchronization basics

  • Feb 21, 2018
  • In this sample chapter from Microsoft Office 365 Administration Inside Out, 2nd Edition, explore the basics of directory synchronization—starting with structure and data uniqueness.

13.

Work with apps and notifications

  • By Joan LambertFeb 20, 2018
  • In this sample chapter from Windows 10 Step by Step, 2nd Edition, learn how to locate and start apps, explore built-in apps and accessories, manage notifications, and more.

14.

Implement Datacenter Compute Solutions with Virtual Machine Manager (VMM)

  • By Jeff Graves, Joel StidleyJan 23, 2018
  • In Skill 2.2 from Exam Ref 70-745 Implementing a Software-Defined DataCenter, learn how to define and document fabric resource endpoints, implement SDN using VMM Service Templates, configure single tenant and multi-tenant scenarios, and more.

15.

Implement Software-Defined Networking (SDN)

  • By Jeff Graves, Joel StidleyJan 22, 2018
  • In this sample chapter from Exam Ref 70-745 Implementing a Software-Defined DataCenter, take a deep dive into the inner workings of Virtual Machine Manager and how to customize processes to manage your Software-Defined Datacenter.

16.

Working with variables

  • By Rob MilesJan 19, 2018
  • In this sample chapter from Begin to Code with Python, learn how to create variables in Python programs that work with numbers and text.

17.

Fine-Tuning Your Chatbot

  • By Joe MayoJan 18, 2018
  • In this sample chapter from Programming the Microsoft Bot Framework: A Multiplatform Approach to Building Chatbots, readers take a deep dive into Bot Emulator features and learn how to perform testing from user to chatbot.

18.

Manage high availability and disaster recovery

  • By Victor IsakovNov 7, 2017
  • In this sample chapter from Exam Ref 70-764 Administering a SQL Database Infrastructure, learn how to design appropriate high availability and disaster recovery solutions in SQL Server with special attention to installation, configuration, and administration processes.

19.

Skill 4.1: Prepare on-premises Active Directory for Azure AD Connect

  • By Orin ThomasNov 7, 2017
  • Azure Active Directory Connect is Microsoft’s replacement for DirSync and Azure Active Directory Sync tools. In Skill 4.1 from Exam Ref 70-346 Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements, 2nd Edition, explore how to prepare your on-premises Active Directory environment for synchronization of user accounts, group accounts, and more.

20.

Manage database concurrency

  • By Louis Davidson, Stacia VargaOct 9, 2017
  • In this sample chapter from Exam Ref 70-762 Developing SQL Databases, explore skills related to the goal of managing database concurrency, including how to implement transactions, manage isolation levels, and more.

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