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NEW Free #Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Ebook Available #Winserv #Hyperv #NanoServer #Containers

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

Here you can download the Free Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Ebook

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Free EBook Fundamentals of #Azure Second Edition #Cloud

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Microsoft Azure Essentials: Fundamentals of Azure, Second Edition

Michael S. Collier and Robin E. Shahan

The “Microsoft Azure Essentials” series helps you advance your technical skills with Microsoft Azure. This book 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. In addition to its coverage of core Azure services, the book discusses common tools useful in creating and managing Azure-based solutions

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Free #Windows10 IT Pro Essentials Top 10 Tools E-book by @Edbott

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Dive in to Windows 10 with award-winning journalist and Windows Expert Ed Bott in this highly curated free eBook covering the top apps, accessories, and utilities included in the box with Windows 10.

The sheer volume of Windows programs and accessories says a lot about the power and complexity of Windows—a fact that every IT pro knows from firsthand experience. There’s a tool for nearly every task, and a large part of the process of becoming a Windows expert is knowing how to find the appropriate one when you need it.

This eBook 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.

You can download the Free Windows 10 IT Pro Essentials Top 10 Tools E-book here

Thank you Ed Bott for this Awesome E-book 😉


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Free Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview Ebook #Winserv #Hyperv #Nanoserver #Container

Windows Server 2016 TP Ebook

Get a head start evaluating Windows Server 2016—guided by the experts. Based on Technical Preview 4, John McCabe and the Windows Server team introduce the new features and capabilities, with practical insights on how Windows Server 2016 can meet the needs of your business. Get the early, high-level overview you need to begin preparing your deployment now

You can download the Free Windows Server 2016 TP E-book here

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Here you can find What’s New in Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 5

1 | Introduction

Get a look at Windows Server 2016 Preview, and see how it is the heart of the next generation of the Microsoft datacenter platform and how it provides a foundation for other modules in this course.

2 | Server Virtualization

Explore the new capabilities of Hyper-V virtualization. Check out improvements in Failover Clustering and the new rolling upgrade capability.

3 | Software-Defined Storage

Look beyond Storage Spaces to enhanced storage capabilities that improve efficiency, performance, and scalability, along with new deployment models that can help to reduce costs.

4 | Software-Defined Networking

Explore new and enhanced networking features: Network Controller, Software Load Balancer, Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE) Tunneling, IP Address Management (IPAM), DNS, and DHCP.

5 | Introducing Nano Server
Examine Nano Server, a complete refactoring of Windows Server that provides the smallest footprint, fastest booting, and most cloud-optimized version of Windows Server.
6 | Introducing Windows Server and Hyper-V Containers
Find out about container technology, compare Windows Containers and Hyper-V Containers, and hear use cases for each.
7 | Automation in Windows Server 2016
Learn about scripting with the powerful new Windows PowerShell 5.0 and PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) features that support improved control and management.
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New Free Ebook Data Protection for the Hybrid Cloud #sysctr #SCDPM #Azure

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Microsoft is happy to announce the release of their newest free ebook, Microsoft System Center Data Protection for the Hybrid Cloud (ISBN 9780735695832), by Shreesh Dubey, Vijay Tandra Sistla, Shivam Garg, and Aashish Ramdas; Mitch Tulloch, Series Editor.

If you are responsible for architecting and designing the backup strategy for your organization, especially if you’re looking for ways to incorporate cloud backup into your business continuity scenarios, this book is for you. With the increasing trends in virtualization as well as the move to the pubic cloud, IT organizations are headed toward a world where data and applications run in on-premises private clouds as well as in the public cloud. This has key implications for data protection strategy, and it is important to choose the solution that provides the same level of data protection you have afforded so far while allowing you to harness the power of the public cloud.

This book covers improvements added in DPM 2012 R2 as well as the integration with Microsoft Azure Backup service

Here you can download your Free copy of the Ebook


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Free Ebook The Fundamentals of #Azure for #ITPRO and #Developers

Fundamentals of Azure

This ebook focuses on providing essential information about the key services of Azure for developers and IT professionals who are new to cloud computing. Detailed, step-by-step demonstrations are included to help the reader understand how to get started with each of the key services. This material is useful not only for those who have no prior experience with Azure, but also for those who need a refresher and those who may be familiar with one area but not others. Each chapter is standalone there is no requirement that you perform the hands-on demonstrations from previous chapters to understand any particular chapter.

You can download this awesome Ebook about the Fundamentals of Azure here


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FREE E-Book : Microsoft System Center: Integrated Cloud Platform #sysctr #Azure #CloudOS

Integraded Cloud Platform

Microsoft System Center: Integrated Cloud Platform is targeted toward IT executives and architects interested in the big picture of how Microsoft’s cloud strategy is delivered using Windows and Microsoft System Center. We provide an all-encompassing approach to understanding and architecting Windows Server 2012 R2, System Center 2012 R2, and Windows Azure based solutions for infrastructure as a service. The combination of Windows, System Center, and Windows Azure is a cloud-integrated platform, delivering what Microsoft calls the “Cloud OS,” which is a common platform spanning private cloud, public cloud (Windows Azure), and service provider clouds. This platform enables a single virtualization, identity, data, management, and development platform across all three cloud types.

You can download this Free Microsoft System Center Integrated Cloud Platform E-Book here