Microsoft Public Cloud Services

Setting up your business in the cloud

Author: Blain Barton

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 0735697094

Category: Computers

Page: 400

View: 7206

Use Microsoft cloud services to help build a more competitive, agile business Grow your business with Microsoft public cloud services--without costly new hardware or IT staff. Discover high-value services including Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Intune, Azure, OneDrive for Business, and Windows Server 2012 R2 in the cloud. Set up your work environment, build websites, customize apps, market online, and more! This Microsoft book: Walks you through setting up your business in the cloud Presents easy instructions to help you get started fast Links online demos, hands-on labs, and additional free training through the Microsoft Virtual Academy Covers all types of Microsoft public cloud services: software as a service (SaaS), infrastructure as a service (IaaS), and platform as a service (PaaS) Get the benefits of new technology without the hassles Deliver powerful Office 365 productivity tools on smartphones, tablets, and PCs Store files by using the built-in security features of Microsoft OneDrive for Business Collaborate via Skype for Business and Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Manage all your Windows, iOS, and Android devices with Microsoft Intune Create virtual servers to handle your workload tasks Quickly extend business software to new users by using Microsoft Azure RemoteApp Access and use cloud applications from within the Azure Application Gallery Build new websites by using Azure Websites Develop mobile apps by using Windows App Studio
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Briggs

Enterprise Cloud epUB _1

Author: Barry Briggs,Eduardo Kassner

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 1509301992

Category: Computers

Page: 112

View: 8069

How do you start? How should you build a plan for cloud migration for your entire portfolio? How will your organization be affected by these changes? This book, based on real-world cloud experiences by enterprise IT teams, seeks to provide the answers to these questions. Here, you’ll see what makes the cloud so compelling to enterprises; with which applications you should start your cloud journey; how your organization will change, and how skill sets will evolve; how to measure progress; how to think about security, compliance, and business buy-in; and how to exploit the ever-growing feature set that the cloud offers to gain strategic and competitive advantage.
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Microsoft Azure Essentials - Fundamentals of Azure

Author: Michael Collier,Robin Shahan

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 0735697302

Category: Computers

Page: 246

View: 7753

Microsoft Azure Essentials from Microsoft Press is a series of free ebooks designed to help you advance your technical skills with Microsoft Azure. The first ebook in the series, 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 both conceptual and how-to content for key areas, including: Azure Websites and Azure Cloud Services Azure Virtual Machines Azure Storage Azure Virtual Networks Databases Azure Active Directory Management tools Business scenarios Watch Microsoft Press’s blog and Twitter (@MicrosoftPress) to learn about other free ebooks in the “Microsoft Azure Essentials” series.
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Building Cloud Apps with Microsoft Azure

Best Practices for DevOps, Data Storage, High Availability, and More

Author: Scott Guthrie,Mark Simms,Tom Dykstra,Rick Anderson,Mike Wasson

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 0735695695

Category: Computers

Page: 198

View: 8265

This ebook walks you through a patterns-based approach to building real-world cloud solutions. The patterns apply to the development process as well as to architecture and coding practices. The content is based on a presentation developed by Scott Guthrie and delivered by him at the Norwegian Developers Conference (NDC) in June of 2013 (part 1, part 2), and at Microsoft Tech Ed Australia in September 2013 (part 1, part 2). Many others updated and augmented the content while transitioning it from video to written form. Who should read this book Developers who are curious about developing for the cloud, are considering a move to the cloud, or are new to cloud development will find here a concise overview of the most important concepts and practices they need to know. The concepts are illustrated with concrete examples, and each chapter includes links to other resources that provide more in-depth information. The examples and the links to additional resources are for Microsoft frameworks and services, but the principles illustrated apply to other web development frameworks and cloud environments as well. Developers who are already developing for the cloud may find ideas here that will help make them more successful. Each chapter in the series can be read independently, so you can pick and choose topics that you're interested in. Anyone who watched Scott Guthrie's "Building Real World Cloud Apps with Windows Azure" presentation and wants more details and updated information will find that here. Assumptions This ebook expects that you have experience developing web applications by using Visual Studio and ASP.NET. Familiarity with C# would be helpful in places.
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Microsoft Azure Security Infrastructure

Author: Yuri Diogenes,Tom Shinder,Debra Shinder

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 1509304045

Category: Computers

Page: 224

View: 1305

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Implement maximum control, security, and compliance processes in Azure cloud environments In Microsoft Azure Security Infrastructure ,1/e three leading experts show how to plan, deploy, and operate Microsoft Azure with outstanding levels of control, security, and compliance. You’ll learn how to prepare infrastructure with Microsoft’s integrated tools, prebuilt templates, and managed services–and use these to help safely build and manage any enterprise, mobile, web, or Internet of Things (IoT) system. The authors guide you through enforcing, managing, and verifying robust security at physical, network, host, application, and data layers. You’ll learn best practices for security-aware deployment, operational management, threat mitigation, and continuous improvement–so you can help protect all your data, make services resilient to attack, and stay in control no matter how your cloud systems evolve. Three Microsoft Azure experts show you how to: • Understand cloud security boundaries and responsibilities • Plan for compliance, risk management, identity/access management, operational security, and endpoint and data protection • Explore Azure’s defense-in-depth security architecture • Use Azure network security patterns and best practices • Help safeguard data via encryption, storage redundancy, rights management, database security, and storage security • Help protect virtual machines with Microsoft Antimalware for Azure Cloud Services and Virtual Machines • Use the Microsoft Azure Key Vault service to help secure cryptographic keys and other confidential information • Monitor and help protect Azure and on-premises resources with Azure Security Center and Operations Management Suite • Effectively model threats and plan protection for IoT systems • Use Azure security tools for operations, incident response, and forensic investigation
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Microsoft Azure Security Center

Author: Yuri Diogenes,Tom Shinder

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 1509307060

Category: Computers

Page: 224

View: 9602

Discover high-value Azure security insights, tips, and operational optimizations This book presents comprehensive Azure Security Center techniques for safeguarding cloud and hybrid environments. Leading Microsoft security and cloud experts Yuri Diogenes and Dr. Thomas Shinder show how to apply Azure Security Center’s full spectrum of features and capabilities to address protection, detection, and response in key operational scenarios. You’ll learn how to secure any Azure workload, and optimize virtually all facets of modern security, from policies and identity to incident response and risk management. Whatever your role in Azure security, you’ll learn how to save hours, days, or even weeks by solving problems in most efficient, reliable ways possible. Two of Microsoft’s leading cloud security experts show how to: • Assess the impact of cloud and hybrid environments on security, compliance, operations, data protection, and risk management • Master a new security paradigm for a world without traditional perimeters • Gain visibility and control to secure compute, network, storage, and application workloads • Incorporate Azure Security Center into your security operations center • Integrate Azure Security Center with Azure AD Identity Protection Center and third-party solutions • Adapt Azure Security Center’s built-in policies and definitions for your organization • Perform security assessments and implement Azure Security Center recommendations • Use incident response features to detect, investigate, and address threats • Create high-fidelity fusion alerts to focus attention on your most urgent security issues • Implement application whitelisting and just-in-time VM access • Monitor user behavior and access, and investigate compromised or misused credentials • Customize and perform operating system security baseline assessments • Leverage integrated threat intelligence to identify known bad actors
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Rethinking Enterprise Storage

A Hybrid Cloud Model

Author: Marc Farley

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 0735679479

Category: Computers

Page: 120

View: 9758

Use a Hybrid Cloud solution - combining cloud storage with on-premise storage - and help dramatically decrease costs while increasing scalability and agility. This book offers focused, concise insights on technical considerations, benefits, and tradeoffs, so you can begin planning for implementation. Explains, in both practical and strategic terms, how a new enterprise storage model can solve multiple challenges Delivers focused insights on architecture, access, backups, snapshots, data redundancy as a service, dedupes, capacity, data lifecycles, storage tiering, archiving, externalized blobs, storage consolidation, compression, bandwidth, and privacy and security planning The author is an expert for cloud storage technologies and is well known in the networking technologies community
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Microsoft System Center Data Protection for the Hybrid Cloud

Author: Shreesh Dubey,Vijay Tandra Sistla,Shivam Garg,Aashish Ramdas,Mitch Tulloch

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 0735695903

Category: Computers

Page: 112

View: 721

Part of a series of specialized guides on System Center, this book helps you optimize your System Center Data Protection Manager environment. It focuses on best practices, design concepts, how-to procedures, and in-depth technical troubleshooting.
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Mastering Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services

Author: John Savill

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119003296

Category: Computers

Page: 384

View: 7916

Understand, create, deploy, and maintain a public cloud using Microsoft Azure Mastering Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services guides you through the process of creating and managing a public cloud and virtual network using Microsoft Azure. With step-by-step instruction and clear explanation, this book equips you with the skills required to provide services both on-premises and off-premises through full virtualization, providing a deeper understanding of Azure's capabilities as an infrastructure service. Each chapter includes online videos that visualize and enhance the concepts presented in the book, and access to a Windows app that provides instant Azure updates and demonstrates the process of going from on-premises to public cloud via Azure. Coverage includes storage customization, connectivity, virtual networks, backing up, hybrid environments, System Center management, and more, giving you everything you need to understand, evaluate, deploy, and maintain environments that utilize Microsoft Azure. Understand cost, options, and applications of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Enable on- and off-premises connectivity to Azure Customize Azure templates and management processes Exploit key technologies and embrace the hybrid environment Mastering Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services is your total solution.
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Zen of Cloud

Learning Cloud Computing by Examples on Microsoft Azure

Author: Haishi Bai

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482215802

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 507

View: 600

Zen of Cloud: Learning Cloud Computing by Examples on Microsoft Azure provides comprehensive coverage of the essential theories behind cloud computing and the Windows Azure cloud platform. Sharing the author’s insights gained while working at Microsoft’s headquarters, it presents nearly 70 end-to-end examples with step-by-step guidance on implementing typical cloud-based scenarios. The book is organized into four sections: cloud service fundamentals, cloud solutions, devices and cloud, and system integration and project management. Each chapter contains detailed exercises that provide readers with the opportunity to develop valuable hands-on skills in cloud service development. Explains how to prepare for Microsoft Azure development and how to use Microsoft Azure Management Portal Provides best practices for designing cloud-based applications Includes online access to updated examples and answers to the exercises Beginners can use this book as a guide in their journey through cloud computing. Experienced cloud developers will benefit from the specific examples and detailed guidance on implementing typical cloud-based scenarios. The examples cover a range of application types and technologies with varying levels of difficulties. Supplying comprehensive coverage of the Windows Azure cloud platform, the book provides a practical understanding and powerful tips that readers can immediately apply to their own work—making it ideal for cloud system developers, architects, and IT professionals. Organized into easily digestible sessions, it is also ideal for use in instructional settings.
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Microsoft Office 365 Administration Inside Out

Author: Anthony Puca,Julian Soh,Marshall Copeland

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0735679053

Category: Computers

Page: 870

View: 7240

Conquer Microsoft Office 365 administration—from the inside out! Dive into Office 365 administration—and really put your systems expertise to work! This supremely organized reference packs hundreds of timesaving solutions, troubleshooting tips, and workarounds. Discover how the experts tackle deployment, configuration, and management—and challenge yourself to new levels of mastery. Simplify enterprise deployment with planning tools and tasks Automate Office 365 processes with Windows PowerShell Manage user identity with Active Directory and Single Sign-On Monitor and maintain the health of Office 365 with Microsoft System Center Implement Microsoft Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, and Lync Online Control variables in an Exchange Server hybrid implementation Customize and deploy Office 365 Professional Plus Explore real-world scenarios and apply insider management tips For Intermediate to Advanced IT Professionals
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Microsoft Azure

Planning, Deploying, and Managing Your Data Center in the Cloud

Author: Marshall Copeland,Julian Soh,Anthony Puca,Mike Manning,David Gollob

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484210433

Category: Computers

Page: 426

View: 8047

Written for IT and business professionals, this book provides the technical and business insight needed to plan, deploy and manage the services provided by the Microsoft Azure cloud. Find out how to integrate the infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) models with your existing business infrastructure while maximizing availability, ensuring continuity and safety of your data, and keeping costs to a minimum. The book starts with an introduction to Microsoft Azure and how it differs from Office 365—Microsoft’s ‘other’ cloud. You'll also get a useful overview of the services available. Part II then takes you through setting up your Azure account, and gets you up-and-running on some of the core Azure services, including creating web sites and virtual machines, and choosing between fully cloud-based and hybrid storage solutions, depending on your needs. Part III now takes an in-depth look at how to integrate Azure with your existing infrastructure. The authors, Anthony Puca, Mike Manning, Brent Rush, Marshall Copeland and Julian Soh, bring their depth of experience in cloud technology and customer support to guide you through the whole process, through each layer of your infrastructure from networking to operations. High availability and disaster recovery are the topics on everyone’s minds when considering a move to the cloud, and this book provides key insights and step-by-step guidance to help you set up and manage your resources correctly to optimize for these scenarios. You’ll also get expert advice on migrating your existing VMs to Azure using InMage, mail-in and the best 3rd party tools available, helping you ensure continuity of service with minimum disruption to the business. In the book’s final chapters, you’ll find cutting edge examples of cloud technology in action, from machine learning to business intelligence, for a taste of some exciting ways your business could benefit from your new Microsoft Azure deployment.
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Azure for Architects

Implementing cloud design, DevOps, IoT, and serverless solutions on your public cloud

Author: Ritesh Modi

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1788398734

Category: Computers

Page: 358

View: 2359

Your one stop guide to making the most out of Azure Cloud About This Book Get familiar with the different design patterns available in Microsoft Azure Develop Azure cloud architecture and a pipeline management system Get to know the security best practices for your Azure deployment Who This Book Is For If you are Cloud Architects, DevOps Engineers, or developers who want to learn key architectural aspects of the Azure Cloud platform, then this book is for you. Prior basic knowledge of the Azure Cloud platform is good to have. What You Will Learn Familiarize yourself with the components of the Azure Cloud platform Understand the cloud design patterns Use enterprise security guidelines for your Azure deployment Design and implement Serverless solutions See Cloud architecture and the deployment pipeline Understand cost management for Azure solutions In Detail Over the years, Azure cloud services has grown quickly, and the number of organizations adopting Azure for their cloud services is also gradually increasing. Leading industry giants are finding that Azure fulfills their extensive cloud requirements. This book will guide you through all the important and tough decision-making aspects involved in architecturing a Azure public cloud for your organization. The book starts with an extensive introduction to all the categories of designs available with Azure. These design patterns focus on different aspects of cloud such as high availability, data management, and so on. Gradually, we move on to various aspects such as building your cloud structure and architecture. It will also include a brief description about different types of services provided by Azure, such as Azure functions and Azure Analytics, which can prove beneficial for an organization. This book will cover each and every aspect and function required to develop a Azure cloud based on your organizational requirements. By the end of this book, you will be in a position to develop a full-fledged Azure cloud. Style and approach This hands-on guide to the Azure Cloud platform covers different architectural concepts and implementations necessary for any enterprise scale deployment.
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From IT Pro to Cloud Pro Microsoft Office 365 and SharePoint Online

Author: Ben Curry,Brian Laws

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 1509304185

Category: Computers

Page: 320

View: 6862

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Modernize your IT skills for the new world of cloud computing! Whether you are an IT administrator, developer, or architect, cloud technologies are transforming your role. This guide brings together the knowledge you need to transition smoothly to Microsoft Office 365 cloud-only and hybrid environments. Microsoft MVP Ben Curry and leading cloud architect Brian Laws present specific, up-to-date guidance on administering key cloud technologies, including Microsoft Office 365, SharePoint Online, Azure AD, and OneDrive for Business. Microsoft cloud technology experts Ben Curry and Brian Laws show you how to: Anticipate and respond to the ways cloud technologies change your responsibilities, such as scripting key management tasks via Windows PowerShell Understand today’s new mix of essential “Cloud Pro” skills related to infrastructure, scripting, security, and networking Master modern cloud administration for Office 365 cloud and hybrid environments to deliver content and services, any time, on any device, from anywhere, and across organizational boundaries Administer and configure SharePoint Online, including services, site collections, and hybrid features Help secure client devices via Mobile Device Management for Office 365 Centrally manage user profiles, groups, apps, and social features Bridge Office 365 and on-premises environments to share identities and data Enforce governance, security, and compliance
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Microsoft System Center

Integrated Cloud Platform

Author: David Ziembicki

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 073568314X

Category: Computers

Page: 100

View: 2165

Part of a series of specialized guides on System Center - this book provides focused drilldown on managing servers. Led by series editor Mitch Tulloch, a team of System Center experts step you through key technical scenarios and management tasks.
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Exam Ref 70-534 Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions

Author: Haishi Bai,Steve Maier,Dan Stolts

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 0735697698

Category: Computers

Page: 400

View: 8770

Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-534--and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of Microsoft Azure solution design and architecture. Designed for experienced IT pros ready to advance their status, Exam Ref focuses on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the Microsoft Specialist level. Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives: Describe Microsoft Azure infrastructure and networking Help secure resources Design an application storage and data access strategy Design an advanced application Design websites Design a management, monitoring, and business continuity strategy This Microsoft Exam Ref: Organizes its coverage by exam objectives Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge you Assumes you have experience designing Microsoft Azure cloud or hybrid solutions and supporting application life cycle management
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Microsoft System Center Operations Manager Field Experience

Author: Danny Hermans,Uwe Stürtz,Mihai Sarbulescu,Mitch Tulloch

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 0735695873

Category: Computers

Page: 112

View: 2630

Part of a series of specialized guides on System Center, this book focuses on Microsoft System Center Operations Manager. For the seasoned professional, it covers the role of the Operations Manager product, the best practices for working with management packs, how to use the reporting feature to simplify managing the product, how to thoroughly troubleshoot, and how to use and install Operations Manager in the Microsoft Azure Public Cloud environment.
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Cloud Security and Privacy

An Enterprise Perspective on Risks and Compliance

Author: Tim Mather,Subra Kumaraswamy,Shahed Latif

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9781449379513

Category: Computers

Page: 338

View: 4831

You may regard cloud computing as an ideal way for your company to control IT costs, but do you know how private and secure this service really is? Not many people do. With Cloud Security and Privacy, you'll learn what's at stake when you trust your data to the cloud, and what you can do to keep your virtual infrastructure and web applications secure. Ideal for IT staffers, information security and privacy practitioners, business managers, service providers, and investors alike, this book offers you sound advice from three well-known authorities in the tech security world. You'll learn detailed information on cloud computing security that-until now-has been sorely lacking. Review the current state of data security and storage in the cloud, including confidentiality, integrity, and availability Learn about the identity and access management (IAM) practice for authentication, authorization, and auditing of the users accessing cloud services Discover which security management frameworks and standards are relevant for the cloud Understand the privacy aspects you need to consider in the cloud, including how they compare with traditional computing models Learn the importance of audit and compliance functions within the cloud, and the various standards and frameworks to consider Examine security delivered as a service-a different facet of cloud security
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Exam Ref 70-697 Configuring Windows Devices

Author: Andrew Bettany,Andrew Warren

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 1509307869

Category: Computers

Page: 432

View: 2860

Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-697–and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of configuring Windows 10 devices in the enterprise. Designed for experienced IT professionals ready to advance their status, this Exam Ref focuses on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the MCSA level. Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives: • Manage identity • Plan desktop and device deployment • Plan and implement a Microsoft 365 Solution • Configure networking • Configure storage • Manage data access and protection • Manage remote access • Manage apps • Manage updates and recovery This Microsoft Exam Ref: • Organizes its coverage by exam objectives • Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge you • Assumes you have experience with Windows desktop administration, maintenance, and troubleshooting; Windows 10 security, and integrated Azure features; as well as a basic understanding of Windows networking, Active Directory, and Microsoft Intune For details on requirements for taking Exam 70-697, go to https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/exam-70-697.aspx
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Microsoft Azure Security

Author: Roberto Freato

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1784392529

Category: Computers

Page: 152

View: 6028

This book is intended for Azure administrators who want to understand the application of security principles in distributed environments and how to use Azure to its full capability to reduce the risks of security breaches. Only basic knowledge of the security processes and services of Microsoft Azure is required.
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