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Azure network security

  • Oct 4, 2016
  • Azure networking has a lot of moving parts. This chapter from Microsoft Azure Security discusses components from a security perspective, best practices, and some patterns that you might want to adopt for your own deployments.


Azure Sentinel - An Introduction

  • By Yuri Diogenes, Nicholas DiCola, Jonathan TrullMar 17, 2020
  • In this chapter from Microsoft Azure Sentinel, Yuri Diogenes, Nicholas DiCola, and Jonathan Trull explain the architecture, design considerations, and initial configuration of Azure Sentinel.

Azure Site Recovery

  • By Avinash ValiramaniJun 26, 2023
  • In this sample chapter from Microsoft Azure Monitoring & Management: The Definitive Guide discover Azure Site Recovery (ASR), Microsoft's powerful solution for business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR).


Azure Websites and Azure Cloud Services

  • Feb 6, 2015
  • In this chapter from Microsoft Azure Essentials - Fundamentals of Azure, the authors take a look at two of the Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings in Microsoft Azure: Azure Websites and Azure Cloud Services. They talk about what Azure Websites is, how to use the service to create websites, and how to keep them updated. They also look at the options for prebuilt websites offered by Azure.

Background to T-SQL querying and programming

  • By Itzik Ben-GanJul 3, 2023
  • In this sample chapter from T-SQL Fundamentals, Itzik Ben-Gan provides context and key points about the the T-SQL language that are integral to correctly understanding T-SQL. Theory, SQL Server architecture, tables and data integrity are covered.


Background to T-SQL querying and programming

  • Oct 7, 2016
  • Learning the theory behind T-SQL querying and programming is an important step in developing code. In this sample chapter from T-SQL Fundamentals, 3rd Edition, Itzik Ben-Gan provides a brief theoretical background about SQL, set theory and predicate logic, the relational model, and types of database systems.


Basic Data Preparation Challenges

  • By Gil RavivApr 8, 2019
  • In this sample chapter from Collect, Combine, and Transform Data Using Power Query in Excel and Power BI, author Gil Raiv introduces a variety of techniques in the Power Query Editor in Excel and Power BI for cleaning badly formatted datasets.


Bit by Bit by Bit

  • By Charles PetzoldOct 25, 2022
  • In this sample chapter from Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software, 2nd Edition, Charles Petzold explains why the bit, coined to mean binary digit, has come to be regarded in the computer age as the basic building block of information.


Bit by Bit by Bit

  • Oct 11, 2000
  • In this chapter from Code, Charles Petzold explains what's so special about the binary number system.

Bootstrapping ASP.NET MVC

  • By Dino EspositoJan 2, 2019
  • In this sample chapter from Programming ASP.NET Core, Dino Esposito explains the preliminary actions required to set up the ASP.NET MVC Core pipeline and pick up the handler responsible for the actual processing of any incoming requests.


Build Your First Windows 8 App with Microsoft Visual C# and Visual Basic

  • Feb 15, 2013
  • This chapter from Build Windows 8 Apps with Microsoft Visual C# and Visual Basic Step by Step teaches the complete cycle for creating, testing, and deploying a simple Windows 8 application. You will learn about the available templates and how to describe the application using the manifest. Finally, you'll add the code to implement the search contract using a provided template.

Building a Presentation Outline in PowerPoint 2010

  • May 15, 2010
  • This chapter from Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Plain & Simple shows how to use PowerPoint's outline for organizing your thoughts and information to include in your presentations.

Building Mobile Websites

  • May 15, 2012
  • This chapter from Architecting Mobile Solutions for the Enterprise provides bits and pieces of code for some of the most common practices employed today to build mobile websites.

Business Connectivity Services hybrid

  • Jan 4, 2017
  • A Business Connectivity Services (BCS) hybrid solution makes it possible for organizations to securely publish internally hosted business application data for remote workers or vendors— without migrating or replicating data across network boundaries. In this sample chapter from recent release From IT Pro to Cloud Pro Microsoft Office 365 and SharePoint Online, Microsoft cloud technology experts Ben Curry and Brian Laws explain requirements for a BCS hybrid solution with step-by-step procedures on the configuration process.


CISSP Rapid Review: Access Control

  • Dec 15, 2012
  • This chapter from CISSP Rapid Review explains concepts and techniques for controlling access, how to understand control attacks, how to assess the effectiveness of access controls, and the identity and access provisioning lifecycle.

Code Complete: Design in Construction

  • Jun 9, 2004
  • Small projects benefit from careful design just as larger projects do, and recognizing design as an explicit activity maximizes the benefit you will receive from it.

Collaborating and Finishing Your Presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint 2013

  • Apr 15, 2013
  • Katherine Murray discusses the collaboration tools and Presenter View available in Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 in this chapter from Microsoft Office Professional 2013 for Touch Devices Plain & Simple.

CompTIA A+ Rapid Review: Networking

  • Apr 15, 2013
  • To help prepare for the A+ 220-801 and 220-802 exams, this chapter from CompTIA A+ Rapid Review (Exam 220-801 and Exam 220-802) provides an overview of network cables and connectors, network devices such as routers and switches, wireless connections, and common protocols used to control traffic over a network. It also provides scenarios for configuring connectivity for different types of networks as well as functions and features of various devices.

CompTIA A+ Rapid Review: Printers

  • Apr 15, 2013
  • To help you prepare for the A+ 220-801 and 220-802 exams, this chapter from CompTIA A+ Rapid Review (Exam 220-801 and Exam 220-802) explains the differences between the various printer types and summarizes the associated imaging process. It also provides installation, configuration, and maintenance scenarios.

CompTIA A+ Training Kit: Understanding RAM and CPUs

  • Dec 15, 2012
  • In this chapter, you’ll learn about two important concepts for any A+ technician to understand: random access memory (RAM) and central processing units (CPUs). A CPU is the brain of the computer, performing most of the processing, and RAM is used to store applications and data being used by the CPU. Both continue to be steadily improved and include a significant amount of technical detail that can easily confuse a regular user. This chapter will help you understand many of the terms used when describing them.

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