Sample chapters

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1.

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.

2.

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.

3.

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.

4.

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.

5.

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.

6.

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.

7.

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.

8.

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.

9.

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.

10.

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.

11.

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.

12.

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.

13.

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.

14.

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.

15.

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.

16.

Productivity solutions

  • By Troy LanphierOct 9, 2017
  • In this sample chapter from Exam Ref 70-339 Managing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016, explore upgrade methods, customizations, and functionality provided within the SharePoint farm itself to improve productivity and business processes.

17.

Implement server hardening solutions

  • By Timothy Warner, Craig ZackerOct 6, 2017
  • In Skill 1.1 from Exam Ref 70-744 Securing Windows Server 2016, learn about whole-disk and file encryption in Windows Server 2016.

18.

Implement Windows containers

  • By Craig ZackerOct 6, 2017
  • The containers feature virtualizes operating systems in Windows Server 2016. In this sample chapter from Exam Ref 70-740 Installation, Storage and Compute with Windows Server 2016, learn how to deploy and manage Windows containers in cooperation with Docker.

19.

Install Windows Servers in host and compute environments

  • By Charles PlutaOct 6, 2017
  • In Skill 1.1 from Exam Ref 70-743 Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA: Windows Server 2016, review installation requirements for the base installation of Windows Server and how Windows Server 2016 differs from previous versions.

20.

Design a multidimensional business intelligence (BI) semantic model

  • Sep 7, 2017
  • In this sample chapter from Exam Ref 70-768 Developing SQL Data Models, learn how to create a multidimensional database by using Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS), design and implement dimensions in a cube, and implement measures and measure groups in a cube.

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