Free eBook: Moving Applications to the Cloud, 3rd Edition

This guide is the third edition of the first volume in a series about Windows Azure. It demonstrates how you can adapt an existing on-premises ASP.NET application to one that operates in the cloud by introducing a fictitious company named Adatum that modifies its expense tracking and reimbursement system, aExpense, so that it can be deployed to Windows Azure. To...

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Free eBook: Introducing Windows 8: An Overview for IT Professionals – Final release

Jerry Honeycutt has finished up the book for IT Professionals on Windows 8.  Sitting at 168 pasges, it should also be noted that there’s some familiar names in the contributors list, specically: Doug Steen, Steve Suehring, Chris Howie. We’d also like to think our reviewers: Brad McCabe, Chris Hallum, Craig Ashley, David Trupkin, Fred Pullen, Jason Leznek, Michael Niehaus, Richard...

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Four Windows 8 books for your Kindle for under $10.00

If you just sit down and play with Windows 8 for a while, it comes pretty easy.  Sure, there are some ins and outs that will take longer to grasp, and of course, the “secrets” will take even longer, however, if you want to get a kickstart into learning it, especially if you don’t have it installed yet, there’s plenty...

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Mastering System Center 2012 Operations Manager available

Yeah! Another System Center 2012 book has been released this week and available for the community. The book Mastering System Center 2012 Operations Manager from Sybex is now available on Amazon. The book is released in the same series as of our Mastering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager book.. The book, writen by great team of authors like Paul Keely (MVP), Bob...

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Free eBook: Introducing Windows 8: An Overview for IT Professionals

With an actual November 2012 release date, Microsoft Press has released Chapters 1-11 to get you started.  This gives you a great jump-start to getting to know Windows 8 from the company or Enterprise prospective. Download: Introducing Windows 8: An Overview for IT Professionals (6.4m)  Should you want the hard copy (paperback) version of the book once it’s released, you can pre-order...

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eBook: Deployment guide for Office 2013

With Office 2013 so close to public release, Microsoft has put together a 370 page guide to help companies deploy the new software.  There’s no section specific to deploying Office 2013 using System Center Configuration Manager, but the concepts in the eBook can be utilized to deploy for those who are already familiar with how ConfigMgr delivers software, even though Configuration...

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eBook: Deployment guide for SharePoint 2013

At a whopping 674 pages, this free eBook on deploying SharePoint 2013 will probably be more of a reference than a straight read-through.  If you’re deploying SharePoint 2013, this is the definitive source for getting it right. From the description: This book provides deployment instructions for SharePoint 2013. The audiences for this book include application specialists, line-of-business application specialists, and...

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System Center 2012 books under $25

I posted recently about a newly released book on SCCM 2012 where the Kindle version was actually cheaper than the print book.  Since that posting, several have either emailed me or sent me a Twitter note that there are actually quite a few System Center book offerings where the Kindle version is cheaper than the print copy.  That wasn’t the case...

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Finally! A good SCCM 2012 book where the Kindle version is cheaper!

If you’ve been following my book release rants, lately, it confounded me that the Kindle versions of books would somehow cost more to the customer than the print book.  Clearly, the Kindle version costs less to develop and it definitely uses less natural resources, which in turn, costs less, too. So, it’s good to see that the just released “Microsoft...

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