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July 2015






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Microsoft System Center Data Protection for the Hybrid Cloud

Part of a series of specialized guides on System Center, this free eBook 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. Download all formats (PDF, Mobi, and ePub) on Microsoft Virtual Academy.


Becoming a Visio 2013 Power User

You know how to use Visio, but can you really make it sing and dance? Scott Helmers, Visio MVP and author of Microsoft Visio 2013 Step by Step, hosts a three-part video course to help users master the features that set Visio apart from other diagramming applications.

Start learning: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3



New titles



Microsoft SharePoint Online for Office 365: Administering and configuring for the cloud





Microsoft SharePoint Online for Office 365: Administering and configuring for the cloud Use SharePoint Online to provide today’s most advanced collaboration capabilities—without managing your own infrastructure! This concise reference will help you configure and manage SharePoint Online to meet your requirements for functionality, performance, and compliance. Bill English covers user profiles, security, search, records management, App Catalogs, metrics, and more.



Exam Ref 70-346 Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements




Exam Ref 70-346 Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-346 and demonstrate your real-world mastery of the skills needed to provision, manage, monitor, and troubleshoot Microsoft Office 365 identities and cloud services. Designed for experienced IT pros ready to advance their status, content focuses on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the MCSA level.






Design Microsoft Azure infrastructure and networking

After presenting a brief introduction of Microsoft Azure datacenters, this chapter from Exam Ref 70-534 Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions focuses mostly on IaaS. It introduces tools and services for managing compute and network resources. In addition, it discusses design considerations and patterns to orchestrate these resources into complete solutions.






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For a limited time, apply discount code EXAMREF during checkout to save 55% when you buy all three exam prep products (books or eBooks). Offer ends July 31, 2015.