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Published: July 2015|208 pages

Microsoft System Center Building a Virtualized Network Solution, Second Edition

Nigel Cain, Michel Luescher, Damian Flynn, and Alvin Morales; Series Editor: Mitch Tulloch

Microsoft Azure Essentials: Azure Web Apps for Developers
Published: July 2015|208 pages

Microsoft System Center Building a Virtualized Network Solution, Second Edition

Nigel Cain, Michel Luescher, Damian Flynn, and Alvin Morales; Series Editor: Mitch Tulloch

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Part of a series of specialized guides on System Center, this book is specifically designed for architects and cloud fabric administrators who want to understand what decisions to make during the design process and the implications of those decisions, what constitutes best practice, and, ultimately, what to do to build out a virtualized network solution that meets today's business requirements while also providing a platform for future growth and expansion. This second edition includes coverage of the Hyper-V Network Virtualization gateway, designing a solution that extends an on-premises virtualized network solution to an external (hosted) environment, details of how to troubleshoot and diagnose some of the key connectivity challenges, and a look at the Cloud Platform System (CPS) and some of the key considerations that went into designing and building the network architecture and solution for that environment.

Published: June 2015|123 pages

Microsoft Azure Essentials: Azure Web Apps for Developers

Rick Rainey

Microsoft Azure Essentials: Azure Web Apps for Developers
Published: June 2015|115 pages

Microsoft Azure Essentials: Azure Web Apps for Developers

Rick Rainey

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The “Microsoft Azure Essentials” series helps you advance your technical skills with Microsoft Azure. “Microsoft Azure Essentials: Azure Web Apps for Developers” focuses on providing essential information about developing web applications hosted on Azure Web Apps. It is written with the developer who has experience using Visual Studio and the .NET Framework in mind. If Azure Web Apps is new to you, this book is for you. If you have experience developing for Azure Web Apps, this book is for you, too, because there are features and tools discussed in this text that are new to the platform.

Published: June 2015|112 pages

Microsoft System Center Data Protection for the Hybrid Cloud

Shreesh Dubey, Vijay Tandra Sistla, Shivam Garg, and Aashish Ramdas; Mitch Tulloch, Series Editor

Microsoft System Center Data Protection for the Hybrid Cloud
Published: June 2015|112 pages

Microsoft System Center Data Protection for the Hybrid Cloud

Shreesh Dubey, Vijay Tandra Sistla, Shivam Garg, and Aashish Ramdas; Mitch Tulloch, Series Editor

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

Published: May 2015|237 pages

Introducing Windows 10 for IT Professionals, Preview Edition

Ed Bott

Introducing Windows 10 for IT Professionals, Preview Edition
Published: May 2015|115 pages

Introducing Windows 10 for IT Professionals, Preview Edition

Ed Bott

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Get a head start evaluating Windows 10—with early technical insights from award-winning journalist and Windows expert Ed Bott. This guide introduces new features and capabilities, providing a practical, high-level overview for IT professionals ready to begin deployment planning now. This book is a preview, a work in progress about a work in progress. It offers a snapshot of the Windows 10 Technical Preview as of April 2015, on the eve of the BUILD Developers’ Conference in San Francisco.

Get this eBook with interactive features by downloading the Microsoft Press Guided Tours app from the Windows Store.

Published: April 2015|237 pages

Microsoft Azure Essentials: Azure Machine Learning

Jeff Barnes

Microsoft Azure Essentials: Azure Machine Learning
Published: April 2015|237 pages

Microsoft Azure Essentials: Azure Machine Learning

Jeff Barnes

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This third ebook in the “Microsoft Azure Essentials” series introduces Microsoft Azure Machine Learning, a service that a developer can use to build predictive analytics models (using training datasets from a variety of data sources) and then easily deploy those models for consumption as cloud web services. The ebook presents an overview of modern data science theory and principles, the associated workflow, and then covers some of the more common machine learning algorithms in use today.

Get this eBook with interactive features by downloading the Microsoft Press Guided Tours app from the Windows Store.

Published: April 2015|128 pages

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager Field Experience

Danny Hermans, Uwe Stürtz, Mihai Sarbulescu; Mitch Tulloch, Series Editor

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager Field Experience
Published: April 2015|128 pages

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager Field Experience

Danny Hermans, Uwe Stürtz, Mihai Sarbulescu; Mitch Tulloch, Series Editor

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Learn how to enhance your Operations Manager environment and better understand the inner workings of the product – even if you are a seasoned Operations Manager administrator. If you are responsible for designing, configuring, implementing, or managing a Microsoft System Center Operations Manager environment, this ebook is for you.

Get this eBook with interactive features by downloading the Microsoft Press Guided Tours app from the Windows Store.

Published: April 2015|112 pages

Microsoft Azure Essentials: Azure Automation

Michael McKeown

Microsoft Azure Essentials: Azure Automation
Published: April 2015|112 pages

Microsoft Azure Essentials: Azure Automation

Michael McKeown

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The “Microsoft Azure Essentials” series helps you advance your technical skills with Microsoft Azure. “Microsoft Azure Essentials: Azure Automation” will help IT pros and Windows PowerShell developers understand the core concepts around Azure Automation. Using a highly scalable workflow execution environment, Azure Automation allows you to orchestrate frequent deployment and life cycle management tasks using runbooks based on Windows PowerShell Workflow functionality.

Get this eBook with interactive features by downloading the Microsoft Press Guided Tours app from the Windows Store.

Published: April 2015|452 pages

Creating Mobile Apps with Xamarin.Forms, Preview Edition 2

Charles Petzold

Creating Mobile Apps with Xamarin.Forms, Preview Edition 2
Published: April 2015|452 pages

Creating Mobile Apps with Xamarin.Forms, Preview Edition 2

Charles Petzold

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This second Preview Edition ebook, now with 16 chapters, is about writing applications for Xamarin.Forms, the new mobile development platform for iOS, Android, and Windows phones unveiled by Xamarin in May 2014. Xamarin.Forms lets you write shared user-interface code in C# and XAML that maps to native controls on these three platforms.

Published: November 2013|242 pages

Introducing Windows Server 2012 R2

Mitch Tulloch

Introducing Windows Server 2012 R2
Published: November 2013|242 pages

Introducing Windows Server 2012 R2

Mitch Tulloch

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Get a head start evaluating Windows Server 2012 R2—with technical insights from a Microsoft MVP and members of the Windows Server product team. Based on final Windows Server 2012 R2 release-to-manufacturing (RTM) software, this guide introduces new features and capabilities, with scenario-based advice on how the platform can meet the needs of your business. Get the high-level overview you need to begin preparing your deployment now.

Published: February 2015|246 pages

Microsoft Azure Essentials: Fundamentals of Azure

Michael S. Collier and Robin E. Shahan

Microsoft Azure Essentials: Fundamentals of Azure
Published: February 2015|246 pages

Microsoft Azure Essentials: Fundamentals of Azure

Michael S. Collier and Robin E. Shahan

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The “Microsoft Azure Essentials” series helps you advance your technical skills with Microsoft Azure. “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 conceptual and how-to content for seven key areas and describe management tools and business cases.

Get this eBook with interactive features by downloading the Microsoft Press Guided Tours app from the Windows Store.

Published: July 2014|198 pages

Building Cloud Apps with Microsoft Azure

Scott Guthrie, Mark Simms, Tom Dykstra, Rick Anderson, and Mike Wasson

Building Cloud Apps with Microsoft Azure
Published: July 2014|198 pages

Building Cloud Apps with Microsoft Azure

Scott Guthrie, Mark Simms, Tom Dykstra, Rick Anderson, and Mike Wasson

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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.

Get this eBook with interactive features by downloading the Microsoft Press Guided Tours app from the Windows Store.

Published: May 2014|130 pages

Introducing Microsoft Azure HDInsight

Avkash Chauhan, Valentine Fontama, Michele Hart, Wee Hyong Tok, and Buck Woody

Introducing Microsoft Azure HDInsight
Published: May 2014|130 pages

Introducing Microsoft Azure HDInsight

Avkash Chauhan, Valentine Fontama, Michele Hart, Wee Hyong Tok, and Buck Woody

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In Introducing Microsoft Azure HDInsight, we cover what big data really means, how you can use it to your advantage in your company or organization, and one of the services you can use to do that quickly—specifically, Microsoft’s HDInsight service. We start with an overview of big data and Hadoop, but we don’t emphasize only concepts in this book—we want you to jump in and get your hands dirty working with HDInsight in a practical way.

Get this eBook with interactive features by downloading the Microsoft Press Guided Tours app from the Windows Store.

Published: October 2013|142 pages

Introducing Windows Azure for IT Professionals

Mitch Tulloch with the Windows Azure Team

Introducing Windows Azure for IT Professionals
Published: October 2013|142 pages

Introducing Windows Azure for IT Professionals

Mitch Tulloch with the Windows Azure Team

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Get a high-level overview of Windows Azure—and get a running start with this flexible cloud platform. Designed for IT professionals, this guide introduces core features and functionality, with technical insights and advice from a Microsoft MVP and members of the Windows Azure team. Topics include Windows Azure solutions, Compute services, Network services, Data services, and App services.

Published: July 2013|120 pages

Rethinking Enterprise Storage: A Hybrid Cloud Model

Marc Farley

Rethinking Enterprise Storage: A Hybrid Cloud Model
Published: July 2013|120 pages

Rethinking Enterprise Storage: A Hybrid Cloud Model

Marc Farley

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Discover how a hybrid cloud model—combining cloud storage services with traditional on-premise storage—can solve multiple storage challenges cost-effectively, all under a single data management system. Focusing on the Microsoft hybrid cloud storage solution, this book offers concise insights on technical, strategic, and practical considerations—so you can begin evaluating potential benefits to your organization.

Published: October 2013|140 pages

Introducing Windows 8.1 for IT Professionals

Ed Bott

Introducing Windows 8.1 for IT Professionals
Published: October 2013|140 pages

Introducing Windows 8.1 for IT Professionals

Ed Bott

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Get a head start evaluating Windows 8.1—with early technical insights from award-winning journalist and Windows expert Ed Bott. This guide introduces new features and capabilities, providing a practical, high-level overview for IT professionals ready to begin deployment planning now.

Published: April 2014|1,311 pages

Programming Windows Store Apps with HTML, CSS and JavaScript

Kraig Brockschmidt

Programming Windows Store Apps with HTML, CSS and JavaScript
Published: April 2014|1,311 pages

Programming Windows Store Apps with HTML, CSS and JavaScript

Kraig Brockschmidt

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Microsoft Press is pleased to offer the second edition of Kraig Brockschmidt’s in-depth ebook on writing Windows Store apps using HTML, CSS3, and JavaScript on the Windows 8.1 platform. The ebook includes 20 chapters and 4 appendices. We’re delighted to welcome you into a world of Windows Reimagined!

Get this eBook with interactive features by downloading the Microsoft Press Guided Tours app from the Windows Store.

Published: November 2013|

.NET Technology Guide for Business Applications

Cesar de la Torre and David Carmona

.NET Technology Guide for Business Applications
Published: November 2013|70 pages

.NET Technology Guide for Business Applications

Cesar de la Torre and David Carmona

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This guide will help you select the right Microsoft development technologies and approaches for your custom .NET application development, depending on the priorities you have for your application and business domain. It is targeted to decision makers, software architects, development leads, and developers who are involved in selecting which technologies to use for their applications and projects, and specifically covers custom enterprise application development, although independent software vendors (ISVs) might also find the information and recommendations useful.

Published: March 2015|236 pages

Microsoft System Center Deploying Hyper-V with Software-Defined Storage & Networking

Microsoft TechNet and the Cloud Platform Team; Series Editor: Mitch Tulloch

Microsoft System Center Deploying Hyper-V with Software-Defined Storage & Networking
Published: March 2015|236 pages

Microsoft System Center Deploying Hyper-V with Software-Defined Storage & Networking

Microsoft TechNet and the Cloud Platform Team; Series Editor: Mitch Tulloch

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This ebook covers a variety of aspects that make up the foundation of the software-defined datacenter: virtualization, storage, and networking. By the end, you will have a fully operational, small-scale configuration that will enable you to proceed with evaluation of your own key workloads, experiment with additional features and capabilities, and continue to build your knowledge.

Get this eBook with interactive features by downloading the Microsoft Press Guided Tours app from the Windows Store.

Published: March 2015|160 pages

Microsoft System Center Software Update Management Field Experience

Andre Della Monica, Chris Shilt, Russ Rimmerman, and Rushi Faldu; Series Editor: Mitch Tulloch

Microsoft System Center Software Update Management Field Experience
Published: March 2015|160 pages

Microsoft System Center Software Update Management Field Experience

Andre Della Monica, Chris Shilt, Russ Rimmerman, and Rushi Faldu; Series Editor: Mitch Tulloch

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This ebook addresses some of the gaps and pain points you might encounter when implementing, administering, and troubleshooting Software Updates using Configuration Manager 2012 R2. The advice is based on the authors’ experiences working as Premier Field Engineers and Microsoft Consultants in customer environments on a daily basis. Enjoy this book and the shared experiences from the field.

Published: December 2014|112 pages

Microsoft System Center Introduction to Microsoft Automation Solutions

Rob Costello, Richard Maunsell; Mitch Tulloch, Series Editor

Microsoft System Center Introduction to Microsoft Automation Solutions
Published: December 2014|112 pages

Microsoft System Center Introduction to Microsoft Automation Solutions

Rob Costello, Richard Maunsell; Mitch Tulloch, Series Editor

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Get advice from experts in the field on how to use Microsoft automation solutions! This free ebook introduces you to two Microsoft Automation solutions: Azure Automation and Service Management Automation. It explores both of these tools and how they can be used to meet the automation needs of your Microsoft Azure cloud solutions or your enterprise datacenter environments.

Published: November 2014|112 pages

Microsoft System Center Extending Operations Manager Reporting

George Wallace, Chris Jones, Bill May, and Fred Lee; Series editor: Mitch Tulloch

Microsoft System Center Extending Operations Manager Reporting
Published: November 2014|112 pages

Microsoft System Center Extending Operations Manager Reporting

George Wallace, Chris Jones, Bill May, and Fred Lee; Series editor: Mitch Tulloch

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This free ebook dives into how to extend the reporting capabilities within System Center Operations Manager. By using this information, Operations Manager administrations will have a more comprehensive approach to providing custom reports tailored to their environments. Learn how to create these custom reports and package them up in management packs for deployment.

Published: April 2014|80 pages

Microsoft System Center: Integrated Cloud Platform

David Ziembicki and Mitch Tulloch, Series Editor

Microsoft System Center: Integrated Cloud Platform
Published: April 2014|80 pages

Microsoft System Center: Integrated Cloud Platform

David Ziembicki and Mitch Tulloch, Series Editor

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This book is organized by cloud type and begins with a short overview of the Cloud OS strategy from Microsoft and a high-level hybrid cloud architecture. It also covers the design and deployment of private cloud solutions using Windows and System Center to deliver the software-defined datacenter where storage, network, compute, and management are all virtualized and delivered by the Microsoft platform.

Published: March 2014|94 pages

Microsoft System Center: Network Virtualization and Cloud Computing

Mitch Tulloch with Nader Benmessaoud, CJ Williams, Uma Mahesh Mudigonda

Microsoft System Center: Network Virtualization and Cloud Computing
Published: March 2014|94 pages

Microsoft System Center: Network Virtualization and Cloud Computing

Mitch Tulloch with Nader Benmessaoud, CJ Williams, Uma Mahesh Mudigonda

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This brief book identifies some key usage and deployment scenarios for cloud computing to provide some deep technical background on the Microsoft SDN solution, enabling IT professionals to quickly learn the internals of HNV, how it works from end to end, and where and how it should be used.

Published: February 2014|136 pages

Microsoft System Center: Building a Virtualized Network Solution

Mitch Tulloch with Nigel Cain, Alvin Morales, Michel Luescher, Damian Flynn

Microsoft System Center: Building a Virtualized Network Solution
Published: February 2014|136 pages

Microsoft System Center: Building a Virtualized Network Solution

Mitch Tulloch with Nigel Cain, Alvin Morales, Michel Luescher, Damian Flynn

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This book is geared to private and hybrid cloud architects preparing to design and build a virtualized network solution based on Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012 SP1, or later. Written by experts on the Microsoft System Center team and with Microsoft MVP Mitch Tulloch as series editor, this title focuses on architecture and design.

Published: January 2014|180 pages

Introducing Microsoft System Center 2012 R2

Mitch Tulloch with Symon Perriman and the System Center team

Introducing Microsoft System Center 2012 R2
Published: January 2014|180 pages

Introducing Microsoft System Center 2012 R2

Mitch Tulloch with Symon Perriman and the System Center team

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Get a high-level overview of System Center 2012 R2—and get a running start transforming your datacenter and cloud-optimizing your business. This guide introduces core features and functionality, with technical advice and under-the-hood insights from a Microsoft MVP and members of the System Center team at Microsoft.

Published: September 2013|186 pages

Microsoft System Center: Designing Orchestrator Runbooks

David Ziembicki, Aaron Cushner, Andreas Rynes and series editor Mitch Tulloch

Microsoft System Center: Designing Orchestrator Runbooks
Published: September 2013|186 pages

Microsoft System Center: Designing Orchestrator Runbooks

David Ziembicki, Aaron Cushner, Andreas Rynes and series editor Mitch Tulloch

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Part of a series of specialized guides on System Center—this book delivers a focused drilldown on designing Orchestrator runbooks for workflow management solutions. Written by experts on the System Center team and with Microsoft MVP Mitch Tulloch as series editor, these titles provide concise technical guidance as they step you through key design concepts, criteria, and tasks.

Published: September 2013|92 pages

Microsoft System Center: Configuration Manager Field Experience

Rushi Faldu, Manish Raval, Brandon Linton, Kaushal Pandey and series editor Mitch Tulloch

Microsoft System Center: Configuration Manager Field Experience
Published: September 2013|92 pages

Microsoft System Center: Configuration Manager Field Experience

Rushi Faldu, Manish Raval, Brandon Linton, Kaushal Pandey and series editor Mitch Tulloch

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Part of a series of specialized guides on System Center—this book delivers a focused drilldown on using Configuration Manager for queries and custom reporting, with scenario-based guidance for deployment success. Written by experts on the Microsoft System Center team and with Microsoft MVP Mitch Tulloch as series editor, this title provides concise, from-the-field guidance as you step through key concepts and tasks.

Published: November 2013|118 pages

Microsoft System Center: Cloud Management with App Controller

Yung Chou, Keith Mayer, and series editor Mitch Tulloch

Microsoft System Center: Cloud Management with App Controller
Published: November 2013|118 pages

Microsoft System Center: Cloud Management with App Controller

Yung Chou, Keith Mayer, and series editor Mitch Tulloch

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Part of a series of specialized guides on System Center—this book focuses on core tasks for App Controller to implement and manage hybrid cloud solutions. Written by experts on the Microsoft System Center team and with Microsoft MVP Mitch Tulloch as series editor, this title delivers concise technical guidance as you step through key concepts, processes, and tasks.

Published: November 2013|108 pages

Microsoft System Center: Troubleshooting Configuration Manager

Rushi Faldu, Manoj Kumar Pal, Andre Della Monica, Kaushal Pandey, and series editor Mitch Tulloch

Microsoft System Center: Troubleshooting Configuration Manager
Published: November 2013|108 pages

Microsoft System Center: Troubleshooting Configuration Manager

Rushi Faldu, Manoj Kumar Pal, Andre Della Monica, Kaushal Pandey, and series editor Mitch Tulloch

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Part of a series of specialized guides on System Center—this book addresses the most common pain points for Configuration Manager administrators, providing insider and from-the-field insights to help you succeed. Written by experts on the Microsoft System Center team and with Microsoft MVP Mitch Tulloch as series editor, this title delivers concise technical guidance as you step through key concepts and tasks.

Published: December 2013|96 pages

Microsoft System Center: Optimizing Service Manager

Thomas Ellermann, Kathleen Wilson, Karsten Nielsen, John Clark, and series editor Mitch Tulloch

Microsoft System Center: Optimizing Service Manager
Published: December 2013|96 pages

Microsoft System Center: Optimizing Service Manager

Thomas Ellermann, Kathleen Wilson, Karsten Nielsen, John Clark, and series editor Mitch Tulloch

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Part of a series of specialized guides on System Center—this book provides a framework for planning and delivering a successful Service Manager project. Written by experts on the Microsoft System Center team and with Microsoft MVP Mitch Tulloch as series editor, this title delivers concise guidance, from-the-field insights, and best practices for optimizing and maintaining your Service Manager environment.

Published: April 2014|125 pages

Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2014

Ross Mistry and Stacia Misner

Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2014
Published: April 2014|125 pages

Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2014

Ross Mistry and Stacia Misner

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In this book, the authors explain how SQL Server 2014 incorporates in-memory technology to boost performance in online transactional processing (OLTP) and data-warehouse solutions. They also describe how it eases the transition from on-premises solutions to the cloud with added support for hybrid environments.

Published: April 2015|154 pages

Managing Agile Open-Source Software Projects with Microsoft Visual Studio Online

Brian Blackman, Gordon Beeming, Michael Fourie, and Willy-Peter Schaub

Managing Agile Open-Source Software Projects with Microsoft Visual Studio Online
Published: April 2015|154 pages

Managing Agile Open-Source Software Projects with Microsoft Visual Studio Online

Brian Blackman, Gordon Beeming, Michael Fourie, and Willy-Peter Schaub

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With this ebook, the ALM Rangers share their best practices in managing solution requirements and shipping solutions in an agile environment, an environment where transparency, simplicity, and trust prevail. The ebook is for Agile development teams and their Scrum Masters who want to explore and learn from the authors’ “dogfooding” experiences and their continuous adaptation of software requirements management.

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