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Learn SQL Server Administration in a Month of Lunches

Are you just getting started as a DBA? Supporting SQL Server as the back-end to a third-party application? Maybe you’ve just had SQL Server dumped on you because you’re the “Microsoft person” in your office. Whatever your reason, you DO NOT NEED a 1000 page book to get started with SQL Server. If you’ll invest just an hour a day—lunchtime would be perfect—you’ll be up to speed before you know it. Learn SQL Server Administration in a Month of Lunches is the perfect way to get started with SQL Server operations, including maintenance, backup and recovery, high availability, and performance monitoring. You’ll learn exactly what you can do, and what you shouldn’t touch. Most importantly, you’ll learn the day-to-day tasks and techniques you need to keep SQL Server humming along smoothly. Designed to be immediately effective for readers with any level of experience. This book is as version-neutral as possible, covering techniquesfor SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2012,and SQL Server 2014.

Note that this book is not available directly from ebook stores like Amazon or iBooks. Manning sells ebook formats directly, and all paperback books (no matter where you buy them) include a free ebook in PDF, Kindle, and EPUB. 

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The author offers private on-site SQL Server training.

sql_online_files - the lab answers (as appropriate) and worksheet documents for the book.

 
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Posted by on December 9, 2013 in Books

 

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Learn Active Directory Management in a Month of Lunches

Active Directory is the heart of a Windows network, providing a centralized location for administration, security, and other core management functions. For example, Active Directory authenticates all users in a Windows network and enforces policies for managing your desktop estate. If you’re new to Active Directory administration—or if you find yourself unexpectedly thrust into that role—you need to get a handle on Active Directory quickly. This is the book for you. Learn Active Directory Management in a Month of Lunches is a practical, hands-on tutorial designed for IT pros new to Active Directory. It skips the theory and concentrates on the day to day administration tasks you need to know to keep your network running smoothly. Just set aside an hour a day for a month—lunchtime would be perfect—and you’ll be comfortable and productive with Active Directory before you know it. This book makes no assumptions about your background and starts by introducing Active Directory and walking you through its basic features. You’ll learn how to administer AD both from the GUI tools built into Windows and by using PowerShell and the AD cmdlets. Along the way, you’ll touch on best practices for managing user access, setting good group policies, automating backup processes, and more. The examples in the book use Windows Server 2012 version of Active Directory and point out any important differences from earlier versions.

Note that this book is not available directly from ebook stores like Amazon or iBooks. Manning sells ebook formats directly, and all paperback books (no matter where you buy them) include a free ebook in PDF, Kindle, and EPUB. 

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The author answers questions at PowerShell.org, which offers numerous Windows PowerShell resources, events, free ebooks and more. The author can be contacted through his blog.

The author recommends the PowerShell.org TechLetter, a free monthly e-mail newsletter that includes articles by himself and other industry experts.

This book has not yet been published; downloads will be made available shortly after final  publication.

 
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Posted by on December 9, 2013 in Books

 

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Learn IIS in a Month of Lunches

Learn Windows IIS in a Month of Lunches is an innovative tutorial designed for busy administrators. Even if you have no prior exposure to IIS, you can follow the crisp explanations, examples, and exercises in this concise, easy-to-read book. Just set aside one hour a day—lunchtime would be perfect—for a month, and you’ll be managing, securing, and automating IIS administrative tasks faster than you thought possible. You start with IIS fundamentals, like navigating the management tools and configuring the environment. Then, you’ll systematically explore, web farm design and implementation, managing multiple web sites with high availability, and solid security practices that every administrator should know. And did you know that Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, System Center, and Lync all need IIS to work properly? This book will teach you what you need to know about IIS to keep those servers running smoothly—and what to do when they aren’t.

Note that this book is not available directly from ebook stores like Amazon or iBooks. Manning sells ebook formats directly, and all paperback books (no matter where you buy them) include a free ebook in PDF, Kindle, and EPUB. 

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The author answers questions at PowerShell.org, which offers numerous Windows PowerShell resources, events, free ebooks and more. The author offers private on-site IIS training.

The author recommends the PowerShell.org TechLetter, a free monthly e-mail newsletter that includes articles by himself and other industry experts.

This book has not yet been published. Downloads will be made available shortly after publication.

 
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Posted by on December 1, 2013 in Books

 

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Learn PowerShell Toolmaking in a Month of Lunches

Learn PowerShell Toolmaking in a Month of Lunches

Don Jones, author of the original, bestselling Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches teams up with fellow MVP Jeffery Hicks to introduce you to the “Second World” of Windows PowerShell: Scripting and Toolmaking. Go beyond merely running commands given to you by others, and start constructing your own commands using PowerShell’s simplified yet capable scripting language. Produce “script cmdlets,” distributable modules, custom formatting views, type extensions, and more. Learn how to create tools for delegated administration, including GUI tools, constrained remoting endpoints, and proxy functions. Get started with PowerShell Workflow, and master error handling and debugging. Told in a one-step-at-a-time narrative style, you’ll build an increasingly complex tool one element at a time. Numerous hands-on labs (complete with sample solutions) help you practice what you’re learning, cementing your new skills and giving you a jump-start on your own library of custom PowerShell tools.

This book is completely applicable to v3 and v4, as v4 only adds some advanced-level stuff that wouldn’t have been covered in this book anyway. Most of this book is also applicable to v2.

Note that this book is not available directly from ebook stores like Amazon or iBooks. Manning sells ebook formats directly, and all paperback books (no matter where you buy them) include a free ebook in PDF, Kindle, and EPUB. 

Get your copy today!

The author answers questions at PowerShell.org, which offers numerous Windows PowerShell resources, events, free ebooks and more. The author offers private on-site Windows PowerShell training.

The author recommends the PowerShell.org TechLetter, a free monthly e-mail newsletter that includes articles by himself and other industry experts.

You can find a number of free Windows PowerShell-related videos at the author’s YouTube Channel. You may also enjoy the author’s full-length PowerShell video training.

The following downloads are available for this book:

 
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Posted by on December 1, 2012 in Books

 

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Learn PowerShell 3 in a Month of Lunches (2nd ed.)

Learn PowerShell 3 in a Month of Lunches (2nd ed.)

Don Jones’ blockbuster, hour-a-day tutorial for absolute PowerShell beginners is being updated and revised with the help of co-author Jeffery Hicks, bringing a double-MVP-award-winning punch to this new “Month of Lunches!” As always, no experience is required to get started with PowerShell, and this new edition focuses even more closely on getting you through the most important PowerShell techniques and technologies. Finish this book and you’ll be ready to teach yourself how to administer products like Windows Server, Windows clients, Exchange Server, SharePoint Server, SQL Server, and more, using PowerShell.

This book is completely applicable to v3 and v4, as v4 only adds some advanced-level stuff that wouldn’t have been covered in this book anyway. Most of this book is also applicable to v2.

Note that this book is not available directly from ebook stores like Amazon or iBooks. Manning sells ebook formats directly, and all paperback books (no matter where you buy them) include a free ebook in PDF, Kindle, and EPUB. 

Get your copy today!

The author answers questions at PowerShell.org, which offers numerous Windows PowerShell resources, events, free ebooks and more. The author offers private on-site Windows PowerShell training.

The author recommends the PowerShell.org TechLetter, a free monthly e-mail newsletter that includes articles by himself and other industry experts.

You can find a number of free Windows PowerShell-related videos at the author’s YouTube Channel, including more than 99 high-definition videos that supplement the chapters in this book. You may also enjoy the author’s full-length PowerShell video training.

The following downloads are available for this book:

 
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Posted by on November 1, 2012 in Books

 

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Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches (1st ed.)

Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches (1st ed.)

This book is no longer in print. Consider Learn Windows PowerShell 3 in a Month of Lunches, which covers entry-level PowerShell concepts for Windows PowerShell v3 and later. It is still widely applicable to v2.

The author answers questions at PowerShell.org, which offers numerous Windows PowerShell resources, events, free ebooks and more. The author offers private on-site Windows PowerShell training.

The author recommends the PowerShell.org TechLetter, a free monthly e-mail newsletter that includes articles by himself and other industry experts.

You can find a number of free Windows PowerShell-related videos at the author’s YouTube Channel, including more than 99 high-definition videos that correspond to the chapters in this book. You may also enjoy the author’s full-length PowerShell video training.

The following downloads are available for this book:

 
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Posted by on April 1, 2011 in Books

 

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