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Book: Docker

Book Description So hot off the presses, the latest buzz that has been on the tip of everyone’s tongues and the topic of almost any conversation that includes containers these days is Docker! Docker has been a game-changer when it comes to virtualization. With this course, you will go from just being the person in the office who hears that buzz to the one who is tooting it around every day.

Free e-book: Hyper-V Security

Secure your Hyper-V hosts, their guests, and critical services from intruders and malware Discover how standard security best practices are applicable in a Hyper-V environment Acquire techniques to defend virtual machines against threats A practical guide that helps you lock down Hyper-V hosts and enhance their protection against attack Get your free e-book here.

PowerCLI Essentials

Simplify and automate server administration tasks with PowerCLI Have you ever wished y!ou could automatically get a report with all the relevant information about your VMware environments in exactly the format you want? Or that you could automate a crucial task that needs to be performed on a regular basis? Powerful Command Line Interface (PowerCLI) scripts do all these things and much more for VMware environments. PowerCLI is a command-line interface tool used to automate VMware vSphere environments.

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Integration Services: An Expert Cookbook

Over 80 expert recipes to design, create, and deploy SSIS packages with this book and ebook Full of illustrations, diagrams, and tips with clear step-by-step instructions and real time examples Master all transformations in SSIS and their usages with real-world scenarios Learn to make SSIS packages re-startable and robust; and work with transactions Get hold of data cleansing and fuzzy operations in SSIS  The book can be downloaded here

Microsoft introduces free resources to help IT pros get started and build their careers in the cloud

Microsoft offers two training/learning paths for IT pro’s who are interested in cloud. Microsoft IT Pro Cloud Essentials Microsoft IT Pro Career Center Both learning path subcriptions are free and offer different learning opportunities. Especially the Cloud Essentials subscriptions offers interesting benefits like free Azure credits, 3 months of free access to Pluralsight and a free certification exam voucher. More information about the learning paths can be found here

Free eBook: O'Reilly Cloud Foundry

What exactly is a Cloud Native platform? It’s certainly a hot topic in IT, as enterprises today assess this option for developing and delivering software quickly and repeatedly. This O’Reilly report explains the capabilities of Cloud Native platforms and examines the fundamental changes enterprises need to make in process, organization, and culture if they’re to take real advantage of this approach. Author Duncan Winn focuses on the open source platform Cloud Foundry, one of the more prominent Cloud Native providers.