Book + Content Update Program SQL Server 2016 High Availability Unleashed provides start-to-finish coverage of SQL Server’s powerful high availability (HA) solutions for your traditional on-premise databases, cloud-based databases (Azure or AWS), hybrid databases (on-premise coupled with the cloud), and your emerging Big Data solutions. This complete guide introduces an easy-to-follow, formal HA methodology that has been refined over the past several years and helps you identity the right HA solution for your needs. There is also additional coverage of both disaster recovery and business continuity architectures and considerations. You are provided with step-by-step guides, examples, and sample code to help you set up, manage, and administer these highly available solutions. All examples are based on existing production deployments at major Fortune 500 companies around the globe. This book is for all intermediate-to-advanced SQL Server and Big Data professionals, but is also organized so that the first few chapters are great foundation reading for CIOs, CTOs, and even some tech-savvy CFOs. Learn a formal, high availability methodology for understanding and selecting the right HA solution for your needs Deep dive into Microsoft Cluster Services Use selective data replication topologies Explore thorough details on AlwaysOn and availability groups Learn about HA options with log shipping and database mirroring/ snapshots Get details on Microsoft Azure for Big Data and Azure SQL Explore business continuity and disaster recovery Learn about on-premise, cloud, and hybrid deployments Provide all types of database needs, including online transaction processing, data warehouse and business intelligence, and Big Data Explore the future of HA and disaster recovery In addition, this book is part of InformIT’s exciting Content Update Program, which provides content updates for major technology improvements! As significant updates are made to SQL Server, sections of this book will be updated or new sections will be added to match the updates to the technologies. As updates become available, they will be delivered to you via a free Web Edition of this book, which can be accessed with any Internet connection. To learn more, visit informit.com/cup. How to access the Web Edition: Follow the instructions inside to learn how to register your book to access the FREE Web Edition.
Book + Content Update Program SQL Server 2016 High Availability Unleashed provides start-to-finish coverage of SQL Server's powerful high availability (HA) solutions for your traditional on-premise databases, cloud-based databases (Azure or AWS), hybrid databases (on-premise coupled with the cloud), and your emerging Big Data solutions. This complete guide introduces an easy-to-follow, formal HA methodology that has been refined over the past several years and helps you identity the right HA solution for your needs. There is also additional coverage of both disaster recovery and business continuity architectures and considerations. You are provided with step-by-step guides, examples, and sample code to help you set up, manage, and administer these highly available solutions. All examples are based on existing production deployments at major Fortune 500 companies around the globe. This book is for all intermediate-to-advanced SQL Server and Big Data professionals, but is also organized so that the first few chapters are great foundation reading for CIOs, CTOs, and even some tech-savvy CFOs. Learn a formal, high availability methodology for understanding and selecting the right HA solution for your needs Deep dive into Microsoft Cluster Services Use selective data replication topologies Explore thorough details on AlwaysOn and availability groups Learn about HA options with log shipping and database mirroring/ snapshots Get details on Microsoft Azure for Big Data and Azure SQL Explore business continuity and disaster recovery Learn about on-premise, cloud, and hybrid deployments Provide all types of database needs, including online transaction processing, data warehouse and business intelligence, and Big Data Explore the future of HA and disaster recovery In addition, this book is part of InformIT's exciting Content Update Program, which provides content updates for major technology improvements! As significant updates are made to SQL Server, sections of this book will be updated or new sections will be added to match the updates to the technologies. As updates become available, they will be delivered to you via a free Web Edition of this book, which can be accessed with any Internet connection. To learn more, visit informit.com/cup. How to access the Web Edition: Follow the instructions inside to learn how to register your book to access the FREE Web Edition.
Book + Content Update Program This is the most comprehensive and realistic guide to Windows Server 2016 planning, design, prototyping, implementation, migration, administration, and support. Extensively updated, it contains unsurpassed independent and objective coverage of Windows Server 2016’s key innovations, from the cloud and containers to security and mobility. Windows Server 2016 Unleashed reflects the authors’ extraordinary experience implementing Windows Server 2016 in large-scale environments since its earliest alpha releases. Microsoft MVP Rand Morimoto and colleagues fully address all aspects of deploying and operating Windows Server 2016, including Active Directory, networking, application services, security, administration, business continuity, virtualization, optimization, and troubleshooting. You’ll find up-to-the-minute coverage of new features ranging from Storage Spaces Direct to Cluster-Aware Updating, and Dynamic Access Control to Nano Server. Valuable for Windows pros at all levels, this book will be indispensable especially for intermediate-to-advanced level professionals seeking expert, in-depth solutions. Every chapter contains tips, tricks, best practices, and lessons learned from actual deployments—practical help for solving real problems. Detailed information on how to: Take full advantage of key Windows Server 2016 innovations Plan, prototype, install, migrate to, and deploy Windows Server 2016 and Server Core Design a modern Windows Server Active Directory, from OUs and infrastructure to Federated Forests and Lightweight Directories Deliver reliable networking services: DNS, WINS, DNSSEC, DHCP, IPv, IPAM, and IIS Systematically harden server-level security Protect data in transit with PKI, certificates, rights management, and IPsec encryption Safely provide appropriate remote and mobile access for your users Efficiently administer, automate, maintain, and document Windows Server production environments Control Windows devices centrally with Group Policies and Policy Management Implement advanced fault tolerance, clustering, and other business continuity features Optimize, tune, and debug Windows Server, and plan for growth Leverage integrated application services, including SharePoint and Hyper-V
The industry’s most complete, useful, and up-to-date guide to SQL Server 2014. You’ll find start-to-finish coverage of SQL Server’s core database server and management capabilities: all the real-world information, tips, guidelines, and examples you’ll need to install, monitor, maintain, and optimize the most complex database environments. The provided examples and sample code provide plenty of hands-on opportunities to learn more about SQL Server and create your own viable solutions. Four leading SQL Server experts present deep practical insights for administering SQL Server, analyzing and optimizing queries, implementing data warehouses, ensuring high availability, tuning performance, and much more. You will benefit from their behind-the-scenes look into SQL Server, showing what goes on behind the various wizards and GUI-based tools. You’ll learn how to use the underlying SQL commands to fully unlock the power and capabilities of SQL Server. Writing for all intermediate-to-advanced-level SQL Server professionals, the authors draw on immense production experience with SQL Server. Throughout, they focus on successfully applying SQL Server 2014’s most powerful capabilities and its newest tools and features. Detailed information on how to… Understand SQL Server 2014’s new features and each edition’s capabilities and licensing Install, upgrade to, and configure SQL Server 2014 for better performance and easier management Streamline and automate key administration tasks with Smart Admin Leverage powerful new backup/restore options: flexible backup to URL, Managed Backup to Windows Azure, and encrypted backups Strengthen security with new features for enforcing “least privilege” Improve performance with updateable columnstore indexes, Delayed Durability, and other enhancements Execute queries and business logic more efficiently with memoryoptimized tables, buffer pool extension, and natively-compiled stored procedures Control workloads and Disk I/O with the Resource Governor Deploy AlwaysOn Availability Groups and Failover Cluster Instances to achieve enterprise-class availability and disaster recovery Apply new Business Intelligence improvements in Master Data Services, data quality, and Parallel Data Warehouse
This book is your field guide to planning, deploying, managing, and troubleshooting Always On Availability Groups. The Always On Availability Groups feature is an enterprise-level solution for high availability and disaster recovery. Always On provides a rich set of options that reduce overhead and resource usage and enable database administrators to implement and manage high availability and disaster recovery solutions far more easily than by implementing the log-shipping and database-mirroring solutions of the past. Pro SQL Server Always On Availability Groups shows how to reduce downtime, maximize application availability, and provide data protection. The goal is always to have your SQL Server databases up and running whenever you need them, rain or shine, disaster or otherwise. With a focus on real-world experiences and war stories, authors Uttam Parui and Vivek Sanil offer you: Tips, tricks, and best practices for architecting and deploying availability groups. The confidence required to manage and monitor availability groups. Techniques to troubleshoot common issues that you may face during and after deploying availability groups in a mission-critical production environment. What You Will Learn Grasp important concepts underlying high-availability and disaster recovery. Plan and deploy Always On Availability Groups in your corporate environment. Manage Availability Groups to ensure constant readiness and high throughput. Monitor Availability Group performance and troubleshoot problems fast. Build on the cloud and make Windows Azure part of your availability solution. Employ proven techniques and best practices as tested and shared by the authors. Audience Pro SQL Server Always On Availability Groups is aimed at SQL Server architects, database administrators, and IT professionals who are tasked with architecting and deploying a high-availability and disaster recovery solution involving Microsoft SQL Server. This book is also for SQL Server support staff who will be managing and supporting existing availability group deployments.
Author: Peter A. Carter
Release Date: 2016-12-08
Get a fast start to using AlwaysOn, the SQL Server solution to high-availability and disaster recovery. This second edition is newly-updated to cover the 2016 editions of both SQL Server and Windows Server. Also in this edition is all-new content on troubleshooting and metadata. The book provides a solid and accurate understanding of how to implement systems requiring consistent and continuous uptime, as well as how to troubleshoot those systems in order to keep them running an reliable. Begin with an introduction to high-availability and disaster recovery concepts such as Recovery Point Objectives (RPOs), Recovery Time Objectives (RTO), availability levels, and the cost of downtime. Then move into detailed coverage of implementing and configuring the AlwaysOn feature set in order to meet the business objectives set by your organization. SQL Server AlwaysOn Revealed offers real-world advice on how to build and configure the most appropriate topology to meet the high-availability and disaster recovery requirements you are faced with. Content includes strong coverage on implementing clusters, on building AlwaysOn failover clustered instances, and on configuring AlwaysOn Availability Groups. This is a practical and hand-on book to get you started quickly in using one of the most talked-about SQL Server feature sets. Teaches you to build HA and DR solutions using the AlwaysOn feature set Provides real-world advice on configuration and performance considerations Demonstrates administrative techniques for the AlwaysOn feature set What You Will Learn Understand high availability and disaster recovery in SQL Server 2016 Build and configure a Windows Cluster Create and configure an AlwaysOn failover clustered instance Implement AlwaysOn Availability Groups and appropriately configure them Administer AlwaysOn technologies post implementation Troubleshoot and resolve problems with misbehaving systems Who This Book Is For Database administrators interested in growing their knowledge and skills in Microsoft SQL Server’s high-availability and disaster recovery feature set.
The #1 WPF Book--Now Updated for WPF 4.5! Thorough, authoritative coverage, practical examples, clear writing, and full-color presentation make this one of the most widely acclaimed programming books of the last decade. Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) is the recommended technology for creating modern Windows desktop apps. Whether you want to develop traditional user interfaces or integrate 3D graphics, audio/video, animation, dynamic skinning, touch, rich document support, speech recognition, or more, WPF enables you to do so in a seamless, resolution-independent manner that scales from small tablets to large TVs. WPF 4.5 Unleashed is the authoritative book that covers it all, in a practical and approachable fashion, authored by WPF guru and Microsoft architect Adam Nathan. Covers everything you need to know about Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML) Examines the WPF feature areas in incredible depth: controls, layout, resources, data binding, styling, graphics, animation, and more Delves into topics that aren’t covered by most books: 3D, speech, audio/video, documents, effects Shows how to create popular UI elements and leverage built-in controls such as the new Office-style Ribbon Demonstrates how to create sophisticated UI mechanisms, such as Visual Studio-like collapsible/dockable panes Explains how to create first-class custom controls for WPF Demonstrates how to create hybrid WPF software that leverages Windows Forms, DirectX, ActiveX, or other non-WPF technologies Explains how to exploit desktop features, such as Jump Lists and taskbar customizations, and the same toast notifications used by Windows Store apps
Buy the print version of¿ Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Unleashed and get the eBook version for free! eBook version includes chapters 44-60 not included in the print. See inside the book for access code and details. ¿ With up-to-the-minute content, this is the industry’s most complete, useful guide to SQL Server 2012. ¿ You’ll find start-to-finish coverage of SQL Server’s core database server and management capabilities: all the real-world information, tips, guidelines, and samples you’ll need to create and manage complex database solutions. The additional online chapters add extensive coverage of SQL Server Integration Services, Reporting Services, Analysis Services, T-SQL programming, .NET Framework integration, and much more. ¿ Authored by four expert SQL Server administrators, designers, developers, architects, and consultants, this book reflects immense experience with SQL Server in production environments. Intended for intermediate-to-advanced-level SQL Server professionals, it focuses on the product’s most complex and powerful capabilities, and its newest tools and features. Understand SQL Server 2012’s newest features, licensing changes, and capabilities of each edition Manage SQL Server 2012 more effectively with SQL Server Management Studio, the SQLCMD command-line query tool, and Powershell Use Policy-Based Management to centrally configure and operate SQL Server Utilize the new Extended Events trace capabilities within SSMS Maximize performance by optimizing design, queries, analysis, and workload management Implement new best practices for SQL Server high availability Deploy AlwaysOn Availability Groups and Failover Cluster Instances to achieve enterprise-class availability and disaster recovery Leverage new business intelligence improvements, including Master Data Services, Data Quality Services and Parallel Data Warehouse Deliver better full-text search with SQL Server 2012’s new Semantic Search Improve reporting with new SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services features Download the following from informit.com/title/9780672336928: Sample databases and code examples ¿ ¿
Author: Orin Thomas
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Release Date: 2017-05-01
Conquer Windows Server 2016—from the inside out! Dive into Windows Server 2016—and really put your Windows Server expertise to work. Focusing on Windows Server 2016’s most powerful and innovative features, this supremely organized reference packs hundreds of timesaving solutions, tips, and workarounds—all you need to plan, implement, or manage Windows Server in enterprise, data center, cloud, and hybrid environments. Fully reflecting Windows Server new capabilities for the cloud-first era, Orin covers everything from Nano Server to Windows Server and Hyper-V Containers. You’ll discover how experts tackle today’s essential tasks—and challenge yourself to new levels of mastery. • Optimize the full Windows Server 2016 lifecycle, from planning and configuration through rollout and administration • Ensure fast, reliable upgrades and migrations • Seamlessly deliver core DNS, DHCP, file, print, storage, and Internet services • Use IPAM to centrally manage all enterprise DNS and DHCP infrastructure • Gain dramatic storage utilization improvements with built-in deduplication and storage replica • Build flexible cloud and hybrid environments with Windows Containers and Shielded VMs • Seamlessly integrate Azure IaaS services with Windows Server 2016 • Slash resource usage and improve availability with tiny Nano Server installations • Improve configuration management with Desired State Configuration and Chef • Deliver Active Directory identity, certificate, federation, and rights management services • Protect servers, clients, assets, and users with advanced Windows Server 2016 security features including Just Enough Administration For Experienced Windows Server Users and IT Professionals • Your role: Experienced intermediate-to-advanced level Windows Server user or IT professional • Prerequisites: Basic understanding of Windows Server procedures, techniques, and navigation
Author: Alex Lewis
Publisher: Sams Publishing
Release Date: 2016-09-15
Skype for Business Unleashed This is the most comprehensive, realistic, and useful guide to Skype for Business Server 2015, Microsoft’s most powerful unified communications system. Four leading Microsoft unified communications consultants share in-the-trenches guidance for planning, integration, migration, deployment, administration, and more. The authors thoroughly introduce Skype for Business 2015’s components and capabilities, as well as changes and improvements associated with the integration of popular Skype consumer technologies. You’ll find detailed coverage of IP voice, instant messaging, conferencing, and collaboration; and expert guidance on server roles, multi-platform clients, security, and troubleshooting. Reflecting their unsurpassed experience, the authors illuminate Microsoft’s new cloud-based and hybrid cloud architectures for unified communications, showing how these impact networking, security, and Active Directory. They cover SDN for unified communications; interoperation with consumer Skype and legacy video conferencing; quality optimization, mobile improvements, and much more. Throughout, the authors combine theory, step-by-step configuration instructions, and best practices from real enterprise environments. Simply put, you’ll learn what works–and how it’s done. Detailed Information on How To · Plan deployments, from simple to highly complex · Deploy Skype for Business Server 2015 as a cloud or cloud-hybrid solution · Walk step by step through installation or an in-place upgrade · Overcome “gotchas” in migrating from Lync Server 2010 or 2013 · Leverage new features available only in cloud or cloud-hybrid environments · Implement and manage Mac, mobile, Windows, browser, and virtualized clients · Establish server roles, including front end, edge, and mediation server · Make the most of Skype for Business Server 2015’s enhanced mobile experience · Manage external dependencies: network requirements, dependent services, and security infrastructure · Efficiently administer Skype for Business Server 2015 · Provide for high availability and disaster recovery · Integrate voice, telephony, and video, step by step · Avoid common mistakes, and discover expert solutions and workarounds Category: Business Applications Covers: Skype for Business User Level: Intermediate—Advanced
Using System Center 2012 Orchestrator, you can capture and document processes across your entire IT organization, establishing the automation you need to deliver advanced cloud services and self-adjusting computing resources. Authored by five leading System Center experts, this comprehensive reference and technical guide brings together all the knowledge you’ll need to architect, install, implement, integrate, and maximize the value of your own Orchestrator solutions. The authors introduce current best practices based on large-scale enterprise implementations they’ve personally led or participated in. This up-to-date guide shows how to apply Orchestrator’s major improvements to implement IT process automation in any environment, including private clouds. You’ll start with context: what Orchestrator does, how it has evolved, how it works, and essential architecture and design techniques. Next, the authors help you make crucial up-front decisions about activities, runbooks, security, and administration. Finally, you’ll find expert guidance for integrating Orchestrator with the rest of System Center and with Windows Azure cloud services—including advanced automated workflows that encompass both data center and cloud. Detailed information on how to… • Understand System Center 2012 Orchestrator’s capabilities, evolution, architecture, and design, including SP1 improvements and R2 • Successfully install System Center 2012 Orchestrator and migrate smoothly from Opalis Integration Server 6.3 • Take full advantage of Orchestrator’s advanced new runbook automation capabilities • Configure activities associated with runbook control, systems, scheduling, monitoring, files, email, notification, and data handling • Design runbooks for fault tolerance and optimal performance • Enforce strong security using roles, permissions, and auditing • Deliver integration capabilities for Operations Manager, Service Manager, Configuration Manager, Virtual Machine Manager, and Data Protection Manager • Automate end-to-end data center/ cloud workflows with integration packs and PowerShell • Create your own integration packs with Orchestrator Integration Toolkit (OIT.SDK) • Support Orchestrator 2012, troubleshoot problems, and discover the best web and third-party resources
Author: William Assaf
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Release Date: 2018-02-27
Conquer SQL Server 2017 administration—from the inside out Dive into SQL Server 2017 administration—and really put your SQL Server DBA expertise to work. This supremely organized reference packs hundreds of timesaving solutions, tips, and workarounds—all you need to plan, implement, manage, and secure SQL Server 2017 in any production environment: on-premises, cloud, or hybrid. Four SQL Server experts offer a complete tour of DBA capabilities available in SQL Server 2017 Database Engine, SQL Server Data Tools, SQL Server Management Studio, and via PowerShell. Discover how experts tackle today’s essential tasks—and challenge yourself to new levels of mastery. • Install, customize, and use SQL Server 2017’s key administration and development tools • Manage memory, storage, clustering, virtualization, and other components • Architect and implement database infrastructure, including IaaS, Azure SQL, and hybrid cloud configurations • Provision SQL Server and Azure SQL databases • Secure SQL Server via encryption, row-level security, and data masking • Safeguard Azure SQL databases using platform threat protection, firewalling, and auditing • Establish SQL Server IaaS network security groups and user-defined routes • Administer SQL Server user security and permissions • Efficiently design tables using keys, data types, columns, partitioning, and views • Utilize BLOBs and external, temporal, and memory-optimized tables • Master powerful optimization techniques involving concurrency, indexing, parallelism, and execution plans • Plan, deploy, and perform disaster recovery in traditional, cloud, and hybrid environments For Experienced SQL Server Administrators and Other Database Professionals • Your role: Intermediate-to-advanced level SQL Server database administrator, architect, developer, or performance tuning expert • Prerequisites: Basic understanding of database administration procedures
Windows 8 enables you to build stunning applications that integrate with each other, services, and Windows itself like never before. And you can sell them in the Windows Store for tablets such as Surface, laptops, and traditional desktop PCs! Now, world-renowned Microsoft programming guru Adam Nathan shows you exactly how to write first-class apps for this radically new version of Windows. Clear, accessible, and intensely practical, this guide teaches through concise code examples, fully color-coded to match their appearance in Visual Studio--the same approach that made Nathan’s WPF 4 Unleashed so popular. Writing with unprecedented depth and insight, Nathan guides you through creating advanced user interfaces with XAML and exploiting key Windows 8 features such as touch, sensors, charms, and live tiles. Whether you’re already comfortable with Microsoft programming or relatively new to it, Windows 8 Apps with XAML and C# Unleashed will take you to the cutting edge of Windows 8 development. Detailed information on how to... Use XAML to represent state-of-the-art user interfaces Ensure app usability on multiple devices and form factors Handle touch, mouse, pen, and keyboard input Manage the high-performance, low-power Windows 8 app lifecycle Use Windows 8 controls for managing lists, rich text, images, multimedia, and more Encode, decode, and transcode multimedia content Leverage rich XAML vector graphics and animation Make the most of styles and templates Interact with built-in functionality such as the Camera app, file picker, contact picker, the lock screen, and more Exploit the Windows 8 charms bar with contracts and extensions Work with the rich set of available sensors: accelerometer, compass, light sensor, location, proximity, and more
This is the most comprehensive and realistic guide to Windows Server 2012 planning, design, prototyping, implementation, migration, administration, and support. Extensively updated, it contains unsurpassed independent and objective coverage of Windows Server 2012’s key innovations, including improved virtualization components, enhanced security tools, new web and management resources, and Windows 8 integration. Windows Server 2012 Unleashed reflects the authors’ extraordinary experience implementing Windows Server 2012 in large-scale environments since its earliest alpha releases, reaching back more than two years prior to its official launch. Microsoft MVP Rand Morimoto and his colleagues fully address every aspect of deploying and operating Windows Server 2012, including Active Directory, networking and core application services, security, migration from Windows Server 2003/2008, administration, fault tolerance, optimization, troubleshooting, and much more. Valuable for Windows professionals at all skill levels, this book will be especially indispensable for intermediate-to-advanced level professionals seeking expert, in-depth solutions. Every chapter contains tips, tricks, best practices, and lessons learned from actual deployments: practical information for using Windows Server 2012 to solve real business problems. Plan and migrate from Windows Server 2003 and 2008 Leverage powerful capabilities that are truly new in Windows Server 2012 Install Windows Server 2012 and the GUI-less Windows Server Core Upgrade to Windows Server 2012 Active Directory Utilize advanced AD capabilities including federated forests and identity management Plan and deploy network services, from DNS and DHCP to IPv6, IPAM, and IIS Protect systems and data with server-level security, transport-level security, and security policies Deliver true end-to-end secured anytime/anywhere access to remote/mobile clients Efficiently configure and manage users, sites, OUs, domains, and forests through Server Manager console Create more fault-tolerant environments with DFS, clustering, and Network Load Balancing Leverage major Hyper-V virtualization improvements in availability, redundancy, and guest support Manage Active Directory more efficiently with Active Directory Administrative Center, Best Practice Analyzer, and PowerShell scripts Systematically tune, optimize, debug, and troubleshoot Windows Server 2012