Microsoft Azure Essentials from Microsoft Press is a series of free ebooks designed to help you advance your technical skills with Microsoft Azure. This third ebook in the 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. It builds a variety of predictive analytics models using real world data, evaluates several different machine learning algorithms and modeling strategies, and then deploys the finished models as machine learning web services on Azure within a matter of minutes. The ebook also expands on a working Azure Machine Learning predictive model example to explore the types of client and server applications you can create to consume Azure Machine Learning web services. Watch Microsoft Press’s blog and Twitter (@MicrosoftPress) to learn about other free ebooks in the Microsoft Azure Essentials series.
Microsoft Azure Essentials from Microsoft Press is a series of free ebooks designed to help you advance your technical skills with Microsoft Azure. The second ebook in the series, Microsoft Azure Essentials: Azure Automation, introduces a fairly new feature of Microsoft Azure called 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. These runbooks are stored in and backed up by Azure. By automating runbooks, you can greatly minimize the occurrence of errors when carrying out repeated tasks and process automation. Watch Microsoft Press’s blog and Twitter (@MicrosoftPress) to learn about other free ebooks in the Microsoft Azure Essentials series.
Release on 2015-01-29 | by Michael Collier,Robin Shahan
Author: Michael Collier,Robin Shahan
Pubpsher: Microsoft Press
Microsoft Azure Essentials from Microsoft Press is a series of free ebooks designed to help you advance your technical skills with Microsoft Azure. The first ebook in the series, 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 both conceptual and how-to content for key areas, including: Azure Websites and Azure Cloud Services Azure Virtual Machines Azure Storage Azure Virtual Networks Databases Azure Active Directory Management tools Business scenarios Watch Microsoft Press’s blog and Twitter (@MicrosoftPress) to learn about other free ebooks in the “Microsoft Azure Essentials” series.
Release on 2017-06-05 | by Bob Familiar,Jeff Barnes
Driving Your Digital Transformation
Author: Bob Familiar,Jeff Barnes
Learn how today’s businesses can transform themselves by leveraging real-time data and advanced machine learning analytics. This book provides prescriptive guidance for architects and developers on the design and development of modern Internet of Things (IoT) and Advanced Analytics solutions. In addition, Business in Real-Time Using Azure IoT and Cortana Intelligence Suite offers patterns and practices for those looking to engage their customers and partners through Software-as-a-Service solutions that work on any device. Whether you're working in Health & Life Sciences, Manufacturing, Retail, Smart Cities and Buildings or Process Control, there exists a common platform from which you can create your targeted vertical solutions. Business in Real-Time Using Azure IoT and Cortana Intelligence Suite uses a reference architecture as a road map. Building on Azure’s PaaS services, you'll see how a solution architecture unfolds that demonstrates a complete end-to-end IoT and Advanced Analytics scenario. What You'll Learn: Automate your software product life cycle using PowerShell, Azure Resource Manager Templates, and Visual Studio Team Services Implement smart devices using Node.JS and C# Use Azure Streaming Analytics to ingest millions of events Provide both "Hot" and "Cold" path outputs for real-time alerts, data transformations, and aggregation analytics Implement batch processing using Azure Data Factory Create a new form of Actionable Intelligence (AI) to drive mission critical business processes Provide rich Data Visualizations across a wide variety of mobile and web devices Who This Book is For: Solution Architects, Software Developers, Data Architects, Data Scientists, and CIO/CTA Technical Leadership Professionals
Release on 2018-01-30 | by Mirsad Hadžikadić,Samir Avdaković
Proceedings of the International Symposium on Innovative and Interdisciplinary Applications of Advanced Technologies (IAT)
Author: Mirsad Hadžikadić,Samir Avdaković
This book presents innovative and interdisciplinary applications of advanced technologies. It includes the scientific outcomes of the 9th DAYS OF BHAAAS (Bosnian-Herzegovinian American Academy of Arts and Sciences) held in Banja Vrućica, Teslić, Bosnia and Herzegovina on May 25–28, 2017. This unique book offers a comprehensive, multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary overview of the latest developments in a broad section of technologies and methodologies, viewed through the prism of applications in computing, networking, information technology, robotics, complex systems, communications, energy, mechanical engineering, economics and medicine, to name just a few.
Design, build, and justify an optimal Microsoft IoT footprint to meet your project needs. This book describes common Internet of Things components and architecture and then focuses on Microsoft’s Azure components relevant in deploying these solutions. Microsoft-specific topics addressed include: deploying edge devices and pushing intelligence to the edge; connecting IoT devices to Azure and landing data there, applying Azure Machine Learning, analytics, and Cognitive Services; roles for Microsoft solution accelerators and managed solutions; and integration of the Azure footprint with legacy infrastructure. The book concludes with a discussion of best practices in defining and developing solutions and creating a plan for success. What You Will Learn Design the right IoT architecture to deliver solutions for a variety of project needs Connect IoT devices to Azure for data collection and delivery of services Use Azure Machine Learning and Cognitive Services to deliver intelligence in cloud-based solutions and at the edge Understand the benefits and tradeoffs of Microsoft's solution accelerators and managed solutions Investigate new use cases that are described and apply best practices in deployment strategies Integrate cutting-edge Azure deployments with existing legacy data sources Who This Book Is For Developers and architects new to IoT projects or new to Microsoft Azure IoT components as well as readers interested in best practices used in architecting IoT solutions that utilize the Azure platform
If you want to discover one of the latest tools designed to produce stunning Big Data insights, this book features everything you need to get to grips with your data. Whether you are a data architect, developer, or a business strategist, HDInsight adds value in everything from development, administration, and reporting.
Microsoft Azure Sentinel Plan, deploy, and operate Azure Sentinel, Microsoft’s advanced cloud-based SIEM Microsoft’s cloud-based Azure Sentinel helps you fully leverage advanced AI to automate threat identification and response — without the complexity and scalability challenges of traditional Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions. Now, three of Microsoft’s leading experts review all it can do, and guide you step-by-step through planning, deployment, and daily operations. Leveraging in-the-trenches experience supporting early customers, they cover everything from configuration to data ingestion, rule development to incident management… even proactive threat hunting to disrupt attacks before you’re exploited. Three of Microsoft’s leading security operations experts show how to: • Use Azure Sentinel to respond to today’s fast-evolving cybersecurity environment, and leverage the benefits of its cloud-native architecture • Review threat intelligence essentials: attacker motivations, potential targets, and tactics, techniques, and procedures • Explore Azure Sentinel components, architecture, design considerations, and initial configuration • Ingest alert log data from services and endpoints you need to monitor • Build and validate rules to analyze ingested data and create cases for investigation • Prevent alert fatigue by projecting how many incidents each rule will generate • Help Security Operation Centers (SOCs) seamlessly manage each incident’s lifecycle • Move towards proactive threat hunting: identify sophisticated threat behaviors and disrupt cyber kill chains before you’re exploited • Do more with data: use programmable Jupyter notebooks and their libraries for machine learning, visualization, and data analysis • Use Playbooks to perform Security Orchestration, Automation and Response (SOAR) • Save resources by automating responses to low-level events • Create visualizations to spot trends, identify or clarify relationships, and speed decisions • Integrate with partners and other third-parties, including Fortinet, AWS, and Palo Alto
Over 50 recipes to drive IoT innovation with Microsoft Azure About This Book Build secure and scalable IoT solutions with Azure IoT platform Learn techniques to build end to end IoT solutions leveraging the Azure IoT platform Filled with practical recipes to help you increase connectivity and automation across IoT devices Who This Book Is For If you are an application developer and want to build robust and secure IoT solution for your organization using Azure IoT, then this book is for you. What You Will Learn Build IoT Solutions using Azure IoT & Services Learn device configuration and communication protocols Understand IoT Suite and Pre-configured solutions Manage Secure Device communications Understand Device management, alerts Introduction with IoT Analytics, reference IoT Architectures Reference Architectures from Industry Pre-Configured IoT Suite solutions In Detail Microsoft's end-to-end IoT platform is the most complete IoT offering, empowering enterprises to build and realize value from IoT solutions efficiently. It is important to develop robust and reliable solutions for your organization to leverage IoT services. This book focuses on how to start building custom solutions using the IoT hub or the preconfigured solution of Azure IoT suite. As a developer, you will be taught how to connect multiple devices to the Azure IoT hub, develop, manage the IoT hub service and integrate the hub with cloud. We will be covering REST APIs along with HTTP, MQTT and AMQP protocols. It also helps you learn Pre-Configured IoT Suite solution. Moving ahead we will be covering topics like:-Process device-to-cloud messages and cloud-to-device messages using .Net-Direct methods and device management-Query Language, Azure IoT SDK for .Net-Creating and managing, Securing IoT hub, IoT Suite and many more. We will be using windows 10 IoT core, Visual Studio, universal Windows platform. At the end, we will take you through IoT analytics and provide a demo of connecting real device with Azure IoT. Style and approach A set of exciting recipes of using Microsoft Azure IoT more effectively.
Sharpen your DevOps knowledge with DevOps Bootcamp About This Book Improve your organization's performance to ensure smooth production of software and services. Learn how Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery practices can be utilized to cultivate the DevOps culture. A fast-paced guide filled with illustrations and best practices to help you consistently ship quality software. Who This Book Is For The book is aimed at IT Developers and Operations—administrators who want to quickly learn and implement the DevOps culture in their organization. What You Will Learn Static Code Analysis using SOnarqube Configure a Maven-based JEE Web Application Perform Continuous Integration using Jenkins and VSTS Install and configure Docker Converge a Chef node using a Chef workstation Accomplish Continuous Delivery in Microsoft Azure VM and Microsoft Azure App Services (Azure Web Apps) using Jenkins Perform Load Testing using Apache JMeter Build and Release Automation using Visual Studio Team Services Monitor Cloud-based resources In Detail DevOps Bootcamp delivers practical learning modules in manageable chunks. Each chunk is delivered in a day, and each day is a productive one. Each day builds your competency in DevOps. You will be able to take the task you learn every day and apply it to cultivate the DevOps culture. Each chapter presents core concepts and key takeaways about a topic in DevOps and provides a series of hands-on exercises. You will not only learn the importance of basic concepts or practices of DevOps but also how to use different tools to automate application lifecycle management. We will start off by building the foundation of the DevOps concepts. On day two, we will perform Continuous Integration using Jenkins and VSTS both by configuring Maven-based JEE Web Application?. We will also integrate Jenkins and Sonar qube for Static Code Analysis. Further, on day three, we will focus on Docker containers where we will install and configure Docker and also create a Tomcat Container to deploy our Java based web application. On day four, we will create and configure the environment for application deployment in AWS and Microsoft Azure Cloud for which we will use Infrastructure as a Service and Open Source Configuration Management tool Chef. For day five, our focus would be on Continuous Delivery. We will automate application deployment in Docker container using Jenkins Plugin, AWS EC2 using Script, AWS Elastic Beanstalk using Jenkins Plugin, Microsoft Azure VM using script, and Microsoft Azure App Services Using Jenkins. We will also configure Continuous Delivery using VSTS. We will then learn the concept of Automated Testing on day six using Apache JMeter and URL-based tests in VSTS. Further, on day seven, we will explore various ways to automate application lifecycle management using orchestration. We will see how Pipeline can be created in Jenkins and VSTS, so the moment Continuous? Integration is completed successfully, Continuous Delivery will start and application will be deployed. On the final day, our focus would be on Security access to Jenkins and Monitoring of CI resources, and cloud-based resources in AWS and Microsoft Azure Platform as a Service. Style and Approach This book is all about fast and intensive learning. This means we don't waste time in helping readers get started. The new content is basically about filling in with highly-effective examples to build new things, solving problems in newer and unseen ways, and solving real-world examples.