Secure and manage your Azure cloud infrastructure, Office 365, and SaaS-based applications and devices. This book focuses on security in the Azure cloud, covering aspects such as identity protection in Azure AD, network security, storage security, unified security management through Azure Security Center, and many more. Beginning Security with Microsoft Technologies begins with an introduction to some common security challenges and then discusses options for addressing them. You will learn about Office Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), the importance of device-level security, and about various products such as Device Guard, Intune, Windows Defender, and Credential Guard. As part of this discussion you´ll cover how secure boot can help an enterprise with pre-breach scenarios. Next, you will learn how to set up Office 365 to address phishing and spam, and you will gain an understanding of how to protect your company´s Windows devices. Further, you will also work on enterprise-level protection, including how advanced threat analytics aids in protection at the enterprise level. Finally, you´ll see that there are a variety of ways in which you can protect your information. After reading this book you will be able to understand the security components involved in your infrastructure and apply methods to implement security solutions. What You Will Learn Keep corporate data and user identities safe and secure Identify various levels and stages of attacks Safeguard information using Azure Information Protection, MCAS, and Windows Information Protection, regardless of your location Use advanced threat analytics, Azure Security Center, and Azure ATP Who This Book Is For Administrators who want to build secure infrastructure at multiple levels such as email security, device security, cloud infrastructure security, and more.
Attention all SQL Pros, DAX is not just for writing Excel-based formulas! Get hands-on learning and expert advice on how to use the vast capabilities of the DAX language to solve common data modeling challenges. Beginning DAX with Power BI teaches key concepts such as mapping techniques from SQL to DAX, filtering, grouping, joining, pivoting, and using temporary tables, all aimed at the SQL professional. Join author Philip Seamark as he guides you on a journey through typical business data transformation scenarios and challenges, and teaches you, step-by-step, how to resolve challenges using DAX. Tips, tricks, and shortcuts are included and explained, along with examples of the SQL equivalent, in order to accelerate learning. Examples in the book range from beginner to advanced, with plenty of detailed explanation when walking through each scenario. What You´ll Learn Turbocharge your Power BI model by adding advanced DAX programming techniques Know when to use calculated measures versus calculated columns Generate new tables on the fly from existing data Optimize, monitor, and tune Power BI to improve performance of your models Discover new ideas, tricks, and time-saving techniques for better models Who This Book Is For Business intelligence developers, business analysts, or any SQL user who wants to use Power BI as a reporting tool. A solid understanding of SQL is recommended, as examples throughout the book include the DAX equivalents to SQL problem/solution scenarios.
Even if you have little or no knowledge of T-SQL, Beginning T-SQL 2008 will bring you up to intermediate level and teach you best practices along the way. You´ll learn how to write code that will help you to achieve the best-performing applications possible. You´ll find an introduction to databases, normalization, and SQL Server Management Studio. You´ll understand how data is stored in a database and learn how to use at least one of the available tools to get to that data. Each subsequent chapter teaches an aspect of T-SQL, building on the skills learned in previous chapters. Exercises are included in each chapter because the only way to learn T-SQL is to write some code. This book will do more than just give the syntax and examples. It will teach you techniques to help you avoid common errors and create robust and well-performing code. Imparts best practices for writing T-SQL Helps readers avoid common errors Shows how to write scalable code that yields good performance
Develop applications and experiences for Microsoft´s HoloLens and other Windows mixed reality devices. This easy-to-follow guide removes the mystery behind creating amazing augmented reality experiences. Mixed reality development tools and resources are provided. Beginning Windows Mixed Reality Programming clearly explains all the nuances of mixed reality software development. You´ll learn how to create 3D objects and holograms, interact with holograms using voice commands and hand gestures, use spatial mapping and 3D spatial sound, build with Microsoft´s HoloToolkit, create intuitive user interfaces, and make truly awe-inspiring mixed reality experiences. Start building the holographic future today! What You Will Learn Prototype ideas quickly Get started with Unity, the preferred tool for animating 3D objects. Explore where to find 3D models for your project, or make your own! Use spatial sound, voice commands, and gestures Build with the HoloToolkit to make apps the easy way Publish to the Windows Store and make money from your app Who This Book Is For Programmers with little or no graphics or mixed reality experience
Use a step-by-step process to create and deploy your first Azure IoT Edge solution. Modern day developers and architects in today´s cloud-focused world must understand when it makes sense to leverage the cloud. Computing on the edge is a new paradigm for most people. The Azure IoT Edge platform uses many existing technologies that may be familiar to developers, but understanding how to leverage those technologies in an edge computing scenario can be challenging. Beginning Azure IoT Edge Computing demystifies computing on the edge and explains, through concrete examples and exercises, how and when to leverage the power of intelligent edge computing. It introduces the possibilities of intelligent edge computing using the Azure IoT Edge platform, and guides you through hands-on exercises to make edge computing approachable, understandable, and highly useful. Through user-friendlydiscussion you will not only understand how to build edge solutions, but also when to build them. By explaining some common solution patterns, the decision on when to use the cloud and when to avoid the cloud will become much clearer. What You´ll Learn Create and deploy Azure IoT Edge solutions Recognize when to leverage the intelligent edge pattern and when to avoid it Leverage the available developer tooling to develop and debug IoT Edge solutions Know which off-the-shelf edge computing modules are available Become familiar with some of the lesser-known device protocols used in conjunction with edge computing Understand how to securely deploy and bootstrap an IoT Edge device Explore related topics such as containers and secure device provisioning Who This Book Is For Developers or architects who want to understand edge computing and when and where to use it. Readers should be familiar with C# or Python and have a high-level understanding of the Azure IoT platform.
Gain a gentle introduction to the world of Artificial Intelligence (AI) using the Raspberry Pi as the computing platform. Most of the major AI topics will be explored, including expert systems, machine learning both shallow and deep, fuzzy logic control, and more! AI in action will be demonstrated using the Python language on the Raspberry Pi. The Prolog language will also be introduced and used to demonstrate fundamental AI concepts. In addition, the Wolfram language will be used as part of the deep machine learning demonstrations. A series of projects will walk you through how to implement AI concepts with the Raspberry Pi. Minimal expense is needed for the projects as only a few sensors and actuators will be required. Beginners and hobbyists can jump right in to creating AI projects with the Raspberry PI using this book. What You´ll Learn What AI is and-as importantly-what it is not Inference and expert systems Machine learning both shallow and deep Fuzzy logic and how to apply to an actual control system When AI might be appropriate to include in a system Constraints and limitations of the Raspberry Pi AI implementation Who This Book Is For Hobbyists, makers, engineers involved in designing autonomous systems and wanting to gain an education in fundamental AI concepts, and non-technical readers who want to understand what AI is and how it might affect their lives.
Beginning Visual Basic 2008 Databases teaches you everything you need to know about relational databases, SQL, and ADO.NET 2.0. It gives you a sound start in developing console and Windows database applications. The book also includes chapters on the new SQL Server XML data type and the forthcoming LINQ enhancements to the next version of Visual Basic. In addition to teaching you such basics as using SQL to communicate with databases, this book provides you with detailed, code-practical techniques to access data in VB 2008 across a range of coding situations.
Start developing with Oracle SQL. This book is a one-stop introduction to everything you need to know about getting started developing an Oracle Database. You´ll learn about foundational concepts, setting up a simple schema, adding data, reading data from the database, and making changes. No experience with databases is required to get started. Examples in the book are built around Oracle Live SQL, a freely available, online sandbox for practicing and experimenting with SQL statements, and Oracle Express Edition, a free version of Oracle Database that is available for download. A marquee feature of Beginning Oracle SQL for Oracle Database 18c is the small chapter size. Content is divided into easily digestible chunks that can be read and practiced in very short intervals of time, making this the ideal book for a busy professional to learn from. Even just a 15-20 minute block of free time can be put to good use. Author Ben Brumm begins by helping you understand what a database is, and getting you set up with a sandbox in which to practice the SQL that you are learning. From there, easily digestible chapters cover, point-by-point, the different aspects of writing queries to get data out of a database. You´ll also learn about creating tables and getting data into the database. Crucial topics such as working with nulls and writing analytic queries are given the attention they deserve, helping you to avoid pitfalls when writing queries for production use. What You´ll Learn Create, update, and delete tables in an Oracle database Add, update, delete data from those database tables Query and view data stored in your database Manipulate and transform data using in-built database functions and features Correctly choose when to use Oracle-specific syntax and features Who This Book Is For Those new to Oracle who are planning to develop software using Oracle as the back-end data store. The book is also for those who are getting started in software development and realize they need to learn some kind of database language. Those who are learning software development on the side of their normal job, or learning it as a college student, who are ready to learn what a database is and how to use it also will find this book useful.
This book provides readers with an introductory resource for learning how to create compelling games using the open source Python programming language and Pygame games development library. Authored by industry veteran and Python expert Will McGugan, readers are treated to a comprehensive, practical introduction to games development using these popular technologies. They can also capitalize upon numerous tips and tricks the author has accumulated over his career creating games for some of the world´s largest gaming developers.