Microsoft Public Cloud Services (Paperback)

Setting Up Your Business in the Cloud (It Best Practices - Microsoft Press)

By Blain Barton

Microsoft Press, 9780735697058, 320pp.

Publication Date: June 20, 2015

List Price: 39.99*
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Use Microsoft cloud services to help build a more competitive, agile business
Grow your business with Microsoft public cloud services--without costly new hardware or IT staff. Discover high-value services including Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Intune, Azure, OneDrive for Business, and Windows Server 2012 R2 in the cloud. Set up your work environment, build websites, customize apps, market online, and more

This Microsoft book:
  • Walks you through setting up your business in the cloud
  • Presents easy instructions to help you get started fast
  • Links online demos, hands-on labs, and additional free training through the Microsoft Virtual Academy
  • Covers all types of Microsoft public cloud services: software as a service (SaaS), infrastructure as a service (IaaS), and platform as a service (PaaS)

Get the benefits of new technology without the hassles
  • Deliver powerful Office 365 productivity tools on smartphones, tablets, and PCs
  • Store files by using the built-in security features of Microsoft OneDrive for Business
  • Collaborate via Skype for Business and Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online
  • Manage all your Windows, iOS, and Android devices with Microsoft Intune
  • Create virtual servers to handle your workload tasks
  • Quickly extend business software to new users by using Microsoft Azure RemoteApp
  • Access and use cloud applications from within the Azure Application Gallery
  • Build new websites by using Azure Websites
  • Develop mobile apps by using Windows App Studio

About the Author

Blain Barton is a Senior Technical Evangelist with Microsoft. He has been with Microsoft for more than 20 years, serving the IT Pro Community. He has a radio show, has presented at hundreds of technical events, and has received numerous speaking awards throughout his career. Blain's blog can be found at