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Windows Server 2022 & Powershell All-in-One For Dummies

Published 03-29-2022

All the essentials for administering Windows Server 2022 in one book

Looking for a little help installing, configuring, securing, or running a network running Windows Server 2022? Windows Server 2022 & PowerShell All-in-One For Dummies delivers a thorough guide to network administration in a single, convenient book. Whether you need to start from scratch and install a new server or want to jump right into a more advanced topiclike managing security or working in Windows PowerShellyou'll find what you need right here.

In this 8-books-in-1 compilation, you'll:

  • Learn what you need to install and set up a brand-new Windows server installation
  • Configure your Windows Server and customize its settings based on your needs and preferences
  • Discover how to install, configure, and work with Containers

The perfect book for server and system admins looking for a quick reference on Windows Server operation, this book is also a great resource for networking newcomers learning their way around the server software they'll encounter daily.

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Networking All-in-One For Dummies

Published 05-04-2021

Your ultimate one-stop networking reference  

Designed to replace that groaning shelf-load of dull networking books you’d otherwise have to buy and house, Networking All-in-One For Dummies covers all the basic and not-so-basic information you need to get a network up and running. It also helps you keep it running as it grows more complicated, develops bugs, and encounters all the fun sorts of trouble you expect from a complex system. Ideal both as a starter for newbie administrators and as a handy quick reference for pros, this book is built for speed, allowing you to get past all the basics—like installing and configuring hardware and software, planning your network design, and managing cloud services—so you can get on with what your network is actually intended to do.  

In a friendly, jargon-free style, Doug Lowe—an experienced IT Director and prolific tech author—covers the essential, up-to-date information for networking in systems such as Linux and Windows 10 and clues you in on best practices for security, mobile, and more. Each of the nine minibooks demystifies the basics of one key area of network management.   

  • Plan and administrate your network 
  • Implement virtualization 
  • Get your head around networking in the Cloud 
  • Lock down your security protocols  

The best thing about this book? You don’t have to read it all at once to get things done; once you’ve solved the specific issue at hand, you can put it down again and get on with your life. And the next time you need it, it’ll have you covered.  

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Cloud Computing For Dummies

Published 08-04-2020

Get your head—and your business—into the Cloud 

Cloud computing is no longer just a clever new toy in the world of IT infrastructure. Despite the nebulous name, it’s become a real and important part of our information architecture—and tech professionals who ignore it or try to skim their way through risk falling behind rapidly. The new edition of Cloud Computing For Dummies gets you up to speed fast, clarifying your Cloud options, showing you where can save you time and money, giving you ways to frame your decisions, and helping you avoid weeks of research. 

In a friendly, easy-to-follow style, Cloud Computing For Dummies, 2nd Edition demystifies the Cloud’s virtual landscape, breaking up a complex and multi-layered topic into simple explanations that will make the various benefits clear and ultimately guide you toward making the most appropriate choices for your organization.  

  • Know the business case for the Cloud 
  • Understand hybrid and multi-cloud options 
  • Develop your Cloud strategy 
  • Get tips on best practices 

The Cloud is everywhere, and it can deliver amazing benefits to our lives and businesses. Get a much clearer vision of exactly how with Cloud Computing For Dummies—and you’ll begin to see that the sky really is the limit!  

 

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Networking For Dummies

Published 07-21-2020

Set up a secure network at home or the office 

Fully revised to cover Windows 10 and Windows Server 2019, this new edition of the trusted Networking For Dummies helps both beginning network administrators and home users to set up and maintain a network. Updated coverage of broadband and wireless technologies, as well as storage and back-up procedures, ensures that you’ll learn how to build a wired or wireless network, secure and optimize it, troubleshoot problems, and much more. 

From connecting to the Internet and setting up a wireless network to solving networking problems and backing up your data—this #1 bestselling guide covers it all.

  • Build a wired or wireless network
  • Secure and optimize your network
  • Set up a server and manage Windows user accounts
  • Use the cloud—safely 

Written by a seasoned technology author—and jam-packed with tons of helpful step-by-step instructions—this is the book network administrators and everyday computer users will turn to again and again.

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Microsoft Azure For Dummies

Published 03-24-2020

Your roadmap to Microsoft Azure 

Azure is Microsoft’s flagship cloud computing platform. With over 600 services available to over 44 geographic regions, it would take a library of books to cover the entire Azure ecosystem.  Microsoft Azure For Dummies offers a shortcut to getting familiar with Azure’s core product offerings used by the majority of its subscribers. It’s a perfect choice for those looking to gain a quick, basic understanding of this ever-evolving public cloud platform.

Written by a Microsoft MVP and Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect, Microsoft Azure For Dummies covers building virtual networks, configuring cloud-based virtual machines, launching and scaling web applications, migrating on-premises services to Azure, and keeping your Azure resources secure and compliant. 

  • Migrate your applications and services to Azure with confidence
  • Manage virtual machines smarter than you've done on premises
  • Deploy web applications that scale dynamically to save you money and effort
  • Apply Microsoft's latest security technologies to ensure compliance to maintain data privacy

With more and more businesses making the leap to run their applications and services on Microsoft Azure, basic understanding of the technology is becoming essential. Microsoft Azure For Dummies offers a fast and easy first step into the Microsoft public cloud.

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Windows Server 2019 & PowerShell All-in-One For Dummies

Published 04-30-2019

Your one-stop reference for Windows Server 2019 and PowerShell know-how

Windows Server 2019 & PowerShell All-in-One For Dummies offers a single reference to help you build and expand your knowledge of all things Windows Server, including the all-important PowerShell framework. Written by an information security pro and professor who trains aspiring system administrators, this book covers the broad range of topics a system administrator needs to know to run Windows Server 2019, including how to install, configure, and secure a system. This book includes coverage of:

  • Installing & Setting Up Windows Server
  • Configuring Windows Server 2019
  • Administering Windows Server 2019
  • Configuring Networking
  • Managing Security
  • Working with Windows PowerShell
  • Installing and Administering Hyper-V
  • Installing, Configuring, and Using Containers

If you’re a budding or experienced system administrator looking to build or expand your knowledge of Windows Server, this book has you covered.

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AWS For Developers For Dummies

Published 08-14-2017

Everything you need to get running with IaaS for Amazon Web Services

Modern businesses rely on Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)—a setup in which someone else foots the bill to create application environments—and developers are expected to know how to write both platform-specific and IaaS-supported applications. If you're a developer who writes desktop and web applications but have little-to-no experience with cloud development, this book is an essential tool in getting started in the IaaS environment with Amazon Web Services.

In Amazon Web Services For Developers For Dummies, you'll quickly and easily get up to speed on which language or platform will work best to meet a specific need, how to work with management consoles, ways you'll interact with services at the command line, how to create applications with the AWS API, and so much more.

  • Assess development options to produce the kind of result that's actually needed
  • Use the simplest approach to accomplish any given task
  • Automate tasks using something as simple as the batch processing features offered by most platforms
  • Create example applications using JavaScript, Python, and R
  • Discover how to use the XML files that appear in the management console to fine tune your configuration

Making sense of Amazon Web Services doesn't have to be as difficult as it seems—and this book shows you how.

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AWS For Admins For Dummies

Published 10-31-2016

Easily get your head in the Cloud with Amazon Web Services

With Amazon Web Services (AWS), you can do everything from backing up your personal hard drive to creating a full-fledged IT department in the Cloud. And while major corporations like Adobe and Netflix have turned to AWS for their Cloud computing needs, it isn't just for private companies. Amazon Web Services For Dummies is the singular resource that shows real people with real businesses how to use on-demand IT resources to help their companies grow.

If you're like most people just getting their feet wet with this service, your first question is likely to be, "How do I get started with AWS?" This book answers that question—and a multitude more—in language you can understand and shows you how to put this Cloud computing service to work for you right away. AWS is immense and, naturally, intimidating, but with the help of this book, you'll peel back its many layers in no time!

  • Provides overviews that explain what tasks the services perform and how they relate to each other
  • Offers specific paths to follow in order to obtain a particular installation result
  • Gets you started without making a huge investment
  • Reduces the risk of failure by ensuring you understand available options as part of the configuration and usage process

Stop wasting time and resources on hardware and software that's quickly outdated. Get started with AWS today!

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TCP / IP For Dummies

Published 08-11-2009

Packed with the latest information on TCP/IP standards and protocols

TCP/IP is a hot topic, because it's the glue that holds the Internet and the Web together, and network administrators need to stay on top of the latest developments. TCP/IP For Dummies, 6th Edition, is both an introduction to the basics for beginners as well as the perfect go-to resource for TCP/IP veterans.

The book includes the latest on Web protocols and new hardware, plus very timely information on how TCP/IP secures connectivity for blogging, vlogging, photoblogging, and social networking. Step-by-step instructions show you how to install and set up TCP/IP on clients and servers; build security with encryption, authentication, digital certificates, and signatures; handle new voice and mobile technologies, and much more.

  • Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) is the de facto standard transmission medium worldwide for computer-to-computer communications; intranets, private internets, and the Internet are all built on TCP/IP
  • The book shows you how to install and configure TCP/IP and its applications on clients and servers; explains intranets, extranets, and virtual private networks (VPNs); provides step-by-step information on building and enforcing security; and covers all the newest protocols
  • You'll learn how to use encryption, authentication, digital certificates, and signatures to set up a secure Internet credit card transaction

Find practical security tips, a Quick Start Security Guide, and still more in this practical guide.

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