[EN] Neverending free-ebook-story (part4)

New post from my irregular series. Have you read all books from my previous lists in part1 part2 and part3 ? Even if not, get the new books quickly. The only one problem is place on ebok reader – my Kindle Fire have less and less place every week.

Pro Git
Scott Chacon, Ben Straub 
The entire Pro Git book, written by Scott Chacon and Ben Straub and published by Apress, is available here. All content is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike 3.0 license. Print versions of the book are available on Amazon.com.

Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2014Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2014
Ross Mistry and Stacia Misner
In this book, the authors explain how SQL Server 2014 incorporates in-memory technology to boost performance in online transactional processing (OLTP) and data-warehouse solutions. They also describe how it eases the transition from on-premises solutions to the cloud with added support for hybrid environments. Downoload:
the PDF the EPUB the Mobi

Building Cloud Apps with Microsoft AzureBuilding Cloud Apps with Microsoft Azure
Scott Guthrie, Mark Simms, Tom Dykstra, Rick Anderson, and Mike Wasson
This ebook walks you through a patterns-based approach to building real-world cloud solutions. The patterns apply to the development process as well as to architecture and coding practices. The content is based on a presentation developed by Scott Guthrie. Download: the PDF the EPUB the Mobi

Introducing Microsoft Azure HDInsightIntroducing Microsoft Azure HDInsight
Avkash Chauhan, Valentine Fontama, Michele Hart, Wee Hyong Tok, and Buck Woody
In Introducing Microsoft Azure HDInsight, we cover what big data really means, how you can use it to your advantage in your company or organization, and one of the services you can use to do that quickly—specifically, Microsoft’s HDInsight service. Donload: the PDF the EPUB the Mobi Companion Files

Introducing Windows Azure for IT ProfessionalsIntroducing Windows Azure for IT Professionals
Mitch Tulloch with the Windows Azure Team
Get a high-level overview of Windows Azure—and get a running start with this flexible cloud platform. Designed for IT professionals, this guide introduces core features and functionality, with technical insights and advice from a Microsoft MVP and members of the Windows Azure team. Download: the PDF the EPUB the Mobi Companion Files 

Rethinking Enterprise Storage: A Hybrid Cloud ModelRethinking Enterprise Storage: A Hybrid Cloud Model
Marc Farley

Discover how a hybrid cloud model—combining cloud storage services with traditional on-premise storage—can solve multiple storage challenges cost-effectively, all under a single data management system. Focusing on the Microsoft hybrid cloud storage solution, this book offers concise insights on technical, strategic, and practical considerations—so you can begin evaluating potential benefits to your organization. Download: the PDF  the EPUB the Mobi

Productive SharePoint Collaboration book coverProductive SharePoint Collaboration
Steve Goodyear 
It’s free SharePoint training guide for beginners, offering a conceptual overview and step-by-step guidance for common SharePoint team site collaboration tasks. You can download a free copy to your e-reading device from the following distributors: Amazon Kindle | Apple iBooks | Google Play | Barnes & Noble Nook | Kobo If you prefer print copies, you can order copies from Lulu’s print on demand service.

[EN] Year 2015. Saturdays not only with SQL, but with SharePoint too.

LOGO__SharePointSaturday_Stockholm2015Last year I attended for my first SharePoint Saturday in Hinckley (England). Different kind of “Community Saturday” but very, very interesting. Seven sessions, in eight tracks with many SharePoint MVP’s from United Kingdom and Europe. Very good quality of content, different topics, something for Dev, something for Arch, something for ITPro. This event was a little similar to SQLRelay in Southampton: even SQLRelay in Southampton was not in Southampton but in Winchester, and even was not held in Winchester but after crossing Strawberry Hill district… SharePoint Saturday in Hinckley was not held in Hinckley, but after significant roundabount (peoples from SQLRelay Fun Bus knows what it means). After few years of very often trip’ing in UK, I’m starting to understand this methodology. But… nevermind. I can do many things, spend a lot of time and do it my best for great community events.

Even SharePoint Saturday idea is not (not yet in my opinion) big as SQL Saturday, I’m impressed:

  • 11th Oct Cincinnati
  • 11th Oct Omaha
  • 11th Oct Redmond
  • 12th Apr SPS Gulf
  • 12th AprBoston
  • 12th Jul Toronto
  • 13th Sep Cape Town
  • 17th May Baltimore
  • 17th May Dubai
  • 17th May Tashkent
  • 18th Oct Canberra
  • 18th Oct Nairobi
  • 20th Sep Charlotte
  • 20th Sep Durban
  • 20th Sep New Jersey
  • 21st Jun Atlanta
  • 21st Jun Baton Rouge
  • 21st Jun Perth
  • 23rd Aug Columbus
  • 24th May Vianen
  • 26th Apr Brussels
  • 26th Jul New York City
  • 27th Sep Jersey
  • 27th Sep Richmond
  • 29th Mar Jamaica
  • 2nd Aug Melbourne
  • 30th Aug Bermuda
  • 31st May Brisbane
  • 31st May Calgary
  • 31st May Sacramento
  • 3rd May Durham
  • 4th Oct Bend
  • 4th Oct South Florida
  • 5th Apr Nashville
  • 5th Apr Philadelphia
  • 6th Sep Cairo
  • 6th Sep Chicago
  • 6th Sep Johannesburg
  • 7th Jun Chevy Chase
  • 8th May Lahore

List above is the list of past events! My nearest plan is SQL Saturday in Stockholm. Because WE LOVE SharePoint – date is perfect: 14th February! I knew heard about few of the speakers (incomplete list of sessions and speakers below), and I read few blogs of they and I knew personally two  or three. Both list (session ans speakers) looks attractive:

  Bill Ayers (MCSM, MCT)
#SPSSTHLM13: SharePoint To Go: Building Mobile SharePoint Solutions
   Marius Constantinescu (MCT, MVP)
#SPSSTHLM02: Create Azure-hosted modern Cloud Business web apps for Office 365
   Maarten Eekels
#SPSSTHLM10: Yammer integration options in SharePoint
   Ashley Evans
#SPSSTHLM21: K2: Office 365 – Workflow and Case management meets Power BI
   Toni Frankola (MCT, MVP)
#SPSSTHLM15: SharePoint Governance Myth-busting
 Donald Hessing (MCSM)
#SPSSTHLM06: Load and performance testing for SharePoint 2013 with Visual Studio
   Adis Jugo (MVP)
#SPSSTHLM14: It’s not your father’s SharePoint: Architrecting cloud-only solutions for information workers of new generation
#SPSSTHLM15: SharePoint Governance Myth-busting
   Edin Kapic (MCT, MVP)
#SPSSTHLM07: How to Build Maintainable and Testable Custom SharePoint Components
   Peter Brinch  Larsen
#SPSSTHLM11: SharePoint Environments As A Service
   Andrei Markeev (MVP) Andrei Markeev
#SPSSTHLM08: Mixing power of CSR with flexibility of KnockoutJs: three examples.
 Waldek Mastykarz (MVP)
#SPSSTHLM05: Being creative with Delve and the Office Graph
   Agnes Molnar (MCT, MVP)
#SPSSTHLM12: Is Enterprise Search Dead???
   Jasper Oosterveld (MVP)
#SPSSTHLM01: SharePoint Online: a Friend or a Foe?
   Paolo Pialorsi (MCSM, MCT)
#SPSSTHLM17: Inside SharePoint Apps Security
#SPSSTHLM18: Andvanced SharePoint Workflow Scenarios
   Jesper Schioett
#SPSSTHLM09: Yes! SharePoint Projects on time, on budget and with happy customers
 Albert-Jan Schot (MVP)
#SPSSTHLM16: Search Intents with Apps
   Ari Seror
#SPSSTHLM20: CoSign by ARX: Your most successful SharePoint project: Sign documents online
   Marwan Tarek (MVP)
#SPSSTHLM22: Build engaging dashboards and reports using Office 365 Power BI
   Thomas Vochten (MCT, MVP)
#SPSSTHLM04: SharePoint Apps for the IT Pro – Beyond the basics with Provider Hosted apps
   Wictor Wiln (MCSM, MCT, MVP)
#SPSSTHLM05: Being creative with Delve and the Office Graph
 Hugh Wood
#SPSSTHLM19: SharePoint JavaScript, doing it right


Cannot wait for new, high quality event! And this event will not be last: based of SharePoint Saturday Event Page {HERE} some locations are very inspirational…


And all of those awill happen in first quarter of current year.

PS. Almost forgot: All tickets have been sold in few hours. But new pack of 100 tickets will be ready soon here:

Tickets will be available on Thursday, 15th of January 2015 at 1pm

[EN] TechDays Online is back!

This post is re-printing informations from Microsoft Events page. After long break Microsoft TechDays Online is back for 2015. What is this? Probably some of you remember Microsoft TechNet Conferences (about 1999-2004) and/or Microsoft TechDays Conferences. All happened in offline mode – in Poland in few different cities. Now, in 21st Century, in the Era of Internet – we can meet online.

Based on information form organizers: Microsoft UK:

Microsoft TechDays Online is back.  This is the 4th implementation of our three-day online technical conference for IT Pros and Developers who are keen to  know the latest information on developments in Microsoft products and development platforms for cloud, mobility, apps, IT infrastructure and much more.  Our virtual technology event provides a unique opportunity for IT Pros and software developers to hear about and experience the latest developments across the wide range of Microsoft products and platforms from our latest devices to our hyper-scale cloud.

Agenda is amazing:

Day 1 (Tuesday February 3) – Devices and Managing a Mobile-First World | 09:30-17:30
Overview of the Day
Keynote: The repositioning of Microsoft and what this means for IT Pros and Devs
Windows 10 Client Innovations
Enterprise Mobility
The Internet of Things
Microsoft Azure Remote App
Microsoft Azure RMS   
Microsoft Azure AD
Microsoft Intune/SCCM
Wrap up of day 1 – Part 1

Day 1 Evening (Tuesday February 3) – An evening with Office 365 | 18:30-20:45
Migration of your mailboxes to Office 365
Building online collaboration inside Office 365
Keeping in touch with the online world
Final thoughts for the day
Day 2 (Wednesday February 4) – The Journey to the Cloud-first World | 09:30-17:30
Overview of the Day
What’s new Windows Server /Hyper –V -  a technical preview
How to find out what’s happening in your datacentre with Azure Insights
Host your own cloud with the Windows Azure Pack
Taking scripting to the next level with Service Management / Azure Automation                                                                           
A new home for your old applications
20% + of Azure runs on Linux  – why is this important and how to do it well?
DevOps in Microsoft Azure with Chef and Puppet for heterogeneous cloud environments
Make Azure your DMZ
Microsoft Corporate Keynote
Wrap up of Day 2

Day 3 (Thursday December 5) – Multi-device, Cross-platform Development | 09:30-17:30
Overview of the Day
Creating x-platform apps with Visual Studio
Visual Studio ALM
Building next-generation apps with .NET and ASP.NET
Debugging web apps
’Roslyn’ .NET compiler update
Data Science Track
Dev. community feedback – session based on community ideas
Microsoft Corporate Keynote

And Speakers are amazing too:

Paul Foster  (Microsoft UK), Robert Hogg  (Black Marble), Justin Zarb, Richard Astbury (MVP), Rick Hepworth (MVP), Steve Beaumont (MVP), Ed Baker  (Microsoft UK), Andrew Fryer  (Microsoft UK), Patrick Lownds (MVP), Sam Erskine (MVP), Gordon McKenna (MVP), Jonathan Noble (MVP), Boris Devouge (MVP), Tarun Arora (MVP), Jeffrey Snover (MVP), Simon Skinner (MVP), Susan Smith (Microsoft UK), Martin Beeby (Microsoft UK) Martin Hinshelwood (MVP), Richard Fennell (MVP), Omar Al Zabir (MVP), Bianca Furtuna (Microsoft UK), Martin Kearn (Microsoft UK), Martin Beeby (Microsoft UK), Scott Hanselman

Event is free, just get three training day from your boss, register and join for free at 3rd, 4th and 5th February 2015. And here is the event link: http://bit.ly/TechDaysOnlline2015