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Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-484--and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of programming Windows Store apps using C#. Designed for experienced software developers ready to advance their status, Exam Ref focuses on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the MCSD level. Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives: Design Windows Store Apps Develop Windows Store Apps Create the User Interface Program the User Interaction Manage Security and Data This Microsoft Exam Ref: Organizes its coverage by exam objectives. Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge you. Includes a 15% exam discount from Microsoft. Offer expires 12/31/2017.
Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-483--and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of programming in C#. Designed for experienced software developers ready to advance their status, Exam Ref focuses on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the Microsoft Specialist level. Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives: Manage Program Flow Create and Use Types Debug Applications and Implement Security Implement Data Access This Microsoft Exam Ref: Organizes its coverage by exam objectives. Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge you. Includes a 15% exam discount from Microsoft. Offer expires 12/31/2017.
Your guide to quickly turn data into results. Transform your skills, data, and business--and create your own BI solutions using software you already know and love: Microsoft Excel. Two business intelligence (BI) experts take you inside PowerPivot functionality for Excel® 2013, with a focus on real world scenarios, problem-solving, and data modeling. You'll learn how to quickly turn mass quantities of data into meaningful information and on-the-job results--no programming required! Understand the differences between PowerPivot for Self Service BI and SQL Server Analysis Services for Corporate BI Extend your existing data-analysis skills to create your own BI solutions Quickly manipulate large data sets, often in millions of rows Perform simple-to-sophisticated calculations and what-if analysis Create complex reporting systems with data modeling and Data Analysis Expressions Share your results effortlessly across your organization using Microsoft SharePoint®
Build and optimize Windows Phone 8 apps for performance and security Drill into Windows Phone 8 design and architecture, and learn best practices for building phone apps for consumers and the enterprise. Written by two senior members of the core Windows Phone Developer Platform team, this hands-on book gets you up to speed on the Windows 8 core features and application model, and shows you how to build apps with managed code in C# and native code in C++. You'll also learn how to incorporate Windows Phone 8 features such as speech, the Wallet, and in-app purchase. Discover how to: Create UIs with unique layouts, controls, and gesture support Manage databinding with the Model View ViewModel pattern Build apps that target Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 7 Use built-in sensors, including the accelerometer and camera Consume web services and connect to social media apps Share code across Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 apps Build and deploy company hub apps for the enterprise Start developing games using Direct3D Test your app and submit it to the Windows Phone Store
Demonstrate your expertise with the 2007 Microsoft Office system! This comprehensive study guide covers all the Microsoft® Office Specialist Study Guide exams for Microsoft Office, including Word 2007, Excel® 2007, Outlook® 2007, PowerPoint® 2007, and Access® 2007. For each exam, you'll build the skills and knowledge measured by its objectives through a series of step-by-step exercises, practice questions, and real-world scenarios. Easy-to-follow screen shots and explanations bring key concepts to life and expertly guide you through the material. The CD includes the practice files for all the book's lessons. Earn the premier credential and showcase your expertise in the popular Microsoft Office programs! A Note Regarding the CD or DVD The print version of this book ships with a CD or DVD. For those customers purchasing one of the digital formats in which this book is available, we are pleased to offer the CD/DVD content as a free download via O'Reilly Media's Digital Distribution services. To download this content, please visit O'Reilly's web site, search for the title of this book to find its catalog page, and click on the link below the cover image (Examples, Companion Content, or Practice Files). Note that while we provide as much of the media content as we are able via free download, we are sometimes limited by licensing restrictions. Please direct any questions or concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conquer Microsoft SharePoint 2013 administration--from the inside out! Dive into SharePoint 2013 administration--and really put your systems expertise to work! This supremely organized reference packs hundreds of timesaving solutions, troubleshooting tips, and workarounds. Discover how the experts deploy, configure, and manage SharePoint--and challenge yourself to new levels of mastery. Automate the installation and configuration of SharePoint 2013 Effectively manage SharePoint apps and custom solutions Optimize farms, web apps, content databases, and site collections Use methods to help users attain productive search experiences Configure business intelligence features in SharePoint 2013 Dive deep into SharePoint security practices and architecture Add SharePoint Online to your existing SharePoint environment Manage User Profiles and the SharePoint social experience Monitor and troubleshoot SharePoint with insider tips For Intermediate to Advanced IT Professionals
<p>Discover what’s new and what’s changed in SharePoint 2013—and begin using these cutting-edge techniques to improve organizational collaboration and effectiveness. Led by a Microsoft MVP for SharePoint, you'll learn how to take advantage of important new features and functionality.</p>
Your hands-on guide to Entity Framework fundamentals Expand your expertise--and teach yourself the fundamentals of the Microsoft ADO.NET Entity Framework 5. If you have previous programming experience but are new to the Entity Framework, this tutorial delivers the step-by-step guidance and coding exercises you need to master core topics and techniques. Discover how to: Access data in a managed way--using minimal code Apply three workflows supported by the Entity Framework Perform essential tasks with full automation in place Manipulate data with both LINQ and Entity SQL Create examples that rely on Table-Valued Functions Determine the remedies for Entity-specific exceptions Explore the use of optimistic and pessimistic concurrency Define mappings between your applications and data sources
Experience learning made easy--and quickly teach yourself how to stay organized and stay connected using Outlook 2013. With Step by Step, you set the pace--building and practicing the skills you need, just when you them! Includes downloadable practice files and a companion eBook. Set up your email and social media accounts Send, search, filter, and organize messages Manage one or more calendars, and share your schedule Help protect your inbox and outbox Create and track tasks, to-do lists, and appointments
Experience learning made easy--and quickly teach yourself how to build your own database with Access 2013. With Step by Step, you set the pace--building and practicing the skills you need, just when you them! Includes downloadable practice files and a companion eBook. Build a database from scratch or ready templates Create easy-to-use data-entry forms Write queries to extract and manipulate data Design reports to summarize data in effective ways Import data from other databases and documents
Your essential guide to key programming features in Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 Take your database programming skills to a new level--and build customized applications using the developer tools introduced with SQL Server 2012. This hands-on reference shows you how to design, test, and deploy SQL Server databases through tutorials, practical examples, and code samples. If you're an experienced SQL Server developer, this book is a must-read for learning how to design and build effective SQL Server 2012 applications. Discover how to: Build and deploy databases using the SQL Server Data Tools IDE Query and manipulate complex data with powerful Transact-SQL enhancements Integrate non-relational features, including native file streaming and geospatial data types Consume data with Microsoft ADO.NET, LINQ, and Entity Framework Deliver data using Windows® Communication Foundation (WCF) Data Services and WCF RIA Services Move your database to the cloud with Windows AzureTM SQL Database Develop Windows Phone cloud applications using SQL Data Sync Use SQL Server BI components, including xVelocity in-memory technologies
Your essential guide to deploying IPv6 on Windows® networks Get in-depth technical information to put IPv6 technology to work--including networks with hardware running Windows 8 and Windows Server® 2012. Written by a networking expert, this reference explains IPv6 features and benefits, and provides detailed information to help you implement this protocol. You'll learn best practices for using IPv6 services in your Windows network, whether you're an IT professional, a network administrator, or an IT student. Discover how to: Use Windows features and tools to implement IPv6 on your network Set up a test lab to experiment with IPv6 configuration and functionality Understand dynamic routing and the IPv6 routing protocols Use IPv6 transition technologies to support both IPv4 and IPv6 during deployment Implement IPv6 security features and measures Deploy native IPv6 connectivity to an IPv4-only intranet Apply best practices from the Microsoft corporate network case study Test your understanding of IPv6 concepts with end-of-chapter quizzes
This book will show you how to transition from previous versions of Microsoft® Visual Studio, to Visual Studio 2010. The book will showcase new features in Visual Studio 2010 that ease the creation of applications. Real-world applications will be used throughout to demonstrate the features and ease of use. This book is for professional developers who are working with previous versions of Visual Studio and are looking to make the move to Visual Studio 2010 Professional. The book is not a language primer, a language reference, or a single technology book. It's a book that will help professional developers move from previous versions of Visual Studio (starting with 2003 and on up). It will cover the features of Visual Studio 2010 through an application. It will go through a lot of the exciting new language features and new versions of the most popular technologies without putting the emphasis on the technologies themselves. It will instead put the emphasis on how you would get to those new tools and features from Visual Studio 2010. If you are expecting this book to thoroughly cover the new Entity Framework or ASP.NET MVC 2, this is not the book for you. If you want to read a book where the focus is on Visual Studio 2010 and on the reasons for moving to Visual Studio 2010, this is the book for you.
Welcome to Office 2010. Whether you work primarily in the office or on the go, you'll find smart tools in this release that enable you to get your work done easier, faster, and more professionally than ever. This book will inspire you and give you a good sense of the exciting features in Office 2010. This book was written while the software was in development, so you may find some variance in screen illustrations and procedures. Part I, "Envision the Possibilities," introduces you to the changes in Office 2010 and shows you how you can make the most of the new features to fit the way you work today. Chapter 1, "Welcome to Office 2010," gives you a play-by-play introduction to new features; Chapter 2, "Express Yourself Effectively and Efficiently," details the great feature enhancements and visual effects throughout the applications; and Chapter 3, "Work Anywhere with Office 2010," explores the flexibility factor by presenting a set of scenarios that enable users to complete their work no matter where their path takes them. Part II, "Hit the Ground Running," focuses on each of the Office 2010 applications in turn, spotlighting the key new features and showing how they relate to the whole. These chapters provide a how-to guide for many of the top features you're likely to use right off the bat, and they offer inspiring ideas on how to get the most from your favorite applications. Part III, "Next Steps with Office 2010," zooms up to the big picture and provides examples to help you think through interoperability. How often do you use the various Office applications together? Customer research shows that people often don't realize how well the applications work together as a complete system--which means they might be laboring over items they could easily incorporate from somewhere else. This part of the book provides examples for integrating the applications and explores Office 2010 security and training opportunities, as well.
Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services Designed to help enterprise administrators develop real-world, job-role-specific skills--this Training Guide focuses on advanced configuration of services necessary to deploy, manage and maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure. Build hands-on expertise through a series of lessons, exercises, and suggested practices--and help maximize your performance on the job. This Microsoft Training Guide: Provides in-depth, hands-on training you take at your own pace Focuses on job-role-specific expertise for deploying and managing advanced infrastructure services in Windows Server 2012 Creates a foundation of skills which, along with on-the-job experience, can be measured by Microsoft Certification exams such as 70-412 Sharpen your skills. Increase your expertise. Configure full forest and domain trust relationships Configure Active Directory (AD) sites and manage AD replication Implement advanced DNS and DHCP solutions Install, configure, and manage AD Certificate Services Manage backups and recover servers Optimize storage and configure advanced file services Manage failover clustering and Network Load Balancing Move virtual machines from one Hyper-V server to another Implement Dynamic Access Control and Active Directory RMS Implement Active Directory Federation Services
Build Windows Phone applications optimized for performance and security Drill into Windows Phone 7 design and architecture--and learn best practices for building a variety of applications. Each chapter focuses on a single Windows Phone building block or feature area, and shows you how to apply it in your applications. If you're an experienced .NET developer familiar with Microsoft® Silverlight®, you'll gain deep insights into the Windows Phone platform design and API surface. Discover how to: Master the Windows Phone application model, including its lifecycle and events Use Silverlight UI controls to create engaging applications Manage databinding and decouple architectural layers with the Model View ViewModel pattern Employ built-in sensors such as Assisted GPS, the accelerometer, and camera Use media services APIs for video streaming, as well as audio input and playback Consume web services and connect to the cloud through Windows AzureTM Apply Windows Phone 7.5 enhancements, such as multitasking and Fast Application Switching
Put your organization's data to work with Business Connectivity Services in SharePoint 2010--and build valuable business solutions. Led by a team of SharePoint experts, you'll learn how to integrate data from several systems--such as sales, accounting, and inventory--and then search, display, combine, and modify the information using code and no-code SharePoint solutions. This hands-on guide is ideal for SharePoint project managers, business analysts, architects, and administrators. Create a central hub for your business data with SharePoint 2010 Access data from applications and databases using Business Connectivity Services Create external lists in SharePoint to display your business data Build dashboards to present charts and key performance indicators Use business information offline with Microsoft Office applications Create custom SharePoint applications to insert, modify, and delete business data Populate SharePoint user profiles with information from several sources Build Business Connectivity Service solutions in SharePoint Online
Ready to learn Kinect programming? Start Here!TM Learn the fundamentals of programming with the KinectTM API--and begin building apps that use motion tracking, voice recognition, and more. If you have experience programming with C#--simply start here! This book introduces must-know concepts and techniques through easy-to-follow explanations, examples, and exercises. Here's where you start learning Kinect Build an application to display Kinect video on your PC Have Kinect take photographs when it detects movement Draw on a computer screen by moving your finger in the air Track your body gestures and use them to control a program Make a program that understands your speech and talks back to you Play a part in your own augmented reality game Create an "air piano" using Kinect with a MIDI device
Gain a solid understanding of T-SQL--and write better queries Master the fundamentals of Transact-SQL--and develop your own code for querying and modifying data in Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012. Led by a SQL Server expert, you'll learn the concepts behind T-SQL querying and programming, and then apply your knowledge with exercises in each chapter. Once you understand the logic behind T-SQL, you'll quickly learn how to write effective code--whether you're a programmer or database administrator. Discover how to: Work with programming practices unique to T-SQL Create database tables and define data integrity Query multiple tables using joins and subqueries Simplify code and improve maintainability with table expressions Implement insert, update, delete, and merge data modification strategies Tackle advanced techniques such as window functions, pivoting and grouping sets Control data consistency using isolation levels, and mitigate deadlocks and blocking Take T-SQL to the next level with programmable objects
Use Windows debuggers throughout the development cycle--and build better software Rethink your use of Windows debugging and tracing tools--and learn how to make them a key part of test-driven software development. Led by a member of the Windows Fundamentals Team at Microsoft, you'll apply expert debugging and tracing techniques--and sharpen your C++ and C# code analysis skills--through practical examples and common scenarios. Learn why experienced developers use debuggers in every step of the development process, and not just when bugs appear. Discover how to: Go behind the scenes to examine how powerful Windows debuggers work Catch bugs early in the development cycle with static and runtime analysis tools Gain practical strategies to tackle the most common code defects Apply expert tricks to handle user-mode and kernel-mode debugging tasks Implement postmortem techniques such as JIT and dump debugging Debug the concurrency and security aspects of your software Use debuggers to analyze interactions between your code and the operating system Analyze software behavior with Xperf and the Event Tracing for Windows (ETW) framework
<p>Learn the fundamentals of modern programming with Microsoft® Visual Basic® 2012—and begin building your first Windows 8 apps for the desktop. If you have absolutely no previous experience with Visual Basic, no problem—simply start here! This book introduces must-know concepts and techniques through easy-to-follow explanations, examples, and exercises.</p>
Your hands-on guide to Visual Basic fundamentals Expand your expertise--and teach yourself the fundamentals of Microsoft Visual Basic 2013. If you have previous programming experience but are new to Visual Basic 2013, this tutorial delivers the step-by-step guidance and coding exercises you need to master core topics and techniques. Discover how to: Master essential Visual Basic programming techniques Begin building apps for Windows Store, Windows Phone 8, and ASP.NET Design apps using XAML markup, touch input, and live tiles Tackle advanced language concepts, such as polymorphism Manage data sources including XML documents and web data Create a Windows Phone 8 app that manages key lifecycle events
Your guide to planning and executing a complete mobile web strategy Revisit your approach to the mobile web--and deliver effective solutions that reach customers and clients on a variety of mobile devices. In this practical guide, web development luminary Dino Esposito shows you how to develop a solid mobile strategy for the enterprise, starting with an effective mobile website. You'll receive essential architectural and implementation guidance, as well as mobile-specific design patterns for building cross-platform and native applications. Discover how to: Architect a website accessible from many different mobile devices Implement design patterns specific to mobile app development Examine tools that enable you to write one codebase for many platforms Use technologies for building Windows® Phone, iPhone, and Android apps Develop cross-platform app features, such as localization and offline behavior