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Maximize the impact and precision of your message! Now in its fourth edition, the Microsoft Manual of Style provides essential guidance to content creators, journalists, technical writers, editors, and everyone else who writes about computer technology. Direct from the Editorial Style Board at Microsoft--you get a comprehensive glossary of both general technology terms and those specific to Microsoft; clear, concise usage and style guidelines with helpful examples and alternatives; guidance on grammar, tone, and voice; and best practices for writing content for the web, optimizing for accessibility, and communicating to a worldwide audience. Fully updated and optimized for ease of use, the Microsoft Manual of Style is designed to help you communicate clearly, consistently, and accurately about technical topics--across a range of audiences and media.
The smart way to learn Windows® 8--one step at a time! Experience learning made easy--and quickly teach yourself how to use Windows 8. With Step by Step, you set the pace--building and practicing the skills you need, just when you need them! Set up a home network, browse the web, and use your email Use multi-touch gestures on your touchscreen devices Manage your files with Microsoft® SkyDrive® Play music and movies, and share your photos and videos Download apps and games from the Windows Store Help secure your computer and prevent common problems
<p>Whether coordinating a cross-team project or leading your workgroup, discover how to enable your team’s best work using Microsoft Office.</p>
Discover how to turn requirements into working software increments--faster and more efficiently--using Visual Studio 2012 in combination with Scrum and Agile engineering practices. Designed for software development teams, this guide delivers pragmatic, role-based guidance for exploiting the capabilities of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tools in Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server. Team members will learn proven practices and techniques for implementing Scrum to manage an application's life cycle, as well as seamlessly plan, manage, and track their Scrum projects.
MCITP 70-663 Exam Ref: Designing and Deploying Messaging Solutions with Microsoft® Exchange Server 2010by Orin Thomas
Professional-level prep for the professional-level exam. Prepare for MCITP Exam 70-663--and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of enterprise messaging administration with Microsoft Exchange Server. Designed for experienced, MCTS-certified professionals ready to advance their status--Exam Ref focuses on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the MCITP level. Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives: Planning the Exchange Server 2010 Infrastructure Deploying the Exchange Server 2010 Infrastructure Designing and Deploying Security for the Exchange Organization Designing and Deploying Exchange Server 2010 Availability and Recovery Designing and Deploying Messaging Compliance, System Monitoring, and Reporting
Demonstrate your expertise with Microsoft Office 365 by earning a MOS certification. This Study Guide is designed to help you prepare for MOS Exam 77-891: Microsoft Office 365, and features:Full objective-by-objective review Easy-to-follow procedures and hands-on tasks Exam-discount offer from Certiport Use the in-depth exam prep, practice, and review to help advance your proficiency with Office 365--and earn the credential that proves it.
Conquer Microsoft® Excel® formulas and functions--from the inside out! You're beyond the basics, so dive right in and really put Excel formulas and functions to work! This supremely organized reference packs hundreds of timesaving solutions, troubleshooting tips, and workarounds. It's all muscle and no fluff. Discover how the experts increase their data analysis capabilities using Excel 2003, 2007, or 2010--and challenge yourself to new levels of mastery. Customize Excel formulas using 350+ built-in functions Create reusable formulas for common calculations Learn smarter ways to calculate date and time values Systematically search worksheets with lookup and reference functions Perform advanced calculations using mathematical, statistical, and financial functions Build complex formulas by nesting one function inside of another Analyze profit margins and more with new functions in Excel 2010 Develop your own functions with Visual Basic® for Applications (VBA)
Your hands-on, step-by-step guide to building Windows 8 apps with Microsoft® Visual C++® Teach yourself how to build Windows 8 applications using the Visual C++ language--one step at a time. Ideal for those with intermediate to advanced C++ development skills, this tutorial provides practical, learn-by-doing exercises for creating apps that can adapt to different screen sizes--including desktop and laptop computers, tablets, and slates. Discover how to: Build apps using Windows 8 design guidelines Explore the Windows 8 application architecture Apply tools and libraries from Microsoft® Visual Studio® and the Windows 8 SDK Use XAML to create touch-optimized user interfaces Create apps that make use of device sensors Manage the Windows 8 application lifecycle Prepare your app for the Windows Store
<p>Portable and precise, this pocket-sized guide delivers ready answers for administering Windows 8. Zero in on core operations and tasks—and get the focused information you need to get the job done.</p>
This title is also available as a free eBook. Take control--and put the built-in security and privacy features in Microsoft Office to work! Whether downloading documents, publishing a presentation, or collaborating online--this guide offers concise, how-to guidance and best practices to help protect your documents and your ideas.Get practical, proactive guidance for using the security and privacy management features in Office 2010 and Office 365 Walk through everyday scenarios, and discover everyday techniques that help you take charge Understand common risks and learn best practices you can apply right away
<p>Your essential guide to developing applications with the common language runtime (CLR) and Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5, with examples in Microsoft Visual C# 2012.</p>
Drawing from 30+ years of field experience, with case studies spanning industry, government, and academia, this practical guide illuminates the change-management approaches that lead to successful software process improvement.
Portable and precise, this pocket-sized guide delivers ready answers for the day-to-day administration of Windows Server 2012. Zero in on core operations and daily tasks using quick-reference tables, instructions, and lists. You'll get the focused information to solve problems and get the job done--whether at your desk or in the field. Get fast facts on these essential topics:Managing servers running Windows Server 2012 Creating user and group accounts Monitoring services, processes, and events Administering Active Directory Managing files, folders, drives Automating administrative tasks and policies Administering data sharing, security, and auditing Managing TCP/IP networking Implementing data backup and recovery Administering network printers and print services
Learn the simplest ways to get things done with Windows® 8! Here's WHAT you'll learn: Run your apps, and manage your calendar and contacts Explore the web, and send and receive email and messages Organize your files on the PC and in the cloud with Microsoft® SkyDrive® View, share, and store your own photos and videos Play games, manage your music, and watch movies Use maps to find directions and set your location Here's HOW you'll learn it: Jump in wherever you need answers Easy-to-follow STEPS and SCREENSHOTS show exactly what to do Handy TIPS teach new techniques and shortcuts Quick TRY THIS! exercises help apply what you learn right away
Demonstrate your expertise with Microsoft OneNote 2010 by earning a MOS certification. This official Study Guide is designed to help you practice and prepare for MOS Exam 77-853: OneNote 2010, and features: Full objective-by-objective coverage Procedures and hands-on practice tasks Ready-made, downloadable practice files Exam-discount offer from Certiport Use the in-depth exam prep, practice, and review to help advance your proficiency with OneNote 2010--and earn the credential that proves it!e inside
Assess your readiness for CompTIA A+ Exams 220-801 and 220-802--and quickly identify where you need to focus and practice. This practical, streamlined guide walks you through each exam objective, providing "need to know" checklists, review questions, tips, and links to further study--all designed to help bolster your preparation. Reinforce your exam prep with a Rapid Review of these objectives: Exam 220-801: PC Hardware Networking Laptops Printers Operational Procedures Exam 220-802: Operating Systems Security Mobile Devices Troubleshooting This book is an ideal complement to the in-depth training of the Microsoft Press Training Kit and other exam-prep resources for CompTIA A+ Exams 220-801 and 220-802.
Assess your readiness for the updated PMP Exam--and quickly identify where you need to focus and practice. This practical, streamlined guide walks you through each exam task, providing "need to know" checklists, review questions, tips, and links to further study--all designed to help bolster your preparation. Reinforce your exam prep with a Rapid Review of these tasks: Initiating the project Planning the project Executing the project Monitoring and controlling the project Closing the project This book is an ideal complement to the in-depth training of the Microsoft Press Training Kit and other exam-prep resources for the PMP Exam aligned with the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide), Fifth Edition.
<div><p>NOTE: This book is based on Windows 8 Release Preview; its content and publication date will be updated for final Windows 8 software.\n</p><p>Teach yourself how to build Windows 8 applications using Microsoft® .NET Framework 4.5 with Microsoft Visual C# 2012 or Visual Basic 2012—one step at a time. Ideal for those with intermediate to advanced .NET development skills, this tutorial provides practical, learn-by-doing exercises for creating apps that easily adapt to different screen sizes—including desktop and laptop computers, tablets, and slates.</p></div>
<p>Capitalize on the faster GPU processors in today’s computers with the C++ AMP code library—and bring massive parallelism to your project. With this practical book, experienced C++ developers will learn parallel programming fundamentals with C++ AMP through detailed examples, code snippets, and case studies.</p>
Build effective solutions for real-world business scenarios--using out-of-the-box tools in Microsoft® SharePoint® Server, SharePoint Foundation, and Office 365. Each chapter in this hands-on book focuses on a single business project, using a standard approach to guide you through the solution-building process from start to finish. Apply your skills as a SharePoint power user or site administrator--and get started now. Tackle 10 common business problems with proven SharePoint solutions Set up a help desk solution to track service requests Build a modest project management system Design a scheduling system to manage resources Create a site to support geographically dispersed teams Implement a course registration system Build a learning center with training classes and resources Design a team blog platform to review content Create a process to coordinate RFP responses Set up a FAQ system to help users find answers quickly Implement a cost-effective contact management system
Get the focused, pragmatic guidance you need to build professional cloud applications using Windows Azure Storage. This is one of the few books centered around Storage capabilities, and the author provides essential, expert coverage of the four key services--BLOB, tables, queues, and drives. Developers will gain hands-on insights, including detailed sections on business use cases and guidance for choosing the right storage option for the job. Provides architectural and programming guidance to professional developers and architects proficient with Microsoft Visual Studio, C#, and LINQ Illuminates when and how to use BLOB storage, table storage, queues, and Windows Azure Drive to build, host, and scale applications in Microsoft-managed datacenters Presents business-case context for choosing the right service for your scenario, e.g. readers will compare relational tables to Windows Azure tables to understand benefits and tradeoffs
Take your Microsoft SharePoint solutions to the cloud--and gain scalability and high availability while helping to lower your operational costs. Led by a SharePoint expert, you'll learn hands-on how to customize and maintain SharePoint cloud solutions. You also get practical advice for migrating business solutions either to Microsoft SharePoint Online or to a private cloud, using your own data center. This is an ideal guide for IT professionals, architects, and decision makers. Extend the reach of your SharePoint solutions--in the cloud Evaluate the ROI for using a public, private, or hybrid cloud solution Build public cloud solutions on either a shared or dedicated server Use Microsoft Office 365 for email, messaging, document authoring, and more Customize SharePoint Online using sandboxed solutions and SharePoint Designer Control identity management and authentication with Windows PowerShell® Deploy SharePoint in a private cloud with Hyper-V® and Microsoft System Center Improve private cloud automation, availability, and data isolation with multi-tenancy
MCPD 70-518 Exam Ref: Designing and Developing Windows® Applications Using Microsoft® .NET Framework 4by Tony Northrup Matthew A. Stoecker
Professional-level prep for the professional-level exam. Prepare for MCPD Exam 70-518--and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of Windows application design and development with .NET Framework 4. Designed for experienced, MCTS-certified professionals ready to advance their status--Exam Ref focuses on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the MCPD level. Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives: Designing the Layers of a Solution Designing the Presentation Layer Designing the Data Access Layer Planning a Solution Deployment Designing for Stability and Maintenance
<p>Create rich experiences for users of Windows 7 and Windows 8 Developer Preview with this pragmatic guide to the Kinect for Windows Software Development Kit (SDK).</p>
Apply best practices for capturing, analyzing, and implementing software requirements through visual models--and deliver better results for your business. The authors--experts in eliciting and visualizing requirements--walk you through a simple but comprehensive language of visual models that has been used on hundreds of real-world, large-scale projects. Build your fluency with core concepts--and gain essential, scenario-based context and implementation advice--as you progress through each chapter. Transcend the limitations of text-based requirements data using visual models that more rigorously identify, capture, and validate requirements Get real-world guidance on best ways to use visual models--how and when, and ways to combine them for best project outcomes Practice the book's concepts as you work through chapters Change your focus from writing a good requirement to ensuring a complete system
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