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Your hands-on guide to Visual C# fundamentals Expand your expertise--and teach yourself the fundamentals of Microsoft Visual C# 2013. If you have previous programming experience but are new to Visual C# 2013, this tutorial delivers the step-by-step guidance and coding exercises you need to master core topics and techniques. Discover how to: Create and debug C# applications in Visual Studio 2013 Work with variables, identifiers, statements, operators, and methods Create interfaces and define abstract classes Write robust code that can catch and handle exceptions Display and edit data using data binding with Microsoft ADO.NET Entity Framework Respond to user input and touchscreen gestures Handle events arising from multiple sources Develop your first Windows 8.1 apps
Portable and precise, this pocket-sized guide delivers ready answers for core configuration and administrative tasks in Windows 8.1. Zero in on the essentials through quick-reference tables, instructions, and lists. You'll get the focused information you need to save time and get the job done - whether at your desk or in the field. Coverage includes: Configuring and optimizing Windows 8.1 computers Customizing the desktop and interface Configuring user and computer policies Automating configuration Managing user access and security features Installing and maintaining programs Managing hardware devices and drivers Handling maintenance and support tasks
We all know that reflection is a key component of effective service and civic engagement. This book is a must-have resource, a compendium of writing from diverse times and voices guaranteed to stimulate lively conversation and hard thinking." -- Elizabeth Hollander, executive director, Campus Compact This book is for anyone who has ever tossed a dime in a panhandler's cup--or had one tossed in his own. It's for anyone who has ever served at a soup kitchen, volunteered to bake cookies, tutored a child, or fought a war. Admittedly, it raises as many questions as it answers and complicates as much as it simplifies. But if you've ever considered the possibility of a better world, and reflected on how you might take part in such a place, this is the book to take along for the journey." -- Billy Lombardo, author of The Logic of a Rose: Chicago Stories and former Service Learnign Program director at the Latin School of Chicago The Civically Engaged Reader assembles more than forty provocative and diverse readings that range across literature, philosophy, and religion. These selections invite reflection on all kinds of civic-minded activities--from giving and serving to leading and associating--and on the vital connections between thought and service. The selections in The Civically Engaged Reader will stimulate both individual contemplation and lively group discussion and debate. Appendixes with questions for discussion and tips for making those discussions meaningful make this anthology a ready-to-go resource for service and volunteer groups, as well as college classrooms. Published with support from the Project on Civic Reflection.
NOTE: This title is also available as a free eBook. It is offered for sale in print format as a convenience. Get a head start evaluating Windows 8.1 - with early technical insights from award-winning journalist and Windows expert Ed Bott. Based on the Windows 8.1 Preview release, this guide introduces new features and capabilities, with scenario-based advice on how Windows 8.1 can meet the needs of your business. Get the high-level overview you need to begin preparing your deployment now. Preview new features and enhancements, including: How features compare to Windows 7 and Windows XP The Windows 8.1 user experience Deployment Security features Internet Explorer 11 Delivering Windows apps Recovery options Networking and remote access Managing mobile devices Virtualization Windows RT 8.1
You're beyond the basics - so dive right in and really put your PC to work! This supremely organized reference packs hundreds of timesaving solutions, troubleshooting tips, and workarounds for Windows 8.1. Plus, you get access to two and half hours of video training and a companion ebook. Topics include: Installing, upgrading, or migrating to Windows 8.1 Using and managing apps Personalizing your system Accessibility features Organizing, backing up, and restoring files Managing storage and using SkyDrive Digital media and home entertainment Security and privacy features Setting up and troubleshooting networking Maintenance, performance tuning, and troubleshooting Using Hyper-V virtualization
Part of a series of specialized guides on System Center - this book delivers a focused drilldown into designing runbooks for Orchestrator workflow management solutions. Series editor Mitch Tulloch and a team of System Center experts provide concise technical guidance as they step you through key design concepts, criteria, and tasks.
Fully updated for ASP.NET MVC 3. Delve into the features, principles, and pillars of the ASP.NET MVC framework--deftly guided by web development luminary Dino Esposito. ASP.NET MVC forces developers to think in terms of distinct components--Model, View, Controller--that make it easier to manage application complexity, while allowing strict control over the markup. Plunge into the framework's internal mechanics and gain perspectives on how to use this programming model versus Web Forms, and begin building your own MVC-based applications quickly.
Master business modeling and analysis techniques with Microsoft Excel 2013, and transform data into bottom-line results. Written by award-winning educator Wayne Winston, this hands-on, scenario-focused guide shows you how to use the latest Excel tools to integrate data from multiple tables--and how to effectively build a relational data source inside an Excel workbook. Solve real business problems with Excel--and sharpen your edge Summarize data with PivotTables and Descriptive Statistics Explore new trends in predictive and prescriptive analytics Use Excel Trend Curves, multiple regression, and exponential smoothing Master advanced Excel functions such as OFFSET and INDIRECT Delve into key financial, statistical, and time functions Make your charts more effective with the Power View tool Tame complex optimization problems with Excel Solver Run Monte Carlo simulations on stock prices and bidding models Apply important modeling tools such as the Inquire add-in
This content is a direct excerpt of Chapter 7 from the book Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Inside Out: Connectivity, Clients, & UM. This concise ebook is offered independently of the larger book for Exchange administrators seeking specific, focused information on managing Unified Messaging. Directly excerpts Chapter 7 from the book Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Inside Out: Connectivity, Clients, & UM Offered as concise, standalone content for Exchange professionals looking for narrowly focused reference or specific problem-solving information on managing Unified Messaging and voice-related features Written by popular author Paul Robichaux, MVP for Exchange Server
This content is a direct excerpt of Chapter 11 from the book Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Inside Out: Mailbox & High Availability. This concise ebook is offered independently of the larger book for those seeking specific, focused information on compliance management and support in Exchange Server 2013. Directly excerpts Chapter 11 from the book Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Inside Out: Mailbox & High Availability Offered as concise, standalone content for Exchange professionals looking for narrowly focused reference or specific problem-solving information on compliance issues and features Written by award-winning author Tony Redmond, MVP for Exchange Server
This content is a direct excerpt of Chapters 8 and 9 from the book Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Inside Out: Mailbox & High Availability. This concise ebook is offered independently of the larger book for Exchange administrators seeking specific, focused information on managing the Store and database availability groups (DAG). Directly excerpts Chapters 8 and 9 from the book Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Inside Out: Mailbox & High Availability Offered as concise, standalone content for Exchange professionals looking for narrowly focused reference or specific problem-solving information on managing the Store and DAG Written by award-winning author Tony Redmond, MVP for Exchange Server
This content is a direct excerpt of Chapters 5 and 6 from the book Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Inside Out: Mailbox & High Availability. This concise ebook is offered independently of the larger book for those seeking specific, focused information on managing mailboxes, groups, and other objects in Exchange Server 2013. Directly excerpts Chapters 5 and 6 from the book Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Inside Out: Mailbox & High Availability Offered as concise, standalone content for Exchange professionals looking for narrowly focused reference or specific problem-solving information on managing mailboxes, groups, and other objects Written by award-winning author Tony Redmond, MVP for Exchange Server
Expert recommendations, pragmatically applied. Automate system administration using Windows PowerShell best practices--and optimize your operational efficiency. With this practical guide, Windows PowerShell expert and instructor Ed Wilson delivers field-tested tips, real-world examples, and candid advice culled from administrators across a range of business and technical scenarios. If you're an IT professional with Windows PowerShell experience, this book is ideal. Discover how to: Use Windows PowerShell to automate Active Directory tasks Explore available WMI classes and methods with CIM cmdlets Identify and track scripting opportunities to avoid duplication Use functions to encapsulate business logic and reuse code Design your script's best input method and output destination Test scripts by checking their syntax and performance Choose the most suitable method for running remote commands Manage software services with Desired State Configuration
Is your creative writing in need of inspiration? Do you need confidence to create watertight plots and believable characters?The Writer's Source Book provides dozens of practical exercises to help you create storylines, craft people and generate ideas, with support and creative insight for every stage.It will give you support in identifying your genre and crafting your work around it, and help you to understand the complexities of plot and character before beginning to create your own.Inspired and inspiring exercises will help you master the structure of your book, story or play, while focused and innovative advise will help those who have run into trouble. This is a technical manual ideal for any writer who needs to build, fix, polish or perfect their storyline.
How to Craft a Great Story takes you step by step through the process of creating a compelling and coherent plot and structure. It covers such basics as the traditional story arcs, and such advanced information as finding balance and marrying structure and form. Each chapter contains a diagnostic test, case studies, practical exercises and Aide Memoire boxes. Each chapter concludes with a reminder of the key points of the chapter (Focus Points) and a round-up of what to expect in the next (Next Step) will whet your appetite for what's coming and how it relates to what you've just read. Covering some of the most commonly raised questions in creative writing courses, it is perfect for anyone who needs the next step on from the basic 'how to write a novel'.
Leas, an Alban senior consultant and a nationally recognized authority on conflict in congregations, helps you to self-assess your conflict response and discover options appropriate to different levels of conflict. Leas draws on his years of experience helping conflicted congregations, providing valuable insights on the nature of conflict and its resolution. This new edition contains an improved Conflict Strategy Instrument, revised to reflect new learnings.
Provides a guided exploration of the dimensions that impact ethical decision-making and engages interpreters in a variety of discussions and activities designed to foster greater degrees of ethical fitness. Fosters a collegial investigation of ethics and ethical decision-making as the cornerstone of effective autonomous practice.
All managers want to hold their employees accountable for results, but few know how. Moving beyond the far-from-ideal annual performance review -- which only evaluates what has already occurred, and not what the manager wants to achieve -- Keeping Employees Accountable for Resultscontains checklists, how-tos, and other tools to manage performance on an ongoing basis. The book gives busy managers quick, step-by-step advice on: * Setting expectations * Monitoring progress * Giving feedback * Following through Light on theory and heavy on practical application, Keeping Employees Accountable for Results gives time-pressed managers the proven, practical information they need to help their people accomplish more."
Get expert guidance on using patterns to expedite the design and development of data services in an enterprise business solution. Patterns provide a common vocabulary and taxonomy for database designers, developers, and architects to describe solutions concisely. Each pattern contains a simple mechanism for solving a commonly recurring technical challenge and enables the reuse of key architectural, design, and implementation decisions. While each pattern can be understood and applied alone, you can also combine these patterns together to simplify the development of complex systems. Software design professionals have increasingly recognized the value of patterns as a language for sharing design experiences and improving the reliability and productivity of their solutions. This book embraces and extends the work of the growing patterns community by showing how to use patterns to solve data problems within the enterprise with Microsoft products and technologies. These patterns address the need to create the database designs and the data services that exist invisibly to the applications that use the data; in other words, the data and services that exist within the data ecosystem. This reference contains a catalog of 12 data patterns, including examples of implementations that use Microsoft SQL Server. All PATTERNS & PRACTICES guides are reviewed and approved by Microsoft engineering teams, consultants, partners, and customers--delivering accurate, real-world information that's been technically validated and tested.
In his first major work since The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Steven R. Covey presents a practical and philosophical guide to solving the problems--large and small, mundane and extraordinary--that confront all families and strong communities. By offering revealing anecdotes about ordinary people as well as helpful suggestions about changing everyday behavior, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families shows how and why to have family meetings, the importance of keeping promises, how to balance individual and family needs, and how to move from dependence to interdependence. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families is an invaluable guidebook to the welfare of families everywhere.
Beyond Integrity is neither excessively theoretical nor simplistic and dogmatic. Rather, it offers a balanced and pragmatic approach to a number of concrete ethical issues. Readings from a wide range of sources present competing perspectives on each issue, and real-life case studies further help the reader grapple with ethical dilemmas. The authors conclude each chapter with their own distinctly Christian commentary on the topic covered. This third edition has been revised to provide the most up-to-date introduction to the issues Christians face in today's constantly changing business culture. Revisions include: * 30 new case studies * Numerous new readings * 50% substantially revised * Sidebars reflecting issues in the news and business press * Summaries and material for discussion With the goal of helping readers arrive at their own conclusions, this book provides a decision-making model. Beyond Integrity equips men and women to develop a biblically-based approach to the ethical challenges of twenty-first century business.
Religion in America gives students and teachers a comprehensive yet concise introduction to the changing religious landscape of the United States. Extensively revised and updated, the Sixth Edition continues to engage students in reflection about religious diversity. The author presents the study of religion within the context of the humanities as a tool for developing understanding and appreciation of communities of faith other than ones own, and for understanding the dynamics at work in religion in the United States today.
Dreams puzzled early man, Greek philosophers spun elaborate theories to explain human memory and perception, Descartes postulated that the brain was filled with "animal spirits," and psychology was officially deemed a "science" in the 19th century. In this Seventh Edition of AN INTRODUCTION TO THE HISTORY OF PSYCHOLOGY, authors Hergenhahn and Henley demonstrate that most of the concerns of contemporary psychologists are manifestations of themes that have been part of psychology for hundreds--or even thousands--of years. The book's numerous photographs and pedagogical devices, along with its biographical material on key figures in psychology, engage readers and facilitate their understanding of each chapter. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage. com/infotrac.
Ottenheimer's authoritative yet approachable introduction to the field's methodology, skills, techniques, tools, and applications emphasizes the kinds of questions that anthropologists ask about language and the kinds of questions that intrigue students. The text brings together the key areas of linguistic anthropology, addressing issues of power, race, gender, and class throughout. Further stressing the everyday relevance of the text material, Ottenheimer includes "In the Field" vignettes that draw you in to the chapter material via stories culled from her own and others' experiences, as well as "Doing Linguistic Anthropology" and "Cross-Language Miscommunication" features that describe real-life applications of text concepts.
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