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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>
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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
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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
<p>Dig into the architecture and internals of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012—guided by the team that designed and developed it. Deepen your knowledge of the underlying frameworks, components, and tools—and design high-performance solutions.</p>
Ace your preparation for Microsoft® Certification Exam 70-461 with this 2-in-1 Training Kit from Microsoft Press®. Work at your own pace through a series of lessons and practical exercises, and then assess your skills with practice tests on CD--featuring multiple, customizable testing options. Maximize your performance on the exam by learning how to: Create database objects Work with data Modify data Troubleshoot and optimize queries You also get an exam discount voucher--making this book an exceptional value and a great career investment.
The smart way to learn how to build InfoPath forms for SharePoint--one step at a time! Quickly teach yourself how to use Microsoft® InfoPath® 2010 to create electronic business forms for Microsoft SharePoint® 2010. With Step by Step, you set the pace--building and practicing the skills you need, just when you need them! Design and build InfoPath forms without writing code Add approval workflows to your InfoPath forms Integrate data from SharePoint and other company systems Create forms that offer a rich experience in the browser Build views and dashboards to display form information Create and use forms in the cloud with SharePoint Online
Ready to learn programming? Start Here!TM Learn the fundamentals of modern programming with Visual C# 2010--and begin building your first apps for the desktop and web. If you have absolutely no previous experience, no problem--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 Visual C#Learn how an application performs tasks by tracing its code Query and manipulate application data with LINQ Access web services with REST and SOAP Build simple apps with Windows® Presentation Foundation Explore rich Internet apps with Microsoft Silverlight® Find and fix errors by debugging your applications Put it all together by creating your first programs
Create professional-quality media applications and components with Microsoft Media Foundation--and deliver the next generation of high-definition multimedia. With this hands-on book, you'll learn how to build applications to capture video and audio files of different types, process media information, and stream it over the Internet. If you program with C++ and the Component Object Model (COM), this book is ideal--especially for developers looking to transfer their skills from Microsoft DirectShow®. Discover how to: Construct media pipelines with individual Media Foundation components Build a simple video player to see how a basic media session works Create applications that transcode media content from one format to another Process data streams by writing Media Foundation Transform objects Examine the internal architecture of Media Foundation Sources and Sinks Design a custom media session object to learn advanced Media Foundation concepts Create image overlays on top of video and send the result over the network
Access and run Windows® web and database technologies with PHP Take your PHP programming skills deep into Windows--and build PHP applications that run efficiently and effectively on an array of Windows technologies. Packed with hands-on exercises, this in-depth guide shows you how to use PHP to interact with Internet Information Services 7.5 (IIS), Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008, Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, and Active Directory®. You'll quickly learn how to apply best practices for running PHP applications in a Windows environment. Discover how to: Use Microsoft SQL Server as the backend database for PHP applications Set up full-text search on SQL Server to help users find data quickly Improve PHP application performance with IIS caching techniques Configure IIS to help secure your PHP applications against attacks Manage users and groups in Active Directory with a PHP application Create a PHP LDAP browser to search for and view Active Directory data Program Exchange Server with PHP, using Exchange Web Services (EWS)
Grasp the basic concepts that drive all Microsoft® .NET-based languages--and prepare yourself to learn .NET programming. If you have absolutely no previous experience, no problem--simply start here! This ebook provides the foundation for all other .NET programming language books in the Start Here! series. You'll explore programming concepts and techniques with clear explanations, easy-to-follow examples, and exercises. It's the perfect reference for understanding how computer programs work. Delve into object-oriented concepts such as properties, methods, and events Discover what multiprocessing is--and how it's changing computing Examine how programs store data in files, object stores, and databases Explore controls, such as labels, text boxes, menus, and scroll bars Learn how programming environments help you design and run programs Get an extensive glossary of key programming terms e world Get an extensive glossary of key programming terms
Customize your implementation of My Site in Microsoft® SharePoint® 2010--and capture the enthusiasm for social networking in your organization. With this concise, practical guide, SharePoint expert Michael Doyle shows you how to modify key My Site features to meet specific business needs. You'll learn how to apply best practices, tackle hard-to-solve problems--and create a valuable sense of community for your employees. It's the ideal quick reference for IT and business professionals alike. Take charge of social networking opportunities with a custom My Site solution! Set up My Site user profiles with Active Directory® data Help users share ideas, documents, and personal information Create several My Site hosts to serve distinct audiences Establish unified profiles across multiple SharePoint farms Apply your company's look and feel with themes Determine a user content quota to avoid taxing your database Manage metadata to keep user tags consistent on each site Edit profile properties to personalize the Twitter widget
Conquer Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010--from the inside out! You're beyond the basics--so dive right in and really support collaboration. This supremely organized reference packs hundreds of timesaving solutions, troubleshooting tips, and workarounds. It's all muscle and no fluff. Discover how the experts tackle SharePoint Foundation 2010--and challenge yourself to new levels of mastery! Build team sites with non-code solutions using SharePoint Designer 2010 Modify and share content with SharePoint lists and libraries--online and offline Implement governance policies to plan site structure and manage content Create Web Parts to customize and display SharePoint site content Interact with SharePoint content using Microsoft Office applications Generate reusable workflows and apply them to multiple SharePoint lists Use Business Connectivity Services to access your company's business intelligence Design custom SharePoint solutions using Microsoft .NET and Visual Studio®
Portable and precise, this pocket-sized guide delivers ready answers for optimizing the performance of your Windows 7-based PC. Zero in on core tuning, customization, and troubleshooting tasks using quick-reference tables, instructions, and lists. Topics include system boot and startup, software and hardware, search and indexing, system health, and personalizing the interface. You'll get the focused information you need to solve problems and get the job done.
Get the guide that makes learning Microsoft® OneNote® 2010 plain and simple! This full-color, no-nonsense book shows you the quickest ways to take, organize, and share great notes--with easy-to-follow steps, screenshots, and concise, straightforward language. Here's WHAT you'll learn: Take notes and organize them with ease Arrange notes in pages, sections, and notebooks Add pictures, drawings, and audio and video clips Apply readymade and custom tags to your notes Link notes to web pages and Microsoft Office files Share your notes and collaborate with others 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
Build the skills to apply Microsoft® .NET collections effectively Put .NET collections to work--and manage issues with GUI data binding, threading, data querying, and storage. Led by a data collection expert, you'll gain task-oriented guidance, exercises, and extensive code samples to tackle common problems and improve application performance. This one-stop reference is designed for experienced Microsoft Visual Basic® and C# developers--whether you're already using collections or just starting out. Discover how to: Implement arrays, associative arrays, stacks, linked lists, and other collection types Apply built in .NET collection classes by learning their methods and properties Add enumerator, dictionary, and other .NET collection interfaces to your classes Query collections by writing simple to complex Microsoft LINQ statements Synchronize data across threads using built in .NET synchronization classes Enhance your custom collection classes with serialization support Use simple data binding to display collections in Windows® Forms, Microsoft Silverlight®, and Windows Presentation Foundation
What will we leave behind in this new digital age? As digital technology takes an ever-increasing role in our lives, one question is how we'll manage our collections after we're gone. What takes the place of shoeboxes full of pictures and dog-eared record albums? Get an inside look at Microsoft researcher Richard Banks's thinking about how we might manage the digital artifacts and content we're creating now--and how we might pass on or inherit these kinds of items in the future. About the Microsoft Research Series At Microsoft Research, we're driven to imagine and to invent. Our desire is to create technology that helps people realize their full potential, and to advance the state of the art in computer science. The Microsoft Research series shares the insights of Microsoft researchers as they explore the new and the transformative.
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