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Portable and precise, this pocket-sized guide delivers ready answers for administering Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard. Zero in on core support and maintenance tasks using quick-reference tables, instructions, and lists. You'll get the focused information you need to solve problems and get the job done--whether at your desk or in the field. Get fast facts to: Install Windows Small Business Server 2011 on-premise Use Active Directory® to manage computers and users Handle core administrative tasks with the console Use permissions to control access to network resources Manage your data storage resources Administer email with Microsoft® Exchange Server 2010 Monitor the performance of your servers and workstations Build an intranet with Microsoft SharePoint® 2010 Migrate an existing network
Get the brutal truth about coding, testing, and project management--from a Microsoft insider who tells it like it is. I. M. Wright's deliberately provocative column "Hard Code" has been sparking debate amongst thousands of engineers at Microsoft for years. And now (despite our better instincts), we're making his opinions available to everyone. In this collection of over 80 columns, Eric Brechner's alter ego pulls no punches with his candid commentary and best practice solutions to the issues that irk him the most. He dissects the development process, examines tough team issues, and critiques how the software business is run, with the added touch of clever humor and sardonic wit. His ideas aren't always popular (not that he cares), but they do stimulate discussion and imagination needed to drive software excellence. Get the unvarnished truth on how to: Improve software quality and value--from design to security Realistically manage project schedules, risks, and specs Trim the fat from common development inefficiencies Apply process improvement methods--without being an inflexible fanatic Drive your own successful, satisfying career Don't be a dictator--develop and manage a thriving team! Companion Web site includes: Agile process documents Checklists, templates, and other resources
Your expert guide to building modern applications with Visual Basic 2010 Take control of Visual Basic 2010--for everything from basic Windows® and web development to advanced multithreaded applications. Written by Visual Basic experts, this handbook provides an in-depth reference on language concepts and features, as well as scenario-based guidance for putting Visual Basic to work. It's ideal whether you're creating new applications with Visual Basic 2010 or upgrading projects built with an earlier version of the language. Discover how to: Use Visual Basic 2010 for Windows Forms and Windows Presentation Foundation projects Build robust code using object-oriented programming techniques, such as classes and types Work with events and delegates--and add your own events to custom classes Program arrays, collections, and other data structures in the Microsoft .NET Framework Solve problems quickly and easily using My namespace in Visual Basic Dive into Microsoft LINQ, including LINQ to XML and LINQ to Entities Tackle threading, multitasking, and multiprocessor development and debugging
Demonstrate your expertise with Microsoft Office! Designed to help you practice and prepare for four Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exams, this all-in-one study guide features: Full, objective-by-objective exam coverage Easy-to-follow procedures and illustrations to review essential skills Hands-on practice tasks to apply what you've learned; files included Online pre-test to assess your readiness Use the in-depth exam prep, practice, and review to help advance your proficiency with Microsoft Office--and earn the credential that proves it! Exams covered: 77-887: MOS: Microsoft Office Word 2010 Expert 77-888: MOS: Microsoft Office Excel 2010 Expert 77-885: MOS: Microsoft Office Access 2010 77-886: MOS: Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Companion Content includes: Practice files for each exam Fully searchable eBook Sample chapters from five STEP BY STEP books from Microsoft Press (TBD) Additional eBooks and resources Special Offer: Exam discount plus free online pre-test! Get 25% off your MOS exam fee and a free Microsoft Official Pre-Test from Certiport Use the pre-test to assess your skill level and get feedback on your results, including a custom learning plan See details on the Certiport offer page inside
Set up and manage your own efficient, low-cost network Get up and running quickly with Windows® Small Business Server 2011 Essentials--and learn how to use this network solution to organize and help protect your business data. This hands-on guide provides extensive walkthroughs and tips to help you successfully deploy, manage, and support your company's network and applications. All you need is minimal IT knowledge. Discover how to: Plan your network infrastructure as your first, critical step Configure and maintain the network to help protect your data Create user accounts and connect client computers Manage shared server folders and set up permissions Install network printers and determine how they're shared Inspect your network's health with Performance Monitor Provide security-enhanced remote access via the web or a VPN Troubleshoot problems and be prepared in the event of a system failure
Expert advice to help you work smarter and increase your productivity with Visual Studio. Take a detailed look into Visual Studio--and learn practical techniques to help you work more efficiently. This fully revised and expanded version of Visual Studio Tips: 251 Ways to Improve Your Productivity includes a comprehensive collection of tips and shortcuts for working with the code editor, visual designers, searches, debugger, and other features in Visual Studio 2005, 2008, and 2010. You'll gain valuable insights for using this IDE--no matter what your experience level. Discover how to: Change development settings and keyboard mappings to optimize your efficiency Save time initiating a new project by creating custom templates Uncover secrets for working with the toolbox, commands, and window layouts Work with files in more practical ways, such as using the File Tab Channel Use the Editor more effectively with tips on selecting and manipulating code Apply techniques to help reduce the time you spend debugging code Create Visual Studio extensions to increase your development productivity
Get in-depth guidance--and inside insights--for using the Windows Sysinternals tools available from Microsoft TechNet. Guided by Sysinternals creator Mark Russinovich and Windows expert Aaron Margosis, you'll drill into the features and functions of dozens of free file, disk, process, security, and Windows management tools. And you'll learn how to apply the book's best practices to help resolve your own technical issues the way the experts do. Diagnose. Troubleshoot. Optimize.Analyze CPU spikes, memory leaks, and other system problems Get a comprehensive view of file, disk, registry, process/thread, and network activity Diagnose and troubleshoot issues with Active Directory® Easily scan, disable, and remove autostart applications and components Monitor application debug output Generate trigger-based memory dumps for application troubleshooting Audit and analyze file digital signatures, permissions, and other security information Execute Sysinternals management tools on one or more remote computers Master Process Explorer, Process Monitor, and Autoruns
Your expert guide to building Microsoft® SharePoint® applications in the cloud Deliver custom, cloud-based business solutions using SharePoint 2010 and Windows AzureTM together. By applying hands-on techniques from Microsoft cloud development expert Steve Fox, you'll learn how to increase the reach, resource capability, and reusability of your apps. Get the practical code exercises and solid advice you need--whether you're planning to build complete data-driven applications or hybrid solutions with simple Web parts. Discover how to: Deliver data from Windows Azure Marketplace DataMarket into SharePoint and Microsoft Office applications Use Microsoft Business Connectivity Services to connect to SQL AzureTM data Create advanced web parts to surface SQL Azure data in BingTM Maps, using the SharePoint client object model Manage files in Windows Azure using BLOB storage Deploy Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) services to Windows Azure Build business intelligence solutions, using SQL Azure, Microsoft SQL Server® Reporting Services (SSRS) Get code samples on the web Ready to download at http://go.microsoft.com/FWLink/?Linkid=0 00000. For system requirements, see the Introduction.
Dive deeper into Windows 7--with new content and new resources on CD! The Deluxe Edition of the ultimate, in-depth reference to Windows 7 has been fully updated for SP1 and Internet Explorer 9, and features 300+ pages of additional coverage and advanced topics. It's now packed with even more timesaving solutions, troubleshooting tips, and workarounds from the experts--and includes a fully searchable eBook and other online resources. Topics include installation, configuration, and setup; network connections and troubleshooting; remote access; managing programs; controlling user access and accounts; advanced file management; working with Internet Explorer 9; managing security features and issues; using Windows Live Essentials 2011; performance monitoring and tuning; backups and maintenance; sharing networked resources; hardware and device drivers.
It's time to extend the benefits of Scrum--greater agility, higher-quality products, and lower costs--from individual teams to your entire enterprise. However, with Scrum's lack of prescribed rules, the friction of change can be challenging as people struggle to break from old project management habits. In this book, agile-process revolution leader Ken Schwaber takes you through change management--for your organizational and interpersonal processes--explaining how to successfully adopt Scrum across your entire organization. A cofounder of Scrum, Ken draws from decades of experience, answering your questions through case studies of proven practices and processes. With them, you'll learn how to adopt--and adapt--Scrum in the enterprise. And gain profound levels of transparency into your development processes. Discover how to: Evaluate the benefits of adopting Scrum in any size organization Initiate an enterprise transition project Implement a single, prioritized Product Backlog Organize effective Scrum teams using a top-down approach Adapt and apply solutions for integrating engineering practices across multiple teams Shorten release times by managing high-value increments Refine your Scrum practices and help reduce the length of Sprints
Your hands-on, step-by-step guide to the fundamentals of parallel programming Teach yourself how to help improve application performance by using parallel programming techniques in Visual Studio 2010--one step at a time. Ideal for experienced programmers with little or no parallel programming experience, this tutorial provides practical, learn-by-doing exercises for creating applications that optimize the use of multicore processors. Discover how to: Apply techniques to help increase your application's speed and efficiency Simplify the process of adding parallelism with the Task Parallel Library (TPL) Execute several tasks concurrently with various scheduling techniques Perform data queries in parallel with PLINQ Use concurrent collections in Microsoft .NET Framework 4 for data items Extend classes in the TPL to meet the specific requirements of your application Perform live debugging of an application with parallel code
Train. Coffee shop. Soccer field. Now you can connect, collaborate, and get things done--virtually anywhere--using Microsoft Office 365. Guided by business productivity expert Katherine Murray, you'll get a running start with Office 365 cloud-based business services. And you'll take wing as you learn best practices for connecting the people and resources you need, and orchestrating the results you want. Connect, collaborate, consult, and create from virtually anywhereSet up your Office 365 site, manage access, and add mobile devices Create, edit, and share documents on the fly Share files, calendars, and updates from your team site Manage email, contacts, and appointments with the Outlook® Web App Stay connected via instant messaging, voice, chat, and social media Host live web meetings incorporating audio, video, and slide presentations Create a public website to share information with clients and customers Use workflows to collectively track project tasks and progress
Your comprehensive, one-volume guide to planning, deployment, and administration. Get the critical information you need to build and manage a network with Windows Small Business Server 2011. This essential, single-volume reference delivers detailed guidance to the features, capabilities, and components offered in both the Standard and Premium Editions. Gain the real-world insights, workarounds, and troubleshooting tactics you need for on-the-job results. Discover how to: Plan network infrastructure by evaluating your organization's business needs Build a fault-tolerant and cost-effective network Use virtualization with Hyper-VTM virtualization to install and manage your network efficiently Migrate an existing network from Small Business Server 2003 or later Manage file storage, and configure disks for data integrity and redundancy Configure email and SMTP with Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Organize and centralize security administration through Group Policy preferences Set up remote access through the web portal or with a VPN Tune your system to its optimum performance level
Your first look at the easy-to-use tools for building your own data-driven website Get a running start with Microsoft WebMatrix--the free, downloadable web development solution featuring all the tools you need for server-side programming. This practical book introduces the templates, helper libraries, and other tools in WebMatrix for building and customizing a data-driven site--including techniques for adding video, email, web forms, and other features. Learn how easy it can be to create a dynamic web presence for your small business or organization with WebMatrix. Get early, expert insights to help you: Write server-side code with either Microsoft ASP.NET or PHP Build a database application that lets you create, retrieve, update, and delete records Deliver video on your site with Microsoft Silverlight® or HTML5 Add simple email functions--or build your own email application Accept payments on your site with PayPal Capture user input by building web forms and controls Set up an application to promote your site through social networking Create a site with WordPress, and discover how to use other PHP-based web applications Get code samples on the web. For system requirements, see the Introduction.
Your hands-on, step-by-step guide to the programming fundamentals for Windows AzureTM Teach yourself how to build and host scalable applications in the cloud using Windows Azure--one step at a time. Ideal for those with basic programming skills, this tutorial provides practical, learn-by-doing exercises for working with the core services and features of the Windows Azure platform. Discover how to: Extend your existing skills to the cloud development model Build a simple web role application and deploy it to the cloud Create a worker role project to perform backend processes Store persistent data with Windows Azure Storage Develop a scalable database application in the cloud using Microsoft SQL AzureTM Connect several cloud-based applications with Windows Azure AppFabric Design a multitiered solution that can scale to meet user demand
Conquer Microsoft Project 2010--from the inside out! You're beyond the basics, so dive right in and really put your project management skills 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 tackle Project 2010--and challenge yourself to new levels of mastery. Take charge of the project triangle--time, money, and scope--to balance your plan Enable collaboration among team members, sponsors, and other project stakeholders Manually schedule tasks or use the automatic scheduling engine Track and control your project using earned value analysis Create pivot views of project data with Microsoft Excel® 2010 and Visio® 2010 Manage project activities in an enterprise project-management environment Apply your experience to future projects by creating your own custom templates
Dive into the business intelligence (BI) features in SharePoint 2010--and use the right combination of tools to deliver compelling solutions. This practical guide helps you explore several BI application services available in SharePoint 2010 and Microsoft SQL Server® 2008 R2. You'll learn each technology with step-by-step instructions, and determine which ones work best in specific BI scenarios--whether you're a SharePoint administrator, SQL Server developer, or business analyst. Choose the BI tools that meet your needs--and learn how they work together Examine the BI lifecycle, from determining key performance indicators to building dashboards Take Microsoft Excel® further--gain more control and functionality with web-based Excel Services Mash up data from multiple sources using PowerPivot for Excel 2010 Create data visualizations with objects, context, and metrics using Microsoft Visio® Services Build dashboards, scorecards, and other monitoring and analysis tools with PerformancePoint® Services Use SharePoint to view BI reports side by side, no matter which tools were used to produced them Your companion web content includes: Interactive exercises that help you try out concepts or techniques Code samples that enable you to work with the exercises
Experience learning made easy--and quickly teach yourself how to create professional-looking business and technical diagrams with Visio 2010. With Step by Step, you set the pace--building and practicing the skills you need, just when you need them! Build a variety of charts and diagrams with Visio templates Draw organization charts, floor plans, flowcharts, and more Apply color, text, and themes to your Visio diagrams Use Visio shapes to link to, store, and visualize data Collaborate on diagrams with Microsoft SharePoint® 2010 Create custom diagrams with your own shapes and templates Your Step by Step digital content includes: All the book's practice files--ready to download and put to work. Fully searchable online edition of this book--with unlimited access on the Web. Free online account required.
The smart way to learn Microsoft® Outlook® 2011 for Mac--one step at a time! Experience learning made easy--and quickly teach yourself how to organize your email, arrange your calendar, and manage tasks using Outlook on your Mac. With Step by Step, you set the pace--building and practicing the skills you need, just when you need them! Switch from Microsoft Entourage with minimal disruption Manage all your e-mail accounts in one place with Outlook Use the Calendar to schedule meetings and appointments Set custom rules to sort your email automatically Prioritize and track every task--business and personal Customize Outlook to accommodate the way you work Your Step by Step digital content includes: All the book's practice files--ready to download and put to work. Fully searchable online edition of this book--with unlimited access on the Web. Free online account required. Video tutorials illustrating important procedures and concepts.
Unlock the amazing story buried in your presentation--and forget boring, bullet-point-riddled slides forever! Guided by communications expert Cliff Atkinson, you'll walk you through an innovative, three-step methodology for increasing the impact of your presentation. Discover how to combine classic storytelling techniques with the power of visual media to create a rich, engaging experience with your audience. Fully updated for PowerPoint 2010, and featuring compelling presentation examples from classroom to boardroom, this book will help transform your presentations--and your business impact!
Documents, Presentations, and Workbooks: Using Microsoft® Office to Create Content That Gets Noticedby Stephanie Krieger
Get expert techniques and best practices for creating professional-looking documents, slide presentations, and workbooks. And apply these skills as you work with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint®, and Excel® in Office 2010 or Office for Mac 2011. This hands-on guide provides constructive advice and advanced, timesaving tips to help you produce compelling content that delivers--in print or on screen. Work smarter--and create content with impact! Create your own custom Office themes and templates Use tables and styles to help organize and present content in complex Word documents Leave a lasting impression with professional-quality graphics and multimedia Work with PowerPoint masters and layouts more effectively Design Excel PivotTables for better data analysis and reporting Automate and customize documents with Microsoft Visual Basic® for Applications (VBA) and Open XML Formats Boost document collaboration and sharing with Office Web Apps Your companion web content includes: All the book's sample files for Word, PowerPoint, and Excel Files containing Microsoft Visio® samples--Visio 2010 is required for viewing
Developer’s Guide to Microsoft® Prism 4: Building Modular MVVM Applications with Windows® Presentation Foundation and Microsoft Silverlight®by Bob Brumfield Geoff Cox David Hill Brian Noyes Michael Puleio Karl Shifflett
This guide provides everything you need to get started with Prism and to use it to create flexible, maintainable Windows® Presentation Foundation (WPF) and Microsoft Silverlight® 4.0 applications. It can be challenging to design and build WPF or Silverlight client applications that are flexible, maintainable, and that can evolve over time based on changing requirements. These kinds of applications require a loosely coupled modular architecture that allows individual parts of the application to be independently developed and tested, allowing the application to be modified or extended later on. Additionally, the architecture should promote testability, code re-use, and flexibility. Prism helps you to design and build flexible and maintainable WPF and Silverlight applications by using design patterns that support important architectural design principles, such as separation of concerns and loose coupling. This guide helps you understand these design patterns and describes how you can use Prism to implement them in your WPF or Silverlight applications. This guide will show you how to use Prism to implement the Model-View-View-Model (MVVM) pattern in your application, and how to use it along with commands and interaction requests to encapsulate application logic and make it testable. It will show you how to split an application into separate functional modules that can communicate through loosely coupled events, and how to integrate those modules into the overall application. It will show you how to dynamically construct a flexible user interface by using regions, and how to implement rich navigation across a modular application. Prism allows you to use these design patterns together or in isolation, depending on your particular application requirements.
Demonstrate your expertise with Microsoft Office 2010! This all-in-one guide is designed to help you practice and prepare for the four core Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exams. With the MOS 2010 Study Guide, you get full, objective-by-objective coverage for: Exam 77-881: Microsoft Word 2010 Exam 77-882: Microsoft Excel 2010 Exam 77-883: Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Exam 77-884: Microsoft Outlook 2010 Use the book's easy-to-follow procedures and illustrations to review the essential skills measured by the MOS exams. And you can apply what you've learned hands-on--using the downloadable files for all the book's practice tasks.
Successful Project Management: Applying Best Practices and Real-World Techniques with Microsoft® Projectby Bonnie Biafore
Learn best practices and proven methods from project management professionals--and apply these skills as you work with Microsoft® Project. In this practical guide, project management expert Bonnie Biafore shows you how to manage projects efficiently and effectively, sharing the real-world experiences of project managers in several industries. You'll learn how to put the best practices and hard-won lessons of experts to work on your critical projects. Sharpen the skills you need to manage projects expertly--from start to finish Communicate effectively with project stakeholders, management, and team members Apply methods to break down the project into small, manageable pieces Define work assignments, choose resources, and build project schedules Accurately estimate project costs and work with a budget Identify project changes and manage risks Track progress and balance priorities without sacrificing quality Document project history and lessons learned to help improve future projects Project files available on the companion website.
Your CPU meter shows a problem. One core is running at 100 percent, but all the other cores are idle. Your application is CPU-bound, but you are using only a fraction of the computing power of your multicore system. Is there a way to get better performance? The answer, in a nutshell, is parallel programming. Where you once would have written the kind of sequential code that is familiar to all programmers, you now find that this no longer meets your performance goals. To use your system's CPU resources efficiently, you need to split your application into pieces that can run at the same time. Of course, this is easier said than done. Parallel programming has a reputation for being the domain of experts and a minefield of subtle, hard-to-reproduce software defects. Everyone seems to have a favorite story about a parallel program that did not behave as expected because of a mysterious bug. These stories should inspire a healthy respect for the difficulty of the problems you will face in writing your own parallel programs. Fortunately, help has arrived. The Parallel Patterns Library (PPL) and the Asynchronous Agents Library introduce a new programming model for parallelism that significantly simplifies the job. Behind the scenes are sophisticated algorithms that dynamically distribute computations on multicore architectures. In addition, Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 development system includes debugging and analysis tools to support the new parallel programming model. Proven design patterns are another source of help. This guide introduces you to the most important and frequently used patterns of parallel programming and provides executable code samples for them, using PPL. When thinking about where to begin, a good place to start is to review the patterns in this book. See if your problem has any attributes that match the six patterns presented in the following chapters. If it does, delve more deeply into the relevant pattern or patterns and study the sample code.
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