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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
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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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Configure, adapt, and extend Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011--guided by two of the leading implementation specialists in the field. Whether you're an IT professional, a developer, or a power user, you'll get pragmatic, hands-on insights for customizing CRM in your organization--with or without programming. Discover how to:Set up and configure your system Plan and configure security settings and information access Easily customize form attributes, views, and relationships Create and deploy custom reports Use xRM to quickly create and efficiently manage line-of-business applications Automate business workflows Extend Microsoft Dynamics CRM with scripts and assemblies
Build and support dynamic, Web-enabled documents with this indispensable guide to XML. This pocket-sized resource zeroes in on the latest XML standards and technologies, including Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL), XML schemas, XLink, and XPath--delivering critical details through quick-reference tables, step-by-step instructions, lists, and code samples. It's the precise information you need to solve problems and get the job done--no matter what kind of content you want to get on line! GET FAST FACTS TO: Understand XML fundamentals, including naming rules Describe data structure using DTDs Achieve greater power and flexibility with XML schemas Get at-a-glance reference to schema declarations Use namespaces to avoid naming conflicts Create rich formatting with XSL stylesheets Build links to and extract database information Structure XML data dynamically using XSL Transformations and XPath Create hypertext references with XLink and XPointer
This is not a book about how to use Microsoft Visual Studio 2005, but rather a book that shows how to adapt it to work best for you. Visual Studio 2005 includes a range of tools that allow customization of the development environment. This book shows how to use editors and macros, the add-in architecture, the programmable user interface, and other extensibility features to make repetitive development tasks easier and give programming teams common tools.
Drawing on the experience of Microsoft consultants working in the field, as well as external organizations that have migrated from UNIX to Microsoft® Windows®, this guide offers practical, prescriptive guidance on the issues you are likely to face when porting existing UNIX applications to the Windows operating system environment. Senior IT decision makers, network managers, and operations managers will get real-world guidance and best practices on planning and implementation issues to understand the different methods through which migration or co-existence can be accomplished. Also detailing changes required at the coding level, this guide is a valuable resource for both UNIX programmers and Windows programmers. 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.
Get expert, pragmatic guidance on how to design and build smart client solutions that combine the benefits of traditional, rich-client applications with the manageability of thin clients. Software architects and developers will learn how to evaluate whether a smart client solution is appropriate for their client architecture, and get practical recommendations on how to deal with the design and technical challenges associated with building smart clients solutions using Microsoft® Windows® Forms technology in the Microsoft .NET Framework. Topics include handling data, connecting to the back end, offline functionality, security features, multithreading, deployment, and performance. 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.
The SQL Server 2000 High Availability Planning Guide helps database designers and systems engineers design data centers that can achieve the level of availability needed for particular business environments. This guide discusses each barrier to achieving a highly available data center and analyzes the solutions to each of these barriers. The importance of using a combination of best practices, database backups, redundant components, and redundant servers is emphasized as the key to ensuring high availability. What this guide covers: Best practices to prevent downtime Using backup to recover from disaster Using hardware redundancy to prevent downtime Using redundancy to minimize downtime Patterns & practices contains specific recommendations illustrating how to design, build, deploy, and operate architecturally sound solutions to challenging business and technical scenarios. The technical guidance is reviewed and approved by Microsoft engineering teams, consultants, and Product Support Services, and by partners and customers. Patterns & Practices are: Proven: Based on field experience Authoritative: Offers the best advice available Accurate: Technically validated and tested Actionable: Provides the steps to success Relevant: Addresses real world problems Contents: Introduction to High Availability Overcoming Barriers to High Availability Recovering a Data Center by Using Database Backups Preventing Downtime by Using Redundant Components Minimizing Downtime by Using Redundant Servers
Get reliable, real-world answers to your questions about application deployment for Microsoft® .NET. This guide provides practical, prescriptive guidance for administrators monitoring and maintaining enterprise-level business applications based on the.NET Framework within hybrid data center environments. It also provides key information for developers designing and creating these .NET Framework-based applications. Focusing on three critical areas--security, monitoring and reporting, and sizing and capacity planning--the book recommends best solutions within each scenario. 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.
Get the in-depth technical details you need to support TCP/IP on the Windows® Server 2003 platform with this comprehensive technical guide. Combining concepts with packet examples, it steps layer by layer through the TCP/IP protocols and services that Windows Server 2003 supports to help you understand how they work and how they're implemented in the operating system. With the latest information about: Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS) Internet Protocol Security (IPSec) Virtual private networks (VPNs) A must-have for any technical professional who works with Windows Server 2003 and TCP/IP Includes details about these protocols and services: Network interface layer protocols: Local area network (LAN) and wide area network (WAN) encapsulations, Address Resolution Protocol (ARP), and PPP Internet layer protocols: Internet Protocol (IP) basics, addressing, and routing; Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP); Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP); and an overview of Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) Transport layer protocols: User Datagram Protocol (UDP), Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) basics, TCP connections, TCP data flow, and TCP retransmission, and time-out Application layer protocols and services: Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Domain Name System (DNS), Windows Internet Name Service (WINS), file and printer sharing, RADIUS and Internet Authentication Service (IAS), Microsoft® Internet Information Services (IIS) and the Internet protocols, IPSec, and VPNs.Winner of a Merit Award at the Puget Sound Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication (STC), January 2004). 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.
Designed for database administrators and system engineers, this guide provides real-world, task-based information and best practices for the day-to-day management of SQL Server 2000. It draws on the combined knowledge and experience of Microsoft Consulting Services (MCS), Microsoft's Internal Technical Support Group, and the SQL Server Developer Team--illustrating both the theory behind and the field-tested practices for improving database operations. Get specific instructions and recommendations for server monitoring, backup, verification of scheduled events, capacity planning, developer and end user support, and other key procedures--exploiting the lessons learned from real enterprise settings to improve team responsiveness and effectiveness and help avoid common errors. All PATTERNS & PRACTICES guides are--reviewed and approved by Microsoft engineering teams, consultants, partners, and customers--deliver accurate, real-world information that's technically validated and tested.
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