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Code Complete (Developer Best Practices)

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Widely considered one of the best practical guides to programming, Steve McConnell’s original CODE COMPLETE has been helping developers write better software for more than a decade. Now this classic book has been fully updated and revised with leading-edge practices—and hundreds of new code samples—illustrating the art and science of software construction. Capturing the body of knowledge available from research, academia, and everyday commercial practice, McConnell synthesizes the most effective techniques and must-know principles into clear, pragmatic guidance. No matter what your experience level, development environment, or project size, this book will inform and stimulate your thinking—and help you build the highest quality code. Discover the timeless techniques and strategies that help you:
  • Design for minimum complexity and maximum creativity
  • Reap the benefits of collaborative development
  • Apply defensive programming techniques to reduce and flush out errors
  • Exploit opportunities to refactor—or evolve—code, and do it safely
  • Use construction practices that are right-weight for your project
  • Debug problems quickly and effectively
  • Resolve critical construction issues early and correctly
  • Build quality into the beginning, middle, and end of your project
Published by: Microsoft Press | Publication date: 06/09/2004
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 960 pages

Microsoft .NET - Architecting Applications for the Enterprise (Developer Reference)

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A software architect’s digest of core practices, pragmatically applied Designing effective architecture is your best strategy for managing project complexity–and improving your results. But the principles and practices of software architecting–what the authors call the “science of hard decisions”–have been evolving for cloud, mobile, and other shifts. Now fully revised and updated, this book shares the knowledge and real-world perspectives that enable you to design for success–and deliver more successful solutions. In this fully updated Second Edition, you will:
  • Learn how only a deep understanding of domain can lead to appropriate architecture
  • Examine domain-driven design in both theory and implementation
  • Shift your approach to code first, model later–including multilayer architecture
  • Capture the benefits of prioritizing software maintainability
  • See how readability, testability, and extensibility lead to code quality
  • Take a user experience (UX) first approach, rather than designing for data
  • Review patterns for organizing business logic
  • Use event sourcing and CQRS together to model complex business domains more effectively
  • Delve inside the persistence layer, including patterns and implementation.
Published by: Microsoft Press | Publication date: 08/28/2014
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 418 pages

Exam Ref 70-535 Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions

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Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-535–and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of architecting complete cloud solutions on the Microsoft Azure platform. Designed for architects and other cloud professionals ready to advance their status, Exam Ref focuses on the critical thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the MCSA level.  Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives: 
  • Design compute infrastructure 
  • Design data implementation 
  • Design networking implementation 
  • Design security and identity solutions 
  • Design solutions by using platform services 
  • Design for operations 
This Microsoft Exam Ref: 
  • Organizes its coverage by exam skills 
  • Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge you 
  • Includes DevOps and hybrid technologies and scenarios 
  • Assumes you have experience building infrastructure and applications on the Microsoft Azure platform, and understand the services it offers 
Published by: Microsoft Press | Publication date: 06/04/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 432 pages

Microsoft Excel Data Analysis and Business Modeling

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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book.   Master business modeling and analysis techniques with Microsoft Excel 2016, and transform data into bottom-line results. Written by award-winning educator Wayne Winston, this hands on, scenario-focused guide helps you use Excel’s newest tools to ask the right questions and get accurate, actionable answers. This edition adds 150+ new problems with solutions, plus a chapter of basic spreadsheet models to make sure you’re fully up to speed. Solve real business problems with Excel–and build your competitive advantage
  • Quickly transition from Excel basics to sophisticated analytics
  • Summarize data by using PivotTables and Descriptive Statistics
  • Use Excel trend curves, multiple regression, and exponential smoothing
  • Master advanced functions such as OFFSET and INDIRECT
  • Delve into key financial, statistical, and time functions
  • Leverage the new charts in Excel 2016 (including box and whisker and waterfall charts)
  • Make charts more effective by using Power View
  • Tame complex optimizations by using Excel Solver
  • Run Monte Carlo simulations on stock prices and bidding models
  • Work with the AGGREGATE function and table slicers
  • Create PivotTables from data in different worksheets or workbooks
  • Learn about basic probability and Bayes’ Theorem
  • Automate repetitive tasks by using macros
Published by: Microsoft Press | Publication date: 11/29/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 863 pages

Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software (Developer Best Practices)

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What do flashlights, the British invasion, black cats, and seesaws have to do with computers? In CODE, they show us the ingenious ways we manipulate language and invent new means of communicating with each other. And through CODE, we see how this ingenuity and our very human compulsion to communicate have driven the technological innovations of the past two centuries. Using everyday objects and familiar language systems such as Braille and Morse code, author Charles Petzold weaves an illuminating narrative for anyone who’s ever wondered about the secret inner life of computers and other smart machines. It’s a cleverly illustrated and eminently comprehensible story—and along the way, you’ll discover you’ve gained a real context for understanding today’s world of PCs, digital media, and the Internet. No matter what your level of technical savvy, CODE will charm you—and perhaps even awaken the technophile within.
Published by: Microsoft Press | Publication date: 10/11/2000
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 400 pages

How We Test Software at Microsoft (Developer Best Practices)

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It may surprise you to learn that Microsoft employs as many software testers as developers. Less surprising is the emphasis the company places on the testing discipline—and its role in managing quality across a diverse, 150+ product portfolio. This book—written by three of Microsoft’s most prominent test professionals—shares the best practices, tools, and systems used by the company’s 9,000-strong corps of testers. Learn how your colleagues at Microsoft design and manage testing, their approach to training and career development, and what challenges they see ahead. Most important, you’ll get practical insights you can apply for better results in your organization. Discover how to:
  • Design effective tests and run them throughout the product lifecycle
  • Minimize cost and risk with functional tests, and know when to apply structural techniques
  • Measure code complexity to identify bugs and potential maintenance issues
  • Use models to generate test cases, surface unexpected application behavior, and manage risk
  • Know when to employ automated tests, design them for long-term use, and plug into an automation infrastructure
  • Review the hallmarks of great testers—and the tools they use to run tests, probe systems, and track progress efficiently
  • Explore the challenges of testing services vs. shrink-wrapped software
Published by: Microsoft Press | Publication date: 12/10/2008
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 405 pages

Troubleshooting with the Windows Sysinternals Tools

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Optimize Windows system reliability and performance with Sysinternals IT pros and power users consider the free Windows Sysinternals tools indispensable for diagnosing, troubleshooting, and deeply understanding the Windows platform. In this extensively updated guide, Sysinternals creator Mark Russinovich and Windows expert Aaron Margosis help you use these powerful tools to optimize any Windows system’s reliability, efficiency, performance, and security. The authors first explain Sysinternals’ capabilities and help you get started fast. Next, they offer in-depth coverage of each major tool, from Process Explorer and Process Monitor to Sysinternals’ security and file utilities. Then, building on this knowledge, they show the tools being used to solve real-world cases involving error messages, hangs, sluggishness, malware infections, and much more. Windows Sysinternals creator Mark Russinovich and Aaron Margosis show you how to:
  • Use Process Explorer to display detailed process and system information
  • Use Process Monitor to capture low-level system events, and quickly filter the output to narrow down root causes
  • List, categorize, and manage software that starts when you start or sign in to your computer, or when you run Microsoft Office or Internet Explorer
  • Verify digital signatures of files, of running programs, and of the modules loaded in those programs
  • Use Autoruns, Process Explorer, Sigcheck, and Process Monitor features that can identify and clean malware infestations
  • Inspect permissions on files, keys, services, shares, and other objects
  • Use Sysmon to monitor security-relevant events across your network
  • Generate memory dumps when a process meets specified criteria
  • Execute processes remotely, and close files that were opened remotely
  • Manage Active Directory objects and trace LDAP API calls
  • Capture detailed data about processors, memory, and clocks
  • Troubleshoot unbootable devices, file-in-use errors, unexplained communication, and many other problems
  • Understand Windows core concepts that aren’t well-documented elsewhere
Published by: Microsoft Press | Publication date: 10/10/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 690 pages

Microsoft Azure Security Center (IT Best Practices - Microsoft Press)

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Discover high-value Azure security insights, tips, and operational optimizations This book presents comprehensive Azure Security Center techniques for safeguarding cloud and hybrid environments. Leading Microsoft security and cloud experts Yuri Diogenes and Dr. Thomas Shinder show how to apply Azure Security Center’s full spectrum of features and capabilities to address protection, detection, and response in key operational scenarios. You’ll learn how to secure any Azure workload, and optimize virtually all facets of modern security, from policies and identity to incident response and risk management. Whatever your role in Azure security, you’ll learn how to save hours, days, or even weeks by solving problems in most efficient, reliable ways possible.   Two of Microsoft’s leading cloud security experts show how to: • Assess the impact of cloud and hybrid environments on security, compliance, operations, data protection, and risk management • Master a new security paradigm for a world without traditional perimeters • Gain visibility and control to secure compute, network, storage, and application workloads • Incorporate Azure Security Center into your security operations center • Integrate Azure Security Center with Azure AD Identity Protection Center and third-party solutions • Adapt Azure Security Center’s built-in policies and definitions for your organization • Perform security assessments and implement Azure Security Center recommendations • Use incident response features to detect, investigate, and address threats • Create high-fidelity fusion alerts to focus attention on your most urgent security issues • Implement application whitelisting and just-in-time VM access • Monitor user behavior and access, and investigate compromised or misused credentials • Customize and perform operating system security baseline assessments • Leverage integrated threat intelligence to identify known bad actors 
Published by: Microsoft Press | Publication date: 06/04/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 187 pages

Microsoft Azure Security Infrastructure (IT Best Practices - Microsoft Press)

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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book.   Implement maximum control, security, and compliance processes in Azure cloud environments In Microsoft Azure Security Infrastructure ,1/e  three leading experts show how to plan, deploy, and operate Microsoft Azure with outstanding levels of control, security, and compliance. You’ll learn how to prepare infrastructure with Microsoft’s integrated tools, prebuilt templates, and managed services–and use these to help safely build and manage any enterprise, mobile, web, or Internet of Things (IoT) system. The authors guide you through enforcing, managing, and verifying robust security at physical, network, host, application, and data layers. You’ll learn best practices for security-aware deployment, operational management, threat mitigation, and continuous improvement–so you can help protect all your data, make services resilient to attack, and stay in control no matter how your cloud systems evolve.   Three Microsoft Azure experts show you how to: • Understand cloud security boundaries and responsibilities • Plan for compliance, risk management, identity/access management, operational security, and endpoint and data protection • Explore Azure’s defense-in-depth security architecture • Use Azure network security patterns and best practices • Help safeguard data via encryption, storage redundancy, rights management, database security, and storage security • Help protect virtual machines with Microsoft Antimalware for Azure Cloud Services and Virtual Machines • Use the Microsoft Azure Key Vault service to help secure cryptographic keys and other confidential information • Monitor and help protect Azure and on-premises resources with Azure Security Center and Operations Management Suite • Effectively model threats and plan protection for IoT systems • Use Azure security tools for operations, incident response, and forensic investigation 
Published by: Microsoft Press | Publication date: 08/19/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 224 pages

Windows 10 Step by Step

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The quick way to learn today’s Windows 10! This is learning made easy. Get more done quickly with the newest version of Windows 10. Jump in wherever you need answers–brisk lessons and colorful screenshots show you exactly what to do, step by step.
  • Do what you want to do with Windows 10!
  • Explore fun and functional improvements in the newest version
  • Customize your sign-in and manage connections
  • Quickly find files on your computer or in the cloud
  • Tailor your Windows 10 experience for easy access to the information and tools you want
  • Work more efficiently with Quick Action and other shortcuts
  • Get personalized assistance and manage third-party services with Cortana
  • Interact with the web faster and more safely with Microsoft Edge
  • Protect your computer, information, and privacy
Author: Joan Lambert
Published by: Microsoft Press | Publication date: 12/18/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 640 pages
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