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Microsoft Visual C# Step by Step (Developer Reference)

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Your hands-on guide to Microsoft Visual C# fundamentals with Visual Studio 2015 Expand your expertise--and teach yourself the fundamentals of programming with the latest version of Visual C# with Visual Studio 2015. If you are an experienced software developer, you’ll get all the guidance, exercises, and code you need to start building responsive, scalable Windows 10 and Universal Windows Platform applications with Visual C#. Discover how to:
  • Quickly start creating Visual C# code and projects with Visual Studio 2015
  • Work with variables, operators, expressions, and methods
  • Control program flow with decision and iteration statements
  • Build more robust apps with error, exception, and resource management
  • Master the essentials of Visual C# object-oriented programming
  • Use enumerations, structures, generics, collections, indexers, and other advanced features
  • Create in-memory data queries with LINQ query expressions
  • Improve application throughput and response time with asynchronous methods
  • Decouple application logic and event handling
  • Streamline development with new app templates
  • Implement the Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) pattern
  • Build Universal Windows Platform apps that smoothly adapt to PCs, tablets, and Windows phones
  • Integrate Microsoft Azure cloud databases and RESTful web services
About You
  • For software developers who are new to Visual C# or who are upgrading from older versions
  • Readers should have experience with at least one programming language
  • No prior Microsoft .NET or Visual Studio development experience required
Author: John Sharp
Published by: Microsoft Press | Publication date: 10/28/2015
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 818 pages

Windows Server 2016 Inside Out (includes Current Book Service)

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Conquer Windows Server 2016—from the inside out! Dive into Windows Server 2016—and really put your Windows Server expertise to work. Focusing on Windows Server 2016’s most powerful and innovative features, this supremely organized reference packs hundreds of timesaving solutions, tips, and workarounds—all you need to plan, implement, or manage Windows Server in enterprise, data center, cloud, and hybrid environments. Fully reflecting Windows Server new capabilities for the cloud-first era, Orin covers everything from Nano Server to Windows Server and Hyper-V Containers. You’ll discover how experts tackle today’s essential tasks—and challenge yourself to new levels of mastery. • Optimize the full Windows Server 2016 lifecycle, from planning and configuration through rollout and administration • Ensure fast, reliable upgrades and migrations • Seamlessly deliver core DNS, DHCP, file, print, storage, and Internet services • Use IPAM to centrally manage all enterprise DNS and DHCP infrastructure • Gain dramatic storage utilization improvements with built-in deduplication and storage replica • Build flexible cloud and hybrid environments with Windows Containers and Shielded VMs • Seamlessly integrate Azure IaaS services with Windows Server 2016 • Slash resource usage and improve availability with tiny Nano Server installations • Improve configuration management with Desired State Configuration and Chef • Deliver Active Directory identity, certificate, federation, and rights management services • Protect servers, clients, assets, and users with advanced Windows Server 2016 security features including Just Enough Administration   For Experienced Windows Server Users and IT Professionals • Your role: Experienced intermediate-to-advanced level Windows Server user or IT professional • Prerequisites: Basic understanding of Windows Server procedures, techniques, and navigation    
Author: Orin Thomas
Published by: Microsoft Press | Publication date: 05/01/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 720 pages

ASP.NET Core Application Development: Building an application in four sprints (Developer Reference)

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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.   Through four complete sprints, this book takes you through every step needed to build brand new cross-platform web apps with ASP.NET Core, and make them available on the Internet. You won't just master Microsoft's revolutionary open source ASP.NET Core technology: you'll learn how to integrate the immense power of MVC, Docker, Azure Web Apps, Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code, C#, JavaScript, TypeScript, and Entity Framework.   Working through the authors' carefully designed sprints, you'll start with a blank canvas, move through software architecture and design, adjusting to user feedback, recovering from mistakes, builds, testing, deployment, maintenance, refactoring, and more. Along the way, you'll learn techniques for delivering state-of-the-art software to users more rapidly and repeatably than ever before.
Published by: Microsoft Press | Publication date: 11/29/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 432 pages

Analyzing Data with Power BI and Power Pivot for Excel (Business Skills)

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Renowned DAX experts Alberto Ferrari and Marco Russo teach you how to design data models for maximum efficiency and effectiveness.   How can you use Excel and Power BI to gain real insights into your information? As you examine your data, how do you write a formula that provides the numbers you need? The answers to both of these questions lie with the data model. This book introduces the basic techniques for shaping data models in Excel and Power BI. It’s meant for readers who are new to data modeling as well as for experienced data modelers looking for tips from the experts. If you want to use Power BI or Excel to analyze data, the many real-world examples in this book will help you look at your reports in a different way–like experienced data modelers do. As you’ll soon see, with the right data model, the correct answer is always a simple one!   By reading this book, you will: • Gain an understanding of the basics of data modeling, including tables, relationships, and keys • Familiarize yourself with star schemas, snowflakes, and common modeling techniques • Learn the importance of granularity • Discover how to use multiple fact tables, like sales and purchases, in a complex data model • Manage calendar-related calculations by using date tables • Track historical attributes, like previous addresses of customers or manager assignments • Use snapshots to compute quantity on hand • Work with multiple currencies in the most efficient way • Analyze events that have durations, including overlapping durations • Learn what data model you need to answer your specific business questions   About This Book • For Excel and Power BI users who want to exploit the full power of their favorite tools • For BI professionals seeking new ideas for modeling data
Published by: Microsoft Press | Publication date: 04/28/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 256 pages

Tabular Modeling in Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services (Developer Reference)

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Build agile and responsive business intelligence solutions Create a semantic model and analyze data using the tabular model in SQL Server 2016 Analysis Services to create corporate-level business intelligence (BI) solutions. Led by two BI experts, you will learn how to build, deploy, and query a tabular model by following detailed examples and best practices. This hands-on book shows you how to use the tabular model’s in-memory database to perform rapid analytics—whether you are new to Analysis Services or already familiar with its multidimensional model.   Discover how to: • Determine when a tabular or multidimensional model is right for your project • Build a tabular model using SQL Server Data Tools in Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 • Integrate data from multiple sources into a single, coherent view of company information • Choose a data-modeling technique that meets your organization’s performance and usability requirements • Implement security by establishing administrative and data user roles • Define and implement partitioning strategies to reduce processing time • Use Tabular Model Scripting Language (TMSL) to execute and automate administrative tasks • Optimize your data model to reduce the memory footprint for VertiPaq • Choose between in-memory (VertiPaq) and pass-through (DirectQuery) engines for tabular models • Select the proper hardware and virtualization configurations • Deploy and manipulate tabular models from C# and PowerShell using AMO and TOM libraries   Get code samples, including complete apps, at: https://aka.ms/tabular/downloads   About This Book • For BI professionals who are new to SQL Server 2016 Analysis Services or already familiar with previous versions of the product, and who want the best reference for creating and maintaining tabular models. • Assumes basic familiarity with database design and business analytics concepts.
Published by: Microsoft Press | Publication date: 04/12/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 512 pages

Exam Ref 70-345 Designing and Deploying Microsoft Exchange Server 2016

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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.   The Exam Ref 70-345 Designing and Deploying Microsoft Exchange Server 2016, 1/e,  is the official study guide for Microsoft certification exams. Featuring concise coverage of the skills measured by the exam, challenging Thought Experiments, and pointers to more in-depth material for the candidate needing additional study, exam candidates get professional-level preparation for the exam. The Exam Ref helps candidates determine their readiness for the exam, and provides Exam Tips to help maximize their performance on the exam. The organization of the material mirrors the skills measured by the exam as presented on the certification exam webpage.   Microsoft exams validate on-the-job experience and product knowledge. IT Pros interested in taking Exam 70-345 are likely interested in enhancing their skills for the latest version of Exchange Server. Passing this exam counts toward the MCSE certification. The exam will validate knowledge and skills for designing, deploying, and troubleshooting for Exchange Server 2016. Topics include mailbox databases, Client Access Services, and transport services. Also covered are how to manage an Exchange infrastructure, security, compliance, archiving, eDiscovery, and auditing.
Published by: Microsoft Press | Publication date: 08/30/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 400 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, 688 pages

I.M. Wright's Hard Code: A Decade of Hard-Won Lessons from Microsoft (Developer Best Practices)

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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
Published by: Microsoft Press | Publication date: 07/15/2011
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 448 pages

Exam Ref 70-742 Identity with Windows Server 2016

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Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-742—and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of Windows Server 2016 identity features and functionality. Designed for experienced IT 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:   ·       Install and configure Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) ·       Manage and maintain AD DS ·       Create and manage Group Policy ·       Implement Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS) ·       Implement identity federation and access solutions   This Microsoft Exam Ref:   ·       Organizes its coverage by exam objectives ·       Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge you ·       Assumes you have experience working with Windows Server, Windows clients, and virtualization; are familiar with core networking technologies, and are aware of basic security best practices
Published by: Microsoft Press | Publication date: 03/23/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 384 pages

MOS 2016 Study Guide for Microsoft Excel Expert (MOS Study Guide)

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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.   Hone your advanced Excel 2016 skills. And earn the credential that proves it! Demonstrate your expertise with Microsoft Excel! Designed to help you practice and prepare for Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Excel Expert 2016 certification, this official Study Guide delivers:
  • In-depth preparation for each MOS objective
  • Detailed procedures to help build the skills measured by the exam
  • Hands-on tasks to practice what you’ve learned
  • Ready-made practice files
Sharpen the skills measured by these objectives:
  • Create and Manage Workbooks
  • Apply Custom Formatting and Layouts
  • Create Advanced Formulas
  • Perform Data Analysis
  • Create Advanced Charts and PivotTables
Published by: Microsoft Press | Publication date: 11/04/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 192 pages
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