Sample chapters

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Start a new plan

  • By Carl Chatfield, Timothy JohnsonOct 10, 2016
  • In this sample chapter from Microsoft Project 2016, learn how to create a new plan and set its start date. This action makes all tasks begin as soon as possible and gives you the greatest scheduling flexibility.

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Background to T-SQL querying and programming

  • By Itzik Ben-GanOct 7, 2016
  • Learning the theory behind T-SQL querying and programming is an important step in developing code. In this sample chapter from T-SQL Fundamentals, 3rd Edition, Itzik Ben-Gan provides a brief theoretical background about SQL, set theory and predicate logic, the relational model, and types of database systems.

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Azure network security

  • By Yuri Diogenes, Debra Shinder, Tom ShinderOct 4, 2016
  • Azure networking has a lot of moving parts. This chapter from Microsoft Azure Security discusses components from a security perspective, best practices, and some patterns that you might want to adopt for your own deployments.

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What is programming?

  • By Rob MilesOct 4, 2016
  • If you can organize a party, you can write a program. What happens in a program is a little different, but the basic principles are the same. In this sample chapter from Begin to Code with C#, Rob Miles discusses what it takes to be a programmer and takes a closer look at how computers process data.

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Design for cloud/hybrid identity

  • By Brian Svidergol, Robert Clements, Charles PlutaSep 19, 2016
  • The public cloud is growing and expanding services. This chapter from Exam Ref 70-398 Planning for and Managing Devices covers many Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) features and tools.

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Hello, Service Fabric!

  • By Haishi BaiAug 31, 2016
  • In this chapter from Programming Microsoft Azure Service Fabric, Haishi Bai presents what makes a great platform as a service (PaaS) and shares some of the key concepts of Service Fabric in preparation for service development.

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UX-Driven Design

  • By Dino EspositoMar 2, 2016
  • In this chapter from Modern Web Development, Dino Esposito presents the concept of UX-Driven Design (UXDD), a top-down approach to implementing the supporting architecture for your chosen system.
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Create and format notes in OneNote

  • By Curtis FryeFeb 17, 2016
  • This chapter guides you through procedures related to creating, cutting, and copying notes; applying text formatting to notes; creating lists and outlines; changing paragraph formatting; and deleting formatting and items.
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Understanding Microsoft enterprise mobility solutions

  • By Yuri Diogenes, Jeff Gilbert, Robert MazzoliFeb 17, 2016
  • This chapter explains how Microsoft enterprise mobility solutions address these areas and covers the basics of enterprise mobility management. It also covers considerations for selecting and deploying these solutions, as well as introducing a sample enterprise mobility management scenario that will be used throughout this book.
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Enhance Message Content in Microsoft Outlook 2016

  • By Joan LambertFeb 3, 2016
  • This chapter from Microsoft Outlook 2016 Step by Step guides you through procedures related to personalizing default message formatting, applying thematic elements to individual messages, creating and using automatic signatures, incorporating imagery in messages, and changing message settings and delivery options.
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Manage Scheduling in Microsoft Outlook 2016

  • By Joan LambertFeb 3, 2016
  • This chapter from Microsoft Outlook 2016 Step by Step guides you through procedures related to scheduling and changing appointments, events, and meetings; responding to meeting requests; and displaying different views of a calendar.
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Add Sound and Movement to Slides in Microsoft PowerPoint 2016

  • By Joan LambertJan 25, 2016
  • This chapter from Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 Step by Step guides you through procedures related to adding and removing slides, dividing presentations into sections, rearranging slides and sections, applying themes, and changing slide backgrounds.
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Create and Manage Slides in Microsoft PowerPoint 2016

  • By Joan LambertJan 25, 2016
  • This chapter from Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 Step by Step guides you through procedures related to adding and removing slides, dividing presentations into sections, rearranging slides and sections, applying themes, and changing slide backgrounds.
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Azure Active Directory application model

  • By Vittorio BertocciJan 22, 2016
  • This chapter from Modern Authentication with Azure Active Directory for Web Applications takes a closer look at how Azure AD represents applications and their relationships to other apps, users, and organizations.
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The OWIN OpenID Connect Middleware

  • By Vittorio BertocciJan 22, 2016
  • This chapter from Modern Authentication with Azure Active Directory for Web Applications will reveal the various layers of the object model for you, showing how you can fine-tune the authentication process to meet your needs.
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Insert and Modify Diagrams in Microsoft Word 2016

  • By Joan LambertJan 11, 2016
  • This chapter from Microsoft Word 2016 Step By Step guides you through procedures related to creating diagrams, modifying diagrams, and creating picture diagrams in Microsoft Word 2016.
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Modify the Structure and Appearance of Text in Microsoft Word 2016

  • By Joan LambertJan 11, 2016
  • This chapter from Microsoft Word 2016 Step By Step guides you through procedures related to applying character and paragraph formatting, structuring content manually, creating and modifying lists, applying styles to text, and changing a document’s theme.
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Add Structure to Your Diagrams in Microsoft Visio 2016

  • By Scott A. HelmersJan 8, 2016
  • This chapter from Microsoft Visio 2016 Step By Step guides you through procedures related to organizing shapes by using containers or lists, finding containers and lists in Visio, and annotating shapes by using callouts.
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Visualize Your Data in Microsoft Visio 2016

  • By Scott A. HelmersJan 8, 2016
  • This chapter from Microsoft Visio 2016 Step By Step guides you through procedures related to enhancing diagram effectiveness, creating and applying data graphics, editing data graphics, and creating data graphic legends.
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Troubleshooting Windows 10

  • By Ed Bott, Carl Siechert, Craig StinsonJan 7, 2016
  • This chapter from Windows 10 Inside Out shows you the many tools that Windows provides for diagnosing errors and recovering from problems.