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Creating Your Own Web Browser in Less Than Five Minutes with Microsoft Visual C# 2008 Express Edition

  • Mar 5, 2008
  • In this chapter from Microsoft Visual C# 2008 Express Edition: Build a Program Now!, you’ll learn how to build your own basic Web browser, and you’ll be able to do it in five minutes or less!

Cube Functions in Microsoft Excel 2010

  • Dec 22, 2011
  • This chapter from Microsoft Excel 2010 Formulas and Functions Inside Out covers cube functions in Microsoft Excel 2010.

Customizing a pivot table

  • By Bill JelenJan 10, 2022
  • Although pivot tables provide an extremely fast way to summarize data, sometimes the pivot table defaults are not exactly what you need. In this sample chapter from Microsoft Excel Pivot Table Data Crunching (Office 2021 and Microsoft 365), you will learn how to make common cosmetic or report layout changes, add or remove subtotals, and change summary calculations.


Customizing and Securing Microsoft Word 2010

  • Aug 15, 2010
  • Katherine Murray discusses the customization and security features of Microsoft Word 2010, in this chapter from Microsoft Word 2010 Plain & Simple.

Customizing Excel

  • By Bill JelenMay 20, 2022
  • In this sample chapter fromMicrosoft Excel Inside Out (Office 2021 and Microsoft 365), you will walk through examples of customizing the Excel ribbon and learn about important option settings.


Customizing Excel

  • By Bill JelenApr 6, 2019
  • In this sample chapter from Microsoft Excel 2019 Inside Out, learn how to perform a simple ribbon modification and how to use important option settings to customize your Excel experience.


Customizing Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009

  • Jun 10, 2009
  • This chapter from Inside Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 describes how to customize Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 inventory tables and classes to implement new inventory dimensions, explains how to customize forms in Dynamics AX, describes how to customize reports in Dynamics AX, and explains how to customize the number sequence classes in Dynamics AX to implement a new number sequence.

Customizing the appearance of Windows 10

  • Jul 3, 2018
  • In this sample chapter from Windows 10 Plain & Simple, 2nd Edition, learn how to change the desktop background, adjust colors and transparency, use themes, control screen timeout settings, enlarge text, and more.


Customizing the Appearance of Windows 10

  • Nov 2, 2015
  • This chapter from "Windows 10 Plain & Simple" shows you how to customize your Windows 10 desktop, including using themes, customizing the taskbar, and Lock Screen, moving and resizing tiles, and more.

Customizing the Windows 7 Interface

  • Sep 16, 2011
  • Learn how to customize your Windows 7 interface, including tips on working with the Start menu and taskbar.

Data Warehousing in Microsoft SQL Server 2008

  • Oct 29, 2008
  • This chapter from Programming Microsoft SQL Server 2008 explains what data warehousing is and why you should care about it, and then shows how to take advantage of specific Microsoft SQL Server 2008 data warehousing features.

Dates and date functions

  • Feb 4, 2017
  • In this chapter from Microsoft Excel Data Analysis and Business Modeling, 5th Edition, author Wayne Winston explores the most commonly used month-day-year formats in Microsoft Excel 2016.


Decision and Loop Statements in Microsoft Visual C++

  • Aug 15, 2013
  • In this chapter from Microsoft Visual C++/CLI Step by Step, you will see how to use these statements to control the flow of execution through a C++/CLI application.

Delegating the Administration of Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Domain Services

  • Mar 5, 2008
  • This chapter from Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Resource Kit describes administrative delegation, starting with a discussion of the various types of tasks that might be delegated within an enterprise. Then it describes object access, the types of permissions that can be assigned to objects residing within the directory, and how to use these permissions for delegation of administration. Finally, the chapter provides information about auditing changes to objects residing within AD DS.

Demystifying the Black Art of Software Estimation: What Is an "Estimate"?

  • Feb 22, 2006
  • When executives ask for an "estimate," they’re often asking for a commitment or for a plan to meet a target. In this chapter from Software Estimation: Demystifying the Black Art, Steve McConnell explains that the distinctions between estimates, targets, and commitments are critical to understanding what an estimate is, what an estimate is not, and how to make your estimates better.

Deploy and Update Operating Systems

  • By Andrew Bettany, Andrew WarrenAug 13, 2019
  • In this sample chapter from Exam Ref MD-101 Managing Modern Desktops, authors Bettany and Warren help you learn to plan and implement Windows 10 using dynamic deployment and Windows Autopilot.


Deploy Windows

  • By Andrew Bettany, Andrew WarrenJul 9, 2019
  • In this sample chapter from Exam Ref MD-100 Windows 10, authors Andrew Bettany and Andrew Warren explain how to deploy Windows 10 and how to perform post-installation configuration. The MD-100 Windows 10 exam focuses on how to install Windows 10 efficiently and with the least amount of administrative effort.


Deploy Your First Active Directory Forest and Domain


Deploying IIS 7.0 in the Enterprise

  • Dec 19, 2007
  • Your early success with IIS 7.0 will largely depend on your understanding of the ways you can use the software and in your ability to deploy it to support these roles, as William Stanek discusses in this chapter from Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0 Administrator's Pocket Consultant.

Deploying Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 Domain Controllers

  • Apr 24, 2014
  • This chapter from Training Guide: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2 describes how to prepare for the deployment of Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 domain controllers, how to deploy domain controllers using both Server Manager and Windows PowerShell, and how to take advantage of domain-controller virtualization.

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