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61.

Exam Ref 70-697 Configuring Windows Devices: Manage Identity

  • By Andrew Bettany, Jason KellingtonNov 19, 2015
  • Identity is an important concept in Windows, and the Manage Identity objective domain will test your understanding of how identities are managed in Windows to provide users with a consistent and secure environment. You’ll also need to know how to support Windows Store and Office 365 apps, install apps into images, and support authentication and permissions mechanisms in Windows.
62.

Understanding Values and References in Microsoft Visual C#

  • By John SharpNov 18, 2015
  • In this chapter from Microsoft Visual C# Step by Step, 8th Edition, you will learn how the characteristics of the primitive types, such as int, double, and char, differ from the characteristics of class types.
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Working with Variables, Operators, and Expressions in Microsoft Visual C#

  • By John SharpNov 18, 2015
  • This chapter from Microsoft Visual C# Step by Step, 8th Edition introduces you to the elements of Microsoft Visual C# syntax and semantics, including statements, keywords, and identifiers.
64.

Manage User Accounts and Settings in Windows 10

  • By Joan Lambert, Steve LambertNov 12, 2015
  • This chapter from Windows 10 Step by Step guides you through procedures related to creating and managing user accounts, managing account pictures and passwords, and customizing your sign-in options.
65.

Personalize Your Working Environment in Windows 10

  • By Joan Lambert, Steve LambertNov 12, 2015
  • This chapter from Windows 10 Step by Step guides you through procedures related to modifying the Start screen and Start menu, managing Start screen tiles, setting the desktop background and system colors, configuring the taskbar, and applying and managing themes.
66.

Working with Functions in Windows PowerShell

  • By Ed WilsonNov 11, 2015
  • There are clear-cut guidelines that can be used to design functions. These guidelines can be used to ensure that functions are easy to understand, easy to maintain, and easy to troubleshoot. This chapter from Windows PowerShell Step by Step, 3rd Edition examines the reasons for the scripting guidelines and provides examples of both good and bad code design.
67.

Making Windows 10 Accessible

  • By Nancy Muir BoysenNov 4, 2015
  • Windows 10 offers several accessibility features to address these needs, such as Magnifier to enlarge content on the screen, Narrator to read content to a user, the ability to adjust screen brightness or contrast, and the option of speaking text rather than typing it. This chapter from "Windows 10 Plain & Simple" covers these accessibility features.
68.

The VertiPaq Engine in DAX

  • By Alberto Ferrari, Marco RussoNov 3, 2015
  • This chapter from "The Definitive Guide to DAX: Business intelligence with Microsoft Excel, SQL Server Analysis Services, and Power BI" covers the internal architecture of the VertiPaq engine: the in-memory columnar database that stores and hosts your model.
69.

Understanding Evaluation Contexts in DAX

  • By Alberto Ferrari, Marco RussoNov 3, 2015
  • This chapter from "The Definitive Guide to DAX: Business intelligence with Microsoft Excel, SQL Server Analysis Services, and Power BI" covers evaluation contexts, which are the basis of all of the advanced features of DAX.
70.

Customizing the Appearance of Windows 10

  • By Nancy Muir BoysenNov 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.
71.

Overview of Windows PowerShell 5.0

  • By Ed WilsonNov 2, 2015
  • This chapter from "Windows PowerShell Step by Step, 3rd Edition" covers the basic use and capabilities of Windows PowerShell, how to install Windows PowerShell, how to use basic command-line utilities inside Windows PowerShell and access Windows PowerShell help, and run and get help on basic Windows PowerShell cmdlets.
72.

How to Change the Appearance of a Workbook in Microsoft Excel 2016

  • By Curtis FryeOct 16, 2015
  • This chapter from Microsoft Excel 2016 Step by Step guides you through procedures related to changing the appearance of data, applying existing formats to data, making numbers easier to read, changing data’s appearance based on its value, and adding images to worksheets.
73.

How to Combine Data from Multiple Sources in Microsoft Excel 2016

  • By Curtis FryeOct 16, 2015
  • This chapter from Microsoft Excel 2016 Step by Step guides you through procedures related to using a workbook as a template for other workbooks, linking to data in other workbooks, and consolidating multiple sets of data into a single workbook.
74.

Provision SharePoint Online Site Collections

  • By Orin ThomasSep 5, 2015
  • Understanding how to configure and manage SharePoint Online site collections is critical for an Office 365 administrator. This chapter from Exam Ref 70-347 Enabling Office 365 Services covers how to configure external user sharing, create SharePoint site collection, and plan a collaboration solution.
75.

Provisioning Office 365

  • By Orin ThomasJun 30, 2015
  • In this chapter from Exam Ref 70-346 Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements, learn the basic process of setting up an Office 365 tenancy. To master this objective you’ll need to understand some of the prerequisites, such as what you’ll need to think about before signing up for an Office 365 subscription, what an Office 365 tenant name is, what the different administrator roles are, and what to manage regarding tenant subscriptions and licensing.
76.

Create and Manage Users and Groups in Active Directory

77.

Deploy Your First Active Directory Forest and Domain

78.

Get Started with Office 365

  • By Blain BartonJun 24, 2015
  • Office 365, one of the public cloud-based services offered by Microsoft, is a software as a service (SaaS) suite that includes not only the personal computer versions of Office, but also mobile versions and the server services needed to connect them. If you’re ready to learn more about Office 365, this chapter from Microsoft Public Cloud Services: Setting up your business in the cloud will give you a great overview.
79.

Design Microsoft Azure Infrastructure and Networking

80.

Managing User Profiles in Microsoft SharePoint Online for Office 365

  • By Bill EnglishJun 23, 2015
  • In this chapter from Microsoft SharePoint Online for Office 365: Administering and configuring for the cloud, Bill English introduces the management of user profiles and discusses the usefulness of these profiles for finding experience and expertise within your organization. He looks at how to create new user profiles and why you might want to create user subtypes to make unique profiles or different profile types in your environment. He also discusses organization profiles and how to set up My Sites.

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