Sample chapters

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61.

Fine-Tuning Your Chatbot

  • Jan 18, 2018
  • In this sample chapter from Programming the Microsoft Bot Framework: A Multiplatform Approach to Building Chatbots, readers take a deep dive into Bot Emulator features and learn how to perform testing from user to chatbot.

62.

Manage high availability and disaster recovery

  • Nov 7, 2017
  • In this sample chapter from Exam Ref 70-764 Administering a SQL Database Infrastructure, learn how to design appropriate high availability and disaster recovery solutions in SQL Server with special attention to installation, configuration, and administration processes.

63.

Skill 4.1: Prepare on-premises Active Directory for Azure AD Connect

  • Nov 7, 2017
  • Azure Active Directory Connect is Microsoft’s replacement for DirSync and Azure Active Directory Sync tools. In Skill 4.1 from Exam Ref 70-346 Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements, 2nd Edition, explore how to prepare your on-premises Active Directory environment for synchronization of user accounts, group accounts, and more.

64.

Manage database concurrency

  • Oct 9, 2017
  • In this sample chapter from Exam Ref 70-762 Developing SQL Databases, explore skills related to the goal of managing database concurrency, including how to implement transactions, manage isolation levels, and more.

65.

Productivity solutions

  • Oct 9, 2017
  • In this sample chapter from Exam Ref 70-339 Managing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016, explore upgrade methods, customizations, and functionality provided within the SharePoint farm itself to improve productivity and business processes.

66.

Implement server hardening solutions

  • Oct 6, 2017
  • In Skill 1.1 from Exam Ref 70-744 Securing Windows Server 2016, learn about whole-disk and file encryption in Windows Server 2016.

67.

Implement Windows containers

  • Oct 6, 2017
  • The containers feature virtualizes operating systems in Windows Server 2016. In this sample chapter from Exam Ref 70-740 Installation, Storage and Compute with Windows Server 2016, learn how to deploy and manage Windows containers in cooperation with Docker.

68.

Install Windows Servers in host and compute environments

  • Oct 6, 2017
  • In Skill 1.1 from Exam Ref 70-743 Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA: Windows Server 2016, review installation requirements for the base installation of Windows Server and how Windows Server 2016 differs from previous versions.

69.

Design a multidimensional business intelligence (BI) semantic model

  • Sep 7, 2017
  • In this sample chapter from Exam Ref 70-768 Developing SQL Data Models, learn how to create a multidimensional database by using Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS), design and implement dimensions in a cube, and implement measures and measure groups in a cube.

70.

Manage data with Transact-SQL

  • Jul 19, 2017
  • In Skill 1.2 from Exam Ref 70-761 Querying Data with Transact-SQL, learn how to query multiple tables by using join statements based on provided tables, data, and requirements.

71.

Create charts and objects

  • Jul 6, 2017
  • In this sample chapter from MOS 2016 Study Guide for Microsoft Excel, learn about exam objectives related to presenting data in charts and enhancing worksheets through images, business diagrams, and text boxes.

72.

Manage and maintain AD DS

  • May 4, 2017
  • Many apps and services that you install on Windows Server run in the security context of a user account, known as a service account. In Skill 2.1 from Exam Ref 70-742 Identity with Windows Server 2016, learn how account policies enable you to control fundamental security features and how these features help secure your network—and the apps and services that run within it.

73.

Create and manage databases

  • Feb 20, 2017
  • Access databases are made up of database objects: tables, queries, forms, reports, and supporting objects such as macros. In Objective 1.1 from MOS 2016 Study Guide for Microsoft Access, learn how to create a database from a template, and import objects and data.

74.

Autoruns

  • Feb 17, 2017
  • In this sample chapter from Troubleshooting with the Windows Sysinternals Tools, 2nd Edition, learn about the fundamentals of Autoruns and how you can manage system permissions.

75.

Implement Domain Name System

  • Feb 16, 2017
  • In this sample chapter from Exam Ref 70-741 Networking with Windows Server 2016, learn how to create and manage Domain Name System (DNS) zones using the Windows Server 2016 DNS server role—and how to create and manage host and service-related records within these zones.

76.

Configure devices and device drivers

  • Feb 7, 2017
  • In this sample chapter from Exam Ref 70-698 Installing and Configuring Windows 10, learn how Windows 10 installs drivers for new devices and hardware—and how you can maintain, upgrade, or resolve issues that might occur.

77.

Create tables and lists

  • Feb 6, 2017
  • In this chapter from MOS 2016 Study Guide for Microsoft Word, learn more about exam objectives related to creating and modifying tables and lists in Microsoft Word 2016.

78.

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.

79.

Work with webpages

  • Feb 3, 2017
  • SharePoint Server includes four types of webpages. In this sample chapter from Microsoft SharePoint 2016 Step by Step, explore procedures related to creating pages, adding content to pages, managing pages, and using app parts and web parts.

80.

Models, Views, and Controllers

  • Feb 2, 2017
  • In this sample chapter from ASP.NET Core Application Development: Building an application in four sprints, the author team recaps the basics of models, views, controllers, middleware, and dependency injection.

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