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81.

Agile Project Management with Kanban: Adapting from Waterfall

82.

Exam Ref 70-695 Deploying Windows Devices and Enterprise Apps (MCSE): Implement a Lite-Touch Deployment

83.

Design and Implement an Azure Storage Strategy

84.

T-SQL Querying: TOP and OFFSET-FETCH

  • By Itzik Ben-Gan, Kevin Farlee, Adam Machanic, Dejan SarkaMar 11, 2015
  • This chapter from T-SQL Querying starts with the logical design aspects of the filters. It then uses a paging scenario to demonstrate their optimization. The chapter also covers the use of TOP with modification statements. Finally, the chapter demonstrates the use of TOP and OFFSET-FETCH in solving practical problems like top N per group and median.
85.

Implement an Azure Active Directory

86.

Exam Ref 70-342 Advanced Solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 (MCSE): Design, Configure, and Manage Site Resiliency

  • By Brian Reid, Steve GoodmanFeb 10, 2015
  • This chapter from Exam Ref 70-342 Advanced Solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 (MCSE) discusses the features and roles of Exchange Server 2013 that are utilized in a resilient site design so that you can be sure you have a solid understanding of the requirements of the software, and so that your network, servers, and processes will work as required.
87.

Extend Microsoft Access Applications to the Cloud: Creating a Blank Web App and Using Templates

  • By Andrew CouchFeb 9, 2015
  • In this chapter from Extend Microsoft Access Applications to the Cloud, you'll see how you can create a new blank web app using design tools without needing to import existing data. You’ll also look at basic design activities such as creating lookups and relationships, adding validation rules, indexing, and using calculated fields.
88.

Extend Microsoft Access Applications to the Cloud: Creating Data Sources by Using Queries

  • By Andrew CouchFeb 9, 2015
  • In this chapter from Extend Microsoft Access Applications to the Cloud, Andrew Couch provides a detailed explanation of how queries are created and how they can then be used in your application.
89.

Azure Websites and Azure Cloud Services

  • By Michael Collier, Robin ShahanFeb 6, 2015
  • In this chapter from Microsoft Azure Essentials - Fundamentals of Azure, the authors take a look at two of the Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings in Microsoft Azure: Azure Websites and Azure Cloud Services. They talk about what Azure Websites is, how to use the service to create websites, and how to keep them updated. They also look at the options for prebuilt websites offered by Azure.
90.

How to Store and Retrieve Data in Microsoft Excel for the iPad

  • By Joan LambertFeb 6, 2015
  • Excel provides a practical yet powerful way to store massive amounts of data. This chapter from Microsoft Office for iPad Step by Step guides you through procedures related to creating workbooks and worksheets, managing worksheets and worksheet elements, populating worksheets with text or numeric data, modifying worksheet structure, and formatting data for presentation. It also includes procedures for efficiently displaying, filtering, and sorting data to provide specific information and perspectives.
91.

How to Use OneNote to Store Information in Digital Notebooks on Your iPad

  • By Joan LambertFeb 6, 2015
  • This chapter from Microsoft Office for iPad Step by Step guides you through procedures related to creating and opening notebooks, adding sections to notebooks, adding pages to sections, adding content to pages, managing notebook content, and closing notebooks in OneNote.
92.

Exam Ref 70-696 Managing Enterprise Devices and Apps (MCSE): Plan and Implement Software Updates

  • By Orin ThomasDec 31, 2014
  • In this chapter from Exam Ref 70-696 Managing Enterprise Devices and Apps (MCSE), you learn about deploying third-party updates by using System Center Updates Publisher, deploying updates by using Configuration Manager, and deploying and managing updates by using Microsoft Intune.
93.

Scenario-Focused Engineering: Take an Experimental Approach

  • By Austina De Bonte, Drew FletcherDec 16, 2014
  • In this chapter from Scenario-Focused Engineering: A toolbox for innovation and customer-centricity, get an overview of the customer-focused, iterative approach called the Fast Feedback Cycle. You will see what it looks like, what the basic activities are at each stage, and how the stages fit together.
94.

Configure System Center Integration

  • By Orin ThomasOct 27, 2014
  • In this chapter from Exam Ref 70-247 Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud (MCSE) you'll learn how to integrate several different System Center products, allowing them to build off each other’s functionality. You’ll also learn about Service Provider Foundation, and Microsoft Azure Pack for Windows Server, which allow you to customize the way that users of your private cloud interact with the infrastructure.
95.

The Liskov Substitution Principle

  • By Gary McLean HallOct 15, 2014
  • The Liskov substitution principle (LSP) is a collection of guidelines for creating inheritance hierarchies in which a client can reliably use any class or subclass without compromising the expected behavior. This chapter from Adaptive Code via C#: Agile coding with design patterns and SOLID principles explains what the LSP is and how to avoid breaking its rules.
96.

Creating Mobile Apps with Xamarin.Forms: Infrastructure

  • By Charles PetzoldOct 1, 2014
  • This chapter from Creating Mobile Apps with Xamarin.Forms, Preview Edition presents an actual application built from the ground up.
97.

Discovering the Domain Architecture

  • By Dino Esposito, Andrea SaltarelloSep 10, 2014
  • In this chapter from Microsoft .NET - Architecting Applications for the Enterprise, 2nd Edition, the authors explain that understanding the domain leads to discovering an appropriate architecture. However, it doesn’t have to be a single, top-level architecture for the entire application. As you recognize subdomains, you can model each to subapplications, each coded with the most effective architecture.
98.

Introducing CQRS

  • By Dino Esposito, Andrea SaltarelloSep 10, 2014
  • This chapter from Microsoft .NET - Architecting Applications for the Enterprise, 2nd Edition introduces CQRS, which propounds the separation between domain layers and the use of distinct models for reading and writing.
99.

Configure Data Center Process Automation Using System Center 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012 R2

  • By Orin ThomasSep 5, 2014
  • In this chapter from Exam Ref MCSA 70-246: Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud you’ll learn about data center process automation using System Center 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012 R2.
100.

Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3: Access and Secure Data

  • By Rick DelormeAug 25, 2014
  • Knowing how to prevent malicious users from causing harm to your application and possibly your users is important. This chapter from Exam Ref 70-480: Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 covers how to validate user input by using HTML5 elements, validate user input by using JavaScript, consume data, and serialize, deserialize, and transmit data.

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