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101.

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.
102.

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.
103.

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.
104.

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.
105.

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.
106.

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.
107.

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.
108.

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.
109.

Developing Mobile Apps for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3

  • By The Microsoft Dynamics AX TeamAug 11, 2014
  • This chapter from Inside Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 begins by providing an overview of the current mobile app landscape and how it relates to AX 2012. It then describes the AX 2012 mobile architecture and the technical and user interface considerations for developing mobile apps. For more detailed instructions about developing mobile apps for AX 2012, see the sources listed in the “Resources” section at the end of the chapter.
110.

The MorphX Development Environment and Tools

  • By The Microsoft Dynamics AX TeamAug 11, 2014
  • This chapter from Inside Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 describes the most commonly used tools and offers some tips and tricks for working with them.
111.

Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft-based Server Infrastructure

  • By Steve SuehringJul 31, 2014
  • This chapter from Exam Ref 70-414: Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure discusses objectives surrounding server infrastructure management, including designing an administrative model, designing a monitoring strategy, and planning and implementing automated remediation.
112.

Supporting the Operating System and Application Installation for Windows 8.1

  • By Joli BallewJul 31, 2014
  • In this chapter from Exam Ref 70-688: Supporting Windows 8.1, you’ll learn how to support various operating system installations that are, for the most part, already in place, ranging from the most basic Windows 8.1 installations to native virtual hard disks to specialty Windows installations unique to a single enterprise. You’ll learn how to support desktop apps in many ways, too, including how to run those apps in virtual, cloud, or remote environments when running them on each workstation isn’t ideal. Finally, you’ll learn how network administrators can make their own apps available to users in a process called sideloading.
113.

Designing Windows Store Apps with HTML and JavaScript: An Overview

  • By Wouter de KortJul 18, 2014
  • This chapter from Exam Ref 70-481: Essentials of Developing Windows Store Apps Using HTML5 and JavaScript helps you design your app, from initial idea, to coding, and then planning for deployment. This chapter covers the first objective in the Exam 70-481 objective domain (and this major topic area makes up about 20 percent of the exam’s material).
114.

Administering Windows Server 2012 R2: Monitoring and Auditing

  • By Orin ThomasJun 2, 2014
  • In this chapter from Training Guide: Administering Windows Server 2012 R2, you will learn how to monitor and configure auditing for computers running the Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 operating system.
115.

Managing Group Policy Application and Infrastructure in Windows Server 2012 R2

  • By Orin ThomasJun 2, 2014
  • In this chapter from Training Guide: Administering Windows Server 2012 R2, you’ll learn how to back up, restore, import, and export GPOs. You’ll learn how to delegate the process of editing and applying GPOs, and how to resolve configuration problems related to the application of Group Policy.
116.

Windows Server 2012 R2 Inside Out: Active Directory Architecture

  • By William StanekMay 7, 2014
  • Understanding the physical structure of Active Directory is important for understanding how a directory service works. Understanding the logical structure of Active Directory is important for implementing and managing a directory service. William Stanek explains both physical and logical structure in this chapter from Windows Server 2012 R2 Inside Out: Services, Security, & Infrastructure.
117.

Windows Server 2012 R2 Inside Out: Networking with TCP/IP

  • By William StanekMay 7, 2014
  • TCP/IP is the backbone for Microsoft Windows networks. It is required for internetwork communications and for accessing the Internet. Before you can implement TCP/IP networking, you should understand IP addressing conventions, subnetting options, and name-resolution techniques—all of which are covered in this chapter from Windows Server 2012 R2 Inside Out: Services, Security, & Infrastructure.
118.

Designing Windows Store Apps for Performance

  • By Brian RasmussenMay 5, 2014
  • By keeping performance in mind for the key usage scenarios of your app, you will reduce the risk of making the wrong architectural decisions that would be expensive to change later in the game. This chapter from High-Performance Windows Store Apps covers designing your app with performance in mind.
119.

Advanced Active Directory Infrastructure for Windows Server 2012 R2 Services

  • By Orin ThomasApr 29, 2014
  • In this chapter from Training Guide: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 R2 Services you discover how and why you would configure forests with multiple domain trees and the benefits of each functional level. You also find out how to configure and manage different types of trust relationships to ensure users in one forest or domain are granted appropriate access to resources in another forest, domain, or Kerberos realm.
120.

Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 R2 Services: Virtual Machine and Site Resilience

  • By Orin ThomasApr 29, 2014
  • This lesson from Training Guide: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 R2 Services explains different techniques to move virtual machines from one Hyper-V server to another, whether it is a node in the same cluster, another Hyper-V server in the same site, or to a Hyper-V server hosting a replica in another country or on another continent.

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