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121.

Deploying Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 Domain Controllers

  • By Mitch TullochApr 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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Preparing for Windows Server 2012 R2

  • By Mitch TullochApr 24, 2014
  • This chapter from Training Guide: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2 describes common deployment scenarios and outlines the steps involved in a typical server deployment or migration process. The chapter also examines some approaches and tools you can use for assessing the readiness of your environment for migrating to Windows Server 2012 R2.
123.

Creating Charts and Graphics in Microsoft Excel 2013

  • By Curtis FryeMar 31, 2014
  • In this chapter from Microsoft Excel 2013 Step By Step, you’ll create a chart and customize its elements, find trends in your data, create a dual-axis chart, summarize data by using sparklines, create diagrams by using SmartArt, and create shapes that contain mathematical equations.
124.

Automating Windows 8.1 Configuration

  • By William StanekNov 15, 2013
  • This chapter from Windows 8.1 Administration Pocket Consultant: Essentials & Configuration introduces essential tasks for understanding and managing Group Policy preferences.
125.

Configuring Windows Server® 2012 Advanced Services: Advanced Active Directory Infrastructure

  • By Orin ThomasNov 15, 2013
  • Discover how and why you would configure forests with multiple domain trees and the benefits of each functional level, as well as 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, in this chapter from Training Guide: Configuring Windows Server® 2012 Advanced Services.
126.

Enterprise Content Management with Microsoft SharePoint: Content Control

  • By Christopher Riley, Shadrach WhiteNov 15, 2013
  • This chapter from Enterprise Content Management with Microsoft SharePoint is all about consumption and accessing the content you need in an intuitive and structured manner.
127.

Introduction to Windows 8.1 Administration

  • By William StanekNov 15, 2013
  • This chapter from Windows 8.1 Administration Pocket Consultant: Essentials & Configuration covers getting started with Windows 8.1 and the fundamental tasks you need for Windows 8.1 administration.
128.

Keeping Windows 8.1 Safe and Secure

  • By Ciprian Rusen, Joli BallewNov 15, 2013
  • In this chapter from Windows 8.1 Step by Step, you’ll learn how the UAC works, how to tweak it, and why you should never turn it off. In addition, you’ll learn the basics of working with Windows Firewall to secure your network and Internet traffic and about the new and improved Windows Defender and how to use it to keep your system safe from viruses and spyware. Finally, you’ll learn how to improve your passwords to make it more difficult for unwanted people to use the Internet to access your Microsoft account, your email, and other important accounts.
129.

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Internals: Special Storage

  • By Kalen Delaney, Craig FreemanNov 15, 2013
  • This chapter from Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Internals looks at how SQL Server stores data that doesn’t use the typical FixedVar record format and data that doesn’t fit into the usual 8 KB data page.
130.

Microsoft Visual Basic 2013 Step by Step: Using XAML Styles

  • By Michael HalvorsonNov 15, 2013
  • This chapter from Microsoft Visual Basic 2013 Step by Step investigates how XAML styles are used to format controls with a consistent and attractive appearance across the user interface.
131.

SharePoint Development Practices and Techniques

  • By Scot Hillier, Andrew Connell, Ted Pattison, Mirjam van OlstNov 15, 2013
  • SharePoint 2013 gives you more options, but it also requires you to make more choices, and it is important to make deliberate and well-informed choices to make sure that you end up with the best solution that you could possibly build for your specific situation and scenario. This chapter from Inside Microsoft SharePoint 2013 talks you through a lot of the choices and can help you make the right decisions.
132.

Using Arrays in Microsoft® Visual C#® 2013

  • By John SharpNov 15, 2013
  • In this chapter from Microsoft® Visual C#® 2013 Step by Step, you will learn to declare, create, populate and use an array, access and individual array element, iterate through an array.
133.

Viewing Pictures and Video in Windows 8.1

  • By Joli Ballew, Nancy MuirNov 15, 2013
  • This chapter from Windows 8.1 Plain & Simple shows you how to use the Photos app, Video app, and Camera app that come with Windows 8.1.
134.

Introduction to Advanced Windows Store App Development using HTML5 and JavaScript

  • By Vanni Boncinelli, Roberto BrunettiOct 15, 2013
  • In this chapter from Exam Ref 70-482: Advanced Windows Store App Development using HTML5 and JavaScript, you learn how to create background tasks, implement the appropriate interfaces, and consume tasks using timing and system triggers. You also find out how to request lock screen access and create download and upload operations using background transferring for Windows Store applications written in Hypertext Markup Language (HTML)/JavaScript (formerly called Windows Store apps using JavaScript). The last part of the chapter is dedicated to creating and consuming Windows Metadata (WinMD) components.
135.

Mailbox Migration and Administering Exchange Online in Microsoft Office 365

  • By Anthony Puca, Marshall Copeland, Julian SohOct 15, 2013
  • This chapter from Microsoft Office 365 Administration Inside Out discusses mailbox migration options and administering the different messaging workloads.
136.

CompTIA Security+ Training Kit: Vulnerability Assessment and Management

  • By David Seidl, Mike Chapple, James StewartSep 15, 2013
  • This chapter from CompTIA Security+ Training Kit (Exam SY0-301) shows how to find exposed services and vulnerabilities on systems and devices by using port and vulnerability scanning tools, covers vulnerability assessment methods, as well as ways to identify vulnerabilities by using both technical and nontechnical means, and explains penetration testing, including common techniques, types of penetration tests, and best practices for performing them.
137.

Decision and Loop Statements in Microsoft Visual C++

  • By Julian TemplemanAug 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.
138.

Developing Requirements for Enhancement and Replacement Projects

  • By Karl Wiegers, Joy BeattyAug 15, 2013
  • This chapter from Software Requirements, 3rd Edition provides specific suggestions as to which practices are most relevant for enhancement and replacement projects and how to use them.
139.

Getting to Know the Entity Framework

  • By John Paul MuellerAug 15, 2013
  • John Paul Mueller explains the Entity Framework elements, describes the files used to store Entity Framework information, and shows you how to create a simple Entity Framework example, in this chapter from Microsoft ADO.NET Entity Framework Step by Step.
140.

Manipulating Data Using LINQ

  • By John Paul MuellerAug 15, 2013
  • This chapter from Microsoft ADO.NET Entity Framework Step by Step begins by introducing you to LINQ to Entities.The chapter won’t provide an extensive reference, but you’ll have enough information to perform common tasks and a few advanced tasks.

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