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121.

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.
122.

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.
123.

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.
124.

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.
125.

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.
126.

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.
127.

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.
128.

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.
129.

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.
130.

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.
131.

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.
132.

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.
133.

PMP Rapid Review: Initiating the Project

  • By Sean WhitakerAug 15, 2013
  • This chapter from PMP Rapid Review covers the processes involved in selecting, justifying, and approving a project; and creating the project charter. It also covers the identification and analysis of project stakeholders.
134.

Using SharePoint 2013 with Excel and Access

  • By Olga Londer, Penelope CoventryAug 15, 2013
  • This chapter from Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Step by Step focuses on the integration of SharePoint 2013 with Microsoft Office Excel 2013 and Microsoft Office Access 2013.
135.

Designing and Using Custom Forms in Microsoft Outlook 2013

  • By Jim BoyceJul 15, 2013
  • This chapter from Microsoft Outlook 2013 shows how you can extend the functionality of Outlook 2013 through custom design and programming.
136.

Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Designing and Architecting Solutions: Gathering Requirements

  • By Shannon Bray, Patrick Curran, Miguel WoodJul 15, 2013
  • Arguably the most important task of a successful SharePoint 2013 implementation is to gather all of the requirements that reflect the business goals of the organization to ensure the maximum value is attained. This chapter from Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Designing and Architecting Solutions shows you how.
137.

PMP Training Kit: Cost Management

  • By Sean WhitakerJul 15, 2013
  • Learn how to manage project costs in this chapter from PMP Training Kit, with a focus on the processes of developing a cost management plan, the processes of estimating costs for activities and the overall project, preparing your project budget or cost baseline, recording performance, and influencing and assessing any changes to the project budget.
138.

Using Windows PowerShell Remoting

  • By Ed WilsonJul 15, 2013
  • With Windows PowerShell 3.0 running a command on a remote computer is as easy as running the command on your local computer; in some cases, it is even easier.
139.

Analyzing Data with Tables and Charts in Microsoft Excel 2013

  • By Carl Siechert, Ed BottJun 15, 2013
  • In this chapter from Microsoft Office Inside Out: 2013 Edition, learn the many options you have for entering, storing, sorting, filtering, cross-tabulating, and summarizing data.
140.

Creating Enterprise Forms in Microsoft SharePoint 2013

  • By Darvish Shadravan, Penelope Coventry, Thomas Resing, Christina WheelerJun 15, 2013
  • Every business and government entity needs forms that enable its users to input and share information. SharePoint 2013 presents a platform that allows for these forms to be hosted and integrated with many other useful technologies, such as workflows and search. Learn how to create forms using InfoPath, Access, and custom solutions in SharePoint 2013.

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