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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

F# and Design Patterns for C# Developers

  • By Tao LiuJun 15, 2013
  • In this chapter from F# for C# Developers, Tao Liu uses well-known design patterns to introduce performing system design by using F#.

JavaScript Is More Than You Might Think

  • By Steve SuehringJun 15, 2013
  • Where did JavaScript come from? Understanding the rich and storied history of JavaScript is important to understanding how the language is implemented in various environments today.

Planning SharePoint Solution Delivery

  • By Geoff EvelynJun 15, 2013
  • This chapter from Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Planning for Adoption and Governance covers the basics of planning solution delivery through plan formation, managing outputs, and engaging sponsors and stakeholders.

Windows Phone 8 Development Internals: Phone and Media Services

  • By Andrew Whitechapel, Sean McKennaJun 15, 2013
  • In this chapter from Windows Phone 8 Development Internals, learn the various levels of app support and your choices for integrating with, and extending, standard system features, including built-in phone apps, audio and video services, and search.

Working with Variables and Data Types in JavaScript

  • By Steve SuehringJun 15, 2013
  • Steve Suehring discusses the six data types in JavaScript: numbers, strings, booleans, null, undefined, and objects.

Adding Structure to Your Diagrams in Microsoft Visio 2013

  • By Scott A. HelmersMay 15, 2013
  • In this chapter from Microsoft Visio 2013 Step By Step, you will experiment with and learn the value of containers, lists, and callouts in Visio diagrams.

Assigning and Managing Resources in Microsoft® Project 2013

  • By Ben HowardMay 15, 2013
  • Ben Howard, author of Microsoft® Project 2013 Plain & Simple, explains how to assign and manage resources in Microsoft Project 2013.

Making Sense of HTML5

  • By Dino Esposito, Francesco EspositoMay 15, 2013
  • This chapter from Start Here! Build Windows 8 Apps with HTML5 and JavaScript covers the basics of the HTML5 markup elements, including input forms and multimedia.

Microsoft® SharePoint® 2013 Developer Reference: Data Provisioning

  • By Paolo PialorsiMay 15, 2013
  • This chapter from Microsoft® SharePoint® 2013 Developer Reference explores the rules for custom lists and the tools that SharePoint 2013 provides to create them. To learn how these tools behave in a real-world scenario, you will investigate how to define a custom list of contacts that can use custom forms and can be browsed through specific list views. The list in this case study will be based on two content types: Customer and Supplier.

Monitoring and Auditing Windows Server 2012

  • By Orin ThomasMay 15, 2013
  • In this chapter from Administering Windows Server 2012 Training Guide: MCSA 70-411, you will learn how to monitor and configure auditing for computers running the Windows Server 2012 operating system.

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