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Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases: Clustering and AlwaysOn

  • By Orin Thomas, Bob Taylor, Peter WardJul 15, 2012
  • In this chapter from Training Kit (Exam 70-462): Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases, you learn about how to deploy both failover clustering and AlwaysOn Availability Groups.
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Advanced ASP.NET Programming for Windows Identity Foundation

  • By Vittorio BertocciSep 15, 2010
  • This chapter from Programming Windows Identity Foundation takes a concrete approach to WIF programming, tackling many important problems and scenarios you might encounter when securing ASP.NET applications.
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Aggregating and Pivoting Data in Microsoft SQL Server 2008 T-SQL

  • By Itzik Ben-Gan, Steve Kass, Lubor Kollar, Dejan SarkaMar 25, 2009
  • This chapter from Inside Microsoft SQL Server 2008 T-SQL Querying covers various data-aggregation techniques, including using the OVER clause with aggregate functions, tiebreakers, running aggregates, pivoting, unpivoting, custom aggregations, histograms, grouping factors, and grouping sets.
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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.
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Build Your First Windows 8 App with Microsoft Visual C# and Visual Basic

  • By Luca Regnicoli, Roberto Brunetti, Paolo PialorsiFeb 15, 2013
  • This chapter from Build Windows 8 Apps with Microsoft Visual C# and Visual Basic Step by Step teaches the complete cycle for creating, testing, and deploying a simple Windows 8 application. You will learn about the available templates and how to describe the application using the manifest. Finally, you'll add the code to implement the search contract using a provided template.
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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.
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Creating Web Sites and Web Pages by Using Visual Web Developer and ASP.NET

  • By Michael HalvorsonMay 12, 2010
  • In this chapter from Microsoft Visual Basic 2010 Step by Step, you’ll learn how to build Web sites and Web pages by using the Visual Web Developer tool included with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010.
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Creating Your First Table in Microsoft SQL Server

  • By David LeBlancFeb 15, 2013
  • In this chapter from Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Step by Step, you will first learn the importance of implementing and enforcing a naming standard. From there, you will be introduced to the various data types that are supported by SQL Server. Then you will create your first table using Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) and Transact-SQL (T-SQL). Finally, you will use the same methods to add constraints and keys to your tables.
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Creating Your Own Web Browser in Less Than Five Minutes with Microsoft Visual C# 2008 Express Edition

  • By Patrice PellandMar 5, 2008
  • In this chapter from Microsoft Visual C# 2008 Express Edition: Build a Program Now!, you’ll learn how to build your own basic Web browser, and you’ll be able to do it in five minutes or less!
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Data Warehousing in Microsoft SQL Server 2008

  • By Andrew Brust, Stephen Forte, Leonard G. LobelOct 29, 2008
  • This chapter from Programming Microsoft SQL Server 2008 explains what data warehousing is and why you should care about it, and then shows how to take advantage of specific Microsoft SQL Server 2008 data warehousing features.
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Design Principles and Patterns for Software Engineering with Microsoft .NET

  • By Andrea Saltarello, Dino EspositoOct 15, 2008
  • This chapter from Microsoft .NET - Architecting Applications for the Enterprise offers a quick tutorial about software engineering. It first outlines some basic principles that should always inspire the design of a modern software system and then discusses principles of object-oriented design.
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Designing and Developing Web Applications Using Microsoft .NET Framework 4: Designing the Application Architecture

  • By Tony NorthrupOct 17, 2011
  • Tony Northrup walks you through how to design your application architecture in this chapter from MCPD 70-519 Exam Ref: Designing and Developing Web Applications Using Microsoft .NET Framework 4.
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Designing and Developing Windows Applications Using Microsoft .NET Framework 4: Designing the Presentation Layer

  • By Matthew Stoecker, Tony NorthrupDec 17, 2011
  • In this chapter from MCPD 70-518 Exam Ref: Designing and Developing Windows Applications Using Microsoft .NET Framework 4, you will learn some of the important aspects of designing a Presentation layer. You will learn to choose between Windows Forms and Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) for the technology used to build the Presentation layer, to design application layout and workflow, to handle data within the Presentation layer, and to develop a well-crafted and responsive user experience.
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Designing Help Documentation for Windows PowerShell Scripts

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Developing a Web Project with Microsoft Visual C# 2010

  • By John Paul MuellerOct 15, 2011
  • This chapter from Start Here! Learn Microsoft Visual C# 2010 begins by exploring the tool you use to create web applications of various types: Visual Web Developer 2010 Express. Then you'll begin working with some actual applications, creating a simple project, and using it to define a simple web application.
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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.
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DML and DDL Triggers in in Microsoft SQL Server 2008

  • By Mike HotekNov 12, 2008
  • Learn how to create DML triggers that execute when you add, modify, or remove rows in a table, in this lesson from Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Step by Step. You will also learn how to create DDL triggers that execute when DDL commands are executed or users log in to an instance.
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Extracting and Loading Data in Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Integration Services

  • By Hitachi ConsultingJun 20, 2007
  • Learn how to set up a new Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) project, add a data flow task to extract data from a source, and load the results into a destination in this chapter from Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Integration Services Step by Step.
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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#.
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Foundations of Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012

  • By Dejan Sarka, Itzik Ben-Gan, Ron TalmageDec 15, 2012
  • Transact-SQL (T-SQL) is the main language used to manage and manipulate data in Microsoft SQL Server. This chapter lays the foundations for querying data by using T-SQL. The chapter describes the roots of this language, terminology, and the mindset you need to adopt when writing T-SQL code. It then moves on to describe one of the most important concepts you need to know about the language—logical query processing.

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