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Using PowerShell Remoting and Jobs

  • By Ed WilsonFeb 15, 2013
  • Remoting in Microsoft Windows PowerShell 3.0 is much improved. This chapter from Windows PowerShell 3.0 Step by Step shows how to use Windows PowerShell remoting to connect to a remote system, run commands on a remote system, run commands in the background, receive the results of those and other background jobs, and keep the results from background jobs.
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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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Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012: Dynamic Packages

  • By Dejan Sarka, Grega Jerkic, Matija LahDec 15, 2012
  • When you are developing Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) packages, it is a good practice to make each task or transformation as dynamic as possible. To do this, you can use the new features in SQL Server 2012, such as parameters and project-level connection managers, or you can use the package configurations that were first made available in the package deployment model in earlier versions of SQL Server. This chapter discusses both possibilities.
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Querying Full-Text Data in Microsoft SQL Server 2012

  • By Dejan Sarka, Itzik Ben-Gan, Ron TalmageDec 15, 2012
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 enhances the full-text search support that was substantially available in previous editions. This chapter explains how to use full-text search and even semantic search inside a SQL Server database.
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Working with Variables, Operators, and Expressions in Microsoft Visual C#

  • By John SharpDec 15, 2012
  • This chapter from Microsoft Visual C# 2012 Step By Step introduces you to the elements of Microsoft Visual C# syntax and semantics, including statements, keywords, and identifiers.
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The Managed Heap and Garbage Collection in the CLR

  • By Jeffrey RichterNov 15, 2012
  • Jeffrey Richter explains how the garbage collector in the common language runtime (CLR) works and various performance issues related to it in this chapter from CLR via C#, 4th Edition.
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Professional Scrum Development with Microsoft Visual Studio 2012: Effective Collaboration

  • By Richard HundhausenOct 15, 2012
  • In this chapter from Professional Scrum Development with Microsoft Visual Studio 2012, Richard Hundhausen looks at some practices and tools that enable more effective collaboration.
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JavaScript Programming Basics

  • By Steve SuehringSep 15, 2012
  • In this chapter from Start Here! Learn JavaScript, you will learn about comments, white space, names and reserved words, JavaScript statements and expressions, and case sensitivity. You will also learn that you use variables to store data in programs and that JavaScript has several data types that include numbers, strings, Booleans, null, and undefined. Finally, you'll be introduced to looping and conditionals.
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Overview and C++ AMP Approach

  • By Ade Miller, Kate GregorySep 15, 2012
  • In this chapter from C++ AMP, you’ll learn the basic differences between a CPU and a GPU, two of the possible components of a heterogeneous computing solution, and what kinds of problems are suitable for acceleration using these parallel techniques. Then you’ll review the CPU and GPU parallel techniques in use today, followed by an introduction to the concepts behind C++ AMP, to lay the groundwork for the details in the subsequent chapters.
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Working with Multiple Accelerators in C++ AMP

  • By Ade Miller, Kate GregorySep 15, 2012
  • This chapter from C++ AMP shows how to choose among different C++ AMP accelerators and select the best ones for your code. It also covers running C++ AMP on more than one accelerator and using Parallel Patterns Library (PPL) code running on the CPU to orchestrate the GPU accelerators or execute work more suited to the CPU.
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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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Introducing SQL Server Data Tools

  • By Andrew Brust, Leonard G. LobelJul 15, 2012
  • In this chapter from Programming Microsoft SQL Server 2012, you’ll learn how to use SSDT inside Visual Studio to significantly enhance your productivity as a SQL Server developer. It begins with an overview of key SSDT concepts and features, and then goes through demonstrations of various connected and disconnected scenarios.
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Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services: DAX Basics

  • By Alberto Ferrari, Marco Russo, Chris WebbJul 15, 2012
  • In this chapter from Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services: The BISM Tabular Model, learn about the syntax of DAX, its data types, and the available operators and functions.
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Single-Table Queries in Microsoft SQL Server 2012

  • By Itzik Ben-GanJul 15, 2012
  • This chapter from Microsoft SQL Server 2012 T-SQL Fundamentals introduces you to the SELECT statement, logical query processing, and various other aspects of single-table queries.
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Software Development in Windows

  • By Tarik SoulamiMay 15, 2012
  • This chapter from Inside Windows Debugging introduces some common terminology as well as several important layers (Kernel, Executive, NTDLL, Win32, COM/.NET) in the Windows architecture and software development landscape.
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SQL Windowing

  • By Itzik Ben-GanApr 15, 2012
  • This chapter from Microsoft SQL Server 2012 High-Performance T-SQL Using Window Functions provides the background of window functions, a glimpse of solutions using them, coverage of the elements involved in window specifications, an account of the query elements supporting window functions, and a description of the standard’s solution for reusing window definitions.
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Implementing Policy-Based Management in Microsoft SQL Server

  • By William StanekFeb 15, 2012
  • Policy-Based Management is an extensible and scalable configuration framework that you can use to manage servers, databases, and other objects in your data environments. As an administrator, you need to be very familiar with how Policy-Based Management technology works, and that’s exactly what this chapter is about.
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Managing Your SQL Servers

  • By William StanekFeb 15, 2012
  • In this chapter from Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Pocket Consultant, you will learn how to use SQL Server Management Studio.
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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 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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