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Developing a Web Project with Microsoft Visual C# 2010

  • Oct 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.

Fundamentals of Microsoft .NET Programming: Multiprocessing

  • Oct 15, 2011
  • One particularly promising approach to improving computer performance is multiprocessing. This chapter from Start Here! Fundamentals of Microsoft .NET Programming describes multiprocessing and explains how you can take advantage of it to get the best performance possible.

Working with Documents in Microsoft Visual Studio

  • Aug 24, 2011
  • This chapter from Coding Faster: Getting More Productive with Microsoft Visual Studio focuses on working with documents in the File Tab Channel as well as ways to navigate better. Several advanced topics, such as creating custom file extensions and working with previous versions are covered as well.

The Essential .NET Data Types

  • Aug 15, 2011
  • This chapter from Microsoft Visual Basic 2010 Developer's Handbook covers .NET Data Types, including char, string, boolean, and date.

Team Foundation Build Quick Start

  • Dec 24, 2010
  • Learn the features and architecture of Team Build so you will be familiarized with its key components and how they relate to each other, in this chapter from Inside the Microsoft Build Engine: Using MSBuild and Team Foundation Build, 2nd Edition.

Advanced ASP.NET Programming for Windows Identity Foundation

  • Sep 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.

Using Windows PowerShell to Perform and Automate Farm Administrative Tasks in Microsoft SharePoint 2010

  • Sep 3, 2010
  • This chapter from Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administrator's Companion explores the SharePoint 2010 Management Shell and how to use Windows PowerShell to accomplish some basic administrative tasks.

Creating Web Sites and Web Pages by Using Visual Web Developer and ASP.NET

  • May 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.

Introducing the Task Parallel Library in Microsoft Visual C# 2010

  • Apr 15, 2010
  • In this chapter from Microsoft Visual C# 2010 Step by Step you will see how to improve concurrency in an application by using the Task Parallel Library.

Designing Help Documentation for Windows PowerShell Scripts

  • Dec 16, 2009
  • In this chapter from Windows PowerShell 2.0 Best Practices, you will look at proven methods for providing custom help in Windows PowerShell scripts.

Managing Partitions and Database Processing in Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services

  • Apr 15, 2009
  • This chapter from Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services Step by Step explains how Analysis Services physically processes and stores data. The explanations are simplified, but they encompass some of the most complex topics in this book. If nothing else, this chapter can give you an appreciation for the sophistication and elegance of the Analysis Services server design.

Aggregating and Pivoting Data in Microsoft SQL Server 2008 T-SQL

  • Mar 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.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Internals: Transactions and Concurrency

  • Mar 11, 2009
  • In general, database systems can take two approaches to managing concurrent data access: optimistic or pessimistic. Learn the basic differences between the two models, the five possible isolation levels in SQL Server 2008, and the internals of how SQL Server controls concurrent access using each model. Also learn how to control the isolation level, and understand the metadata that shows you what SQL Server is doing, in this chapter from Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Internals.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services: Deploying Reports to a Server

  • Feb 25, 2009
  • This chapter from Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services Step by Step shows you how to deploy reports to the report server, organize content on the report server by using folders, create a linked report on a native-mode report server, override report parameter settings, manage authentication in data sources, control report execution, and create and store report snapshots in history.

Working with Time in Microsoft SQL Server 2008 MDX

  • Feb 25, 2009
  • Analysis Services provides a number of time-based MDX functions. Using these functions, powerful metrics can be assembled. In this chapter from Microsoft SQL Server 2008 MDX Step by Step, you learn how to employ the time-based MDX functions to calculate some of the more frequently requested of these metrics.

Managed Memory Model in the .NET Framework

  • Feb 18, 2009
  • This chapter from Solid Code is a practical discussion of the Garbage Collector and the memory mode of the .NET Framework.

Understanding SSAS in SSMS and SQL Server Profiler

  • Feb 4, 2009
  • In this chapter from Smart Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server 2008, learn the ins and outs of some tools you’ll use when working with Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) objects. After reading this chapter, you’ll be an expert in not only SQL Server Profiler but also SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) and other tools that will make your work in SSAS very productive.

DML and DDL Triggers in in Microsoft SQL Server 2008

  • Nov 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.

Data Warehousing in Microsoft SQL Server 2008

  • Oct 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.

Table Expressions in Microsoft SQL Server 2008 T-SQL

  • Oct 22, 2008
  • The focus of this chapter from Microsoft SQL Server 2008 T-SQL Fundamentals is SELECT queries against table expressions. This chapter also introduces the APPLY table operator used in conjunction with a table expression.

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