Sample chapters

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1.

Customizing Excel

  • By Bill JelenMay 20, 2022
  • In this sample chapter fromMicrosoft Excel Inside Out (Office 2021 and Microsoft 365), you will walk through examples of customizing the Excel ribbon and learn about important option settings.

2.

Understanding values and references

  • By John SharpMay 1, 2022
  • In this sample chapter from Microsoft Visual C# Step by Step, 10th Edition, you will learn how the characteristics of the primitive types such as int, double, and char differ from the characteristics of class types.

3.

An Architectural Perspective of ML.NET

  • By Dino Esposito, Francesco EspositoMar 28, 2022
  • In this sample chapter from Programming ML.NET, you will be introduced to the ML.NET platform, a free cross-platform and open-source .NET framework designed to build and train machine learning models and host them within .NET applications.

4.

Start a new plan

  • By Cindy M. LewisMar 15, 2022
  • A project’s schedule or plan is essentially a model that you construct for some project aspects that you’re anticipating—what you expect will happen or what you want to happen. In this sample chapter from Microsoft Project step by Step (covering Project online Desktop Client), you will walk through the procedures related to creating a new plan and setting its start date, setting nonworking days in a project calendar, and entering a plan’s title and other properties.

5.

Referring to ranges

  • By Bill Jelen, Tracy SyrstadMar 11, 2022
  • A range in Excel can be a cell, a row, a column, or a grouping of any of these. In this sample chapter from Microsoft Excel VBA and Macros (Office 2021 and Microsoft 365), you will explore different ways of referring to ranges, such as specifying a row or column. You’ll also find out how to manipulate cells based on the active cell and how to create a new range from overlapping ranges.

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Troubleshooting formulas

  • By Paul McFedriesMar 11, 2022
  • Despite your best efforts, the odd error might appear in your Excel formulas from time to time. In this sample chapter from Microsoft Excel Formulas and Functions (Office 2021 and Microsoft 365), you will learn how to decipher formula error values, diagnose formula problems with Excel’s Formula Error Checker, and use worksheet auditing tools.

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Managing and sharing 365 files

  • By Joe HabrakenMar 3, 2022
  • In this sample chapter from Microsoft Office Inside Out (Office 2021 and Microsoft 365), you will look at the file formats used in each of the Microsoft 365 applications and how to share them.

8.

Manage chat, calling, and meetings

  • By Ed FisherFeb 12, 2022
  • In this sample chapter from Exam Ref MS-700 Managing Microsoft Teams, you will explore the administrative tasks and policies associated with managing chat, calling, and meetings in Microsoft Teams.

9.

Describe fundamental principles of machine learning on Azure

  • By Julian SharpFeb 1, 2022
  • Machine learning focuses on identifying and making sense of the patterns and structures in data and using those patterns in software for reasoning and decision making. In this sample chapter from Exam Ref AI-900 Microsoft Azure AI Fundamentals, you will learn how to describe common machine learning types, identify the features and labels in a dataset, select and interpret model evaluation metrics, and more.

10.

Perform calculations on data

  • By Curtis Frye, Joan LambertJan 29, 2022
  • In this sample chapter from Microsoft Excel Step by Step (Office 2021 and Microsoft 365), you will review procedures related to naming data ranges, creating formulas to calculate values, summarizing data in one or more cells, copying and moving formulas, creating array formulas, troubleshooting issues with formula calculations, and configuring automatic and iterative calculation options.

11.

Exam MO-400: Manage messages in Outlook 2019

  • By Joan LambertJan 12, 2022
  • In this sample chapter from MOS Study Guide for Microsoft Outlook Exam MO-400, you will explore ways to add content to outgoing messages and how to organize incoming messages in Outlook 2019.

12.

Customizing a pivot table

  • By Bill JelenJan 10, 2022
  • Although pivot tables provide an extremely fast way to summarize data, sometimes the pivot table defaults are not exactly what you need. In this sample chapter from Microsoft Excel Pivot Table Data Crunching (Office 2021 and Microsoft 365), you will learn how to make common cosmetic or report layout changes, add or remove subtotals, and change summary calculations.

13.

The INDEX function

  • By Wayne WinstonDec 20, 2021
  • The INDEX function makes it easy to reference an entire row or column of an array. In this sample chapter from Microsoft Excel Data Analysis and Business Modeling (Office 2021 and Microsoft 365), 7th Edition, you will learn how to use the INDEX function to compute the distance between two cities.

14.

Manage user identity and roles

  • By Orin ThomasDec 15, 2021
  • In this sample chapter from Exam Ref MS-100 Microsoft 365 Identity and Services, 2nd Edition, learn how to plan identity synchronization with Azure AD Connect, how to manage that synchronization, how to manage Azure AD identities, and how to manage Azure AD user roles.

15.

Microsoft Identity and Access Management Solutions

16.

Manage policies and profiles

  • By Andrew Bettany, Andrew WarrenNov 29, 2021
  • In this sample chapter from Exam Ref MD-101 Managing Modern Desktops, 2nd Edition, you will learn how to use traditional user profile management and how Azure Active Directory enables users to roam their Windows settings from any device, even when working remotely.

17.

Understand Azure data solutions

  • By Danilo Dominici, Francesco Milano, Daniel A. SearaOct 11, 2021
  • In this sample chapter from Microsoft Azure Data Solutions - An Introduction, you will review types of data—structured, semi-structured, and unstructured—and their required type of storage.

18.

Manage devices and data

  • By Andrew Bettany, Andrew WarrenSep 23, 2021
  • In this sample chapter from Exam Ref MD-100 Windows 10, 2nd Edition, learn how to manage local users, local groups, and devices, configure devices by using local policies, and manage Windows security.

19.

Hypertext Markup Language (HTML)

  • By Rob MilesSep 10, 2021
  • In this sample chapter from Begin to Code with JavaScript, you will explore the HTML standard and learn how to link JavaScript to elements on a web page.

20.

Implement and manage storage

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