Through a combination of best practices and common debugging and programming techniques—several of which are not currently documented in other books—this book shows developers why the system works the way it does and not simply what it does or how it does it.During the course of this book, readers will: *Learn how to use debuggers as an integral part of the development process iterations *Leverage the power of debuggers to learn system internals and mechanics
Perform efficient database queries with T-SQL window functionsGet a detailed look into the practical applications of window functions in Transact-SQL—the database programming language built into Microsoft SQL Server. Led by T-SQL expert Itzik Ben-Gan, you’ll learn how to perform calculations against sets of rows in your database—in a flexible, clear, and efficient manner. Delve into SQL windowing concepts and discover practical uses for various T-SQL window functions.Discover how to
Introducing Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 explores the exciting enhancements and new capabilities engineered into SQL Server, ranging from improvements in operation to those in reporting and management. This book is for anyone who has an interest in SQL Server 2012 and wants to understand its capabilities, including database administrators, application developers, and technical decision makers.
by Jon Frost, David Dailey, Domenico Strazzullo, Microsoft Press
Your expert guide to implementing Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG)Dive in—and quickly learn how to add life to your web applications with Scalable Vector Graphics. Led by SVG expert Jon Frost, you'll apply essential concepts and techniques to enhance your application with striking and informative visuals—including animation, dynamic charts and graphs, overlays, and rich interactivity. If you're an experienced web developer, this book is ideal.Discover how to
Your guide to architectural details of the Windows Phone 7 development platformDrill into Windows Phone 7 design and architecture—and learn how to build applications on this popular mobile platform. Led by a senior member of the Windows Phone Application Platform team, you’ll gain in-depth insights into the Windows Phone 7 development model, and understand the rationale behind the architecture and APIs.Discover how to
Ready to learn programming? Start Here!™Learn the fundamentals of programming with the Kinect API—and begin building your first apps that use a camera, motion tracking, and voice recognition. If you have absolutely no previous experience, no problem—simply start here! This book introduces must-know concepts and techniques through easy-to-follow explanations, examples, and exercises.Here’s where you start learning Kinect *Understand how the Kinect sensor works
Cybercrime and cybersecurity are more than media buzzwords. Online threats to privacy, capital, and communication are top of mind for both businesses and individuals. And for governments, the stakes are amplified—to protecting national intelligence, economics, and security. Whether you serve in the public sector or private sector, this book presents a practical model to help manage and protect your organization’s critical infrastructure and systems.
Portable and precise, this pocket-sized guide delivers ready answers for the day-to-day administration of SQL Server Code Name “Denali”. Zero in on core support and maintenance tasks using quick-reference tables, instructions, and lists. You’ll get the focused information you need to save time and get the job done—whether at your desk or in the field!Get fast facts to: *Manage SQL Server services and clients *Configure, manage, and tune servers
by Mikael Svenson, Marcus Johansson, Robert Piddocke, Microsoft Press
Deliver the tools clients need to navigate large stores of information on your Microsoft® SharePoint® implementation—using Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint. This practical book shows you step by step how to build FAST Search solutions to meet the needs of your business and provide users with better search results. SharePoint developers and architects will quickly learn how to provide enhanced search capabilities in a manageable way.Discover how to
Assess your readiness for MCTS Exam 70-662—and quickly identify where you need to focus and practice. This practical, streamlined guide provides objective overviews, exam tips, “need-to-know” checklists, review questions, and a list of valuable resources—all designed to help evaluate and reinforce your preparation.Bolster your exam prep with a Rapid Review of these objectives: *Install and configure Exchange Servers *Configure Exchange recipients and public folders
by Rocket Williams, Leonard Weekley, Microsoft Press
Maximize your performance on the 2011 PMP Exam with this Study Kit from Microsoft Press®. This 2-in-1 kit includes a comprehensive study guide for 42 processes and nine knowledge areas in the PMBOK® Guide. Work at your own pace through the practical exercises, then assess your skills with online practice questions—featuring multiple, customizable testing options to meet your specific needs.
by Mark E. Russinovich, David A. Solomon, Alex Ionescu, Microsoft Press
Delve inside Windows architecture and internals—guided by a team of internationally renowned internals experts. Fully updated for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, this classic guide delivers key architectural insights on system design, debugging, performance, and support—along with hands-on experiments to experience Windows internal behavior firsthand.See how Windows components work behind the scenes: *Understand how the core system and management mechanisms work
Why is it so difficult to change organizations? What does it really take to make “process improvement” yield measurable results? For more than 30 years, Donald Riefer has been guiding software teams through the technical, organizational, and people issues that must be managed in order to make meaningful process changes—and better products. This practical guide draws from his extensive experience, featuring 11 case studies spanning the public and private sectors and even academia.
Assess your readiness for MCTS Exam 70-662—and quickly identify where you need to focus and practice. This practical, streamlined guide provides objective overviews, exam tips, “need-to-know” checklists, review questions, and a list of valuable resources—all designed to help evaluate and reinforce your preparation.Bolster your exam prep with a Rapid Review of these objectives: *Install, upgrade, and migrate to Windows 7 *Deploy Windows 7 *Configure hardware and applications
Sharpen your application development skills with XAML—the markup language used in Microsoft® Silverlight®, Windows® Presentation Foundation (WPF), and Windows Phone 7. Led by expert authors, you'll learn practical ways to develop rich user interfaces for a variety of web applications with XAML. This hands-on guide is complete with code examples—ideal whether you're a web designer or Microsoft .NET developer.Discover how to: *Work with XAML elements, attributes, and controls
Maximize the impact and precision of your message! Now in its fourth edition, the Microsoft Manual of Style provides essential guidance to content creators, journalists, technical writers, editors, and everyone else who writes about computer technology.
Fully updated for ASP.NET MVC 3. Delve into the features, principles, and pillars of the ASP.NET MVC framework—deftly guided by web development luminary Dino Esposito. ASP.NET MVC forces developers to think in terms of distinct components—Model, View, Controller—that make it easier to manage application complexity, while allowing strict control over the markup.
by David R. Miller, Brock Pearson, Sean-Philip Oriyano, Microsoft Press
Maximize your performance on the CISSP Exam with this Study Kit from Microsoft Press®. This 2-in-1 kit includes a comprehensive study guide for 10 security domains, plus online practice tests to help you assess your skills. Work at your own pace through the practical exercises, then assess yourself with online practice questions—featuring multiple, customizable testing options to meet your specific needs.Your Study Kit includes
Take team collaboration to the cloud with Microsoft SharePoint Online. Led by SharePoint expert Phil Wicklund, you'll discover the benefits of maintaining SharePoint 2010 business solutions in either the public or private cloud, and learn step-by-step procedures on how to deploy to both. Ideal for SharePoint architects and IT professionals, this book also helps you determine the return on investment (ROI) for using cloud technologies.Discover how to
by Egbert Jeschke, Helmut Reinke, Sara Unverhau, Eckehard Pfeifer, Bodo Fienitz, Jens Bock, Microsoft Press
You're beyond the basics, so dive right in and really put Excel formulas and functions to work! This supremely organized reference packs hundreds of timesaving solutions, troubleshooting tips, and workarounds. It's all muscle and no fluff. Discover how the experts increase their data analysis capabilities with Excel—and challenge yourself to new levels of mastery. *Create and debug financial formulas, and maximize the power of array formulas