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    Sample chapter: Working with functions

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    In Windows PowerShell, functions have moved to the forefront as the primary programming element used when writing Windows PowerShell scripts. After completing this chapter from Windows PowerShell Step by Step, Third Edition , you will be able to Understand functions. Use functions to provide ease of reuse. Use functions to encapsulate logic. Use functions to provide ease of modification. There are clear-cut guidelines that can be used to design functions. These guidelines can be used to ensure that functions are easy to understand, easy to maintain, and easy to troubleshoot. This chapter examines the reasons for the scripting guidelines and provides examples of both good and bad code design. Read this complete chapter here .
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    ebook deal of the week: Exam Ref 70-697 Configuring Windows Devices

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    Save 50%! Buy here. This offer expires Sunday, December 20 at 7:00 AM GMT. Microsoft exams validate on-the-job experience and product knowledge. IT Pros interested in taking Exam 70-697 are likely interested in enhancing their skills for the latest version of Windows. This exam replaces two Windows 8 exams: 70-687 and 70-688. Passing this exam counts toward the MCSA certification. Learn more . Terms & conditions Each week, on Sunday at 12:01 AM PST / 7:01 AM GMT, a new eBook is offered for a one-week period. Check back each week for a new deal. The products offered as our eBook Deal of the Week are not eligible for any other discounts. The Deal of the Week promotional price cannot be combined with other offers.
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    Learn how to do more fast with Office 2016 and Windows 10! For a limited time, save 30% on all Step by Step books & eBooks when you apply discount code STEPBYSTEP during checkout. Learn more. Start shopping! New and recommended titles include: Windows 10 Step by Step Office 2016 Step by Step Microsoft Excel 2016 Step by Step Microsoft Word 2016 Step by Step See all titles in the series. *Discount code STEPBYSTEP confers a 30% discount off the list price of all Step by Step books and eBooks purchased on microsoftpressstore.com in a single transaction. Discount not valid on Best Value packs or any title featured as eBook Deal of the Week. Discount code may not be combined with any other offer and is not redeemable for cash. Discount offer expires 11:59 p.m. EST...
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    Sample chapter: The VertiPaq Engine in DAX

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    This chapter from The Definitive Guide to DAX: Business intelligence with Microsoft Excel, SQL Server Analysis Services, and Power BI covers the internal architecture of the VertiPaq engine: the in-memory columnar database that stores and hosts your model. At this point in the book, you have a solid understanding of the DAX language. The next step, apart from the necessary experience that you need to gain by yourself, is not only being able to write DAX, but also to write efficient DAX. Writing efficient DAX, that is, code that runs at its best possible speed, requires you to understand the internals of the engine. The next chapters aim to provide the essential knowledge to measure and improve performance of DAX code. More specifically, this chapter is dedicated to the internal architecture...
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    ebook deal of the week: Windows 10 Inside Out

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    Save 50%! Buy here. This offer expires Sunday, December 13 at 7:00 AM GMT. Written by the award-winning team that created the Windows 7 Inside Out best-seller, Windows 10 Inside Out digs deep to explain not just how new features work, but why they work that way. The authors are backed by world-class technical editors and inside sources at Microsoft to make sure their information is accurate and complete. Learn more Terms & conditions Each week, on Sunday at 12:01 AM PST / 7:01 AM GMT, a new eBook is offered for a one-week period. Check back each week for a new deal. The products offered as our eBook Deal of the Week are not eligible for any other discounts. The Deal of the Week promotional price cannot be combined with other offers.
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    New book: Microsoft Office 2016 Step by Step

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    We’re pleased to announce the availability of Microsoft Office 2016 Step by Step (ISBN 9780735699236), by Joan Lambert and Curtis Frye. Purchase from these online retailers: Microsoft Press Store Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Shop local The quick way to get started with Microsoft Office 2016! This is learning made easy. Get more done quickly with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Jump in wherever you need answers—brisk lessons and colorful screenshots show you exactly what to do, step by step. • Covers Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook • Format documents for visual impact • Quickly prepare personalized email messages and labels • Build powerful workbooks for analysis and reporting • Analyze alternative...
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    Sample chapter: Understanding Evaluation Contexts in DAX

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    This chapter from The Definitive Guide to DAX: Business intelligence with Microsoft Excel, SQL Server Analysis Services, and Power BI covers evaluation contexts, which are the basis of all of the advanced features of DAX. At this point in the book, you have learned the basics of the DAX language. You know how to create calculated columns and measures, and you have a good understanding of common functions used in DAX. This is the chapter where you move to the next level in this language: After learning a solid theoretical background of the DAX language, you will be able to become a real DAX champion. With the knowledge you have gained so far, you can already create many interesting reports, but you will need to learn evaluation contexts in order to create reports that are more complex. Evaluation...
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    ebook deal of the week: Microsoft Excel 2016 Step by Step

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    Save 55%! Buy here. This offer expires Sunday, December 6 at 7:00 AM GMT. Now in full color! Easy lessons for essential tasks Big full-color visuals Skill-building practice files The quick way to learn Excel! This is learning made easy. Get productive fast with Excel 2016 and jump in wherever you need answers--brisk lessons and colorful screen shots show you exactly what to do, step by step. Learn more Terms & conditions Each week, on Sunday at 12:01 AM PST / 7:01 AM GMT, a new eBook is offered for a one-week period. Check back each week for a new deal. The products offered as our eBook Deal of the Week are not eligible for any other discounts. The Deal of the Week promotional price cannot be combined with other offers.
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    It’s Thanksgiving in the United States. We’re grateful for all the amazing and talented authors we get to work with, such as Jeffrey Richter. Here’s Jeff in a photo he just sent us, in front of all his book covers. Jeff would like to say, “I’m grateful for all the opportunities I’ve had to write about technologies I love, and I’m especially grateful to have so many readers appreciate my work.” Happy Thanksgiving!
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    Sample chapter: Customizing the Appearance of Windows 10

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    This chapter from Windows 10 Plain & Simple shows you how to customize your Windows 10 desktop, including using themes, customizing the taskbar, and Lock Screen, moving and resizing tiles, and more. In this section: Changing the desktop background Customize the Lock Screen Using themes Adjusting colors and transparency Changing the screen saver Making timeout settings Enlarging text Changing screen resolution Customizing the taskbar Adding tiles to the Start menu Moving tiles Resizing tiles Using Snap to arrange apps on the Desktop Windows 10 is an environment in which you’ll spend a lot of time, so being able to set up the appearance of its various elements in ways that please you is a great benefit. You can change the background image for the desktop, colors, the size of text, and more...
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