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    Sample chapter: Manipulating Data Using LINQ

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    This chapter from Microsoft ADO.NET Entity Framework Step by Step begins by introducing you to LINQ to Entities.The chapter won’t provide an extensive reference, but you’ll have enough information to perform common tasks and a few advanced tasks. After completing the chapter, you’ll be able to Describe the basics of LINQ to Entities functionality. Specify how LINQ statements are compiled. List and use the essential LINQ to Entities functions. In most cases, developers with a strong C# background, but without an equally strong database background, use Language Integrated Query (LINQ) to query the databases they create and manage using the Entity Framework. LINQ to Entities offers a number of benefits to developers, but the main benefit is simplicity. It’s possible to create relatively complex...
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    Sample chapter: Using Windows PowerShell Remoting

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    This chapter is from Windows PowerShell 3.0 First Steps , by Ed Wilson. With Windows PowerShell 3.0 running a command on a remote computer is as easy as running the command on your local computer; in some cases, it is even easier. Using Windows PowerShell remoting Configuring Windows PowerShell remoting Troubleshooting Windows PowerShell remoting When you need to use Windows PowerShell on your local computer, it is pretty easy: You open the Windows PowerShell console or the Windows PowerShell ISE, and you run a command or a series of commands. Assuming you have rights to make the changes in the first place, it just works. But what if the change you need to make must be enacted on a hundred or a thousand computers? In the past, these types of changes required expensive specialized software packages...
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    New book: Scenario-Focused Engineering: A toolbox for innovation and customer-centricity

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    We’re pleased to announce the availability of Scenario-Focused Engineering: A toolbox for innovation and customer-centricity (ISBN 9780735679337), by Austina De Bonte and Drew Fletcher. Purchase from these online retailers: Microsoft Press Store Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Shop local Blend the art of innovation with the rigor of engineering Great technology alone is rarely sufficient to ensure a product’s success. Scenario-Focused Engineering is a customer-centric, iterative approach used to design and deliver the seamless experiences and emotional engagement customers demand in new products. In this book, you’ll discover the proven practices and lessons learned from real-world implementations of this approach, including why delight...
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    Free ebook: Microsoft System Center Introduction to Microsoft Automation Solutions

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    Download all formats (PDF, Mobi and ePub) hosted by the Microsoft Virtual Academy We’re happy to announce the next free ebook in our System Center series: Microsoft System Center Introduction to Microsoft Automation Solutions (ISBN 9780735695818), by Rob Costello and Richard Maunsell, with series editor Mitch Tulloch. Introduction This book provides you with an introduction to the Microsoft automation solutions: Azure Automation and Service Management Automation. Throughout the chapters, the text explores these tools and how they can be used to meet the automation needs of your Microsoft Azure cloud solutions or your enterprise datacenter environments. We provide considerations on the features of each solution, and how they can be architected to fit your needs. Next...
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    ebook deal of the week: Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Inside Out

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    NOTE: This deal has expired, but we have a new ebook each week. Check this blog or www.MicrosoftPressStore.com for the current deal. Buy Conquer SharePoint 2013—from the inside out! You're beyond the basics, so dive right into SharePoint 2013—and really put your business collaboration platform to work! This supremely organized reference packs hundreds of timesaving solutions, troubleshooting techniques, and workarounds. It's all muscle and no fluff. Discover how the experts facilitate information sharing across the enterprise—and challenge yourself to new levels of mastery. 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...
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    Sample chapter: Viewing Pictures and Video in Windows 8.1

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    This chapter from Windows 8.1 Plain & Simple shows you how to use the Photos app, Video app, and Camera app that come with Windows 8.1. In this section: Displaying pictures Searching for pictures Creating folders for your pictures Moving pictures to new folders Setting a picture on the Photos tile or lock screen Cropping a picture Editing a picture Playing a slide show Exploring the Video app Playing a personal video Buying or renting a video Using the camera Windows 8.1 comes with three apps for working with visual media. These are the Photos app, Video app, and Camera app, all available from the Start screen. The Photos app lets you access your pictures, create folders...
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    Sample chapter: Introduction to Advanced Windows Store App Development using HTML5 and JavaScript

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    In this chapter from Exam Ref 70-482: Advanced Windows Store App Development using HTML5 and JavaScript , you learn how to create background tasks, implement the appropriate interfaces, and consume tasks using timing and system triggers. You also find out how to request lock screen access and create download and upload operations using background transferring for Windows Store applications written in Hypertext Markup Language (HTML)/JavaScript (formerly called Windows Store apps using JavaScript). The last part of the chapter is dedicated to creating and consuming Windows Metadata (WinMD) components. Objectives in this chapter: Objective 1.1: Create background tasks Objective 1.2: Consume background tasks Objective 1.3: Integrate WinMD components into a solution Read the rest of the chapter...
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    Sample chapter: Mailbox Migration and Administering Exchange Online in Microsoft Office 365

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    This chapter from Microsoft Office 365 Administration Inside Out discusses mailbox migration options and administering the different messaging workloads. Mailbox migration options Moving mailboxes back to on-premises Exchange Decommissioning on-premises Exchange Administering Exchange Online Compliance, Legal Hold, and eDiscovery concepts Read the chapter here: https://www.microsoftpressstore.com/articles/article.aspx?p=2222436 .
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    Sample chapter: CompTIA Security+ Training Kit: Vulnerability Assessment and Management

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    This chapter from CompTIA Security+ Training Kit (Exam SY0-301) shows how to find exposed services and vulnerabilities on systems and devices by using port and vulnerability scanning tools, covers vulnerability assessment methods, as well as ways to identify vulnerabilities by using both technical and nontechnical means, and explains penetration testing, including common techniques, types of penetration tests, and best practices for performing them. The CompTIA Security+ exam covers common techniques used to identify risks and vulnerabilities. Organizations frequently assess their risks and vulnerabilities by using both formal and informal techniques, as well as technical tools. In this chapter, we will explore how you can find exposed services and vulnerabilities on systems and devices by...
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    Azure SQL database resources from author Eric Boyd

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    Microsoft Press author, Eric Boyd, taught a session on Performance Tuning Azure SQL Database recently for the AzureConf on Channel 9 on MSDN. This session can be viewed on-demand here:  http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Microsoft-Azure/AzureConf-2014/Performance-Tuning-Microsoft-Azure-SQL-Database . He’ll also be doing a series of Azure DevCamps with Microsoft and, in one of the modules, he will be presenting hands on labs with data and SQL Database. Check them out here: http://www.technetevents.com/clouddevcamps/ Buy his book here: https://www.microsoftpressstore.com/store/microsoft-azure-sql-database-step-by-step-9780735679429
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    ebook deal of the week: Microsoft .NET: Architecting Applications for the Enterprise

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    NOTE: This deal has expired, but we have a new ebook each week. Check this blog or www.MicrosoftPressStore.com for the current deal. Buy Make the right architectural decisions up front - and improve the quality and reliability of your .NET applications. Led by two enterprise programming experts, you'll learn how to apply the patterns and techniques that help control project complexity - and make systems easier to build, support, and upgrade - right from the start. This Second Edition features new deep dives on domain modeling, Command Query Responsibility Segregation (CQRS), and event sourcing models. 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...
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    ebook deal of the week: Adaptive Code via C#

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    List price: $39.99   Sale price: $19.99 You save 50% Buy This offer expires Sunday, May 3 at 7:00 AM GMT. Your process may be agile, but are you building agility directly into the code base? This book teaches .NET programmers how to give code the flexibility to adapt to changing requirements and customer demands by applying cutting-edge techniques, including SOLID principles, design patterns, and other industry best practices. 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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    Quick news: Perfect pair sweepstakes

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    What do you want to learn in 2015? Enter for the chance to win two free eBooks of choice from Microsoft Press to help jumpstart a new project, study for a certification exam, and more. Submit your entry by May 31, 2015. Enter here! NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open only to visitors of the Microsoft Press Facebook page 18+ in age. For details, see Official Rules.
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    Find Microsoft Press at Ignite

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    Microsoft Press will be at Ignite (May 4-8, 2015). Below are some of the on-site activities and offers you’ll find from us. Free Microsoft Press eBook in the Certification Lounge Expo Hall Floor   The first 1,200 attendees to stop by and scan their event badge can select a free eBook from 12 Microsoft Press titles * (100 codes per title, while supplies last). The attendee will receive a postcard with discount code and instructions. eBook can be downloaded immediately. Printed "free eBook" Certification Lounge & Cert Central/Study Hall 8,000 copies of Microsoft Azure Essentials: Fundamentals of Azure , by Michael S. Collier and Robin E. Shahan, will be available in the Certification Lounge and Cert Central/Study Hall areas for attendees to pick up. First come, first serve...
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    Quick news: Charles Petzold book signing at BUILD 2015

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    Charles Petzold is at BUILD 2015 signing copies of his newest free ebook, Creating Mobile Apps with Xamarin.Forms, Preview Edition 2 . See more pictures on Xamarin's Microsoft Build 2015 Kick Off Party page . Download this free ebook in PDF, Mobi, and ePub formats at the Microsoft Virtual Academy .
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    ebook deal of the week: Windows Server 2012 R2 Inside Out Volume 1: Configuration, Storage, & Essentials

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    List price: $47.99   Sale price: $19.99 You save 58% Buy This offer expires Sunday, May 10 at 7:00 AM GMT. This supremely organized reference packs hundreds of timesaving solutions, troubleshooting tips, and workarounds for Windows Server 2012 R2 - with a focus on configuration, storage, and essential administrative tasks. 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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    From the MVPs: Application Design: Going Stateless on Azure

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    This is the 52 nd in our series of guest posts by Microsoft Most Valued Professionals (MVPs). You can click the “MVPs” tag in the right column of our blog to see all the articles. Since the early 1990s, Microsoft has recognized technology champions around the world with the MVP Award . MVPs freely share their knowledge, real-world experience, and impartial and objective feedback to help people enhance the way they use technology. Of the millions of individuals who participate in technology communities, around 4,000 are recognized as Microsoft MVPs. You can read more original MVP-authored content on the Microsoft MVP Award Program Blog . This post is by .Net MVP Punit Ganshani . Thanks, Punit! Application Design: Going Stateless on Azure The components of a cloud...
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