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    From the MVPs: Working as a network - Yammer as a Distribution Group

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    This is the 46 th 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 Office 365 MVP Darrell Webster . Thanks, Darrell! Working as a network - Yammer as a Distribution Group We have a number...
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    Sample chapter: Getting to Know the Entity Framework

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    John Paul Mueller explains the Entity Framework elements, describes the files used to store Entity Framework information, and shows you how to create a simple Entity Framework example, in this chapter from Microsoft ADO.NET Entity Framework Step by Step . After completing the chapter, you’ll be able to Define what an entity is and why it’s important. Specify the major elements of the Entity Framework. List and describe the files used to store Entity Framework information. Create a simple Entity Framework example. When an architect wants to design a real-world building by creating a blueprint, one of the tools used to ensure the blueprint is accurate is a model . Often you see a model of the building as part of the presentation for that building. Models are helpful because they help others visualize...
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    Free ebook: Microsoft System Center Extending Operations Manager Reporting

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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 Extending Operations Manager Reporting by George Wallace, Chris Jones, Bill May, Fred Lee; Series Editor: Mitch Tulloch. Introduction The System Center Operations Manager data warehouse stores many objects, making it possible to report on performance, availability, configuration, and security. You can use data collected by Operations Manager for issue tracking, awareness, planning, and forecasting, all of which are important factors for maintaining and managing your environment. But understanding what to report on and how to do so is what actually contributes to the stability of your infrastructure...
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    Sample chapter: Developing Requirements for Enhancement and Replacement Projects

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    This chapter from Software Requirements, 3rd Edition provides specific suggestions as to which practices are most relevant for enhancement and replacement projects and how to use them. Most of this book describes requirements development as though you are beginning a new software or system development project, sometimes called a green-field project . However, many organizations devote much of their effort to enhancing or replacing existing information systems or building new releases of established commercial products. Most of the practices described in this book are appropriate for enhancement and replacement projects. This chapter provides specific suggestions as to which practices are most relevant and how to use them. An enhancement project is one in which new capabilities are added to...
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    Sample chapter: Decision and Loop Statements in Microsoft Visual C++

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    In this chapter from Microsoft Visual C++/CLI Step by Step , you will see how to use these statements to control the flow of execution through a C++/CLI application. After completing this chapter, you will be able to: Make decisions by using the if statement. Make multiway decisions by using the switch statement. Perform loops by using the while, for , and do-while statements. Perform unconditional jumps in a loop by using the break and continue statements. All high-level languages provide keywords with which you can make decisions and perform loops. C++ is no exception. C++ provides the if statement and the switch statement for making decisions, and it provides the while, for , and do-while statements for performing loops. In addition, C++ provides the break statement to exit a loop immediately...
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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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    Now is the time to load your library with new and top-selling titles from Microsoft Press! Buy 1, Save 35% | Buy 2 or more, Save 55% off the list price of all books and eBooks. Enter discount code SAVEONPRESS during checkout to apply savings. Shop the entire store . Offer ends November 29, 2014. The Microsoft Press Store offers free U.S. shipping every day. When you purchase an eBook you receive three formats -- PDF, EPUB, and MOBI -- to use on your computer, tablet, and mobile devices.
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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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    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: 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: Configure System Center Integration

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    In this chapter from Exam Ref 70-247 Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud (MCSE) you'll learn how to integrate several different System Center products, allowing them to build off each other’s functionality. You’ll also learn about Service Provider Foundation, and Microsoft Azure Pack for Windows Server, which allow you to customize the way that users of your private cloud interact with the infrastructure. The System Center products integrate with one another. You can leverage the functionality of one product, such as Operations Manager’s performance and availability monitoring, with the automation capabilities of Orchestrator, and the incident and problem management functionality of Service Manager. In this chapter you’ll learn how to integrate several different System Center products...
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    Sample chapter: Keeping Windows 8.1 Safe and Secure

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    In this chapter from Windows 8.1 Step by Step , you’ll learn how the UAC works, how to tweak it, and why you should never turn it off. In addition, you’ll learn the basics of working with Windows Firewall to secure your network and Internet traffic and about the new and improved Windows Defender and how to use it to keep your system safe from viruses and spyware. Finally, you’ll learn how to improve your passwords to make it more difficult for unwanted people to use the Internet to access your Microsoft account, your email, and other important accounts. Click here to read this chapter: https://www.microsoftpressstore.com/articles/article.aspx?p=2222442 . Interested in more free sample chapters? Check out our growing collection here: https://www.microsoftpressstore.com...
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    Sample chapter: Using Arrays in Microsoft Visual C# 2013

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    In this chapter from Microsoft® Visual C#® 2013 Step by Step , you will learn to declare, create, populate and use an array, access and individual array element, iterate through an array. After completing this chapter, you will be able to: Declaring and creating an array Populating and using an array Accessing an individual array element Iterating through an array You have already seen how to create and use variables of many different types. However, all the examples of variables you have seen so far have one thing in common—they hold information about a single item (an int , a float , a Circle , a Date , and so on). What happens if you need to manipulate a set of items? One solution is to create a variable for each item in the set...
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    Sample chapter: The Liskov Substitution Principle

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    The Liskov substitution principle (LSP) is a collection of guidelines for creating inheritance hierarchies in which a client can reliably use any class or subclass without compromising the expected behavior. This chapter from Adaptive Code via C#: Agile coding with design patterns and SOLID principles explains what the LSP is and how to avoid breaking its rules. After completing this chapter, you will be able to Understand the importance of the Liskov substitution principle. Avoid breaking the rules of the Liskov substitution principle. Further solidify your single responsibility principle and open/closed principle habits. Create derived classes that honor the contracts of their base classes. Use code contracts to implement preconditions, postconditions, and data invariants. Write correct exception...
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    New book: Exam Ref 70-247 Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud

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    We’re pleased to announce the availability of Exam Ref 70-247 Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud (ISBN 9780735686182), by Orin Thomas. Purchase from these online retailers: Microsoft Press Store Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Shop local Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-247—and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of configuring and deploying a private cloud with Microsoft System Center 2012 R2. Designed for experienced IT professionals ready to advance their status, Exam Ref focuses on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the MCSE level. Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives: • Design and deploy System Center • Configure System Center infrastructure • Configure...
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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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