Microsoft Press Store :: Chapters latest sample chapters from Microsoft Press Storeen-usChapter :: The 5 Principles and 10 Building Blocks of Persuasive Visual Storytelling<p>In this sample chapter from <em>Beyond Bullet Points: Using PowerPoint to tell a compelling story that gets results</em>, 4th Edition, Cliff Atkinson reviews step-by-step how the Beyond Bullet Points (BBP) Story Template creates a foundation for presentations that you will build upon with narration and graphics.</p>Thu, 22 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT :: Understanding values and references<p>In this sample chapter from <em>Microsoft Visual C# Step by Step, 9th Edition</em>, learn how the characteristics of primitive types—such as <em>int</em>, <em>double</em>, and <em>char</em>—differ from the characteristics of class types.</p>Wed, 21 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT :: Implement data access<p>In this sample chapter from <em>Exam Ref 70-483 Programming in C#</em>, 2nd Edition, learn how C# programs store and manipulate data, review the use of Language Integrated Query (LINQ), and explore data collection facilities offered by the .NET framework.</p>Thu, 11 Oct 2018 00:00:00 GMT :: UWP Basics<p>In this sample chapter from <em>Programming for Mixed Reality with Windows 10, Unity, Vuforia, and UrhoSharp</em>, dive into the basics of a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app and learn how It runs across various Windows 10 devices.</p>Thu, 11 Oct 2018 00:00:00 GMT :: Design data implementation<p>In this sample chapter from <em>Exam Ref 70-535 Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions</em>, explore skills related to the design of Azure Storage solutions, Azure Data Services, NoSQL storage, Cosmos DB storage, and more.</p>Mon, 27 Aug 2018 00:00:00 GMT :: Service Fabric on Linux<p>In this sample chapter from <em>Programming Microsoft Azure Service Fabric</em>, 2nd Edition, learn how to set up a development environment on Linux, use Java to write a simple Service Fabric application, and more.</p>Fri, 24 Aug 2018 00:00:00 GMT :: Using Security Center for incident response<p>In this sample chapter from <em>Microsoft Azure Security Center</em>, learn how to use Security Center to detect threats against your environment, and how to investigate security issues as part of your incident-response process.</p>Thu, 23 Aug 2018 00:00:00 GMT :: Configure networking<p>In this sample chapter from <em>Exam Ref 70-697 Configuring Windows Devices</em>, 2nd Edition, explore the main networking components of Windows 10 and how to configure each of them.</p>Thu, 05 Jul 2018 00:00:00 GMT :: Customizing the appearance of Windows 10<p>In this sample chapter from <em>Windows 10 Plain & Simple</em>, 2nd Edition, learn how to change the desktop background, adjust colors and transparency, use themes, control screen timeout settings, enlarge text, and more.</p> Tue, 03 Jul 2018 00:00:00 GMT :: Use other services for machine learning<p>In this sample chapter from <em>Exam Ref 70-774 Perform Cloud Data Science with Azure Machine Learning</em>, examine other services provided by Microsoft for machine learning including the Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit, HDInsights, SQL Server R Services, and more.</p>Wed, 11 Apr 2018 00:00:00 GMT :: Implement Virtual Networks<p>In this sample chapter from <em>Exam Ref 70-533 Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions, 2nd Edition</em>, take a deep dive in virtual networking and the skills needed to configure, design, and implement them.</p>Tue, 10 Apr 2018 00:00:00 GMT :: Provisioning databases<p>In this sample chapter from <em>SQL Server 2017 Administration Inside Out</em>, explore the process of installing and configuring a Microsoft SQL Server instance—including new features added and expanded since SQL Server 2016 Server Pack 1.</em> Mon, 09 Apr 2018 00:00:00 GMT :: Design and implement Azure PaaS compute and web and mobile services<p>In this sample chapter from <em>Exam Ref 70-532 Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions, 2nd Edition</em>, explore Azure App Services and the skills needed to design, develop, and implement apps.</p>Sat, 07 Apr 2018 00:00:00 GMT :: Plan for Exchange Online and Skype for Business Online<p>In this sample chapter from <em>Exam Ref 70-347 Enabling Office 365 Services, 2nd Edition</em>, learn how to configure anti-spam and anti-malware policies, determine an appropriate mailbox migration strategy, perform compliance operations, and manage settings at a tenancy level for Skype for Business Online.</p>Fri, 06 Apr 2018 00:00:00 GMT :: Skill 5.1: Implement Microsoft Teams<p>In Skill 5.1 from <em>Exam Ref 70-347 Enabling Office 365 Services, 2nd Edition</em>, learn how to configure Office 365 connectors for Microsoft Teams and manage licenses.</p> Fri, 06 Apr 2018 00:00:00 GMT :: Directory synchronization basics<p>In this sample chapter from <em>Microsoft Office 365 Administration Inside Out, 2nd Edition</em>, explore the basics of directory synchronization—starting with structure and data uniqueness.</p> Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT :: Work with apps and notifications<p>In this sample chapter from <em>Windows 10 Step by Step, 2nd Edition</em>, learn how to locate and start apps, explore built-in apps and accessories, manage notifications, and more.</p>Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT :: Implement Datacenter Compute Solutions with Virtual Machine Manager (VMM)<p>In Skill 2.2 from <em>Exam Ref 70-745 Implementing a Software-Defined DataCenter</em>, learn how to define and document fabric resource endpoints, implement SDN using VMM Service Templates, configure single tenant and multi-tenant scenarios, and more.</p> Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT :: Implement Software-Defined Networking (SDN)<p>In this sample chapter from <em>Exam Ref 70-745 Implementing a Software-Defined DataCenter</em>, take a deep dive into the inner workings of Virtual Machine Manager and how to customize processes to manage your Software-Defined Datacenter.</p>Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT :: Working with variables<p>In this sample chapter from <em>Begin to Code with Python</em>, learn how to create variables in Python programs that work with numbers and text.</p>Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT :: Fine-Tuning Your Chatbot<p>In this sample chapter from <em>Programming the Microsoft Bot Framework: A Multiplatform Approach to Building Chatbots</em>, readers take a deep dive into Bot Emulator features and learn how to perform testing from user to chatbot.</p>Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT :: Manage high availability and disaster recovery<p>In this sample chapter from <em>Exam Ref 70-764 Administering a SQL Database Infrastructure</em>, learn how to design appropriate high availability and disaster recovery solutions in SQL Server with special attention to installation, configuration, and administration processes.</p>Tue, 07 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT :: Skill 4.1: Prepare on-premises Active Directory for Azure AD Connect<p>Azure Active Directory Connect is Microsoft’s replacement for DirSync and Azure Active Directory Sync tools. In Skill 4.1 from <em>Exam Ref 70-346 Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements, 2nd Edition</em>, explore how to prepare your on-premises Active Directory environment for synchronization of user accounts, group accounts, and more. </p>Tue, 07 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT :: Manage database concurrency<p>In this sample chapter from <em>Exam Ref 70-762 Developing SQL Databases</em>, explore skills related to the goal of managing database concurrency, including how to implement transactions, manage isolation levels, and more.</p> Mon, 09 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT :: Productivity solutions<p>In this sample chapter from <em>Exam Ref 70-339 Managing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016</em>, explore upgrade methods, customizations, and functionality provided within the SharePoint farm itself to improve productivity and business processes.</p>Mon, 09 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT