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Windows PowerShell Cookbook: The Complete Guide to Scripting Microsoft's Command Shell
by Lee Holmes

How do you use Windows PowerShell to navigate the filesystem, manage files and folders, or retrieve a web page? This introduction to the PowerShell language and scripting environment provides more than 400 task-oriented recipes to help you solve all kinds of problems. Intermediate to advanced system administrators will find more than 100 tried-and-tested scripts they can copy and use immediately.

Updated for PowerShell 3.0, this comprehensive cookbook includes hands-on recipes for common tasks and administrative jobs that you can apply whether you're on the client or server version of Windows. You also get quick references to technologies used in conjunction with PowerShell, including format specifiers and frequently referenced registry keys to selected .NET, COM, and WMI classes.

Learn how to use PowerShell on Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012
Tour PowerShell's core features, including the command model, object-based pipeline, and ubiquitous scripting
Master fundamentals such as the interactive shell, pipeline, and object concepts
Perform common tasks that involve working with files, Internet-connected scripts, user interaction, and more
Solve tasks in systems and enterprise management, such as working with Active Directory and the filesystem

Exclusive benefit

For book owners, the PowerShell Cookbook offers an always-available, searchable, online edition at powershellcookbook.com/

Learn Windows PowerShell 3 in a Month of Lunches
by Don Jones

About the Book
Learn Windows PowerShell 3 in a Month of Lunches, Second Edition is an innovative tutorial designed for administrators. Just set aside one hour a day—lunchtime would be perfect—for a month, and you'll be automating Windows tasks faster than you ever thought possible. You'll start with the basics—what is PowerShell and what can you do with it. Then, you'll move systematically through the techniques and features you'll use to make your job easier and your day shorter. This totally revised second edition covers new PowerShell 3 features designed for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012.
Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book.
What's Inside

Learn PowerShell from the beginning—no experience required! Covers PowerShell 3, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2012 Each lesson should take you one hour or less

About the Technology
PowerShell is both a language and an administrative shell with which you can control and automate nearly every aspect of Windows. It accepts and executes commands immediately, and you can write scripts to manage most Windows servers like Exchange, IIS, and SharePoint.
Experience with Windows administration is helpful. No programming experience is assumed.
Table of Contents

Before you begin Meet PowerShell Using the help system Running commands Working with providers The pipeline: connecting commands Adding commands Objects: data by another name The pipeline, deeper Formatting—and why it's done on the right Filtering and comparisons A practical interlude Remote control: one to one, and one to many Using Windows Management Instrumentation Multitasking with background jobs Working with many objects, one at a time Security alert! Variables: a place to store your stuff Input and output Sessions: remote control with less work You call this scripting? Improving your parameterized script Advanced remoting configuration Using regular expressions to parse text files Additional random tips, tricks, and techniques Using someone else's script Never the end PowerShell cheat sheet

Entity Framework 6 Recipes
by Brian Driscoll

Entity Framework 6 Recipes provides an exhaustive collection of ready-to-use code solutions for Entity Framework, Microsoft's model-centric, data-access platform for the .NET Framework and ASP.NET development. With this book, you will learn the core concepts of Entity Framework through a broad range of clear and concise solutions to everyday data access tasks. Armed with this experience, you will be ready to dive deep into Entity Framework, experiment with new approaches, and develop ways to solve even the most difficult data access challenges. If you are a developer who likes to learn by example, then this is the right book for you.


Gives ready-to-use, real-world recipes to help you with everyday tasks Places strong focus on DbContext and the Code First approach Covers new features such as Asynch Query and Save, Codebased Configuration, Connection Resiliency, Dependency Resolution, and much more

What you’ll learn

Implement basic data access design patterns using Entity Framework. Seamlessly model your solutions across both code and data. Provide data access to Windows 8 and Metro applications. Integrate with WCF Data Services Improve data access performance. Simplify and reduce your code through data binding.

Who this book is for Entity Framework 6 Recipes is for anyone learning Microsoft’s Entity Framework—Microsoft’s primary data access platform in the .NET Framework. If you have ever struggled to learn a new technology, programming model, or way of doing something, you know how helpful simple and real-world examples can be. For the beginning developer, this book provides concrete examples for common data access tasks. For developers having experience with previous Microsoft data access platforms, this book provides a task-by-task mapping between previous approaches and the patterns used in Entity Framework. Table of Contents

Getting Started with Entity Framework Entity Data Modeling Fundamentals Querying an Entity Data Model Using Entity Framework in ASP.NET Loading Entities and Navigation Properties Beyond the Basics with Modeling and Inheritance Working with Object Services Plain Old CLR Objects Using the Entity Framework in N-Tier Applications Stored Procedures Functions Customizing Entity Framework Objects Improving Performance Concurrency

Excel 2010 Power Programming with VBA (Mr. Spreadsheet's Bookshelf)
by John Walkenbach

All the methods and tools you need to successfully program with ExcelJohn Walkenbach's name is synonymous with excellence in computer books that decipher complex technical topics. With this comprehensive guide, "Mr. Spreadsheet" shows you how to maximize your Excel experience using professional spreadsheet application development tips from his own personal bookshelf.
Featuring a complete introduction to Visual Basic for Applications and fully updated for the new features of Excel 2010, this essential reference includes an analysis of Excel application development and is packed with procedures, tips, and ideas for expanding Excel’s capabilities with VBA.

Offers an analysis of Excel application development and a complete introduction to Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Features invaluable advice from "Mr. Spreadsheet" himself (bestselling author John Walkenbach), who demonstrates all the techniques you need to create large and small Excel applications
Provides tips, tricks, and techniques for expanding Excel's capabilities with VBA that you won’t find anywhere else
Includes a CD with templates and worksheets from the book

This power-user's guide is packed with procedures, tips, and ideas for expanding Excel's capabilities with VBA.
Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Excel 2013 Power Programming with VBA (Mr. Spreadsheet's Bookshelf)
by John Walkenbach

Maximize your Excel 2013 experience using VBA application development
The new Excel 2013 boasts updated features, enhanced power, and new capabilities. Naturally, that means John Walkenbach returns with a new edition of his bestselling VBA Programming book and covers all the methods and tools you need to know in order to program with Excel. With this comprehensive guide, "Mr. Spreadsheet" shows you how to maximize your Excel experience using professional spreadsheet application development tips from his own personal bookshelf.
Featuring a complete introduction to Visual Basic for Applications and fully updated for the latest features of Excel 2013, this essential reference includes an analysis of Excel application development and is packed with procedures, tips, and ideas for expanding Excel's capabilities with VBA.

Offers an analysis of Excel application development and a complete introduction to VBA
Features invaluable advice from "Mr. Spreadsheet" himself, bestselling author John Walkenbach, who demonstrates all the techniques you need to create Excel applications, both large and small
Covers navigating the Excel interface, formatting worksheets, interacting with other Office applications, working with collaboration tools, and using sample workbooks and John Walkenbach's award-winning Power Utility Pak to help enhance your Excel skills
Provides tips, tricks, and techniques for expanding Excel's capabilities with VBA that you wont find anywhere else

Excel 2013 Power Programming with VBA is packed with procedures, tips, and ideas for achieving Excel excellence with VBA.

Training Kit (Exam 70-462): Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases
by Peter Ward

EXAM PREP GUIDE

Ace your preparation for the skills measured by Exam 70-462—and on the job—with this official Microsoft study guide. Work at your own pace through a series of lessons and reviews that fully cover each exam objective. Then, reinforce and apply what you’ve learned through real-world case scenarios and practice exercises.


Maximize your performance on the exam by mastering the skills and experience measured by these objectives:



Install and configure SQL Server Maintain instances and databases Optimize and troubleshoot SQL Server Manage data Implement security Implement high availability
PRACTICE TESTS

Assess your skills with the practice tests on CD. You can work through hundreds of questions using multiple testing modes to meet your specific learning needs. You get detailed explanations for right and wrong answers—including a customized learning path that describes how and where to focus your studies.

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Unleashed
by Ray Rankins

Buy the print version of  Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Unleashed and get the eBook version for free! See inside the book for access code and details.   With up-to-the-minute content, this is the industry’s most complete, useful guide to SQL Server 2012.   You’ll find start-to-finish coverage of SQL Server’s core database server and management capabilities: all the real-world information, tips, guidelines, and samples you’ll need to create and manage complex database solutions. The additional online chapters add extensive coverage of SQL Server Integration Services, Reporting Services, Analysis Services, T-SQL programming, .NET Framework integration, and much more.   Authored by four expert SQL Server administrators, designers, developers, architects, and consultants, this book reflects immense experience with SQL Server in production environments. Intended for intermediate-to-advanced-level SQL Server professionals, it focuses on the product’s most complex and powerful capabilities, and its newest tools and features.
Understand SQL Server 2012’s newest features, licensing changes, and capabilities of each edition
Manage SQL Server 2012 more effectively with SQL Server Management Studio, the SQLCMD command-line query tool, and Powershell
Use Policy-Based Management to centrally configure and operate SQL Server
Utilize the new Extended Events trace capabilities within SSMS
Maximize performance by optimizing design, queries, analysis, and workload management
Implement new best practices for SQL Server high availability
Deploy AlwaysOn Availability Groups and Failover Cluster Instances to achieve enterprise-class availability and disaster recovery
Leverage new business intelligence improvements, including Master Data Services, Data Quality Services and Parallel Data Warehouse
Deliver better full-text search with SQL Server 2012’s new Semantic Search
Improve reporting with new SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services features
Download the following from informit.com/title/9780672336928: Sample databases and code examples