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Large collection of Free Microsoft eBooks for you, including: SharePoint, Visual Studio, Windows Phone, Windows 8, Office 365, Office 2010, SQL Server 2012, Azure, and more by Eric Ligman
Throughout the year Eric has tried to share resources and information with us that he think will be helpful for us. Often times these resources will include links to free eBooks that they make available on a variety of topics. Today, Eric thought he would post a large collection of eBooks for us on his blog so that we can find them in one place and consume them as we see fit. Also, if you find this list helpful, please share it with your peers and colleagues so that they too can benefit from these resources.
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This book is divided into three parts. The first part discusses basic concepts of Windows Phone 7 programming using example programs that target both Silverlight and the XNA framework. It is likely that many Windows Phone 7 developers will choose either one platform or the other, but I think it’s important for all developers who have at least a little knowledge of the alternative to their chosen path.
The second part of this book focuses entirely on Silverlight, and the third part on XNA 2D. For your convenience, the chapters in each part build upon previous knowledge in a progressive tutorial narrative, and hence are intended to be read sequentially.
Moving to Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 was written with three audiences in mind: Part I is for developers moving from Visual Studio 2003 to Visual Studio 2010, Part II is for developers moving from Visual Studio 2005 and Part III is for developers moving from Visual Studio 2008.
Here’s a little bit about the authors: Ken Haines is a software development engineer at Microsoft, working in the Consumer and Online Division. He has a passion for distributed applications in the cloud and strives to help customers and partners find the right solution for their needs.
This book is for anyone who has an interest in SQL Server 2008 R2 and wants to understand its capabilities. In a book of this size, we cannot cover every feature that distinguishes SQL Server from other databases, and consequently we assume that you have some familiarity with SQL Server already.
You might be a database administrator (DBA), an application developer, a power user, or a technical decision maker. Regardless of your role, we hope that you can use this book to discover the features in SQL Server 2008 R2 that are most beneficial to you.
If you want to learn more about latest Microsoft virtualisation technologies, so that you can differentiate your Hyper-V from your Remote Desktop Services, then this’s the job.
It covers Microsoft Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, Application Virtualization 4.5, Enterprise Desktop Virtualization, Windows Virtual PC and Windows XP Mode, System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008, and Microsoft’s private and public cloud computing platforms including Windows Azure.
In this book, students will find a wealth of Microsoft resources they can use to identify the technology skills they need, and gather knowledge and experience to help them take charge of their careers.
Here at Microsoft, we care about students’ career success and hope these resources will open doors to learning that will lead them to better opportunities and a deeper understanding of the way technology continues to change and improve the ways people work—both here in the U.S. and around the world.
This book is targeted primarily at Windows server administrators who are responsible for hands-on deployment and day-to-day management of Windows-based servers for large organizations. Windows server administrators manage file and print servers, network infrastructure servers, Web servers, and IT application servers.
They use graphical administration tools as their primary interface but also use Windows PowerShell commandlets and occasionally write Windows PowerShell scripts for routine tasks and bulk operations. They conduct most server management tasks remotely by using Terminal Server or administration tools installed on their local workstation.
This book introduces you to the changes in Office 2010 and shows you how you can make the most of the new features to fit the way you work today. Chapter 1, “Welcome to Office 2010,” gives you a play-by-play introduction to new features.
Chapter 2, “Express Yourself Effectively and Efficiently,” details the great feature enhancements and visual effects throughout the applications; and Chapter 3, “Work Anywhere with Office 2010,” explores the flexibility factor by presenting a set of scenarios that enable users to complete their work no matter where their path takes them and so on.
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So any user can go from Main Window to App1, App2, App3 or App4.
Once deployed, the URL will be something like, http://www.servername.com/MainWindow.application
But the problem is if a user wants to directly open App1, App2, App3 or App4, he/she won’t be able to.
The solution is simple. Pass the parameters to the URL of Click-Once and force it to recognize the parameters and open up the application.
The ClickOnce application named MainWindow that you host on servername, and you want to pass in a value for the variable username when the application launches. Your URL might look like the following:
Steps To Be Followed :
A. If you are using the application’s config file then follow the below procedure:
B. If you are using any ClickOnce.target file:
Write below code in your MainWindow.xaml.cs/vb file:
Public Sub New() InitializeComponent() Dim instance As ApplicationDeployment If (ApplicationDeployment.IsNetworkDeployed) Then instance = ApplicationDeployment.CurrentDeployment If Not IsNothing(instance) Then Dim activateUri As Uri = instance.ActivationUri If activateUri IsNot Nothing AndAlso activateUri.Query <> String.Empty Then Dim nameValueTable = System.Web.HttpUtility.ParseQueryString(activateUri.Query) If nameValueTable Is Nothing Then 'nameValueTable Is Nothing Else If nameValueTable.Keys.Count = 0 Then 'No Parameters has been passed. Else Select Case nameValueTable("ID") Case "1" 'Open App1 Case "2" 'Open App2 Case "3" 'Open App3 Case "4" 'Open App4 Case Else 'Open Main Window End Select End If End If End If End If End If End Sub
Please let me know if you need any help.
Reference posters for the default keybindings in Visual Studio 2010 for Visual Basic, Visual C#, Visual C++ and Visual F#.
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Debugger Canvas is a new user experience for the debugger in Visual Studio Ultimate. It pulls together the code you’re exploring onto a single pan-and-zoom display. As you hit breakpoints or step into code, Debugger Canvas shows just the methods that you’re debugging, with call lines and local variables, to help you see the bigger picture.
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- Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate SP1 (works with C# and Visual Basic)
WPF application Single Instance in one line
Usage: WpfSingleInstance.Make(); or WpfSingleInstance.Make(SingleInstanceModes.ForEveryUser);
1. Add only a line of code (above) in the App.xaml.cs or in the main window.
2. Add a small static class in project (and a dummy enum SingleInstanceModes).
No additional inheritance in App class.
No App.xalm deleting.
No so redundant WCF and Remoting.
It works by the EventWaitHandle. Look in code, it’s so simply.