In this article, by Brenton J.W. Blawat, the author of "Instant Windows PowerShell 3.0 Windows Management Instrumentation Starter, we learn how PowerShell 3.0 utilizes Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI).Read So, what is PowerShell 3.0 WMI? in full
In this article by Sébastien Finot, the author of the book "Building Interactive Queries with LINQPad", a brief introduction to LINQ and how it can be used has been discussed. LINQPad is a free IDE (Integrated Development Environment) that allows you to create programs and query databases. Language Integrated Query (LINQ) consists of a set of features introduced in Visual Studio 2008 that extends powerful query capabilities to the language syntax of C# and Visual Basic.
To introduce you to LINQ, we will first look into a non-LINQ example so that we can have a point of comparison.
Read Using a LINQ query in LINQPad in full
In this article by Nicholas Emond, the author of the book Instant MDX Queries for SQL Server 2012, it is explained that a MDX query is coded and executed against a cube to have a result in a specific format return to the client application.Read Quick start – writing your first MDX query in full
In this article by Andrew Duckworth, Steve Beaumont, and Baumgarten Andreas, authors of Microsoft System Center Orchestrator 2012 Cookbook, we will cover the following recipes:
- Planning the Orchestrator deployment
- Installing a single-server deployment
- Installing the Management Server in a multiserver deployment
This article created by Emilio Aristides de Fez Laso author of Instant Autolt Scripting discusses about how Skype can be automated to aid in communications.
Skype sends messages to a selected user. Consider two similar SendChat functions as an example. Echo123 is Skype's default sound test user. Change it to another user name you want from user properties (space not allowed).Read Skype automation in full
In this article by Jose Luis Latorre Millas, the author of the book Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 Quickstart Cookbook, we will explore the top new features of the CLR. .NET 4.5 brings many beneﬁts, such as improvements in performance, compatibility, garbage collection, and new features in its structure to provide the overall scenarios it is targeted for, for example, Windows Store apps development.
In this article, we will cover:
- Creating a portable library
- Controlling the timeout in regular expressions
- Deﬁning the culture for an application domain
- Overriding the default reﬂection behavior
- Using the new ZipArchive class
- Understanding async and await in .NET 4.5
- Using the new asynchronous ﬁle I/O operations
In this article by Anurag Acharya, author of Instant Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services 2012 Dimensions and Cube, we will learn what SSAS 2012 is, why we need it, and then thread on a bit of description of the SSAS history. We will also discuss the architecture of SSAS 2012 with their data models, the future of SSAS 2012, along with what's new in SSAS 2012. After that we will talk about the SSAS dimensions and cube.Read What are SSAS 2012 dimensions and cube? in full
In this article by Leo Taehyung Lee, the author of Instant Creating Data Models with PowerPivot How-to, we will learn to use the raw data to make some pivot tables that can help us make smart business decisions!Read Creating a pivot table in full
In this article by Andrés Del Río Benito and Howard S. Edidin, the authors of Microsoft BizTalk ESB Toolkit 2.1, we will:
- Learn how to publish endpoints into UDDI from the ESB Management Portal
- Learn the ESB Portal Audit Log
- Explore the different parameterizations that we can do on the portal