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Modernizing Your Windows Applications with the Windows App SDK and WinUI
Modernizing Your Windows Applications with the Windows App SDK and WinUI

If you're a developer looking to improve and modernize your existing LOB applications to leverage modern Windows features without having to rewrite the entire application from scratch, this book is for you. You'll learn how to modernize your existing Windows Forms, WPF, and UWP applications and enrich them with the latest Windows features. Starting with sample LOB applications that cover common scenarios, you'll learn the differences between various components and then focus on design features for improved visual aspects like accessibility and responsive layouts. The book shows you how to enhance your existing applications using Windows App SDK components and various Windows APIs, resulting in deeper integration with the operating system. You'll be taking a closer look at WinML, which enables Windows applications to evaluate machine learning models offline and leverage the power of your machine, or notifications, to engage with your users ...
Learn PowerShell in a Month of Lunches, 4th Edition
Learn PowerShell in a Month of Lunches, 4th Edition

Learn PowerShell in a Month of Lunches, 4th Edition is a task-focused guide for administering your systems using PowerShell. It covers core language features and admin tasks, with each chapter a mini-tutorial you can easily complete in under an hour. Discover how PowerShell works on different operating systems, and start automating tasks so they take just a few seconds to complete. No previous scripting experience required. The book is based on the bestselling Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches by community legends Don Jones and Jeffery Hicks. PowerShell team members Travis Plunk and Tyler Leonhardt and Microsoft MVP James Petty have updated this edition to the latest version of PowerShell, including its multi-platform expansion into Linux and macOS. PowerShell gives you complete command line control over admin tasks like adding users, exporting data, and file management. Whether you're writing one-liners or building complex scripts to manage cloud resources an ...
Windows 11 Made Easy
Windows 11 Made Easy

Get started with Windows 11. This book shows you how to set up and personalize your PC in order to get the best experience from your documents, photos, and your time online. The book introduces you to the new desktop, start menu, and settings panel. It covers everything that's been changed, added, or removed. Next you will learn how to personalize and customize your PC, laptop, and tablet and how to make Windows 11 safer to use for your children and family. The book takes you through how to keep your personal information safe and secure, and how to make sure your precious documents and photos are backed-up with OneDrive. The book shows you how to use accessibility tools to make Windows 11 easier to use, see, hear, and touch, and how to have fun with Android apps and Xbox gaming. You will also learn how to become more productive, how to connect to your college or workplace, and how you can use multiple desktops and snap layouts to get stuff done. After read ...
Practical Paint.NET
Practical Paint.NET

Learn to use the most up-to-date version of Paint.NET, the free, Windows-based program for image editing. This book is ideal for PC users who find Microsoft Paint too lacking, and Photoshop or GIMP too overwhelming. ​Paint.NET is a lightweight yet capable program that's easy to navigate and is regularly updated. You'll quickly become acquainted with this powerful, yet easy-to-learn program's features; tools, layers, adjustments, and effects. See how to correct exposure, digitally retouch and repair damaged photos, and handle a broad spectrum of photo editing tasks - even how to colorize a black-and-white image. You'll also learn how to create digital art using the Paint.NET drawing tools and effects. Practice files are provided with step-by-step instructions to jump into photo editing and art creation. Practical Paint.NET highlights this powerful program's rich set of features and capabilities providing you the pathway for just about any kind of image editing. Join the large c ...
Windows 10 Troubleshooting, 2nd Edition
Windows 10 Troubleshooting, 2nd Edition

Troubleshoot Windows 10 the way the experts do, whatever device or form factor you are using. Focus on the problems that most commonly plague PC users and fix each one with a step-by-step approach that helps you understand the cause, solution, and tools required. Windows 10 is constantly evolving and changing and a great many aspects of the operating system, including many associated with troubleshooting and repair, have been changed, removed, replaced, or expanded since the first edition of this book was published. This new edition is updated with a dedicated chapter on using scripting tools for troubleshooting along with numerous updates on Windows device and update installation, Microsoft Sysinternals Suite, and Troubleshooting malware attacks. Additionally, there is extensive coverage of the technical diagnosis and troubleshooting tools you need from Event Viewer to Recovery Console. This book will help you discover the connections between different hard ...
C++ Software Interoperability for Windows Programmers
C++ Software Interoperability for Windows Programmers

Get up-to-speed quickly and connect modern code written in C#, R, and Python to an existing codebase written in C++. This book for practitioners is about software interoperability in a Windows environment from C++ to languages such as C#, R, and Python. Using a series of example projects, the book demonstrates how to connect a simple C++ codebase packaged as a static or dynamic library to modern clients written in C#, R, and Python. The book shows you how to develop the in-between components that allow disparate languages to communicate. This book addresses a fundamental question in software design: given an existing C++ codebase, how does one go about connecting that codebase to clients written in C#, R, and Python? How is the C++ functionality exposed to these clients? One answer may be to rewrite the existing codebase in the target language. This is rarely, if ever, feasible and this book's goal is to save you the pain and the high cost of throwing out valuable existing c ...
Introducing .NET 6
Introducing .NET 6

Welcome to .NET 6, Microsoft's unified framework that converges the best of the modern and traditional .NET Framework. This book will introduce you to the new aspects of Microsoft's fully supported .NET 6 Framework and will teach you how to get the most out of it. You will learn about the progress to one unified .NET, including MAUI and the revival of desktop development. You will dive into Roslyn, Blazor, CLI, Containers, Cloud, and much more, using a "framework first" learning approach. You will begin by learning what each tool is, its practical uses, and how to apply it and then you will try it out on your own for learning reinforcement. And, of course, there will be plenty of code samples using C# 10. Introducing .NET 6 is aimed at .NET developers, both junior developers and those coming from the .NET framework, who want to understand everything the modern framework has to offer, besides the obvious programming languages. While you will still see a lot of fabulous C# 10 througho ...
Windows Internals, Part 2, 7th Edition
Windows Internals, Part 2, 7th Edition

The definitive guide to modern Windows internals: new coverage of virtualization, file systems, boot, security, and more. For advanced computing professionals, this is the definitive up-to-date guide to how Windows core components behave under the hood. Using it, experienced developers can build more powerful and scalable software, administrators can debug complex system and performance problems, and security researchers can harden their systems. This Seventh Edition is fully updated through the May 2021 (21H1/2104) updates to Windows 10 and Windows Server (2022, 2019, and 2016). It adds extensive content on Hyper-V, plus fully rewritten chapters on the boot process, new storage technologies, and Windows system and management mechanisms. As always, it delivers unparalleled insight based on insider access to Microsoft source code, with hands-on experiments using the latest debugging tools to show you Windows internal behaviors firsthand. With ...
Beginning Windows Mixed Reality Programming
Beginning Windows Mixed Reality Programming

Develop applications and experiences for Microsoft's HoloLens 2 and other Windows mixed reality devices. This easy-to-follow guide removes the mystery behind creating amazing augmented reality and virtual reality experiences. Mixed reality development tools and resources are provided. Beginning Windows Mixed Reality Programming, 2nd edition clearly explains all the nuances of mixed reality software development. You will learn how to create 3D objects and holograms, interact with holograms using voice commands and hand gestures, use spatial mapping and 3D spatial sound, build with toolkits such as Microsoft's Mixed Reality Toolkit and Unity's AR Foundation and XR Platform, create intuitive user interfaces, and make truly awe-inspiring mixed reality experiences. This newly revised edition also includes updated content for HoloLens 2 development, including tutorials for new interactions such as hand tracking and eye tracking. Prototype ideas quickly for the HoloLens 2 ...
Mastering Windows Server 2019, 3rd Edition
Mastering Windows Server 2019, 3rd Edition

Windows Server 2019 has a lot to offer, with a variety of roles, features, toolsets, and server management interfaces that allow interaction with your servers from virtually anywhere in the world. This updated edition comes with four new chapters to provide you with the in-depth knowledge needed to implement and use this operating system in any environment. Centralized management, monitoring, and configuration of servers are key to an efficient IT department. This book delves into multiple methods for quickly managing all your servers from a 'single pane of glass' - the ability to monitor different servers across a network using Server Manager, Windows PowerShell, and even Windows Admin Center - from anywhere. Despite the book being more focused on Windows Server 2019 LTSC, you will still explore containers and Nano Server, which are more related to the SAC of server releases. This additional coverage will give you insights into all aspects of using Wi ...
Windows Server Automation with PowerShell Cookbook, 4th Edition
Windows Server Automation with PowerShell Cookbook, 4th Edition

With a foreword from PowerShell creator Jeffrey Snover, this heavily updated edition is designed to help you learn how to use PowerShell 7.1 effectively and manage the core roles, features, and services of Windows Server 2022/2019 in an enterprise setting. Brand new to this edition are recipes exploring the .NET Framework, enterprise server security, and managing Windows Server with Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI). This latest edition equips you with over 100 recipes you'll need in day-to-day work, covering a wide range of fundamental and more advanced use cases. We look at how to install and configure PowerShell 7.1, along with useful new features and optimizations, and how the PowerShell compatibility solution bridges the gap to older versions of PowerShell. Topics include using PowerShell to manage networking and DHCP in Windows Server, objects in Active Directory, Hyper-V, and Azure. Debugging is crucial, so the book shows you how to use some ...
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