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Efficient Windows PowerShell Administration with WMI and CIM
By Timothy L. Warner
Feb 17, 2016
Timothy Warner, author of Sams Teach Yourself Windows PowerShell in 24 Hours, differentiates between the often-confused terms WMI and CIM, and explains how best to use these technologies with Windows PowerShell.
Running Windows PowerShell from Your Smartphone
By Timothy L. Warner
Nov 16, 2015
You can't be everywhere at once. Or can you? If you need to implement emergency server fixes from a remote location, Timothy Warner, author of Sams Teach Yourself Windows PowerShell 5 in 24 Hours, shows you how PowerShell makes it possible.
How to Use Regular Expressions TODAY in Your Windows PowerShell Code
By Timothy L. Warner
Oct 13, 2015
Do you need to learn all about regular expressions before using them with PowerShell? Nope. Timothy Warner, author of Sams Teach Yourself Windows PowerShell 5 in 24 Hours, doesn't waste time with boring backstory. Learn how to combine regex with your PowerShell code to jump right into performing search-and-replace operations, validation, and more.
Working with the PowerShell Desired State Configuration, Part 2: Implementation and Troubleshooting
By Timothy L. Warner
Sep 17, 2015
Concluding his two-part series on using the PowerShell DSC, Timothy Warner, author of Sams Teach Yourself Windows PowerShell 5 in 24 Hours, shows how to work with Managed Object Format (MOF) files in your PowerShell scripts. Configure remote systems, use commands to perform necessary tasks, and find/fix problems without having to set foot outside your office.
Working with the PowerShell Desired State Configuration, Part 1: Theory and Initial Setup
By Timothy L. Warner
Aug 24, 2015
Timothy Warner, author of Sams Teach Yourself Windows PowerShell 5 in 24 Hours, shares the advantages of the PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) for keeping your network configuration from being changed inadvertently (or intentionally).
Quick and Efficient PowerShell Script Debugging with Breakpoints
By Adam Bertram
Jul 27, 2015
Writing a perfect PowerShell script on the first try is next to impossible (though it's nice to dream). Debugging is a crucial skill for every developer, and learning easier and faster ways to find script problems can really improve the process. Adam Bertram explains how to use breakpoints to troubleshoot your PowerShell scripts.
Package Management in Windows PowerShell v5: Install and Manage Software from the Command Line
By Timothy L. Warner
Jul 16, 2015
Package management in Linux is great: Scroll through a repository, grab the specialized modules you like, and slide those packages seamlessly into the OS. Shouldn't Windows do that, too? Yep, and soon it will. Timothy Warner, author of Sams Teach Yourself Windows PowerShell 5 in 24 Hours, previews package management with the upcoming Windows PowerShell v5 release.
Understanding the Windows PowerShell Release Cycle
By Timothy L. Warner
Apr 20, 2015
Timothy Warner, author of Sams Teach Yourself Windows PowerShell 5 in 24 Hours, explains how Windows PowerShell releases are related to Windows version releases and which bits go with what. It's not a 1:1 relationship, so you might need to uninstall if things don't go quite as expected. With Tim's help and the Windows Management Framework, you'll get it right from the start.
Mastering the Three Core Windows PowerShell Cmdlets
By Timothy L. Warner
Mar 25, 2015
Timothy Warner, author of Sams Teach Yourself Windows PowerShell 5 in 24 Hours, shows how to use the 'Holy Trinity' of PowerShell cmdlets (Get-Command, Get-Help, and Get-Member) to find, learn, and apply useful PowerShell commands for your work.
Automate Your Development: Build Code Diagnostics and Code Fixes with the .NET Compiler Platform APIs
By Bill Wagner
Mar 5, 2015
An important feature of the API framework in the Visual Studio 2015 compiler is the capability to create your own diagnostic, code fix, and refactoring projects. Bill Wagner, author of Effective C#: 50 Specific Ways to Improve Your C#, Second Edition, shows how you can use these APIs to automate everyday tasks such as finding code that lacks enclosing braces - and then adding them automatically.
A Brief Tour of C# 6.0
By Bill Wagner
Feb 16, 2015
Are you eager for the release of C# 6.0? Bill Wagner is! The author of Effective C#: 50 Specific Ways to Improve Your C#, Second Edition discusses a few of his favorite new features, including some that you probably thought were already in the code, and other pleasant surprises.
Video: WPF 4.5 Programming Content Control Basics
By Jason Rainwater
Feb 12, 2015
Jason Rainwater, author of WPF 4.5 Programming LiveLessons (Video Training), discusses content control in WPF 4.5.
Building Breakernoid in MonoGame, Part 4
By Sanjay Madhav
Mar 11, 2014
In the final article on how to create a clone of classic brick-breaking games using C# and MonoGame, Sanjay Madhav shows you how to add levels that load from XML, scoring, lives, and improved ball bouncing.
Building Breakernoid in MonoGame, Part 3
By Sanjay Madhav
Mar 4, 2014
In the third of four articles on how to create a clone of classic brick-breaking games using C# and MonoGame, Sanjay Madhav shows you how to add some exciting power-ups, different color blocks, and sound effects to the game.
Building Breakernoid in MonoGame, Part 2
By Sanjay Madhav
Feb 25, 2014
In the second of four articles on how to create a clone of classic brick-breaking games using C# and MonoGame, Sanjay Madhav guides you through the physics of ball movement and collisions with the paddle and blocks.
Building Windows Store Apps with with HTML5 and JavaScript
By Stephen Walther
Feb 20, 2014
This chapter teaches the basics of building Windows Store apps, showing how to take advantage of the features of Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 to build, run, and debug a Windows Store app.
Building Breakernoid in MonoGame, Part 1
By Sanjay Madhav
Feb 18, 2014
In the first of four articles on how to create a clone of classic brick-breaking games using C# and MonoGame, Sanjay Madhav walks you through setting up the basic infrastructure, creating a base game object class, and adding a moving paddle.
Hello, Real World! Creating a Windows Store XAML App
By Adam Nathan
Jan 2, 2014
This chapter demonstrates the anatomy of any Windows Store XAML app and the tooling available in Visual Studio by building an app localized into other languages.
A Primer on Object-Oriented Concepts
By Jesse Smith
Jul 8, 2013
Programming Expert Jesse Smith shows you how valuable understanding object oriented concepts are to facilitate good code design.
Getting Started with .NET Development Using C#
By Bart De Smet
May 30, 2013
Bart De Smet shows you how to install the .NET Framework, write a simple C# application, go through the process of building it using various tools, and debug code.

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