Get the most out of Windows 8.1 for your every day computing tasks, with no jargon. Clear, concise and to the point. This brief book, Everyday Computing With Windows 8.1 provides the essentials of using a desktop or laptop running Windows 8 or 8.1, providing a fast read for the beginner and the enthusiast. more » Windows 8 can give new users fits with options that are well hidden; this book uncovers those so that the user can be relieved of frustration.
Techniques are illustrated step-by-step using photography and screen prints throughout, together with concise, easy to follow explanations from an established expert in the field.
Whether you have just bought your first computer or laptop or are a computer user who needs a better understanding of the basics, this book will provide you with a firm grasp of the underpinning foundations and equip you with the skills needed to take command of your computer. « less
What to Expect from Microsoft's New Operating System
With Windows 10 arriving later in 2015, many questions remain to be answered, both for businesses and home users. Will it provide the compatibility of Windows XP, and the usability of Windows 7? Will it banish forever the problems associated with Windows 8? In this book, Windows expert, author and MVP more » Mike Halsey answers the questions you have and details hidden and improved features that can revolutionize your security, productivity and user experience. Whether you’re an IT professional considering or planning an upgrade to your company’s PCs or a Windows enthusiast eager to find out if Microsoft has finally built a truly modern Windows experience, Windows 10 Primer has the answers to all your most important questions. « less
Understand what every developer should know about performance when building Windows Store apps. Not designed as a comprehensive reference, this book instead zeroes in on the essentials of planning for great performance and provides a solid starting point for building fast apps.
This concise, performance-focused more » guide:
* Provides an introduction to the Windows platform from a performance point of view
* Describes how to set performance goals, establish tests to track performance, and covers tools to instrument code and analyze performance
* Explains why common techniques such as micro benchmarks and ad hoc testing often fall short in verifying performance
* Focuses on managed C#/XAML apps
* Although tools and techniques also apply to Visual Basic/XAML apps, all code examples use C#
Covering Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7
Delve inside Windows architecture and internals - and see how core components work behind the scenes. Led by three renowned internals experts, this classic guide is fully updated for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 - and now presents its coverage in two volumes.
As always, you get critical insider more » perspectives on how Windows operates. And through hands-on experiments, you'll experience its internal behavior firsthand - knowledge you can apply to improve application design, debugging, system performance, and support. « less
Brings the reader up to speed on all of the major features of WiX, including the new bootstrapper engine, Burn. Provides a richer understanding of the underlying Windows Installer technology. Showcases the flexibility and versatility of WiX, with a few tips and tricks along the way.
A practical guide, this book provides step-by-step instructions for building your installer, showcasing real-world examples throughout. Its purpose is to get the professional developer building installers in no time without getting bogged down in theory. Numerous references to additional resources are more » provided so that curious readers can supplement the knowledge they gain here with additional details. If you are a developer and want to create installers for software targeting the Windows platform, then this book is for you. You'll be using a lot of XML so that you get accustomed to the basics of writing well-formed documents, using XML namespaces and the dos and don'ts of structuring elements and attributes. You should know your way around Visual Studio, at least enough to compile projects, add project references, and tweak project properties. No prior knowledge of Windows Installer or WiX is assumed. « less
Master the intricacies of application development with unmanaged C++ code — straight from the experts. Jeffrey Richter’s classic book is now fully revised for Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2008. You get in-depth, comprehensive guidance, advanced techniques, and extensive code samples more » to help you program Windows–based applications. « less
The widely anticipated revision of this worldwide best-seller incorporates the latest developments in operating systems technologies. The Third Edition includes up-to-date materials on relevant operating systems such as Linux, Windows, and embedded real-time and multimedia systems. Includes new and more » updated coverage of multimedia operating systems, multiprocessors, virtual machines, and antivirus software. Covers internal workings of Windows Vista (Ch. 11); unique even for current publications. Provides information on current research based Tanenbaum’s experiences as an operating systems researcher. A useful reference for programmers. « less
“Look it up in Petzold” remains the decisive last word in answering questions about Windows development. And in PROGRAMMING WINDOWS, FIFTH EDITION, the esteemed Windows Pioneer Award winner revises his classic text with authoritative coverage of the latest versions of the Windows operating system—once more » again drilling down to the essential API heart of Win32 programming « less
This book gives programmers and system developers an up-close look at the most important aspects of Windows 95. Pietrek's objective is to give programmers an in-depth understanding of the Windows 95 operating system and its internals. Readers will learn about the overall architecture of Win 95, portable more » executable files, processes, Kernel tricks, and much more. « less