Blog: June 2013

Creating a Group Style

Excerpt by Ken Getz

An ItemsControl can work with grouped data in two ways.

This course excerpt was originally posted June 26, 2013 from the online courseware Windows 8 Using XAML, Part 09: Views, Binding, and Templates by Ken Getz

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Windows 8 Using XAML: ItemsControl Styles

Excerpt by Ken Getz

As with every other control you use in Windows 8 applications, both the ListView and GridView controls (that is, both ItemsControls) are based on control templates that determine the manner in which these controls appear.

This course excerpt was originally posted June 24, 2013 from the online courseware Windows 8 Using XAML, Part 09: Views, Binding, and Templates by Ken Getz

XAML Windows 8


SQL Security Fundamentals: Changing the Execution

Excerpt by Don Kiely

You don't always want the caller's permissions to be used to validate permissions in a broken ownership chain.

This course excerpt was originally posted June 21, 2013 from the online courseware SQL Server 2012, Part 5 of 9: Security Basics by Don Kiely

SQL Server


Taking a Deeper Look at New Changes in the SharePoint Platform

By Martin Schaeferle

Recently, we talked about the new changes to Microsoft SharePoint and how that's creating demand for experts in this wildly popular platform.

This blog entry was originally posted June 20, 2013 by Martin Schaeferle

SharePoint


Windows 8: Adding Items from a File System

Excerpt by Ken Getz

In order to take full advantage of an ItemsControl, you must be able to bind it to an existing collection of data.

This course excerpt was originally posted June 18, 2013 from the online courseware Windows 8 Using XAML, Part 09: Views, Binding, and Templates by Ken Getz

Windows 8 XAML


Microsoft Announces Updates to SharePoint, Underscoring the Need for SharePoint Experts

By Martin Schaeferle

SharePoint is one of the most important - if not the most important - collaboration tools in the world of business.

This blog entry was originally posted June 17, 2013 by Martin Schaeferle

SharePoint


Windows 8 Using XAML: Choosing a ListView or GridView Control

Excerpt by Ken Getz

Windows 8 ListView and GridView controls both allow you to display data, but they display their collections of data differently. The following article takes a look at both controls and how they are used.

This course excerpt was originally posted June 13, 2013 from the online courseware Windows 8 Using XAML, Part 09: Views, Binding, and Templates by Ken Getz

Windows 8 XAML


It is the Best of Times and it is the Worst of Times for Programmers

By Martin Schaeferle

Across the past six years, the US economy was mired in a recession. Yet throughout it all, there was one bright spot: the IT and programming job market.

This blog entry was originally posted June 11, 2013 by Martin Schaeferle

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Does Google Prefer C/C++ or Java Programmers?

By Martin Schaeferle

Any job hunter will tell you that while it's important to have experience, a great resume, and a strong work ethic, it's also equally important to do your homework regarding the company you're interviewing for.

This blog entry was originally posted June 10, 2013 by Martin Schaeferle

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SQL 2012 Default Schemas for Users

Excerpt by Don Kiely

SQL Server doesn't automatically create a schema with the same name as the user when you create a user. Instead you have to explicitly create it.

This course excerpt was originally posted June 04, 2013 from the online courseware SQL Server 2012, Part 5 of 9: Security Basics by Don Kiely

SQL Server