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Professional Sharepoint 2010 Cloud-based Solutions
Professional Sharepoint 2010 Cloud-based Solutions
Paperback      ISBN: 1118076575
An authoritative guide to extending SharePoint's power with cloud-based services

If you want to be part of the next major shift in the IT industry, you'll want this book. Melding two of the hottest trends in the industry--the widespread popularity of the SharePoint collaboration platform and the rapid rise of cloud computing--this practical guide shows developers how to extend their SharePoint solutions with the cloud's almost limitless capabilities. See how to get started, discover smart ways to leverage cloud data and services through Azure, start incorporating Twitter or LinkedIn into your solutions, find the best ways to secure everything, and much more.

  • Shows developers how to use Microsoft SharePoint 2010 to create scalable, cloud-based solutions
  • Melds the hottest new trend in the industry--developing, hosting, managing, or storing code in the cloud--with what SharePoint developers need to know to weave these technologies into their solutions
  • Provides developer patterns, real-world examples, and invaluable walkthroughs
  • Topics include SQL Azure for data management and BI, building an Azure-based corporate tax service, connecting Linked In and SharePoint profile data, creating a filterable Twitter dashboard, leveraging Bing Maps Geo services, maintaining security, and more

SharePoint developers, discover exciting new ways to extend SharePoint's functionality with this practical and content-rich guide.

Spatial Autoregression (Sar) Model: Parameter Estimation Techniques
Spatial Autoregression (Sar) Model
Parameter Estimation Techniques
Paperback      ISBN: 1461418410

Explosive growth in the size of spatial databases has highlighted the need for spatial data mining techniques to mine the interesting but implicit spatial patterns within these large databases. This book explores computational structure of the exact and approximate spatial autoregression (SAR) model solutions. Estimation of the parameters of the SAR model using Maximum Likelihood (ML) theory is computationally very expensive because of the need to compute the logarithm of the determinant (log-det) of a large matrix in the log-likelihood function. The second part of the book introduces theory on SAR model solutions. The third part of the book applies parallel processing techniques to the exact SAR model solutions. Parallel formulations of the SAR model parameter estimation procedure based on ML theory are probed using data parallelism with load-balancing techniques. Although this parallel implementation showed scalability up to eight processors, the exact SAR model solution still suffers from high computational complexity and memory requirements. These limitations have led the book to investigate serial and parallel approximate solutions for SAR model parameter estimation. In the fourth and fifth parts of the book, two candidate approximate-semi-sparse solutions of the SAR model based on Taylor's Series expansion and Chebyshev Polynomials are presented. Experiments show that the differences between exact and approximate SAR parameter estimates have no significant effect on the prediction accuracy. In the last part of the book, we developed a new ML based approximate SAR model solution and its variants in the next part of the thesis. The new approximate SAR model solution is called the Gauss-Lanczos approximated SAR model solution. We algebraically rank the error of the Chebyshev Polynomial approximation, Taylor's Series approximation and the Gauss-Lanczos approximation to the solution of the SAR model and its variants. In other words, we established a novel relationship between the error in the log-det term, which is the approximated term in the concentrated log-likelihood function and the error in estimating the SAR parameter for all of the approximate SAR model solutions.

Free Culture: The Nature and Future of Creativity
Free Culture
The Nature and Future of Creativity
Paperback      ISBN: 0143034650

Lawrence Lessig, "the most important thinker on intellectual property in the Internet era" (The New Yorker), masterfully argues that never before in human history has the power to control creative progress been so concentrated in the hands of the powerful few, the so-called Big Media. Never before have the cultural powers- that-be been able to exert such control over what we can and can't do with the culture around us. Our society defends free markets and free speech; why then does it permit such top-down control? To lose our long tradition of free culture, Lawrence Lessig shows us, is to lose our freedom to create, our freedom to build, and, ultimately, our freedom to imagine.

Windows Phone 7 Companion
Windows Phone 7 Companion
Paperback      ISBN: 0470938560

Get the most out of your Windows Phone 7 device with this handy Companion by your side Windows Phone 7 Companion goes where you go-and goes beyond the basics to show you how to take advantage of Office features; work with pictures, video, and music; and tap into Xbox LIVE so you can play real-time games with friends and family. Full-color screenshots work together with a clear and concise writing style to present you with invaluable advice on how to download the most anticipated apps and get your phone to exceed your expectations. You'll find little-known tips, easy-to-navigate shortcuts, and useful tools that will save you time and effort so you can enjoy your Windows Phone to the max. If you're eager to make the most of your Windows Phone, then this book is the ideal companion.

Coverage includes:

  • How Do I Set Up and Customize My Windows Phone 7 Device?
  • How Do I Get Around My New Windows Phone?
  • How Can I Make Calls and Send Text Messages?
  • How Do I Connect with My Family and Friends?
  • How Can I Set Up and Sync Services to My New Windows Phone?
  • How Do I Connect My Windows Phone to My Computer?
  • How Can I Enjoy Music and Videos on My Windows Phone?
  • How Can I View, Share, and Capture Pictures on My Windows Phone?
  • How Can I Read and Use Email on My Windows Phone?
  • How Do I Get More Organized Using My Windows Phone?
  • How Do I Use GPS Navigation and Mapping on My Windows Phone?
  • How Do I Surf the Internet from My Windows Phone?
  • How Can I Play Games and Connect with Others Using Xbox LIVE on My Windows Phone?
  • How Do I Use Word Mobile 2010 on My Windows Phone?
  • How Do I Use Excel Mobile 2010 on My Windows Phone?
  • How Do I Use OneNote Mobile 2010 on My Windows Phone?
  • How Do I Use PowerPoint Mobile 2010 on My Windows Phone?
  • How Do I Use SharePoint Mobile 2010 on My Windows Phone?
  • What Other Apps are Loaded and How Do I Get More from the Marketplace?
  • How Do I Manage Settings on My Windows Phone?
  • How Do I Deal with Problems on My Windows Phone?

Everybody Has a Podcast (Except You): A How-To Guide from the First Family of Podcasting
Everybody Has a Podcast (Except You)
A How-To Guide from the First Family of Podcasting
Hardcover      ISBN: 0062974807

From the #1 New York Times bestselling McElroy Brothers, creators of the hit podcasts My Brother, My Brother and Me and The Adventure Zone, comes a helpful and hilarious how-to podcast guide covering everything you need to know to make, produce, edit, and promote a podcast...and get rich* doing it (*Results not guaranteed.)

Justin, Travis, and Griffin McElroy made their names as "advice giving brothers who have no business giving advice" (New York Times) on the hit podcast My Brother, My Brother and Me. But while they may not have the best relationship or workplace advice, they certainly make you laugh, and they do know a thing or two about podcasting.

In fact, the McElroy Brothers have spent the last decade making podcasts, including My Brother, My Brother and Me; The Adventure Zone; Sawbones; and more. From their start, independently producing and releasing the early episodes of My Brother, My Brother and Me, to their eleven currently available podcasts, the McElroys have become experts in creating successful podcasts. And now, they want to share what they've learned with you.

In Everybody Has a Podcast (Except You), the McElroy Brothers will walk you through the process of turning an idea into ear-candy for legions of fans, sharing their expertise on everything from deciding on an effective name (definitely not something like My Brother, My Brother and Me), what type of microphone to use (definitely not one from the video game Rock Band), to making lots and lots of money (spoiler: you probably won't).

A must-read for anyone interested in podcasting, Everybody Has a Podcast (Except You) shares the keys to success as well as the mistakes to avoid and draws on the vast experiences of three of the funniest and most successful podcasters working today.

The Tao of Twitter: Changing Your Life and Business 140 Characters at a Time
The Tao of Twitter
Changing Your Life and Business 140 Characters at a Time
Paperback      ISBN: 0071841156

The Definitive Guide to Twitter Success Fully Updated and Expanded

FEATURING new statistics, strategies, and case studies

You're busy and you don't have time to decipher the confusing world of Twitter. In less than two hours, Mark Schaefer's bestselling book will show you how to connect and start creating meaningful business and personal benefits right away

Behind every Twitter triumph is a well-defined success formula. This is The Tao of Twitter a path that holds the potential to improve your daily life at work and at home . . . if you know the way.

Through real-life examples and easy-to-follow steps, acclaimed marketing expert Mark Schaefer teaches you:

  • Secrets to building influence on Twitter
  • The formula behind every Twitter business success
  • 22 ways to build an audience who wants to connect with you
  • Content strategies, time savers, and useful tips
  • 20 ways to use Twitter as a competitive advantage

Start your journey toward social media influence and business success today by learning--and following--The Tao of Twitter

Mastering VMware Infrastructure 3
Mastering VMware Infrastructure 3
Paperback      ISBN: 0470183136

Cut hardware costs, expand your capacity, and manage an entire fleet of virtual machines in your enterprise with the leading virtualization solution, VMware Infrastructure 3 (VI3), by applying the step-by-step instructions in Mastering VMware(R) Infrastructure 3. Packed with the technical details, best practices, and how-tos you need to install, configure, and run a virtual infrastructure at maximum efficiency, this guide is comprehensive and essential. Learn how to create and manage virtual networks and machines, configure every product in the VI3 suite, monitor resources and performance, maintain security, and much more.

Information Technology and Moral Philosophy
Information Technology and Moral Philosophy
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0521671612

This book gives an in-depth philosophical analysis of moral problems to which information technology gives rise, for example, problems related to privacy, intellectual property, responsibility, friendship, and trust, with contributions from many of the best-known philosophers writing in the area.

The Hacked World Order: How Nations Fight, Trade, Maneuver, and Manipulate in the Digital Age
The Hacked World Order
How Nations Fight, Trade, Maneuver, and Manipulate in the Digital Age
Hardcover      ISBN: 1610394151

For more than three hundred years, the world wrestled with conflicts that arose between nation-states. Nation-states wielded military force, financial pressure, and diplomatic persuasion to create "world order." Even after the end of the Cold War, the elements comprising world order remained essentially unchanged.
&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbspBut 2012 marked a transformation in geopolitics and the tactics of both the established powers and smaller entities looking to challenge the international community. That year, the US government revealed its involvement in Operation "Olympic Games," a mission aimed at disrupting the Iranian nuclear program through cyberattacks; Russia and China conducted massive cyber-espionage operations; and the world split over the governance of the Internet. Cyberspace became a battlefield.
&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbspCyber conflict is hard to track, often delivered by proxies, and has outcomes that are hard to gauge. It demands that the rules of engagement be completely reworked and all the old niceties of diplomacy be recast. Many of the critical resources of statecraft are now in the hands of the private sector, giant technology companies in particular. In this new world order, cybersecurity expert Adam Segal reveals, power has been well and truly hacked.

Windows Xp Hacks and Mods for Dummies
Windows Xp Hacks and Mods for Dummies
Paperback      ISBN: 0471748978

Ever feel as though Windows XP was running YOU, instead of the other way around? Maybe it's time to show Windows who's boss. Make it run YOUR way. Get rid of the stuff that doesn't help you do what you want to do. Soup up security so you're better protected against spyware and other nasties. Find things faster with more efficient searches. Woody Leonhard shows you exactly how to do it in Windows XP Hacks & Mods For Dummies.

Don't let the word "hack" intimidate you. Woody walks you through every suggested adjustment step by step. He even provides plenty of explanation about what's involved and what tools you need. Windows XP Hacks & Mods For Dummies even gives you a convenient list of common hacks you should avoid because they don't accomplish much. You'll discover how to:

  • Eliminate the annoying features that came pre-installed on your PC
  • Speed up your system performance
  • Pin programs, folders, files, and Web pages so they appear on your Start menu
  • Launch applications more quickly
  • Boost the performance of your favorite games
  • Get the most from your iPod and Windows Media Player
  • Navigate peer-to-peer file sharing safely
  • Find free virus protection

In the fun and friendly Dummies style, Woody Leonhard gives you tons of helpful advice to make your relationship with Windows XP a lot more rewarding.