Archive for December, 2007

Windows Vista: Home Entertainment with Windows Media Center and XBox 360

Thursday, December 20, 2007

vista.jpgBy SE Slack and Greg Slack

Discover family entertainment choices like never before! This easy-to-use guide features projects for creating the ultimate home entertainment experience for your family. You’ll focus on fun-not technology-as you discover how to use Windows Vista, Windows Media Center, and Xbox 360. Written by a family for your family, this book highlights the features and capabilities that are most important to you. It’s organized by activity-setting up your system, creating digital family memories, and healthy gaming for the entire family. You’re no longer limited to watching a video on your PC, or keeping your music on your MP3 device. Now, you can extend your entertainment possibilities through the entire house for everyone to enjoy! (Description from

Network Protocols Handbook, 4th Ed.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

network.jpgBy Javvin Technologies

Designed to help IT, networking, telecom professionals, and students master networking protocols and technologies, this text explains commonly used network communication protocols including TCP/IP, security, VOIP, WAN, LAN, MAN, SAN, and ISO protocols. (Description from Books 24×7)

Mac OS X Leopard: All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies

Thursday, December 20, 2007

leopard2.jpgBy Mark L. Chambers

  • Seven minibooks spanning more than 750 pages deliver the detailed information and practical know-how users need to make the most of the latest Mac OS X release
  • Revised throughout to cover the new features and functions found in “Leopard”
  • Minibooks cover introducing Mac OS X, customizing and sharing, the digital hub, the Internet, networking, expanding a system, and advanced Mac OS X
  • Topics include using Sherlock; searching everything with Spotlight; using Apple Mail; setting up multiuser accounts; going digital with iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, iWeb, and iDVD; setting up a small network; and discovering Unix
  • Over 12 million Mac users have upgraded to Mac OS X; Tiger, the previous version of Mac OS X, sold more than two million copies in its first six weeks
  • Published to coincide with Apple’s release of “Leopard”

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Mac OS X Leopard: Just the Steps for Dummies

Thursday, December 20, 2007

leopard.jpgBy Keith Underdahl

  • Eliminates lengthy introductions, detailed explanations, and sidebars, focusing on what new Mac OS X users want most-clear instructions on how to accomplish specific tasks
  • An easy-to-navigate landscape layout featuring a two-column design and illustrated step-by-step instructions make it easy to find a specific task fast and get it done in a flash
  • Tasks covered include adjusting system preferences, creating and managing user accounts, managing files and folders, using the Dashboard, networking wirelessly with AirPort, using iTunes and iPods, connecting to a Windows network, watching videos and DVDs, viewing and organizing pictures with iPhoto, making movies with iMovie, blogging and Web designing with iWeb, and using a .Mac account
  • Published to coincide with Apple’s release of Leopard

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Knowledge Management, Business Intelligence, and Content Management: the IT Practitioner’s Guide

Thursday, December 20, 2007

knowledge.jpgBy Jessica Keyes

Knowledge management (KM) is the identification and analysis of required knowledge and the planning and control of actions to develop “knowledge assets.” This volume provides the framework for the strategic use of the information intelligence processes – business intelligence, content management, and knowledge management. The author explains every facet of these three subjects, enabling readers to understand these sophisticated business concepts within the framework of information technology. Knowledge Management, Business Intelligence, and Content Management: The IT Practitioner’s Guide discusses creation, protection, development, sharing, and management of information and intellectual assets through the use of business intelligence and other knowledge sharing and analytical techniques. ( Description from

ASP.NET AJAX Programmers Reference with ASP.NET 2.0 or ASP.NET 3.5

Thursday, December 20, 2007

asp.jpgBy Shahram Khosravi

  • Ajax is one of the hottest changes in Web development methods in years; Microsoft’s ASP.NET 2.0 AJAX (formerly known as “Atlas”) provides Ajax add-ins for ASP.NET developers, and this comprehensive Wrox reference offers coverage of all the ASP.NET 2.0 AJAX pieces
  • Readers will find the hands-on, code-based technical discussions they need on ASP.NET 2.0 AJAX client-side Framework, writing OO-style JavaScript code, using ASP.NET 2.0 AJAX client-side controls, ASP.NET 2.0 AJAX XML, and advanced ASP.NET 2.0 AJAX topics including how ASP.NET 2.0 AJAX uses the ASP.NET 2.0 server control architecture
  • ASP.NET developers will learn to add Ajax techniques into the ASP.NET applications by prebuilding some of the underlying components and using a standardized tool-set

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Adobe Creative Suite 3 Design Premium All- in- One Desk Reference For Dummies

Thursday, December 20, 2007

adobe.jpgBy Jennifer Smith and Christopher Smith

Adobe’s Creative Suite is a tightly integrated, powerful, and cost-effective set of tools that gives you the power to create graphically rich content for print or the Web. Now, there’s an all-in-one resource that explains each component of the Suite in easy-to-understand language and gets you up and running in no time!
Loaded with invaluable tips from Adobe experts, Adobe Creative Suite 3 Design Premium For Dummies shows you how to use the different software packages included in Adobe’s Creative Suite to publish your own projects, in print or electronic form. You get seven minibooks that span more than 750 pages, giving you the lowdown on today’s hottest software tools — Acrobat, Flash, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, and Dreamweaver — and showing you how to integrate the Suite. Completely updated to cover the latest features and enhancements of all the tools, this friendly how-to guide explains in plain English how to:

  • Install and set up each program
  • Use common menus and commands
  • Import and export files
  • Work with graphics, text, and fonts
  • Understand page layout
  • Draw with InDesign and share your work
  • Use layers, filters, and effects in Illustrator
  • Save Photoshop images for print and the Web
  • Create and modify PDF files in Acrobat
  • Build a Web site in Dreamweaver
  • Work with images and sound in Flash
  • Tackle advanced concepts
  • And much, much more!

Complete with a list of helpful resources, Adobe Creative Suite 3 Design Premium For Dummies is your powerhouse guide to getting the most out of eachprogram! (Description from

Understanding DB2 9 Security: DB2, Inforamtion Management Software

Monday, December 3, 2007

db2.jpgby Rebecca Bond, et al

Establishing effective security processes, teams, plans, and policies
Implementing identification and authentication controls, your first lines of defense
DB2 in Windows environments: managing the unique risks, leveraging the unique opportunities
Using the new Label Based Access Control (LBAC) of DB2 9 to gain finer-grained control over data protection
Encrypting DB2 connections, data “in flight,” and data on disk: step-by-step guidance
Auditing and intrusion detection: crucial technical implementation details
Using SSH to secure machine-to-machine communication in DB2 9 multi-partitioned environments
Staying current with the latest DB2 security patches and fixes. Description from

Professional Outlook 2007 Programming

Monday, December 3, 2007

outlook.jpgKen Slovak

Written by one of the most popular and knowledgeable Microsoft Outlook MVPs, this book emphasizes the many new and exciting Outlook 2007 programming features. Ken Slovak shows you all you need to know to develop everything from Outlook custom forms and personal productivity macros to advanced COM add-ins that use a range of Microsoft technologies.
The Outlook 2007 model fulfills many of the requests that Outlook developers have been making for years. You’ll see how many of the programming properties that are considered vital, but were previously unavailable in older versions of Outlook, now exist. Real-world examples show you how to solve common Outlook programming problems. Plus, you’ll learn common workarounds for Outlook programming bugs. You’ll quickly discover why you’ll rarely if ever have to leave the Outlook object model to do what you want with your code when using Outlook 2007. (Description from

Linux for Dummies, 8th Ed.

Monday, December 3, 2007

linux.jpgBy Dee- Ann LeBlanc and Richard Blum

Teacher and speaker LeBlanc encourages readers to enter the world of the open-source software, and she walks them into the shallows, where they can choose to stay forever or decide to venture into deeper water. Keeping the technobabble to a minimum, she talks about installation, boot-up, configuration, tuning, and managing the system with as little stress as possible. The disk contains a full version of the Fedora Code, which is what Red Hat now calls its consumer-level product. (Description from