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Analyzing Data with Power BI and Power Pivot for Excel (Business ...
by , Marco Russo

Language

English

Pages

256

Publication Date

April 25, 2017

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<p style="margin:0px;">Renowned DAX experts Alberto Ferrari and Marco Russo teach you how to design data models for maximum efficiency and effectiveness.</p> <p style="margin:0px;"> </p> <p style="margin:0px;">How can you use Excel and Power BI to gain real insights into your information? As you examine your data, how do you write a formula that provides the numbers you need? The answers to both of these questions lie with the data model. This book introduces the basic techniques for shaping data models in Excel and Power BI. It’s meant for readers who are new to data modeling as well as for experienced data modelers looking for tips from the experts. If you want to use Power BI or Excel to analyze data, the many real-world examples in this book will help you look at your reports in a different way–like experienced data modelers do. As you’ll soon see, with the right data model, the correct answer is always a simple one!</p> <p style="margin:0px;"> </p> <p style="margin:0px;">By reading this book, you will:</p> <p style="margin:0px;">• Gain an understanding of the basics of data modeling, including tables, relationships, and keys</p> <p style="margin:0px;">• Familiarize yourself with star schemas, snowflakes, and common modeling techniques</p> <p style="margin:0px;">• Learn the importance of granularity</p> <p style="margin:0px;">• Discover how to use multiple fact tables, like sales and purchases, in a complex data model</p> <p style="margin:0px;">• Manage calendar-related calculations by using date tables</p> <p style="margin:0px;">• Track historical attributes, like previous addresses of customers or manager assignments</p> <p style="margin:0px;">• Use snapshots to compute quantity on hand</p> <p style="margin:0px;">• Work with multiple currencies in the most efficient way</p> <p style="margin:0px;">• Analyze events that have durations, including overlapping durations</p> <p style="margin:0px;">• Learn what data model you need to answer your specific business questions</p> <p style="margin:0px;"> </p> <p style="margin:0px;">About This Book</p> <p style="margin:0px;">• For Excel and Power BI users who want to exploit the full power of their favorite tools</p> <p style="margin:0px;"> </p> <p style="margin:0px;">• For BI professionals seeking new ideas for modeling data</p>
Essential Angular
by , Jeff Cross

Language

English

Pages

199

Publication Date

May 04, 2017

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<h4>Key Features</h4><ul><li>Written by two Angular core contributors</li><li>A complete overview of the key aspects of Angular</li><li>Up to date with the latest Angular release</li></ul><h4>Book Description</h4><p>This book aims to be a short, but complete overview of the key aspects of Angular, written by two Angular core contributors: it covers the framework’s mental model, its API, and the design principles behind it. It is fully up to date with the latest release of Angular.</p><p>Essential Angular is not a get-started guide. The goal of this book is different, it aims to give you a strong foundation in the core Angular technology. It will help you put all the concepts into the right places so you will have a good understanding of why the framework is the way it is. Read this book after you have toyed around with the framework, but before you embark on writing your first serious Angular application. This book covers concepts such as the differences between Just-In-Time and Ahead-Of-Time compilation in Angular, alongside NgModules, components and directives. It also goes into detail on Dependency Injection and Change Detection: essential skill for Angular developers to master. It finishes with a look at Testing, and how to integrate different testing methodologies in your Angular code.</p><h4>What you will learn</h4><ul><li>Understand why and how to use JIT and AOT compilation in Angular</li><li>Bootstrap and inject NgModules</li><li>Learn about the component lifecycle</li><li>Understand the two phases of Change Detection</li><li>Visualize and parse the Injector tree</li><li>Understand advanced Lazy Loading</li><li>Integrate and run different testing strategies on your code</li></ul><h4>About the Author</h4><p><b>Victor Savkin</b> has been on the Angular team since the inception of Angular 2. Victor developed dependency injection, change detection, forms, and the router.Victor worked for many years as a software architect helping build large Angular 1 applications. He gives talks and writes articles on front-end architectures for InfoQ, DZone, Hackerbits, and his blog. He is a co-founder of @nrwl_io - a company providing enterprise Angular support.</p><p><b>Jeff Cross</b> was one of the earliest core team members on Angular 1. He developed the Angular 2 http and AngularFire2 modules, contributed to RxJS 5, and was most recently the Tech Lead of the Angular Mobile team at Google.Jeff has held leadership positions in consulting companies for over a decade, focusing on supporting and implementing open source projects.</p>
Total Workday Control Using Microsoft Outlook
by Michael Linenberger

Language

English

Pages

398

Publication Date

May 12, 2017

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In this new fifth edition, Michael Linenberger updates his longtime #1 bestselling Outlook book to include Microsoft's new Outlook version 365 (Windows desktop Outlook 2013, 2016, and Mac Outlook 2016). This seminal guide presents the author's best practices of time, task, and e-mail management, drawing from time management theories and applying these best practices in Microsoft Outlook. Anyone who finds they are overburdened by e-mail or working too late each day will benefit from this book.
Salesforce Lightning Reporting and Dashboards
by Johan Yu

Language

English

Pages

389

Publication Date

November 04, 2017

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<h4>Key Features</h4><ul><li>Visualize and create advanced level reports and dashboards using Lightning Experience</li><li>Improve overall business efficiency with advanced and effective reports and dashboards</li><li>Understand and create custom reports and dashboards</li></ul><h4>Book Description</h4><p>Built on the Salesforce App Cloud, the new Lightning Experience combines the new Lightning Design System, Lightning App Builder and Lightning Components to enable anyone to quickly and easily create modern enterprise apps. The book will start with a gentle introduction to the basics of Salesforce Report and Dashboard. It will also explain how to access the reports in depth. Then you will learn to create and manage reports as well as use the schedule builder and create advanced report configuration. The next section talks about dashboards and will enable you to understand and compare various type of Dashboard Components and how you can take the most benefit from each. Then we move on to the advance topics that will explain tips and tricks related to report and dashboard, start from Power of One, report parameters, collaboration, and many more. Finally we will discuss how to access dashboard and report from Salesforce1 mobile app.</p><h4>What you will learn</h4><ul><li>Navigate in Salesforce.com within Lightning Experience User Interface</li><li>Secure and share your reports and dashboards with other users</li><li>Create, manage, and maintain Report using Report Builder</li><li>Learn how report type can affect the report generated</li><li>Explore the report and dashboard folder and the sharing model</li><li>Create reports with multiple formats and using custom report type</li><li>Create static and dynamic dashboard and schedule them</li><li>Be able to use Salesforce1 include accessing report and dashboard</li></ul><h4>About the Author</h4><p><b>Johan Yu</b> has more than 20 years of experience working in the IT field across MNCs and leading Salesforce.com consulting companies across the Asia-Pacific region.</p><p>Johan has worked on Salesforce technology for more than 12 years. He started his career with the Salesforce technology as a developer, team leader, technical manager, system administrator, and consultant.</p><p>Based in Singapore, Johan holds more than 10 active Salesforce certifications, from Administrator, Developer, Consultant, Designer, Marketing and etc.</p><p>In his spare time, he enjoys writing blogs related to Salesforce technology - http://www.simplysfdc.com and answering questions in the Salesforce success community.</p><p>In May 2014, Johan became the first Salesforce MVP from Singapore and also the first in Southeast Asia. He is also a co-leader of the Salesforce Singapore User Group for more than 5 years and is keen to help members solve issues related to the Salesforce, such as: implementation, adoption, and technical issues.</p><p>You can connect with him on Twitter at @simplysfdc</p>
Cloud Computing: Implementation, Management, and Security
by , James F. Ransome

Language

English

Pages

340

Publication Date

March 27, 2017

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<P><STRONG>Cloud Computing: Implementation, Management, and Security</STRONG> provides an understanding of what cloud computing really means, explores how disruptive it may become in the future, and examines its advantages and disadvantages. It gives business executives the knowledge necessary to make informed, educated decisions regarding cloud initiatives.<BR><BR>The authors first discuss the evolution of computing from a historical perspective, focusing primarily on advances that led to the development of cloud computing. They then survey some of the critical components that are necessary to make the cloud computing paradigm feasible. They also present various standards based on the use and implementation issues surrounding cloud computing and describe the infrastructure management that is maintained by cloud computing service providers. After addressing significant legal and philosophical issues, the book concludes with a hard look at successful cloud computing vendors.<BR><BR>Helping to overcome the lack of understanding currently preventing even faster adoption of cloud computing, this book arms readers with guidance essential to make smart, strategic decisions on cloud initiatives. </P>
Learning OpenDayLight
by Reza Toghraee

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English

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Publication Date

June 06, 2017

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<h4>Key Features</h4><ul><li>Add new services and capabilities to your infrastructure and quickly adopt SDN and NFV within your organization with OpenDayLight.</li><li>Integrate and manage software-defined networks efficiently in your organization.</li><li>Build innovative network applications with OpenDayLight and save time and resources.</li></ul><h4>Book Description</h4><p>OpenDayLight is an open source, software-defined network controller based on standard protocols. It aims to accelerate the adoption of software-defined networking (SDN) and create a solid foundation for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV).</p><p>The book will help you understand the features and use cases for SDN, NFV, and OpenDayLight. It also provides hands-on examples to build and use OpenDayLight in a test and lab environment on your computer. SDN is a very vast subject; many network engineers find it difficult to get started with using and operating different SDN platforms. This book will give you a practical bridge from SDN theory to the practical, real–world use of SDN in datacenters and cloud providers.</p><p>By the end of this book, you will learn how to design and deploy OpenDayLight networks and integrate them with physical network switches as well as basic network programming over the SDN fabric.</p><p></p><h4>What you will learn</h4><ul><li>Understand how to deploy the OpenDayLight controller and other commercial child products</li><li>Help traditional network engineers transition from legacy networking to software-defined networking</li><li>Learn about the basic design and operation of the OpenDayLight platform</li><li>Get familiar with building simple OpenDayLight applications</li><li>Integrate OpenStack orchestration services with OpenDayLight to build a fully automated datacenter and private cloud</li></ul><h4>About the Author</h4><p><b>Reza Toghraee</b>, CCIE 22518, is a network and security expert. For the last 15 years, he has designed and deployed many large campus and datacenter projects leveraging his skills in networking, security, virtualization, compute, and storage. He has worked with all networking vendors in the past. In 2013, realizing that most Ethernet switching products from all vendors use similar silicon, he was inspired to build an AVB (Audio Video Bridging) Ethernet switch by designing hardware and building software protocols. Soon he discovered SDN and early SDN controllers and dedicated his time to promoting and contributing to SDN and the OpenNetworking community. He works as a freelance consultant with SDN, NFV, network automation, network virtualization, and cloud projects.</p><p>He can be reached via his Twitter handle @toghraee or email Reza@Toghraee.com</p>
Preventing Digital Extortion
by Dhanya Thakkar

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English

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Publication Date

June 06, 2017

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<h4>Key Features</h4><ul><li>Get acquainted with multiple cyber extortion attacks and techniques to mitigate them</li><li>Learn how DDOS, Crypto Virus, and other cyber extortion techniques can infect your computers, smartphones, servers, and cloud</li><li>A concise, fast-paced guide that develops your skills in protecting confidential data by leveraging widely used tools</li></ul><h4>Book Description</h4><p>Extortion has been rising exponentially in the Digital Age and has become a huge money-making business, attacking organizations ranging from small-scale businesses to large-scale enterprises. It not only targets your computers and smartphones but also everything connected to the Internet, thereby encrypting data and making it inaccessible until you pay a ransom.</p><p>If you are looking to gain insights into the different types of cyber extortion and techniques, how they can impact your organization in terms of revenue, and how they can be avoided and eliminated, then this book is perfect for you.</p><p>This book will give you a brief overview about the various cyber attacks and how they infect computers, smartphones, servers, cloud services, and IoT. Moving on, the book will cover attacks such as DDOS-based extortion, Crypto Virus, compromised data release, and ransomware. You will also be taught how to mitigate such attacks and eliminate them. By the end of the book, you will be a pro at securing your data and preventing your organization from paying a hefty ransom.</p><h4>What you will learn</h4><ul><li>Delve into the various types, stages, and economics of digital extortion</li><li>Understand the science behind different attacks</li><li>Use effective tools (opensource or commercial) to defend against ransomware.</li><li>Analyze attacks, the money flow, and cyber insurance processes</li></ul><h4>About the Author</h4><p><b>Dhanya Thakkar</b> has operated at the bleeding edge of innovation and business transformation for over 20 years, with global experience in various start-ups as well as large global public companies. A highly dynamic and extremely skilled executive who successfully blends technology acumen and business skills, Dhanya has a proven track record in building security solutions to and from the cloud, and developing strategic alliances and strategic selling at an executive level.</p><p>Dhanya is co-inventor of two patented technologies and has published Internet articles on software technology. He earned his bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Maharaja Sayajirao University in India. He has completed the Queen’s Graduate School of Business Executive Program. He is also a frequent speaker at conferences and forums around the world.</p>
Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 PowerShell Cookbook - Fourth Editi...
by , Nuno Mota

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English

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Publication Date

October 05, 2017

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<h4>Key Features</h4><ul><li>Learn to integrate PowerShell with Exchange Server 2016</li><li>Write scripts and functions to run tasks automatically, and generate complex reports with PowerShell</li><li>Use these effective recipes to learn all popular and important PowersShell scripts to manage tasks and avoid errors</li></ul><h4>Book Description</h4><p>You will begin with a set of recipes that will over some core PowerShell concepts that will provide you with a foundation of knowledge to using throughout the remaining examples in this book. Next you will be implementing some of the common exchange management shell tasks that will allow you to effectively write scripts with this latest release. You will then learn to manage exchange recipients where you will learn to automate recipient-related tasks in your environment., manage mailboxes and learn distribution group management within the Exchange Management Shell.</p><p>You will then several scenarios in which PowerShell scripting can be used to increase your efficiency when managing databases, which are the most critical resources in your Exchange environment.</p><p>In the last chapters of the book , you will be able achieve Exchange High Availability and Security, monitor the health of an Exchange environment and integrate Exchange with Office Online Server, Skype for Business Server and Exchange Online (Office 365).</p><p>By the end of the book you will be able to perform administration tasks effectively</p><h4>What you will learn</h4><ul><li>New features and capabilities of PowerShell and Exchange Server 2016</li><li>Get to grips with the core PowerShell concepts required to master the</li><li>Use simple PowerShell scripts and commands to get powerful effects</li><li>Generate detailed reports, send the output of commands in e-mail messages, and schedule scripts to run automatically</li><li>Import, export, move mailboxes, and delete messages from mailboxes using the command line</li><li>Configure transport server settings such as mail relay, tracking logs, transport rules, delivery reports, and more</li><li>Manage mailbox and public folder databases</li><li>Monitor the health of an Exchange environment through built-in cmdlets as well as use your own methods.</li><li>Integrate Exchange with Office Online Server, Skype for Business Server and Exchange Online (Office 365).</li></ul>
AWS Lambda and Step Functions
by HL Fourie

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English

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Publication Date

April 22, 2017

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This is an introduction to two of the latest services that have been added to the suite of Amazon Web Services: Lambda functions and Step Functions which are used to create micro-service applications. The goal of this book is to provide you with a starting point to learning about AWS Lambda functions and Step Functions.
Two in One Excel and Access 2016 for Beginners
by Ali Akbar

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English

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Publication Date

April 22, 2017

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Microsoft Excel and Access are two most important software in MS Office package. Microsoft Excel is used for spreadsheet analysis and Access is used for some relational database data operation. These two software are mandatory to help any of your office needs. This Two in One Excel and Access 2016 book is very, very different to any other computer book you have ever read. The Smart Method provides an entirely new and better way to learn Excel 2016. Here are just four of the many ways in which this book is unique: <br /><br />The book will equip you with excellent Excel 2016 skills, good enough to impress any employer, but it doesn't confuse by attempting to teach skills that are not common in the workplace. Only users who have advanced requirements need progress to the Expert Skills book.<br />Instruction is logically structured into sessions and lessons. While this makes the book ideal for self-instruction, you can also use it to run your own, highly effective, adult training courses.<br />Each lesson has a sample file that models a real-world business problem.<br />You'll immediately appreciate the value and relevance of each skill as it is taught. Both IT professionals and absolute beginners will love this book because it avoids needless technical jargon and concisely explains everything you need in a simple and no-nonsense way. <br />

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