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The smart way to learn to Windows 7 4one step at a time! Work at your own pace through easy-to-follow lessons and hands-on exercises, building exactly the skills you need, just when you need them.
With Windows 8, Microsoft completely reimagined the graphical user interface for its operating system, which now runs on both desktop PCs and tablets. Now, thanks to the free Windows 8.1 update, those of you who have finally gotten used to the revamped Windows will need to learn all-new features and workflows all over again. Thankfully, Windows 8.1: The Missing Manual will be there to help. Written by New York Times columnist, bestselling author, and Missing Manuals creator David Pogue, this jargon-free book clearly explains Windows 8.1 features and fixes, such as tighter integration of SkyDrive, new apps such as Movie Moments, and the return of the popular and sorely missed Start button. Like other books in the Missing Manuals series, Windows 8.1: The Missing Manual illuminates its subject with technical insight, plenty of wit, and hardnosed objectivity. It's the ideal guide for beginners, experienced PC users, new tablet owners, and those who know their way around a network.
The relationship of digital art to innovation in the practice of design is the subject of Windows and Mirrors: Interaction Design, Digital Art, and the Myth of Transparency by Jay David Bolter and Diane Gromala. Centered on a conception of art practice that emphasizes the function of experimental forms, Gromala and Bolter postulate that digital art can directly inform the trajectory of interaction design. By shaping a discourse around issues of artistic practice, Windows and Mirrors is an analysis of the material engagement and desire to define the computer as media.
The comprehensive, one-volume guide to deploying and managing Windows Essential Business Server 2008 for messaging and collaboration, security, data storage, support for line-of-business applications, and end-to-end network administration
The fast-answers, daily-administration guide to Windows Group Policy administration. This pocket-sized reference features concise tables, listings, and step-by-step instructions for fast, accurate answers on the spot.
<div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><p>Get the architectural perspectives and insider insights needed to understand the Windows kernel. Written by noted internals experts, this popular guide is now fully revised to cover Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, including 64-bit extensions.</p></div>
<p>Delve inside Windows architecture and internals—and see how core components work behind the scenes. This classic guide has been fully updated for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2—and now presents its coverage in two volumes.</p>
Windows NT TCP/IP Network Administration is a complete guide to setting up and running a TCP/IP network on Windows NT. It starts with the fundamentals-- the protocols, routing, and setup. Beyond that, it covers all the important networking services provided as part of Windows NT, including IIS, RRAS, DNS, WINS, and DHCP. This book is the NT administrator's indispensable guide.
Get ready answers for using Windows PowerShell 2.0 to manage multiple clients and servers. This practical, pocket-sized quick reference is packed with hundreds of examples that show you how to run commands and write scripts.
This portable reference to Windows PowerShell summarizes both the command shell and scripting language, and provides a concise reference to the major tasks that make PowerShell so successful. Written by Microsoft PowerShell team member Lee Holmes, and excerpted from his Windows PowerShell Cookbook, Windows PowerShell Pocket Reference offers up-to-date coverage of PowerShell's 1.0 release. It's an ideal on-the-job tool for Windows administrators who don't have time to plow through huge books or search online.
Microsoft has introduced the right server for a world now dominated by highly distributed systems and web-based server applications, and O'Reilly Windows Server 2003 in a Nutshell is the most thorough and practical reference to this important new server. With complete coverage of both the GUI and Command line features, functions and commands, as well as tips and notes detailing subtle points and potential "gotchas", this book will quickly earn a permanent place on your desk top.
<div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><p>The fast-answers, daily-administration guide to Windows Server 2008. This pocket-sized reference features concise tables, listings, and step-by-step instructions for fast, accurate answers on the spot.</p></div>
The definitive resource for deploying, administering, and managing Microsoft Hyper-V (virtualization) technology in Windows Server 2008 direct from the experts. Get detailed technical guidance, plus a CD featuring an eBook and tools.
The tools, or hacks in this book reveal techniques that go well beyond basic management tasks found in most handbooks. Hacks range from those that deal with general administration to more esoteric hacks in the areas of network deployment, patch management, performance, security, and backup and recovery. No matter which Windows Server you use--NT, IIS, 2000, or 2003-- Windows Server Hacks will put the knowledge and expertise of veteran system administrators to work for you.
<div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><p>Learn how to conquer Windows SharePoint Services 3.0\u2014from the inside out! This book packs hundreds of time-saving solutions, troubleshooting tips, and workarounds, all in concise, fast-answer format.</p></div>
<div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><p>Get the classic book for programming Windows in Microsoft\xae Visual C++\xae\u2014now in its fifth edition and fully revised for Windows Vista\xae. This must-have book covers programming at the API level with code samples in Visual C++.</p></div>
Whether you're a system administrator responsible for hundreds of Windows clients, or a just a roomful of computers, this book will help you install, configure, and maintain Microsoft's newest OS. Written in jargon-free English that puts concepts in proper context, the book gives you a better understanding of Vista's innovations and capabilities, teaches you how to leverage Vista to increase worker productivity, and demonstrates how the system can best protect sensitive data. Best of all, Windows Vista Administration: The Definitive Guide is a problem-solving reference that lets you quickly access the solutions you need, and helps you unlock certain features to improve system performance -- without forcing you to page through the entire book. In part, the book's topics include: A tour of what's new -- including the Aero user interface, Sidebar, BitLocker Drive Encryption, Vista Search An overview of all five versions of Windows Vista Getting started -- with workgroup networks, user profiles, VPN connections Personalizing Vista -- with virtual folders, Flip 3D, the new Control Panel Working with software and hardware -- such as installing printers, storage devices, software Configuring Internet Explorer 7 -- phishing filters, cookies and privacy, popup blocker, RSS feeds Deploying Windows Vista -- installation, imaging software, modules, migrating data Optimizing performance -- memory, processor, disks, applications, network, command line administration Security -- auditing, disk quotas, account policies, user rights, group rights, IP security Troubleshooting tips -- Startup repair tool, frozen applications, remote assistance, backup and restore And that just scratches the surface. Which new features will significantly improve the operating system experience, and which are mere eye candy? What new features make Windows Vista worth the investment? Author Brian Culp supplies the answers with information-packed chapters, including one on Cool Vista Tricks that explains how to write your own gadgets for Sidebar, how to disable IM and email notifications using Vista Presenter, and a lot more.
Windows Vista may be the next big thing, but it still contains enough quirks and unaccountable behaviors to vex anyone. This unique guide not only discusses the most irritating features of the latest Microsoft operating system and how to get around them, but also explains how to improve Windows and do more with the software than Microsoft intended. You'll find information on setup, installation, upgrade from other Windows versions, the revamped interface, new security features, user accounts, troubleshooting, and the markedly improved Internet Explorer 7. Other chapters cover a wide range of key topics: Media Center - tips on photos, videos, music, TV tuners, HD, and the media center engine The Registry - explains the background and tools for working with Windows' database of settings Tinkering Techniques - offers hacking-style customization and problem-solving topics Networking and Wireless - includes LAN setup, WiFi sniffers and access points, connection sharing, firewalls, routers, and FTP Scripting and Automation - introduces simple programming using the Windows Scripting Host for automating repetitive tasks No other book takes our patented cranky, solutions-oriented approach. Our collection of tips, tools and techniques will improve your experience with Windows Vista, so you can control the OS -- rather than the other way around.
Whether you're a beginner, power user, or seasoned professional, Windows Vista: The Definitive Guide has everything you need to customize the operating system, master your digital media, manage your data, and maintain your computer -- regardless of which Windows Vista edition you're using. Why this book and not some other resource? Bestselling author and Windows expert William Stanek doesn't just teach you the steps you need to follow, he also tells you how features work, why they work, and how you can customize them to meet your needs. You'll learn how to squeeze out every last bit of power out of Windows Vista, and how to make the most out of its features and programs, including how to: Set up, customize and tune Windows Vista - Optimize its appearance and performance; install, configure and maintain software; customize your hardware; and install printers, scanners and faxes Manage your files - Search your computer more efficiently; secure your files and data; share and collaborate; and get the most out of accessories such as the Mobility Center Master your digital media - Create media libraries with Media Player; manage digital pictures and videos with Photo Gallery; make DVDs with DVD Maker; and create movies with Movie Maker Get connected and start networking - Set up a home or small-office network; learn to use Windows Mail, Calendar, and Meeting Space; conquer Internet Explorer 7; and master on-the-go networking Protect your computer - Keep your family safe while on the Internet; set up parental controls and content ratings; navigate the computer security maze; configure Windows Vista's security features Manage and support Windows Vista systems - Deal with user accounts, disks and drives; handle routine maintenance and troubleshooting; and resolve advanced support and recovery issues Learn advanced tips and techniques - Manage the Windows boot environment, explore Group Policy, discover keyboard shortcuts, and much more
Intended for experienced Windows users, this reference documents the settings and features in the new Vista graphical user interface and its accompanying Windows Explorer, Internet Explorer, Windows Mail, networks, security and performance tools, hardware, group policy, multimedia support, and registry. The author clarifies what has changed in Vista, notates the navigation path, describes what each option does, and highlights non-obvious features for the power user. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
Windows Vista Pocket Reference is the ideal guide to setting up and navigating the basics of this new operating system, from the new user interface to networking, multimedia, security, and mobility. This pocket reference offers four sections that will familiarize readers with Vista quickly: Getting Started gives a crash course in using Windows Vista, including the user interface, handling files, folders, drives and search, and working with hardware. Networking, the Internet and Wireless offers a tour of Internet Explorer 7, a wireless networking guide, and how to set up and maintain home networks. Multimedia shows how to use the Media Center, Windows Media Player, and how to handle graphics and photos, podcasts and MP3 players. Security, Mobility, and Troubleshooting visits the security features, shows how to tune up Vista, troubleshoot problems, and use Vista with mobile devices.
From the book: Part I Surviving Setup Part II Understanding the Windows Vista User Experience Part III Security Part IV Digital Media and Entertainment Part V Mobility Part VI Internet and Networking Part VII Home Office/Power User
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O'Reilly's popular series for troubleshooting Windows comes to the rescue with Windows XP Annoyances. This book is not designed to complain or criticize, but to acknowledge the problems and shortcomings of the operating system in order to overcome them. Complete with a collection of tools and techniques, this book allows users to improve their experience with Windows XP and establish control of the machine--rather than the other way around.
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