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Tips, tricks, treats, and secrets revealed on Windows 8<P> Microsoft is introducing a major new release of its Windows operating system, Windows 8, and what better way for you to learn all the ins and outs than from two internationally recognized Windows experts and Microsoft insiders, authors Paul Thurrott and Rafael Rivera? They cut through the hype to get at useful information you'll not find anywhere else, including what role this new OS plays in a mobile and tablet world.<P> Regardless of your level of knowledge, you'll discover little-known facts about how things work, what's new and different, and how you can modify Windows 8 to meet what you need.<P> Windows 8 Secrets is your insider's guide to:<P> * Choosing Windows 8 Versions, PCs and Devices, and Hardware<P> * Installing and Upgrading to Windows<P> * The New User Experience<P> * The Windows Desktop<P> * Personalizing Windows<P> * Windows Store: Finding, Acquiring, and Managing Your Apps<P> * Browsing the Web with Internet Explore<P> * Windows 8's Productivity Apps<P> * Windows 8's Photo and Entertainment Apps<P> * Xbox Games with Windows 8<P> * Windows 8 Storage, Backup, and Recovery<P> * Accounts and Security<P> * Networking and Connectivity<P> * Windows 8 for Your Business<P> * Windows Key Keyboard Shortcuts<P> Windows 8 Secrets is the ultimate insider's guide to Microsoft's most exciting Windows version in years.
Acres of Windows 8 tweaks from a Microsoft MVP and creator of Tweaks.com!<P> From a Microsoft MVP, who is also the savvy creator of Tweaks.com, comes this ultimate collection of Windows 8 work arounds. Steve Sinchak takes you way beyond default system settings, deep under the hood of Windows 8, down to the hidden gems that let you customize your Windows 8 system like you wouldn't believe. From helping you customize the appearance to setting up home networking, sharing media, and squeezing every ounce of performance out of the OS, this book delivers. Get ready to rock and roll with Windows 8!<P> * Uncovers hidden gems to help you get the most out of Windows 8<P> * Bypasses the default system settings to show you how to customize the login and start screens, unlock hidden settings,supercharge your network speed, get rid of features you hate, and more<P> * Provides over 400 pages of workarounds and tweaks, including many high-level ones for you hotshot techies who really love to reshape an OS and make it your own<P> * Offers expert guidance and insight from author Steve Sinchak, a Microsoft MVP and creator of Tweaks.com<P> Start tweaking and make Windows 8 your own with Windows 8 Tweaks.
This collection of essays confirms and celebrates the artistry of Canadian children's literature. Contributors include Janet Lunn and Tim Wynne-Jones.
Delve inside Windows architecture and internals--and see how core components work behind the scenes. Led by three renowned internals experts, this classic guide is fully updated for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2--and now presents its coverage in two volumes. As always, you get critical insider perspectives on how Windows operates. And through hands-on experiments, you'll experience its internal behavior firsthand--knowledge you can apply to improve application design, debugging, system performance, and support. In Part 1, you will:Understand how core system and management mechanisms work--including the object manager, synchronization, Wow64, Hyper-V, and the registry Examine the data structures and activities behind processes, threads, and jobs Go inside the Windows security model to see how it manages access, auditing, and authorization Explore the Windows networking stack from top to bottom--including APIs, BranchCache, protocol and NDIS drivers, and layered services Dig into internals hands-on using the kernel debugger, performance monitor, and other tools NOTE: Part 2 Available Fall 2012
<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>
Prepare for the future of Microsoft automation with this no-nonsense guide Windows PowerShell 2 is the scripting language that enables automation within the Windows operating system. Packed with powerful new features, this latest version is complex, and Windows PowerShell 2 For Dummies is the perfect guide to help system administrators get up to speed. Written by a Microsoft MVP with direct access to the program managers and developers, this book covers every new feature of Windows PowerShell 2 in a friendly, easy-to-follow format. Windows PowerShell 2 is the updated scripting language that enables system administrators to automate Windows operating systems System administrators with limited scripting experience will find this book helps them learn the fundamentals of Windows PowerShell 2 quickly and easily Translates the jargon and complex syntax of Windows PowerShell 2 Covers script debugging improvements, the ability to invoke commands remotely, and the new user interface Uses real-world applications to clarify the theory, fundamentals, and techniques of the scripting language Written by a Microsoft MVP with direct access to the developers of Windows PowerShell 2 Windows PowerShell 2 For Dummies makes this tool easily accessible to administrators of every experience level.
Get started with this powerful Windows administration tool Automate Windows administration tasks with ease by learning the fundamentals of Windows PowerShell 3.0. Led by a Windows PowerShell expert, you'll learn must-know concepts and techniques through easy-to-follow explanations, examples, and exercises. Once you complete this practical introduction, you can go deeper into the Windows PowerShell command line interface and scripting language with Windows PowerShell 3.0 Step by Step. Discover how to: Create effective Windows PowerShell commands with one line of code Apply Windows PowerShell commands across several Windows platforms Identify missing hotfixes and service packs with a single command Sort, group, and filter data using the Windows PowerShell pipeline Create users, groups, and organizational units in Active Directory Add computers to a domain or workgroup with a single line of code Run Windows PowerShell commands on multiple remote computers Unleash the power of scripting with Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)
A fast-paced guide, packed with easy-to-follow practical examples and real-world scenarios, along with detailed descriptions and screenshots. If you are a .NET developer who wants to learn how to use Windows PowerShell then this book is what you are looking for. This book takes you from the basics to a professional level in PowerShell scripting. In order to get the maximum benefit from this book, you need to have some basic scripting knowledge or at least hands-on experience with one of the .NET programming languages.
Expert recommendations, pragmatically applied. Automate system administration using Windows PowerShell best practices--and optimize your operational efficiency. With this practical guide, Windows PowerShell expert and instructor Ed Wilson delivers field-tested tips, real-world examples, and candid advice culled from administrators across a range of business and technical scenarios. If you're an IT professional with Windows PowerShell experience, this book is ideal. Discover how to: Use Windows PowerShell to automate Active Directory tasks Explore available WMI classes and methods with CIM cmdlets Identify and track scripting opportunities to avoid duplication Use functions to encapsulate business logic and reuse code Design your script's best input method and output destination Test scripts by checking their syntax and performance Choose the most suitable method for running remote commands Manage software services with Desired State Configuration
Get practical guidance for using Windows PowerShell to manage Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. Written by Ed Wilson, a leading scripting expert and trainer at Microsoft, this reference offers a task-based approach to help you find the information you need for day-to-day tasks. With more than 200 scripts, it offers rich examples that administrators can customize for their own environment and needs. The scripts range in complexity from one-line commands, to full-blown scripts with managed output and command-line arguments--examples that are applicable to all skill levels. Includes a companion CD with fully searchable eBook, sample scripts, and other resources for managing your Windows-based environment. A Note Regarding the CD or DVD The print version of this book ships with a CD or DVD. For those customers purchasing one of the digital formats in which this book is available, we are pleased to offer the CD/DVD content as a free download via O'Reilly Media's Digital Distribution services. To download this content, please visit O'Reilly's web site, search for the title of this book to find its catalog page, and click on the link below the cover image (Examples, Companion Content, or Practice Files). Note that while we provide as much of the media content as we are able via free download, we are sometimes limited by licensing restrictions. Please direct any questions or concerns to email@example.com.
This supremely organized reference packs hundreds of timesaving solutions, troubleshooting tips, and workarounds for Windows Server 2012 R2 - with a focus on configuration, storage, and essential administrative tasks. Coverage includes: Deployment Boot configuration Administration Configuring roles, role services, and features Managing and troubleshooting hardware TPM and Bitlocker drive encryption Managing the registry Software and user account control administration Managing storage and file systems File sharing and security features Performance monitoring, analyzing, and tuning Backup and recovery
This remarkable sequel to the bestselling Winds of Fate continues the beloved story of Princess Elspeth of Valdemar and Darkwind k'Sheyna of the Tayledras Clan as they come to discover their hidden magical powers and as they learn to rely on each other in a world on the brink of chaos.
Lackey, who has enchanted readers since the publication of her first novel, Arrows of the Queen in 1987, scores another hit with the paperback release of the first book in an exciting new series. High magic had been lost to Valdemar when he gave his life to save his kingdom from destruction by the dark sorceries. Now it falls to Elspeth Herald, heir to the throne, to take up the challenge and seek a mentor who will awaken her mage abilities.
Exciting conclusion to the Mage-Winds trilogy. Elspeth & Darkwind return to Valdemar for a final confrontation with Ancar of Hardorn, the evil Adept Hulda, and a surprising ending for Falconsbane!
Angelica Amante, a New York lawyer, faces the most important choice of her career. Should she side with her firm and sanction the exploitation of illegal immigrants or stand against injustice? When she meets Antonio Perez, son of a poverty-stricken Mexican family, her compassion for the poor grows. Will she follow her ambition---or her heart?
It's strictly Friends & Family as V. I. Warshawski, "the detective mystery fans have been waiting for" (Time), makes return appearances in a collection of stories that bring new meaning to "ties that bind. " Decked out in her silk shirts and no-nonsense Attitude, V. I. is out to make a living--by the skin of her teeth. In "Grace Notes," V. I. has barely finished her morning coffee when she sees an ad in the paper asking for information about her own mother, long dead. The paper leads V. I. to her newfound Italian cousin Vico, who's looking for music composed by their great-grandmother. What's the score? Clearly it's something to kill for. . . "The Pietro Andromache" finds V. I. 's friend Dr. Lotty Herschel with motive and means to dispatch her professional rival and steal his priceless statue. Lotty didn't do it--but does she know who did? V. I. soon cuts to the art of the case--and it's not a pretty picture at all! Summoned by an old high school friend to a race "At the Old Swimming Hole," V. I. ends up swimming with the sharks--the FBI and a ruthless gambling kingpin--in a pool of blood. . . . And it's only "Skin Deep" when a relaxing facial transformation transforms a client into a stiff. V. I. 's pal Sal needs help. Her beautician sister Evangeline is prime suspect--and V. I. has only eighteen hours to crack the case before it's headline news. . . " Three-Dot Po" proves there's nothing like a dog. Especially a dog on the trail of her mistress's killer, with V. I. in tow. . . In "Strung Out," love means nothing and V. I. 's quick to learn the score as her old friend's tennis-champion daughter is under suspicion for strangling her father with a racket string. And there's more, nine stories in all, in this masterful collection of short fiction starring V. I. Warshawski, "the most engaging woman in detective fiction since Dorothy Sayers's Harriet Vane" (Newsweek).
Steve Heimoff takes readers on an intimate and enlightening tour of one of California's most diverse and accomplished wine areas as he travels along the Russian River and talks with growers and vintners from the Cabernet country of the Alexander Valley to the Pinot Noir producers of the Sonoma coast. This first comprehensive look at the natural history and winemaking practices of the region by one of America's most respected wine critics brings the Russian into the exalted company of the great wine rivers of the world--the Loire, the Rhône, the Rhine, the Mosel, and the Douro. Part wine guidebook, part history and geology, and part travelogue of the author's adventures in wine country, A Wine Journey along the Russian River is essential reading for wine lovers--both those fortunate enough to be familiar with the region and those who have never been there. Heimoff guides readers along the length of the scenic river, from its warm, northern border with Mendocino out to foggy Jenner. He discusses the history and progress of Alexander Valley Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon, Russian River Valley and Sonoma coast Pinot Noir, Sonoma County's Rhône-oriented wines, old-style field blends, and other interesting wines. In the process, he introduces readers to many of the growers and vintners who have made Sonoma County famous: Dick Arrowood, the Rochiolis, the Seghesios, Tom Jordon, Bob Cabral of Williams Selyem, Jess Jackson of Kendall-Jackson, Merry Edwards, and many others. Describing how the river's formation and evolution, both products of the planet's fiery tectonic past, as well as the region's complex climate, have created the potential for unparalleled viticultural enclaves, and recounting how a variety of people realized that potential, Heimoff provides a fascinating explanation of why the Russian River's reputation as a premium winegrowing region continues to grow.
Wine of the Dreamers, a classic science fiction novel from John D. MacDonald, the beloved author of Cape Fear and the Travis McGee series, is now available as an eBook. They are the Watchers: pale laboratory creatures living in a remote, sealed-off world. Their game, their religion, their release is to dream, and their dreams carry across the galaxy to lodge in the minds of the inhabitants of another world: the planet Earth. But as the human race approaches a dream of their own--traveling beyond their own planet to other worlds--the Watchers step in. For escape from Earth is an impossible dream, one that the Watchers will go to any length to destroy. Features a new Introduction by Dean Koontz Praise for John D. MacDonald "The great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller."--Stephen King "My favorite novelist of all time."--Dean Koontz "To diggers a thousand years from now, the works of John D. MacDonald would be a treasure on the order of the tomb of Tutankhamen."--Kurt Vonnegut "A master storyteller, a masterful suspense writer . . . John D. MacDonald is a shining example for all of us in the field. Talk about the best."--Mary Higgins Clark
The Wine Seekers' Guide to the Livermore Valley is the first exclusive guide to this little-known wine region, introducing adventurous wine lovers to more than forty wineries, the owners and winemakers, and their superb wines.The Wine Seekers' guides lead you to delight-filled locales where exceptional but perhaps unheralded wines are produced with old-world quality by families eager to share not only their award-winning products but also their harmonious lifestyle and welcoming communities with you.In addition to the in-depth chapters showcasing the wineries, we have included a selection of enticing things to do and see and places to stay while exploring the region, such as a ride on the historic Niles Canyon Wine Train, a memorable dinner at Wente's award-winning restaurant, hiking, biking, visiting the museums and galleries, savoring the concerts and festivals and enjoying the enchanting town and village experiences in Livermore, Pleasanton, Dublin, and Danville. Ask any Livermore Valley winery owner to succinctly state their reason for being in the profession, and I can guarantee you the word "fun" will strategically show up somewhere in their reply.In some ways the Livermore Valley wine industry is not really about wine--it's all about families working side by side, not only growing and nurturing grapes and wine, but along the way strengthening and tightening the bonds of culture and family, and ultimately their sense of community. The largest and oldest continuously operating, family-owned winery in America is Wente, and it is incredible how many younger winery owners sing the praises of the Wente family, and how they went out of their way to help them get established.The Wine Seekers' Guide to the Livermore Valley provides directions, operating hours, and contact information for each winery, a map of the region, recommendations for where to stay, and a detailed restaurant guide.
Winesburg, Ohio, gave birth to the American story cycle, for which William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and later writers were forever indebted. Defying the prudish sensibilities of his time, Anderson never omitted anything adult, harsh, or shocking; instead he embraced frankness, truth, and the hidden depths everyone possesses. Here we meet young George Willard, a newspaper reporter with dreams; Kate Swift, the schoolteacher who attempts to seduce him; Wing Biddlebaum, a berry picker whose hands are the source of both his renown and shame; Alice Hindman, who has one last adventure; and all the other complex human beings whose portraits brought American literature into the modern age. Their stories make up a classic and place its author alongside the best of American writers. With an Introduction by Irving Howe and an Afterword by Dean Koontz
Anna knew why Jim had come to haunt her. He knew what had happened that afternoon. He'd seen how she'd fallen into another man's arms... on the very hillside where he'd crashed his plane and lost his life...
For Mary Callaghan marriage has brought heartaches and disappointment. But with it have come joys, the greatest of which are her daughters, Daisy and Nell. Mary longs for them to have the one thing denied to her -- a husband who will offer them kindness, security and love. But when Daisy confesses she's pregnant, Mary knows the future looks grim, for the father's a rough, pleasure-loving man. As Nell watches her sister sink into bitter poverty, and as the world around her grows more uncertain, with war more likely by the day, risking all for love seems to Nell a foolish game...
Are you brave enough to be your true self? Ikarus Jackson is. But it isn't always easy. The people in his neighborhood point at his wings. The kids at school laugh. The teachers call him a distraction. One girl identifies with him, but she is too shy to speak up. Finally, when his classmates' taunts send Ikarus drifting into the sky, the girl sets out in search of him, and so begins her own journey of self-discovery -- leaving both of them transformed.
Indulge in six dark and sexy tales from Maggie Shayne's award-winning vampire series Wings in the Night. Part 1 of the collection includes Twilight Phantasies, Twilight Memories, Twilight Illusions, Beyond Twilight, Born in Twilight, and Twilight Vows.