[EN] Neverending free-ebook-story (part4)

New post from my irregular series. Have you read all books from my previous lists in part1 part2 and part3 ? Even if not, get the new books quickly. The only one problem is place on ebok reader – my Kindle Fire have less and less place every week.

Pro Git
Scott Chacon, Ben Straub 
The entire Pro Git book, written by Scott Chacon and Ben Straub and published by Apress, is available here. All content is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike 3.0 license. Print versions of the book are available on Amazon.com.

Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2014Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2014
Ross Mistry and Stacia Misner
In this book, the authors explain how SQL Server 2014 incorporates in-memory technology to boost performance in online transactional processing (OLTP) and data-warehouse solutions. They also describe how it eases the transition from on-premises solutions to the cloud with added support for hybrid environments. Downoload:
the PDF the EPUB the Mobi

Building Cloud Apps with Microsoft AzureBuilding Cloud Apps with Microsoft Azure
Scott Guthrie, Mark Simms, Tom Dykstra, Rick Anderson, and Mike Wasson
This ebook walks you through a patterns-based approach to building real-world cloud solutions. The patterns apply to the development process as well as to architecture and coding practices. The content is based on a presentation developed by Scott Guthrie. Download: the PDF the EPUB the Mobi

Introducing Microsoft Azure HDInsightIntroducing Microsoft Azure HDInsight
Avkash Chauhan, Valentine Fontama, Michele Hart, Wee Hyong Tok, and Buck Woody
In Introducing Microsoft Azure HDInsight, we cover what big data really means, how you can use it to your advantage in your company or organization, and one of the services you can use to do that quickly—specifically, Microsoft’s HDInsight service. Donload: the PDF the EPUB the Mobi Companion Files

Introducing Windows Azure for IT ProfessionalsIntroducing Windows Azure for IT Professionals
Mitch Tulloch with the Windows Azure Team
Get a high-level overview of Windows Azure—and get a running start with this flexible cloud platform. Designed for IT professionals, this guide introduces core features and functionality, with technical insights and advice from a Microsoft MVP and members of the Windows Azure team. Download: the PDF the EPUB the Mobi Companion Files 

Rethinking Enterprise Storage: A Hybrid Cloud ModelRethinking Enterprise Storage: A Hybrid Cloud Model
Marc Farley

Discover how a hybrid cloud model—combining cloud storage services with traditional on-premise storage—can solve multiple storage challenges cost-effectively, all under a single data management system. Focusing on the Microsoft hybrid cloud storage solution, this book offers concise insights on technical, strategic, and practical considerations—so you can begin evaluating potential benefits to your organization. Download: the PDF  the EPUB the Mobi

Productive SharePoint Collaboration book coverProductive SharePoint Collaboration
Steve Goodyear 
It’s free SharePoint training guide for beginners, offering a conceptual overview and step-by-step guidance for common SharePoint team site collaboration tasks. You can download a free copy to your e-reading device from the following distributors: Amazon Kindle | Apple iBooks | Google Play | Barnes & Noble Nook | Kobo If you prefer print copies, you can order copies from Lulu’s print on demand service.

[EN] Unlimited Access for Apress Library!

Apress. I really like this book store. I have dozens of books in paper and digital form. And from time to time I’m buying something new. Few days ago Apress made something special. An Online Library with yearly-paid unlimited access. Almost one thoussand titles (this morning query result shows 952 titles) – really too much for me, and probably all for you – but many of titles are interesting. What special is in this offer? For 199 USD (even for Poland market is not very high amount) we get:

  • Unlimited access to Apress titles for a full year
  • Instant access to each new Apress publication
  • Compatibility on any device—desktop, laptop or mobile
  • Use of our new blazing fast exclusive-to-Apress reader
  • Unparalleled search function in a reader—look in a chapter, a book, your personal bookshelf, or even across the whole catalog and get instant, comprehensive results
  • Bookmark content for later reference
  • Adjust font sizes to suit your comfort
  • Add books to your exclusive Apress Access Bookshelf
  • Option to download any eBook for just $4.99, for a limited time

Many times we don’t need full book, even in digital form. And especially in digital form some me colleagues and myself we don’t read whole book. Many time we going just for interesting subject/chapter/part of book. Like in this example:

I don’t need Part.I and Part.II of this book. I just want to go for Part.IV:

As I wrote before 199 USD is not high price. A lot of books in my home about 30-50 USD, so it’s only four/six physical books cost, and maybe 6/8 digital, but I have access for more titles than I expected.

My experience on first ‘Production Monday’ i pretty good. Portal work really fast, books added to my bookshelf are still there – after re-loging, tags and keywords are really helpfull. After half hour my current bookshelf look that:

Where I will find time for read those titles…

[EN] Neverending free-ebook-story (part3)

Another post in my irregular series. I got an invitation from apress (that’s the true vaule for getting some more mails than normal into mailbox) for more books from published in project ApressOpen. In this project You cand download for free many books, more, and more each months. My first contact with this idea happened in January (link). Now I got more books, all are free, all are ditital, all are multi-devices edition. Here is the list:

Office 365: Migrating and Managing Your Business in the Cloud
Matt Katzer , Don Crawford
Written for the IT professional and business owner, this book provides the business and technical insight necessary to migrate your business to the cloud using Microsoft Office 365.  It’s a practical look at cloud migration and the use of different technologies to support that migration.  Numerous examples of cloud migration are included.

Sensor Technologies Healthcare, Wellness & Environmental Apps
Michael J. McGrath
Sensor Technologies: Healthcare, Wellness and Environmental Applications explores the key aspects of sensor technologies, covering wired, wireless, and discrete sensors for the specific application domains of healthcare, wellness, and environmental sensing.  It discusses the social, regulatory, and design considerations specific to these domains.

Rethinking the Internet of Things. A Scalable Approach to Connecting Everything
Francis daCosta
In the coming decade, billions of simple devices must be connected to the emerging Internet of Things. Today’s networking protocols are too expensive and inefficient for this task. This book describes a simpler and scalable architecture that will be used to create “big data” from billions of “small data” points in the Internet of Things.

The Privacy Engineer’s Manifesto. Getting from Policy to Code to QA to Value
Michelle Finneran Dennedy , Jonathan Fox , Thomas Finneran
The Privacy Engineer’s Manifesto: Getting from Policy to Code to QA to Value is the first book of its kind, detailing industry-proven solutions that go beyond mere theory on how to build privacy into products, processes, applications, and systems.  The book offers lucid perspectives on the challenges and opportunities raised with the emerging “personal” information economy and how organizations can rise up to meet the organizational, asset management-related and innovation-related challenges ahead. Foreword by Dr. Eric Bonabeau, PhD, Chairman, Icosystem, Inc. & Dean of Computational Sciences, Minerva Schools at KGI.

Android on x86. An Introduction to Optimizing for Intel Architecture
Iggy Krajci , Darren Cummings
This book is a one-stop reference guide to mindful programming and the unique challenges and opportunities that arise from x86 architectures. Android on x86: An Introduction to Optimizing for Intel® Architecture compiles the best practices and procedures associated with application development for devices using Intel’s popular line of microprocessors.

Learn BlackBerry 10 App Development . A Cascades-Driven Approach
Anwar Ludin
Learn how to leverage the BlackBerry 10 Cascades framework to create rich native applications. Learn BlackBerry 10 Apps Development gives you a solid foundation for creating BlackBerry 10 apps efficiently. Along the way, you will learn how to use QML and JavaScript for designing your app’s UI, and C++/Qt for the application logic.

Building the Infrastructure for Cloud Security. A Solutions View
Raghuram Yeluri , Enrique Castro-Leon
This book provides a comprehensive look at the various facets of cloud security – infrastructure, network, services, Compliance and users.  It will provide real world case studies to articulate the real and perceived risks and challenges in deploying and managing services in a cloud infrastructure from a security perspective.