[EN]/[ES] Posterpedia–better than Playmate of the Month

YAY! I forgot about this fantastic app for Windows 8 Desktop. This app probably work better with ‘sliding’ version of Windows 8 hardware – such Surface of any touch-screen machine (and I have no one of them) but it’s enough for me. What is it?

Server Posterpedia is a new Windows Store app for Microsoft Windows 8. It allows you view and learn all about Microsoft server technologies in a graphical easy to understand format. It allow allows you to link directly to Microsoft TechNet and Microsoft MSDN content all within the application. Server Posterpedia references posters and web-based content . Posters and web-based content are copyright to the Microsoft Corporation.

Let’s play!

STEP 1: going to the page: http://aka.ms/sposterpedia

STEP 2: install via Windows Store


Pic. 01 | Posterpedia at Windows Store (sorry, as always on my systems Store is in Spanish)


Pic. 02 | Installation in progress


Pic. 03 | Finishing installation

STEP 3: Discover everything…


Pic. 04 | First impression… Windows Server


Pict. 05 | Second sight… plus Azure, Lync, BI, SharePoint, Exchange, SQL, Office and System Center


Pic. 06 | First look in to the Azure’s December Playmate


Pic. 07 | We love it! Zoom, and Zoom It!

Over thirty Playmates… Excellent!

[EN] X-MASS in Frisko – Time for SharePoint books…

It’s about five weeks for X-MASS 2012. As usual I thinking more about some cool gifts for myself for this special occasion – You know: buying, receiving, wrapping and forgotting… till early morning of 25th Dec when we should be surprise as always…  Because I live in small country somewhere between Germany and Russia, and delivery is not simple process I must think and order all of this stuff in advance. This time I’m more focused for SharePoint 2013 books, because of my friends: Penelope Coventry {TWITTER | BLOG} Sahil Malik {TWITTER | BLOG} and Steve Fox {TWITTER | BLOG} new books. My list of book, which should expanding my library very soon are below:


BY Penelope Coventry:

Book about developing aplications, using MDS (not Master Data Services >> it’s Minimal Download Strategy), colors, styles, themes, documents versioning (docs, list, webparts),  external connections and more new functions in SharePoint 2013.


Paperback: 200 pages | Publisher: Microsoft Press (March 22, 2013)
Language: English | ISBN-13: 978-0735675520 | Price: 12,77 USD

LINK: Amazon


BY Sahil Malik:

Many developers tried, trying and will try to build right developer machine. many years of experience of Sahil will help You. Yust read thiss book, the build Your own virtual machine. and use Kindle.



Print Length: 81 pages | Publisher: Winsmarts, LLC (October 27, 2012)
Language: English | ASIN: B009Y4QZT8 | Price: 6,89 USD

LINK: Amazon


BY Sahil Malik:

Another one new publication by Sahil. And another one for Kinde. This time about Planet of the Apps. One of the biggest difference between SharePoint 2010 and 2013 are Apps. Azure Apps, Hosted Apps, SharePoint Apps and more.




Print Length: 109 pages | Publisher: www.winsmarts.com; 1 edition (October 8, 2012)
Language: English | ASIN: B009NOIGSM | Price: 8,04 USD

LINK: Amazon


BY Stephen Cawood:

Short guide for most important features in SharePoint 2013: taxonomy, wikis, blogs, social networks and customization, fast creating sites, my sites and more.



Paperback: 304 pages | Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media; 2 edition (April 5, 2013)
Language: English | ISBN-10: 007180983X | Price: 12:91 USD

LINK: Amazon


BY Amanda Perran:

Beginning, but from right way: from experts point of view. Guide how use in business purposes lists, libraries, workflows, reports, forms, permissions, social features with examples from real-world case scenario.



Paperback: 600 pages | Publisher: Wrox; 1 edition (February 26, 2013)
Language: English | ISBN-10: 1118495896 | Price: 21,09 USD

LINK: Amazon


BY Steve Fox:

For developers, or advanced admins. With many words about building, packaging, deploying Apps. Some words abour Azure and SharePoint, about security, managed and unmanaged Apps



Paperback: 504 pages | Publisher: Wrox; 1 edition (February 26, 2013)
Language: English | ISBN-10: 1118495845 | Price: 24,22 USD

LINK: Amazon


BY Reza Alirezaei:

Another one book for developers, but this time for advance level. With implementation of Application Life Cycle Management, Windows Azure, testing, best practices and cases.



Paperback: 840 pages | Publisher: Wrox; 1 edition (February 26, 2013)
Language: English | ISBN-10: 1118495829 | Price: 26:36 USD

LINK: Amazon


BY Stacia Misner:

Deep Dive into Business Intelligence. BI Lifecycle, DAX Language, PowerPivot, Visio Services, lot of information about dashboards and reports, scorecards and KPI, indicators and triggers. Co-existence of SharePoint 2013 and SQL Server 2012.


Paperback: 400 pages | Publisher: Microsoft Press (March 22, 2013)
Language: English | ISBN-10: 0735675430 | Price: 23,09 USD

LINK: Amazon


In short sumary: Seven physical books, 145 USD and almost 3000 pages. Unfortunatelly just two Kindle’s editions available before xmass, but… Everything what tigers like the best…

Post Scriptum:

If the World will collapse at 122112 this post doesn’t matter…

If not… Spring 2013 will be awesome, reading, reading and more reading…

[EN] SQL Server 2012 Training Kits – first pack is ready

SQL Server 2012. New Server. New Knowledge. New Experience.
New Books. Three new Exams. Three New Training Kits.
1960 pages. UnCounted Sleepless Nights…

I’m talking about new Training Kits for SQL Server 2012. See details below:

EXAM 70-461

If You are newbie, fan, administrator (accidental or exceptional), architect, analyst, programmer, consultant or professional. It does no matter. First exam for both training and certification path is about T-SQL Querying. Basic information about this book (from publisher site): Work at your own pace through a series of lessons and practical exercises, and then assess your skills with practice tests on CD—featuring multiple, customizable testing options. Maximize your performance on the exam by learning how to: Create database objects / Work with data / Modify data / Troubleshoot and optimize queries. 

BOOKLET__TrainingKitExam70-461_Querying_MicrosoftSQLServer2012Publishing info:
Training Kit (Exam 70-461): Querying Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012
By: Itzik Ben-Gan, Dejan Sarka, Ron Talmage
Publisher:Microsoft Press Formats:
Print  Safari Books Online
Print: October 2012 (est.)
Pages: 720 (est.)
Print ISBN:978-0-7356-6605-4 | ISBN 10:0-7356-6605-9

EXAM 70-462

If You will go to DBA way the next step is Administration. The next exam too. What you can find inside this book (from publisher site): Work at your own pace through a series of lessons and reviews that fully cover each exam objective. Then, reinforce and apply what you’ve learned through real-world case scenarios and practice exercises. Maximize your performance on the exam by mastering the skills and experience measured by these objectives: Install and configure SQL Server / Maintain instances and databases / Optimize and troubleshoot SQL Server / Manage data / Implement security / Implement high availability

BOOKLET__TrainingKitExam70-462_AdministeringMicrosoftSQLServer2012DatabasesPublishing Info:
Training Kit Exam 70-462: Administering Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 Databases
By: Orin Thomas, Peter Ward, BoB Taylor
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Formats: Print  Safari Books Online
Print: July 2012 (est.)
Pages: 640 (est.)
Print ISBN:978-0-7356-6607-8 | ISBN 10:0-7356-6607-5

EXAM 70-463

If you are warehouse oriented, next step after querying is working with Data Warehouse. And this subject is the third part of the beginning of this series. Just look inside (as a previous from publisher site): Work at your own pace through a series of lessons and practical exercises, and then assess your skills with online practice tests—featuring multiple, customizable testing options. Maximize your performance on the exam by learning how to: Design and implement a data warehouse / Develop and enhance SQL Server Integration Services packages / Manage and maintain SQL Server Integration Services packages / Build data quality solutions / Implement custom code in SQL Server Integration Services packages

BOOKLET__TrainingKitExam70-463_ImplementingaDataWarehousewithMicrosoftSQLServer2012Publishing Info:
Training Kit (Exam 70-463): Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012

By: Dejan Sarka, Matija Lah, Grega Jerkic
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Formats: Print  Safari Books Online
Print: September 2012 (est.)
Pages: 600 (est.)
Print ISBN:978-0-7356-6609-2 | ISBN 10:0-7356-6609-1



Before You going to buy, try to recalculate this order. For me – best idea is buying all three books. And I’ve two choice now: Amazon or O’Reilly, price are different:

The package at Amazon: 70-461 + 70-462 + 70-463 >> 114,51  (shipping free)
The package at O’Reilly: 70-461 + 70-462 + 70-463 >> 209,97 (shipping free)

Are You ready for order? Just do it!