[EN] New Book on the shelf. From James Bond.

Few days ago I got a present. The new book about Cloud Architecture. This book has been written by Bond. James Bond. But of course James Bond know everything about SPECTRE but have no experience with Cloud. The real James Bond is a Chief Technology Officer at Hewlett-Packard (Las Vegas, Nevada, USA) with a lot of experience with The Cloud. I found very good opinions about this book: 4,8/5 stars at O’Reilly and 4,7/5 stars at Amazon. As we can read on last page:

Despite the buzz surrounding the cloud computing, only a small percentage of organizations have actually deployed this new style of IT—so far. If you’re planning your long-term cloud strategy, this practical book provides insider knowledge and actionable real-world lessons regarding planning, design, operations, security, and application transformation. This book teaches business and technology managers how to transition their organization’s traditional IT to cloud computing. Rather than yet another book trying to sell or convince readers on the benefits of clouds, this book provides guidance, lessons learned, and best practices on how to design, deploy, operate, and secure an enterprise cloud based on real-world experience.

Author James Bond provides useful guidance and best-practice checklists based on his field experience with real customers and cloud providers. You’ll view cloud services from the perspective of a consumer and as an owner/operator of an enterprise private or hybrid cloud, and learn valuable lessons from successful and less-than-successful organization use-case scenarios. This is the information every CIO needs in order to make the business and technical decisions to finally execute on their journey to cloud computing.

  • Get updated trends and definitions in cloud computing, deployment models, and for building or buying cloud services
  • Discover challenges in cloud operations and management not foreseen by early adopters
  • Use real-world lessons to plan and build an enterprise private or hybrid cloud
  • Learn how to assess, port, and migrate legacy applications to the cloud
  • Identify security threats and vulnerabilities unique to the cloud
  • Employ a cloud management system for your enterprise (private or multi-provider hybrid) cloud ecosystem
  • Understand the challenges for becoming an IT service broker leveraging the power of the cloud

And of course few words about author – James Bond:

James Bond is a Chief Technologist for the HPCloud business unit.  He provides cloudbusiness strategy and technical guidance, solution architecture, and transitionplanning to Fortune 100 and Government customers in North America.  Bond’s role is to educate customers andindustry on the transition from legacy enterprise IT to private, hybrid andbrokering cloud environments.  He is acloud keynote presenter at numerous customer and industry conferences acrossthe U.S.

With more than 25 years experience in public andprivate sectors, Bond was an early pioneer in the design and deployment of Infrastructure,Software, and Platform as a Service offerings—long before the term cloudcomputing was coined.  His background indata centers, LAN/WAN systems design, software development, and ISP/ASPmanagement were precursors to his current focus on cloud computing.  Bond is well known on the industry and withinHP as an expert resource of real-world cloud design and deployment experiencehaving successfully deployed cloud environments for some of the largest U.S.Government customers.

Before joining HP, Bond was a Vice Presidentwith Apptix, a leading commercial Software as a Service provider, where hearchitected and managed some of the largest SaaS deployments in the UnitedStates.  Past industry experienceincludes Chief Technology Officer for IceWEB, Vice President of SteelCloud, andpositions with Electronic Data Systems, Computer Sciences Corporation, andComputer Data Systems.

Bond holds a Bachelor’s degree in ComputerScience from the University of Maryland. He authors numerous technical white papers and is finalizing his firstbook—on cloud computing.  He is avolunteer Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) in his spare time and currentlyresides in Las Vegas, Nevada.

I will start to read this book soon, and I hope to give five start after reading.

And here are links for:

  • O’Reilly bookstore page
  • Amazon bookstore page
  • Author’s LinkedIn profile

Post Scriptum:

Only one bad feeling about this book. And it is for O’Reilly: this book – even brand new doesn’t smell. And because I love Smells of The New Book – I’m really dissapointed…

[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:

BOOKLET__MSPRESS_ExploringMicrosoftSharePoint2013NewFeatures&Functions

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

BOOKLET__WS_SharePoint2013DevelopmentMachine

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

BOOKLET__KINDLE_SharePoint2013_PlanetoftheApps

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

BOOKLET__McGrawHill_HowtoDoEverythingMicrosoftSharePoint2013

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

BOOKLET__WROX_BeginningSharePoint2013_BuildingBusinessSolutionswithSharePoint

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

BOOKLET__WROX_BeginningSharePoint2013Development

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

BOOKLET__WROX_ProfessionalSharePoint2013Development

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

BOOKLET__MSPRESS_BusinessIntelligenceinMicrosoftSharePoint2013

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

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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…