[EN] Anorak’s Weekly Reading List

Latest weekly reading list, not too much this time, but still interesting. Enjoy:

LIFE

  • LINK | The Truth About Gallipoli
  • LINK | Church Of Bacon Offers Weddings, Baptisms And Funerals To Thousands Of Meat Lovers
  • LINK | Orchestrated Knowledge > book by Peter Leeson {LINKEDIN|TWITTER}
  • LINK | „„Dlaczego nie wrócę?”
  • LINK | Polacy nadal chcą emigrować. I dobrze
  • LINK | Behind The Photo That Changed The Boston Marathon Forever
  • LINK | Miasta, których nie ma
  • LINK | That Time The United States Were Thinking Of Buying Iceland
  • LINK | Wirtualna prostytucja jest źródłem podatków dla Skarbu Państwa
  • LINK | Starbucks back in business: Internal report blames deleted database table, indicates outage was global

TECH

  • LINK | Backups, Our Most Sacred Commitment to Users & Customers by Steve Mushero
  • LINK | Big Data Learning Resources by Lara Rubbelke
  • LINK | Automated Patching for SQL Server in Azure Virtual Machines
  • LINK | Welcome to Server Manager … 2012-style {Ask PFE}
  • LINK | SharePoint Community
  • LINK | SQL Saturday 413 News From The Front
  • LINK | How to install Windows 10 without Microsoft account
  • LINK | SQL Saturday Exeter Keynote
  • LINK | SharePoint Enterprise Feature Activation – Unintended Consequences
  • LINK | Azure architecture guidance from patterns & practices
  • LINK | SQL Server i programista .NET–czyli jak uruchomić procedurę składowaną z getdate i nie zwariować by Marcin Borecki

NOTE: week 17 | year 2015

[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] 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…