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Enterprise Content Management with Microsoft SharePoint

Enterprise Content Management with Microsoft SharePoint

Juan Jose's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Dec 22, 2013 Juan Jose de Leon wrote: Knowing enough to be dangerous
Great emphasis on the methodology behind ECM, why ECM project fails, and where to spend most of your time to be successful in ECM with SharePoint. Full Review >

Training Guide: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services

Training Guide: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services

Juan Jose's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Dec 13, 2013 Juan Jose de Leon wrote: Approached some services that are not well documented online
What I liked about this book is that it has step by step instructions for topics like: Active Directory RMS, Federation Services, Dynamic Access Control, and File Classification. Full Review >

Cultivate Conference 2013: Complete Video Compilation

Cultivate Conference 2013: Complete Video Compilation

Juan Jose's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Dec 11, 2013 Juan Jose de Leon wrote: Interesting conversations
I've been to many conferences, so i approached this one carefully. But got a pleaseant surprise in the way subjects are treated. Full Review >

Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Inside Out: Connectivity, Clients, and UM

Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Inside Out: Connectivity, Clients, and UM

Juan Jose's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Nov 5, 2013 Juan Jose de Leon wrote: Good overall, but lacks load balancing material
Great transport coverage, but almost none about load balancing. Full Review >

Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Inside Out: Mailbox and High Availability

Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Inside Out: Mailbox and High Availability

Juan Jose's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Oct 21, 2013 Juan Jose de Leon wrote: More focused book.
I liked chapter 4 about Role Based Access Control and the Compliance chapter too. Although not all the functionality about the mailbox role is covered here, the author says the unified messaging feature is covered in the other Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Inside Out: Client Access Full Review >

Service Design

Service Design

From Insight to Implementation

Juan Jose's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Oct 19, 2013 Juan Jose de Leon wrote: Service Design explained for mortals
Full of case studies and advice about how to apply which tools and methods. Full Review >

Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Step by Step

Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Step by Step

Juan Jose's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Sep 18, 2013 Juan Jose de Leon wrote: From never seeing Sharepoint to Intermediate user with practice excercises.
It's a book with precise instructions and lots of practices. Practices files didn't work for me in Sharepoint Online, but with little effort you can make exercises without them. Practice files do work in Sharepoint 2013 on-premises versions. Full Review >

Training Guide: Administering Windows Server 2012

Training Guide: Administering Windows Server 2012

Juan Jose's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Jun 26, 2013 Juan Jose de Leon wrote: Training Guide: Administering Windows Server 2012 por Orin Thomas
This reference focuses on the critical skills and knowledge necessary for basic and configure Windows 2012 Server in an enterprise environment. Full Review >

Cooking for Geeks

Cooking for Geeks

Real Science, Great Hacks, and Good Food

Juan Jose's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Jun 23, 2013 Juan Jose de Leon wrote: Simple and Crazy experiments to learn
A very interesting approach to cooking. with simple to even dangerous recipes. Recommend it. Full Review >

Microsoft Access 2013 Step By Step

Microsoft Access 2013 Step By Step

Juan Jose's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Jun 7, 2013 Juan Jose de Leon wrote: Only for beginners or as a refresher for certification exam
I recommend this book for beginners in databases or Access. Or if you want to refresh your knowledge for an Office certification exam. Full Review >

Lean UX

Lean UX

Applying Lean Principles to Improve User Experience

Juan Jose's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Apr 19, 2013 Juan Jose de Leon wrote: Lean UX from Jeff Gothelf
The ideas in the book enhance the design process as a collaboration software, iterative cycle-focused on reducing waste, not design (and build) products that their customers do not want. Full Review >

Lean Analytics

Lean Analytics

Use Data to Build a Better Startup Faster

Juan Jose's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Apr 14, 2013 Juan Jose de Leon wrote: Lean Analytics from Alistair Croll and Ben Yoskovitz
It's a good book, but it is good to note that it is a companion to two other books in the series... Full Review >

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Step by Step

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Step by Step

Juan Jose's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Apr 8, 2013 Juan Jose de Leon wrote: Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Step by Step from Patrick LeBlanc
Each book in the series Microsoft Press Step by Step is an easy to learn course, for people who have never seen the product and sometimes people who have never used a computer. Full Review >

Microsoft Excel 2013 Step by Step

Microsoft Excel 2013 Step by Step

Juan Jose's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Mar 11, 2013 Juan Jose de Leon wrote: Microsoft Excel 2013 Step by Step from Curtis Frye
The examples in the book generally refer to scenarios presented much in small and medium enterprises. The book provides plenty of practice through exercises and includes practice files. Full Review >

Exam Ref 70-413: Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure

Exam Ref 70-413: Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure

Juan Jose's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 3.0

On Feb 16, 2013 Juan Jose de Leon wrote: “Exam Ref 70-413: Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure” from Steve Suehring, Microsoft Press
Microsoft always recommends to have experience with the product. This resource is a companion along with other training resources. That said, I only recommend it for the final stage of preparation before the exam, once you've studied with other materials. Full Review >

See What I Mean

See What I Mean

How To Use Comics to Communicate Ideas

Juan Jose's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Feb 4, 2013 Juan Jose de Leon wrote: See What I Mean – How To Use Comics to Communicate Ideas
The comic format is quite consumed by young people today, See What I Mean - How To Use Comics to Communicate Ideas Comics shows the use of a tool. Full Review >

Windows PowerShell Cookbook

Windows PowerShell Cookbook

The Complete Guide to Scripting Microsoft's Command Shell

Juan Jose's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Jan 27, 2013 Juan Jose de Leon wrote: Windows PowerShell Cookbook, 3rd Edition
Personally I have had difficulties with Powershell guides, but this arouses interest. I recommend it. Full Review >

Effective Monitoring and Alerting

Effective Monitoring and Alerting

For Web Operations

Juan Jose's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Jan 13, 2013 Juan Jose de Leon wrote: Effective Monitoring and Alerting from Sławek Ligus
Effective Monitoring and Alerting does not focus on any particular software. But tries to extract and summarize regularities that systems engineers encounter every day in their work. If you try to evaluate the effectiveness of your email settings, you may find good answers in Effective Monitoring and Alerting. Full Review >

Training Guide: Configuring Windows 8

Training Guide: Configuring Windows 8

Juan Jose's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Jan 4, 2013 Juan Jose de Leon wrote: Training Guide: Configuring Windows 8 from Scott Lowe
If you use this book to supplement your study materials, this information will be useful. But keep in mind that this book is designed to help you in your work, it covers all the exam topics, there are a few questions that you can answer based on experience. If you are preparing for the exam, you must use additional study materials to help reinforce your real world experience. Full Review >

Windows 8 Inside Out

Windows 8 Inside Out

Juan Jose's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 3.0

On Dec 27, 2012 Juan Jose de Leon wrote: Windows 8 Inside Out from Tony Northrup
Windows 8 Inside Out is for those looking for tips and knowledge of Windows 8, but not recommended for certification purposes or for IT staff in enterprise environments. Full Review >

Encyclopedia of Electronic Components Volume 1

Encyclopedia of Electronic Components Volume 1

Resistors, Capacitors, Inductors, Switches, Encoders, Relays, Transistors

Juan Jose's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Dec 9, 2012 Juan Jose de Leon wrote: Encyclopedia of Electronic Components Volume 1 by Charles Platt
Encyclopedia of Electronic Components Volume 1 is not a tutorial but a reference material with information beyond the basics without falling into the very deep and technical. Full Review >

Get Started with Arduino: A Hands-On Introductory Workshop

Get Started with Arduino: A Hands-On Introductory Workshop

Juan Jose's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Dec 6, 2012 Juan Jose de Leon wrote: Get Started with Arduino: A Hands-On Introductory Workshop
Want to learn about the exciting world of Physical Computing and Arduino? Learn Arduino video format is a way that I recommend to anyone. Full Review >

McCullough and Berglund on Mastering Git

McCullough and Berglund on Mastering Git

Juan Jose's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Dec 4, 2012 Juan Jose de Leon wrote: McCullough and Berglund on Mastering Git
This video course helps to understand many Git commands for daily use and incidentally prevent concentration problems. Although the first video (chapter) Installation and Configuration Git can defraud you by being simple, hold on, because then comes a good course. Full Review >

Python for Data Analysis

Python for Data Analysis

Data Wrangling with Pandas, NumPy, and IPython

Juan Jose's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Nov 30, 2012 Juan Jose de Leon wrote:
Python for Data Analysis is a book about the parties and Python libraries needed to resolve many problems of data analysis and statistics. Full Review >

Training Guide: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

Training Guide: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

Juan Jose's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Nov 20, 2012 Juan Jose de Leon wrote: Training Guide: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 from Mitch Tulloch
This book serves to update your Windows Server skills, with few definitions and many practices with step by step instructions. Full Review >

Practical Zendesk Administration

Practical Zendesk Administration

Best practices for setting up your customer service platform

Juan Jose's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Nov 17, 2012 Juan Jose de Leon wrote: Practical Zendesk Administration from Stafford Vaughan
Thinking as a companion to the user guide of Zendesk, Zendesk Administration Practical implementations Zendesk accelerates through best practices, focusing on the features most used daily by customer service agents. Full Review >

Building a Windows IT Infrastructure in the Cloud

Building a Windows IT Infrastructure in the Cloud

Distributed Hosted Environments with AWS

Juan Jose's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Oct 29, 2012 Juan Jose de Leon wrote: Building a Windows IT Infrastructure in the Cloud
This book will guide you to install a network infrastructure based on Windows with common services of a real company. Full Review >

Civic Apps Competition Handbook

Civic Apps Competition Handbook

Juan Jose's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Oct 7, 2012 Juan Jose de Leon wrote: Lots of experience crammed in 78 pages
This book incorporates lots of experience from two authors, which I don't know how they managed to make in only 78 pages. After reading building a budget chapter you will feel ready to build a competition and skip the rest of the book. But don't do it, designing the competition chapter and the common roadblocks one will save you lots of headaches. Full Review >

Dreamweaver CS6: The Missing Manual

Dreamweaver CS6: The Missing Manual

Juan Jose's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Aug 7, 2012 Juan Jose de Leon wrote: It's like a course
If you don't know where to begin when you open Dreamweaver the first time, I recommend you this book. Dreamweaver doesn't come with a manual anymore, so this book helps. A nice thing about this book is that it doesn't cover some features that are not in use anymore but Dreamweaver still has. So it's focus in on active and useful features. Full Review >

LED Lighting

LED Lighting

A Primer to Lighting the Future

Juan Jose's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Aug 4, 2012 Juan Jose de Leon wrote: Great for a weekend project
This book is very entertaining for technology enthusiasts, so I highly recommend it. Full Review >

Introducing Regular Expressions

Introducing Regular Expressions

Juan Jose's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Aug 2, 2012 Juan Jose de Leon wrote: Basics by examples
Although I'm new to programming, this book is also useful in your in computer forensics. Regular expressions help you save time when searching for things. This book teach you with lots of examples and also introduce you to some tools for regex. Full Review >

Exploring Everyday Things with R and Ruby

Exploring Everyday Things with R and Ruby

Juan Jose's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Jul 26, 2012 Juan Jose de Leon wrote: For unquiet minds
This is an nice to read book for experimenting with data analysis. If you are buying the book for a focus on programming, I don't recommend it. If your are looking for simulations and data analysis I do recommend it, I really enjoyed it. I feel like a can one day end up with a Freakonomics kind of experiment. Full Review >

Training Kit (Exam 70-462): Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases

Training Kit (Exam 70-462): Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases

Juan Jose's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Jul 19, 2012 Juan Jose de Leon wrote: Good for the Exam
Database Mirroring and Cluster chapters were helpful. Also lots of URLs, covering SQL Server can take a couple of books, but this reference is quite helpful. If you are new to SQL Server maybe you will have to used this book in companion to another for deeper knowledge. But for the exam it is good. Full Review >

Node: Up and Running

Node: Up and Running

Scalable Server-Side Code with JavaScript

Juan Jose's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Jun 17, 2012 Juan Jose de Leon wrote: Good way to get started with Node
This book gives developers the information needed to start with Node, assuming you have knowledge of JavaScript and general programming. It guides you through exercises and discussion. It explains the concepts and decisions behind Node.js, preparing you for the circumstances where Node is beneficial and when is not, so you don't apply it to everything, as many people do with new technologies. Full Review >

Database Design and Relational Theory

Database Design and Relational Theory

Normal Forms and All That Jazz

Juan Jose's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Jun 11, 2012 Juan Jose de Leon wrote: Lots of concepts and terminology
Database design is filled with lots of concepts and terminology, it can be a really boring subject. But with a author so respected, it's a interesting read for database designers. Full Review >

Hadoop: The Definitive Guide

Hadoop: The Definitive Guide

Juan Jose's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Jun 8, 2012 Juan Jose de Leon wrote: In-depth with lots of examples
The book has lots examples and footnote resources that enriched the content. Some people recommend watching Cloudera training videos first and then reading this book if you are a beginner, and I agree. Full Review >

slide:ology

slide:ology

The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations

Juan Jose's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Jun 5, 2012 Juan Jose de Leon wrote: Communicating Better
This book is about being a better visual communicator. If your looking for book a about PowerPoint look somewhere else. This is a great book about designing presentations for people without a graphic design background. Full Review >

The Art of Community

The Art of Community

Building the New Age of Participation

Juan Jose's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Jun 2, 2012 Juan Jose de Leon wrote: Pratical book with real world examples
This book is focused on online communities, the author has been in involved in establishing and supporting open source communities. Most of the examples in the book are related about open source communities. I recommend it if you are assigned with the task of building an online community. Full Review >

Fitness for Geeks

Fitness for Geeks

Real Science, Great Nutrition, and Good Health

Juan Jose's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On May 11, 2012 Juan Jose de Leon wrote: Info and references so you could make your own decisions
This book won't give you a specific diet or exercise routine. Instead it will give lots of research and science facts so you could reach your own decision. It's a nice approach because it is not a preachy or restricting tone. If you love lots of details then this book is for you. Full Review >

MCTS 70-680 Rapid Review: Configuring Windows 7

MCTS 70-680 Rapid Review: Configuring Windows 7

Juan Jose's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On May 8, 2012 Juan Jose de Leon wrote: The last step in your exam preparation
This book is full of tricky questions that will help you know your weak areas for the exam. It's organized by exam objectives and after each question it points you to resources for strengthening the area of knowledge. Full Review >

Strata Conference Santa Clara 2012: Complete Video Compilation

Strata Conference Santa Clara 2012: Complete Video Compilation

The Business of Data

Juan Jose's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On May 5, 2012 Juan Jose de Leon wrote: Strata Conference Santa Clara 2012
If you want to dive into the world of "Big Data" and face challenges that traditional databases (SQL!) could not meet, I recommend this conference. Full Review >

Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Lion Edition

Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Lion Edition

Juan Jose's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Apr 10, 2012 Juan Jose de Leon wrote: Good reference
If your boss shows up with a Mac to the office, this is a good reference. It shows the difference of doing things between Windows and Mac, and the equivalent Mac software for your existing Windows favorite apps, all with the entertaining style that characterize David Pogue books. Full Review >

The Art of SEO

The Art of SEO

Juan Jose's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Apr 3, 2012 Juan Jose de Leon wrote: If you thought SEO was snake oil
This book takes you from how a search engine works to deep stuff of how to optimize websites. This edition also includes a new chapter about social media search engine optimization. Full Review >

#tweetsmart

#tweetsmart

25 Twitter Projects to Help You Build Your Community

Juan Jose's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Feb 22, 2012 Juan Jose de Leon wrote: Lots of ideas for twitter conversations
If you have run out of ideas of what you can use twitter for, take a look at this book. Lots of easy projects that can be quickly implemented. Full Review >

Galaxy S II: The Missing Manual

Galaxy S II: The Missing Manual

Juan Jose's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Feb 19, 2012 Juan Jose de Leon wrote: Unlock the potential of your phone investment
Make use of the hidden power of this phone with this jargon free guide; great companion to your Smartphone investment. Full Review >

Take Control of Mail on the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch

Take Control of Mail on the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch

Juan Jose's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Jan 13, 2012 Juan Jose de Leon wrote: Good how to book for everything about iOS Mail
Good book covering lots of the ins and out of the iOS Mail app, it's a How-to and great as reference book too. A whole chapter about troubleshooting, and one about configuration. Full Review >

Google+: The Missing Manual

Google+: The Missing Manual

Juan Jose's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Jan 6, 2012 Juan Jose de Leon wrote: A book for any level
A book for any level covering almost all the characteristics of Google+. Good if you like to know where does Google+ fits if you use Facebook and Twitter. I really like chapter 3 about posts. Full Review >

iPhone: The Missing Manual

iPhone: The Missing Manual

Juan Jose's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Jan 2, 2012 Juan Jose de Leon wrote: Squeeze all the juice from your iPhone investment
After 9 months using my iPhone and a new iOS out, I read this book to see if I was missing something, and I was missing a lot. This book and a your iPhone case or bumper should be the first things you should get after buying your iPhone. Full Review >

Inside Cyber Warfare

Inside Cyber Warfare

Mapping the Cyber Underworld

Juan Jose's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Dec 28, 2011 Juan Jose de Leon wrote: Cyber-attacks nature not covered in media
If you though hackers we're just bored teenagers, this book will change your mind. Full Review >

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