OReilly Deal of the Day

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    If you are really into IT books, like I am, you probably subscribe to O'Reilly Media's deal of the day newsletter. But if you don't, I'll try to keep it updated here. Two deals go out every day, one from their MSPress line and one that is not MSPress. Sometimes they run weeklong deals too. Their deals are awesome, normally 50% off of the digital, DRM-free edition of the book and sometimes really awesome sales where, if you top $100 in a single purchase, the rate is 60% off. Talk about an easy way to build an extensive library! I gave up owning paper books last year and moved almost exclusively to digital which has made moving and relocating so much easier.

  • MS Deal of the Day: Microsoft Big Data Solutions


    *Implement Big Data solutions with powerful Microsoft tools

    Microsoft’s powerful big data platform—Windows Azure HDInsight and Hortonworks Data Platform for Windows—can transform the way your organization processes, stores, and manages enterprise data. Designed to work seamlessly with your company’s existing data infrastructure and with products like SQL Server and Hadoop, Microsoft’s suite of big data solutions can be implemented without disrupting workflow or critical processes. If you need a detailed roadmap for designing and implementing a fully deployed big data solution, look no further than Microsoft Big Data Solutions.

    Integrate big data solutions in your company using Windows Azure® HDInsight®, Hortonworks® Data Platform for Windows, and open source tools
    Store, manage, analyze, and share big data throughout your organization
    Install and configure Hortonworks Data Platform for Windows
    Learn to integrate big data with SQL Server® and Hadoop
    Visualize data with Microsoft and Microsoft and Hadoop BI tools
    Create and execute a comprehensive big data strategy for your enterprise
    Get leading-edge insights directly from the Microsoft big data product team*

  • Video Deal of the Week: Mastering Cassandra for Architects


    *This in-depth video training session introduces you to the Cassandra NoSQL database, from drivers to deployment. Through a series of group exercises, you’ll discover several new data modeling patterns in Cassandra that depart from the relational tradition in important ways. Learn how Cassandra delivers on its promise of horizontal scalability and fault tolerance, and how its log-structured storage subsystem helps it achieve impressive write and read performance. You’ll also look at some common administrative scenarios such as adding and removing nodes.

    To put Cassandra in context, Matthew McCullough and Tim Berglund present a brief survey of other players in the NoSQL space, including MongoDB, Neo4J, and Redis. You’ll learn how Cassandra differs from the relational tradition, including its different approach to transactionality and how it impacts system design. If you want to explore Cassandra, or are considering adopting it in the near future, this video is for you.*

  • I am now on that mailing list. Very happy.

  • Deal of the Day: Next Generation Knowledge Machines, Design and Architecture


    *This book delivers the scientific and mathematical basis to treat and process knowledge as a quantifiable and dimensioned entity. It provides the units and measures for the value of information contained in a "body of knowledge" that can be measured, processed, enhanced, communicated and preserved. It provides a basis to evaluate the quantity of knowledge acquired by students at various levels and in different universities. The effect of time on the dynamics and flow of knowledge is tied to Internet knowledge banks and provides the basis for designing and building the next generation of novel machine to appear in society.

    This book ties the basic needs of all human beings to the modern machines that resolve such need based on Internet knowledge banks (KBs) distributed throughout nations and societies. The features of the Intelligent Internet are fully exploited to make a new generation of students and knowledge workers use the knowledge resources elegantly and optimally. It deals with topics and insight into the design and architecture of next-generation computing systems that deal with human and social problems. Processor and Internet technologies that have already revolutionized human lives form the subject matter and the focal point of this book. Information and knowledge on the Internet delivered by next-generation mobile networks form the technical core presented. Human thought processes and adjustments follow the solutions offered by machines.

    Extends the established practices and designs documented in computer systems to encompass the evolving knowledge processing field
    Provides an academic and industrial viewpoint of the concurrent dynamic changes in computer and communication industries
    Presents information for all perspectives, from managers, scientists and researchers
    Basic concepts can be applied to other disciplines and situations*

  • MS Deal of the Day: Customer Success with Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step


    *Sure Step is a full lifecycle methodology to help you envision and deliver your Microsoft Dynamics solutions portfolio. Maximize your Microsoft Dynamics investments and increase your efficiency to select, sell, deliver, operate, and support your solution.

    "Customer Success with Microsft Dynamics Sure Step" explains the architecture and content elements of the Sure Step methodology, enabling you to successfully envision and deliver your Microsoft Dynamics AX, CRM, GP, NAV, and SL solutions. Learn solution selling techniques and implementation lessons to successfully engage with and foster customers for life.

    This book provides detailed coverage showing you how to use the methodology to successfully deliver Microsoft Dynamics solutions for your business. It explains the architecture and content elements that enable you to successfully envision and deliver your Microsoft Dynamics AX, CRM, GP, NAV, and SL solutions. As a solution provider, you will also learn solution selling techniques, and as a customer, you will learn how the methodology can help you select the right solution.

    "Customer Success with Microsft Dynamics Sure Step" begins with a focus on envisioning the Microsoft Dynamics solution for the customer. It then describes how to deliver the promised solution in a timely, high-quality manner. Learn how the customer and solution provider work together to select the right solution to meet the organization?s needs. Learn how Sure Step helps improve the overall quality of your Microsoft Dynamics solution, including coverage of proactive and post go-live optimization offerings and a thorough explanation of how to upgrade your Dynamics solutions to the latest release of the products. Understand the essence of Dynamics projects and how to successfully deliver these business solutions, in addition to getting to grips with the project and change management disciplines and processes. You will also get guidance on adopting Sure Step if you are looking to develop a consistent set of processes in your organization.

    If you are an experienced practitioner but new to the Microsoft Dynamics space, or just getting into ERP/CRM solutions, "Customer Success with Microsft Dynamics Sure Step" will arm you with resources to deliver business solutions that meet or exceed the expectations of your customers.*

  • Deal of the Day: A Web for Everyone - Designing Accessible User Experiences


    If you are in charge of the user experience, development, or strategy for a web site, A Web for Everyone will help you make your site accessible without sacrificing design or innovation. Rooted in universal design principles, this book provides solutions: practical advice and examples of how to create sites that everyone can use.

  • MS Deal of the Day: Active Directory Cookbook, 4th Ed.


    *Take the guesswork out of deploying, administering, and automating Active Directory. With hundreds of proven recipes, the updated edition of this popular cookbook provides quick, step-by-step solutions to common (and not so common) problems you might encounter when working with Microsoft’s network directory service.

    This fourth edition includes troubleshooting recipes for Windows Server 2012, Windows 8, and Exchange 2013, based on valuable input from Windows administrators. You’ll also find quick solutions for the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP), Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS), multi-master replication, DNS, Group Policy, and many other features.

    Manage new AD features, such as the Recycle Bin, Group Managed Service Accounts, and fine-grained password policies
    Work with AD from the command line and use Windows PowerShell to automate tasks
    Remove and create forests, domains, and trusts
    Create groups, modify group scope and type, and manage membership
    Delegate control, view and modify permissions, and handle Kerberos tickets
    Import and export data with LDAP Data Interchange Format (LDIF)
    Synchronize multiple directories and enforce data integrity within a single or multiple stores
    Back up AD, and perform authoritative and non-authoritative restores*

  • @scottalanmiller said:

    MS Deal of the Day: Active Directory Cookbook, 4th Ed.

    Is this a good book to learn more about Active Directory?

  • @Aaron-Studer said:

    @scottalanmiller said:

    MS Deal of the Day: Active Directory Cookbook, 4th Ed.

    Is this a good book to learn more about Active Directory?

    Cookbooks are not really good for learning. You'll want a Step by Step or the cert guide most likely.

  • Scott, I haven't checked, but do the OReilly books come in eBook format also?

  • @jimk said:

    Scott, I haven't checked, but do the OReilly books come in eBook format also?


  • @jimk said:

    Scott, I haven't checked, but do the OReilly books come in eBook format also?


  • @ajstringham said:

    @jimk said:

    Scott, I haven't checked, but do the OReilly books come in eBook format also?


    Even better they come without DRM!

  • @Dashrender said:

    @ajstringham said:

    @jimk said:

    Scott, I haven't checked, but do the OReilly books come in eBook format also?


    Even better they come without DRM!


  • @jimk said:

    Scott, I haven't checked, but do the OReilly books come in eBook format also?

    They come in daisy, ePub, mobi and PDF. All DRM free.

  • Bought several books today for myself on the Fluent sale: Functional JavaScript, Speaking JavaScript, The Web Platform & You Don't Know JS

  • Thanks for pointing these out. Most are already accessible via Safari Books Online, fortunately.

  • @RoguePacket said:

    Thanks for pointing these out. Most are already accessible via Safari Books Online, fortunately.

    Yes, you can get all of this via subscription. I prefer to buy them and own them indefinitely, at least for now.

  • @scottalanmiller Certainly different in electronic form versus paper. Convenience factor of digital is very cool, but still got the hard copy need in my bones. Won't make me go through the sadness having to purge antiquated books (WinNT anyone?). Like ePub's ability to change text characteristics. Had to use a hard copy book for a class last year which has the most visually aggravating typeface & size I've ever had to endure. Classmates conceded it was bad, as well.


  • I bought four books in the recent sale! Some good deals in there. At least one book was free!

  • MSPress Deal of the Day: Microsoft Visio 2013 Business Process Diagramming and Validation


    *Microsoft Visio is a diagramming program which ultimately allows business professionals to explore and communicate complex information more effectively. Through easy-to-understand visual representations, Visio enables you to present complicated data in a clear and communicative way. Therefore, productivity is increased by utilizing the wide variety of diagrams that can convey information at a glance as data can be understood and acted upon quickly. This book enables business developers to unleash the full potential of Visio 2013 Professional Edition.

    Microsoft Visio 2013 Business Process Diagramming and Validation is a focused tutorial with a range of practical examples and downloadable code that shows you how to create business process diagramming templates with Visio, enabling you to effectively visualize business information. It draws on real business examples and needs and covers all the new features of Visio 2013 Professional Edition.

    This focused tutorial will enable you to get to grips with diagram validation in Visio 2013 Professional Edition to the fullest extent, enabling you to perform powerful automatic diagram verification based on custom logic and assuring correct and compliant diagrams. You will learn how to create and publish rules and how to use the ShapeSheet to write formulae. There is also a special focus on extending and enhancing the capabilities of Visio 2013 diagram validation and on features that are not found in the out-of-the-box product, like installing and using the new Rules Tools add-on complete with source code, reviewing the new diagramming rules in flowcharts and BPMN templates, and creating your own enhanced Data Flow Model Diagram template complete with validation rules.

    Microsoft Visio 2013 Business Process Diagramming and Validation begins by covering the basic functions of Visio 2013 before moving on to discuss how to formulate your own validation rules and how to use the Visio Object Model. ShapeSheet functions are explored in detail as well as how to create validation rule sets and visualizing issues, with practical demonstrations along the way. It also covers integration with SharePoint 2013 and Office365 and how to build a Rules Tools add-on using C#, how to create test and filter expressions, and how to publish validation rules for others to use. Finally, the book concludes with the creation and implementation of a new RuleSet for Data Flow Model Diagrams with a worked example. By following the practical and immediately deployable examples found in this book, you will successfully learn how to use the features of Microsoft Visio 2013 and how to extend the functionality provided in the box.*

  • MSPress Deal of the Day: Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V: Deploying the Hyper-V Enterprise Server Virtualization Platform


    Over a short span of time, server virtualization has been one of the most rapidly adopted technologies in IT business. Microsoft Hyper-V is a hardware-assisted hypervisor product, available as a server role in the Windows Server operating system. Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V provides cutting-edge server virtualization features for a scalable, flexible, and highly available virtual machine infrastructure.
    "Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V: Deploying Hyper-V Enterprise Server Virtualization Platform" is a comprehensive guide, which starts itself from basic virtualization and server consolidation concepts, and then goes deeper for discussing advanced topics, such as a Hyper-V scalability, failover, and virtual machine migration. This book is an ideal choice for those who are stepping into Hyper-V world, and also for those who are experts in Hyper-V and want to advance their skills with the new Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V.
    This book contains topics starting from introducing Hyper-V as a hypervisor, and then moves ahead with covering advanced topics, related to Hyper-V configuration and virtual machine management.
    The book starts with getting to know Hyper-V, and then we discuss planning, designing, and the implementation of Hyper-V. It then goes with advanced topics such as Hyper-V Replica, Hyper-V Networking and Storage, Hyper-V High Availability, and so on.
    "Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V: Deploying Hyper-V Enterprise Server Virtualization Platform" is an expert guide for discussing Hyper-V configuration and management topics.

  • Deal of the Day: Thinking with Data


    Understanding how to turn numbers into usable insights is a significant challenge for those who work with data on a daily basis. Thinking with Data provides a concise framework and key insights to help data people uncover the real problem to be solved as well as how to approach, organize, and analyze potential results. By drawing from rhetoric studies, design thinking, and his data strategy consultancy experience, author Max Shron shows you how focusing on the whywill help you create usable insights from your company's data jumble.

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    This is their deal of the day today. Celebrating Pi day, they're doing 50% off on all science and math related Ebooks.