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Microsoft Office 2000 Simplified
MaranGraphics Development Group
0764560522
Jan 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
Do you absolutely hate computer how-to books? Do you find Complete Idiot's Guides or the Dummies style too wordy? Well, don't fret--you're probably a visual learner! If you'd rather see how something's done than read about it, try Microsoft Office 2000 Simplified on for size.

It contains everything you need to master the basics of the complete suite of Microsoft Office 2000 programs--Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher, and Outlook--as well as how to use them productively on the Internet. Unlike practically every other guide, though, you'll find large headers and graphics-intensive spreads to help you pinpoint what you need and drag-and-click your way to success in half the time of those other books.

You won't learn much about the inner workings of Office, but the interface is set up so that you don't...



Working with Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team System
Richard Hundhausen
0735621853
November 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Get a pragmatic overview of the new team-based system of products that bring Visual Studio development tools to the enterprise—allowing architects, developers, testers, and project managers to collaborate in a single, extensible development environment. With insights from the Microsoft Visual Studio product team, early users, and the author's hands-on experience, readers will understand how to use this tightly integrated set of lifecycle development tools to simplify cross-team communication, reduce development complexity, accelerate productivity, and help save time and money.

From the Publisher
With insights from the Visual Studio product team and early users, this book shows how to coordinate and integrate development roles in the new Visual Studio team environment,...


Professional Excel Development : The Definitive Guide to Developing Applications Using Microsoft(R) Excel and VBA(R)
Stephen Bullen, et al
0321262506
February 1, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
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From the Back Cover

Finally, there's a book that treats Excel as the powerful development platform it really is, and covers every facet of developing commercial-quality Excel applications.

This is not a book for beginners. Writing for professional developers and true Excel experts, the authors share insider's knowledge they've acquired building Excel applications for many of the world's largest companies—including Microsoft. Professional Excel Development demonstrates how to get the utmost from Excel, addressing everything from application architectures through worksheet and userform design, charting, debugging, error handling and optimizing performance. Along the way, the authors offer best practices for every type...



Pro .NET 2.0 Windows Forms and Custom Controls in C#
Matthew MacDonald
1590594398
December 15, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
By using C# and the final beta of NET 2.0, this book covers Windows Forms and GDI+ namespaces thoroughly for the .NET programmer in 2005. Experienced author Matthew MacDonald achieves this by combining careful treatment of the API with detailed discussion of solid user-interface design principles. This is an update for .NET 2.0 of MacDonald’s previous edition (1590590457) which gained wide community recognition. Upon reading this edition, you will be equipped to design state-of-the-art Windows interfaces and program graphics, and know how to create your own controls. As a developer, you must know more than simply adding a control to a window. You must be able to create an entire user interface framework that's scalable, flexible, and reusable. Although this book is not a reference manual, it contains detailed...


Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Inside Out
William R. Stanek
0735620482
June 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Designed for system administrators, this definitive, supremely organized reference delivers in-depth solutions, tips, and tools for deploying, managing, and troubleshooting Windows Server 2003-all in a concise, fast-answers format.

About the Author
William R. Stanek is a leading technology expert who has authored more than 25 computer books. With more than 20 years experience in advanced programming and system administration, he has extensive experience developing server technology, encryption, and Internet solutions. William has an MS with distinction in Information Systems, a BS in Computer Science magna cum laude, and 11 years of military service where he was awarded nine medals including the U.S. Air Force Distinguished Flying Cross. His most recent books are...


Programming Windows, Fifth Edition
Charles Petzold
157231995X
November 11, 1998
Hardcover
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Book Description
"Look it up in Petzold" remains the decisive last word in answering questions about Windows development. And in PROGRAMMING WINDOWS, FIFTH EDITION, the esteemed Windows Pioneer Award winner revises his classic text with authoritative coverage of the latest versions of the Windows operating system—once again drilling down to the essential API heart of Win32 programming. Topics include:• The basics—input, output, dialog boxes• An introduction to Unicode• Graphics—drawing, text and fonts, bitmaps and metafiles• The kernel and the printer• Sound and music• Dynamic-link libraries• Multitasking and multithreading• The Multiple-Document Interface• Programming for the Internet and intranetsPacked as always with definitive examples, this newest Petzold delivers the...


CLR Via C#: Applied Microsoft .Net Framework 2.0 Programming
Jeffrey Richter
0735621632
March 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
In this new edition of Jeffrey Richter’s popular APPLIED MICROSOFT .NET FRAMEWORK PROGRAMMING, you get focused, pragmatic guidance on how to exploit the common language runtime (CLR) functionality in .NET Framework 2.0 for applications of all types—from Web Forms, Windows® Forms, and Web services to solutions for Microsoft SQL Server™, Microsoft code names "Avalon" and "Indigo", consoles, NT Service, and more. Targeted to advanced developers and software designers, this book takes you under the covers of .NET for an in-depth understanding of its structure, functions, and operational components, demonstrating the most practical ways to apply this knowledge to your own development efforts. You’ll master fundamental design tenets for .NET, and get hands-on insights for creating high-performance...


Windows Forms Programming in C#
Chris Sells
0321116208
Aug 2003
Paperback
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Book Review
Everything changes in the Microsoft .NET Framework and the C# language, including the creation of graphical user interfaces (GUIs). Windows Forms Programming in C# explains the Windows Forms (WinForms) environment to programmers who have some experience with .NET programming, and in the process (thanks to a clear and deliberate expository style) reveals a lot about .NET to less experienced developers. The overall effect is that almost every reader comes away with better knowledge of .NET, not just its user-interface libraries and behaviors.

Author Chris Sells takes care to balance code samples with explanatory text, meaning that most chapters take on a characteristic "code, explanation, effect" style (in which "effect" is usually documented with a screen shot). This approach is effective, and serves both to answer "How...



Programming Microsoft Windows with Microsoft Visual Basic .Net (Core Reference)
Charles Petzold
0735617996
Aug 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
...shows developers how to use Visual Basic .NET to get the most out of Windows Forms - the next generation Windows programming class library


Software Requirements 2
Karl E. Wiegers
0735618798
April 2003
Paperback
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Book Review
"Requirements" are essential for creating successful software because they let users and developers agree on what features will be delivered in new systems. Karl Wiegers's Software Requirements shows you how to define and get more out of software requirements with dozens of "best practices" and tips that make this book a valuable resource for both software project managers and developers.

The book's commonsense approach provides exemplary project management skills tailored to gathering (and refining, implementing, and eventually tracking) software requirements. While the book often cites recent software engineering studies, the focus always returns to practical management techniques. A case study for a chemical tracking application frames the book, and most chapters begin with anecdotes that demonstrate situations in...



Building Microsoft Access Applications
John L. Viescas
0735620393
February 23, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Get expert design guidance and fully functional sample databases from John L. Viescaspopular author, consultant, and Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Access. Designed for everyone from Access power users to application developers to beginners, this book focuses on four of the most common database types: Inventory Management, Membership Tracking, Customer Support, and Registration Management. For each, youll walk through usage scenarios, design considerations, typical problems, and multiple solutions, along with complete sample databases. Youll examine the logic behind the table design for the application type and see how to use it as a template for quickly creating your own Access solutions. You get everything you need to design with confidence, avoid common pitfalls, and hit the ground running! For each...


The Applied Microsoft .Net Framework Programming in C# Collection
Jeffrey Richter
0735619751
June 2003
Paperback
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Book Review
Applied Microsoft .NET Framework Programming is a tutorial. It's meant for programmers who already know an object-oriented language and want to apply their knowledge in the standardized environment provided by the Microsoft .NET Framework. The book, written by Jeffrey Richter, a programmer and the .NET columnist at Microsoft's magazine for its developer community, takes a more or less language-agnostic approach to the run-time environment (though many illustrative examples are in C#). It aims to untangle the Common Language Runtime (CLR) and some of the Framework Class Library (FCL), and generally succeeds, particularly at the former. Richter shares his knowledge of the key classes you can instantiate in the CLR, and the kinds of operations you can perform on and with them.

You can read this book, or individual chapters,...



Software Estimation: Demystifying the Black Art
Steve McConnell
0735605351
March 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Often referred to as the "black art" because of its complexity and uncertainty, software estimation is not as hard or mysterious as people think. However, the art of how to create effective cost and schedule estimates has not been very well publicized. While the average software organization can struggle with project costs that run double their original estimates, some of the more sophisticated organizations achieve results with estimation errors as low as 5-10%. These best-in-class organizations use scientific techniques that are not cost-effective, however, making them of limited use to most software development organizations. To address these issues, Software Estimation focuses on the art of software estimation and provides a proven set of procedures and heuristics that software developers, technical leads, and...


Microsoft Office Project 2003 Inside Out
Teresa Stover
0735619581
October 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Dig into Project 2003-and learn how to orchestrate tasks, resources, time, and costs; manage multiple projects and subprojects; track and report progress; facilitate team collaboration through Microsoft SharePoint Team Services; and build custom solutions with macros and Microsoft Visual Basic for Appl.

About the Author
Teresa S. Stover wrote Microsoft Project Version 2002 Inside Out (Microsoft Press, 2002). She is an award-winning author who has written more than ten computer books and countless user manuals, tutorials, and online help systems. She is a project management expert who has served as a consultant to the Microsoft Project team for years. In addition to her work with the Project team, she manages her own technical and business writing consultancy and teaches...


Agile Project Management with Scrum
Ken Schwaber
073561993X
Feb 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Apply the principles of Scrum, one of the most popular agile programming methods, to software project management—and focus your team on delivering real business value. Author Ken Schwaber, a leader in the agile process movement and a co-creator of Scrum, brings his vast expertise to helping you guide the product and software development process more effectively and efficiently. Help eliminate the ambiguity into which so many software projects are borne, where vision and planning documents are essentially thrown over the wall to developers. This high-level reference describes how to use Scrum to manage complex technology projects in detail, combining expert insights with examples and case studies based on Scrum. Emphasizing practice over theory, this book explores every aspect of using Scrum, focusing on driving...


Microsoft Office Excel 2003 Step by Step
Curtis Frye
0735615187
August 27, 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Text provides information needed to learn Microsoft Office Excel 2003, one step at a time. Previous edition: c1997. Softcover. DLC: Microsoft Excel (Computer file).

About the Author
Curtis Frye is the author of Microsoft Excel Version 2002 Step by Step, Microsoft Excel Version 2002 Plain & Simple, several books on Microsoft Access, and Faster Smarter Home Networking. He has also written three online courses for DigitalThink (Excel 2000: Data Formatting and Customization, Excel 2000: Data Analysis and Dissemination, and Advanced Database Design) and ActiveEducation's Introduction to ASP. Before beginning his writing career in 1995, Curt spent four years with The MITRE Corporation as a defense trade analyst and one year as Director of Sales and Marketing for Digital Gateway...


The Windows 2000 Device Driver Book
Art Baker
0130204315
Nov 2000
Paperback
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Dr. Dobb's Electronic Review of Computer Books
Read the full review for this book. At just over 520 pages, The Windows NT Device Driver Book is half the length and less longwinded than more recent texts. However, it is less complete than more recent books and has been criticized as inaccurate on NT DDK mail lists and (with the advent of Windows 2000 and WDM drivers) out of date. Still, some minor things are covered in this book that are not covered in the current crop of books. This includes using hardware compatibility test suites (the HCT CD-ROMs in the MSDN) as a part of stress testing drivers and using DUMPEXAM as well as WinDbg.exe to read crash dumps. Dr. Dobb's Electronic Review of Computer Books --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Software Project Survival Guide
Steve McConnell
1572316217
October 1997
Paperback
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Dr. Dobb's Journal
Read the entire review of this book. Targeted at managers (from the top of organizations down through technical leads), McConnell's book provides a blueprint for a successfully managed project; the postulated development effort involves "3 to 25 team members and schedules of 3 to 18 months." At 288 pages, the book could be thinner, but it's easy enough to get through. McConnell has an engaging, conversational style, with a tinge of irreverent humor -- both of which make this book easy to approach. He uses little jargon and includes a comprehensive glossary, so nontechies should find it easy enough to follow.

Book Description
Covers the concepts and strategies you need for mastering the development process, including planning, design, management, quality assurance, ...


The COM and COM+ Programming Primer
Alan Ira Gordon
0130850322
Apr 2000
Paperback
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Book Review
Besides being one of the most readable and understandable guides to the Microsoft Component Object Model (COM) (and related technologies) ever written, Alan Gordon's The COM and COM+ Programming Primer also gives today's COM developer an up-to-the-minute guide to COM+, including excellent hands-on demonstrations of installing and deploying COM+ objects.

The best thing about this text has to be the author's extremely engaging writing style and clear explanations of thorny COM concepts, like interfaces, GUIDs, and other nuts-and-bolts issues that help make Microsoft's component standard tough-going for beginners. An experienced educator, the author makes use of clear examples and analogies--for instance, describing COM as a "software bus" where components can be shared across applications and projects. If you've been...



Framework Design Guidelines : Conventions, Idioms, and Patterns for Reusable .NET Libraries (Microsoft Net Development Series)
Krzysztof Cwalina, Brad Abrams
0321246756
September 19, 2005
Hardcover
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From the Back Cover

"This book is an absolute must-read for all .NET developers. It gives clear do and don't guidance on how to design class libraries for .NET. It also offers insight into the design and creation of .NET that really helps developers understand the reasons why things are the way they are. This information will aid developers designing their own class libraries and will also allow them to take advantage of the .NET class library more effectively."

--Jeffrey Richter, author/trainer/consultant, Wintellect

"Framework Design Guidelines will help you in two important ways. First, any .NET developer will benefit from a greater understanding of the design principles that govern the .NET Base Class Library. Second, a deeper understanding of these principles will help you to create software that integrates...



Microsoft Manual of Style for Technical Publications
Microsoft Corporation
0735617465
June 2004
Paperback
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Book Review
With so many software products to its credit, Microsoft can't help but have an opinion on computer terms and usage. Many topnotch technical companies, writers, and editors consider the Microsoft Manual of Style for Technical Publications to be a standard in the industry. Technical writers and editors often refer to it when they can't find an answer in The Chicago Manual of Style or when researching appropriate style issues to include in their company's in-house style manual.

While this manual of style can't possibly list everything that is created by Microsoft, it does advise how to use and spell both general and computer-related terms and takes a stand on sticky style, technical writing, and design and interface issues. This second edition has been updated to include significant changes in Internet terminology and usage....



Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 Inside Out
Jim Boyce
0735615144
November 5, 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Work smarter with core functions such as organizing and archiving your data; managing your calendar, folders and contacts; and customizing options. Advance our expertise with new features for managing e-mail, blocking external content, sharing calendar information, using cached Microsoft Exchange mode

About the Author
Jim Boyce is the author of Microsoft Outlook Version 2002 Inside Out. He is a former contributing editor and monthly columnist for WINDOWS Magazine.He has been involved with computers since the late seventies as a programmer and systems manager in a variety of capacities. He has a wide range of experience in the DOS, Microsoft Windows®, Microsoft Windows NT®, Windows 2000, and UNIX environments.


Build Master: Microsoft's Software Configuration Management Best Practices
Vincent Maraia
0321332059
October 2005
Paperback
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From the Back Cover

"Wow, what can I say? Chapter 4, 'The Build Lab and Personnel,' by itself is enough justification to purchase the book! Vince is obviously a 'Dirty Finger Nails' build meister and there is a lot we can all learn from how he got them dirty! There are so many gems of wisdom throughout this book it's hard to know where to start describing them! It starts where SCM should start, at the end, and works its way forward. This book is a perfect complement to the 'Follow the Files' approach to SCM that I espouse. I will recommend that every software lead and software configuration management person I work with be required to read this book!"

—Bob Ventimiglia, autonomic logistics software configuration manager, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics

"The Build Master...



Microsoft Office 2003
Robert T. Grauer
013143442X
Mar 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
  For Introductory Computer courses in Microsoft Office 2003 or courses in Computer Concepts with a lab component for Microsoft Office 2003 applications. Master the How and Why of Office 2003!  Students master the "How and Why" of performing tasks in Office and gain a greater understanding of how to use the individual applications together to solve business problems.

About the Author
Dr. Robert T. Grauer        Dr. Robert T. Grauer is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Information Systems at the University of Mniami where he has been honored with the Outstanding Teacher Award in the School of Business. Dr. Grauer has written more than 20 books on programming and information systems. His work has been...


Teaching And Learning With Microsoft Office And Frontpage
Timothy J. Newby
0131710249
Nov 2006
Paperback
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Microsoft Office Excel 2003 Inside Out
Mark Dodge, Craig Stinson
073561511X
August 27, 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
This supremely organized reference packs hundreds of timesaving solutions, troubleshooting tips, and handy workarounds for Excel 2003 in concise, fast-answer format. There is no beginner-level content: it builds on what you already know about Excel and quickly dives into what's new.

About the Author
Craig Stinson was a contributing author to Microsoft Windows® XP Inside Out and a coauthor of Microsoft Windows XP Inside Out, Deluxe Edition. Before coauthoring Microsoft Excel Version 2002 Inside Out, he cowrote several editions of the best-selling Running Microsoft Windows. He is also a contributing editor of PC Magazine and has written music reviews for such well-known publications as Billboard, the Boston Globe, and the Christian Science Monitor. A former senior...


More about Software Requirements: Thorny Issues and Practical Advice
Karl E. Wiegers
0735622671
January 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Have you ever delivered software that satisfied all of the project specifications, but failed to meet any of the customers' expectations? Without formal, verifiable requirements--and a system for managing them--the result is often a gap between what developers think they're supposed to build and what customers think they're going to get. Too often, lessons about software requirements engineering processes are formal or academic, and not of value to real-world, professional development teams. In MORE ABOUT SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS: THORNY ISSUES AND PRACTICAL ADVICE, the author of Software Requirements, Second Edition, describes even more practical techniques for gathering and managing the software requirements that help you meet project specifications and customer expectations. A leading speaker and consultant in the...

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