Pro SQL Database for Windows Azure, 2nd Edition shows how to create enterprise-level database deployments without the usual investment in datacenter and other infrastructure. Take advantage instead of Microsoft’s worldwide backbone for cloud computing that delivers all the power of SQL Server in the form of the cloud-based SQL Database for Windows Azure.
Praise for Business in the Cloud: What Every Business Needs to Know About Cloud Computing
In Business in the Cloud, Michael Hugos and Derek Hulitzky explain the many changes that cloud computing is bringing to technology, organizations, and industry ecosystems. Their book is a tutorial written in simple language to help readers understand the potential of the cloud to transform every industry in the years ahead. Business in the Cloud is highly recommended for anyone who wants to take advantage of the many opportunities being brought by cloud computing to business and society.
Join the next wave of Web 2.0 software development in the cloud! Cloud applications are the next big shift in application development: instead of building single-user applications to run on a personal computer, new applications are being built as multi-user services that run in data centers around the world. One of the most exciting new environments for building services in the cloud is Google's AppEngine.
The Weather Channel is making cloud computing a cornerstone in its architecture to support severe weather events like hurricanes and nor’easter blizzards. Business in the Cloud is a concise but informative insight into cloud computing, is a great tutorial to quickly educate yourself (without vendor biases) on the options and capabilities of cloud computing, and should be read by all business and IT leaders responsible for their organization’s infrastructure.’’ Dan Agronow Chief Technology Ofﬁcer, The Weather Channel Interactive, Inc.
Everybody’s talking about cloud services today. It’s one of the hot new buzzwords, but
most of the conversation is about how to develop custom applications in the cloud.
While that is a really important topic, it ignores another very useful attribute of a distributed
cloud: as a great place to build and host an IT infrastructure.
The dearth of discussion about this overlooked facet of cloud computing is the reason
I wrote this book.
There are many contents in this book: welcome to Microsoft Office for iPad, getting started, office documents look better than ever on iPad, a familiar Microsoft Office experience, designed for iPad, Edit, create, and collaborate with confidence, made for the cloud and Office 365, more details about the apps.
Cloud Computing: Implementation, Management, and Security provides an understanding of what cloud computing really means, explores how disruptive it may become in the future, and examines its advantages and disadvantages. It gives business executives the knowledge necessary to make informed, educated decisions regarding cloud initiatives.
The authors first discuss the evolution of computing from a historical perspective, focusing primarily on advances that led to the development of cloud computing.
Welcome to Cloud Computing For Dummies. You can’t read a technology
journal or blog — or even your local newspaper — without coming
upon a reference to cloud computing. While there’s been a lot of debate
about what cloud computing is and where it’s headed, no one has doubts
that it is real.
If you want to be part of the next major shift in the IT industry, you'll want this book. Melding two of the hottest trends in the industry—the widespread popularity of the SharePoint collaboration platform and the rapid rise of cloud computing—this practical guide shows developers how to extend their SharePoint solutions with the cloud's almost limitless capabilities. See how to get started, discover smart ways to leverage cloud data and services through Azure, start incorporating Twitter or LinkedIn into your solutions, find the best ways to secure everything, and much more....
You may regard cloud computing as an ideal way for your company to control IT costs, but do you know how private and secure this service really is? Not many people do. With Cloud Security and Privacy, you'll learn what's at stake when you trust your data to the cloud, and what you can do to keep your virtual infrastructure and web applications secure.
More and more companies are realizing the power and potential of Cloud computing as a viable way to save energy and money. This valuable book offers an in-depth look at a wide range of Cloud topics unlike any other book on the market. Examining how Cloud services allows users to pay as they go for exactly what they use, this guide explains how companies can easily scale their Cloud use up and down to fit their business requirements. After an introduction to Cloud computing, you'll discover how to prepare your environment for the Cloud and learn all about Office 365...
One or two office moves ago, I was able to see Seattle’ s football and baseball stadiums
from the window of my seventh-floor office. Built side-by-side during an economic
boom, these expensive and high-capacity facilities sit empty for the most part. By
my calculations, these buildings see peak usage one percent of the time at most. On
average, they’re empty . Hundreds of millions of dollars of capital sit idle. I use this
stadium analogy—and have done so many times over the last few years—to help
my audiences understand the business value of cloud computing....
Cloud drawing is a snap, and it's a great place to learn how to smudge your pencil lead when you are drawing. Don't miss the cloud drawing video at the end of the page. If the written guide is a little confusing the video guide at the bottom of the page should get you on the right track in no time. Step 1 - The cloud shape Create your shape using circular motions to define the outline.
What do you get when you cross a Mac with an iPad? OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. Its 200 new features include iPaddish goodies like dictation, Notification Center, and Reminders—but not a single page of instructions. Fortunately, David Pogue is back, with the expertise and humor that have made this the #1 bestselling Mac book for over 10 years straight.
Big-ticket changes. Twitter and Facebook intgration. Air-Play TV mirroring. Power Nap. Game Center. Documents in the Cloud. iMessages. Gatekeeper. If Apple wrote it, this book covers it....
The emergence of the networked information economy is unleashing two powerful forces. On one hand, easy access to high-speed networks is empowering individuals. People can now discover and consume information resources and services globally from their homes. Further, new social computing approaches are inviting people to share in the creation and edification of information on the Internet. Empowerment of the individual -- or consumerization -- is reducing the individual's reliance on traditional brick-and-mortar institutions in...
After a few months of respite brought about mainly by the provision of
longer-term liquidity by the Eurosystem in early 2012, the sovereign-debt
crisis intensified again in spring. However, financial markets have recovered
since July, helped by important policy decisions in the EU and the
announcement of further monetary easing on both sides of the Atlantic.
Sovereign yields in most vulnerable countries have receded somewhat since
summer. Risk appetite appears to have improved as stock markets have
recuperated the losses experienced earlier in the year.
Amazon's Kindle Fire HD combines the most popular e-reader and tablet features in one sleek package, and with this entertaining guide, you'll master everything the Fire has to offer. With loads of illustrations, step-by-step instructions, and savvy tips, you'll learn how to manage your media library in the cloud, find the coolest apps, and make the most of your Kindle Fire experience - no matter which model you choose