Get the fast facts that make learning Office 2010 plain and simple! This colorful, no-nonsense guide uses easy-to-follow steps and screenshots, and clear, concise language to show the simplest ways to get things done with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher, and OneNote. Here's WHAT You'll Learn Create documents, Web pages, and other publications Organize your e-mail, calendar, contacts and tasks Build spreadsheets to analyze and visualize data Set up a simple database Capture notes with ink, voice or text Here's HOW You'll Learn It Jump in wherever you need answers Easy-to-follow STEPS and SCREENSHOTS show exactly what to do Handy TIPS teach new techniques and shortcuts Quick TRY THIS! Exercises help you apply what you learn right away
Author: Katherine Murray
Publisher: Pearson Education
Provides detailed coverage of each Office 2016 module and offers advice on optimizing the applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, and Access.
Author: Peter Weverka
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-778–and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of Power BI data analysis and visualization. Designed for experienced BI professionals and data analysts ready to advance their status, Exam Ref focuses on the critical thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the MCSA level. Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives: Consume and transform data by using Power BI Desktop Model and visualize data Configure dashboards, reports, and apps in the Power BI Service This Microsoft Exam Ref: Organizes its coverage by exam objectives Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge you Assumes you have experience consuming and transforming data, modeling and visualizing data, and configuring dashboards using Excel and Power BI
Author: Daniil Maslyuk
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Experience learning made easy—and quickly teach yourself how to create impressive documents with Word 2007. With Step By Step, you set the pace—building and practicing the skills you need, just when you need them! Apply styles and themes to your document for a polished look Add graphics and text effects—and see a live preview Organize information with new SmartArt diagrams and charts Insert references, footnotes, indexes, a table of contents Send documents for review and manage revisions Turn your ideas into blogs, Web pages, and more Your all-in-one learning experience includes: Files for building skills and practicing the book’s lessons Fully searchable eBook Bonus quick reference to the Ribbon, the new Microsoft Office interface Windows Vista Product Guide eBook—plus more resources and extras on CD For customers who purchase an ebook version of this title, instructions for downloading the CD files can be found in the ebook.
Author: Joan Lambert,Joyce Cox
Publisher: Pearson Education
Voice user interfaces (VUIs) are becoming all the rage today. But how do you build one that people can actually converse with? Whether you’re designing a mobile app, a toy, or a device such as a home assistant, this practical book guides you through basic VUI design principles, helps you choose the right speech recognition engine, and shows you how to measure your VUI’s performance and improve upon it. Author Cathy Pearl also takes product managers, UX designers, and VUI designers into advanced design topics that will help make your VUI not just functional, but great. Understand key VUI design concepts, including command-and-control and conversational systems Decide if you should use an avatar or other visual representation with your VUI Explore speech recognition technology and its impact on your design Take your VUI above and beyond the basic exchange of information Learn practical ways to test your VUI application with users Monitor your app and learn how to quickly improve performance Get real-world examples of VUIs for home assistants, smartwatches, and car systems
Principles of Conversational Experiences
Author: Cathy Pearl
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Explore the great features of the all-new JIRA 7 to manage projects and effectively handle bugs and software issues About This Book Updated for JIRA 7, this book covers all the new features introduced in JIRA 7 with a dedicated chapter on JIRA Service Desk—one of the biggest new add-ons to JIRA This book lays a strong foundation to work with agile projects in JIRA from both the administrator and end user's perspective Work through step-by-step exercises at the end of each chapter for you to try out and reinforce your skills Who This Book Is For This book will be especially useful for project managers but it's also intended for other JIRA users, including developers, and any other industry besides software development, who would like to leverage JIRA's powerful task management and workflow features to better manage their business processes. What You Will Learn Understand JIRA's data hierarchy and how to design and work with projects in JIRA Plan and set up a new JIRA 7 instance from scratch for production use Using JIRA for agile software projects, business process management, customer service support, and more Understand issues and work with them Design both system and custom fields to behave differently under different contexts Create and design your own screens and apply them to different project and issue types Gain an understanding of the workflow and its various components Set up both incoming and outgoing mail servers to work with e-mails In Detail Atlassian JIRA is an enterprise-issue tracker system. One of its key strengths is its ability to adapt to the needs of the organization, ranging from building Atlassian application interfaces to providing a platform for add-ons to extend JIRA's capabilities. JIRA 7 Essentials, now in its fourth edition, provides a comprehensive explanation covering all major components of JIRA 7, which includes JIRA Software, JIRA Core, and JIRA Service Works. The book starts by explaining how to plan and set up a new JIRA 7 instance from scratch for production use before moving on to the more key features such as e-mails, workflows, business processes, and so on. Then you will understand JIRA's data hierarchy and how to design and work with projects in JIRA. Issues being the corner stone of using JIRA, you will gain a deep understanding of issues and their purpose. Then you will be introduced to fields and how to use custom fields for more effective data collections. You will then learn to create new screens from scratch and customize it to suit your needs. The book then covers workflows and business processes, and you will also be able to set up both incoming and outgoing mail servers to work with e-mails. Towards the end, we explain JIRA's security model and introduce you to one of JIRA's new add-ons: JIRA Service Desk, which allows you to run JIRA as a computer support portal. Style and approach This is a comprehensive, practical guide on using JIRA to efficiently manage all your projects. It provides clear, step-by-step explanations, and shows how you can use the various features of JIRA to manage your projects more efficiently.
Author: Patrick Li
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Zero in on the most cutting-edge trend in creature design for film and games: ZBrush! ZBrush allows you to develop a creature for film and games in realistic, 3D format. With this book, you will learn how to create a unique creature from start to finish and search for and repair any foreseeable problems. Clear instructions guide you through using Photoshop in combination with ZBrush to finely render a creature so you can see how it will appear on screen. Experienced ZBrush author and designer Scott Spencer shows you how to start with your concept in ZBrush as a preliminary digital model and then further refine it in Photoshop in order to fabricate a hyperrealistic image. Guides you through artistic concepts to visualize your creature Walks you through the process of conceptualizing a creature in ZBrush Details techniques for using Photoshop to refine your design Encourages you to use ZBrush as a sculpting and designing tool and then use Photoshop as a painting and finishing tool ZBrush Creature Design helps you bring your creature concepts to life.
Creating Dynamic Concept Imagery for Film and Games
Author: Scott Spencer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Data Mining for Business Analytics: Concepts, Techniques, and Applications in R presents an applied approach to data mining concepts and methods, using R software for illustration Readers will learn how to implement a variety of popular data mining algorithms in R (a free and open-source software) to tackle business problems and opportunities. This is the fifth version of this successful text, and the first using R. It covers both statistical and machine learning algorithms for prediction, classification, visualization, dimension reduction, recommender systems, clustering, text mining and network analysis. It also includes: • Two new co-authors, Inbal Yahav and Casey Lichtendahl, who bring both expertise teaching business analytics courses using R, and data mining consulting experience in business and government • Updates and new material based on feedback from instructors teaching MBA, undergraduate, diploma and executive courses, and from their students • More than a dozen case studies demonstrating applications for the data mining techniques described • End-of-chapter exercises that help readers gauge and expand their comprehension and competency of the material presented • A companion website with more than two dozen data sets, and instructor materials including exercise solutions, PowerPoint slides, and case solutions www.dataminingbook.com Data Mining for Business Analytics: Concepts, Techniques, and Applications in R is an ideal textbook for graduate and upper-undergraduate level courses in data mining, predictive analytics, and business analytics. This new edition is also an excellent reference for analysts, researchers, and practitioners working with quantitative methods in the fields of business, finance, marketing, computer science, and information technology. “ This book has by far the most comprehensive review of business analytics methods that I have ever seen, covering everything from classical approaches such as linear and logistic regression, through to modern methods like neural networks, bagging and boosting, and even much more business specific procedures such as social network analysis and text mining. If not the bible, it is at the least a definitive manual on the subject.” Gareth M. James, University of Southern California and co-author (with Witten, Hastie and Tibshirani) of the best-selling book An Introduction to Statistical Learning, with Applications in R Galit Shmueli, PhD, is Distinguished Professor at National Tsing Hua University’s Institute of Service Science. She has designed and instructed data mining courses since 2004 at University of Maryland, Statistics.com, Indian School of Business, and National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan. Professor Shmueli is known for her research and teaching in business analytics, with a focus on statistical and data mining methods in information systems and healthcare. She has authored over 70 publications including books. Peter C. Bruce is President and Founder of the Institute for Statistics Education at Statistics.com. He has written multiple journal articles and is the developer of Resampling Stats software. He is the author of Introductory Statistics and Analytics: A Resampling Perspective (Wiley) and co-author of Practical Statistics for Data Scientists: 50 Essential Concepts (O’Reilly). Inbal Yahav, PhD, is Professor at the Graduate School of Business Administration at Bar-Ilan University, Israel. She teaches courses in social network analysis, advanced research methods, and software quality assurance. Dr. Yahav received her PhD in Operations Research and Data Mining from the University of Maryland, College Park. Nitin R. Patel, PhD, is Chairman and cofounder of Cytel, Inc., based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. A Fellow of the American Statistical Association, Dr. Patel has also served as a Visiting Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and at Harvard University. He is a Fellow of the Computer Society of India and was a professor at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, for 15 years. Kenneth C. Lichtendahl, Jr., PhD, is Associate Professor at the University of Virginia. He is the Eleanor F. and Phillip G. Rust Professor of Business Administration and teaches MBA courses in decision analysis, data analysis and optimization, and managerial quantitative analysis. He also teaches executive education courses in strategic analysis and decision-making, and managing the corporate aviation function.
Concepts, Techniques, and Applications in R
Author: Galit Shmueli,Peter C. Bruce,Inbal Yahav,Nitin R. Patel,Kenneth C. Lichtendahl, Jr.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Screenshots offer step-by-step instructions for tackling over two hundred Microsoft Office 2016 tasks, including formatting text, creating presentations, building spreadsheets, and emailing.
Author: Elaine Marmel
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Fuller and Cook help you unlock the magic of databases so you can manage it all and make it useful with the tools in Access 2016. This guide will help you organize your data, produce reports that make you look like a genius, and create forms that enable your staff to enter and manage more data.
Author: Laurie Ulrich Fuller,Ken Cook
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Social Media for Fashion Marketing uses cutting edge case studies and detailed interviews to show how the business of fashion is changing in the digital landscape. Bendoni (@BendoniStyle) also considers the psychological impact of being a hyper-connected consumer and the generational gaps in social media communication. Using academic research alongside her 25 years of fashion marketing experience to offer a clear picture of the changing narrative of storytelling, social confirmation, digital nesting and how to use data to shape a brand's online presence.With practical and critical thinking activities to hone your skills into professional practice, this is the ultimate guide to social marketing, promotion, SEO, branding and communication.Featured topics- Rules of Digital Storytelling- Rethinking Gamification- Strategic Digital Marketing- The Role of Citizen Journalists- The Social Media Looking Glass- World of Influencer Marketing- Visual Consumption Economy- Global Perspective of Social Media
Storytelling in a Digital World
Author: Wendy K. Bendoni
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Business & Economics
The most outspoken and combative coach in NBA history—and one of the most successful, amassing more than 1,175 victories, the sixth best winning record ever—reflects on his life, his career, and his battles on and off the basketball court in this no-holds-barred memoir A man of deep passion and intensity, George Karl earned his bad boy reputation while playing at the University of North Carolina, a rap that continued through the five years he spent with the San Antonio Spurs—and long after he stopped playing. Karl’s beery nights, fistfights, and barking followed him into a thirty-five-year coaching career. In a game defined by big stakes and bigger egos, rabid fans and an unforgiving media, Karl was hired and fired a dozen times. After leading a team beset by injuries and with no superstar to its best season of all time—an achievement that earned Karl the title NBA Coach of the Year—he was dumped by the Denver Nuggets in 2013. Less than a year and a half later, Karl was at the helm of the Sacramento Kings, snarling and bellowing on the sidelines before being cut loose in May 2016. Intense, obstinate, and loud, Karl has never backed down from a confrontation, whether with management, officials, or star players, as NBA legends from Allan Iverson to Gary Payton to Carmelo Anthony to Demarcus Cousins can attest. Telling his story, Karl holds nothing back as he speaks out about the game that has defined his life, including the greed, selfishness, and ass-covering he believes are characteristic of the modern NBA player, and the rampant corruption that leads all the way to the office of the NBA commissioner, David Stern. Karl also reveals how he’s learned to deal with the personalities, the pressure, and the setbacks with a resilience he acquired from his three bouts with cancer. Raw, hard-hitting, and brutally honest, Furious George is as thrilling, unpredictable, and entertaining as the game that has defined Karl’s life.
My Forty Years Surviving NBA Divas, Clueless GMs, and Poor Shot Selection
Author: George Karl,Curt Sampson
Category: Sports & Recreation
This training and reference guide will provide an overview of Microsoft Project 2013, from a project manager's perspective. It is also an excellent preparation guide for Microsoft Exam 74-343: Managing Projects with Microsoft Project 2013. Project Assistants has been providing Project Management Theory and Microsoft Project training material for our training courses since the release of Microsoft Project version 3 (1993). Prior to the release of Microsoft Project 2013, we were surprised to find that there were no hands-on training manuals available for Microsoft Project 2010 that also covered the enterprise features used in Microsoft Project Professional and Project Web Application. This guide has been created to serve as that comprehensive reference and training guide, assembling content and best practices honed over many years of Microsoft Project and general project management training. Many training guides on technology are primarily manuals on features and functions of the software. The goal of this book is to show why those features and functions are important from a project management standpoint (based on PMI's Project Management Body of Knowledge, PMBOK), and then demonstrate how to effectively leverage that value. When used cover-to-cover, this text serves as a comprehensive guide to running a project from initiation to closeout with guides along the way for how to use Microsoft Project. The information in this book was selected based on our 20+ years of project management and Microsoft Project consulting experience, and covers Microsoft Project 2013 Standard, Microsoft Project 2013 Professional, Microsoft Project Server 2013, Microsoft Project Web Application 2013 (PWA) and Microsoft Project Online 2013 for Office 365.
A Training and Reference Guide for Project Managers Using Standard, Professional, Server, Web Application and Project Online
Author: Gus Cicala
Category: Microsoft Project
Being an exotic dancer is not for everyone. So many are blinded by dollar signs and the chances of heavy rain, that only when you're suspended in air, overlooking the jaws of the treacherous jungle will you encounter the truth. You either sink or swim, eat or be eaten.
Author: Darius Allen
Publisher: Varsity Club Publishing
This book is suitable for both Excel beginners and seasoned experts. In this Excel 2016 book you'll learn how to use and apply advanced Excel skills to construct a robust Excel business application that would be well beyond the powers of most advanced Excel users. Even if you only have very basic Excel skills, the book is designed in such a way that you'll be able to construct a complex, polished professional Excel 2016 application. In constructing this project you'll discover new and interesting ways to use many of Excel 2016's more powerful and complex features. This book will teach you best-practice when applying your Excel skills to large real-world projects. This book won't only teach you Excel skills. You'll also learn a best-practice design and development methodology that will stand you in good stead when working on future Excel projects. What you will learn Most Excel tutorials and reference books teach how to use individual Excel features but don't show how you can combine them into a robust and complex Excel application. In this book you will combine 80 key Excel skills to produce a single advanced Excel application. Here are just a few of the skills you'll use: Create a custom color set. Use custom formats. Use Spin Button and Check Box form controls. Define named ranges and named cells. Use the Name Manager to view, delete and edit range names. Create a drop-down list using a list validation. Use and understand the practical use of over 20 Excel functions including VLOOKUP, COUNTIF, DAY, MONTH, DATE, IFERROR, CHAR, IF, IFERROR, LEN, MOD, ROW, TEXT and WEEKDAY. Understand date serial numbers. Understand precedence rules. Format date serial numbers using a custom format. Create a formula-driven conditional format. Use the conditional format Rules Manager. Calculate the correct date (in any year) for Martin Luther King Day, President's Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving Day, New Year's Day, Independence Day, Christmas Day and Veterans Day, Easter Sunday and Memorial Day. Use structured table references. Concatenate text. Calculate the phases of the moon using Synodic Months and the MOD function. Create user-friendly validation error messages. Use Smart Tags. Lock cells, hide columns, hide entire worksheets and protect worksheets to prevent users from making unwanted changes. Companies who have taken Smart Method courses include: AOL Time Warner, The United States Army, Daimler Chrysler, Motorola, HSBC, Barclays, American Express, Allied Irish Banks, Imperial Tobacco, Volvo, The BBC, British Petroleum, The Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Unilever, The Institute of Chartered Accountants, The Ministry of Defence, Keele University, Deutsche Bank, HBOS, Transport For London, The Performing Rights Society, Scottish Power, The Office of the Parliamentary Ombudsman, BAE Systems, RBS, The British Museum, The National Gallery, Pokerstars, Marks & Spencer, Virgin, O2, BMW... and many, many others.
Courseware Tutorial for Self-Instruction to Beginner and Intermediate Level
Author: Mike Smart
Understanding, Managing, and Motivating Your New Workforce
Author: Eric Chester
Category: Employee motivation