Microsoft Windows 7: Visual QuickStart Guide

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This concise guide covers every edition of Windows 7 in Visual QuickStart style, with plenty of screenshots, numbered steps, tips, and sidebars. You'll learn how to use new and updated features, including the redesigned taskbar; jump lists; libraries; federated search; desktop gadgets; window-management shortcuts; and the improved versions of Internet Explorer, Mail, Messenger, Photo Gallery, Movie Maker, and Media Player. You'll also find information on setup; installation; upgrading from other Windows versions; troubleshooting; hardware; and organizing your documents, music, photos, and videos. Laptop and mobile users will learn how to connect from the road, jump onto a public wireless network, and conserve battery power. Author Chris Fehily also walks you through setting up a network or homegroup, connecting to the internet, configuring routers and firewalls, and hooking up printers and other devices. You'll learn how to use security features to protect your PC and network and share files while keeping personal stuff private.
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About the author

Chris Fehily is a writer and consultant based in San Francisco.
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Peachpit Press
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Sep 8, 2009
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576
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9780132712569
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English
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Computers / Operating Systems / Windows Desktop
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Perfect for end users, analysts,  data scientists, and app developers, this best-selling guide will get you up and running with SQL, the language of databases. You'll find general concepts, practical answers, and clear explanations of what the various SQL statements can do. Hundreds of examples of varied difficulty encourage you to experiment and explore. Full-color SQL code listings help you see the elements and structure of the language. You can download the sample database to follow along with the author's examples.


- Covers Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, IBM DB2, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Microsoft Access.

- Learn the core language for standard SQL, and variations for the most widely used database systems.

- Organize your database in terms of the relational model.

- Master tables, columns, rows, and keys.

- Retrieve, sort, and format data.- Filter the data that you don't want to see.

- Convert and manipulate data with SQL's built-in functions and operators.

- Use aggregate functions to summarize data.

- Create complex SQL statements by using joins, subqueries, constraints, conditional logic, and metadata.

- Create, alter, and drop tables, indexes, and views.

- Insert, update, delete, and merge data.

- Execute transactions to maintain the integrity of your data.

- Avoid common pitfalls involving nulls.

- Troubleshoot and optimize queries.

- Plenty of tips, tricks, and timesavers.

- Fully cross-referenced, linked, and searchable.


Contents

Introduction

1. Running SQL Programs

2. The Relational Model

3. SQL Basics

4. Retrieving Data from a Table

5. Operators and Functions

6. Summarizing and Grouping Data

7. Joins

8. Subqueries

9. Set Operations

10. Inserting, Updating, and Deleting Rows

11. Creating, Altering, and Dropping Tables

12. Indexes

13. Views

14. Transactions


Get up to speed fast with SQL, the language of databases. Bestselling author Chris Fehily teaches you just the parts of SQL that you need to know. Quick, learn-by-example lessons start with simple data retrieval and sorting, move on to filtering and grouping, and then build to more-advanced topics, including joins, subqueries, views, and transactions. Whether you're an analyst, developer, data scientist, or Microsoft Office user, you'll find straightforward, practical answers. You can download the sample database to follow along with the examples.


- Covers Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, IBM DB2, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Microsoft Access.

- Learn the core language for standard SQL, and variations for the most widely used database systems.

- Organize your database in terms of the relational model.

- Master tables, columns, rows, and keys.

- Retrieve, sort, and format data.

- Filter the data that you don't want to see.

- Convert and manipulate data with SQL's built-in functions and operators.

- Use aggregate functions to summarize data.

- Create complex SQL statements by using joins, subqueries, constraints, conditional logic, and metadata.

- Create, alter, and drop tables, indexes, and views.

- Insert, update, delete, and merge data.

- Execute transactions to maintain the integrity of your data.

- Avoid common pitfalls involving nulls.

- Troubleshoot and optimize queries.

- Plenty of tips, tricks, and timesavers.

- Fully cross-referenced, linked, and searchable.


Contents

1. Introduction

2. Database Basics

3. SQL Basics

4. Retrieving Data from a Table

5. Sorting Rows

6. Filtering Rows

7. Combining and Negating Conditions

8. Pattern Matching

9. More Ways to Filter Rows

10. Operators and Functions

11. Working with Functions

12. Evaluating Conditional Values

13. Summarizing Data

14. Grouping Data

15. Joining Tables

16. Working with Joins

17. Subqueries

18. Combining Queries

19. Inserting Rows

20. Updating and Deleting Rows

21. Creating and Changing Tables

22. Indexes

23. Views

24. Transactions

A. The Sample Database

B. Running SQL Programs

C. Data Types


The clear, friendly, visual guide to using and personalizing Windows 7 - 100% focused on what you really want to do with Windows 7!

Full-color, step-by-step tasks teach you how to do what you want, find what you need, run media like a breeze, connect with anyone, and make your whole computing experience smooth and seamless Packed with screen captures that show you exactly what to do Walks through connecting devices and networks, securely sharing content, and troubleshooting problems

This easy, visual tutorial doesn't just introduce new users to Windows 7: it shows how to use Windows 7's coolest new features to personalize your experience around the way you live and work. You learn how to get connected to people, places, and other devices, run Windows 7 efficiently, find what you need to run media like a breeze simplify the way you manage your life and commitments create a computing experience that's smoother, more seamless, and more fun. The book walks step-by-step through each key task you need to master, from getting comfortable with the Windows 7 desktop through connectivity, security, mobility, personalization, upgrades, troubleshooting, and much more. This book's step-by-step instructions link to callouts of Windows screen captures that show exactly what to do. Tips and Notes help you discover shortcuts and techniques you'll never find on your own, and Help features guide you past common Windows 7 problems. This book is designed for anyone just starting out with Windows 7 at home or at work, no matter how much experience you have with previous versions - or how little.

This cookbook of advanced techniques is for anyone who knows the basics of SQL and wants to move beyond simple SELECT-FROM-WHERE queries. You'll find solutions to problems that analysts, app developers, and database programmers often face, from simple tasks, like picking random rows, to complex operations, like traversing hierarchies. Each recipe includes a discussion of the underlying logic, important concepts, and best practices. Take full advantage of standard (ANSI/ISO) SQL, or use DBMS-specific features that dramatically extend the power of standard SQL. Use the scores of code examples directly in real-world DBMS applications, or as a source of insight for related problems.


- Covers Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, IBM DB2, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Microsoft Access.

- Implement cross-platform solutions in standard SQL, or DBMS-specific solutions for your particular system.

- Full-color SQL code listings help you see the elements and structure of the language.

- Download the sample database and code listings to follow along with the author's examples.

- Plenty of tips, tricks, and timesavers.

- Fully cross-referenced, linked, and searchable.


Contents

Introduction

1. Running SQL Programs

2. Calculating Running Statistics

3. Generating Sequences

4. Finding Sequences, Runs, and Regions

5. Limiting the Number of Rows Returned

6. Assigning Ranks

7. Calculating a Trimmed Mean

8. Picking Random Rows

9. Handling Duplicates

10. Creating a Telephone List

11. Retrieving Metadata

12. Working with Dates

13. Calculating a Median

14. Finding Extreme Values

15. Changing Running Statistics Midstream

16. Pivoting Results

17. Working with Hierarchies


Perfect for end users, analysts,  data scientists, and app developers, this best-selling guide will get you up and running with SQL, the language of databases. You'll find general concepts, practical answers, and clear explanations of what the various SQL statements can do. Hundreds of examples of varied difficulty encourage you to experiment and explore. Full-color SQL code listings help you see the elements and structure of the language. You can download the sample database to follow along with the author's examples.


- Covers Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, IBM DB2, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Microsoft Access.

- Learn the core language for standard SQL, and variations for the most widely used database systems.

- Organize your database in terms of the relational model.

- Master tables, columns, rows, and keys.

- Retrieve, sort, and format data.- Filter the data that you don't want to see.

- Convert and manipulate data with SQL's built-in functions and operators.

- Use aggregate functions to summarize data.

- Create complex SQL statements by using joins, subqueries, constraints, conditional logic, and metadata.

- Create, alter, and drop tables, indexes, and views.

- Insert, update, delete, and merge data.

- Execute transactions to maintain the integrity of your data.

- Avoid common pitfalls involving nulls.

- Troubleshoot and optimize queries.

- Plenty of tips, tricks, and timesavers.

- Fully cross-referenced, linked, and searchable.


Contents

Introduction

1. Running SQL Programs

2. The Relational Model

3. SQL Basics

4. Retrieving Data from a Table

5. Operators and Functions

6. Summarizing and Grouping Data

7. Joins

8. Subqueries

9. Set Operations

10. Inserting, Updating, and Deleting Rows

11. Creating, Altering, and Dropping Tables

12. Indexes

13. Views

14. Transactions


Get up to speed fast with SQL, the language of databases. Bestselling author Chris Fehily teaches you just the parts of SQL that you need to know. Quick, learn-by-example lessons start with simple data retrieval and sorting, move on to filtering and grouping, and then build to more-advanced topics, including joins, subqueries, views, and transactions. Whether you're an analyst, developer, data scientist, or Microsoft Office user, you'll find straightforward, practical answers. You can download the sample database to follow along with the examples.


- Covers Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, IBM DB2, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Microsoft Access.

- Learn the core language for standard SQL, and variations for the most widely used database systems.

- Organize your database in terms of the relational model.

- Master tables, columns, rows, and keys.

- Retrieve, sort, and format data.

- Filter the data that you don't want to see.

- Convert and manipulate data with SQL's built-in functions and operators.

- Use aggregate functions to summarize data.

- Create complex SQL statements by using joins, subqueries, constraints, conditional logic, and metadata.

- Create, alter, and drop tables, indexes, and views.

- Insert, update, delete, and merge data.

- Execute transactions to maintain the integrity of your data.

- Avoid common pitfalls involving nulls.

- Troubleshoot and optimize queries.

- Plenty of tips, tricks, and timesavers.

- Fully cross-referenced, linked, and searchable.


Contents

1. Introduction

2. Database Basics

3. SQL Basics

4. Retrieving Data from a Table

5. Sorting Rows

6. Filtering Rows

7. Combining and Negating Conditions

8. Pattern Matching

9. More Ways to Filter Rows

10. Operators and Functions

11. Working with Functions

12. Evaluating Conditional Values

13. Summarizing Data

14. Grouping Data

15. Joining Tables

16. Working with Joins

17. Subqueries

18. Combining Queries

19. Inserting Rows

20. Updating and Deleting Rows

21. Creating and Changing Tables

22. Indexes

23. Views

24. Transactions

A. The Sample Database

B. Running SQL Programs

C. Data Types


Perfect for new and experienced users, this no-fluff guide to the Google Nexus 7 tablet is packed with tips and details on apps, services, settings, and documents. You'll also find step-by-step instructions for dictating, networking, sharing, troubleshooting, going online, and using Google Now.


New apps and features covered include Camera, Clock, Google Keep, Android Device Manager, Play Games, Quick Settings, Lock-screen widgets, multiple users, restricted profiles, HDMI screen mirroring, external displays, Miracast, wireless charging, app verification, gesture typing, printing, cellular (LTE/HSPA+) connections, privacy options, Hangouts, the notification light, the remodeled Google Play store, and the updated versions of Chrome, Gmail, and Maps.


- Covers all Nexus 7 models and Android 4.4 (KitKat).

- Covers all Google Play edition (pure Android) tablets, including the LG G Pad 8.3.

- Master the Home screen, Lock screen, and multitouch gestures.- Secure your data from thieves, snoops, and rogue apps.

- Locate a lost or stolen Nexus remotely.

- Work with onscreen or wireless keyboards.

- Get instant search results for documents, pictures, music, mail, apps, contacts, and more.

- Summon Google Now to get personalized information when you need it.

- Ask Google Search to find nearby businesses, set alarms, search the web, and more.

- Dictate anywhere that you can type.

- Connect to wireless networks with a few taps.

- Set up cellular, Bluetooth, and VPN connections.

- Mirror your tablet's screen to your TV.

- Back up your data to the cloud.

- Transfer files to and from your Windows PC or Apple Mac computer.

- Sync your documents, mail, contacts, appointments, reminders, notes, and messages wirelessly across your computers and mobile devices.

- See all your notifications in one place.

- Browse the web with Chrome.

- Watch and subscribe to videos on the YouTube app.

- Send, receive, and manage your email with Gmail or Email.

- Chat with family and friends on Hangouts.

- Post to Twitter or Facebook right from the app you're using.

- Manage your day-to-day life with Calendar, People, Google Keep, and Clock.

- Find your way with Maps.

- Download apps, games, and updates from the Google Play store.

- Connect to Google's online multiplayer social gaming network.

- Play music, movies, TV shows, and other media downloaded from the Google Play store.

- Capture, edit, and share photos and videos with Camera and Gallery.

- Care for your Nexus and troubleshoot problems.

- Plenty of tips, tricks, and timesavers.- Fully cross-referenced, linked, and searchable.


Contents

1. Getting Started with Your Nexus 7

2. Touring Your Nexus

3. Securing Your Nexus

4. Typing & Editing

5. Wireless & Network Connections

6. Managing Your Accounts & Data

7. Connecting to Computers

8. Getting Notifications

9. Google Now

10. Google Search

11. Browsing the Web with Chrome

12. Watching YouTube Videos

13. Email, Messaging & Keeping in Touch

14. Organizing Your Life

15. Shopping for Apps, Games & Media

16. Maps & Navigation

17. Shooting, Viewing & Managing Photos

18. Nexus Care & Troubleshooting


This cookbook of advanced techniques is for anyone who knows the basics of SQL and wants to move beyond simple SELECT-FROM-WHERE queries. You'll find solutions to problems that analysts, app developers, and database programmers often face, from simple tasks, like picking random rows, to complex operations, like traversing hierarchies. Each recipe includes a discussion of the underlying logic, important concepts, and best practices. Take full advantage of standard (ANSI/ISO) SQL, or use DBMS-specific features that dramatically extend the power of standard SQL. Use the scores of code examples directly in real-world DBMS applications, or as a source of insight for related problems.


- Covers Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, IBM DB2, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Microsoft Access.

- Implement cross-platform solutions in standard SQL, or DBMS-specific solutions for your particular system.

- Full-color SQL code listings help you see the elements and structure of the language.

- Download the sample database and code listings to follow along with the author's examples.

- Plenty of tips, tricks, and timesavers.

- Fully cross-referenced, linked, and searchable.


Contents

Introduction

1. Running SQL Programs

2. Calculating Running Statistics

3. Generating Sequences

4. Finding Sequences, Runs, and Regions

5. Limiting the Number of Rows Returned

6. Assigning Ranks

7. Calculating a Trimmed Mean

8. Picking Random Rows

9. Handling Duplicates

10. Creating a Telephone List

11. Retrieving Metadata

12. Working with Dates

13. Calculating a Median

14. Finding Extreme Values

15. Changing Running Statistics Midstream

16. Pivoting Results

17. Working with Hierarchies


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