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AppDev – Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services 2008

Posted: 17 Dec 2009 01:18 PM PST

AppDev – Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services 2008
English | WMV1 800×600 (4:3) @512Kbps | MP3 96Kbps 44Khz | ISO | 1.7Gb

n this course, you will learn how to use SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services. Explore its basic architecture and gain a basic understanding of the components of SSRS 2008. You'll then explore tabular and list reports that employ datasets and data regions. As you progress you'll learn to add custom expressions, custom functions and format your reports using Visual Studio 2008 and SQL Server 2008 Business Intelligence Studio. The reports you create in the course will employ shared data sources, interactive sorting, and drill-down capabilities. You'll then understand how Reporting Services parameters work and create parameters in ad-hoc SQL.

Course includes 42+ hours of total training time…

* 12 modules of training
* Over 14 hours of media runtime
* Over 500 pages of printable courseware
* Step-by-step hands-on-labs
* Sample code

Body Language by David Deangelo 4 DVD(s)

Posted: 17 Dec 2009 12:20 PM PST

Body Language by David Deangelo 4 DVD(s)
RMVB | 4 DVD | 1.38 GB


CreativeCOW- Internet Killed the Video Star A Guide to Creating Video for the Web

Posted: 17 Dec 2009 12:00 PM PST

CreativeCOW- Internet Killed the Video Star A Guide to Creating Video for the Web
.FLV | 3Gb

Platform: Mac, Windows
No matter what kind of video you do, you need this disk! Creative Cow’s Aharon Rabinowitz shows you what you need to make your video look its best in Flash, on the web, and for podcasts. This is the real-world stuff you need to know, from one of the industry’s most respected leaders and most engaging teachers.
You’ll learn how to get you video content on the web, looking as good as it possibly can, ready to reach the largest audience possible. The DVD covers video compression, creating and working with Flash Video, and formatting and distributing video podcasts. There’s also a full section on creating video tutorials and demonstrations.
In all, it’s over 4.5 hours of training to keep the internet from killing your video.
Building the foundation to improve your web video.

1. Cooking Light for Video Compression
Avoid some of the most common mistakes made when compressing video for the web.

2A. Weapons of Mass Compression (pt. 1)
Video formats and codecs, as well as how your target audience effects which ones you choose in the compression process.

2B. Weapons of Mass Compression (pt. 2)
Options common to virtually all compression programs.

3. Advanced Compression Tools
How these can be used to create high-quality video for the web.

4. Audio for Compressed Video
Plus tips for getting the most bang for your buck. Also covered is how playing air guitar seems like a good idea until you watch yourself on video. Then it becomes terribly embarrassing.

5. Streaming Vs. Progressive Download
The pros and cons of using each method of distribution.

6. Compression Settings and Presets
Both Advanced compression tools (such as Sorenson Squeeze) and the formats’ native applications (such as QuickTime Pro) are covered.

II. Working With Flash Video
Creating Flash video in different applications, and integrating that video with your website. Aharon also walks you through some of the pitfalls you might find along the way.

1. Intro to Flash Video
The differences between the two flash movie formats, Flash SWF and Flash FLV, the pros and cons of each, and when to use each of them.

2A. Creating Flash video with Flash (Pt.1)
Create Flash SWF banners for your website in Adobe Flash.

2B. Creating Flash video with Flash (Pt.2)
Create FLV movies and SWF players in Adobe Flash, as well as how to batch convert video to the FLV format using the Flash Video Encoder.

3. Adding Player Controls to already existing Flash Video
This is especially useful for anyone creating FLVs in the Flash Video Encoder or any compression software that does not generate a video player.

4. Creating Flash Video with Sorenson Squeeze
Also covered is an introduction to On2 Flix Pro, a very popular Flash compression tool.

5. Creating Flash Video with Camtasia Studio
Camtasia Studio is a very popular screen capture tool available for Windows. This tutorial is only meant for people creating tutorials using Camtasia. Others can skip it.

6. Adding Flash Video to a Website
Aharon also covers adding other video formats to websites, as well. He also walks you through some of the biggest challenges faced in this process.

III. Video Podcasting
Podcasting from start to finish: how to create and format podcasts, how to create and update an RSS feed, how to distribute your podcast, and some advice on video resolution.

1. Introduction to Podcasting
How podcasting allows you to reach a global audience. If you???‚¬?„?re name is Steve, you???‚¬?„?ll especially enjoy this one. If not, it???‚¬?„?s still pretty useful.

2. Specifications for iPod Video
How the iPod video format was developed, and learn about the differences between video that can play on an iPod and Video that is meant for distribution as a podcast.

3. Encoding the Video
In this video, Aharon walks you through the process of encoding iPod video in several different software applications.

4. Creating the RSS Feed
Learn how to create an iTunes compatible RSS feed using Feed For All, an RSS feed generation program. You???‚¬?„?ll also learn about the different files needed for podcasting through iTunes.

5. Working with the RSS Feed
Editing RSS feeds, and using any existing iTunes compatible RSS feed on the web to build your own RSS feed.

6. Distributing your Podcast
Use iTunes and other podcast listing services. Also covered is podcast subscription, publicity, and how some of the best advice can be found in cartoons.

7. Some Advice on Podcast Resolution
In addition to podcast resolution, Aharon discusses the Apple iPhone???‚¬?„?s ???‚¬?"wide screen???‚¬HT? resolution, how it differs from standard wide screen, and how it will affect the way you format your content.

IV. Creating Video Tutorials
In this section of the DVD, Aharon addresses the most common question he gets asked: ???‚¬?"How do you make you???‚¬?„?re tutorials????‚¬HT? He???‚¬?„?ll walk you through every aspect of his process, from start to finish. Be warned: This may kill the magic.

1. Tutorial Pre-Production
Aharon’s philosophy of good tutorial making, as well as the steps he takes before getting started. Also covered is choosing a topic, project organization, and how to sound like you actually know what you???‚¬?„?re talking about. Really.

2. Working with Audio
Even if you use a different software application, this will introduce you to some very important audio tools common to most audio-editing software, including enhancing your audio for maximum clarity and impact.

3. Screen Capture
Planning ahead can really make a difference in the entire process. Plus, how you can take a break from recording without anyone ever noticing.

4. Editing the Video
Editing video, and formatting it for the iPod. If you???‚¬?„?ve wondered how Aharon creates natural feeling Zooms and Pans in his tutorials, then you won???‚¬?„?t want to miss this.

5. Compression and Final Delivery
In the final video of this DVD, Aharon shows you how he compresses his rendered video for both the large format Flash version and video podcasts.

The Gnomon Workshop – Shake: Effective Keying Techniques

Posted: 17 Dec 2009 10:52 AM PST

The Gnomon Workshop – Shake: Effective Keying Techniques | 1,9 Gb | Hotfile

In this lecture, visual effects artist Matt Linder discusses the essential keying concepts in Shake. Matt explores each of Shake’s keying nodes in great detail, and discusses how to apply them to production shots. Matt explains the concepts of hard mattes and soft mattes and how they are used to equalize the detail of your matte. He shares tricks for edge detail work such as hair, despilling green or blue spill on the foreground subject, maintaining or inserting reflections, and depth of field issues. Matt shows how to utilize multiple keyed mattes to obtain a seamless composite of foreground and background. Included in this DVD are many real-world production examples of blue screen, green screen, sky replacement and color replacement.

Over 3 hours of lecture.

Topics Covered
Keying Nodes Details
Multiple Key Mattes
Hard Mattes & Soft Mattes
Despill Techniques
Edge Detail Techniques
Keying for Color Changes

01: Introduction to Keying
02: Luma Keying
03: Chroma Keying
04: Keying with Keylight
05: Keying with Primatte
06: Removing Despill
07: Keying to Target Colors
08: Z Depth Keying
09: Car Interior Composite
10: Depth of Field Composite
11: More Keying Examples

Instructor Bio
Matt Linder has worked on over fifty feature films, including Elektra, Garfield, X-Men 2, Daredevil, Ghost Ship and Scooby Doo. Matt got his start at Kodak's Motion Picture Film division in Hollywood, where he learned all aspects of motion picture film and cinematography. Later he joined Kodak's Cineon team where he contributed to the birth of digital compositing. From there Matt went to Pacific Title and Art Studio as Lead Compositor and Effects Artist for four years. Currently Matt works as a Lead Lighting Technical Director at Rhythm & Hues, where he is sequence lighting the film The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. When Matt is not pushing pixels, he’s pushing sound waves around LA with his music projects “The Mood of Space” and “Nerve Picnic”.


The Gnomon Workshop – Visual Effects Compositing Fundamentals

Posted: 17 Dec 2009 10:41 AM PST

The Gnomon Workshop – Visual Effects Compositing Fundamentals | 1,6 Gb | Hotfile

In this introductory DVD, seasoned compositor Gary Jackemuk teaches the fundamentals of compositing with an emphasis on production. Gary starts by creating a sample composite, discussing the essentials of digital formats and color space. From there, Gary illustrates the process of using mattes generated by both 3D applications and live-action plates. He discusses the details of combining and layering by looking at the mathematics behind the most frequently used operators. The DVD covers color operations, filters, transformations and various methods of generating mattes. By walking you through a few composites, Gary shows you how these techniques are applied to actual visual effects production tasks. Although Gary uses Shake to demonstrate these compositing fundamentals, the techniques are applicable to any compositing package, including Digital Fusion, Flame/Inferno and After Effects.

Topics Covered
* Bit-depths and Image Resolutions
* Premultiplication
* Color Space
* Concatenation
* Composite Operations
* Color Operations
* Filters
* Transform Operations
* Matte Generation

1. Introduction to Compositing
2. Introduction to the Shake Interface
3. Bit-Depth, Resolutions, Formats and Compression
4. Linear & Non-Linear Color-Space
5. Pre-Multiplication
6. Concatenation
7. Composite Operations
8. Color Operations
9. Filters
10. Transform Operations
11. Matte Generation

Instructor Bio
Gary Jackemuk has worked in the visual effects industry for over 15 years. Starting as graphics developer at Wavefront, he has worked in all aspects of CGI Production at such companies as Digital Domain, Dream Quest, Rhythm & Hues, and now with his own company, JackLabs. Gary is an accomplished compositor who is proficient in multiple packages including Shake, Flame/Inferno and Digital Fusion. He has contributed to numerous major productions including Interview with the Vampire, Apollo 13, Dante's Peak, and Titanic. More recently, Gary's work has been seen in Cat in the Hat, Van Helsing and The Chronicles of Riddick. In recent years, his personal interests in photography have directed his artistic skills back into the 3D arena where he has been working more closely with lighting and rendering in the CGI Pipeline.


Cartoon Smart 3 Simple Webdesign Courses

Posted: 17 Dec 2009 10:39 AM PST

Documentary | Discovery Channdel – Ants : The Ultimate Guide

Posted: 17 Dec 2009 09:52 AM PST

Documentary | Discovery Channdel – Ants : The Ultimate Guide | 700MB

All the ants on earth put together would weigh as much as all the humans. Older than the dinosaurs, they are the rulers of the small places of our planet. With over ten thousand known species, and perhaps as many not yet discovered, ants display some of the most amazing adaptations in the natural world. With its trademark computer animations, The Ultimate Guide reveals the marvels of ant anatomy and, with stunning microphotography, takes viewers into their realm.

Produced and directed by Karen Partridge
Narrated by Will Lyman
Written by David Helton
Edited by Darren Flaxstone
Music by Nigel Beaham-Powell and Bella Russel
52 minutes, English audio, 1999

Technical Specs
Video Codec: DivX
Video Bitrate: 1273 Kbps
Video Resolution: 640×400
Video Aspect Ratio: 1.6 / 8:5
Video Framerate: 25
Quality Factor: 0.20 b/px
Audio: English
Audio Codec: Lame MP3
Audio Bitrate: 128 kb/s @ 48KHz
Audio Channels: 2
Runtime per Part: 52 minutes
Number of Parts: 1
Part Size: 525 MB (3/4 CDR)
Ripped by: PolarBear

CBT.Shell Perl PHP Python Scripting

Posted: 17 Dec 2009 09:00 AM PST

CBT.Shell Perl PHP Python Scripting | 1.21 GB

As an aspiring or seasoned Linux | Unix | Windows engineer, you will inevitably encounter the need to automate processes, routines, tasks, etc. Consequently, you will begin your exploration of scripting languages and discover that LinuxCBT Scripting Edition is the premier CBT-solution covering 5-core scripting languages, Regular Expressions (RegExes), Awk, and Sed.
Scripting and automation skills are absolutely essential, and you will find that with LinuxCBT Scripting Edition, you will be able to understand more about the many scripts on your Linux | Unix box(es) and create your own for addressing routine tasks.
System automation begins by adding LinuxCBT Scripting Edition to your toolbox.
LinuxCBT Scripting Edition – Syllabus – is the IT Industry’s exclusive Linux Scripting CBT. It focuses on the following:
1. Bourne Again Shell – BASH
2. Perl
3. Python
4. PHP – Hypertext Preprocessor

VTC Crystal Reports XI Beginner

Posted: 17 Dec 2009 08:36 AM PST

VTC Crystal Reports XI Beginner | 425 Mb

Crystal is a user-friendly database reporting tool that allows users to visually create reports and change them to virtually any format imaginable. This allows users with little to no knowlege of SQL or databases to quickly create, distribute, and analyze reports from virtually any data source. In addition, the multiple export formats can ensure that your data can get from point A to point B in almost any format needed. This hands-on Crystal Reports XI: Beginner course by expert instructor Kurt Dunlap will teach you what is needed to start creating reports in Crystal XI right away. The source reports and test database are also provided so that users can follow along with ease. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

M.O.C 6423A Implementing and Managing Windows Server 2008 Clustering

Posted: 17 Dec 2009 08:26 AM PST

M.O.C 6423A Implementing and Managing Windows Server 2008 Clustering DVD | 752 MB

Elements of this syllabus are subject to change.
This three-day instructor-led course introduces Windows Server 2008 clustering and provides students with the knowledge and skills to implement, maintain, and troubleshoot clusters.
Audience Profile
This course is intended for IT professional technical specialists responsible for implementing and maintaining high availability solutions utilizing clustering technologies.
At Course Completion
After completing this course, students will be able to implement, maintain, and troubleshoot clusters in their enterprise environment.
Module 1: Introduction to Clusters
This module provides an overview of cluster concepts and functionality.

Overview of Clusters
Benefits of Using Clusters
Overview of the Windows Server 2008 High Availability Solutions

Lab : Identifying Windows Server 2008 High Availability Solutions

* Exercise 1: Identifying solutions for Web servers
* Exercise 2: Identifying solutions for database servers
* Exercise 3: Identifying complex solutions

After completing this module, students will be able to:

* Describe clusters.
* Describe the benefits of deploying a clustered solution.
* Describe the Windows Server 2008 clustering options.

Module 2: Introduction to Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Failover Clusters
This module describes key features and functionality of the Windows Server 2008 failover clusters.

Overview of Windows Server 2008 Failover Clusters
Key Windows Server 2008 Failover Cluster Features
Overview of the Windows Server 2008 Quorum Models

Lab : Identifying Windows Server 2008 Clustering Solutions

* Exercise 1: Identifying clustered scenarios

After completing this module, students will be able to:

* Describe the Windows Server 2008 failover cluster terminology and concepts.
* Briefly describe key features in Windows Server 2008 failover clusters.
* Describe the Windows Server 2008 failover cluster scenarios.
* Understand failover cluster components.

Module 3: Preparing to Install a Failover Cluster
This module explains the prerequisite requirements and planning required to install a Windows failover cluster.

Overview of Requirements for Installing a Failover Cluster
Planning the Failover Cluster Implementation
Installing the Failover Cluster Feature and Validating the Cluster Configuration
Installing the Failover Cluster on Windows Server 2008 Server Core

Lab : Preparing for a Cluster Installation

* Exercise 1: Installing the failover cluster feature
* Exercise 2: Validating the failover cluster

After completing this module, students will be able to:

* Describe failover cluster requirements.
* Describe the planning required to deploy a Windows failover cluster.
* Install the failover cluster feature and verify requirements.
* Install the failover cluster feature on Windows Server 2008 server core.

Module 4: Overview of Failover Cluster Storage Requirements
This module explains storage fundamentals and how to plan and implement storage solutions for failover clusters.

Overview of Storage Technologies
Introduction to Storage Area Networks
Planning a Storage Solution for Failover Clusters
Configuring an iSCSI Storage Connection

Lab : Identifying SAN Components

* Exercise 1: Identifying fibre channel SAN components
* Exercise 2: Identifying iSCSI SAN components
* Exercise 3: Configuring iSCSI storage connections

After completing this module, students will be able to:

* Describe storage technologies.
* Explain storage area networks.
* Plan a storage solution for failover clusters.
* Describe the process to configure an iSCSI storage connection.

Module 5: Configuring a Failover Cluster
This module explains how to install and manage a failover cluster.

Creating a New Failover Cluster
Managing a Failover Cluster
Verifying Failover Functionality

Lab : Creating and Administering a Cluster

* Exercise 1: Creating a cluster
* Exercise 2: Managing a failover cluster

After completing this module, students will be able to:

* Create a new failover cluster.
* Manage a failover cluster.
* Test failover functionality.

Module 6: Configuring Cluster Resources and Server Roles
This module explains how to configure cluster resources and how to cluster common Window Server roles and applications.

Configuring Cluster Resources
Implementing Failover Clusters for Server Roles Using Failover Cluster Management
Clustering Server Roles Using Windows Server Core

Lab : Clustering Server Roles and Features

* Exercise 1: Configuring cluster resources
* Exercise 2: Clustering the print server role using failover cluster management
* Exercise 3: Clustering the file server role on Windows Server core
* Exercise 4: Testing cluster availability

After completing this module, students will be able to:

* Configure cluster resources.
* Describe how to cluster common server roles using the Graphical User Interface.
* Describe how to cluster common server roles using the command line interface.

Module 7: Maintaining Microsoft Failover Clusters
This module explains how to maintain and troubleshoot failover clusters.

Monitoring Failover Clusters
Backing Up and Restoring Failover Clusters
Troubleshooting Failover Clusters

Lab : Maintaining Failover Clusters

* Exercise 1: Monitoring failover clusters
* Exercise 2: Backing up a failover cluster
* Exercise 3: Restoring a failover cluster

After completing this module, students will be able to:

* Monitor failover clusters.
* Backup and restore failover clusters.
* Troubleshoot failover clusters.

Module 8: Implementing Geographically Dispersed Clusters
This module explains geographically dispersed clusters and the challenges that they present. In addition, this module describes how to implement a multi-subnet cluster using Windows Server 2008.

Overview of Geographically Dispersed Clusters
Implementing Geographically Dispersed Clusters Using Windows Server 2008

After completing this module, students will be able to:

* Define the use and challenges of geographically dispersed clusters.
* Describe how to implement geographically dispersed clusters using Windows Server 2008.

Module 9: Implementing Network Load Balanced Clusters
This module explains how to install and maintain network load balanced (NLB) clusters.

Overview of Network Load Balancing
Configuring a Network Load Balanced Cluster
Maintaining a Network Load Balanced Cluster

Lab : Implementing an NLB cluster

* Exercise 1: Preparing the NLB cluster nodes
* Exercise 2: Configuring an NLB cluster

After completing this module, students will be able to:

* Describe how NLB clustering works.
* Install an NLB cluster.
* Maintain an NLB cluster.

Before attending this course, students must have:

* Experience with network load balancing
* Basic knowledge of clustering theory
* Experience in an enterprise environment managing applications and network topologies
* Basic troubleshooting skills