[DLSLUG-Discuss] Pearson Education User Group Program Newsletter -- September 2008
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Issue 8—September 2008
Pearson Education User Group Program Newsletter
Thank you for reading the Pearson Education User Group Program monthly
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=====News & Announcements=====
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=====User Groups of the Month=====
===Denver, CO: Denver Visual Studio User Group is a technically-focused
independent group of professional developers who concentrate their
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===Pleasanton, CA: East Bay Cisco Users Group is a non-profit,
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open exchange of technical information regarding the networking
This provides an opportunity among peers and members to become more
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Learn more: http://www.ebcug.org/
=====In the Store=====
Cisco Secure Firewall Services Module (FWSM) [ http://
By Ray Blair, Arvind Durai
Facebook Marketing: Leverage Social Media to Grow Your Business
[ http://www.informit.com/title/0789738023 ]
By Steven Holzner
Networking, Second Edition [ http://www.informit.com/title/0131358383 ]
By Jeffrey S. Beasley
PHP and MySQL Web Development, 4th Edition [ http://www.informit.com/
By Luke Welling, Laura Thomson
Rapid Portlet Development with WebSphere Portlet Factory: Step-by-Step
Guide for Building Your Own Portlets [ http://
By David Bowley
Sams Teach Yourself SharePoint 2007 in 24 Hours [ http://
By Mike Walsh
Sams Teach Yourself TCP/IP in 24 Hours, Fourth Edition [ http://
By Joe Casad
Search Engine Marketing, Inc.: Driving Search Traffic to Your Company's
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By Mike Moran, Bill Hunt
Solaris 10 System Administration Exam Prep [ http://www.informit.com/
By Bill Calkins
The Complete Guide to Windows Server 2008 [ http://www.informit.com/
By John Savill
Upgrading and Repairing Microsoft Windows, Second Edition [ http://
By Scott Mueller, Brian Knittel
Using the Asus Eee PC [ http://www.informit.com/title/0789738104 ]
By Bill Lawrence
Voice over IP Security [ http://www.informit.com/title/1587054698 ]
By Patrick Park
Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Unleashed [ http://www.informit.com/title/
By Rand Morimoto, Jeff Guillet
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=====Authors and Events: September=====
===September 1-30 — Cisco Subnet
Follow Cisco Press authors Jennifer Baker and Nader A. Nanjiani as they
guest-blog during the month of September on Network World's Cisco
===September 6 — Codeapalooza
Join fellow software development professionals for Codeapalooza,
Chicago's premier community event aimed at software development with
Microsoft .NET and related technologies.
===September 6-7 — BFusion & BFlex '08
Two days of hands-on training from the experts in Adobe Flex and
in Bloomington, Indiana. Get updates on Twitter (http://twitter.com/
bflex) or visit
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Pearson saw a great turnout and is looking forward to seeing you
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