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  • Mastering HR Management with SAP
  • Essential ASP.NET 2.0
  • SAP Query Reporting
  • .NET Internationalization
  • Teach Yourself SAP in 24 hours
  • SAP R/3 for Everyone
  • Doing Objects in Visual Basic 2005
  • Building Web Services with Java
  • SAP R/3 Handbook, Third Edition
  • Everyday Oracle DBA

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    CHAPTER OF THE MONTH: Mastering HR Management with SAP Inventory optimization with SAP 
    Authors: Christian Kramer, et al.
    This comprehensive reference on SAP HR covers recruitment, HR data transfer, payroll and benefits management, time management and much more. Striking a balance between business considerations and new technical concepts, this book serves as both an introduction for newcomers as well as an update crash course for veteran SAP HR professionals.

    Chapter 7, 'E-Recruiting'
    The E-Recruiting feature of mySAP ERP HCM is completely new but very important as non-traditional recruitment gains in popularity. This excerpt walks you through the processes and roles, how to make requisitions, how to work with process templates, questionnaire features and other key components.

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    Essential ASP.NET 2.0SAP Query Reporting 
    Author: Fritz Onion, Keith Brown
    Trying to get your arms around ASP.NET 2.0? This book is written by two of the most respected .NET gurus around, helping newcomers and ASP.NET veterans alike get up to speed on ASP.NET 2.0.

    Chapter 1: Architecture
    This chapter provides a crash course on the basics as well as all the new features of ASP.NET 2.0. Ample screen shots and sample code snippets makes learning a breeze.

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    SAP Query ReportingSAP Query Reporting 
    Author: Danielle Larocca Signorile
    This book is designed as a hands-on learning aid wherein users can follow along and perform each new skill learned on their own SAP system. Step-by-step instruction walks through SAP Query tools including configuration, advanced usage and integration. As a bonus, the book gives best business practice recommendations for the technology and internal business use of the tools.

    Chapter 7: Creating advanced reports with the SAP query tool
    Once you have a handle on the basic report structure, you'll probably want to kick it up a notch with more specialized reports for your organization. This chapter explains the tools and functionalities you can use to create good reports for a variety of levels, departments and output formats.

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    .NET Internationalization.NET Internationalization 
    Author: Guy Smith-Ferrier
    As business becomes more and more global, software developers, managers and architects increasingly need to make applications multi-lingual and culturally aware. This book helps anyone working with .NET development approach projects with this in mind, providing ample tips and tools for making the end-product truly global.

    Chapter 3: An Introduction to Internationalization
    As the name implies, this chapter makes for a good starting point; get an overview of the terminology, basic formats, processes, resources and everything else you need to get started on the right foot. The examples are based on a Windows Forms application using Visual Studio 2005 and the .NET Framework 2.0, but very little in this chapter is specific to Windows Forms or to the version of Visual Studio or the .NET Framework.

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    Teach Yourself SAP in 24 hoursSAPin24hrs 
    Authors: George Anderson, Danielle Larocca
    Designed to begin with the basics, this books provides a step-by-step walkthrough of the entire SAP system, from navigation to creating your own reports. It also covers issues like implementation tools and methodologies, NetWeaver, ECC 5.0, designing screens and menus, reporting, integration with Microsoft Office and much more.

    Chapter 20: 'Reporting tools in SAP'
    Get a crash course in the most common SAP reporting tools; SAP Query, InfoSet Query, Ad Hoc Query and QuickViewer. This chapter will teach you to easily configure tools, create basic and advanced reports, run Ad Hoc queries and create QuickViews.

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    Chapter 22: 'Integration with Microsoft Office'
    Mendocino is a red-hot topic, and for good reason; it allows SAP users to work with complex data using the familiar Office interface. This chapter examines the first version of Mendocino as well as other methods for moving data between SAP and Excel, Word and Access.

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    SAP R/3 for Everyone: Step-by-Step Instructions, Practical Advice, and Other Tips and Tricks for Working with SAP R/3 for Everyone 
    Authors: Jim Mazullo, Peter Wheatley
    Written and road-tested by experienced SAP R/3 users and trainers, this book saves typical SAP R/3 users time and trouble by providing them with the universal skills needed to work with any module of this complex software. SAP R/3 can be used effectively by anyone who can perform a handful of simple procedures that are employed in nearly every SAP R/3 transaction. The authors explain these procedures in plain English, using illustrations and real-world examples.

    Chapter 14: 'Sorting, filtering and summing up line-item reports'
    This chapter examines the inner workings of line-item reports and how to effectively work with them. Topics include sorting and grouping, filtering techniques, executing transaction procedures, handling negative values and easily summing up columns for a neat-looking final report.

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    Doing Objects in Visual Basic 2005 Doing Objects in Visual Basic 2005 
    Author: Deborah Kurata
    Working with .NET development? This comprehensive guide to Visual Basic 2005 examines the nuts and bolts of object-oriented design, architecture, and development. The author walks you through core concepts, the process of building the user interface, business logic, and data access layers of an application, highlighting key VB 2005 techniques and best practices.

    Chapter 5: 'Building the business logic layer'
    This chapter is all about classes. Learn how to create classes and document them with XML, how to go about adding exception classes, defining properties and different methods for handling parameters, among other topics. Check it out today!

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    Building Web Services with Java: Making Sense of XML, SOAP, WSDL, and UDDI, 2nd Edition Building Web Services with Java 
    Authors: Peter Brittenham, et al.
    Building Web services with SOAP, XML, and UDDI assumes proficiency with Java and with distributed computing tools. Throughout the book, examples will be presented using Java and the Apache SOAP platform, although a set of sidebars will address .NET development, which Microsoft developers will use to deploy Web services. The book uses progressive disclosure to present an increasingly complex project as it moves through its development cycle. The final section of the book presents linking the completed project with other systems built in J2EE and .NET.

    Chapter 2: 'XML primer'
    This chapter examines the origins of XML and dives into issues like document vs. data-centric XML, instances, namespaces and document type definitions. We also get some insights into the best approach for XML schemas and processing best-practices. With 80+ information-packed pages and ample code samples, this is a beefy overview recommended for anyone working with XML.

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    Chapter 9: 'Securing Web Services'
    First, we get a walk-through of security basics along with Web Services-specific security. Then the focus shifts to more specific issues like trust, security policies, Enterprise security, authorization and security services. It also has a dedicated section for J2EE security.

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    SAP R/3 Handbook, Third Edition SAP R/3 Handbook, Third Edition  
    Authors: Jose Antonio Hernandez, et al.
    This book offers complete coverage of installation, implementation, operation, and support issues. Full details on all the components, including SAP Web Application Server, SAP NetWeaver, the ABAP workbench, and more, are provided. Administration, security, and integration with other systems are also covered.

    Chapter 8: 'User management and security in SAP environments'
    Every professional involved in modern SAP projects is aware that leveraging security technology and a sound security policy is mandatory. This chapter takes an in-depth look into Single Sign-On Solutions, the SNC (Secure Network Communications) interface, Digital Signatures, Data Encryption, Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) technologies, and Privacy protection for user data. There are additional sections explaining available security options for user authentication such as cookies, X.509 certificates for Internet connections, standards such as HTTP-SSL (Secure Service Layer), and new Web security services.

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    Chapter 5: 'Upgrading to SAP R/3 Enterprise'
    Upgrading to R/3 Enterprise is not necessarily a complex or critical project, but it should be treated as such. That means provisioning a project team, employing careful planning, and acquiring the required expertise to accomplish it successfully. This chapter analyzes the reasons and motivations for upgrading; the key issues in how to approach the project; and the technical implications, tools, and techniques involved.

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    Everyday Oracle DBA Everyday Oracle DBA 
    Author: Steffen Karch, Loren Heilig
    With an estimated three out of four SAP shops running Oracle, odds are you or someone on your team could use some help getting that ol' database in shape. This book is filled with tips, tricks, and shortcuts divided into topics like administration, tuning, backup and recovery, troubleshooting, and a general section with logical tips to get essential tasks done. Among other critical tasks, the authors explain in detail how to handle disaster recovery, allow user access while protecting data integrity, Data Guard, use PL/SQL stored program units for administrative tasks, and more.

    Chapter 4, 'Database tuning: Making it sing'
    Oracle's database engine is a highly tunable creature and, metaphorically speaking, you can make it sing by monitoring how it performs as it runs. This chapter walks you through a number of potential quagmires and tips and tricks on how to crank that extra bit of performance.

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