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Developing Container Based Applications with Visual Studio and Azure

Lynda.com - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 20:00
Containers are the future of app development. Microsoft has developers covered. Learn how to use Docker and the powerful features in Visual Studio, Visual Studio Team Services, and Azure to build container-based .NET applications. Instructor Floyd Hilton starts by showing you how to set up your environment, incorporate Docker into Windows development and DevOps life cycles, and debug applications in Visual Studio Code and Visual Studio 2017. Then he describes how to build a continuous delivery pipeline by using Team Services to pull code from Git, creating container images, pushing to Azure, and deploying containers to Linux app services. Curious about your hosting options in Azure? Floyd reviews your choices, including Azure App Service, Azure Container Service, and Azure Service Fabric. Plus, learn how to use Azure container services to create Kubernetes clusters that can host .NET applications.

React: Building Large Apps

Lynda.com - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 20:00
React was built for large and intricate applications. If you want to build bigger and bolder apps with React, you need make its flexibility work for you. That means managing your project, your components, and your application state.  Emmanuel Henri explores tools that make building and deploying at large scale easier, and let you see what is happening in your React application well above what you can determine with a typical debugger. Learn best practices for project organization, state management, testing, continuous integration, progressive web apps, and server-side rendering.

Lightroom: Tips and Quick Fixes

Lynda.com - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 20:00
Fix problem photos fast—and learn Lightroom in the process—with this collection of quick fixes. In this course, Richard Harrington presents a just-the-facts approach to fixing problems in Lightroom. In each video, Richard addresses a specific problem—such as poor color balance or excessive noise—and then shows how to fix it in Lightroom. He demonstrates how to size images and retouch photos and shares tips and techniques for controlling focus, perspective, backgrounds, and more.

Construction Management: Safety & Health

Lynda.com - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 20:00
The modern construction industry is constantly evolving, affected by changes in technology and shifting attitudes about how best to get the job done. One such change is the industry's growing emphasis on safety and health. Construction professionals are realizing that safety, productivity, and quality are inextricably linked, and are moving to implement programs that go beyond regulatory compliance and take a more active approach towards protecting their employees in the field. In this course, instructor Jim Rogers presents safety as something that must be actively managed in conjunction with quality and productivity, and discusses the role the construction manager needs to play in the process.

Throughout this course, Jim highlights some of the most notable safety and health hazards in the industry—including fall hazards, traffic accidents, and respiratory hazards—and shares strategies for integrating safety, quality, and productivity. He also explains how to leverage technological advancements such as digital drawings to help your team work safer and smarter.

Securing the IoT: Privacy

Lynda.com - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 20:00
The rapid expansion of IoT technology brings with it an array of exciting and imaginative ways to make our products smarter and our lives easier. But the growth of this emerging technology also brings with it huge gaps in security. The IoT is plagued with vulnerabilities, malware, DDoS attacks, and the potential to disrupt infrastructure.

In this course, join Lisa Bock as she explores the relationship between security, privacy, and the IoT. Lisa discusses how the vulnerabilities in IoT devices have the potential to compromise user privacy and make them more susceptible to attacks and glitches. In addition, she discusses IoT privacy concerns; existing standards, regulations, and guidelines, such as HIPAA and Sarbanes-Oxley; and proposed standards and legislation that are currently in the works to ensure the privacy of the data collected on the IoT.

Bracketology Club: Using March Madness to Learn Data Science

Lynda.com - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 20:00
When one pictures the group who bested over 100 sports experts to win the 2016 Bracket Matrix—an online March Madness bracket competition—a classroom full of small-town high school students might not be the first image that comes to mind. It certainly wasn't what social studies teacher Brian Tonsoni expected when started Delphi Bracketology—a high school club that uses data science to predict which teams the NCAA will select for the Division I Men's Basketball Tournament. But what began as an informal gathering of sports fans soon grew into a collection of champions. In this short film, meet some of the members of this remarkable team, and learn how Tonsoni's informal, project-based approach to learning helped these young bracketologists acquire the kinds of key skills—data science, public speaking, and more—that every teacher hopes to instill in their students.

Learning iZotope RX 6

Lynda.com - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 20:00
iZotope RX 6 is a powerful, industry-leading tool for fixing audio issues. In this course, join Garrick Chow as he covers the best and latest features of iZotope RX 6, and demonstrates techniques for fixing audio problems in a variety of situations. He begins by helping you get acquainted with the RX 6 interface, showing how to work with the Waveform and Spectrogram views both on their own and simultaneously. Next, he covers the RX 6 restoration modules, explaining how to use tools that can help fix plosives, remove hum and line noise, clean audio, and more. Garrick then explores using advanced tools and production modules such as EQ Match and the Leveler module, as well as working with utility tools.

Managing Experts

Lynda.com - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 00:00
Subject matter experts (SMEs) are valuable players on any team, but managing individuals who know more than you do about a particular subject can be challenging. In this course, learn how to identify the mindset and specific needs of the experts on your team, so that you can meet their expectations and provide them with the support they need to grow and excel. Join leadership expert Sara Canaday as she shares management strategies that can help you understand the common challenges among SMEs and set goals deemed worthy of your experts' time and full attention. Plus, she discusses how to provide your SMEs with the development tools they need to refine their knowledge and keep their skills current.

Learning Microsoft Teams for Education

Lynda.com - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 20:00
collaboration in your class. Microsoft Teams provides a digital platform that can be used to streamline and centralize classroom resources and operations. This course helps you learn how to create a class, add class members, manage assignments, and engage in meaningful conversations with students.

Join Oliver Schinkten as helps you get started using Microsoft Teams for your classroom. He shows how to organize your class and classwork using channels and tabs, and then demonstrates how to add and manage learning activities. He covers working with students, the grading process, and communicating using meetings and chat sessions. He also explains how to integrate with OneNote Notebooks to create lessons plans that can be quickly disseminated to students.

UX Design for Developer Tools

Lynda.com - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 20:00
If you're ready to design a dev tool, but aren't sure where to start, this course gets you on your way. Join Jesse Freeman as he explains the fundamentals of UI design and how to apply UX principles when designing interfaces. By taking a look at the design of the game engine Pixel Vision 8, he breaks down the logic behind the layout of standard components. He discusses design patterns, unification, user experience challenges, and more. Additionally, he helps you get your dev tool design started by helping you pursue the creation of toolbars, the selection of color palette, the addition of action bars, and more.

Learning Photoshop Automation

Lynda.com - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 20:00
Have you ever wished there was a faster way to perform routine tasks in Adobe Photoshop and Bridge? Recover time for more creative work by using actions and batch processing to automate and speed up your workflow. Author Rich Harrington covers everyday batch processing tasks, such as cropping and straightening a catalog of images to predefined dimensions, batch renaming files, and exporting creative assets like contact sheets and web galleries. (Author: Richard Harrington)

Implementing Your IT Strategy

Lynda.com - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 20:00
How does your IT strategy align with your business strategy? As technology pervades every facet of the modern corporation, a well-structured IT strategy becomes even more essential. In this course, IT consultant Peter High outlines a step-by-step process how to define your strategy and ensure you have the necessary people, processes, and technologies at hand for implementation. He also outlines tactics you can use to develop new ideas for IT projects and how to prioritize and measure progress of each project.

Data-Driven Presentations with Excel and PowerPoint 2016

Lynda.com - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 20:00
Learn to create information-rich, visually compelling PowerPoint presentations driven by Excel data. The presentations you generate in this course are easy to use, easy to understand, and—best of all—easy to update. Gini von Courter begins with an example spreadsheet featuring typical business data. She uses conditional formatting to highlight important information, PivotTables to summarize data, and sparklines and charts to create illustrations. Next, she shows how to use several different methods, including copying and pasting, linking, and embedding, to import your work into PowerPoint. She then shows how to use PowerPoint animation features to animate Excel charts and tables and focus the viewer's attention. If you've wondered how to create expressive but low-maintenance presentations to showcase your data, this course is for you.

Learning Thea Render

Lynda.com - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 20:00
Thea Render is a biased and unbiased physically-based renderer, which offers both GPU and CPU rendering and a robust set of features. In this course, learn how to get up and running quickly with Thea Render, and leverage its functionality and capabilities to create striking 3D renders. Leon van den Heever goes over the different workflows that you can use when working with Thea Render, explains how to customize the interface, and shows how to navigate the Viewport. He also covers working with objects, lights, and environments, applying materials to objects, adding and adjusting a camera, and more.

PowerPoint Tips Weekly

Lynda.com - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 20:00
You may already be familiar with the basics of Microsoft PowerPoint, but there's more to a great presentation than just bullets and text. This weekly series provides quick tips that will improve the look of your slide decks and better engage your audience. Staff instructors Garrick Chow, Nick Brazzi, and Jess Stratton provide new PowerPoint tips every Wednesday, focusing on topics such as creating balance in your slides, formatting, working with photos and video, animating text and objects, and more. Plus, learn how to extend PowerPoint and connect to cloud accounts such as OneDrive and Google Drive. It doesn't matter whether you use PowerPoint for Windows, PowerPoint for Mac, or work exclusively with Office 365; these tips will help all users maximize their productivity and success with PowerPoint.

CCNP Switching (300-115) Cert Prep: 2 Infrastructure Security and Services

Lynda.com - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 20:00
Validate your enterprise networking knowledge and expertise by earning a CCNP Routing and Switching certification. In this course, Greg Sowell prepares you for the Infrastructure Security and Infrastructure Services portions of exam 300-115 SWITCH, Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks—one of three required exams for the CCNP Routing and Switching certification. Here, Greg covers how to use Hot Standby Routing Protocol (HSRP) to provide fault-tolerant gateways for hosts. He also discusses how the Gateway Load Balancing Protocol (GLBP) can be used to both provide gateway redundancy and natively load balance connections across multiple gateways simultaneously. Plus, learn about VLAN security, spoofing prevention, centralizing user management, and more.

Dreamweaver: Working with Git Version Control

Lynda.com - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 20:00
Whether you work solo or with a team, using Adobe Dreamweaver CC with Git version control can help enhance your Dreamweaver workflow. In this course, learn how to use Dreamweaver with Git to back up and manage the development of your projects. David Powers explains how to install Git on both Windows and macOS, configure Dreamweaver to use a local Git repository, and use branches to keep different files separate from your live site. Plus, he shows how to resolve merge conflicts, create tags, work with remote repositories, and more.

Human Resources: Compensation and Benefits

Lynda.com - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 20:00
To attract and retain top talent, it's crucial for companies to get compensation and benefits right. When employees feel that they're paid fairly for what they do, there's greater incentive for them to excel in the workplace. This course provides an overview of the strategic choices that employers must make when developing a total rewards system. HR expert Wayne Cascio addresses management, policy, and legal issues in developing pay structures, incentive plans, and benefit offerings. He discusses how to establish an effective performance review process, how pay surveys drive decisions about compensation and benefits, the role of HR technology, and more.

Unity 5 2D: Texture Rendering

Lynda.com - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 20:00
Get introduced to Texture2D and learn how to work with raw images and manipulate pixel data at run time for 2D games. This course covers how to create texture renderings from scratch. Learn how to access pixel data, read color data, add pixels, and remove pixels. Discover how to further customize Texture2D files for use in a game. (Author: Jesse Freeman)

Azure Search for Developers

Lynda.com - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 20:00
Discover how to equip your iOS app with advanced search features—including auto-complete functionality—by leveraging the power of Azure Search. This course covers CRUD operations, importing JSON data, searching via APIs, and creating a search service. Learn how to query indexes, Join Chander Dhall as he takes you through development steps that include working with boosting, suggestors, facets, and synonyms.