JIRA 5.2 Essentials

21 06 2013

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JIRA 5 introduces new features and enhancements. This book contains real-life examples and step-by-step instructions. It starts with setting up your own JIRA installation, workflow, time tracking, email and notification. Tips are used to help keep in mind in new things Workflows and Business Processes, transition, import /export workflow explained in detail. New Features like drag-and-drop tool called the workflow designer, to help you create and configure Workflows. Workflow designer is a Flash-based tool, so you will need to have Flash installed and enabled for your browser Nice Explanation on General Administration, user, group, global permission, security level, search, JIRA Query Language(JQL),filters, reports, Gadget ,dashboard. Atlassian hosts add-ons on its Atlassian Marketplace website, Universal Plugin Manager (UPM). Green Hopper adds the power of agile methodologies to JIRA, by providing a new User interface to help you and your team plan and visualize the tasks you have at hand. Issue collector, you can embed a feedback form directly in your website and Collect feedback from visitors and automatically push that feedback into JIRA Nice Indexing. Really Very Good Book for JIRA.

http://www.packtpub.com/jira-5-2-essentials/book





Five Tips from GMAC on Using GMATPrep® v2.2 to Study More Effectively

31 03 2013

Studying for the GMAT® exam involves making sure you have the basic skills you need, understand the question formats, and know how to pace yourself. The free GMATPrep® software, which includes two computer adaptive practice exams featuring retired GMAT questions, is a key part of any study strategy. It gives you experience taking the exam. Now, the software from the makers of the GMAT exam has been upgraded to help test takers prepare for the exam more efficiently and effectively.
GMATPrep v2.2, compatible with Macintosh and Windows, has been revised based in part on feedback from test takers and test preparation companies. The new version includes several new features, including tools to help you review your responses, analyze your scores, keep track of your pacing, and customize practice sessions by type and difficulty of questions. Five study tips for using GMATPrep v2.2 to study more effectively:
1. Work on your pacing: When answering practice questions, monitor your pace using the timer tools available at the bottom of the screen. These tools compare your time for individual practice questions and the practice question set against the pace needed to complete the GMAT exam in time. Remember, everyone is expected to miss some questions.
2. Customize your practice sets: Concentrate on the question types you need to work on and target your ability level. GMATPrep v2.2 allows you to specify exactly how many questions of each type and difficulty level you want to answer by creating your own question set (click the “More options” button under “Practice answering questions” to access this feature).
3. Learn from your mistakes: Carefully review your responses to practice question sessions and practice exams to understand the reasoning behind the questions, evaluate your areas of weakness, and avoid making the same logical mistakes.
4. Evaluate performance using reports: Use three progress reports to gain insight into areas of strength and weakness.
The Summary Report brings together results from multiple practice sessions to help you evaluate percentage correct and average difficulty.
The Performance by Type report allows you to drill down and evaluate results by question type and difficulty.
How You Managed Your Time helps you understand whether you are on track to complete the GMAT exam in time or if you need to work on your pacing.
5. Practice, practice, practice: Although logging studying hours doesn’t guarantee you a higher GMAT score, GMAC research shows those who score higher on the GMAT exam tend to spend more time studying.
GMATPrep v2.2 software is available for download at mba.com/gmatprep. If you have registered a previous version, you will see an “Update Available” message at the top right of the home screen, which will take you to the download page. You can get access to 404 additional retired GMAT exam questions, not found in any other prep product, by purchasing the GMATPrep Question Pack 1. The pack contains 200 Quantitative, 180 Verbal, and 24 Integrated Reasoning practice questions.
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Gmail Search

15 11 2012

Using advanced search

 

Advanced search operators are query words or symbols that perform special actions in Gmail search. These operators allow you to find what you’re looking for quickly and accurately. They can also be used to set up filters so you can organize your inbox automatically. Some of the most useful operators are listed below.

You can also refine your search by clicking the arrow in the search box.

Operator Definition Examples
from: Used to specify the sender Example: from:amy
Meaning: Messages from Amy
to: Used to specify a recipient Example: to:david
Meaning: All messages that were sent to David (by you or someone else)
subject: Search for words in the subject line Example: subject:dinner
Meaning: Messages that have the word “dinner” in the subject
OR

Search for messages matching term A or term B*
*OR must be in all caps

Example: from:amy OR from:david
Meaning: Messages from Amy or from David
-
(hyphen)
Used to exclude messages from your search Example: dinner -movie
Meaning: Messages that contain the word “dinner” but do not contain the word “movie”
label: Search for messages by label*
*There isn’t a search operator for unlabeled messages
Example: from:amy label:friends
Meaning: Messages from Amy that have the label “friends”

Example: from:david label:my-family
Meaning: Messages from David that have the label “My Family”

has:attachment Search for messages with an attachment Example: from:david has:attachment 
Meaning: Messages from David that have an attachment
list: Search for messages on mailing lists

Example: list:info@example.com 
Meaning: Messages with the words info@example.com in the headers, sent to or from this list

filename: Search for an attachment by name or type

Example: filename:physicshomework.txt
Meaning: Messages with an attachment named “physicshomework.txt”

Example: label:work filename:pdf
Meaning: Messages labeled “work” that also have a PDF file as an attachment

” “
(quotes)
Used to search for an exact phrase*
*Capitalization isn’t taken into consideration

Example: “i’m feeling lucky”
Meaning: Messages containing the phrase “i’m feeling lucky” or “I’m feeling lucky”

Example: subject:”dinner and a movie”
Meaning: Messages containing the phrase “dinner and a movie” in the subject

( ) Used to group words
Used to specify terms that shouldn’t be excluded

Example: from:amy (dinner OR movie)
Meaning: Messages from Amy that contain either the word “dinner” or the word “movie”

Example: subject:(dinner movie)
Meaning: Messages in which the subject contains both the word “dinner” and the word “movie”

in:anywhere Search for messages anywhere in Gmail*
*Messages in Spam and Trashare excluded from searches by default
Example: in:anywhere movie 
Meaning: Messages in All MailSpam, and Trash that contain the word “movie”
in:inbox
in:trash
in:spam
Search for messages in Inbox,Trash, or Spam Example: in:trash from:amy
Meaning: Messages from Amy that are in Trash
is:important
label:important
Search within messages thatPriority Inbox considers important. Example: is:important from:janet
Meaning: Messages from Janet that were marked as important byPriority Inbox
is:starred
is:unread
is:read
Search for messages that are starred, unread, or read Example: is:read is:starred from:David
Meaning: Messages from David that have been read and are marked with a star
has:yellow-star
has:red-star
has:orange-star
has:green-star
has:blue-star
has:purple-star
has:red-bang
has:orange-guillemet
has:yellow-bang
has:green-check
has:blue-info
has:purple-question
Search for messages with a particular star Example: has:purple-star from:David
Meaning: Messages from David that are marked with a purple star
cc:
bcc:
Used to specify recipients in thecc: or bcc: fields*
*Search on bcc: cannot retrieve messages on which you were blind carbon copied
Example: cc:david 
Meaning: Messages that were cc-ed to David
after:
before:
older:
newer:
Search for messages sent during a certain period of time
(using the date format yyyy/mm/dd)
Example: after:2004/04/16 before:2004/04/18 
Meaning: Messages sent between April 16, 2004 and April 18, 2004.*
*More precisely: Messages sent after 12:00 AM (or 00:00) April 16, 2004 and before April 18, 2004.
older_than
newer_than
Similar to older and newer, but allows relative dates using dm, and y for daymonth, and year Example: newer_than:2d
Meaning: Finds messages sent within the last two days.
is:chat Search for chat messages Example: is:chat monkey
Meaning: Any chat message including the word “monkey.”
deliveredto: Search for messages within a particular email address in the Delivered-To line of the message header Example: deliveredto:username@gmail.com
Meaning: Any message with username@gmail.com in the Delivered-To: field of the message header (which can help you find messages forwarded from another account or ones sent to an alias).
circle: Search for messages that were sent from someone who you added to a particular Google+ circle Example: circle:friends
Meaning: Any message that was sent by a person in your “Friends” circle.

Examples: circle:”soccer friends (team blue)” or circle:”my \”fab four\””
Notes: For circle names that include a space, parentheses, curly brackets, or vertical bar, add quotes around the name. For names that include quotes, add a back slash immediately before the quotes.

has:circle Search for all messages that were sent from someone who you added to your Google+ circles Example: has:circle 
Meaning: Any message that was sent by a person in any of your circles.
size: Search for messages larger than the specified size in bytes Example: size:1000000 
Meaning: All messages larger than 1MB (1,000,000 bytes) in size.
larger:
smaller:
Similar to size: but allows abbreviations for numbers Example: larger:10M 
Meaning: All messages of at least 10M bytes (10,000,000 bytes) in size.
+
(plus sign)
Match the search term exactly Example: +unicorn 
Meaning: Finds messages containing “unicorn” but not “unicorns” or “unciorn”
rfc822msgid: Find a message by the message-id header Example:rfc822msgid:20050329231145.62086.mail@mail.emailprovider.com
Meaning: Locates the exact message with the specified SMTP1message-id. Learn more about headers.
has:userlabels
has:nouserlabels
Search for messages that have and have not had labels that you created applied to them.
NOTE: Gmail applies labels to individual messages, not to conversation threads.
Example: has:nouserlabels
Meaning: Finds all messages without any of your own labels (excludes automatic labels like inbox, spam, and trash). Since Gmail applies labels to individual messages, you might see results that appear to have labels; in this case, another message in the same conversation thread has had a label applied to it.
  1. SMTP: SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) is a set of standard Internet procedures by which two email providers (ex. Gmail, Yahoo Mail), transfer email messages to one another’s mail servers.

 

Thanks http://support.google.com/mail/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=7190





Growth of Mobile Internet Traffic

6 06 2012

People are increasingly using their phones to access the Internet. New information on 2012 Internet trends via KPCB shows that mobile Internet traffic has increased ten-fold in less than three years–from 1% of Internet traffic at the end of 2009 to 10% in May 2012.

Mobile internet traffic growing from 1 percent in 2009 to 10% in 2012

Thanks http://blog.citizen.apps.gov/howtomobile/2012/06/05/trends-on-tuesday-growth-of-mobile-internet-traffic/





Google’s Project Glass

6 04 2012

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If you think texting while walking is dangerous, just wait until everyone starts wearing Google’s futuristic, Internet-connected glasses.

While wearing a pair, you can see directions to your destination appear literally before your eyes. You can talk to friends over video chat, take a photo or even buy a few things online as you walk around.

These glasses can do anything you now need a smartphone or tablet computer to do -and then some.

We think technology should work for you—to be there when you need it and get out of your way when you don’t.

A group of us from Google[x] started Project Glass to build this kind of technology, one that helps you explore and share your world, putting you back in the moment. We’re sharing this information now because we want to start a conversation and learn from your valuable input. So we took a few design photos to show what this technology could look like and created a video to demonstrate what it might enable you to do.

Please follow along as we share some of our ideas and stories. We’d love to hear yours, too. What would you like to see from Project Glass?

Google said" We believe technology should work for you — to be there when you need it and get out of your way when you don’t. A team within our Google[x] group started…"





Google’s Project Glass

6 04 2012

Scrapbook photo 1
Scrapbook photo 2
Scrapbook photo 3
Scrapbook photo 4
Scrapbook photo 5

If you think texting while walking is dangerous, just wait until everyone starts wearing Google’s futuristic, Internet-connected glasses.

While wearing a pair, you can see directions to your destination appear literally before your eyes. You can talk to friends over video chat, take a photo or even buy a few things online as you walk around.

These glasses can do anything you now need a smartphone or tablet computer to do -and then some.

We think technology should work for you—to be there when you need it and get out of your way when you don’t.

A group of us from Google[x] started Project Glass to build this kind of technology, one that helps you explore and share your world, putting you back in the moment. We’re sharing this information now because we want to start a conversation and learn from your valuable input. So we took a few design photos to show what this technology could look like and created a video to demonstrate what it might enable you to do.

Please follow along as we share some of our ideas and stories. We’d love to hear yours, too. What would you like to see from Project Glass?

Google said" We believe technology should work for you — to be there when you need it and get out of your way when you don’t. A team within our Google[x] group started…"





Business Icons who Faced Utter Failure

15 03 2012

When we talk about success, we tend to measure it with how wealthy a person is or what is the turnover of his business, but we forget to mention their business blunders which made them face failures. After all they say, “He who never made a mistake, never made a discovery”. It is not a surprising fact that even successful people suffered failure in their ways of prosecuting things. But resurrecting these mistakes and trying hard have made them successful. Here are few entrepreneurs who made a splendid come back after facing utter failures.

Henry Ford

Company: Ford Motor Co.

Henry Ford is the founder of Ford Motor Company. In his early career, he started Detroit Automobile Co. in 1899, and arranged financers to back up the company. But the company dissolved within two years that is in 1901. Its produced cars were of low quality and were too posh for an average consumer.

Henry then decided to develop a new and much better automobile quality design, after this debacle. He hit the jackpot by making the Model T automobile, which is a well-made and low priced car. This revolutionized the transportation industry. Gradually his factories were able to meet the demands of Model Ts, which made it the most successful car in the history of automobile.

He says, “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right. Building a brand requires more than just building a good product”.

Dame Anita Roddick

Company: The Body Shop

Dame Anita Roddick is the founder of ‘The Body Shop’, a well known cosmetic brand. She opened the Body Shop in Brighton, U.K., with the aim of making an income for herself, but started her business with truth rather than hype. Two of her neighboring funeral parlors objected to her brand name initially.

Anita fought back by suggesting to one of the local newspaper, that ‘she was a women entrepreneur under siege’. This whole chaos fetched publicity and brought traffic to her store. Since then, she is doing very well and has more than 700 branches of ‘Body Shop’ stores.

Anita says, “If you think you’re too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito. Don’t let minor setbacks throw you off course.”


Frederick W. Smith

Company: Federal Express (now FedEx Corp.)

Fredrick W. Smith is the founder of the Federal Express, which is the first overnight express delivery company in the world, whose tag line was “We live to deliver”. In order to live up to his tagline, he started an electronic delivery system in 1984, called Zapmail, to compete fax machines. But this did not fetched customers well and ended with a loss of ₨17,508.84 million in 2 years.

Fredrick understood this business strategy a bit later, of acknowledging failures, avoiding bad ideas and to move on positively. He completely focused on his delivery business and successfully generated more than ₨1,750.88 billion revenue within 2010.

One of his most famous quotes is “Leaders get out in front and stay there by raising the standards by which they judge themselves and by which they are willing to be judged.” He says, “(You should) be willing to acknowledge failure, abandon bad ideas and move on.”

Walt Disney

Company: The Walt Disney (now Disney)

Walt Disney founded ‘Walt Disney’ production along with his brother. This cartoon animation company encountered several major financial setbacks in the late 1920s and 1930s, such as losing rights to the popular ‘Oswald’ the ‘Lucky Rabbit’ character. All this lead the company into a debt of ₨200.1 million by the early 1930s.

With a bare cash and finance to back the company, Disney pictures released “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” in 1938. It became a blockbuster film which ultimately pulled out the company from bankruptcy. Then Walt Disney eventually built the ‘Walt Disney Studios’ in Burbank, California.

Walt says, “"You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you. One killer idea can quickly make up for a series of flops”.


Steve Jobs

Company: Apple Computer

Not to mention, Steven Paul Jobs co-founded Apple. He was forced to resign from Apple in 1985, after which he spent several years to build NeXT, a computer workstation for educators, which eventually became his comeback to Apple.

Because of NeXT’s high price tag and reports of numerous bugs, its sale never materialized. Apple then announced and bought NeXT in 1996, and brought back Jobs to the company as interim CEO. This became a great turnover for the company with the success of iPod and iPad, which ultimately brought Apple in the list of most successful Fortune 500 companies of the past decade.

Steve said, “You can’t just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they’ll want something new. Having the right resources and people around you makes a big difference”.

Bill Gates

Company: Microsoft Corporation

Bill Gates along with Paul Allen started Traf-O-Data while being at high-school. Traf-O-Data was a computer business which could automatically read paper tapes from traffic counters for local governments. Regrettably, it became obsolete as the Washington state government decided to tabulate the tapes for free.

After this debacle, they got t learn how to write software for a computer. They later created Micro-Soft as a startup business, which is super successful now.

After succeeding he said, “You can learn a lot from failed endeavors. Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.”


Harland David Sanders

Company: Kentucky Fried Chicken (now KFC)

Sanders was more famous as ‘Colonel Sanders’. He was more popular for his chicken fast food at Kentucky Fried Chicken, a food chain. But in 1955, he was in deep debt, which made him sell his two decade old restaurant. After settling all his debts, he was completely broke.

He had already started franchising his chicken restaurant concept by then. He started seeking franchises and within five years had 190 franchisees and 400 Kentucky Fried Chicken locations, and the rest is history.

He used to say, “Feed the poor and get rich or feed the rich and get poor. It may not be the idea that’s unsuccessful; it may be the execution strategy”.

Mary Kay Ash

Company: Mary Kay Cosmetics

In 1963, Ash resigned from Stanley Home Products after working for 25 years there. She did so out of frustration, as the firm overlooked her promotions. Even the men, whom she used to train, used to get through the rank. She started writing a book upon women’s business plan, but soon realized, it was meant for her.

So she started her own business – Mary Kay Cosmetics. Out of rage to prove the world of a women’s will power, she ended up doing the cosmetics business well. The company made₨125.06 billion profit worldwide in 2009.

Ash believes in the fact that, “For every failure, there’s an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour. Some of the best business ideas come out of personal experience”.

Dave Thomas

Company: Wendy’s

He founded Wendy’s, in 1982, which is a fast-food chain specializing in hamburgers. After 13 years, he retired from Wendy’s which annoyed many customers as the breakfast menu unimpressed them. The firm’s revenue started to go down.

Out of his semi-retirement, Thomas came into the picture and acted as the company’s spokesperson in its advertisements. It worked as wonder and the company was able to stand up again.

He says, "Take care of your business and your business will take care of you”. For him, “Having a strong leader at the helm can make a world of difference in the success or failure of a company”.

thanks http://www.siliconindia.com/news/business/9-Business-Icons-who-Faced-Utter-Failure-nid-109267-cid-3.html








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