|| ||"Kerry Beck"<syngresspr-AT-oreilly.com>|
|| ||Skype Me!--latest from Syngress|
|| ||Tue, 06 Dec 2005 10:51:04 -0800|
Syngress Publishing Announces Publication
of First Book on Skype
"Skype Me!" Shows Professionals How to Deploy and Secure Skype in the
Contact: Amy Pedersen
Rockland, MA December 6, 2005--Syngress Publishing, Inc., today
announced the publication of "Skype Me! From Single User to Small
Enterprise and Beyond" (ISBN: 1597490326), by Michael Gough of
SkypeTips.com. The book shows readers how to install, configure, deploy,
and secure Skype VoIP solutions.
According to Bill Campbell, Editor of Skype Journal, "You are going to
love 'Skype Me!' Here's why: Michael Gough knows his stuff...Michael has
covered all that you need to know about Skype. His book will sweeten your
Skype experience. It contains basic information for early adopters as well
as technical tips for power user."
PRICE: $34.95 U.S.
PAGE COUNT: 432 PP
Inside the book coverage:
-Get through the Basics Painlessly
Step-by-step instructions get you up and running on Windows, Mac, Pocket
PC, and Linux devices.
-Create Skype Accounts and Begin Chatting
Sign up, become listed in the Skype directory, and begin searching for
-Transition Existing Services to Skype
Plan a process that gradually replaces those services you currently pay
for with Skype.
-Expand Skype's Capabilities with Add-ons
See how to add voice mail, SMS text messaging, Outlook integration, Web
toolbars, and call forwarding.
-Extend Skype via Its API
The API itself is divided into two main sections, the Skype Phone API and
the Skype Access API.
-Use Skype Away from Your Computer
No, you don't need to be at your computer to use Skype. Learn how to
connect with your Skype server.
-Deploy Skype in the Workplace
Create a system design, accommodate SIP and H.323, and roll out security
-Create Business Solutions
Consider the pros and cons of Skype-based help desks, WiFi phones, and
-Configure Firewalls and Network Settings
Make certain that ports, proxy servers, and NAT routers are Skype ready.
About the Author:
Michael Gough is host and webmaster of www.SkypeTips.com, which was
launched in January 2005 and receives more than 100,000 hits per month,
and www.VideoCallTips.com, which receives more than 30,000 hits per month.
Michael writes articles on Skype and related issues. He also explains
Skype's options and instructions to users so that they can practically
apply Skype at home and in the workplace. Michael also evaluates products
used with Skype and provides feedback to the vendors on features and
improvements to help drive the direction of Skype-related products.
Michael is also the host and webmaster for www.VideoCallTips.com, a Web
site focused on helping people understand how to make video calls to
family and friends, and maintains ratings of the many video call solutions
Michael's full-time employment is as a computer security consultant with
18 years' experience in the computer technology field. Michael works for
a Fortune 500 company, where he delivers security consulting services to
their clients. Michael also presents for his company at many trade shows
and conferences and works with associations and groups, advising agencies
like the FBI on Skype security and the Center for Internet Security on
Syngress Publishing (www.syngress.com), headquartered in Rockland,
Massachusetts, is an independent publisher of print and electronic
reference materials for Information Technology professionals seeking skill
enhancement and career advancement. Distributed throughout Europe, Asia,
and the U.S. and Canada, Syngress titles have been translated into twenty
languages. The Company's pioneering customer support program,
firstname.lastname@example.org, extends the value of every Syngress title with
regular information updates and customer-driven author forums. For more
information on Syngress products, contact Amy Pedersen at 781-681-5151 or
email email@example.com. Syngress books are distributed in the United
States and Canada by O'Reilly Media, Inc.
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