Our search has the following Google-type functionality:
If you use '+' at the start of a word, that word will be present in the search results.
eg. Harry +Potter
Search results will contain 'Potter'.
If you use '-' at the start of a word, that word will be absent in the search results.
eg. Harry -Potter
Search results will not contain 'Potter'.
If you use 'AND' between 2 words, then both those words will be present in the search results.
eg. Harry AND Potter
Search results will contain both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
NOTE: AND will only work with single words not phrases.
If you use 'OR' between 2 single words, then either or both of those words will be present in the search results.
eg. 'Harry OR Potter'
Search results will contain just 'Harry', or just 'Potter', or both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
NOTE: OR will only work with single words not phrases.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, that word will be absent in the search results. (This is the same as using the minus symbol).
eg. 'Harry NOT Potter'
Search results will not contain 'Potter'.
NOTE: NOT will only work with single words not phrases.
If you use double quotation marks around words, those words will be present in that order.
eg. "Harry Potter"
Search results will contain 'Harry Potter', but not 'Potter Harry'.
NOTE: "" cannot be combined with AND, OR & NOT searches.
If you use '*' in a word, it performs a wildcard search, as it signifies any number of characters. (Searches cannot start with a wildcard).
Search results will contain words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er', such as 'Potter'.
Syed Ahson is a senior software design engineer with Microsoft. As part of the Mobile Voice and Partner Services group, he is busy creating new and exciting end-to-end mobile service and applications. Prior to Microsoft, Syed was a senior staff software engineer with Motorola, where he contributed signifcantly in leading roles toward the creation of several iDEN, CDMA, and GSM cellular phones. Syed has extensive experience with wireless data protocols, wireless data applications, and cellular telephony protocols. Prior to joining Motorola, Syed was a senior software design engineer with NetSpeak Corporation (now part of Net2Phone), a pioneer in VoIP telephony software. Syed has published more than ten books on emerging technologies such as cloud computing, mobile web 2.0, and service delivery platforms. His recent books include Cloud Computing and Software Services: Theory and Techniques and Mobile Web 2.0: Developing and Delivering Services to Mobile Phones. Syed has authored several research papers and teaches computer engineering courses as adjunct faculty at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, where he introduced a course on Smartphone technology and applications. Syed received his MS degree in computer engineering in July 1998 at Florida Atlantic University. Syed received his BSc degree in electrical engineering from Aligarh University, India, in 1995. Dr. Mohammad Ilyas is associate dean for research and industry relations at the College of Engineering and Computer Science at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida. Previously, he has served as chair of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and interim associate vice president for research and graduate studies. He received his Ph.D degree from Queen's University in Kingston, Canada. His doctoral research was about switching and fl ow control techniques in computer communication networks. He received his BSc degree in electrical engineering from the University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan, and his MS degree in electrical and electronic engineering at Shiraz University, Iran. Dr. Ilyas has conducted successful research in various areas, including traffic management and congestion control in broadband/high-speed communication networks traffic characterization, wireless communication networks, performance modeling, and simulation. He has published over 25 books on emerging technologies, and over 150 research articles. His recent books include Cloud Computing and Software Services: Theory and Techniques (2010) and Mobile Web 2.0: Developing and Delivering Services to Mobile Phones (2010). He has supervised 11 PhD dissertations and more than 37 MS theses to completion. He has been a consultant to several national and international organizations. Dr. Ilyas is an active participant in several IEEE technical committees and activities. He is a senior member of IEEE and a member of ASEE.