October, 2010

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    New book: Managing and Implementing Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Projects

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      We’re excited to announce that Geoff Evelyn’s Managing and Implementing Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Projects (ISBN 9780735648708, 288 pages) is now available for purchase!   In today’s post, please enjoy an excerpt from Chapter 9, “SharePoint Governance.” SharePoint Governance What Is SharePoint Governance? Sharepoint governance is not a hardware, software, or people resource solution. It is an organizational strategy and methodology for documenting and implementing business rules and controls related to your client’s data. It brings cross-functional teams together to identify data issues impacting the company or organization. It works with business and technical interfacing teams to develop SharePoint solutions for data issues. And you do all of this through a Governance Committee...
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    Free ebook: Programming Windows Phone 7, by Charles Petzold

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    Gang, we’re done! 24 chapters, about 1,000 pages. Congratulations to Charles, who has outdone himself! Speaking for Charles and for the Windows Phone 7 team, we hope that you will enjoy Programming Windows Phone 7 : You can download a PDF here (38.6 MB). [NEWER NOTE: the presentation issues have been fixed.] [OLDER NOTE: we see the comments from some of you about presentation issues with the ebook. We’ve determined that the PDF is missing a required embedded font. This is leading to odd (or worse) presentation for some of you, including bitmapped text. We’re working with the vendor to create a new file. I’ll let you know when the new file has replaced the old one in the Microsoft Download Center. We apologize for this!] You can download the ebook’s C#...
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    Ebook deal of the day: Code Complete, Second Edition

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    As the Project Editor for the second edition of Steve McConnell’s classic book, Code Complete , you wouldn’t believe how many hours I spent, with Principal Desktop Publisher (layout whiz) Carl Diltz, making sure everything was right, especially the thousands of margin elements in the book. As Steve revised code, getting his marginal comments on the code (e.g., “To include the debugging code, use #define to define the symbol DEBUG . To exclude code, don’t define DEBUG .”) to point to the correct line or lines of code took numerous passes. And then there were the “Cross-Reference” notes and the “Further Reading” notes and the Key Point icons and the Coding Horror icons and the Hard Data icons and the short cross-references to cc2e.com. And...
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    Microsoft Press Authors Speak at PDC Tomorrow and Friday

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    Don’t worry if you didn’t make it in person to PDC this year. You can check out all of the great sessions online. You won’t want to miss presentations from Mark Russinovich, author of Windows Internals, 5th Ed , and Vittorio Bertocci, author of Programming Windows Identity Foundation . We also want to give a special shout out to our former coworker at Microsoft Learning, Glenn Block. o Inside Windows Azure Presenter: Mark Russinovich 10/29/2010, 11:30 AM, Live Join Mark Russinovich, now working on Windows Azure, for an under the hood tour of the internals of Microsoft’s new cloud OS. Topics will include datacenter architecture, cloud OS architecture, and what goes on behind the scenes when you deploy a service, a machine fails or comes online and a role fails. o Identity and Access Control...
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    New book: MCITP Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-686): Windows 7 Enterprise Desktop Administrator

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    We’re excited to announce that Craig Zacker and Orin Thomas’s MCITP Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-686): Windows 7 Enterprise Desktop Administrator (ISBN 9780735627178; 592 pages) is now available for purchase! You can find the book’s Contents at a Glance and as excerpt form the introduction in this previous post . In today’s post, please enjoy an excerpt from Chapter 2, “Designing a Client Life Cycle.” CH A P T E R 2 Designing a Client Life Cycle When you are designing a client life cycle, you should ensure that your plan reduces the amount of time you have to spend maintaining parts of that life cycle. Your aims can include reducing the amount of time you spend managing operating system activation, configuring the operating system so...
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    New book: Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel 2010: Give Your Data Meaning

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    We’re excited to announce that Marco Russo and Alberto Ferrari’s Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel® 2010: Give Your Data Meaning (ISBN 99780735640580; 416 pages) is now available for purchase!   You can find the book’s Contents at a Glance and an excerpt from the Introduction this previous post. In today’s post, please take a look at Chapter 2, “PowerPivot at Work.”   Chapter 2   PowerPivot at Work   We are now going to introduce some of the most interesting features of Microsoft SQL Server PowerPivot for Excel. The goal of this chapter is to show the most frequently used PowerPivot features for transforming a simple Excel workbook into a complex report that helps you perform analysis on data. This is not yet the place for more advanced topics, such as the DAX programming...
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    New book: Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Plain & Simple

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    We’re excited to announce that Johnathan Lightfoot and Chris Beckett’s Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Plain & Simple (ISBN 99780735642287; 256 pages) is now available for purchase!   You can find the book’s chapter-level table of contents and some colorful examples of this easy-to-use, beginner-focused guide to Microsoft SharePoint in this previous post . In today’s post, please enjoy a closer look at section 10, “Using SharePoint with Office 2010.”
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    New book: Troubleshooting Windows 7 Inside Out

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    We’re excited to announce that Mike Halsey’s Troubleshooting Windows 7 Inside Out (ISBN 9780735645202; 500 pages) is now available for purchase! In today’s post, please enjoy an excerpt from Chapter 13, “Identifying the Source of a Problem.” Why Problems Occur with Windows So many things can go wrong with Windows because every single PC is unique . It is highly unlikely, especially outside of a business space, that another PC exists with exactly the same hardware, installed software specification, and updates as yours . Your PC will contain a unique mix of software and hardware components, and there would be no way for any person or any company to ever test all of the possible combinations for stability . There are logo certification programs for Windows...
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    New book: Microsoft Word 2010 Inside Out

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    We’re excited to announce that Katherine Murray’s Microsoft Word 2010 Inside Out (ISBN 9780735627291; 912 pages) is now available for purchase! You can find the book’s chapter-level table of contents and some colorful examples of this easy-to-use, beginner-focused guide to Microsoft Word in this previous post . In today’s post, please enjoy an excerpt from Chapter 21, “Sharing Your Documents.” Setting Up and Using Windows Live SkyDrive If you are using an Office 2010 suite that doesn’t include SharePoint Workspace 2010, another method of sharing files online is available to you. Using Windows Live SkyDrive, you can post and share folders and files from Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and more. All you need to log in to your SkyDrive account...
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    Even more updated summary of our ebook giveaways

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    After the release of Moving to Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 in September, here’s an updated list of some of our free ebooks: Free ebook: Moving to Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 (10 chapters by by Patrice Pelland, Pascal Paré, and Ken Haines) Free ebook: Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 (10 chapters by Ross Mistry and Stacia Misner) Free ebook: Programming Windows Phone 7 Series (DRAFT Preview) (6 chapters by Charles Petzold) Free ebook: Petzold’s Programming Windows Phone 7 (Special Excerpt 2) (newer than the ebook above; 11 chapters by Charles Petzold) Free ebook: Own Your Future: Update Your Skills with Resources and Career Ideas from Microsoft (8 chapters by Katherine Murray) Free ebook: Understanding Microsoft Virtualization Solutions (Second Edition) (6 chapters by Mitch Tulloch...
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    Get the practice files for your Office 2010 Step by Step book

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    Hello. Today we’d like to share the links to the practice files for our various Office 2010 Step by Step books in one handy place: Microsoft Access 2010 Step by Step : go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?Linkid=192153 USE THIS AFTER MAY 1, 2014: https://www.microsoftpressstore.com/store/microsoft-access-2010-step-by-step-9780735626928 Microsoft Excel 2010 Step by Step : go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?Linkid=191751 USE THIS AFTER MAY 1, 2014: https://www.microsoftpressstore.com/store/microsoft-excel-2010-step-by-step-9780735626942 Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010 Step by Step : go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?Linkid=192152 USE THIS AFTER MAY 1, 2014: https://www.microsoftpressstore.com/store/microsoft-office-home-and-student-2010-step-by-step-9780735627215 Microsoft Office Professional 2010...
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    Author news: Vittorio Bertocci in the media

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    Check out the October 1st Network World article “ Book, white paper tackle IdM issues ,” featuring the Microsoft Press book Programming Windows Identity Foundation , by Vittorio Bertocci. You can also learn more about Vittorio's book here and here .
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    RTM’d today: Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Plain & Simple

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    Kenyon here. We’re very pleased to announce that Johnathan Lightfoot and Chris Beckett’s book, Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Plain & Simple , has shipped to the printer! This FULL COLOR, no-nonsense book shows you the quickest ways to access current information, get real-time status updates, and collaborate with co-workers using Microsoft SharePoint 2010. Johnathan and Chris show you how to share all of your information in one location; use document management features to organize information; learn how to use the exciting SharePoint ribbon UI; collaborate with others using the Enterprise Wiki; use SharePoint search to find information in your organization; and customize SharePoint with Themes and Site Settings. The concise, straightforward language, easy-to-follow steps, and screenshots show...
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    RTM’d today: Microsoft Word 2010 Inside Out

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    We’re very pleased to announce that Katherine Murray’s latest book, Microsoft Word 2010 Inside Out has shipped to the printer! This in-depth reference packs hundreds of timesaving solutions, troubleshooting tips, and workarounds in a concise, supremely organized format. Discover how the experts tackle Word 2010 -- and challenge yourself to new levels of expertise. Master the tools to expertly organize, edit, and present your content; craft polished documents by using Building Blocks, Themes, and Quick Style Sets; apply artistic effects to pictures--without using other photo editing programs; add visual impact with SmartArt® diagrams, charts, pictures, and drawings; create tables of contents, cross-references, and indexes for complex documents; build online workspaces to manage and collaborate...
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    Author news: Discount on Windows internals training

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    Greetings. David Solomon, coauthor of Windows Internals, Fifth Edition , has more training opportunities coming up. And David’s company, David Solomon Expert Seminars, is offering 15% off for TechNet Flash recipients and TechNet Subscribers. Windows OS Internals and Sysinternals Training London October 18-22 San Francisco November 8-12 Topic Outline 1. Introduction 2. Investigating Windows Internals Source code programs Books and articles Tools (Kernel Debugger, Sysinternals) 3. Kernel Architecture Kernel evolution Processes & Threads Address Space Layouts Kernel integrity mechanisms Memory Protection Model Multiprocessor support Executive, Kernel, and HAL Environment Subsystem model Sessions 4. System Mechanisms Boot & Startup Process System Threads Environment subsystems Service &...
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    New book: Microsoft Office 2010 Inside Out

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    We’re eager to announce that Microsoft Office 2010 Inside Out , by Ed Bott and Carl Siechert is available for purchase. For a glimpse of the Table of Contents, please visit this previous post . This 960 page, 26 chapter book is the ultimate, in-depth reference for conquering Office 2010—from the inside out! This supremely organized book packs hundreds of timesaving solutions, troubleshooting tips, and workarounds—so you can really put Office 2010 to work. Here is an excerpt from Chapter 15. Chapter 15 Inside OneNote 2010 Microsoft’s OneNote is more than seven years old, and yet for many (if not most) Office users it’s a complete unknown. That’s understandable: After all, in Office 2003 and Office 2007, OneNote was included only in a couple...
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