November, 2010

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  • Microsoft Press

    What XAML Information Do You Need?

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    Request from Microsoft Press editor, Russell Jones The last full book on XAML is now several years old. In the meantime, XAML has been expanded and modified in .NET 4. Moreover, the tools for creating XAML, primarily Expression Blend and the Visual Studio XAML editor, have considerably reduced--in some cases, eliminated--the need to write XAML by hand. Nonetheless, these editors don't do everything that a developer needs to do with XAML, nor can they help you create XAML programmatically. So, what do you do with XAML on a daily or intermittent basis? Are the automated editors such as Blend sufficient for your needs, or do you often write, modify, or create XAML manually or programmatically? For those of you who do work with XAML all the time, would you prefer to have a comprehensive "developer...
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    Great reviews: Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel 2010: Give Your Data Meaning

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    We’re excited to see the great reviews for Marco Russo and Alberto Ferrari’s Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel® 2010: Give Your Data Meaning (ISBN 99780735640580; 416 pages) pouring in! Check out these reviews: SQL Server Magazine: “ Leaf-Level Book Review: 'Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel 2010 Give Your Data Meaning” =powerpivot(pro): “The ‘Ferrari’ of PowerPivot Books” amazon.com: Customer Reviews For more information about this book, see our previous posts: New book: Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel 2010: Give Your Data Meaning RTM’d today: Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel 2010: Give Your Data Meaning Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel 2010: Safari Rough Cuts now available! Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel 2010...
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    New book: Deploying Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway 2010

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    A new ebook from Yuri Diogenes and Dr. Thomas W. Shinder is now available. One of three ebooks they have written about deploying Forefront, Deploying Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway 2010 (ISBN 9780735648951) presents useful best practices for deploying UAG. Yuri and Tom give a nice overview of what you can expect in the book’s introduction, which is reprinted here. Introduction When we began this project, our intent was to create a real-world scenario that would guide IT professionals in using Microsoft best practices to deploy Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG) 2010. We also included an explanation of the architectural side of the product, which we consider an advantage for you, because the explanation was reviewed by engineers who work directly on UAG at Microsoft...
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    Repaired “Programming Windows Phone 7” ebook

    • 4 Comments
    Just a quick note to let you know that we’ve updated Charles Petzold’s free ebook to fix some presentation issues.  See our original post for the download links and some notes on the issues.  Thanks for your patience, and enjoy.
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    New book: Deploying Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010

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    A new ebook from Yuri Diogenes and Dr. Thomas W. Shinder is now available. One of three ebooks they have written about deploying Forefront, Deploying Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 (ISBN 9780735648920) presents useful best practices for deploying TMG. Yuri and Tom give a nice overview of what you can expect in the book’s introduction, which is reprinted here. Introduction When we began this project, our intent was to create a real world scenario that would guide IT professionals in using Microsoft best practices to deploy Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) 2010. We hope you find that we have achieved that goal. We’ve also included the main deployment scenarios for Forefront TMG, and we take a deep dive into the installation process from...
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    Issues with “Programming Windows Phone 7” ebook

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    Hey everybody, 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; degraded performance is never our goal. Also, I’ve had one report that some sample code folder path names are too long when you’re unzipping the sample code. (Windows limits a single path to 260 characters.) So you might want to shorten the path name for the code when you’re unzipping it, shortening “Microsoft_Press_ebook_Programming_Windows_Phone_7_Sample_Code”...
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    New book: Deploying Microsoft Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server

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    A new ebook from Yuri Diogenes and Dr. Thomas W. Shinder is now available. Deploying Microsoft Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server (ISBN 9780735648913) presents useful best practices for deploying FPE. Yuri and Tom give a nice overview of what you can expect in the book’s introduction, which is reprinted here. Introduction When we began this project, our intent was to create a real-world scenario that would guide IT professionals in using Microsoft best practices to deploy Microsoft Forefront Protection for Exchange Server (FPE) 2010. We hope you find that we have achieved that goal. We’ve also included a thorough explanation of the architectural side of the product, which we consider an advantage for you, because the explanation of the technical details was reviewed...
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