November, 2010

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    Great recent 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: Prologika Forums: “ Book Review – Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel 2010” Boyan Penev on Microsoft BI: “PowerPivot Books” amazon.com: Customer Reviews For more information about this book, see our previous posts: Great reviews: Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel 2010: Give Your Data Meaning 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: Second installment of Safari Rough Cuts now available...
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    Happy Thanksgiving to our American Readers

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    Microsoft Press is taking today off for the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S. We’ll be back with a new post on Friday. Happy Thanksgiving!
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    Podcast: Solving Microsoft Windows Problems

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      Mike Halsey, author of Troubleshooting Windows 7 Inside Out , was a guest on Computer America radio show on November 19, 2010. During the interview, Mike offers advice and suggestions for solving Windows problems. He also answers questions from call-in listeners. You can listen to the interview at www.thelongclimb.com/audio-video/Computer_America_20_11_2010.wma . You can also find the podcast of the radio show at http://www.businesstalkradio.net/weekday_host/Archives/cc.shtml ( Fri, Nov 19 Hour 1 and Fri, Nov 19 Hour 2 ).   [Posted by editor, Kenyon Brown]
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    SharePoint 2010: Great books!

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    So which SharePoint 2010 books are getting solid 5 star reviews? Check these out: SharePoint 2010 Administrator’s Pocket Consultant by Ben Curry                                           “If you are a SharePoint person, pick this wonderful guide up, it will help you in so many ways.” SharePoint 2010 Administrator’s Companion by Bill English, Brian Alderman, and Mark Ferraz                                                               ...
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    RTM’d today: Windows Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Services Resource Kit

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    We’re very happy to report that Windows Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Service Resource Kit , by Christa Anderson and Kristin L. Griffin with the Microsoft Remote Desktop Services Team (ISBN 9780735627376; 720 pages) has shipped to the printer. In-depth and comprehensive, this official Microsoft Resource Kit delivers the information you need to plan, deploy, and administer Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2008 R2. You get authoritative technical guidance from those who know the technology best—leading industry experts and members of the Microsoft Desktop Virtualization Team. Coverage includes scenarios for Remote Desktop Services (formerly known as Terminal Services), virtualizing roles, setting up Remote Desktop Virtualization Host (RDVS), managing application compatibility...
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    RTM’d today: MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-515): Web Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4

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    MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-515): Web Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4 , by Tony Northrup and Mike Snell, is on its way to the printer. It will be available in book stores in mid December and is now available for pre-order through online book sellers. Maximize your performance on the exam by learning to: • Configure Web Forms pages; add user and web server controls • Manage user input, state, events, and security features • Implement data-bound controls and manipulate data with LINQ • Create client scripts with JavaScript, ASP.NET AJAX, and jQuery • Develop accessibility and globalization features • Build websites based on the ASP.NET MVC framework • Debug, deploy, monitor, and troubleshoot applications Your kit includes...
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    Rough Cuts: Microsoft Excel 2010: Data Analysis and Business Modeling, Third Edition

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    Check out the Safari Books Online Rough Cuts chapters for this upcoming book by Wayne Winston. Chapters available are: Chapter 17. Sensitivity Analysis with Data Tables Chapter 28. An Introduction to Optimization with Excel Solver Chapter 45. Summarizing Data with Database Statistical Functions Not sure what Rough Cuts are? Rough Cuts provides you with early access to books – before they are published or publicly available – and access to the authors who write those books. Sometimes you just can't wait for the book to be printed. When you need early access to information about the latest technology, Rough Cuts are your solution. Rough Cuts are books-in-progress that provide early access to information on cutting-edge technologies. Rough Cuts also gives you access...
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    Special Event: Future of Silverlight–December 2, 2010

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    You’re invited to a very special event on December 2 nd , 2010 Learn about the future of Silverlight from Corporate Vice President, Scott Guthrie and other experts, direct from Microsoft’s HQ. Hear about our plans for the next version of Silverlight, the latest developments as well as in-depth sessions on building applications with Silverlight. Registration is free – take part in-person or online. Find out more and Register online
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    New book: Windows Phone 7 Plain & Simple

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    We’re excited to announce that Michael Stroh’s Windows Phone 7 Plain & Simple is available! You can find the book’s chapter-level table of contents and some colorful examples of this easy-to-use, beginner-focused guide to Windows Phone 7 in this previous post . In today’s post, please enjoy a closer look at Section 11, “Finding Places and Getting Directions.”
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    RTM’d today: Windows Exchange Server 2010 Inside Out

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    Microsoft Windows Exchange Server 2010 Inside Out , by Tony Redmond, is on its way to the printer. It will be available in book stores in early December and is now available for pre-order through online book sellers. If you just can’t wait, we also have an eBook that will be available for purchase this week. The ISBN is 9780735640410. This book is 1248 pages and each one is a gem. Here’s the Contents at a Glance. Chapter 1 Introducing Microsoft Exchange 2010 Chapter 2 Installing Microsoft Exchange 2010 Chapter 3 The Exchange Management Shell Chapter 4 Role-Based Access Control Chapter 5 Exchange Management Console and Control Panel Chapter 6 Managing Mail-Enabled Recipients Chapter 7 The Exchange 2010 Store Chapter 8 Exchange’s Search for High Availability...
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    Sample chapters: Programming Windows Identity Foundation

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    Vittorio Bertocci’s Programming Windows Identity Foundation is off to a terrific start: it has received five reviews at Amazon, and all five are 5-starrers. Check out those reviews’ headlines for the gist: “ Only Game in Town... ,” “ Simply the best in the market so far ,” “ Excellent resource to get started with WIF ,” “ Great book and the only one so far ,” and “ Excellent WIF resource .” Today we’re happy to share the book’s full Table of Contents and two complete sample chapters: Chapter 1, “Claims-Based Identity,” and Chapter 4, “Advanced ASP.NET Programming.” 75 pages to give you an idea of the book’s coverage and quality. You can download the PDF here . You can download the XPS here . (And this post contains the book’s Introduction, by the way. Also, if you search our blog for “identity...
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    Microsoft Press companion ebooks are now available for download

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    Greetings, everybody. Here’s a message from Microsoft Press’s Editorial Director, Kimberly Kim, about a change in direction we’ve made related to our companion ebooks. Kimberly here. Microsoft Press knows that the inclusion of a fully searchable ebook version of your Step by Step or Inside Out title is an important part of the book’s value to you. Thanks to your recent feedback through our book survey and reviews on Amazon.com, we now know that providing you unlimited online access to your ebook is simply not enough. You want to download your ebook so that you can read it even when you’re not connected to the Internet. Today, I am pleased to inform you that Safari has enabled a download option for Step by Step and Inside Out titles, allowing you to choose the method that works best for you...
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    Wait for it! Tony Redmond’s Exchange Server 2010 Inside Out is coming soon

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    Yes, it’s true that I have a vested interested and I am not impartial, but I still have to say that I think this is a fabulous book. If you work with Exchange, you will love this book. It is loaded with valuable information and tips that you will use every day. It covers SP1 comprehensively and in detail. And you won’t want to miss the in-depth coverage of high availability and the DAG or the coverage of all aspects of compliance from archive mailboxes to retention policies to multi-mailbox searches. The final tweaks are in place and the book is being prepared for manufacturing—watch this space for more information. Check out what Rajesh Jha (Corporate Vice-President, Exchange) has to say: Foreword I took over the Exchange team in 2008 after 18 years in various roles...
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    Ebook Deal of the Day: Celebrating PASS Summit 2010

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    Just a quick note to point you to this great offer: In celebration of PASS Summit 2010, happening now in Seattle, you can save 50% on five different SQL Server titles from Microsoft Press. Microsoft Press ebooks from oreilly.com are DRM-free. You get free lifetime access, multiple file formats, free updates. One day only. http://oreilly.com/store/ddmsp-sqlpass.html
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    RTM’d today: Windows Phone 7 Plain & Simple

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    We’re very pleased to announce that Michael Stroh’s book, Windows Phone 7 Plain & Simple has shipped to the printer! This FULL COLOR, no-nonsense book shows you the quickest ways to set up and use your new phone -- with easy-to-follow steps, screenshots, and straightforward language. Michael shows you how to set up your phone straight out of the box; make and answer calls, and enter your contacts; read and send e-mail and text messages; work with the calendar; search and browse the Web; play music and video, and take pictures; get cool apps and games on your phone or PC. The concise, language, easy-to-follow steps, and screenshots show you exactly what to do. Handy tips teach you new techniques and shortcuts. Quick “Try This” exercises help you to apply what you...
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    New book: Microsoft ADO.NET 4 Step by Step

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    We’re pleased to announce that Tim Patrick’s new book Microsoft ADO.NET 4 Step by Step (ISBN 9780735638884; 440 pages), is now available for purchase! ADO.NET is Microsoft's interface between your applications and your data. Using various providers and a little forethought and planning, you can access data from SQL Server, Oracle, or other databases in a generic way, such that changing providers requires either no or only minor changes to your application code. It's true: ADO.NET makes data access easier than ever before. Still, ADO.NET is big, and learning to use it effectively and efficiently can take some time. Tim Patrick has broken this complex topic into manageable chunks. Using the tried and true Step by Step approach, which gets you started by walking you through important...
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