January, 2011

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  • Microsoft Press

    RTM’d today: Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 Step by Step

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    We’re happy to announce that Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 Step by Step , by Olga Londer and Penelope Coventry, has shipped to the printer. This book will be available online and in bookstores in February 2011. You can learn more about the book here: http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780735627260/ . Book excerpts to come in the not-too-distant future. You can preorder the book here . In the meantime, here are the contents at a glance: Contents at a Glance 1 Introduction to SharePoint Foundation 2010 2 Navigating a SharePoint Site 3 Creating and Managing Sites 4 Working with Lists 5 Working with Libraries 6 Working with Web Pages 7 Working with List Settings 8 Working with Library Settings 9 Working with List and Library Views 10 Working with Surveys and Discussion Boards...
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    Download: Windows Phone Programming in C# in the Microsoft Faculty Connection

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    Created by Microsoft Press author, Rob Miles. (see Microsoft® XNA® Game Studio 4.0: Learn Programming Now!)   DOWNLOAD HERE - Windows_Phone_Programming.zip, 79MB This material is an introduction to Windows Phone development for anyone learning to program. It assumes some knowledge of programming fundamentals, but will teach you programming concepts in the framework of Windows Phone development. This information does not teach basic programming principles. The assumption is that you already know how to write and run simple C# programs on a Windows PC. The following sections are included in this material: Windows Phone 7 In this chapter you are going to find out about the Windows Phone platform as a device for running programs. You will learn the key features of the platform itself, how...
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    New book: Microsoft Excel 2010: Data Analysis and Business Modeling

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    We’re excited to announce that Microsoft Excel 2010: Data Analysis and Business Modeling , by Wayne L. Winston (ISBN 9780735643369; 720 pages) is now available for purchase!   In today’s post, please enjoy an excerpt from Chapter 37, “The Travelling Salesperson Problem,” which describes how Excel can help solve sequencing problems and traveling salesperson problems (TSP). Chapter 37 - The Traveling Salesperson Problem Questions answered in this chapter: How can I use Excel to solve sequencing problems? How can I use Excel to solve a traveling salesperson problem (TSP)? Answers to This Chapter’s Questions · How can I use Excel to solve sequencing problems? Many business problems involve the choice of an optimal sequence. Here are two examples: In what order should a print shop work...
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    Save 50% Best of Ebook Deal of the Day Microsoft Press Top 25 of 2010

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    Use discount code DDM25 in the oreilly.com shopping cart CODE Was: $14.99 Now: $7.49 (Save 50%) Code Complete, Second Edition Was: $39.99 Now: $19.99 (Save 50%) Programming Microsoft LINQ in Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Was: $39.99 Now: $19.99 (Save 50%) Windows Internals, Fifth Edition Was: $55.99 Now: $27.99 (Save 50%) CLR via C#, Third Edition Was: $47.99 Now: $23.99 (Save 50%) Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administrator's Pocket Consultant Was: $27.99 Now: $13.99 (Save 50%) Managing and Implementing Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Projects Was: $15.99 Now: $7.99 (Save 50%) Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administrator's Companion Was: $47.99 Now: $23.99 (Save 50%) Web Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Was: $55.99 Now: $27.99 (Save 50%) MCITP Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-686): Windows...
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    Save on MIX11 – Register by Feb 11

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    MIX11 registration is now open with a special offer for early birds – register by February 11 and save $500 on your conference pass, plus one free hotel night when you book two or more nights.  Visit MIX11 registration for details.  MIX11 event details When:               April 12-14, 2011; day of Boot Camps on April 11 Where:              Mandalay Bay , Las Vegas Cost:                  Full Price Conference Pass - $1395                           Boot...
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    Excerpt from upcoming title: Programming Microsoft ASP.NET 4

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    Today we’d like to share an excerpt from one of our upcoming books: Programming Microsoft ASP.NET 4 by Dino Esposito. We’ll publish this book in March 2011. You can learn more about the book here: http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780735643383/ In this excerpt from Chapter 5, Anatomy of an ASP.Net Page, the author describes how an HTTP request for an . aspx resource is mapped to a page object. Anatomy of an ASP.NET Page ASP.NET pages are dynamically compiled on demand when first required in the context of a Web application. Dynamic compilation is not specific to ASP.NET pages alone (.aspx files); it also occurs with services (.svc and asmx files), Web user controls (.ascx files), HTTP handlers (.ashx files), and a few more ASP.NET application files such as the global.asax file. A pipeline of run...
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    Great reviews: Programming Windows Identity Foundation

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    We are excited to see continued great reviews for Programming Windows® Identity Foundation , by Vittorio Bertocci (ISBN 9780735627185, 272 pages, September 2010).   Check out Vittorio’s recent blog post, Programming Windows Identity Foundation is [Figuratively] on Fire! , summarizing the great reviews.
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    Career Factor: The reality show

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    Check out Microsoft's Career Factor, a real-time, online, interactive reality show. It will tell the stories of nine real individuals around the world, each working to improve their IT careers. During the next five months, each will be working toward a career goal with the help of Microsoft, its partners, and the global IT community. Follow our participants and keep track of everyone's successes and struggles through the website where you can help shape their paths through your input via Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, or reach out to the viewing community for feedback on your own journey. Career Factor will change these peoples' lives. Will it change yours? Learn more >
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    Excerpt from upcoming title: Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 Step by Step

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    Today we’d like to share an excerpt from one of our upcoming books: Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 Step by Step, by Olga Londer and Penelope Coventry. We’ll publish this book in February 2011. You can learn more about the book here: http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780735627260/ . In this excerpt from Chapter 5, Working with Libraries, the authors describe how to create a picture library and add pictures:   Creating a Picture Library and Adding Pictures A picture library is used to share a collection of pictures. Although picture files can be stored in other types of SharePoint libraries (such as document libraries), picture libraries are designed especially for storing image file types and therefore have several advantages. For example, from a picture library, you can view pictures in...
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    Video: "How To" Troubleshooting Videos from Mike Halsey

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    Check out the "How To" troubleshooting videos from Microsoft MVP Mike Halsey, author of "Troubleshooting Windows 7 Inside Out" from Microsoft Press. You'll find them at http://www.thelongclimb.com/?cat=320 .
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    New book: Inside the Microsoft Build Engine: Using MSBuild and Team Foundation Build, Second Edition

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    We’re excited to announce that Inside the Microsoft Build Engine: Using MSBuild and Team Foundation Build, Second Edition written by Sayed Ibrahim Hashimi and William Bartholomew (ISBN 9780735645240; 624 pages) is now available for purchase!   In today’s post, please enjoy an excerpt from Chapter 17, “Web Deployment Tool, Part 1,” which describes what MSDeploy is, and how it can be used for “online deployment” in which you deploy your application to the target in real time and “offline deployments” in which you create a package which gets handed off to someone else for the actual deployment. Build has historically been kind of like a black art, in the sense that there are a few guys who know and understand build, and are passionate about it. But in today’s evolving environment that...
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    RTM’d today: Microsoft XNA Game Studio 4.0: Learn Programming Now!

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    We’re eager to announce that Microsoft XNA Game Studio 4.0: Learn Programming Now! , by Rob Miles, has shipped to the printer and will be available for purchase in February. This book is the third edition of Microsoft XNA Game Studio: Learn Programming Now. Now you can build your own games for your Xbox 360, Windows Phone 7, or Windows-based PC—as you learn the underlying concepts for computer programming. Use this hands-on guide to dive straight into your first project—adding new tools and tricks to your arsenal as you go. No experience required! Learn XNA and C# fundamentals—and increase the challenge with each chapter Write code to create and control game behavior Build your game’s display—from graphics and text to lighting and 3-D effects...
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    RTM’d today: MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-511): Windows Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4

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    We are pleased to let you all know that MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-511): Windows Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (ISBN 0735627420; page count 672) has released to the printer and will be available for purchase in February. Until then, here is the list of contents and a sample from the Introduction. Contents at a Glance Chapter 1 Building a User Interface Chapter 2 Working with Events and Commands Chapter 3 Adding and Managing Content Chapter 4 Windows Forms and Windows Forms Controls Chapter 5 Working with User-Defined Controls Chapter 6 Working with Data Binding Chapter 7 Configuring Data Binding Chapter 8 Working with Data Grids and Validating User Input Chapter 9 Enhancing Usability Chapter 10 Advanced Topics Chapter 11 Testing and Debugging WPF...
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    RTM’d today: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Step by Step

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    We’re very happy to announce that Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Step by Step , by Mike Snyder, Jim Steger, and Brendan Landers, has shipped to the printer. This book will be available for purchase soon. For now, here’s a list of the contents and an excerpt from the book’s Introduction. Contents Part 1 Overview 1 Introduction to Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2 Getting Around in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3 Working with Accounts and Contacts 4 Working with Activities and Notes 5 Using Microsoft Dynamics CRM for Outlook Part 2 Sales and Marketing 6 Working with Leads and Opportunities 7 Using Marketing Lists 8 Managing Campaigns and Quick Campaigns 9 Working with Campaign Activities and Responses Part 3 Service 10 Tracking Service Requests 11 Using the Knowledge Base 12 Working...
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    Event: Be a Presenter at MIX11

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    Do you have a topic you’d like to present at MIX11 ? Submit your session proposal by Friday, January 14, 2011. The MIX content team will select the best proposals, and the MIX community will vote to determine who will present.  MIX11 registration opens in late January - join the MIX email newsletter for details.
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