June, 2011

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  • Microsoft Press

    RTM’d today: Windows Sysinternals Administrator's Reference

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    We’re very happy to announce that Windows Sysinternals Administrator's Reference , by Mark Russinovich and Aaron Margosis (Microsoft Press, 2011; ISBN: 9780735656727; 496 pages), shipped to the printer today! Hard copies should begin being shipped from our distributor to customers on June 27. You can order the book here as well as here . Today’s post shares the book’s Introduction and its Contents at a Glance. Introduction The Sysinternals Suite is a set of over 70 advanced diagnostic and troubleshooting utilities for the Microsoft Windows platform written by me—Mark Russinovich—and Bryce Cogswell. Since Microsoft’s acquisition of Sysinternals in 2006, these utilities have been available for free download from Microsoft’s Windows Sysinternals...
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    New book: Windows Azure Step by Step

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    We’re very pleased to announce that Roberto Brunetti's new book Windows Azure Step by Step (344 pages; Print ISBN: 978-0-7356-4972-9) is now available. Windows Azure offers developers the chance to extend their application development experience to the cloud. Teach yourself how to build and host scalable applications using Windows Azure—one step at a time. This tutorial provides practical, learn-by-doing exercises for working with the core services and features of the Windows Azure platform. Discover how to: · Extend your existing skills to the cloud development model · Build a simple web role application and deploy it to the cloud · Create a worker role project to perform backend processes · Store persistent data with Windows Azure Storage...
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    New book: Windows Small Business Server 2011 Administrator’s Companion

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      We’re happy to announce the arrival of the new Windows Small Business Server 2011 Administrator's Companion   (ISBN 9780735649118; 832 pages) by Charlie Russel and Sharon Crawford! The Administrator’s Companion is the comprehensive, one-volume guide to deploying and administering Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard edition. This edition is the ideal solution for small businesses with up to 75 users. And, a heck of a value. The software is built on Windows Server 2008 R2 and includes Exchange Server 2010 SP1, SharePoint Foundation Services 2010, and Windows Server Update Services. The Premium Add-on option provides SQL Server 2008 R2 for Small Business. As the authors say, “The evolution of Microsoft Windows Small Business Server from its inception to the latest version in...
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    Book reprint: MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-680): Configuring Windows 7

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    Greetings. We want to inform you that a new print run, commonly referred to as a reprint, of MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-680): Configuring Windows 7 has come off the printer. As part of our normal reprint process, all confirmed errata that we gathered for this title through the middle of May 2011 were fixed, and the changes are included in this reprint. To make it clear whether a print copy (hard copy) of the Training Kit is the older version or the new, updated reprint version, we added “Corrected Reprint Edition” to the Training Kit’s back cover (in the bottom left corner): All of the changes have also been included in the eBook version of the Training Kit. To make it clear whether you have the older version of the eBook or the new, updated version, we added the reprint date—[2011...
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    New book: Business Intelligence in Microsoft SharePoint 2010

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    We're pleased to announce the availability of the Microsoft Press book Business Intelligence in Microsoft SharePoint 2010 (416 pages; ISBN: 978-0-7356-4340-6). This book gives business intelligence (BI) developers, SharePoint administrators, and business users a view into SharePoint Server 2010 as a platform for providing BI for their organizations, teams, and individuals as a self-service option. Technologies discussed in this book include samples for SQL Server 2008 R2 Analysis Services (as a backdrop for "trusted data"), Excel Services, PerformancePoint Services, Visio Services, and PowerPivot. One unique chapter in the book provides alternative approaches for choosing a Microsoft BI tool, which is a challenge, because there are a handful of report, dashboard, and scorecard authoring...
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    New book: Developing Microsoft SharePoint Applications Using Windows Azure

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    We’re pleased to announce that Developing Microsoft SharePoint Applications Using Windows Azure (ISBN: 978-0-7356-5662-8, 336 pages) by Steve Fox is available for purchase. You can order the book now at the site of our official distributor, O’Reilly Media. Your expert guide to building Microsoft® SharePoint® applications in the cloud Deliver custom, cloud-based business solutions using SharePoint 2010 and Windows Azure™ together. By applying hands-on techniques from Microsoft cloud development expert Steve Fox, you'll learn how to increase the reach, resource capability, and reusability of your apps. Get the practical code exercises and solid advice you need—whether you're planning to build complete data-driven applications or hybrid solutions with simple...
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    New book: MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-640): Configuring Windows Server 2008 Active Directory (2nd Edition)

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    We are happy to announce that MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-640): Configuring Windows Server® 2008 Active Directory® (2nd Edition) (Microsoft Press, 2011; ISBN 9780735651937; 1040 pages), authored by Dan Holme, Nelson Ruest, Danielle Ruest, and Jason Kellington, is now available. Introduction (excerpt) This training kit is designed for IT professionals who support or plan to support Microsoft Active Directory (AD) on Windows Server 2008 R2 and who also plan to take the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) 70-640 examination. It is assumed that you have a solid foundation-level understanding of Microsoft Windows client and server operating systems and common Internet technologies. The MCTS exam, and this book, assume that you have at least one year of experience...
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    Second Editions of Training Kits–coming soon

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    We’ve received many inquiries about the second editions of the Windows Server 2008 Training Kits that cover R2. We have a couple of these titles published already and the rest will be coming out this summer. See our table below to find out the publication date of the title you want. Title Link to purchase at Amazon Estimated Publication Date MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-640): Configuring Windows Server® 2008 Active Directory® (2nd Edition) http://www.amazon.com/MCTS-Self-Paced-Training-Exam-70-640/dp/0735651930/ref=sr_1_7?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1308854158&sr=1-7 July 2011 MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-642): Configuring Windows Server® 2008 Network Infrastructure (2nd Edition) http://www.amazon.com/MCTS-Self-Paced-Training-Exam-70-642/dp/0735651604/ref=sr_1_12?s=books&ie...
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    Microsoft Press is seeking SQL Server experts

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    [NOTE added June 11: we're now also seeking writers and technical reviewers for non-certification-focused titles.] Hello. In anticipation of creating our Self-Paced Training Kits that map to Microsoft Learning’s certification paths for the next version of Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Press is seeking both authors and technical reviewers to help create these books. Here, for example, is information about the certifications for previous versions of SQL Server: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/cert-sql-server.aspx And here are some of our previous Self-Paced Training Kits: http://search.oreilly.com/?q=sql+server+2008+training+kit If your SQL Server skills are top-notch and you’d like to work with, ahem, a top-notch publisher to help train developers...
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    RTM’d today: MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-640): Configuring Windows Server 2008 Active Directory (2nd Edition)

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    We’re happy to announce that MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-640): Configuring Windows Server 2008 Active Directory (2nd Edition) , by Dan Holme, Nelson Ruest, Danielle Ruest, and Jason Kellington, shipped to the printer today! See below for the book's contents and an excerpt from its introduction. You can preorder the book here and here . Contents at a Glance Introduction CHAPTER 1 Creating an Active Directory Domain CHAPTER 2 Administering Active Directory Domain Services CHAPTER 3 Administering User Accounts CHAPTER 4 Managing Groups CHAPTER 5 Configuring Computer Accounts CHAPTER 6 Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure CHAPTER 7 Managing Enterprise Security and Configuration with Group Policy Settings CHAPTER 8 Improving the Security of Authentication...
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    TOC for Windows Sysinternals Administrator’s Reference

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    Greetings! We are about a week away from shipping Mark Russinovich and Aaron Margosis’s deep dive into the Sysinternals collection of tools: Windows Sysinternals Administrator’s Reference (Microsoft Press, 2011; ISBN: 9780735656727). Here’s the book’s description: Get an edge on Windows diagnostics and support—direct from the Sysinternals experts at Microsoft. The Windows Sysinternals tools, available for download from Microsoft TechNet, are designed to help you manage, troubleshoot, and diagnose Windows clients and servers. This Administrator’s Reference provides essential, scenario-based guidance and inside insights to help maximize your work with these tools: * Get timesaving solutions, workarounds, and troubleshooting tips from Windows internals...
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    RTM’d today: Windows 7 Inside Out, Deluxe Edition

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    We’re eager to announce that Windows 7 Inside Out, Deluxe Edition (ISBN 9780735656925, 1360 Pages), by Ed Bott, Carl Siechert, and Craig Stinson, has shipped to the printer. This book will be available for purchase in mid-July. Written by the authors of the immensely popular Windows 7 Inside Out, this Deluxe Edition is updated with 300+ pages of information for working with Windows 7. This comprehensive reference to Windows 7 packs hundreds of solutions in a supremely organized, fast-answer format. PLUS—a companion CD with tools, eBooks, Windows PowerShell scripts, and more. Here we list the Contents and provide a bit of text from the Introduction. Contents Part 1: Getting Started Chapter 1 What’s New in Windows 7 Chapter 2 Installing and Configuring Windows 7...
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    New book: Introducing Microsoft WebMatrix

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    We're very pleased to announce that Laurence Moroney's new book Introducing Microsoft WebMatrix (352 pages, Print ISBN: 978-0-7356-4970-5) is now available! WebMatrix is a free web development stack that includes everything developers need to build modern web sites, including powerful text editors, a full-featured IIS 7-compatible web server, database development and query tools, PHP, AJAX, and JavaScript compatibility, seamless one-click deployment, search engine optimization, debugging support, and built-in traffic analysis. WebMatrix also includes the brand-new and exciting Microsoft ASP.NET Web Pages Framework. This is a very simple, very light, but extremely powerful framework that allows you to build fully functional, data-driven websites, more quickly and easily than ever before....
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    New book: MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-516): Accessing Data with Microsoft .NET Framework 4

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    We’re happy to report that MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-516): Accessing Data with Microsoft .NET Framework 4, by Glenn Johnson, is now available to purchase (672 pages, Print ISBN 978-0-7356-2739-0). Maximize your performance on the exam by mastering the skills and experience measured by these objectives: Modeling data Managing connections and context Querying data Manipulating data Developing and deploying reliable applications Assess your skills with the practice tests on CD. You can work through hundreds of questions using multiple testing modes to meet your specific learning needs. You get detailed explanations for right and wrong answers—including a customized learning path that describes how and where to focus your studies. ...
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    New! Microsoft Press eReference Library Hosted by Safari Books Online

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    Access a wealth of Microsoft Press books by subscribing to our eReference Library hosted by Safari Books Online. You’ll get access to Microsoft Press titles and time-saving tools that make it easy for you to organize information and personalize your experience so that you can reach your training goals. Search and access more than 600 reference books from Microsoft Press, and read the full content online. Quickly find specific information within a book. Easily search multiple books to find information on the same topic. Cut and paste code. Read books on your computer or from any mobile device. Download up to five chapters per month with tokens. Find out more at http://mseref.safaribooksonline.com
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    New book: MCITP Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-647): Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Administrator (2nd Edition)

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    We’re pleased to announce that MCITP Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-647) Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Administrator (2nd Edition) (ISBN 9780735656659; 624 pages) is available for purchase . This Training Kit is designed for enterprise administrators who have several years’ experience managing the overall IT environment and architecture of medium to large organizations and who plan to take the Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional (MCITP) 70-647 exam. This 2-in-1 kit includes the official Microsoft study guide, plus practice tests on CD to help you assess your skills. It comes packed with the tools and features exam candidates want most—including in-depth, self-paced training based on final exam content; rigorous, objective-by-objective review; exam...
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    RTM’d today: MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-643): Configuring Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure (2nd Edition)

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    We’re happy to announce that MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-643): Configuring Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure (2nd Edition) (ISBN 9780735648784; 640 pages) shipped to the printer today! This Training Kit, authored by J.C. Mackin, has been updated to cover Windows Server 2008 R2. See below for the book’s contents and an excerpt from the Introduction. You can preorder the book here , here , or here . Contents at a Glance Chapter 1 Implementing and Configuring a Windows Deployment Infrastructure Chapter 2 Configuring Server Storage and Clusters Chapter 3 Installing and Configuring Remote Desktop Services Chapter 4 Configuring and Managing a Remote Desktop Infrastructure Chapter 5 Installing and Configuring Web Applications Chapter 6 Managing Web Server...
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