June, 2011

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    Tap the Cloud for Your ASP.NET Apps

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    Say you need more horsepower today, less tomorrow. Hear how Brian Prince focuses on the app, not the infrastructure. Then try Azure at no cost CODE webcastpass, and deploy your 1st app in as little as 30 mins . MSDN Webcast: Cloud Power Event Series: Adding Scale Easily to ASP.NET Apps Adding Scale Easily to Microsoft ASP.NET Apps. Common scenario: you suddenly need to increase the horsepower behind your application (or some combination of compute, storage and bandwidth). The following week, you want to scale back with minimal changes to your codebase but don't have the manpower to babysit the additional infrastructure for security patches or OS upgrades. Sound familiar? This session walks you through the steps needed to address your server needs (with Windows Communication Foundation - WCF...
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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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    Author news: Mark Russinovich book event on Saturday

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    Hello! Our good friend Mark Russinovich, coauthor of Windows Internals and our upcoming book on the Sysinternals tools , is appearing at the wonderful Ada’s Technical Books in Seattle on June 11. Here’s more information about the event: Our June author of the month should be really great. Mark Russinovich is a Technical Fellow in the Windows Azure group at Microsoft working on Microsoft’s datacenter operating system. He is a widely recognized expert in Windows operating system internals as well as operating system security and design. He is the author of the recently published cyberthriller Zero Day, co-author of the Microsoft Press Windows Internals books, and co-author of the forthcoming Sysinternals Administrator’s Reference. Russinovich joined Microsoft in 2006 when Microsoft acquired Winternals...
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    Three Microsoft Press titles earn awards of Excellence at STC International Summit Competition

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    Excellence Excellence Excellence   Microsoft Office 2010 Inside Out , by Ed Bott and Carl Siechert Windows Internals, Fifth Edition , by Mark Russinovich and David Solomon with Alex Ionescu Exchange Server 2010 Best Practices , by Siegfried Jagott and Joel Stidley Back in the winter, we announced that four Microsoft Press titles that had won top honors from our local chapter of Society for Technical Communications (STC).  Today, we are delighted to share the news that three of those titles received an award of Excellence in the International Summit Awards competition. An entry that wins an award of Excellence clearly demonstrates exceptional understanding of technical communication principles and consistently meets high standards in the following areas: · How well the publication...
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    RTM’d today: Windows Small Business Server 2011 Administrator’s Pocket Consultant

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    We’re happy to announce that Windows Small Business Server 2011 Administrator's Pocket Consultant (ISBN 9780735651548; 624 pages) shipped to the printer today! Authored by Craig Zacker, this pocket-sized guide (for those with big pockets) delivers ready answers for administering Windows® Small Business Server 2011 Standard. With the book’s array of quick-reference tables, instructions, and lists, you'll get the focused information you need to perform support and maintenance tasks, and solve problems -- whether at your desk or in the field. You can pre-order the book at O'Reilly, the official distributor of Microsoft Press books , at Amazon , or at Barnes & Noble . Here’s an excerpt from the book’s Introduction to give you a sneak preview. Introduction...
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    Event: Use what you know. Do what you've always imagined.

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    BUILD is the event that shows you how to take advantage of the future of Windows. Get insight on creating touch-centric user experiences, fast, fluid, and dynamic applications that leverage the power and flexibility of the core of Windows, used by more than a billion people around the world. See how web-connected and web-powered apps built using HTML5 and JavaScript have full access to the power of the PC.  Explore how the full power of hardware-accelerated Internet Explorer 10 transforms your experiences with the web. BUILD is the first place to dive deep into the future of Windows. Learn more and register now .
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