June, 2011

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  • Microsoft Press

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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! 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: 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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    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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    RTM’d today: MCITP Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-647): Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Administrator (2nd Edition)

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    We’re happy to announce that MCITP Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-647): Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Administrator (2nd Edition) (ISBN 9780735656659; 624 pages) shipped to the printer today! This Training Kit has been updated to cover Windows Server 2008 R2. It is authored by David R. Miller, Paul Mancuso, John Policelli, Orin Thomas, Ian McLean, and J.C. Mackin, with support from GrandMasters. See below for the book’s contents and an excerpt from the Introduction. You can preorder the book here or here . Contents at a Glance Chapter 1 Planning Name Resolution and Internet Protocol Addressing Chapter 2 Designing Active Directory Domain Services Chapter 3 Planning Migrations, Trusts, and Interoperability Chapter 4 Designing Active Directory Administration and Group Policy Strategy Chapter...
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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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