July, 2011

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  • Microsoft Press

    New book: Windows 7 Inside Out, Deluxe Edition

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    The book you’ve all been waiting for, Windows 7 Inside Out, Deluxe Edition (ISBN 9780735656925; Page count 1360), by Ed Bott, Carl Siechert, and Craig Stinson is now available for purchase. The Deluxe Edition of the ultimate, in-depth reference to Windows 7 has been fully updated for SP1 and Internet Explorer 9, and features 300+ pages of additional coverage and advanced topics. It’s now packed with even more timesaving solutions, troubleshooting tips, and workarounds from the experts—and includes a fully searchable eBook and other online resources. Topics include installation, configuration, and setup; network connections and troubleshooting; remote access; managing programs; controlling user access and accounts; advanced file management; working with Internet Explorer...
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    Project: Simple Game Creation for Windows Phone 7

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    Looking for a way to get into mobile development? Build a game with a little help from this open source project on CodePlex. ScriptTD is an open source project that allows anyone to easily create a new Tower Defense game for the Windows Phone 7 platform, without any prior programming knowledge. The project lets you create new art & audio and edit some XML files to bring it all together into a polished game without having to write all of the code required to make the game work. Head to http://scripttd.codeplex.com and follow the instructions there to get started.
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    New book: MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-643): Configuring Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure (2nd Edition)

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    We’re pleased to announce that MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-643): Configuring Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure (2nd Edition) (ISBN 9780735648784; 640 pages) is available for purchase here , here , and here . This Training Kit is designed for information (IT) professionals who support or plan to support Windows Server 2008 R2 networks and who also plan to take the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) 70-643 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 tips from expert, exam-certified...
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    New book: Windows Small Business Server 2011 Administrator’s Pocket Consultant

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    Announcing a new arrival -- the Windows Small Business Server 2011 Administrator's Pocket Consultant (ISBN 9780735651548; 624 pages), authored by Craig Zacker. This pocket-sized guide 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. As a preview, here’s Chapter 1 from the book, which provides an overview of the product. It also includes a What’s New section, especially helpful if you’re migrating from Small Business Server 2008. Chapter 1 Introducing Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011...
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    RTM’d today: MOS 2010 Study Guide for Microsoft Word Expert, Excel Expert, Access, and SharePoint Exams

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    We are pleased to announce that MOS 2010 Study Guide for Microsoft Word Expert, Excel Expert, Access, and SharePoint Exams (ISBN: 9780735657885) , written by experts John Pierce and Geoff Evelyn, has shipped to the printer! This book is now pre-orderable and should be in shops by the middle of August. Four-in-one exam prep for MOS certification! • Word Expert 2010: Exam 77-887 • Excel Expert 2010: Exam 77-888 • Access 2010: Exam 77-885 • SharePoint 2010: Exam 77-886 Demonstrate your expertise by earning a MOS 2010 certification. Designed to help you practice and prepare for four MOS exams, this official Microsoft Study Guide delivers: • Full objective-by-objective coverage • Procedures and hands-on tasks • Ready-made, downloadable practice files...
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    RTM’d today: Microsoft Access 2010 VBA Programming Inside Out

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    We’re very pleased to announce that Andrew Couch’s new book, Microsoft Access 2010 VBA Programming Inside Out has shipped to the printer! Dive right in and learn to build elegant business solutions with Access—using Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). This supremely organized reference is packed with hundreds of timesaving solutions, troubleshooting tips, and workarounds. It’s all muscle and no fluff. Discover how the experts use VBA to exploit the power of Access—and challenge yourself to new levels of mastery! Enhance your application with SQL code and VBA built-in functions; make forms and reports interact in your application using the Access Object; manipulate data using SQL, Queries, and Recordsets in program code; create classes for handling...
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    Webcast: SharePoint 2010 - Let's Automate This Process–by Microsoft Press author Jonathan Lightfoot

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    View the webcast from Jonathan by clicking through to our distributor’s site, O’Reilly.com. http://oreillynet.com/pub/e/1964 NOTE: The webcast has been archived from this morning’s presentation. What’s discussed in the Webcast Long ago when computers were introduced we were promised a world in which most of our most mundane tasks would be taken over by a computer. However, if you go into most organizations you will still see many business processes being done by people. Meanwhile the computer sits idly by on a desk showing weather updates. With SharePoint 2010 you are able to use not only the browser based out of the box Workflows but you can also use SharePoint Designer 2010 in order to edit those out of the box ones along with creating your own custom workflows. And as an added benefit Visio...
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    Thank you to Charles Petzold and Ada’s Technical Books

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    Ada’s Technical Books is a great bookstore in Seattle, and it was fun to hear Charles Petzold describe six different books on the history of computing he’d like to write, to join Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software (Microsoft Press, 1999) and The Annotated Turing: A Guided Tour Through Alan Turing's Historic Paper on Computability and the Turing Machine (Wiley, 2008). Thank you, Charles, and thank you, Danielle and everyone at Ada’s!
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    Now available: Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 6.0

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    You can find the next version of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit—version 6.0—here . And here’s a description of MAP 6.0’s new features and benefits from the Microsoft Solution Accelerators team (on Twitter @MSSolutionAccel ): Analyze your portfolio of applications for a move to the Windows Azure Platform. Are you considering a move to the public cloud for your application portfolios? The application evaluation process for migration to the public cloud is loose and involves many tools and considerations. The MAP 6.0 Windows Azure migration portfolio analysis feature makes the process easier, with the ability to quantify and label applications and services in your organization's IT environment for Windows Azure migration consideration. The...
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    New book: Windows Sysinternals Administrator’s Reference

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    Gang, Windows Sysinternals Administrator’s Reference , by Mark Russinovich and Aaron Margosis, is available! (Congratulations, guys!) In this post, first we’ll offer some words about the book from Mark (from his blog ), and then we’ll follow that with an excerpt from the book. Mark says: “ Aaron Margosis and I are thrilled to announce that the long awaited, and some say long overdue, official guide to the Sysinternals tools is now available ! I’ve always had the idea of writing a book on the tools in the back of my mind, but it wasn’t until a couple of years ago that Dave Solomon , my coauthor on Windows Internals , convinced me to pursue it. After a few false starts, I decided that a coauthor would help get the book done more quickly, and turned...
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    RTM’d today: I. M. Wright’s “Hard Code”: A Decade of Hard-Won Lessons from Microsoft, Second Edition

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    We’re thrilled to announce that the second edition of I. M. Wright’s “Hard Code”: A Decade of Hard-Won Lessons from Microsoft , by Eric Brechner, has been sent to the printer and will be available for purchase next month. (Print ISBN 9780735661707; Page Count 448). In this collection of columns, Eric Brechner's alter ego pulls no punches with his candid commentary and best practice solutions to the issues that irk him the most. He dissects the development process, examines tough team issues, and critiques how the software business is run, with the added touch of clever humor and sardonic wit. His ideas aren't always popular (not that he cares), but they do stimulate discussion and imagination needed to drive software excellence. Get the unvarnished truth on how...
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    RTM’d today: Microsoft Office 365: Connect and Collaborate Virtually Anywhere, Anytime

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    We’re happy to announce that Microsoft Office 365: Connect and Collaborate Virtually Anywhere, Anytime (ISBN 9780735656949), by Katherine Murray, has completed editorial production! We anticipate that this exciting new book will be available August 15, 2011. See below for a high level look at the book's contents and an excerpt from its introduction. Contents Introduction Part I Finding Your Place in the Cloud Chapter 1 What’s Happening with the World of Work? ■ Teams, Teams Everywhere—In the Office and Outside of It ■ Worldwide Collaboration Is Here ■ Going for the Green—With Groups of All Sizes ■ Heads in the Cloud (Computing) ■ A Closer Look at Office 365 ■ What’s Next Chapter 2 Getting Started with Office 365 ■ Creating Your Office 365 Account...
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    Author news: Charles Petzold reading in Seattle on Thursday

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    Greetings! Our good friend Charles Petzold, author of many wonderful Microsoft Press titles (and The Annotated Turing for Wiley), is reading at Ada’s Technical Books in Seattle at 7:00 PM and probably signing books. Here is Ada’s description: Among programmers, Charles Petzold is best known as the author of Windows programming tutorials that stretch from the first edition of “Programming Windows” (Microsoft Press, 1988) to the recent “Programming Windows Phone 7″ (Microsoft Press, 2010). But Petzold’s greatest legacy consists of two books that combine history, philosophy, and mathematics with unique explorations into computing technologies: “Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software” (Microsoft Press, 1999) and “The...
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    Seeking feedback: Programming Windows Phone 7, by Charles Petzold

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    Greetings, everyone. Charles Petzold’s free 24-chapter ebook, Programming Windows Phone 7 , which you can find here , has been downloaded hundreds of thousands of times, which pleases us very much. We’re happy you find the work helpful, and we’re currently planning a second edition of the ebook (which will also be free). To help us provide an even better offering for “Mango,” we really need your feedback about the first edition of the ebook. Please fill out our anonymous survey to give us feedback: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/booksurvey The survey will ask you for an ISBN to identify the title you’re commenting on. Enter this: 9780735643352 The survey is short and painless, we promise. And we do not ask for any personal information, nor will we contact you afterwards (because we don’t...
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    Author news: Upcoming Windows internals classes by David Solomon

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    David Solomon, co-author of Windows Internals (Microsoft Press, 2009), is offering the following classes in the coming months: London, September 12-16: Windows OS Internals San Francisco, November 7-11: Windows Troubleshooting & Debugging San Francisco, November 14-18: Windows OS Internals Webinar, November 28 & 30: Windows OS Internals with Sysinternals David says, “Dig into Windows Internals or learn how to troubleshoot and debug Windows system and application issues with a live class by David Solomon Expert Seminars. Three 5-day hands-on classes to choose from or a 2-day webinar. Register Today ”
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    Books from Microsoft Press for Your Summer Reading

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    These may not be the best beach reads, but you might want to add some of them to your list this summer. TITLE ISBN ESTIMATED PUB DATE Developing Microsoft SharePoint Applications Using Windows Azure 9780735656628 6/15/2011 MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-640): Configuring Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, 2E 9780735651937 6/15/2011 Windows Sysinternals Administrator’s Reference 9780735656727 6/15/2011 I. M. Wright's "Hard Code": A Decade of Hard-Won Lessons from Microsoft, 2E 9780735661707 7/15/2011 MCITP Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-646): Windows Server® 2008 Server Administrator, 2E 9780735649095 7/15/2011 Microsoft Access 2010 VBA Programming Inside Out 9780735659872 7/15/2011 Microsoft Office 365: Connect and Collaborate Anywhere, Anytime 9780735656949 7/15/2011...
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    Early Content–Two Upcoming Press Books in Safari Books Online Rough Cuts

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    Check out early content from these two upcoming Inside Out books: Microsoft® SharePoint® Foundation 2010 Inside Out Estimated pub date: Sept 15, 2011   Microsoft® Access® 2010 VBA Programming Inside Out Estimated pub date: July 15, 2011 What are Rough Cuts? Rough Cuts are pre-published manuscripts that authors have released on Safari Books Online, before the book is available in print. The Rough Cuts program enables a subscriber to post feedback or respond to comments from users, editors and authors. As soon as a Rough Cuts title is updated, an email alert will be sent to a subscriber from the author, letting the subscriber know that revisions have been made. Safari Library subscriptions include unlimited online access to Rough Cuts. 10-slot Safari Bookshelf subscribers have the ability...
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