September, 2011

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  • Microsoft Press

    New books: Individual MOS 2010 Study Guide eBooks for Microsoft Word, Word Expert, Excel, Excel Expert, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access, and SharePoint

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    We are excited to announce that individual MOS 2010 exam Study Guides are now available for purchase as individual eBooks. To order or for more information on individual exams, click the thumbnail images below. These eBooks are portions of a larger book, MOS 2010 Study Guide for Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook , ISBN 9780735648753, by Joyce Cox, Joan Lambert, and Online Training Solutions, Inc., Microsoft Press © 2011. These eBooks are portions of a larger book, MOS 2010 Study Guide for Microsoft Word Expert, Excel Expert, Access, and SharePoint , ISBN 9780735657885, by John pierce and Geoff Evelyn, Microsoft Press © 2011.
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    New formats for our free Microsoft Office 365 ebook

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    In the first chapter of Microsoft Office 365: Connect and collaborate virually anywhere, anytime, Katherine Murray notes that "One of the big features of Office 365 is the software's ability to work with whatever device you're using at the moment — your desktop PC or Mac, laptop or netbook, Android phone, iPhone, Windows Phone, Nokia, or Blackberry." In the spirit of that open access to the power and functionality of Office 365, we are now offering this free ebook in two additional formats: .epub Click here to get the file you can read on PCs, as well as on popular ereaders like the Barnes and Noble Nooks, the Sony Readers, and Kobo Readers. .mobi Click here to get the file you can read on PCs, as well as on the Amazon Kindles. These are DRM-free versions of the ebook. Load ...
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    Free videos: Microsoft Word 2010 Step by Step

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    The Microsoft Press® Step by Step video series teaches Microsoft software and technologies visually, in an easy-to-follow visual format. Each video in the series is based on a specific book in the highly successful Step by Step print book series, and adds best practices, tips, tricks, and enhanced explanations and commentary. You'll learn just what you need, just when you need it. See the entire playlist here
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    RTM’d today: MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-667): Configuring Microsoft SharePoint 2010

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    Here it is! The release of MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-667): Configuring Microsoft SharePoint 2010 , ISBN 9780735638853, by Dan Holme and Alistair Matthews. This title shipped to the printer today. This book contains 864 pages of great information along with lesson files, a Lab Environment Build Guide, and multiple practice test options on the CD. A great addition to your exam study materials. See below for the book’s contents and an excerpt from the introduction. You can preorder the book here and here . Contents at a Glance CHAPTER 1    Creating a SharePoint 2010 Intranet CHAPTER 2    Administering and Automating SharePoint CHAPTER 3    Managing Web Applications CHAPTER 4    Administering and Securing SharePoint Content...
  • Microsoft Press

    New book: MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-667): Configuring Microsoft SharePoint 2010

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    We’re happy to announce the availability of MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-667): Configuring Microsoft SharePoint 2010 (9780735638853) by Dan Holme and Alistair Matthews. You can buy your copy here or here . This book is an exam prep guide for MCTS exam 70-667 for IT Professionals who need to configure Microsoft SharePoint 2010. The book will take you through a series of lessons and reviews that fully cover each exam objective. It includes case scenarios and practice exercises so you can practice what you learn. The CD contains practice tests to reinforce your understanding of the technology and help you prepare for the certification exam. CHAPTER 1 Creating a SharePoint 2010 Intranet Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 offers a broad range of functionality that addresses...
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    Author news: Construx’s Software Executive Summit

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    Hello, Steve McConnell here. One of the highlights of my year is hosting Construx’s Software Executive Summit . Top executive positions are, by their nature, isolating, and most executives have little opportunity to compare notes with peers from other organizations. The Summit brings top software executives together for in-depth small group discussions and provides an intense opportunity to share experiences and learn from other organizations’ failures and successes. This year’s discussion topics include Improving Productivity Updates in Agile Development The Cloud's Impact on Software Development Maximizing Software Development's Contribution to the Business Managing Maintenance and Sustaining Engineering Software Security Issues Succeeding with Geographically Distributed Teams Job Market...
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    “Mango” Jump Start videos just released

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    Remember the “Mango” Jump Start online training event that took place in August ? The videos of this training are now available. Who is the target audience for this training and what’s the high-level overview? Targets mobile application developers, technical product managers, etc. The 14-hour course covering all aspects of Windows Phone development Visual Studio 2010, Silverlight, Expression, data storage, networks, user interface, XNA and the Marketplace. “Team-teaching” approach led by Microsoft Press authors and MVPs Rob Miles and Andy Wigley. Every module is an engaging discussion, packed with best practices and real-world demonstrations. The entire course is on Channel 9: “ Building Applications for Windows Phone Mango Jump Start ”. And here are links to the specific modules: Mango Jump...
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    RTM’d today: Deploying Cloud-Based Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Solutions

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    We’re very pleased to announce that Phillip Wicklund’s book, Deploying Cloud-Based Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Solutions has shipped to the printer! Take team collaboration to the cloud with Microsoft SharePoint Online. SharePoint expert Phil Wicklund shows you the benefits of maintaining SharePoint 2010 business solutions in either the public or private cloud, and provides step-by-step procedures on how to deploy to both. Ideal for SharePoint architects and IT professionals, this book also helps you determine the return on investment (ROI) for using cloud technology. You’ll learn how to build public cloud SharePoint solutions with Microsoft Office 365 and SharePoint Online; compare the Standard and Dedicated hosting options in SharePoint Online; migrate your on-premise SharePoint deployment...
  • Microsoft Press

    RTM’d today: Individual MOS 2010 Study Guide eBooks for Microsoft Word, Word Expert, Excel, Excel Expert, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access, and SharePoint

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    We are excited to announce that we are preparing to make the individual MOS 2010 Study Guide exams available for purchase as individual eBooks. We expect these to be available for purchase in mid-September. For information on individual exams, click the thumbnail images below. These eBooks are portions of a larger book, MOS 2010 Study Guide for Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook , ISBN 9780735648753, by Joyce Cox, Joan Lambert, and Online Training Solutions, Inc., Microsoft Press © 2011. These eBooks are portions of a larger book, MOS 2010 Study Guide for Microsoft Word Expert, Excel Expert, Access, and SharePoint , ISBN 9780735657885, by John pierce and Geoff Evelyn, Microsoft Press © 2011.
  • Microsoft Press

    RTM’d today: Customizing My Site in Microsoft SharePoint 2010

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    We’re very pleased to announce that Michael Doyle’s book, Customizing My Site in Microsoft SharePoint 2010 has shipped to the printer! Customize your implementation of My Site in Microsoft SharePoint 2010—and capture the enthusiasm for social networking in your organization. With this concise, practical guide, SharePoint expert Michael Doyle shows you how to modify key My Site features to meet specific business needs. You’ll learn how to apply best practices, tackle hard-to-solve problems—and create a valuable sense of community for your employees. It’s the ideal quick reference for IT and business professionals alike. Learn to set up My Site user profiles with Active Directory data; help users share ideas, documents, and personal information; create several...
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    Best Practices: Code Complete, Second Edition

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    Many of you know Steve McConnell’s Code Complete . It’s been one of our most popular books since the first edition was published in 1993 and after we published Steve’s update, the second edition, in 2004. We see this through Amazon reviews , responses to our anonymous survey ( http://www.microsoft.com/learning/booksurvey , via which you can give us feedback about any of our books), and ongoing sales and relevance years after initial publication (a goal for books in our Best Practices series, by the way), but here’s another measure that helps describe Code Complete ’s importance and impact: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1711/what-is-the-single-most-influential-book-every-programmer-should-read Three years ago someone asked this question on Stack Overflow...
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    Webcast: Office 365 & SharePoint Online

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    Thursday, September 15, 2011 1 PT, San Francisco 9pm - London | 4pm - New York | Fri, Sep 16th at 6am - Sydney | Fri, Sep 16th at 5am - Tokyo | Fri, Sep 16th at 4am - Beijing | Fri, Sep 16th at 1:30am - Mumbai Presented by: Jaime Velez Duration: Approximately 60 minutes. Cost: Free Link to Registration Learn how the SharePoint Online service can enhance productivity for your organization. In this webinar we will explore the main functionalities of SharePoint Online and we will also demonstrate how other businesses are using and getting value from this hosted collaboration and communication platform today. About Jaime Velez Jaime R. Velez is the CEO/Founder and Principal Consultant of WEBFORCE1, a Microsoft Cloud Practice delivering Office 365 and SharePoint-based solutions to the SMB market...
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    Webcast: Create Better Word 2010 Documents More Easily

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    Friday, September 30, 2011 10 PT, San Francisco 6pm - London | 1pm - New York | Sat, Oct 1st at 3am - Sydney | Sat, Oct 1st at 2am - Tokyo | Sat, Oct 1st at 1am - Beijing | 10:30pm - Mumbai Presented by: Stephanie Krieger Duration: Approximately 60 minutes. Cost: Free If you use Microsoft Word to create content, you might already know that most of the core concepts from earlier versions remain true today. But new and updated features can change the best method (or best feature) for a given task. And the easiest solution to what you need to accomplish might be very different than what you already know. In this session, take a glimpse at six key features with which experienced users can create virtually any Word 2010 document: themes, styles, tables, graphics, sections, and dynamic content. You...
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    Author news: Mark Russinovich sessions at BUILD

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    Just a quick note to say that Mark Russinovich, co-author of Windows Internals (Microsoft Press, 2009) and Windows Sysinternals Administrator’s Reference (Microsoft Press, 2011), is presenting twice at BUILD on Windows Azure. Here are the details (and these sessions will be online at http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Build/Build2011 later): Introduction to Windows Azure: the cloud operating system Date: September 14, 2011 from 2:00PM to 3:00PM Day 2 SAC-852F Speakers: Mark Russinovich Share Come join Mark Russinovich for an overview of Microsoft’s new cloud OS. Assuming no prior knowledge of Windows Azure, this session will start by explaining the Windows Azure Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) app philosophy and how it differs from that of traditional server apps. Then, demonstrating key concepts...
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    RTM’d today: Microsoft OneNote 2010 Plain & Simple

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    We’re very pleased to announce that Peter Weverka’s book, Microsoft OneNote 2010 Plain & Simple has shipped to the printer! This full-color, no-nonsense book shows you the quickest ways to take, organize, and share great notes—with easy-to-follow steps, screenshots, and concise, straightforward language. Peter shows you how to take notes and organize them with ease; arrange notes in pages, sections, and notebooks; add pictures, drawings, and audio and video clips; apply readymade and custom tags to your notes; link notes to web pages and Microsoft Office files; and share your notes and collaborate with others. The concise, language, easy-to-follow steps, and screenshots show you exactly what to do. Handy tips teach you new techniques and shortcuts. Quick “Try...
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    RTM’d today: Effective Time Management: Using Microsoft Outlook to Organize Your Work and Personal Life

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    We’re very pleased to announce that Lothar Seiwert’s and Holger Woeltje’s book, Effective Time Management: Using Microsoft Outlook to Organize Your Work and Personal Life has shipped to the printer! Learn valuable time management techniques—and create a balance between your work and personal life with the help of Microsoft Outlook. In this practical guide, a highly experienced and skilled team of authors shares a proven system that enables you to organize your time more effectively. Take charge of all your activities—and create a balance between your work and personal life with the help of Microsoft Outlook. In this practical guide, a highly experienced and skilled team of authors shares a proven system for managing your time more effectively. You’ll discover...
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    RTM’d today: Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 Inside Out

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    We’re very pleased to announce that Errin O’Connor, Penelope Coventry, Troy Lanphier, Johnathan Lightfoot, Thomas Resing, and Michael Doyle’s new book, Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 Inside Out , has shipped to the printer! Dive in to Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 -- and learn how to connect and empower people through a unified communications infrastructure. This in-depth reference packs hundreds of timesaving solutions, troubleshooting tips, and workarounds in a supremely organized format. It's all muscle and no fluff. Discover how the experts tackle SharePoint Foundation 2010 -- and challenge yourself to new levels of mastery! You’ll learn how to build communities that empower people to work together in new ways; simplify information sharing, make team...
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