September, 2011

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  • Microsoft Press

    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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    Announcing the Microsoft Research series from Microsoft Press

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    To help celebrate Microsoft Research’s 20th anniversary, Microsoft Press and Microsoft Research today jointly announce the launch of a new book series devoted to the work of Microsoft researchers. Microsoft Research has more than 850 researchers, including some of the world’s finest computer scientists, sociologists, psychologists, mathematicians, physicists, and engineers, and the Microsoft Research series shares their thoughts and efforts. Here's the vision for the series: At Microsoft Research, we’re driven to imagine and invent. Our desire is to create technology that helps people realize their full potential and to advance the state of the art in computer science. This series shares the insights of Microsoft researchers as they explore the new and the transformative...
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    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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    Save 50% on all ebooks from Microsoft Press

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    In case you haven’t seen the tweets about it, this is a quick note to let you know that all of our ebooks are currently on sale . Microsoft Press ebooks are available in a variety of formats for individual users, IT professionals, and developers. Ebooks purchased from oreilly.com are DRM-free. You get free lifetime access, multiple file formats, and free updates. Use discount code B2SDEAL in the shopping cart. Offer expires September 28th, and may not be combined with other offers. Here’s a small sample of new titles you can choose from (but, remember, the discount code works on all of our ebooks): Optimizing Windows® 7 Pocket Consultant Was: $19.99 Now: $9.99 (Save 50%) I. M. Wright's "Hard Code": A Decade of Hard-Won Lessons from Microsoft®, Second Edition Was: $35.99 Now: $17.99...
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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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    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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    “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: 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...
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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...
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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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    New book: Parallel Programming with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Step by Step

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    We're happy to announce the arrival of Parallel Programming with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Step by Step (ISBN 9780735640603; 256 pages) by Donis Marshall. As chip speed flattens out and multi-core chips become ubiquitous, developers can no longer rely on clock rate advances to improve the speed of software. Instead, developers need to focus on how to identify the independent portions of their code, and program them to run simultaneously, in parallel, so they can take advantage of the new multi-core architecture. Not only does parallel programming require a change in code, it also requires a change in the way developers think about code. Fortunately, Visual Studio and the.NET Framework, with the Task Parallel Library make entering the world of parallel programming easier than it has...
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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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    New book: Effective Time Management: Using Microsoft Outlook to Organize Your Work and Personal Life

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    We’re excited to announce that Lothar Seiwert’s and Holger Woeltje’s Effective Time Management: Using Microsoft Outlook to Organize Your Work and Personal Life (ISBN 9780735660045; 272 pages) is now available for purchase! You can find the book’s introduction in this previous post . In today’s post, please enjoy reading an excerpt from Chapter 4, “How to Make Your Daily Planning Work in Real Life.” Chapter 4 - How to Make Your Daily Planning Work in Real Life “Things Always Turn Out Differently Anyway” In this chapter, you will · Learn the basics of successful day planning. · Combine similar tasks into blocks. · Use appointment lists. · Fine-tune your day planner. · Use the...
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    New book: Microsoft OneNote 2010 Plain & Simple

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    We’re excited to announce that Peter Weverka’s Microsoft OneNote 2010 Plain & Simple (ISBN 9780735660540; 256 pages) is now available for purchase!   You can find the book’s chapter-level table of contents and some colorful examples of this easy-to-use, beginner-focused guide to Microsoft OneNote 2010 in this previous post . In today’s post, please enjoy a closer look at section 5, “Writing Basic Notes.” Chapter 5 Writing Basic Notes In this section: · Writing a Note with the Keyboard · Selecting, Moving, and Deleting Notes · Entering Symbols and Unusual Letters · Selecting Text · Copying and Moving Text · Formatting Text · Applying Styles to Text · Creating Numbered and Bulleted Lists The simplest type of note is a typewritten note―one you enter with the keyboard. Entering this...
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    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.
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    New book: Deploying Cloud-Based Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Solutions

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    We’re excited to announce that Phillip Wicklund’s Deploying Cloud-Based Microsoft SharePoint 2010 (ISBN 9780735662100; 470 pages) is now available for purchase! You can find the book’s chapter-level table of contents and Introduction to customizing Microsoft SharePoint My Site in this previous post . In today’s post, please enjoy reading an excerpt from Chapter 4, “Administering SharePoint Online.” Chapter 4 - Administering SharePoint Online In this chapter, you will: · Learn how to manage site collections in SharePoint Online. · Configure InfoPath Forms Services settings. · Administer the term store and apply metadata. · Manage user profiles and properties. Now that you’ve had an introduction to...
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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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