June, 2012

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    Schedule of Microsoft Press authors at TechEd North America in Orlando–June 11-14, 2012

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    If you’re attending TechEd in Orlando next week, be sure to stop by the O'Reilly/Microsoft Press booth (#1936) where there will be author book signings, book giveaways, and special offers. Many Microsoft Press authors will also be giving sessions for TechEd. See the schedule at the bottom of this post for topics and times. Meet the Authors MONDAY     Author Schedule Book Christian Buckley 11:00 AM Monday Microsoft SharePoint 2010: Creating and Implementing Real-World Projects Jennifer Mason 11:00 AM Monday Microsoft SharePoint 2010: Creating and Implementing Real-World Projects Joseph Davies 12 PM Monday Understanding IPv6, 3 rd Ed Brett Lonsdale 1:00 PM Monday Microsoft SharePoint 2010: Business Connectivity Services Marco Russo 6:30 PM Monday Programming Microsoft® LINQ in Microsoft...
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    Author news: A report from the Thinking Digital conference

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    Check out Chris Sharratt’s report from last week’s Thinking Digital conference . Here’s a teaser: “Against all expectations, it was the man from Microsoft who really got me thinking, both during his talk and since. Richard Banks is principal interaction designer at Microsoft Research’s Cambridge facility and author of the book, The Future of Looking Back . His presentation combined personal experience, qualitative research and product design, raising questions about how we experience digital data and how it differs from its analogue equivalent. Most interestingly, he talked about how we might bridge the gap between the two as a generation that takes smart phones, tablets and cloud computing for granted, comes to terms with the idea of a digital inheritance.” You can read an interview with Richard...
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    New book: Microsoft SharePoint 2010: Business Connectivity Services

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    We’re excited to announce that Penelope Coventry, Brett Lonsdale, and Phill Duffy’s Microsoft SharePoint 2010: Business Connectivity Services (ISBN: 9780735660182; 420 pages) is now available for purchase! You can find the book’s chapter-level table of contents and Introduction to using Business Connectivity Services in this previous post . Led by SharePoint experts Penelope Coventry, Brett Lonsdale, and Phill Duffy, you'll learn how to access external data from several sources and make informed decisions based on what you retrieve. Unlock your enterprise data and increase your productivity, using code and no-code solutions! You’ll discover how to connect to enterprise data with Microsoft SharePoint Designer or Visual Studio; access line-of-business data, data...
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    Free webcast: Managing Family Safety in Windows 7

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    Thursday, June 7, 2012 10AM PT, San Francisco 6pm - London | 1pm - New York | Fri, Jun 8th at 3am - Sydney | Fri, Jun 8th at 2am - Tokyo | Fri, Jun 8th at 1am - Beijing | 10:30pm - Mumbai Presented by: Mike Halsey Duration: Approximately 60 minutes. Cost: Free First Thursday Webcast. The Internet is a dangerous place and every parent worries about what their children might be doing, and what they might be exposed to online. In this webcast, Mike Halsey, the author of Troubleshooting Windows 7 Inside Out, walks you through the process of keeping your children and your family safe online from viruses, criminals and inappropriate content with simple to use free tools. About Mike Halsey Mike Halsey is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for "Windows Expert - Consumer...
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    RTM’d today: Understanding IPv6, Third Edition

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    This Wednesday, June 6 th is World IPv6 Day and we’re celebrating with news that Understanding IPv6, Third Edition (ISBN 9780735659148; 650 pages) has shipped to the printer. A big thanks and congratulations to author Joseph Davies and our production team, especially production manager Holly Bauer. Why should you care about IPv6? We’ve included a sample below that explains the advantages of IPv6 over IPv4. We also recommend a very timely article -- Internet powers flip the IPv6 switch (FAQ) – which provides some great background on World IPv6 day and the move to the new internet protocol: “Internet Protocol version 6 has one big improvement over the prevailing IPv4 standard it's designed to supplant: room to grow. However, moving to IPv6 isn't simple, which is...
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    RTM’d today: MOS Study Guide for Microsoft Office 365

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    We are happy to announce that the MOS Study Guide for Microsoft Office 365 has shipped to the printer! Demonstrate your expertise with Microsoft Office 365 by earning a MOS certification. This Study Guide is designed to help you prepare for MOS Exam 77-891: Microsoft Office 365, and features: · Full objective-by-objective review · Easy-to-follow procedures and hands-on tasks · Exam-discount offer from Certiport · Use the in-depth exam prep, practice, and review to help advance your proficiency with Office 365—and earn the credential that proves it. This book will be available online around June 15th. In the meantime, here is an excerpt from the introduction to the book: Taking a Microsoft Office Specialist Exam Desktop computing...
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    Updated sample code for Programming Windows, Sixth Edition (Consumer Preview edition)

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    Greetings. This is a quick note to let you know that Charles Petzold has updated his sample code for Programming Windows, Sixth Edition (Consumer Preview edition) against the Visual Studio 2012 Release Candidate. You’ll find a single ZIP file via the Companion Content link on the book’s catalog page . In the ZIP file you’ll find two subfolders: the ConsumerPreview folder contains the sample code as we originally released it on May 17, and the ReleasePreview folder contains the sample code as updated by Charles since the release of updated software last week. Enjoy.
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    Free ebook: Programming Windows 8 Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript (First Preview)

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    Hello! To help celebrate the Windows 8 Release Preview and the Visual Studio 2012 Release Candidate , we’re happy to release a preview edition of Programming Windows 8 Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript , by Kraig Brockschmidt (who, some of you might remember, many years ago worked with us on a couple editions of Inside OLE ). THE FINAL EBOOK IS AVAILABLE HERE: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/microsoft_press/archive/2012/10/29/free-ebook-programming-windows-8-apps-with-html-css-and-javascript.aspx The links for the First Preview follow: Download a PDF of the ebook here (4.34 MB). Download the ebook’s sample code here (27.5 MB). (We’ll release EPUB and MOBI versions of the final ebook.) This first preview contains the first four chapters of what we think will be...
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    Free ebook: Introducing Windows Server 2012

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    UPDATE – there is a new version of this free ebook that is based on the RTM version of the software. Please find the new announcement here with links to the new edition . I’m excited to announce the most recent free ebook offered by Microsoft Press. Introducing Windows Server 2012 , by Mitch Tulloch, is now ready for free download! Please see the links below to download one or all of the available formats. FORMAT LINK PDF Introducing Windows Server 2012 PDF ebook EPUB Introducing Windows Server 2012 EPUB ebook MOBI Introducing Windows Server 2012 MOBI ebook Introducing Windows Server 2012 is 256 pages and includes 5 chapters loaded with insider information from...
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    Free webcast: IPv6 Address Autoconfiguration and DHCPv6

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    In this webcast, Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) expert Joe Davies describes and demonstrates the various way that you can configure IPv6 addresses and configuration settings with a focus on the relevant and useful combinations. IPv6 supports multiple ways to configure IPv6 addresses and configuration settings, such as manually, stateless using just routers, stateful using DHCPv6, or a combination. Learn the basic concepts and relevant configuration options of this potentially confusing topic from Joe Davies, author of Understanding IPv6, 3rd Edition, and see IPv6 autoconfiguration behavior demonstrated in a test lab. Wednesday, June 6, 2012 10AM PT, San Francisco 6pm - London | 1pm - New York | Thu, Jun 7th at 3am - Sydney | Thu, Jun 7th at 2am - Tokyo | Thu,...
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    Our 1,000th post

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    From Ben Ryan, Publisher of Microsoft Press In January, 2009, we created our first blog post for Microsoft Press and we recorded 19,800 visits that month. This is our 1,000 th post and we have almost 60,000 visitors each month to our blog. We appreciate you, our readers, and hope that we’ve provided interesting content and information for you that keeps you coming back. We enjoy your comments and try to answer all individual emails that are sent to the administrators of the blog. Your comments are valuable to us and we try to make improvements based on what you tell us. Thanks again!
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    Save 15% on one of Microsoft Press’s most popular books–Code Complete, 2nd Ed.

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    Save 15% through June 15, 2012 at Amazon.com. Click here and look for the coupon in the book’s detail page. How to Redeem the Coupon: You must be signed into your account at Amazon. To apply a coupon offer to a qualifying item, add coupon in one of two ways: Click on the coupon offer on the item detail page which will take you to "Your Coupon Book" then click on the applicable coupon, or Click on the coupon provided in "Your Coupon Book". After applying the coupon to the qualifying item, add the item to your Cart via the "Add to Cart" or "1-Click" option button on the respective item detail page or from "Your Coupon Book". The coupon discount will be applied to the qualifying item added to your Cart and will be reflected on the final order checkout...
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