June, 2012

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  • Microsoft Press

    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 If you prefer a hard copy of the book, you can order it here for $14.99 . Introducing Windows Server 2012 is 256 pages and includes 5 chapters loaded with insider information from the Windows Server Team.   Table of Contents...
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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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    Get online access to 600 Microsoft Press books for $22.99

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    We rarely feature our Microsoft Press eReference Library on the blog so I thought I might take a moment to explain to you this great resource. Get immediate, online access to a wealth of Microsoft Press books with a subscription to our eReference Library hosted by Safari Books Online, for as little as $22.99 for one month for the all-you-can-eat model (no long term contract). The content is served up on an easy-to-use interface and comes with some cool features (such as notes, highlighting, bookmarking), 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...
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    Opportunity: Are you pursuing Microsoft Exchange Server certification?

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    UPDATE: The sign-up period for this product evaluation expired July 9, 2012. The online questionnaire is no longer available. Thank you for your interest. Hello! Microsoft Press is looking for people to participate in an evaluation of our book products addressing the certifications listed below. Participants in the evaluation will receive the corresponding Microsoft Press eBook(s) and the corresponding exam voucher(s) for free! Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) for Exchange Server Certification   The required exam for this certification is Exam 70-662, TS: Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, Configuring . Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) for Exchange Server Certification   The two exams required for this certification are Exam 70-662 (see above) and...
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    Microsoft Jump Start Series: Learn to Cloud-Optimize your IT with Windows Server 2012

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    Get acquainted with the many exciting new features of Windows Server 2012 in a free Jump Start course. On June 20-21, from 9:00am – 4:00pm PDT , join Microsoft Senior Technical Evangelist Rick Claus and Microsoft Partner Corey Hynes as they walk you through their personal favorite feature sets, and answer why and how each can improve your day-to-day IT environment. In these accelerated, engaging and demo-heavy sessions, you’ll discover how Windows Server 2012 provides a dynamic, highly-available and cost-effective server platform for the modern datacenter and the cloud. You won’t want to miss this! Register Now .   Windows Server 2012 Jump Start Details Course: “Windows Server 2012: Preparing for the Datacenter Evolution” Date/Time: June 20-21, 2012 from 9:00am – 4:00pm PDT Where: Live...
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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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    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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    New book: MOS Study Guide for Microsoft Office 365

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    We’re excited to announce that John Pierce’s MOS Study Guide for Microsoft Office 365 (ISBN: 9780735669031; 224 pages) is now available for purchase! You can find an excerpt from the introduction in this previous post . Here is an excerpt from Chapter 1: 1.2 Navigate Office 365 Applications Two of the applications you’ll use in Office 365 are Outlook Web App and SharePoint, which provides the foundation for your team site. In this section, you’ll learn the basics of how to find your way around these applications. We’ll look at Outlook first and then cover the SharePoint team site. Using the Outlook Navigation Pane The navigation pane appears along the left side of the Outlook Web App window. At the bottom of the navigation pane are links to...
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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 from Microsoft SQL...
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    New book: CompTIA Network+ Training Kit (Exam N10-005)

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    We’re excited to announce that Craig Zacker’s CompTIA Network+Training Kit (Exam N10-005) (ISBN: 9780735662759; 704 pages) is now available for purchase! You can find the book’s objective mapping and Introduction to understanding and preparing for the CompTIA Network+ Exam N10-005 in this previous post . Craig helps you to ace your preparation for the CompTIA Network+ Exam N10-005 with this 2-in-1 Training Kit from Microsoft Press®. Work at your own pace through a series of concepts, tasks, and practical exercises, and then assess your network service/support technician skills with the online practice test—featuring multiple, customizable testing options to meet your specific needs. Your Training Kit includes: · In-depth coverage of all 5 CompTIA...
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    Save 15% on CISSP Training Kit through Amazon.com

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    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 page.
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    Author highlight: Ed Wilson, PowerShell guru

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    Many PowerShell fans know Ed Wilson by his books and his popular blog, “ Hey Scripting Guy .” If you were lucky enough to be at TechEd this week in Orlando, you had a chance to meet Ed at the Microsoft Press booth signing his book, Windows PowerShell 2.0 Best Practices . If you don’t know Ed Wilson yet, check out his books below.                        (releasing Fall, 2012)
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    Free videos on Windows Server 2012 from the Jump Start series

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    If you missed the Jump Start last week, you can watch the archived video sessions. • Designed for Microsoft Partners, early adopters, and experienced IT Pros/ITDMs familiar with Microsoft server technologies • All twelve (12) modules are under an hour and packed with engaging discussion and real-world demos -- watch them all! Links to Every Module from this Jump Start The HD-quality video recordings of this course are published to TechNet Edge and are highly recommended. Windows Server 2012 is a game-changing release for so many reasons and this course will help experienced IT Pros truly understand why -- check it out! • Windows Server 2012 Jump Start (01): Core Hyper-V • Windows Server 2012 Jump Start (02a): Virtualization Infrastructure, Part 1 • Windows Server 2012 Jump Start (02b): Virtualization...
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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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    Book review: Inside Windows Debugging - Practical Debugging and Tracing Strategies by Tarik Soulami

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    Nice book review of Inside Windows Debugging. Check it out here: http://blogcritics.org/books/article/book-review-inside-windows-debugging-practical/
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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 why many organizations on the...
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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...
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