June, 2012

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  • Microsoft Press

    Amazon coupon: 15% off on Microsoft Manual of Style

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      Save 15% through July 8, 2012 at Amazon.com. Click here and look for the coupon in the book’s detail page. How to Redeem the Coupon: 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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    50% off ebook versions of select Microsoft Press Training Kits

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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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    Free InfoPath video

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    Check out this great 11-minute video by the co-author, Laura Rogers, of Using Microsoft 2010 InfoPath with Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Step by Step .  It’s based on Chapter 10, “InfoPath Integration with SharePoint Designer Workflows.” You’ll find the video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9uwR01T1MY You can buy the book at: http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0790145330963.do
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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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    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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    TechEd Europe–Schedule of Microsoft Press authors June 26-29, 2012

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    If you’re attending TechEd in Amsterdam June 26-29, 2012, be sure to stop by the Microsoft Press stand 26 where there will be author book signings, book giveaways, and special offers. Meet the Authors TUESDAY     Author Schedule Book Vittorio Bertocci 2 PM Tuesday Programming Windows Identity Foundation; A Guide to Claims-Based Identity and Access Control Penny Coventry 7 PM Tuesday Microsoft SharePoint 2010: Business Connectivity Services (June), Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 Inside Out, Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 Step by Step Tom Shinder 7:30 PM Tuesday Deploying Microsoft Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server, Deploying Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010, Deploying Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway 2010 WEDNESDAY     Author...
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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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    New and upcoming titles from Microsoft Press – through July 2012

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    MOS Study Guide for Microsoft® Office 365 By John Pierce June 2012 irst to write a review Ebook: $9.99 Print & Ebook: $13.19 Print: $11.99   Understanding IPv6, 3rd Edition By Joseph Davies June 2012 (est.) eviews) Pre-Order Print: $49.99   OR   Read chapters now in the Microsoft Press EReference Library Here     Training Kit Exam 70-462: Administering Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 Databases By Orin Thomas, Peter Ward, boB Taylor July 2012 (est.) Be the first to write a review Pre-Order Print: $69.99   Visual Models for Software Requirements By Joy Beatty, Anthony Chen July 2012 (est.) Be the first to write a review Pre-Order Print: $39.99   Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 T-SQL Fundamentals By Itzik Ben-Gan July 2012 (est.) e the first to write a review Pre...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    From the MVPs: A computer management cloud service designed for your business!

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    Here’s the 10th post in our series of guest posts by Microsoft Most Valued Professionals (MVPs). Since the early 1990s, Microsoft has recognized technology champions around the world with the MVP Award . MVPs freely share their deep knowledge, real-world experience, and impartial and objective feedback to help people enhance the way they use technology . Of more than 100 million users who participate in technology communities, around 4,000 are recognized as Microsoft MVPs. This post is by Dave Franklyn , who is a Windows Expert IT Pro MVP. Thanks, Dave! What could you do with an extra $702? Imagine if this $702 was multiplied by the number of personal computers (PC) you supported? That can add up to a hefty sum. Windows Intune lets you do this! Windows Intune is Microsoft’s premier PC support...
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    Why use styles in Word?

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    Styles, like Quick Style Sets, lets you design styles in your document. Styles can save you time, simplify your work, and h elp keep your formatting more consistent and professional. Sure, you can create documents in Microsoft Word without making use of styles. You can also go grocery shopping without a basket, travel across town without transportation, or do laundry without detergent. But chances are that you wouldn’t work harder than necessary, spend extra time without added benefit, or embark on a task that’s likely to have inferior results if tools are available to improve the experience. That same philosophy is a good one to apply when it comes to creating documents. Styles are integrated into many features, and they’re always in your documents whether you make...
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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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    Free videos for IT professionals dealing with employees’ personal devices and consumer services

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    This important Jump Start video series helps IT Pros learn how to enable employees to leverage their own PCs, slates, smartphones and social networking needs (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) on the job while providing the added protection of enterprise-grade security. It's clear that organizations should proactively address the "consumerization of IT" in a way that sparks creativity, encourages collaboration, and promotes innovation, but what approaches satisfy essential security, compliance and other requirements? Since this is one of the most pervasive trends facing IT organizations today, Microsoft Learning partnered with Technical Evangelist David Tesar from Microsoft's worldwide Developer & Platform Evangelism (DPE) team to lead six demo-rich and engaging sessions. For...
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