March, 2013

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    New book: Microsoft Project 2013 Step by Step

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    Great news! Microsoft Project 2013 Step by Step , by Carl Chatfield and Timothy Johnson is now available for purchase. Experience learning made easy—and quickly teach yourself how to manage the complete project life cycle with Project 2013. With Step by Step, you set the pace—building and practicing the skills you need, just when you need them! Work with Project 2013 on your PC or touch-enabled device Build and fine-tune your project plan Schedule tasks and milestones, and assign resources Track progress and costs, and manage variances Troubleshoot delays and budget overruns Customize Gantt chart views, tables, and calendars Learn project-management best practices Here are some options for purchasing this book: From Amazon click here From...
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    Nostalgia: March 22, 1984 Microsoft Press introduces its first two books

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    We’ve been feeling a bit nostalgic around here lately. Twenty-nine years ago today, Microsoft Press introduced Cary Lu's The Apple Macintosh Book and Peter Norton's Exploring the IBM PC/Jr Home Computer at the 1984 West Coast Computer Faire. (for full Microsoft history, click here )   In 1984, I was a senior in high school and because my mother was a school teacher, we had an Apple IIe in our house. By the time I was in college, my grandmother gave me her Commodore 64 so that I could type and edit my 100+ page English literature thesis. When I graduated from college, I had to learn how to use Wang terminals at my first job. Eventually, we adopted IBM PCs in our office and my first computer book was a title about using dBASE III+.  In those early years, I never imagined that I would...
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    New book: Training Guide: Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3

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    We are delighted to announce that Training Guide: Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 (ISBN 9780735674387), by Glenn Johnson, is now available for purchase! Designed to help experienced programmers develop real-world, job-role-specific skills—this Training Guide focuses on creating applications with HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS3. Build hands-on expertise through a series of lessons, exercises, and suggested practices—and help maximize your performance on the job. Provides in-depth, hands-on training you take at your own pace: - Focuses on job-role-specific expertise for using HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS3 to begin building modern web and Windows 8 apps - Features pragmatic lessons, exercises, and practices - Creates a foundation of skills which, along with on...
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    From the MVPs: Using Lync Server 2013 calling number translation rules to change display number

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    This is the 25th in our series of guest posts by Microsoft Most Valued Professionals (MVPs). You can click the “MVPs” tag in the right column to see all the articles. Since the early 1990s, Microsoft has recognized technology champions around the world with the MVP Award . MVPs freely share their knowledge, real-world experience, and impartial and objective feedback to help people enhance the way they use technology. Of the millions of individuals who participate in technology communities, around 4,000 are recognized as Microsoft MVPs. You can read more original MVP-authored content on the Microsoft MVP Award Program Blog . This post is by Ståle Hansen , a Lync MVP . His blog is msunified.net . Than ks very much, Ståle! Ståle here. A new feature for Enterprise...
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    RTM’d today: Training Guide: Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3

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    We’re happy to announce that Training Guide: Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 (ISBN 9780735674387), by Glenn Johnson, has shipped to the printer. This book can be in your hands—in print, as an ebook, or both—by the end of the month. In the meantime, whet your appetite with these two free sample chapters ! This Training Guide is for experienced programmers who want to develop their skills in creating applications with HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS3. Through a series of useful lessons, hands-on exercises, and suggested practices, this book promises to build your on-the-job expertise. You can also use it to supplement your preparation for exam 70-480, many of whose objectives are covered in this book. Here is some additional information to help you decide if this...
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    Author news: Loads of guidance from Kraig Brockschmidt beyond his free ebook

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    Hello again, Kraig here. Earlier this year we announced my blog, http://www.kraigbrockschmidt.com/blog , where I’d promised to be posting corrections to my free ebook, Programming Windows 8 Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript , along with other material that I wasn’t able to include in the book. As many of you know—seeing as how the page hits on my site increased dramatically!—I’ve been keeping up a steady flow of postings, and thought it’d be fun and helpful to highlight some of the most significant ones or interesting ones. I must admit that this gave me motivation to clean up my tags as well! First is a three-part series called Alive with Activity that actually isn’t on my blog directly—it’s on the Windows 8 Developer Blog, where you’ll find many posts from different members of the Windows...
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    RTM’d today: Microsoft Outlook 2013 Step by Step

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    We are happy to announce that Microsoft® Outlook® 2013 Step by Step (ISBN 9780735669093), by Joan Lambert and Joyce Cox, has shipped to the printer and is expected to be available in stores and online in mid-March. In the meantime be sure to check out the free sample chapters , Chapter 4: Store and access contact information, and Chapter 9: Manage contact records. Preorder From amazon.com click here From Microsoft Press Store click here Download free sample chapters From the Microsoft.com Download Center click here Experience learning made easy—and quickly teach yourself how to stay organized and stay connected using Outlook 2013. With Step by Step, you set the pace—building and practicing...
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    New book: Training Kit (Exam 70-461): Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012

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    We’re pleased to announce that Training Kit (Exam 70-461): Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012 is available for purchase. Ace your preparation for Microsoft Certification Exam 70-461 with this 2-in-1 Training Kit from Microsoft Press. Work at your own pace through a series of lessons and practical exercises, and then assess your skills with practice tests on CD—featuring multiple, customizable testing options. Maximize your performance on the exam by learning how to: Create database objects Work with data Modify data Troubleshoot and optimize queries Purchase at The Microsoft Press Store .
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    New book: Microsoft SharePoint 2013 App Development

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    We’re happy to announce the availability of Microsoft SharePoint 2013 App Development . Your guide to designing apps that extend the capabilities of your SharePoint site. Take advantage of the most important new concept in Microsoft® SharePoint® 2013--the app. Led by two SharePoint experts, you’ll learn development techniques such as building app lists, creating event handlers, and the major classes in the object model that provide access to content stored in SharePoint. Get expert guidance on how to: Best design an app Develop a SharePoint-hosted app Develop a developer- hosted app Create and use lists Support notifications Program a client-side app with JavaScript Establish user security and SharePoint application security Purchase...
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    Don’t miss: Certified Career Day, March 12, 2013

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    Want to be a leader in Cloud technologies? Need training and tools you can use now? Join us for Certified Career Day on March 12 at 8:30AM PDT , for an interactive LIVE panel discussion with IT industry experts who will discuss how the Cloud is redefining IT recruitment. Then stay for in-depth discussions on Windows Server 2012 and SQL Server 2012 to learn how you need to prepare to get ahead of this inevitable shift in cloud-based technologies. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER The agenda 8:30am PDT     Virtual doors open 8:45am PDT     Behind-the-scenes commentary 9:00–10:15     Live Industry Panel Broadcast Industry Panelists Mel Beckman, CEO, Beckman Software Engineering Mel operates Beckman Software Engineering, a consultancy specializing...
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    New book: Microsoft Outlook 2013 Step by Step

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    We are happy to announce that Microsoft Outlook 2013 Step by Step (ISBN 9780735669093), by Joan Lambert and Joyce Cox, is now available for purchase. Experience learning made easy—and quickly teach yourself how to stay organized and stay connected using Outlook 2013. With Step by Step, you set the pace—building and practicing the skills you need, just when you them! Includes downloadable practice files and a companion eBook. - Set up your email and social media accounts - Send, search, filter, and organize messages - Manage one or more calendars, and share your schedule - Help protect your inbox and outbox - Create and track tasks, to-do lists, and appointments Order From amazon.com click here From the Microsoft Press Store click here ...
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    New book: Microsoft Visual C# 2012 Step By Step

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    We’re pleased to announce the availability of Microsoft Visual C# 2012 Step by Step by John Sharp. Teach yourself how to build applications with Microsoft Visual C# 2012 and Visual Studio 2012—one step at a time. Ideal for those with fundamental programming skills, this tutorial provides practical, learn-by-doing exercises for mastering core C# language features and creating working applications and components for Windows. Discover how to: Work with variables, non-reserved identifiers, statements, operators, and methods Use the new application models provided by Windows 8 and the Windows Runtime Create interfaces and define abstract classes Manage errors and exception handling Use collection classes Work with databases by using DataBinding...
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    Sundry helpful items related to Microsoft Press

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    Readers, here's how you can give us feedback about our books. We can't respond to you (because we don't collect any personal information), but we take your feedback very seriously. No joke. http://aka.ms/tellpress > > > To make a suggestion—a book on a new technology, a new feature in our books—please write us at suggest2press [at] microsoft.com . Use http://aka.ms/tellpress to share your feedback about books we’ve published; use suggest2press to share your hopes and dreams. > > > If you need to reach our Support team about an issue with one of our titles, write mspinput [at] microsoft.com . > > > Authors, if you have a book idea, here’s what you need to get started (our proposal template). Send your proposal to 4bkideas ...
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    Quick news: Microsoft Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012 released

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    For more details, take a look at Soma’s post , which begins like this: As I’ve written about previously , we’ve been developing tools for building the next-generation of apps for Office and SharePoint . These tools manifest both as an online experience known as “Napa”, which we’ve been updating on a weekly basis, as well as a complete set of extensions to the rich Visual Studio client, extensions we’ve shared several times in preview form. Hot on the heels of last week’s announcement of commercial availability of the new Microsoft Office 365, I’m excited to announce that today we’re releasing those rich client tools, the Microsoft Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012. And notice this announcement (from Apps for Office and SharePoint Blog ) in early February about a new MSDN forum called...
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    Save 50% off SharePoint ebooks through March 6, 2013

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    Save 50% – In Celebration of SPTechCon Boost productivity & collaboration with SharePoint SharePoint is so powerful and rich in capabilities that understanding and implementing it can be overwhelming. Find a wealth of SharePoint wisdom on oreilly.com with titles for SharePoint administrators, software developers, information architects and knowledge workers. From building dashboards to global SharePoint deployments, we've got you covered. In celebration of SPTechCon, happening now in San Francisco, Save 50% on SharePoint ebooks. Ebooks from oreilly.com are DRM-free. You get free lifetime access, multiple file formats, and free updates. Use discount code CFSPSF - expires March 6, 2013 at 11:59pm PT, and cannot be combined with other offers. Offer does not apply to Print, or "Print &...
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    RTM’d today: Microsoft Project 2013 Step by Step

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    We’re happy to announce that Microsoft Project 2013 Step by Step (ISBN 9780735669116), by Carl Chatfield and Tim Johnson, has shipped to the printer. Carl and Tim have delivered a book that teaches you not only how to use Project 2013, but also the basics of project management. Please download and enjoy two free sample chapters , Chapter 4: Building a task, and Chapter 9: Advanced task scheduling. This book will be available via online retailers around May 15. Pre-Order From Amazon click here From an independent bookseller click here Now, a glance of the contents and some useful information from the book’s Introduction. Contents PART 1 Introduction to Microsoft Project Chapter 1 Microsoft Project, project management and you Chapter 2 A guided tour of Project...
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    RTM’d today: Developing Cloud Applications with Windows Azure Storage

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    We are happy to share that Paul Mehner’s book Developing Cloud Applications with Windows Azure Storage (ISBN 9780735667983) has shipped to the printer, and will be available online and in stores later this month. Two sample chapters from this book are available as a free download from the Microsoft Download center. Get the focused, pragmatic guidance you need to build professional cloud applications using Windows Azure Storage. This is one of the few books centered around Storage capabilities, and the author provides essential, expert coverage of the four key services—BLOB, tables, queues, and drives. Developers will gain hands-on insights, including detailed sections on business use cases and guidance for choosing the right storage option for the job. --Provides architectural...
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