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  • Microsoft Press

    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-the-job experience, can be...
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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 O’Reilly Media, official distributor...
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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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    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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    Author news: See Mark Russinovich talk security in the Office Garage Series

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    The new Office Garage Series: Identity, Activation and Data Access with a User-Based Office This week our hosts answer your questions about the user-based Office service, how identity and services are provisioned, where data and passwords are stored and what the user experiences look like. They also catch up with cybersecurity expert and author, Mark Russinovich, to discuss the security model for online services with Azure AD.
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    Save 50%: MOS Study Guides ebooks through March 28, 2013

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    Ensure Your Success with MOS Study Guides Get started on your Microsoft Office Specialist certification now It's a competitive job market, and anything you can do to stand out is a definite asset to your career, especially demonstrating top-notch computer skills. Now you can become certified in SharePoint, Excel, Word, PowerPoint and other Office programs. For one week only, SAVE 50% on these ebooks and get started on your path to MOS certification. This sale is available from O’Reilly Media, the official distributor of Microsoft Press books. By clicking the link, you will be taken to O'Reilly's website. View O'Reilly's terms of service for use of their services (including payment services) and the privacy policy applicable to how O'Reilly handles your data. Click here to view the ebooks in...
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    Author news: Ed Wilson on how certification changed his life

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    Long-time Microsoft Press author and Scripting Guy! Ed Wilson , whose latest book on PowerShell— Windows PowerShell 3.0 Step by Step —was just published, recently chatted with Blain Barton at TechNet Radio about the role of Microsoft certification in his career. Enjoy the story here . Ed, who recently passed Exam 70-410, also describes why he keeps his certification up to date. Blain and Ed also discuss some tips and tricks for the MCSA on Windows Server 2012 , as well as the free " Early Experts " challenge you can sign up for to prepare for Exam 70-410. And here’s information about our recently published Exam Ref 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 .
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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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    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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    Quick news: Kinect for Windows SDK 1.7 available for download

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    Hello. The Kinect for Windows software development kit (SDK) enables developers to use C++, C#, or Visual Basic to create applications that support gesture and voice recognition by using the Kinect for Windows sensor and a computer or embedded device. The new SDK was released today and is available here . Here’s a post that describes some of the key new features . And don’t forget our book on Kinect for Windows, titled, aptly, Programming with the Kinect for Windows Software Development Kit , by David Catuhe. In the book, David provides valuable guidance on how to create applications with Kinect for Windows. Learn about Kinect sensor technology, how the Kinect for Windows SDK works, how to integrate Kinect into your apps, how to develop a postures and gestures recognition system, how to use...
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    Quick news: Three recorded Jump Starts available on demand

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    The Microsoft Virtual Academy has announced the availability of three Jump Starts. If you missed the live events, you can watch the recorded sessions on demand. Building Web Apps with ASP.NET Jump Start Principal Program Manager Scott Hanselman and Technical Evangelist Jon Galloway provide an accelerated introduction to building modern web applications with ASP.NET, targeting key scenarios for building mobile ready websites, social web applications, and modern HTML5 browser features. Build Apps for Both Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 Jump Start Senior Technical Evangelist Ben Riga delivers an engaging, demo-rich Jump Start course, featuring best practices and techniques to help developers deliver apps for both Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. Advanced Windows Store App...
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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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    Fun: Play So You Think You Know Excel Game

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    Maybe it’s because I love Excel, but this sounds pretty fun.   Take the ‘So You Think You Know Excel’ Challenge and You Could Win a Kinect for Xbox 360 Prize Pack Visit the Microsoft Business Intelligence blog for details.
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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 with the Entity...
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    Quick news: Save 50% on Training Kit ebooks

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    Through March 20, you can save significantly on 22 Microsoft Press ebooks through our distributor, O’Reilly Media: CLICK HERE These Training Kit ebooks are available only from oreilly.com. Make the most of your study time with Microsoft Press Training Kit ebooks. Work at your own pace through a series of lessons and reviews that fully cover exam objectives. Then, reinforce and apply your knowledge to real-world case scenarios and practice exercises to maximize your performance on the exams. For one week only, SAVE 50% on these ebooks. NOTE : O'Reilly Media is the official distributor of Microsoft Press books. By clicking the link, you will be taken to O'Reilly's website. View O'Reilly's terms of service for use of their services (including payment services) and the privacy policy applicable...
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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 You also get an exam discount voucher—making this book an exceptional value and a great career investment. PURCHASE FROM O’REILLY NOTE: O'Reilly Media is the official distributor of Microsoft...
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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. Preorder the book here , here , or here . [NOTE: O’Reilly Media is the official distributor...
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