April, 2013

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    From the MVPs: Data Loss Prevention with Office 365 and Exchange Online

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    This is the 27th in our series of guest posts by Microsoft Most Valued Professionals (MVPs). You can click the “MVPs” tag in the right column of our blog 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 Sean McNeill , an Office365 MVP. Thanks much, Sean! Background Corporate Data Loss has become a major issue for almost...
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    New book: Microsoft Excel 2013 Step by Step

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    We’re happy to announce the availability of Microsoft Excel 2013 Step by Step , by Curtis Frye. The smart way to learn Excel 2013—one step at a time! Experience learning made easy—and quickly teach yourself how to manage, analyze, and present data with Excel 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 companion eBook. Discover how to: Work with Excel 2013 in touch mode Write formulas, create macros, and organize data Present data visually and add images to worksheets Consolidate multiple sets of data into a single workbook ...
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    From the MVPs: Exchange 2007 cutover migration to the NEW Office 365

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    This is the 26th 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 Kelsey Epps , of the Concepps Group, an Office365 MVP. WEB: http://conceppsgroup.com BLOG: http://office365support.ca Thanks very much...
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    Save: Microsoft Press books with coupons at Amazon.com

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    From now through May 1, 2013, you can save extra money on select Microsoft Press books at Amazon.com Click here to find the coupons home page at Amazon and search through books coupons. 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 via the "Clip this Coupon" button, or Click on the coupon provided on amazon.com/coupons. 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. 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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    To the MVPs: Congrats to 885 new and renewed MVPs!

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    Make that a huge congratulations! And may we say that we’re very proud to work with many of you on Microsoft Press books (both authoring and reviewing) and on posts for our blog . The MVP community is full of amazing talent, and we look forward to working with more of you! If you’re interested in such opportunities, please do let your community manager know. Everybody else, here’s more info about today’s MVP Awards (from the Microsoft MVP Award Program Blog).
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    Quick news: Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 is available

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    Includes enhanced functionality for agile planning, quality enablement, line-of-business application development, developer experience, and more. Check out Somasegar’s blog for details . And here’s the Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 page , which includes more details and the download link.
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    New book: Microsoft Access 2013 Plain & Simple

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    We’re happy to announce the availability of Microsoft Access 2013 Plain & Simple . Get the full-color, visual guide that makes learning Microsoft Access 2013 plain and simple! Follow the book’s easy steps and screenshots and clear, concise language to learn the simplest ways to build a database and sort information. Here’s WHAT you’ll learn: Build and manage your own database Apply professional designs across your databases Create presentations and publish reports online Secure your database with passwords and encryption Exchange data with other databases and documents Interact with your data easier using macros Purchase at The Microsoft Press Store.
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    New book: Windows PowerShell 3.0 Step by Step

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    We’re happy to announce the availability of Windows PowerShell 3.0 Step by Step (ISBN 9780735663398) by scripting expert Ed Wilson! This book is a hands-on, step-by-step guide to automating Windows administration with Windows PowerShell 3.0. Teach yourself the fundamentals of Windows PowerShell 3.0 command line interface and scripting language—one step at a time. This practical tutorial delivers learn-by-doing exercises, timesaving tips, and hands-on sample scripts for performing administrative tasks on both local and remote Windows systems. Discover how to: - Use built-in cmdlets to execute commands - Write scripts to handle recurring tasks - Use providers to access information beyond the shell environment - Configure network components with Windows Management Instrumentation...
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    New book: Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Plain & Simple

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    We’re happy to announce the availability of Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Plain & Simple. Get the guide that makes learning Microsoft® PowerPoint® 2013 plain and simple! This full color, no-nonsense book shows you the quickest ways to solve a problem or learn a skill, using easy-to-follow steps and concise, straightforward language. You'll analyze, manage, and share information in more ways than ever before. Here’s WHAT you’ll learn: Create dynamic presentations for your audience Include charts, tables, clip art, and other graphics Add video clips and CD music Animate slide and add transition effects Edit and polish your presentations with ease Create speaker notes and record narration Here’s HOW you’ll learn it: Jump...
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    New book: Microsoft Excel 2013: Building Data Models with PowerPivot

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    We’re happy to announce the availability of Microsoft Excel 2013: Building Data Models with PowerPivot . Your guide to quickly turn data into results. Transform your skills, data, and business—and create your own BI solutions using software you already know and love: Microsoft Excel. Two business intelligence (BI) experts take you inside PowerPivot functionality for Excel® 2013, with a focus on real world scenarios, problem-solving, and data modeling. You'll learn how to quickly turn mass quantities of data into meaningful information and on-the-job results—no programming required! Understand the differences between PowerPivot for Self Service BI and SQL Server Analysis Services for Corporate BI Extend your existing data-analysis skills to create your own BI...
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    New book: Microsoft Excel 2013 Inside Out

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    We’re happy to announce the Microsoft Excel 2013 Inside Out (ISBN 9780735669055) by Mark Dodge and Craig Stinson is now available for purchase. Purchase at The Microsoft Press Store This supremely organized reference is packed with hundreds of timesaving solutions, troubleshooting tips, and workarounds. It’s all muscle and no fluff. Learn how the experts tackle Excel 2013—and challenge yourself to new levels of mastery. Purchase includes a companion ebook and sample files. Topics include: Customizing the Excel workspace Best practices for designing and managing worksheets Creating formulas and functions Performing statistical, what-if, and other data analysis Core to advanced charting techniques Using graphics and sparklines...
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    New book: Microsoft Word 2013 Plain & Simple

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    We’re happy to announce the availability of Microsoft Word 2013 Plain & Simple . Get the full-color, visual guide that makes learning Microsoft Word 2013 plain and simple! Follow the book’s easy steps and screenshots and clear, concise language to learn the simplest ways to create and share documents. Here’s WHAT you’ll learn: Create, edit, format, and share text Add graphics, data, table, and charts Improve page layout to best present your ideas Use and make templates for increased productivity Collaborate and present documents online Access your documents from almost any browser Purchase at The Microsoft Press Store .
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    New book: Microsoft Outlook 2013 Plain & Simple

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    We’re happy to announce the availability of Microsoft Outlook 2013 Plain & Simple . Learn the simplest ways to get things done with Microsoft Outlook 2013 Get the full-color, visual guide that makes learning Microsoft Outlook 2013 plain and simple! Follow the book’s easy steps and screenshots and clear, concise language to learn how to stay productive and keep in touch with all of your personal, business, and social media networks. Here’s WHAT you’ll learn: Format and send messages, files, and photos Set up mobile alerts for important messages Manage your inbox and limit junk mail Update and share your calendar Add social media network accounts and collaborate Connect with and meet contacts online using Lync® Purchase at The...
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    New book: Exploring Microsoft SharePoint 2013: New Features & Functions

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    We’re pleased to announce the availability of Exploring Microsoft SharePoint 2013: New Features & Functions. Discover what’s new and what’s changed in SharePoint 2013—and get a head start using these cutting-edge capabilities to improve organizational collaboration and effectiveness. Led by Penelope Coventry, a Microsoft MVP for SharePoint, you'll learn how to take advantage of important new features and functionality, including app development, collaborative social enterprise tools, enhanced versioning, themes, improved search, and an extended client object model. Get an early, expert look at how to: Develop SharePoint apps using collaborative social enterprise tools Use the new Minimal Download Strategy (MDS) smart technology to consume less bandwidth...
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    Webcast: Exploring the New Reports on Project 2013 by Microsoft Press author Bonnie Biafore

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    Click here to register Tuesday, April 23, 2013 1PM PT, San Francisco 9pm - London | 4pm - New York | Wed, Apr 24th at 6am - Sydney | Wed, Apr 24th at 5am - Tokyo | Wed, Apr 24th at 4am - Beijing | Wed, Apr 24th at 1:30am - Mumbai Presented by: Bonnie Biafore Duration: Approximately 60 minutes. Cost: Free Join us for a live webcast presented by project management expert Bonnie Biafore author of Microsoft Project 2013: The Missing Manual. We will get you up to speed fast and put your project management skills to work. In this webcast you will learn: Exploring built-in Project reports Customizing reports in Project 2013 Alternatives to the new Project 2013 reports About Bonnie Biafore Bonnie Biafore has always been fascinated with math in its practical...
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    Free Jump Start: May 2, 2013 - Windows Store App Essentials using C#

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    The Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) team is excited to announce a new course in the popular “Jump Start” series of live online training events on May 2nd! This core skills course will feature Microsoft Technical Evangelist Jerry Nixon and co-founder of Crank211 Daren May, who will deliver an engaging, demo-rich, live learning experience for developers interested in bulking up their C# app programming skills.  This course is also a great way to prepare for Exam 70-484.   Register here: http://aka.ms/WinSAECR2 This Jump Start covers Developing Windows Store Apps using C#. In typical Jump Start fashion it will be filled with lots of demos and fun.  Microsoft Technical Evangelist Jerry Nixon and the co-founder of Crank211, Daren May , will craft sample after sample in real time...
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    Register now: Free live Q&A session with Charles Petzold on Tuesday

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    Join us on April 30 at 5 pm PDT for a Microsoft Virtual Academy Live Q&A with programming legend and renowned author Charles Petzold . The focus will be on writing Windows Store apps with C#/XAML, but all of your questions are welcome! Register here . (In case you missed it, Microsoft Press recently published Charles’s Programming Windows, Sixth Edition, 15 years after the fifth edition, to address Windows 8.) Also, Microsoft Virtual Academy will be hosting a Twitter Chat during this event, as described below by MVA’s Matt Calder: The renowned author will be taking audience questions on camera in our studio, and you can get a place near the front of the line by tweeting your questions to us ahead of time @MSVirtAcademy #MVALive. Register for this free event to tune in and watch live, and...
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