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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    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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    Free ebooks: Great content from Microsoft Press on Windows 8, SQL Server, Windows Server and more

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    I last updated our free ebook site in November, 2012, but I often get emails from readers wanting me to remind them where to find our complete list. Here it is: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/microsoft_press/archive/2012/05/04/free-ebooks-great-content-from-microsoft-press-that-won-t-cost-you-a-penny.aspx You’ll find current ebooks on building Windows 8 apps, exploring Windows 8 administration and Windows Server 2012, and SQL Server 2012. We also keep some older titles in the collection, too, in case you’re still using previous versions of software. Enjoy!
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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: Build Windows 8 Apps with Microsoft Visual C# and Visual Basic Step by Step

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    Teach yourself how to build Windows 8 applications using Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 with Microsoft Visual C# 2012 or Visual Basic 2012—one step at a time. Build Windows 8 Apps with Microsoft Visual C# and Visual Basic Step by Step , by Luca Regnicoli, Paolo Pialorsi, and Roberto Brunetti, is available now. Here, at the chapter level, are the book’s contents: Contents at a Glance Introduction xi CHAPTER 1 Introduction to Windows Store apps 1 CHAPTER 2 Windows 8 UI style 31 CHAPTER 3 My first Windows 8 app 65 CHAPTER 4 Application lifecycle management 99 CHAPTER 5 Introduction to the Windows Runtime 133 CHAPTER 6 Windows runtime apIs 155 CHAPTER 7 enhance the user experience 185 CHAPTER 8 Asynchronous patterns 231 CHAPTER 9 rethinking the UI for Windows 8 apps 259 CHAPTER...
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    New book: Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Step by Step

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    Announcing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Step by Step by Patrick LeBlanc Your hands-on, step-by-step guide to building applications with Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 Teach yourself the programming fundamentals of SQL Server 2012—one step at a time. Ideal for beginning SQL Server database administrators and developers, this tutorial provides clear guidance and practical, learn-by-doing exercises for building database solutions that solve real-world business problems. Discover how to: Install and work with core components and tools Create tables and index structures Manipulate and retrieve data Secure, manage, back up, and recover databases Apply techniques for building high-performing applications Use clustering, database mirroring, and log shipping ...
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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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    Coming soon: Start Here! Build Windows 8 Apps with HTML5 and JavaScript

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    When Dino Esposito—a well-known expert author on Windows technology—decided to take on the at-first-unwanted task of writing a book geared toward beginning programmers, Start Here! Build Windows 8 Apps with HTML5 and JavaScript , little did he know that he would end up being a co-author with his 14-year-old (now 15-year-old) son, Francesco, who is now also well on his way to becoming an expert mobile developer and author. Writing the book posed some unique challenges. In earlier times, programmers could get started and become productive by learning a single programming language. So for example, a person could study a book on BASIC and through diligent practice, learn to build high-quality applications. Now, however, most modern environments require developers to learn several things...
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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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    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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    We need your questions for a Q&A session with Charles Petzold

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    Greetings! We’re happy to announce an upcoming event with programming legend and renowned author Charles Petzold (whose Programming Windows, Sixth Edition , was recently published): a live questions and answers session on April 30 ( register here ). The subject of the Q&A session will be the same as that in Programming Windows, Sixth Edition : writing Windows Store apps with C# and XAML . If you’ve been working through Charles’s book and you’ve got a question about any aspect of the book’s guidance or if you have other questions about using C# and XAML to create Windows Store apps, take this opportunity to hear Charles answer your question directly. This Q&A session will be moderated by Jaime Rodriguez , a Principal Evangelist at Microsoft. So...
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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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    Save: 50% off ebook favorites from Microsoft Press

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    These are the books that have most impressed and earned praise from readers on oreilly.com. For one week only, get these favorite ebooks for 50% off. Use discount code WKMSFAV - Deal expires April 19, 2013 at 11:59pm PT , and cannot be combined with other offers. Offer does not apply to Print, or "Print & Ebook" bundle pricing. 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 to how O'Reilly handles your data. Click here for offer page Programming Windows®   4.1 (9 reviews) Read 9 Reviews Ebook Was: $50.00 Ebook Now: $24.99 (Save 50%) CLR via C#   5.0 (1 review...
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    RTM’d today: Supplement to Inside the Microsoft Build Engine: Using MSBuild and Team Foundation Build, 2nd Edition

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    We’re happy to announce that Supplement to Inside the Microsoft Build Engine: Using MSBuild and Team Foundation Build, 2nd Edition (ISBN 9780735678163), by Sayed Ibrahim Hashimi and William Bartholomew, has gone to the printer. Get the supplement that helps you drill even further into MSBuild—and maximize your control over the software build and deployment process. Designed as a companion to the popular book Inside the Microsoft Build Engine: Using MSBuild and Team Foundation Build, Second Edition, this supplement extends your knowledge by covering what’s new in Visual Studio 2012 for MSBuild and Team Foundation Build. You’ll also gain a fresh cookbook of examples to help you get productive with UI changes, batching, Team Foundation Server, offline apps, database...
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    New book: Supplement to Inside the Microsoft Build Engine: Using MSBuild and Team Foundation Build, 2nd Edition

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    We’re happy to announce that Supplement to Inside the Microsoft Build Engine: Using MSBuild and Team Foundation Build, 2nd Edition (ISBN 9780735678163), by Sayed Ibrahim Hashimi and William Bartholomew, is now available for purchase. Get the supplement that helps you drill even further into MSBuild—and maximize your control over the software build and deployment process. Designed as a companion to the popular book Inside the Microsoft Build Engine: Using MSBuild and Team Foundation Build, Second Edition, this supplement extends your knowledge by covering what’s new in Visual Studio 2012 for MSBuild and Team Foundation Build. You’ll also gain a fresh cookbook of examples to help you get productive with UI changes, batching, Team Foundation Server, offline apps, database...
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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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    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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