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  • Microsoft Press

    New book: Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Plain & Simple

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    Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Plain & Simple is available for purchase. Get the full-color, visual guide that makes learning Microsoft SharePoint 2013 plain and simple! Follow the book’s easy steps and screenshots and clear, concise language to learn the simplest ways to get things done. Here’s WHAT you’ll learn: Create libraries for all kinds of media Share information in one location Organize people and processes Connect SharePoint to Microsoft Office with no fuss Find things fast with the Search Center Expand your community with social networking Here’s HOW you’ll learn it: Jump in wherever you need answers Follow easy STEPS and SCREENSHOTS to see exactly what to do Get handy TIPS for new techniques and shortcuts Use TRY THIS! exercises to apply what you learn right away
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    New book: Microsoft Lync 2013 Plain & Simple

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    Microsoft Lync 2013 Plain & Simple is available for purchase. Get the full-color, visual guide that makes learning Lync 2013 plain and simple! Follow the book’s easy steps and screenshots and clear, concise language to learn the simplest ways to communicate and collaborate with colleagues and co-workers. Here’s WHAT you’ll learn: Set up your personal communication environment Communicate by voice, video, IM, and the web Add, monitor, categorize, and search for contacts Share content and set up conference calls on the fly Discover tabbed conversations and persistent chat Use Lync with other Microsoft Office programs Here’s HOW you’ll learn it: Jump in wherever you need answers Follow easy STEPS and SCREENSHOTS to see exactly what to do Get handy TIPS for new techniques and shortcuts Use...
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    New book: Microsoft Office Professional 2013 for Touch Devices Plain & Simple

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    Microsoft Office Professional 2013 for Touch Devices Plain & Simple is available for purchase. Learn the simplest ways to get things done with Microsoft® Office 2013 for Tablets Get the full-color, visual guide that makes learning Microsoft Office 2013 on your touch-enabled devices plain and simple! Follow the book’s easy steps and screenshots and clear, concise language to learn the simplest ways to get things done with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher, and OneNote—all in touch mode. Here’s WHAT you’ll learn: Tap the power of Office on your touch device Stay in the loop with IMs, social media, and email Create, share, and collaborate on documents Put together professional-looking publications Analyze your worksheet data on the fly Set up an online meeting with...
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    New book: Exam Ref 70-331: Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013

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    Exam Ref 70-331: Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 is available for purchase. Prepare for Exam 70-331—and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 core solutions. Designed for experienced IT professionals ready to advance their status, Exam Ref focuses on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the MCSE level. Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives: Design a SharePoint Topology Plan Security Install and Configure SharePoint Farms Create and Configure Web Applications and Site Collections Maintain a Core SharePoint Environment This Microsoft Exam Ref : Organizes its coverage by exam objectives. Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge you. Includes a 15% exam discount from Microsoft. Offer...
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    First preview: Programming Windows Store Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, Second Edition

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    Added October 29, 2013: The second preview is now available (with 12 final chapters and 3 final appendices) here ! Greetings. To add to the great information being shared at //build/ this year, we’re happy to provide a First Preview of the upcoming second edition of Kraig Brockschmidt’s Programming Windows Store Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript ! As you might remember, over the course of 2012, we published three versions of the first edition: First Preview, Second Preview, and the final release . All were free. And we’ll be doing the same thing with the second edition; all three releases will be free. Lots of information about this preview appears in the Introduction excerpt below, including a link to the companion content for this release. And the 255...
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    New book: Microsoft Visio 2013 Step By Step

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    Microsoft Visio 2013 Step By Step is available for purchase. The smart way to learn Microsoft Visio 2013—one step at a time! Experience learning made easy—and quickly teach yourself how to create professional-looking business and technical diagrams with Visio 2013. With Step by Step, you set the pace—building and practicing the skills you need, just when you need them! Create dynamic organization charts with Visio Make charts with wizards or build them by hand Build drawings using Visio themes and effects Use data-driven drawings in Microsoft SharePoint Import, manipulate, and visualize business data Draw and then execute SharePoint 2013 workflows
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    Quick news: New Jumpstarts from the Microsoft Virtual Academy

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    XAML Deep Dive for Windows & Windows Phone Apps Jump Start July 12, 2013 9:00am - 5:00pm (PDT) http://aka.ms/XAMLJS Deepen your XAML development skills to Windows and Windows Phone apps that can help you stand out in the marketplace. Join your peers for this accelerated and live, online training, led by Microsoft Principal Technical Evangelist Jaime Rodriguez. Building Windows Store Apps for iOS Developers Jump Start Take that next step with your apps by building for the Windows Store. Join Microsoft Principal Technical Evangelist Jaime Rodriguez, experts from Big Nerd Ranch, and your peers for this live and lively, online training. July 17, 2013 9:00am - 5:00pm (PDT) http://aka.ms/iosJS Windows 8 UX Design Jump Start on MVA Enjoy this Jump Start now available on-demand on MVA.  ...
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    New book: Start Here! Build Windows 8 Apps with HTML5 and JavaScript

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    Start Here! Build Windows 8 Apps with HTML5 and JavaScript is available for purchase. Ready to learn Windows 8 programming? Start Here!™ Learn the fundamentals of Windows 8 programming—and begin creating apps for desktops, laptops, tablets, and other devices. If you have previous experience with HTML5 and JavaScript—simply start here! This book introduces must-know concepts and getting-started techniques through easy-to-follow explanations, examples, and exercises. Here’s where you start learning Windows 8 app development Build on your knowledge of HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript Create photo and media galleries with built-in HTML widgets Interact with the system through live tiles, contracts, and view state detection Store and access data on the local device and via the Internet Access webcam,...
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    New book: Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services

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    Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services by Stacia Misner is available for purchase. Use your SQL Server skills to create and manage key data reports Deliver interactive business intelligence reports using SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services, and help facilitate real-time decision making throughout the enterprise. SQL Server expert Stacia Misner shows you in detail how to design, manage, and access custom reports that capture data from multiple sources. This book is ideal for experienced SQL Server developers, whether you’re new to Reporting Services or upgrading from an earlier version. Discover how to: Use the latest features, including the Power View ad hoc reporting tool Design reports by understanding how your audience accesses and uses data Add interactive features to help end users...
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    Windows Dev Center: Redesigned across the board

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    John Osborne here. Welcome to our series of posts about updates to the Windows Dev Center . While we’re still a few days away from rolling out Windows 8.1 Preview to developers at the //Build conference in San Francisco, the Windows Dev Center already has a new layout and new information to make it easier to develop Windows apps. Here’s how the new Dev Center helps speed up your app development: · Focus on the app development lifecycle : Get Started > Design > Develop > Market. o Get Started: Learn how to make Your first app , sign up for a developer account , and get an overview of Windows features in the Product guide o Design: See a gallery of case studies in the Design inspiration section, and get a visual tour of how to design an app...
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    New book: Business Intelligence in Microsoft SharePoint 2013

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    Business Intelligence in Microsoft SharePoint 2013 is available for purchase. Dive into the business intelligence features in SharePoint 2013—and use the right combination of tools to deliver compelling solutions. Take control of business intelligence (BI) with the tools offered by SharePoint 2013 and Microsoft SQL Server® 2012. Led by a group of BI and SharePoint experts, you’ll get step-by-step instructions for understanding how to use these technologies best in specific BI scenarios—whether you’re a SharePoint administrator, SQL Server developer, or business analyst. Discover how to: Manage the entire BI lifecycle, from determining key performance indicators to buildingdashboards Use web-based Microsoft Excel® services and publish workbooks on a SharePoint Server Mash up data from multiple...
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    New book: F# for C# Developers

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    We are happy to announce that F# for C# Developers , by Tao Liu (ISBN 9780735670266) is now available for purchase! Please read on for preordering information, a link to the free sample chapters, and an excerpt from the book. The Contents at a glance, the foreword, and an excerpt from the Introduction can be found in this earlier blog post . Order from O’Reilly click here Order from Amazon click here Order from Barnes & Noble click here Order from Ada’s Technical Books and Café click here Download sample chapters from the Microsoft Download Center click here Excerpt from Chapter 1: C# and F# Data Structures In this chapter, I’ll compare and contrast various data structures from F# and C# programming languages. F# is a powerful multiparadigm...
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    New book: Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Developer Reference

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    Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Developer Reference by Paolo Pialorsi is available for purchase. Design and develop great solutions using SharePoint 2013 Develop your business collaboration solutions quickly and effectively with the rich set of tools, classes, libraries, and controls available in Microsoft SharePoint 2013. With this practical reference, enterprise-development expert Paolo Pialorsi shows you how to extend and customize the SharePoint environment—and helps you sharpen your development skills. Ideal for ASP.NET developers with Microsoft .NET and C# knowledge. Discover how to: Create custom SharePoint apps and publish them in the Office Store Orchestrate your workflows with the new Workflow Manager 1.0 Access and manage your SharePoint data with the REST APIs Federate SharePoint with...
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    New book: Microsoft Office Inside Out: 2013 Edition

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    We’re happy to announce that Microsoft Office Inside Out: 2013 Edition is available for purchase. Conquer Microsoft Office—from the inside out! You're beyond the basics, so dive right into Microsoft Office—and really put these productivity tools and services to work! This supremely organized reference packs hundreds of timesaving solutions, troubleshooting tips, and workarounds. It's all muscle and no fluff. Discover how the experts tackle Office—and challenge yourself to new levels of mastery. Take advantage of Office in the cloud with Office 365 Get insider tweaks and tips to become more productive Sync your email, calendar, and contacts on multiple devices Organize and edit complex documents with Microsoft Word Enhance Microsoft PowerPoint presentations with rich media Handle data with the...
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    New book: Exam Ref 70-332: Advanced Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013

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    Exam Ref 70-332: Advanced Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 by Michael Doyle is available for purchase. Prepare for Exam 70-332—and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013. Designed for experienced IT Professionals ready to advance their status, Exam Ref focuses on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the MCSE level. Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives: Plan Business Continuity Management Plan a SharePoint Environment Upgrade and Migrate a SharePoint Environment Create and Configure Service Applications Manage SharePoint Solutions, BI, and Systems Integration
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    New book: Training Guide: Administering Windows Server 2012

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    Are you building the skills necessary to take the 70-411 exam or just wanting to make sure you have the core skills to be an administrator? This book is for you. We’re happy to tell you that Training Guide: Administering Windows Server 2012 by Orin Thomas is available for purchase. Designed to help enterprise administrators develop real-world, job-role-specific skills—this Training Guide focuses on deploying and managing Windows Server 2012. Build hands-on expertise through a series of lessons, exercises, and suggested practices—and help maximize your performance on the job. This Microsoft Training Guide: Provides in-depth, hands-on training you take at your own pace Focuses on job-role-specific expertise for deploying and managing Windows Server 2012 ...
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    Quick news: Two new Jump Starts coming right up!

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    One June 20: Move to Hybrid Cloud with System Center & Windows Azure Jump Start. Details here. On June 21: Getting Started with Microsoft Big Data, Hive & HDInsight Jump Start. Details here . Both are free. Enjoy!
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