July, 2013

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  • Microsoft Press

    Free ebook: Rethinking Enterprise Storage: A Hybrid Cloud Model

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    We’re pleased to announce the availability of Rethinking Enterprise Storage: A Hybrid Cloud Model (ISBN 9780735679603), by Marc Farley, as a free download! You can download the PDF version of this title here (120 pages; 3 MB). We will update this post soon with links to EPUB and MOBI files. We expect these files to be available by the end of the month. UPDATE : The EPUB format is here and the MOBI format is here . Rethinking Enterprise Storage: A Hybrid Cloud Model describes a storage architecture that some experts are calling a game changer in the infrastructure industry. Called the Microsoft hybrid cloud storage (HCS) solution, it was developed as a way to integrate cloud storage services with traditional enterprise storage. The author, Marc Farley, works at Microsoft on hybrid...
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    New book: Windows Phone 8 Development Internals

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    Greetings. We’re happy to share that Windows Phone 8 Development Internals (1044 pages, ISBN: 9780735676237), by Andrew Whitechapel and Sean McKenna, is now available! You can find sample content, including the book’s full TOC, Introduction, and Chapter 1 here . Chapter 1, “Vision and architecture,” covers the basic architecture of the platform, while most of the chapters delve deeply into the internal system behavior. This is the type of knowledge that helps to round out your understanding of the platform and inform your design decisions, even though, in some cases, the internal details have no immediate impact on the exposed API. Windows Phone 8 Development Internals covers the breadth of application development for the Windows Phone 8 platform. You can build...
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    RTM'd today: Optimizing and Troubleshooting Hyper-V Networking

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    We’re happy to announce that Optimizing and Troubleshooting Hyper-V Networking (ISBN 978-0-7356-7900-9) has shipped! This ebook (also available in print) will be available soon. Preorder your ebook or print copy of this title here . You can also preorder the print copy here or here . At 132 pages, this short ebook is a timely reference for anyone who is configuring, maintaining, and troubleshooting physical and virtual networking on Hyper-V hosts and virtual machines. Written by a team of Microsoft virtualization experts, this book focuses on Hyper-V and related networking capabilities in Windows Server 2012. For IT professionals, this title assumes you have experience administering the Windows Server virtualization platform, a basic understanding of Windows PowerShell, and familiarity...
  • Microsoft Press

    New book: Optimizing and Troubleshooting Hyper-V Networking

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    We’re happy to announce the availability of Optimizing and Troubleshooting Hyper-V Networking (ISBN 978-0-7356-7900-9) by Mitch Tulloch and the Windows Server team. You can buy your copy from The Microsoft Press Store , Amazon , or Barnes & Noble . At 132 pages, this short book is a timely reference for anyone who is configuring, maintaining, and troubleshooting physical and virtual networking on Hyper-V hosts and virtual machines. Written by a team of Microsoft virtualization experts, this book focuses on Hyper-V and related networking capabilities in Windows Server 2012. Use this book to: Review best practices and troubleshooting tips Step through optimization and troubleshooting scenarios See how experts identify and resolve common issues Download sample scripts...
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    New books: Microsoft Office Professional 2013 Step by Step and Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 Step by Step

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    Purchase at The Microsoft Press Store Purchase at The Microsoft Press Store We usually announce books individually, but it’s important to show these two together just so that you all will know that we publish both – you pick the best one for you. Programs covered Office Professional Step by Step Office Home and Student Step by Step Word X X PowerPoint X X Excel X X OneNote X X Outlook X Access X Publisher X
  • Microsoft Press

    New book: Optimizing and Troubleshooting Hyper-V Storage

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    We’re happy to announce the availability of Optimizing and Troubleshooting Hyper-V Storage (ISBN 978-0-7356-7898-9) by Mitch Tulloch and the Windows Server team. You can buy your copy from The Microsoft Press Store , Amazon , or Barnes & Noble . At 152 pages, this short ebook is a timely reference for anyone who is configuring, troubleshooting and tuning storage for Hyper-V hosts and virtual machines. Written by a team of Microsoft virtualization experts, this book focuses the latest storage technologies supported by Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012. Use this book to: Ground yourself in key concepts and technologies Step through optimization and troubleshooting scenarios See how experts identify and resolve common issues Download sample scripts ...
  • Microsoft Press

    RTM’d today: Optimizing and Troubleshooting Hyper-V Storage

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    We’re happy to announce that Optimizing and Troubleshooting Hyper-V Storage (ISBN 978-0-7356-7898-9) has shipped! This ebook (also available in print) will be available soon. Preorder your ebook or print copy of this title here . You can also preorder the print copy here , here , or here . At 152 pages, this short ebook is a timely reference for anyone who is configuring, troubleshooting and tuning storage for Hyper-V hosts and virtual machines. Written by a team of Microsoft virtualization experts, this book focuses the latest storage technologies supported by Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012. In today’s post, we share the Contents at a Glance and an excerpt from the Introduction by series editor Mitch Tulloch. Contents at a glance Hyper-V storage fundamentals Storage...
  • Microsoft Press

    New book: Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Inside Out

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    Purchase at The Microsoft Press Store Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Inside Out is available for purchase. Conquer SharePoint 2013—from the inside out! You’re beyond the basics, so dive right into SharePoint 2013—and really put your business collaboration platform to work! This supremely organized reference packs hundreds of timesaving solutions, troubleshooting techniques, and workarounds. It’s all muscle and no fluff. Discover how the experts facilitate information sharing across the enterprise—and challenge yourself to new levels of mastery. Efficiently manage documents throughout the enterprise Build team sites and collaborate with Microsoft OneNote and SkyDrive Design workflows with SharePoint Designer and Microsoft Visio...
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    Quick news: New Windows Server 2012 R2 video from TechEd 2013

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    If you haven’t watched some of the newest videos from TechEd, you can see them on Channel 9.  The Edge Shows, in particular, provide great info in 25 minutes or less on technical topics for IT Pros. The Edge on Channel 9: http://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Edge Windows Server 2012 R2 Work Folders from the Edge: http://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Edge/Edge-Show-65-Windows-Server-2012-R2-Work-Folders
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    Q & A with Marc Farley, author of Rethinking Enterprise Storage free ebook

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    As you might have seen, Microsoft Press published a new free ebook this week: Rethinking Enterprise Storage: A Hybrid Cloud Model . Below is a quick Q & A with the author about the book. Enjoy. Q: Why is Rethinking Enterprise Storage an important book for people to read now? A: Cloud services are the next big thing in computing. Everybody wants to figure out how to use the cloud or participate in the transformation that cloud computing provides. My book describes how businesses can use the cloud to simplify and manage one of their most important infrastructure elements: data storage. Storage might not be the first thing that pops into a person’s head when they think about cloud, but the changes being brought to storage from the cloud are just as profound as the changes being...
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    Quick news: Great info about Windows Server 2012 R2 and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

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    This is a blog post from Microsoft VP Brad Anderson. It’s filled with good information and links to resources at the end of the post. Great stuff.   What’s New in 2012 R2: IaaS Innovations http://blogs.technet.com/b/in_the_cloud/archive/2013/07/31/what-s-new-in-2012-r2-iaas-innovations.aspx
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    Software requirements: Delivering success when replacing a software system

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      The following guest post, by Joy Beatty and Karl Wiegers, is a condensed preview of Chapter 21, “Enhancement and replacement projects,” from the upcoming book Software Requirements, Third Edition (which we’ll be publishing in August). A replacement project replaces an existing software system with a new custom-built system, a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) system, or a hybrid of those. There are some challenges that most replacement projects share, including stuffing in unnecessary functionality, degrading the organization’s operational performance, users refusing to adopt the new system, and having such a large project that it never deploys. Focusing requirements practices on addressing these issues directly can increase the likelihood of a system replacement that delivers the desired...
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    New book: MOS 2013 Study Guide for Microsoft Access

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    We are happy to announce that MOS 2013 Study Guide for Microsoft Access , by John Pierce, (ISBN 9780735669192) is now orderable! Please read on for ordering information and an excerpt from the book. To read the Contents at a glance and an excerpt from the introduction, check out our earlier blog post . Order from The Microsoft Press Store click here Order from Amazon click here Order from Barnes & Noble click here Order from Ada’s Technical Books and Café click here Excerpt from chapter 3, “Create queries” section 3.2: Modify Queries 3.2 Modify queries After you set up a query, you can modify it by changing or rearranging the fields, showing and hiding query fields, and sorting the query’s results. You can also format the fields in...
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    Early praise for Software Requirements, Third Edition!

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    After ten years we’re about to release a new edition of Software Requirements , a foundational book in the software requirements field. The book is again written by Karl Wiegers, and this time he is joined by Joy Beatty, coauthor of Visual Models for Software Requirements (Microsoft Press, 2012). Today we’d like to share early praise for the third edition. Enjoy!   Praise for this book “ Software Requirements, Third Edition , is the most valuable requirements guidance you will find. Wiegers and Beatty cover the entire landscape of practices that today’s  business analyst is expected to know. Whether you are a veteran of requirements  specification or a novice on your first project, this is the book that needs to be on your desk or in your hands.” —Gary K. Evans, Agile Coach and...
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    New book: Microsoft Project 2013 Plain & Simple

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    Purchase at The Microsoft Press Store Microsoft Project 2013 Plain & Simple is available for purchase. Get the full-color, visual guide that makes learning Microsoft Project 2013 plain and simple! Follow the book’s easy steps and screenshots and clear, concise language to learn the simplest ways to effectively manage all your projects. Here’s WHAT you’ll learn: Develop a project plan and schedule resources Pull together your team and plan their assignments Understand dependencies and mitigate risks Stay on top of progress, delays, and costs Make adjustments and updates quickly Communicate with clear, customized reports Here’s HOW you’ll learn it: Jump in wherever you need answers ...
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    RTM’d today: MOS 2013 Study Guide for Microsoft Word

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    We are happy to announce that MOS 2013 Study Guide for Microsoft Word , by Joan Lambert, (ISBN 9780735669253) has shipped to the printer! Please read on for preordering information, the Contents at a glance, and an excerpt from the Introduction. Preorder from Amazon click here Preorder from Barnes & Noble click here Preorder from Ada’s Technical Books and Café click here Contents at a glance Introduction Taking a Microsoft Office Specialist exam Exam 77-418 Microsoft Word 2013 Prerequisites 1 Create and manage documents 1.1 Create documents 1.2 Navigate through documents 1.3 Format documents 1.4 Customize document options and 1.5 Configure documents to print or save Objective review 2 Format text, paragraphs, and sections 2.1 Insert text and...
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    Quick news: Jump Start July 18 - Getting Started with PowerShell 3.0

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    Mark your calendar for a one-day hands-on Jump Start designed to teach busy IT Professionals about this powerful management tool. This is a unique opportunity to learn from the inventor of PowerShell himself:  Jeffrey Snover, together with Jason Helmick, Senior Technologist at Concentrated Technology. IT pros, admins, and help desk persons will learn how to improve your management capabilities, automate redundant tasks and manage your environment in scale.  Don’t miss this this intense, script-filled learning experience! Course Outline - Getting Started with PowerShell - Don’t Fear the Shell - The Help System & Getting Connected - Extending the Shell - Objects for the Admin - The Pipeline: Deeper - The Power in the Shell - Automation, Remoting, Scripting & Toolmaking Click...
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