October, 2013

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  • Microsoft Press

    From the MVPs: “EventSource Improvements Include Better Diagnostics for Diagnostics”

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    This is the 31st 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 Visual Basic MVP Kathleen Dollard Thanks, Kathleen! EventSource Improvements Include Better Diagnostics for Diagnostics Many of the improvements...
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    From the author: Exchange Server 2013 Pocket Consultant–Configuration & Clients

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      I’m William Stanek ( www.williamstanek.com ) and I’m blogging today to introduce you to Exchange Server 2013 Pocket Consultant: Configuration & Clients , my 378-page guide to Microsoft Exchange Server 2013. For this book, I decided to do something radically different than I’ve done in the past. I decided to laser focus the book on core configuration tasks and this allowed me to do something I’ve never been able to do before. It allowed me to wrap my arms around Exchange Online, Exchange hybrid, and Exchange Server and discuss them all. Because a discussion of Exchange Online would not be complete without a discussion of Office 365 and Windows Azure, Office 365 and Windows Azure are also explored, where appropriate, throughout the book. Embracing Exchange Online, Exchange hybrid,...
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    A little bit of celebration today for our 30th!

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          Here’s what we’re celebrating.
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    Free ebook: Programming Windows Store Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, Second Edition (second preview)

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    Added April 10, 2014 – The second edition has been finalized and published. See the new blog post here. Microsoft Press is pleased to offer the second preview of Kraig Brockschmidt’s in-depth ebook on writing Windows Store apps using HTML, CSS3, and JavaScript within the Windows 8.1 platform. Here are the download links: Programming Windows Store Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, Second Edition (second preview ) [16.4 MB PDF; 12 chapters & 3 appendices; 750 pages] Companion content for the Second Edition (second edition) [132 MB ZIP; code samples, plus 20 videos] Kraig’s Introduction, which appears below, describes this ebook’s chapters and appendices. intended audiences, and accompanying samples and other companion content. We’ll be publishing the final ebook (with 20 chapters &...
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    Topic spotlight: Exchange Server titles being broken up into focused topics

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    We’re trying something new this year with some of our titles. We’re breaking them into logical topics. We’re starting with the Exchange Server titles below. We wanted to produce smaller volumes and be able to offer you the chance to purchase titles that pertain specifically to your job. We’d appreciate hearing what you think about this idea. Here’s the line up of our most recent Exchange Server titles. POCKET CONSULTANTS Coverage includes: Deploying Exchange Server 2013 Administration essentials Using Exchange Management Shell Managing Exchange clients User and contact administration Mailbox administration Working with Distribution Groups and Address Lists Implementing security Coverage includes: Managing databases and availability groups Core database administration Compliance and role-based...
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    Celebrating 30 Years of Microsoft Press

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    Make sure you don’t miss out on any of our 30th anniversary content. Subscribe to our RSS feed or follow us on Twitter (@MicrosoftPress) or Facebook. Video links: Steve Lambert and Joan Lambert - Part 1 Wayne Winston – Excel author and professor at Indiana University Back in the fall of 1983, a publisher and a group of editors were hired to start Microsoft Press. They introduced their first two books at the 1984 West Coast Computer Faire. Those books were Cary Lu's The Apple Macintosh Book and Peter Norton's Exploring the IBM PCjr Home Computer . According to old press releases that we’ve been able to find in the archives here at Microsoft, they sold 55,000 units of the Apple Macintosh Book in the first three months. Today, 30 years later, we have almost 1,000 titles still available in some...
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    From the MVPs: “Getting started with Coded UI Testing for your Windows 8.1 Store Apps”

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    This is the 30th 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 Visual Studio ALM MVP Mike Douglas . Thanks, Mike! I recently created and published my first Windows 8 Store application to the store.  ...
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    Quick news: New formats posted for free ebook Introducing Windows 8.1 for IT Professionals

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    Mobi and ePub just added to today! Click here - http://blogs.msdn.com/b/microsoft_press/archive/2013/10/14/free-ebook-introducing-windows-8-1-for-it-professionals.aspx
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    For authors: How to contact Microsoft Press

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    Greetings, masters of technical communication! For many years you’ve been able to send your book ideas and proposals to 4bkideas@microsoft.com . Well, for the last couple of weeks, the alias has been broken, we’re sorry to say. But it’s all better now. So, if you’ve tried reaching our team of Acquisition Editors and have been notified that the email address is no longer valid, please try again. We’re looking forward to hearing from you again! Thanks, and sorry for the hiccup in availability.
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    Free ebook: Introducing Windows 8.1 for IT Professionals

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    Download all formats (PDF, Mobi and ePub) as well as link to the companion content hosted by the Microsoft Virtual Academy We’re happy to announce that Introducing Windows 8.1 for IT Professionals by Ed Bott is ready for download. Introduction It’s difficult to believe that Windows 8 was introduced only a year ago, and yet today its successor, Windows 8.1, is ready for widespread adoption. By Microsoft’s standards, that is warp speed. And it is a tribute to the developers who designed and built Windows 8 and 8.1 that they have been able to sustain that pace and deliver such a polished product. The Windows 8 product line represents a radical departure for Microsoft. A new user experience. A new app platform. New security features and new management tools. If you’re an IT pro, you have the daunting...
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    Quick news: ePub and Mobi files are available for the Windows Azure free ebook

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    We just added those new formats. Check them out here
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    Discount: Exam Refs from Microsoft Press

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    Our official distributor, O’Reilly Media, is offering some great prices on our Microsoft Press Exam Ref ebooks this week! Click here to view offer
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    Free ebook: Microsoft System Center: Configuration Manager Field Experience

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    We’re very excited to announce another free ebook offering in our System Center series from Microsoft Press: These unique (and free) ebooks bring System Center experts together to discuss designing, deploying, and troubleshooting some of the most complex and mission critical aspects of key System Center capabilities. The second title in this series, Microsoft System Center: Configuration Manager Field Experience (ISBN 9780735683044) by Rushi Faldu, Manish Raval, Brandon Linton, Kaushal Pandey and the System Center series editor Mitch Tulloch, is now available. DOWNLOADS Download the  PDF here Download the companion content here Download the Mobi file for Kindle here Download the ePub file here Purchase a print copy from our official distributor, O’Reilly Media here Taken from the book...
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    Free ebook: Introducing Windows Azure for IT Professionals

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      We are happy to announce a new free ebook – Introducing Windows Azure for IT Professionals by Mitch Tulloch with the Windows Azure Team! Whether you’re new to the Windows Azure platform or are already using it in your business, this book has something that should interest you. Most Windows Azure services are described in some detail, with screenshots used to demonstrate some of the multitude of capabilities of the platform. And for the experienced we have lots of under-the-hood insights and expert tips written by Microsoft insiders who develop, test, and use the Windows Azure platform. Download all formats (PDF, Mobi and ePub) as well as link to the companion content hosted by the Microsoft Virtual Academy
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