March, 2014

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    Event: Accelerate Your Insights

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    Drive your business in real-time, from apps to insights, using all your data, big and small. Hear from CEO Satya Nadella, COO Kevin Turner, and CVP Quentin Clark on how to transform data into action by combining the power of SQL Server 2014 with the familiarity of Power BI for Office 365. Mark your calendar for April 15 at 10 AM PDT
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    Free ebook: Microsoft System Center: Network Virtualization and Cloud Computing

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    Download all formats (PDF, Mobi and ePub) hosted by the Microsoft Virtual Academy We’re happy to announce the next free ebook in our System Center series - Microsoft System Center: Network Virtualization and Cloud Computing – by series editor, Mitch Tulloch with Nader Benmessaoud, CJ Williams, and Uma Mahesh Mudigonda. Introduction As businesses move more toward cloud computing, one important factor for success is adopting multi-tenant software-defined networking (SDN) solutions in data centers. Hyper-V Network Virtualization (HNV) is a key enabler for a multi-tenant SDN solution and is essential for implementing a hybrid cloud environment where tenants can bring not only their own IPs, but their entire network topology since the virtualized networks are abstracted from the underlying fabric...
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    30th anniversary videos: Charles Petzold

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    Technically speaking, March 22, 1984 was the release date of the first two books from Microsoft Press at the West Coast Computer Faire. To celebrate this special milestone, we thought we’d release this video from one of your favorite authors, Charles Petzold . In this interview, he reflects on his start with Microsoft Press and the birth of his now-classic titles. Click the "30 years" tag to see other videos in this series, and keep checking back for a new Behind the Books video every month until summer 2014. Subscribe to our RSS feed here .
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    Quick news: Microsoft Press will launch new site with Pearson on April 1

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    We're excited to announce that Microsoft Press will be distributed by Pearson starting April 1! Check back for a link to our brand new website and special offers. You'll still enjoy DRM-free ebooks and great service! Our books will continue to be sold by retailers around the world. We’ll unveil our new website to all of you when it’s ready. You will also be able to purchase Microsoft Press books through Informit.com .
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    Sneak peak: High-Performance Windows Store Apps

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    Greetings! We’re happy to share that we’ll be publishing High-Performance Windows Store Apps , by Microsoft’s Brian Rasmussen, next month. And today we’d like to share the book’s Foreword, graciously provided by Eric Lippert . Enjoy: Foreword Which is faster, dividing by four or shifting by two? Should I make this array of ten numbers shorts instead of ints to save on space? What are your favorite tips and tricks for speeding up programs? I get a lot of questions like these from real-world developers who think they might have performance problems. Though those developers mean well, these are almost always the wrong questions to ask! Why? Because knowing the answers will not actually lead to improvements that any user will notice. A program which...
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