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  • Blog Post: Free ebook: Building Cloud Apps with Microsoft Azure

    Greetings! We’re happy to release a free ebook today: Building Cloud Apps with Microsoft Azure: Best practices for DevOps, data storage, high availability, and more , by Scott Guthrie, Mark Simms, Tom Dykstra, Rick Anderson, and Mike Wasson. You can download all formats (PDF, Mobi and ePub)...
  • Blog Post: Free ebook: Microsoft System Center: Integrated Cloud Platform

    Download all formats (PDF, Mobi and ePub) hosted by the Microsoft Virtual Academy We’re happy to announce the final ebook in our System Center series: Microsoft System Center – Integrated Cloud Platform by David Ziembicki and Mitch Tulloch, series editor. Introduction Microsoft System Center: Integrated...
  • Blog Post: Webinar: Hybrid Cloud Series - Episode One

    Join our featured speakers, Microsoft Technical Fellow and Microsoft Press author Mark Russinovich and Microsoft Corporate Vice President Brad Anderson, for the first webinar of the Hybrid Cloud series. Learn about the basics of hybrid cloud including Microsoft’s definition of the hybrid cloud, its key...
  • Blog Post: Event: Accelerate Your Insights

    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...
  • Blog Post: Q & A with Marc Farley, author of Rethinking Enterprise Storage free ebook

    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...
  • Blog Post: Free ebook: Rethinking Enterprise Storage: A Hybrid Cloud Model

    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...
  • Blog Post: Quick news: Two new Jump Starts coming right up!

    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!
  • Blog Post: Author news: Loads of guidance from Kraig Brockschmidt beyond his free ebook

    Hello again, Kraig here. Earlier this year we announced my blog, http://www.kraigbrockschmidt.com/blog , where I’d promised to be posting corrections to my free ebook, Programming Windows 8 Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript , along with other material that I wasn’t able to include in the book. As many...
  • Blog Post: RTM’d today: Developing Cloud Applications with Windows Azure Storage

    We are happy to share that Paul Mehner’s book Developing Cloud Applications with Windows Azure Storage (ISBN 9780735667983) has shipped to the printer, and will be available online and in stores later this month. Two sample chapters from this book are available as a free download from the Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Jeffrey Richter: Foreword for upcoming Windows Azure book

    Greetings! We’re currently working with Paul Mehner on a book titled Developing Cloud Applications with Windows Azure Storage , which we expect to publish in April. Jeffrey Richter, who recently published a new edition of his classic CLR via C# (sample chapters available here ), has contributed a Foreword...
  • Blog Post: From the MVPs: Put your Windows Store apps on cloud 9

    Here’s the 21st in our series of guest posts by Microsoft Most Valued Professionals (MVPs). (Click the “MVPs” tag in the right column to see all of the articles.) Since the early 1990s, Microsoft has recognized technology champions around the world with the MVP Award . MVPs freely share...
  • Blog Post: New book: Working with Microsoft Office 365: Running Your Small Business in the Cloud

    We’re excited to announce the availability of Working with Microsoft Office 365: Running Your Small Business in the Cloud (ISBN: 9780735658998; 370 pages), by Brett Hill! As Brett makes clear in the book, the benefits of moving your business to the cloud are strong ones in terms of increased...
  • Blog Post: Free Jump Start: May 15-16, 2012–What can you do about the "consumerization" of IT?

    The culture of work is changing. People want the freedom to work anywhere—at home, in the office, on the road—and they want instant access to everything they would typically have at their office desk. They want to bring their own PCs, slates, and smartphones to work. Not to mention, everyone's more connected...
  • Blog Post: Jump Start class: Creating and managing a private cloud with System Center 2012

    Greetings. We’d like to make sure you know about some upcoming free training. Here are the details: Course: “Creating and Managing a Private Cloud with System Center 2012 Jump Start” Date/Time: February 21-22, 2012 from 9:00am – 5:00pm PST Where: Live virtual classroom...
  • Blog Post: Quick news: Windows Azure events streaming live all day today

    In case you missed it, today is a Windows Azure day. Take a look at the five events Channel 9 is streaming live today: http://www.learnwindowsazureevent.com/ “Join us LIVE from the Microsoft Redmond Campus to learn how to get started building applications for the cloud from Microsoft technical...
  • Blog Post: Webcasts: Coming up this week

      Thursday, Nov 17, 2011 Office 365 and Exchange Online Learn how the new Exchange Online service of Office 365 allows you to have access to email, calendar, and contacts from virtually anywhere from your desktop, browser, and mobile devices. 1 PM Pacific Time (9pm - London | 4pm - New York | Fri...
  • Blog Post: Webcast: Office 365 & Office Web Apps

    Presented by Jaime Velez Thursday, October 13, 2011 at 1 PT, San Francisco In this webcast we will explore how Office Web Apps integrates with Office 365 and we will also demonstrate some co-authoring scenarios where multiple remote users can work real-time on the same document online.
  • Blog Post: Quick news: Register for the "Office 365 Doesn't Mean You're Fired" webcast

    This just in: “Many times, the justification for cloud solutions is to reduce cost by removing IT overhead. The reality is, Office 365 can mean freeing IT from maintenance tasks and allow them to do things that impact the bottom line. Join Microsoft Senior Technical Evangelist Joey Snow as he provides...
  • Blog Post: RTM’d today: Deploying Cloud-Based Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Solutions

    We’re very pleased to announce that Phillip Wicklund’s book, Deploying Cloud-Based Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Solutions has shipped to the printer! Take team collaboration to the cloud with Microsoft SharePoint Online. SharePoint expert Phil Wicklund shows you the benefits of maintaining SharePoint 2010...
  • Blog Post: Author news: Mark Russinovich sessions at BUILD

    Just a quick note to say that Mark Russinovich, co-author of Windows Internals (Microsoft Press, 2009) and Windows Sysinternals Administrator’s Reference (Microsoft Press, 2011), is presenting twice at BUILD on Windows Azure. Here are the details (and these sessions will be online at http://channel9...
  • Blog Post: Webcast: Office 365 & SharePoint Online

    Thursday, September 15, 2011 1 PT, San Francisco 9pm - London | 4pm - New York | Fri, Sep 16th at 6am - Sydney | Fri, Sep 16th at 5am - Tokyo | Fri, Sep 16th at 4am - Beijing | Fri, Sep 16th at 1:30am - Mumbai Presented by: Jaime Velez Duration: Approximately 60 minutes. Cost: Free Link to Registration...
  • Blog Post: Quick news: Windows Azure Toolkits for devices

    Microsoft has released updates to the Windows Azure toolkits for Windows Phone and iOS (i.e., iPhone & iPad) this week, as well as offered a new toolkit: the Windows Azure Toolkit for Android . You can find much more information in the following posts: The Official Microsoft Blog: Microsoft Releases...
  • Blog Post: Webcast: Office 365 Small Business Revolution

    The Office 365 Small Business Revolution! Presented by Jaime Velez Thursday, Aug 18, 2011 at 1:00PM PT In this presentation Jaime Velez will introduce Small and Midsize Businesses to Office 365, its main capabilities, and will discuss the real business value behind this revolutionary service provided...
  • Blog Post: Free eBook: Microsoft Office 365: Connect and Collaborate Virtually Anywhere, Anytime

    We are very excited to announce that we are able to offer Microsoft Office 365: Connect and Collaborate Virtually Anywhere, Anytime (ISBN 9780735656949), by Katherine Murray, as a free eBook . For details on this book, including the Table of Contents, see our previous blog post here . To download...
  • Blog Post: New book: Microsoft Access 2010 VBA Programming Inside Out

    We’re pleased to announce that Microsoft Access 2010 VBA Programming Inside Out (ISBN 978-0-7356-5987-2; 736 pages) is available for purchase from Microsoft Press Store,   from Amazon.com , and from Barnes & Noble. This supremely organized reference is packed with hundreds of time-saving solutions...
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