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  • Blog Post: Microsoft Press Guided Tours app updated: Now with more tours!

    The Microsoft Press Guided Tours app is newly updated on Windows Store! This Windows 8.1 app provides insightful tours by Microsoft Press authors of new and evolving Microsoft technologies. You can use the app to explore technical topics in powerful new ways, and you can mark up content in multiple ways...
  • Blog Post: New book: Agile Project Management with Kanban

    We’re pleased to announce the availability of Agile Project Management with Kanban (ISBN 9780735698956), by Eric Brechner. Purchase from these online retailers: Microsoft Press Store Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Shop local Use Kanban to maximize efficiency...
  • Blog Post: From the MVPs: Manage media delivery in the Cloud with Microsoft Azure and Media Services

    This is the 50 th 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...
  • Blog Post: New book: Exam Ref 70-532 Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions

    We’re pleased to announce the availability of Exam Ref 70-532 Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions (ISBN 9780735697041), by Zoiner Tejada, Michele Leroux Bustamante, and Ike Ellis. Purchase from these online retailers: Microsoft Press Store Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers...
  • Blog Post: New book: T-SQL Querying

    We’re pleased to announce the availability of T-SQL Querying (ISBN 9780735685048), by Itzik Ben-Gan, Adam Machanic, Dejan Sarka, and Kevin Farlee. Purchase from these online retailers: Microsoft Press Store Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Shop local T-SQL insiders help you tackle...
  • Blog Post: Free ebook: Microsoft Azure Essentials: Azure Automation

    Download the PDF (3.30 MB) Mobi and ePub formats will be available soon. We’re happy to announce the release of our newest free ebook, Microsoft Azure Essentials: Azure Automation (ISBN 9780735698154), by Michael McKeown. This is the second ebook in Microsoft Press’s free Microsoft Azure Essentials series...
  • Blog Post: Sample chapter: Extend Microsoft Access Applications to the Cloud: Creating Data Sources by Using Queries

    In this chapter from Extend Microsoft Access Applications to the Cloud , Andrew Couch provides a detailed explanation of how queries are created and how they can then be used in your application. In this chapter: Creating basic queries Adding criteria to queries Adding calculations to queries Adding...
  • Blog Post: Save on top titles through Feb 27, 2015

    Save up to 50% on top-selling titles Now is the time to load your library with new and top-selling titles from Microsoft Press! Buy 1, Save 35% | Buy 2 or more, Save 50% off the list price of all books and eBooks. Enter discount code SAVEONPRESS during checkout to apply savings. See what’s new below...
  • Blog Post: New book: Extend Microsoft Access Applications to the Cloud

    We’re pleased to announce the availability of Extend Microsoft Access Applications to the Cloud (ISBN 9780735667686), by Andrew Couch. Purchase from these online retailers: Microsoft Press Store Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Shop local Build new Access cloud...
  • Blog Post: Quick news: Free tools for student developers

    Get the tools the pros use, free. As part of the GitHub Student Developer Pack , you can start building apps like a pro with state-of-the-art tools, services, and the power of the cloud. It's everything you need to plan, code, and ship your next great idea.
  • Blog Post: From the MVPs: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015 Multi-Entity Search

    This is the 48 th 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...
  • Blog Post: Sample chapter: Scenario-Focused Engineering: Take an Experimental Approach

    In this chapter from Scenario-Focused Engineering: A toolbox for innovation and customer-centricity, get an overview of the customer-focused, iterative approach called the Fast Feedback Cycle. You will see what it looks like, what the basic activities are at each stage, and how the stages fit together...
  • Blog Post: New book: Scenario-Focused Engineering: A toolbox for innovation and customer-centricity

    We’re pleased to announce the availability of Scenario-Focused Engineering: A toolbox for innovation and customer-centricity (ISBN 9780735679337), by Austina De Bonte and Drew Fletcher. Purchase from these online retailers: Microsoft Press Store Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers...
  • Blog Post: From the MVPs: Dynamics CRM 2015 Calculated Fields

    This is the 47 th 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...
  • Blog Post: Visio 2013 Power User video course from author Scott Helmers

    Check out the new course, Becoming a Visio 2013 Power User , from Microsoft Press author, Scott Helmers, and Microsoft Product Marketing Manager, Alex Matyushenko. Sure, you know how to use Visio, but can you really make it sing and dance? Find out how! In this course, learn multiple ways to build...
  • Blog Post: Quick news: Microsoft Press wins awards at STC Competition

    We’re happy to announce Microsoft Press recently won seven awards from the Puget Sound chapter of the Society for Technical Communications (STC). Four books received the Award of Excellence and three received Merit Awards. Congratulations to our authors, editors, and everyone involved in making...
  • Blog Post: Sale: Save 50% on all Microsoft Press eBooks

    Avoid the crowds and shop online! For a limited time, save 50% off the list price of all Microsoft Press eBooks and receive three formats -- PDF, EPUB, and MOBI -- to use on your computer, tablet, and mobile devices. Enter discount code MYLIBRARY during checkout to apply savings. Shop the entire store...
  • Blog Post: Sale: Save up to 55% on all books & eBooks

    Now is the time to load your library with new and top-selling titles from Microsoft Press! Buy 1, Save 35% | Buy 2 or more, Save 55% off the list price of all books and eBooks. Enter discount code SAVEONPRESS during checkout to apply savings. Shop the entire store . Offer ends November 29, 2014. The...
  • Blog Post: Azure SQL database resources from author Eric Boyd

    Microsoft Press author, Eric Boyd, taught a session on Performance Tuning Azure SQL Database recently for the AzureConf on Channel 9 on MSDN. This session can be viewed on-demand here:  http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Microsoft-Azure/AzureConf-2014/Performance-Tuning-Microsoft-Azure-SQL-Database...
  • Blog Post: New book: Adaptive Code via C#: Agile coding with design patterns and SOLID principles

    We’re pleased to announce the availability of Adaptive Code via C#: Agile coding with design patterns and SOLID principles (ISBN 9780735683204), by Gary McLean Hall. Purchase from these online retailers: Microsoft Press Store Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Buy...
  • Blog Post: Free ebook: Creating Mobile Apps with Xamarin.Forms, Preview Edition

    Greetings! To help celebrate the Xamarin Evolve conference, we’re happy to release a free ebook today: Creating Mobile Apps with Xamarin.Forms, Preview Edition : Cross-platform C# programming for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone , by Charles Petzold. This ebook was created jointly by Xamarin and...
  • Blog Post: Windows PowerShell books and ebooks lineup

    We’ve seen a lot of buzz recently online about Windows PowerShell. Microsoft Press has products available to aid in the learning process – check them out below! Windows PowerShell Best Practices Windows PowerShell 3.0 First Steps Windows PowerShell 3.0 Step by Step
  • Blog Post: Programming books and ebooks lineup

    Here is the lineup of programming titles from Microsoft Press. We offer reference and training for core skills. Check out all programming titles or view them by topic below. C# C++ HTML, JavaScript and web development SQL Server Visual Basic Visual Studio and .NET Windows C#        ...
  • Blog Post: Bing Developer Assistant for Visual Studio

    You can now get instant ‘code sample’ help while calling APIs in Visual Studio with Bing Developer Assistant for Visual Studio! This updated feature combines the functionality of two popular Visual Studio extensions into one: Sample Browser and Bing Code Search. Bing Developer Assistant...
  • Blog Post: Praise for Dino Esposito and Andrea Saltarello’s new book on architecting applications

    Today we have a guest blog post from Cesar De la Torre, who served as peer reviewer on Dino Esposito and Andrea Saltarello’s new book, Microsoft .NET: Architecting Applications for the Enterprise, Second Edition . Cesar is also the .NET Product Manager at Microsoft Corporation and a co-author of...
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