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  • Blog Post: Sample chapter: Agile Project Management with Kanban: Adapting from Waterfall

    This chapter from Agile Project Management with Kanban will help you adapt your variation of traditional Waterfall to Kanban without much fuss or hassle. This chapter is for people currently using a traditional Waterfall method for product development. If your team uses Scrum, please feel free to skip...
  • Blog Post: Free ebook: Microsoft Azure Essentials: Azure Machine Learning

    We’re happy to announce the release of our newest free ebook, Microsoft Azure Essentials: Azure Machine Learning (ISBN 9780735698178), by Jeff Barnes. This is the third ebook in Microsoft Press’s free Microsoft Azure Essentials series. Below you’ll find the ebook’s Foreword...
  • Blog Post: Quick news: Save 45% on all ebooks

    Celebrate Earth Day and go green with Microsoft Press! For a limited time, save 45% on all eBooks in the store when you use discount code EDAY2015 during checkout. All eBook titles are delivered in PDF, EPUB, and MOBI formats to use with your computer, tablet, and mobile devices. Hurry – offer...
  • Blog Post: New book: Node.js for .NET Developers

    We’re pleased to announce the availability of Node.js for .NET Developers (ISBN 9780735662988), by David Gaynes. Purchase from these online retailers: Microsoft Press Store Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Shop local Build scalable, high-traffic websites and web...
  • Blog Post: What’s in our app? Free eBooks!

    We recently released an updated version of our free Microsoft Press Guided Tours app on Windows Store. So what’s in it? Three free ebooks are included at the moment, with more to come. If you download the app, new ebooks will appear as we add them. It’s that easy. Three free ebooks and more coming soon...
  • Blog Post: Free ebook: Managing Agile Open-Source Software Projects with Microsoft Visual Studio Online

    We’re happy to announce the release of our newest free ebook, Managing Agile Open-Source Software Projects with Microsoft Visual Studio Online (ISBN 9781509300648), by Brian Blackman, Gordon Beeming, Michael Fourie, and Willy-Peter Schaub. With this ebook, the ALM Rangers share their best practices...
  • Blog Post: Free ebook: Creating Mobile Apps with Xamarin.Forms, Preview Edition 2

    The second preview edition of Charles Petzold’s Creating Mobile Apps with Xamarin.Forms: Cross-platform C# programming for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone is now available for download! Below you’ll find the download link and the ebook’s full Introduction. Enjoy! Download all formats...
  • Blog Post: Sample chapter: Design and Implement an Azure Storage Strategy

    In this chapter from Exam Ref 70-532 Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions , you will learn how to implement each of the Azure Storage services, how to monitor them, and how to manage access. You’ll also learn how to work with Azure SQL Database. Azure Storage and Azure SQL Database both play an important...
  • Blog Post: Guest article: Kanban anti-patterns

    Hello! Eric Brechner here. Kanban is a workflow management technique that has moved from the manufacturing line to the software team room and kitchen corkboard. It’s associated with notecards traveling across a board as the work they represent is completed. Naïve or misinformed people might...
  • Blog Post: Sample chapter: T-SQL Querying: TOP and OFFSET-FETCH

    This chapter from T-SQL Querying starts with the logical design aspects of the filters. It then uses a paging scenario to demonstrate their optimization. The chapter also covers the use of TOP with modification statements. Finally, the chapter demonstrates the use of TOP and OFFSET-FETCH in solving practical...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Press Guided Tours app updated: Now with more tours!

    The free Microsoft Press Guided Tours app is newly updated on Windows Store! In this Windows 8.1 app, Microsoft Press authors provide insightful coverage 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...
  • 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

    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. Future ebooks will cover specific Azure topics, such as...
  • 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...
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    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...
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