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  • Blog Post: From the author: Enhance the security of Windows 8.1 devices, using only built-in tools

    Ciprian Rusen is a blogger at 7 Tutorials and co-author of Windows 8.1 Step by Step . The book is for average computer users who want to learn how to use Windows 8.1 and configure it to suit themselves. It covers almost everything you need to know, from how to install Windows 8.1 and how to personalize...
  • Blog Post: RTM’d today: CISSP Rapid Review

    We’re very pleased to announce that Darril Gibson’s book, CISSP Rapid Review has shipped to the printer! Assess your readiness for the CISSP Exam—and quickly identify where you need to focus and practice. This practical, streamlined guide provides objective overviews, exam tips, "need-to-know"...
  • Blog Post: Free ebooks: What’s new in our list of great resources

    Updated We just released the RTM version of our Introducing Windows Server 2012 ebook. Check it out! PDF - Introducing Windows Server 2012 RTM Edition - PDF ebook EPUB – Introducing Windows Server 2012 RTM Edition – ePub format MOBI – Introducing Windows Server 2012 RTM...
  • Blog Post: New book: Understanding IPv6, Third Edition

    We’re happy to announce the availability of Understanding IPv6, Third Edition (ISBN 9780735659148) by Joseph Davies. The book provides in-depth technical information to put IPv6 technology to work—particularly on networks with computers running Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, as well as...
  • Blog Post: Free ebook: Security and Privacy for Microsoft Office Users

    Update : You can now download this free ebook in three formats from the Microsoft Download Center: PDF , . mobi , and ePub . We are very excited to announce that we are able to offer Security and Privacy for Microsoft Office 2010 Users (ISBN 9780735668836), by Mitch Tulloch, as a free ebook. You...
  • Blog Post: Author news: Blast from the past

    Michael Howard sent me this photo this morning. He and David LeBlanc wrote two editions of Writing Secure Code back in the early-to-mid-oughties. (I was their editor for both books, which was great fun. Michael, the Kiwi, and David, the cowboy, are both great jokesters.) By the way, this is the second...
  • Blog Post: Quick news: A history of threat modeling

    Today we’d like to quickly point you to an article written by Dana Epp called “ The Evolution of Elevation: Threat Modeling in a Microsoft World ,” which begins like this: “I’ve been asked to give a history of threat modeling from the perspective of an outsider looking at Microsoft. While I’m flattered...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Press and the Trustworthy Computing initiative

    Greetings. Perhaps you’ve heard that as of this week Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing (TwC) initiative is ten years young: “At 10-Year Milestone, Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing Initiative More Important than Ever.” In this post, we’d like to point you to a couple...
  • Blog Post: Forefront 2010 eBooks coming soon

    Greetings! Tom Shinder and I are working on a project that will result in three eBooks about Forefront 2010 products. Each eBook focuses on deployment scenarios and best practices for implementation: Deploying Microsoft Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server Deploying Microsoft Forefront Threat...
  • Blog Post: Jeffrey Richter: On exception handling and state management

    Jeffrey here. In the third edition of my CLR via C# book (Microsoft Press, 2010; 896 pages), I rewrote the “Exception Handling” chapter. In fact, I even changed the title of this chapter to “Exceptions and State Management” to reflect that a large part of having an exception-handling strategy is really...
  • Blog Post: Excerpt from upcoming title: Inside Microsoft SharePoint 2010

    Today we’d like to share an excerpt from one of our upcoming books: Inside Microsoft SharePoint 2010 , by Ted Pattison, Scott Hillier, an Andrew Connell. We’ll publish this book in July 2010. You can learn more about the book here: http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780735627468/ . The excerpt is an introduction...
  • Blog Post: New book: MCITP Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-685): Windows 7 Enterprise Desktop Support Technician Training Kit

    Great news! The MCITP Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-685): Windows 7 Enterprise Desktop Support Technician Training Kit , by Tony Northrup and J.C. Makin, is in print! This book is exactly what you need to help prepare for certification exam 70-685. Tony and J.C. give you plenty of lessons and exercises...
  • Blog Post: Videos with Forefront TMG Book Authors

    Yuri here. As it was announced here, Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) Administrator’s Companion , by Jim Harrison, Yuri Diogenes, and Mohit Saxena from the Microsoft Forefront TMG team with Dr. Tom Shinder, is now available. The authors of the book have recorded a couple of videos...
  • Blog Post: Save 40% on Microsoft Press’s Developer E-Reference Library

    That’s $60 off. And you can try out the library for free for ten days.  Here’s information about the library: The Microsoft Press E-Reference Library for developers is a powerful search tool that provides instant access to more than 100 Microsoft Press books on developer topics, including latest...
  • Blog Post: Forefront TMG 2010 Administrator’s Companion sample chapters

    Greetings! As announced this week Forefront TMG 2010 book went to the printer and it will be available for you next month. We are really excited with this great milestone, and to celebrate that with you we are making available two chapters for you. Chapter 5 covers some important points on the pre...
  • Blog Post: RTM’d today: Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) Administrator's Companion

    Greetings! We’re pleased to announce that Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) Administrator's Companion was released to the printer today. The authors are Yuri Diogenes , Jim Harrison, Mohit Saxena from the Microsoft TMG Server Team, with Dr. Tom Shinder , and the book’s ISBN is 9780735626386...
  • Blog Post: Forefront TMG 2010 Administrator’s Companion: A unique reading experience is coming

    By the Microsoft Forefront TMG 2010 Administrator’s Companion Authors In March 2008 we got together to brainstorm an idea about this book and from day one we realized that we would have some interesting challenges to overcome, such as chapter rewrites as the product evolved. However we knew that once...
  • Blog Post: Forefront TMG 2010 Administrator’s Companion available for pre-order

    Greetings. We authors of Forefront TMG 2010 Administrator’s Companion are about to finish work on the book, which will be available in January 2010. To begin giving you a sense of the book, today we’d like to share its Introduction. Pre-order is available at DigitalGuru ; make sure to reserve yours...
  • Blog Post: Author news: Orin Thomas reporting from TechEd Down Under

    Please enjoy this guest post by long-time Microsoft Press author Orin Thomas: Orin here. Hello, all. Over the next week or two I’ll be doing a couple of blog posts from TechEd Australia and TechEd New Zealand. For those that don’t know me, I’ve worked as an author on a large number of IT Pro training...
  • Blog Post: Security Development Lifecycle webcast

    Just a quick pointer to this recording, which outlines a proactive approach to building a successful Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) Program. Topics include the benefits of SDL, best practices for adoption, and the value of industry standards. https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/securityinnovation...
  • Blog Post: Now available: article #6 in the “SDL Series”

    In “Even more on Microsoft’s SDL,” we pointed you to a series of articles further investigating Microsoft’s Security Development Lifecycle, which was introduced publicly by Michael Howard and Steve Lipner’s The Security Development Lifecycle (Microsoft Press, 2006). Article #6, “Microsoft’s Security...
  • Blog Post: Michael Howard on the early days of SDL

    We’ve been posting recently about Microsoft’s Security Development Lifecycle (SDL). Michael has just started telling the story of how the SDL came to be over at the SDL blog , and Microsoft Press is proud to have played a small role in the tale: Early in 2001 David LeBlanc and I lamented the deluge...
  • Blog Post: And yet more on Microsoft’s SDL

    In “Even more on Microsoft’s SDL” I asked whether Michael Howard talks about anything else. The answer is still no , though his focus is a bit fuzzier this time. [I’ll insert your groan here.]
  • Blog Post: Even more on Microsoft’s SDL

    In 2006, Microsoft Press published The Security Development Lifecycle , by Michael Howard and Steve Lipner. (Microsoft’s Security Development Lifecycle blog is here .) Beginning in October 2008, Scott Swigart and Sean Campbell of Cascade Insights have been publishing a series of articles (each...
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