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  • Blog Post: Lineup of Windows books and ebooks

    Here is the lineup of Windows titles from Microsoft Press. We offer reference and training for core skills as well as exam preparation. Free ebook Introducing Windows 8.1 for IT Professionals Download the PDF (8.0 MB) Download the EPUB file (22.5 MB) Download the Mobi for Kindle file ...
  • Blog Post: Quick news: Last day to save 30% at Barnes & Noble

    Visit your local Barnes & Noble store or shop online to save 30% off these specific titles from Microsoft Press. Sale ends today! To locate your nearest store, click on the Store Locator link.
  • Blog Post: Quick news: Save 30% at Barnes & Noble on select Windows and Office titles

    Visit your local Barnes & Noble store or shop online to save 30% off these specific titles from Microsoft Press. Sale ends soon. To locate your nearest store, click on the Store Locator link.
  • Blog Post: Sample chapter: Supporting the Operating System and Application Installation for Windows 8.1

    In this sample chapter from Exam Ref 70-688: Supporting Windows 8.1 , you’ll learn how to support various operating system installations that are, for the most part, already in place, ranging from the most basic Windows 8.1 installations to native virtual hard disks to specialty Windows installations...
  • Blog Post: Sale: 30% off selected Windows and Office titles at Barnes & Noble

    Visit your local Barnes & Noble store or shop online to save 30%* off these selected titles from Microsoft Press. Sale ends soon. To locate your nearest store, click on the Store Locator link.   *Note – 30% is the discount in stores. Savings could be greater online at BN.com.
  • Blog Post: New Windows Store app: Microsoft Press Guided Tours

    The Microsoft Press Guided Tours app is available on Windows Store! Use the app to explore technical topics in powerful new ways, including multiple ways to mark up content so it’s more useful to you. Your first learning experience is a guided tour to programming Windows Store apps with HTML, CSS, and...
  • Blog Post: New book: Exam Ref 70-688 Supporting Windows 8.1

    We’re pleased to announce the availability of Exam Ref 70-688 Supporting Windows 8.1 (9780735684737), by Joli Ballew. Purchase from these online retailers: Microsoft Press Store Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Shop local Description: Prepare for Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Sample chapter: Designing Windows Store Apps for Performance

    By keeping performance in mind for the key usage scenarios of your app, you will reduce the risk of making the wrong architectural decisions that would be expensive to change later in the game. This sample chapter from Brian Rasmussen’s High-Performance Windows Store Apps (9780735682634) covers...
  • Blog Post: New book: High-Performance Windows Store Apps

    We’re pleased to announce the availability of High-Performance Windows Store Apps (ISBN: 9780735682634), by Brian Rasmussen! Purchase from these online retailers: Microsoft Press Store Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Shop local Description Understand...
  • Blog Post: Quick news: Microsoft Press wins awards at international competition of STC

    You all might remember that back in the winter, a handful of our books were recognized by the Puget Sound chapter of the Society for Technical Communications. (See blog post http://blogs.msdn.com/b/microsoft_press/archive/2014/01/22/quick-news-microsoft-press-picks-up-six-awards-at-last-night-s-stc-ceremony...
  • Blog Post: New book: Exam Ref 70-687: Configuring Windows 8.1

    We’re pleased to announce the availability of Exam Ref 70-687: Configuring Windows 8.1 (9780735684775), by Joli Ballew. Purchase from these online retailers: Microsoft Press Store Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Shop local Description Fully updated...
  • Blog Post: Sneak peak: High-Performance Windows Store Apps

    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...
  • Blog Post: New book: Windows 8.1 Administration Pocket Consultant: Storage, Security, & Networking

    We’re pleased to announce the availability of Windows 8.1 Administration Pocket Consultant: Storage, Security, & Networking (9780735682610), by William R. Stanek. Purchase from these online retailers: Microsoft Press Store Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers...
  • Blog Post: Windows Dev Center: Create a flexible app UI in Windows 8.1

    Kristi Rasmussen here from the Windows Developer Content team. If you’re building Windows Store apps, you want great flexibility when designing your UI . You want tiles in varying sizes and resizable windows that give your users more control over your app. Windows 8.1 gives you more power to build the...
  • Blog Post: New book: Windows 8.1 Step by Step

    We’re happy to announce that Windows 8.1 Step by Step (9780735681309) is available for purchase. Purchase from these online retailers: The Microsoft Press Store Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Shop local The smart way to learn Windows 8.1—one...
  • Blog Post: New book: Windows 8.1 Inside Out

    We’re pleased to announce that Windows 8.1 Inside Out (9780735683631) is available for purchase. Purchase from these online retailers: The Microsoft Press Store Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Shop local Download the sample chapters here Windows...
  • Blog Post: From the author: William Stanek releases two new Pocket Consultants

    A message from William Stanek: Got Your Pocket Consultant? Hope so! Pocket Consultants are the portable and precise pocket-sized guides that deliver ready answers for day-to-day administration. Pocket Consultants zero in on core operations and daily tasks using quick-reference tables, instructions...
  • Blog Post: New book: Windows 8.1 Administration Pocket Consultant: Essentials & Configuration

    We’re happy to announce the availability of Windows 8.1 Administration Pocket Consultant: Essentials & Configuration (9780735682658). Purchase from these online retailers: The Microsoft Press Store Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Shop local The...
  • Blog Post: New book: Windows 8.1 Plain & Simple

    We’re happy to announce that Windows 8.1 Plain & Simple is available for purchase. Purchase from these online retailers: Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Shop local Pearson – Official distributor of Microsoft Press books Description Learn the simplest ways to get things done...
  • 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: New book: Exam Ref 70-482: Advanced Windows Store App Development using HTML5 and JavaScript

    We are happy to announce that Exam Ref 70-482: Advanced Windows Store App Development using HTML5 and JavaScript (9780735676800) is available for purchase. Purchase from The Microsoft Press Store . Focused preparation for Exam 70-482 Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-482—and help demonstrate...
  • Blog Post: New book: Exam Ref 70-485: Advanced Windows Store App Development using C#

    We’re happy to announce that Exam Ref 70-485: Advanced Windows Store App Development using C# (9780735676862) is ready for purchase. Purchase from The Microsoft Press Store . Focused preparation for Exam 70-485 Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-485—and help demonstrate your real-world...
  • Blog Post: Quick news: New formats posted for free ebook Introducing Windows 8.1 for IT Professionals

    Mobi and ePub just added to today! Click here - http://blogs.msdn.com/b/microsoft_press/archive/2013/10/14/free-ebook-introducing-windows-8-1-for-it-professionals.aspx
  • Blog Post: Free ebook: Introducing Windows 8.1 for IT Professionals

    Download all formats (PDF, Mobi and ePub) as well as link to the companion content hosted by the Microsoft Virtual Academy We’re happy to announce that Introducing Windows 8.1 for IT Professionals by Ed Bott is ready for download. Introduction It’s difficult to believe that Windows 8 was introduced only...
  • Blog Post: Jump Starts: Gaming for Windows 8 and Windows Store Apps

    Microsoft Virtual Academy has some cool Jump Starts coming up (8/21 and 8/22) August 21: Gaming Engines for Windows 8 Jump Start Learn all about developing games for Windows 8! Register here: http://aka.ms/Gaming This Jump Start takes you through every aspect of developing games for Windows 8, from figuring...
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