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    New book: Exam Ref 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2

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    We’re pleased to announce the availability of Exam Ref 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2 (9780735684249), by Craig Zacker. Purchase from these online retailers: Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Shop local Informit – from Pearson - Official distributor of Microsoft Press books Description Fully updated for Windows Server 2012 R2! Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-410 - and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of implementing and configuring core services in Windows Server 2012 R2. Designed for experienced IT professionals ready to advance their status, Exam Ref focuses on the critical thinking and decision making acumen needed for success at the MCSA level. Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives: · Install and configure servers · Configure...
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    Free ebook: Microsoft System Center: Building a Virtualized Network Solution

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    Download all formats (PDF, Mobi and ePub) hosted by the Microsoft Virtual Academy We’re happy to announce the next free ebook in our System Center series - Microsoft System Center: Building a Virtualized Network Solution Introduction According to the Hyper-V Network Virtualization Overview found at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj134230.aspx , Network Virtualization “provides virtual networks to virtual machines similar to how server virtualization provides virtual machines to the operating system. Network Virtualization decouples virtual networks from the physical network infrastructure and removes the constraints and limitations of VLANs and hierarchical IP address assignment from virtual machine provisioning. This flexibility makes it easy for customers to move to Infrastructure...
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    New book: Windows 8.1 Administration Pocket Consultant: Storage, Security, & Networking

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    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: Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Shop local Pearson – Official distributor of Microsoft Press books The portable, practical guide for Windows administrators Portable and precise, this pocket-sized guide delivers ready answers for administering storage, security, and networking features in Windows 8.1. Zero in on core tasks through quick-reference tables, instructions, and lists. You'll get the focused information you need to save time and get the job done - whether at your desk or in the field. Coverage includes: Managing firmware, boot configuration, and startup Using...
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    New book: Programming Microsoft ASP.NET MVC, Third Edition

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    We’re pleased to announce the availability of Programming Microsoft ASP.NET MVC, Third Edition (9780735680944), by Dino Esposito. Purchase from these online retailers: Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Shop local Pearson – Official distributor of Microsoft Press books Develop next-generation web applications with ASP.NET MVC Go deep into the architecture and features of ASP.NET MVC 5, and learn how to build web applications that work well on both the desktop and mobile devices. Web development expert Dino Esposito takes you through the web framework’s Model-View-Controller (MVC) design model, and covers the tools you need to cleanly separate business logic from the user interface. If you’re an experienced web developer...
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    New book: SignalR Programming in Microsoft ASP.NET

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    We’re pleased to announce the availability of SignalR Programming in Microsoft ASP.NET (9780735683884). Purchase from these online retailers: Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Shop local Pearson – Official distributor of Microsoft Press books Description Get definitive guidance on SignalR, a new library for ASP.NET developers that simplifies the process of adding real-time web functionality to your applications. Real-time web functionality enables server-side code to push content to connected clients instantly as it becomes available. With this book, Microsoft .NET developers familiar with HTML and JavaScript will gain the skills to add real-time and async communication features for web, desktop, and mobile phone applications. ...
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    Top Solutions: System Center

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    These links came to me from the content manager for online services. Since so many of you have been downloading our free ebooks on System Center, I thought these would be interesting to you, as well. Top Support Solutions for System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager Top Support Solutions for System Center Endpoint Protection 2012 Top Support Solutions for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Top Support Solutions for System Center Orchestrator 2012 Top Support Solutions for System Center 2012 Operations Manager Top Support Solutions for System Center Data Protection Manager 2012 (SCDPM)
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    From the MVPs: Enable Cross-Premises Network Connectivity to Windows Azure with Windows Server 2012 R2

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    This is the 38th 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 their knowledge, real-world experience, and impartial and objective feedback to help people enhance the way they use technology. Of the millions of individuals who participate in technology communities, around 4,000 are recognized as Microsoft MVPs. You can read more original MVP-authored content on the Microsoft MVP Award Program Blog . This post is by Enterprise Security MVP Richard Hicks . Thanks, Richard! Enable Cross-Premises Network Connectivity to Windows Azure with Windows Server 2012...
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    From the MVPs: Diagnostics and logging in Windows Azure Web Sites

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    This is the 37th 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 their knowledge, real-world experience, and impartial and objective feedback to help people enhance the way they use technology. Of the millions of individuals who participate in technology communities, around 4,000 are recognized as Microsoft MVPs. You can read more original MVP-authored content on the Microsoft MVP Award Program Blog . This post is by Windows Azure MVP Robin Shahan . Thanks, Robin! And don’t forget that it’s Windows Azure Week: a week of free...
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    From the MVPs: Copying a virtual machine from one Windows Azure subscription to another with PowerShell

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    This is the 36th 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 their knowledge, real-world experience, and impartial and objective feedback to help people enhance the way they use technology. Of the millions of individuals who participate in technology communities, around 4,000 are recognized as Microsoft MVPs. You can read more original MVP-authored content on the Microsoft MVP Award Program Blog . This post is by ASP.Net MVP Ido Flatow Thanks, Ido! And don’t forget: a week of free online Windows Azure training is in progress...
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    Quick news: Videos for programmers from Wintellect

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    Wintellect is offering some of their courses free of charge for a limited time. Even if you’re not a subscriber, you can view some great courses from experts like Jeffrey Richter and Jeff Prosise. Find a list of free courses here: http://www.wintellectnow.com/Videos/Index
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    Free ebooks: Now on the Microsoft Virtual Academy site

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    No doubt, our blog is a great site for announcing new books and other quick bits of news; however, we really needed a great landing page to host our free ebooks in an elegant, easy-to-browse way. Our coworkers at the Microsoft Virtual Academy provided the solution. It’s a perfect place to land, since many of you already consume the Jump Start sessions, live events and archived courses from MVA. So, check it out here . As each new book is released, we’ll add it to the page.
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    From the MVPs: Windows Azure cache options

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    This is the 35th 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 their knowledge, real-world experience, and impartial and objective feedback to help people enhance the way they use technology. Of the millions of individuals who participate in technology communities, around 4,000 are recognized as Microsoft MVPs. You can read more original MVP-authored content on the Microsoft MVP Award Program Blog . This post is by Windows Azure MVP Michael Collier . Thanks, Michael! And don’t forget: a week of free online Windows Azure training began today. Information...
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    Quick news: Companion content for Creating Research and Scientific Documents Using Microsoft Word

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    Greetings. We’ve heard from some readers that the website pointed to in the book for the companion content has been unavailable. Please note that you can also access the book’s companion content here: http://examples.oreilly.com/9780735670440-files/ or via the Companion Content link here (which takes you to the same place as the link above): http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0790145366993.do
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    Quick news: Microsoft Press picks up six awards at last night’s STC ceremony

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    January is award season. Although this ceremony wasn’t as glamorous as the Golden Globes or the Oscars, it meant a lot to the authors and editors who were recognized for their outstanding contributions to technical communications. The Puget Sound chapter of the Society for Technical Communication hosted its annual dinner and awards ceremony last night. Here are some pictures from the event. Special thanks go to author Karl Wiegers for traveling from his home in the Portland, Ore., area to Seattle to accept his award in person. Editor Devon Musgrave accepts the award on behalf of the author and editors of CLR via C#, Fourth Edition Author Karl Wiegers picks up the award for Software Requirements, Third Edition , which he co-wrote with Joy Beatty. At left is STC...
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    Today is our blog’s fifth birthday

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    Thanks for all your support and interest, which has made our blog an all-Microsoft Top 40 every month for the past three years!
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    Helpful reviews: Two Microsoft Press books reviewed in PMWorld Journal for January 2014

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    Congratulations to Joy Beatty and her co-authors. Two of her books were reviewed by the PMWorld Journal this month. These are thorough and helpful reviews for anyone thinking about purchasing these books. LINKS TO THE REVIEWS: Visual Models for Software Requirements (Microsoft) By Joy Beatty & Anthony Chen Reviewed by Johnny Gan, PMP (USA) Software Requirements, 3rd Edition (Microsoft) By Karl E Wiegers and Joy Beatty Reviewed by Marta Soncodi (USA)
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    New book: Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Administration Inside Out

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    We’re pleased to announce the availability of Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Administration Inside Out (9780735675391). Purchase from these online retailers: Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Shop local Pearson– Official distributor of Microsoft Press books Conquer Microsoft SharePoint 2013 administration—from the inside out! Dive into SharePoint 2013 administration—and really put your systems expertise to work! This supremely organized reference packs hundreds of timesaving solutions, troubleshooting tips, and workarounds. Discover how the experts deploy, configure, and manage SharePoint—and challenge yourself to new levels of mastery. Discover how to: · Automate the installation and configuration of SharePoint 2013 · Effectively manage SharePoint apps and custom solutions...
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