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    Event: Imagine Cup Day at MOHAI, Aug 2, 2014 in Seattle

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    Microsoft Imagine Cup is the world's premier student technology competition On Saturday, August 2, MOHAI (Museum of History and Industry) and Microsoft will host Imagine Cup Day when the museum will open its doors to the public for free and the Imagine Cup world finalists will showcase their projects as part of a special one-day only event. Residents of Seattle are invited to meet the students and see their projects in action. At the MOHAI Imagine Cup showcase, visitors will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite Imagine Cup project, and the team with the winning project will receive the Avanade People’s Choice Award: a $2,000 prize! For details click here
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    Windows Phone updates for Windows Runtime via C#

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    In November 2013, Microsoft Press published Windows Runtime via C# (320 pages; ISBN: 9780735679276), by Jeffrey Richter and Maarten Van De Bospoort. The book offers expert guidance on leveraging the Windows Runtime (WinRT) API to produce Windows Store apps. Since then, Microsoft introduced Windows Phone 8.1, allowing developers to write Windows Phone apps by using WinRT. Because of this, all the content in Windows Runtime via C# is now also applicable to Windows Phone app developers. This blog post was written by Jeffrey and Maarten. It goes through every chapter of the book and points out the few differences where the contents of the book are different for Windows Phone apps. If you are building Windows Phone apps, use this blog post along with the book, and you’ll be prepared. Of course,...
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    Quick news: Last day to save 40% on TechEd 2014 top sellers

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    Ends tomorrow, July 12. Save 40% on recommended books and eBooks when you apply discount code TECHED during checkout at MicrosoftPressStore.com. The Microsoft Press Store offers free U.S. shipping every day.
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    eBook deal of the week: Microsoft Visual Basic 2013 Step by Step

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    List price: $35.99   Sale price: $18.00 You save 50% Buy Your hands-on guide to Visual Basic fundamentals Expand your expertise--and teach yourself the fundamentals of Microsoft Visual Basic 2013. If you have previous programming experience but are new to Visual Basic 2013, this tutorial delivers the step-by-step guidance and coding exercises you need to master core topics and techniques. Learn more Terms & conditions Each week, on Sunday at 12:01 AM PST / 7:01 AM GMT, a new eBook is offered for a one-week period. Check back each week for a new deal. The products offered as our eBook Deal of the Week are not eligible for any other discounts. The Deal of the Week promotional price cannot be combined with other offers.
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    New book: Exam Ref 70-413: Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure, Second Edition

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    We’re pleased to announce the availability of Exam Ref 70-413: Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure, Second Edition (9780735685406), by Paul Ferrill and Tim Ferrill. Purchase from these online retailers: Microsoft Press Store Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Shop local Description: Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-413—and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of designing and implementing infrastructure 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 MCSE level. Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives: · Plan and deploy a server infrastructure...
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    Quick news: 40% savings on TechEd 2014 top sellers

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    Now through July 12, 2014, save 40% on recommended books and eBooks when you apply discount code TECHED during checkout at MicrosoftPressStore.com. The Microsoft Press Store offers free U.S. shipping every day.
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    New book: Microsoft Azure SQL Database Step by Step

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    We’re pleased to announce the availability of Microsoft Azure SQL Database Step by Step (9780735679429), by Leonard G. Lobel and Eric D. Boyd. Purchase from these online retailers: Microsoft Press Store Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Shop local Your hands-on guide to SQL Database fundamentals Expand your expertise—and teach yourself the fundamentals of the Microsoft Azure SQL Database platform. If you are an experienced software developer or database professional, but are new to Microsoft Azure or SQL Database, you’ll get the guidance, exercises, and code needed to master core topics and techniques. Discover how to: · Quickly get a server and database up and running in the cloud · Design, populate,...
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    eBook deal of the week: Code Complete, Second Edition

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    List price: $39.99   Sale price: $16.00 You save 60% Buy Widely considered one of the best practical guides to programming, Steve McConnell's original CODE COMPLETE has been helping developers write better software for more than a decade. Now this classic book has been fully updated and revised with leading-edge practices--and hundreds of new code samples--illustrating the art and science of software construction. Learn more Terms & conditions Each week, on Sunday at 12:01 AM PST / 7:01 AM GMT, a new eBook is offered for a one-week period. Check back each week for a new deal. The products offered as our eBook Deal of the Week are not eligible for any other discounts. The Deal of the Week promotional price cannot be combined with other offers.
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    Quick news: Save 40% on TechEd 2014 top sellers

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    Now through July 12, 2014, save 40% on recommended books and eBooks when you apply discount code TECHED during checkout at MicrosoftPressStore.com. The Microsoft Press Store offers free U.S. shipping every day.
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    eBook deal of the week: Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Step by Step

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    List price: $39.99 Sale price: $20.00 You save 50% Buy Your hands-on, step-by-step guide to building applications with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Teach yourself the programming fundamentals of SQL Server 2012--one step at a time. Ideal for beginning SQL Server database administrators and developers, this tutorial provides clear guidance and practical, learn-by-doing exercises for building database solutions that solve real-world business problems. Learn more Terms & conditions Each week, on Sunday at 12:01 AM PST / 7:01 AM GMT, a new eBook is offered for a one-week period. Check back each week for a new deal. The products offered as our eBook Deal of the Week are not eligible for any other discounts. The Deal of the Week promotional price cannot be combined with other offers...
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    New book: Exam Ref 70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012 R2

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    We’re pleased to announce the availability of Exam Ref 70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012 R2 (9780735684799), by Charlie Russel. Purchase from these online retailers: Microsoft Press Store Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Shop local Description: Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-411—and help demonstrate your real-world mastery administering 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: Deploy, manage, and maintain servers Configure file and print services Configure network services and access Configure a...
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    eBook deal of the week: Exam Ref 70-487- Developing Windows Azure and Web Services

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    List price: $31.99   Sale price: $16.00 You save 50% Buy Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-487--and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of developing Windows Azure and web services. Designed for experienced developers ready to advance their status, Exam Ref focuses on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the Microsoft Specialist level.  Learn more Terms & conditions Each week, on Sunday at 12:01 AM PST / 7:01 AM GMT, a new eBook is offered for a one-week period. Check back each week for a new deal. The products offered as our eBook Deal of the Week are not eligible for any other discounts. The Deal of the Week promotional price cannot be combined with other offers.
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    Author response: Microsoft Visual C# 2013 Step by Step

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    As you might know, you can give us feedback anytime about our books via http://aka.ms/tellpress . (We know you’re busy, so we’ve kept it short with just a few questions.) But because we don’t ask for personal information, we can’t respond personally to comments and questions that you leave us. So, in case the person who left us the following follows our blog, we want you to know that we sent your comment to the book’s author. First, your comment: 9780735681835          Microsoft Visual C# 2013 Step by Step                                                                                   ...
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    Sample chapter: Windows Server 2012 R2 Inside Out: Networking with TCP/IP

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    TCP/IP is the backbone for Microsoft Windows networks. It is required for internetwork communications and for accessing the Internet. Before you can implement TCP/IP networking, you should understand IP addressing conventions, subnetting options, and name-resolution techniques—all of which are covered in this sample chapter from William Stanek’s Windows Server 2012 R2 Inside Out: Services, Security, & Infrastructure (9780735682559).
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    From the MVPs: Updated Column Store Indexes in SQL Server 2014

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    This is the 42nd 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 SQL Server MVP Sergio Govoni . Thanks, Sergio! Updateable Column Store Indexes in SQL Server 2014 Introduction Column store indexes had been...
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    Free ebooks: A recap of our older titles

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    I was looking through our download numbers the other day and saw how many older titles are still popular. However, I noticed that there has been a drop in downloads of our older books that started when we began placing our new free ebooks on the Microsoft Virtual Academy site . We don’t list the older titles on the free ebooks page. Maybe we should. Until then, I thought it might be helpful to compile a list of the older ebooks and their links. Windows Server Free ebook- Introducing Windows Server 2008 R2 Free ebook- Introducing Windows Server 2012 Virtualization Free ebook- Understanding Microsoft Virtualization Solutions (Second Edition) Microsoft Office Free ebook- First Look Microsoft Office 2010 Free ebook- Security and Privacy for Microsoft Office Users Free eBook- Microsoft Office 365...
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    Sample chapter: Administering Windows Server 2012 R2: Monitoring and Auditing

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    In this sample chapter from Training Guide: Administering Windows Server 2012 R2 (9780735684690), you will learn how to monitor and configure auditing for computers running the Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 operating system.
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