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    Author news: Training by David Solomon coming up

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    David Solomon, coauthor of Windows Internals, Fifth Edition , has a couple of training opportunities coming up. The first is next week! Windows Internals with Sysinternals Webinar (September 13 & 15, 2010 – two-day webinar/virtual class) Explore the internals of key Windows kernel components and mechanisms with the Sysinternals tools in this two-day webinar. Topics include kernel architecture, memory management, thread scheduling, interrupt processing, time accounting, and crash dump analysis. This knowledge will help you help you troubleshoot difficult system problems as well as understand the true meaning behind key system performance counters. Register today . Windows OS Internals and Sysinternals Training (London October 18-22, San Francisco November 8-12) David Solomon Expert Seminars...
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    Author news: Charles Petzold presenting on Windows Phone 7

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    Greetings. Charles Petzold, whose upcoming Programming Windows Phone 7 will be available as a free download at the end of October, will be presenting in New York in October. The presentation’s title is “Multitasking on Windows Phone 7.” You must register at https://www.clicktoattend.com/invitation.aspx?code=150256 to be admitted to the building and attend. Subject:  “Multitasking on Windows Phone 7” They say that Windows Phone 7 can't multitask. They're wrong. Join Charles Petzold for a programmer's perspective on the multitasking features of Windows Phone 7, including tombstoning, asynchronous operations, and push notifications. Charles says this on his blog : “’Multitasking on Windows Phone 7’: That's the (somewhat provocative) title of a presentation I'll be delivering at the NYC .NET...
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    New Microsoft Technology Associate certification launched

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    On July 7, 2010 at the Education Leaders Forum Microsoft announced a new certification program for fundamental Information Technology and development skills called the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA). Unlike more advanced Microsoft certifications, the MTA targets students with no prior IT or development experience or employment. It is available exclusively in educational settings and is designed to easily integrate into the curricula of existing computer classes. The MTA will eventually be available in thousands of high schools, vocational programs, and colleges in the U.S. and other countries. Testing will be conducted by Certiport , a commercial testing service, at participating schools. Visit the MTA website (and click here to view the Microsoft PressPass feature). The program’s FAQs...
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    Author news: Mike Snyder on integration between Microsoft Word and Microsoft Dynamics CRM

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    Mike here. We recently released a very cool two-way integration between Microsoft Word and Microsoft Dynamics CRM, and I thought you might be interested to check it out! In summary, our proprietary Word-to-CRM integration allows users to: Build Word document templates that can load data from Microsoft Dynamics CRM Once the data is loaded, users can edit their data in Microsoft Word and then save their changes back to Microsoft Dynamics CRM This Word-to-CRM integration allows users to take advantage of the full word processing capabilities of Word, but still allow them to store and save the data back into CRM. We use this tool internally for our project charter, specifications, etc. but we also have clients using it for documents like leases, approval letters, quotes, legal notifications, etc...
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    New book: Microsoft Access 2010 Inside Out

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    Hello. This is Kenyon again. We’re excited to announce that Jeff Conrad and John Viescas’s Microsoft Access 2010 Inside Out (ISBN: 9780735626850; 1488 pages) is now available for purchase!   You can find the book’s chapter-level table of contents and an introduction to this in-depth guide to Microsoft Access in this previous post . The book includes a companion disc that includes sample database applications, bonus chapters and technical articles, and a compete ebook. In today’s post, please enjoy a deeper look at Chapter 11, “Modifying Data with Action Queries.” Chapter 11 Modifying Data with Action Queries In Chapter 9, “Creating and Working with Simple Queries,” you learned how to insert, update, and delete single rows of data within a datasheet. In Chapter 10, “Building Complex...
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    Author news: Vittorio Bertocci on MSDN Channel 9

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    Check out MSDN Channel 9 for a 40-minute video of Programming Windows Identity Foundation author Vittorio Bertocci talking about his book. From MSDN Channel 9: In this episode: In this episode of The Knowledge Chamber, I meet with Vittorio Bertocci (who just finished a new book, Programming Windows Identity Foundation ) to learn more about the basic features and capabilities of Windows Identity Foundation and see how easy it is for websites and applications to get out of the credential management game and “outsource” their authentication to another provider.
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    370ish DRM-free Microsoft Press ebooks now available

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    In February it was 200ish, in April it was 325ish, and now it’s around 370 Microsoft Press ebook bundles available. Take a look. When you see an e icon in the Ebook column, the title is available is four different electronic formats. Here are more details: iPhone – Grab the EPUB and read it in the Stanza App or the mobile version of Bookworm. Android – Read the .apk or .EPUB on your favorite reader. Kindle – Get the Mobipocket file and load it onto your Kindle. Sony Reader – EPUBs work well on your Sony Reader. Computer – Get either the EPUB or PDF. Other Mobile Devices – Explore the EPUB with the mobile version of Bookworm. Enjoy!
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    New book: Microsoft Word 2010 Plain & Simple

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    Kenyon here again. We’re excited to announce that Katherine Murray’s Microsoft Word 2010 Plain & Simple (ISBN 9780735627314; 272 pages) is now available for purchase! You can find the book’s chapter-level table of contents and some colorful examples of this easy-to-use, beginner-focused guide to Microsoft Word in this previous post . In today’s post, please enjoy a deeper look at section 9, “Sharing, Co-Authoring, and Finalizing Your Document.”
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    RTM’d today: Microsoft Office 2010 Inside Out

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    We’re pleased to announce the release of Microsoft Office 2010 Inside Out to the printer. This book will be available for purchase soon, but for now here are the Contents at a Glance and an excerpt from Chapter 1. Contents Part 1: Office Fundamentals Chapter 1 Inside Office 2010 Chapter 2 Installing and Updating Microsoft Office 2010 Chapter 3 Using and Customizing the Office Interface Chapter 4 Managing Office Files Chapter 5 Entering, Editing, and Formatting Text Chapter 6 Working with Graphics and Pictures Part 2: Word Chapter 7 Inside Word 2010 Chapter 8 Working with Complex Documents Chapter 9 Reviewing and Sharing Documents Chapter 10 Word 2010 Inside Out Part 3: Excel Chapter 11 Inside Excel 2010 Chapter 12 Managing Lists and Data Chapter 13 Charts and Data Analysis...
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    New book: Microsoft Outlook 2010 Inside Out

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    Kenyon Brown here. We’re excited to announce that Jim Boyce’s Microsoft Outlook 2010 Inside Out (ISBN: 99780735626867; 1120 pages) is now available for purchase! You can find the book’s chapter-level table of contents and an introduction to this in-depth guide to Microsoft Outlook in this previous post . In today’s post, please enjoy a deeper look at Chapter 19, “Scheduling Appointments .” Chapter 19 Scheduling Appointments For most of us, a calendar is a basic tool for organizing our lives, both at work and at home. With the calendar in Microsoft Outlook 2010, you can schedule regular appointments, all-day and multiday events, and meetings. You can view your schedule almost any way you want. In addition, you can share your calendar with others...
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    Hope Springs Eternal

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    Kimberly here. In July, one reader included the following comment in a book survey: “I'm not convinced these surveys are always looked at, but I always live in hope!” Well, dear reader, I am here to assure you that your hopes are fulfilled on a regular basis! Back in January, when we launched our new book survey, we also launched a formal program to review the results. Each quarter, we look at the results for the books that sold during that quarter in two ways. First, we derive a numerical customer satisfaction score from the quantitative data. We report that score to the Microsoft Learning organization and it becomes part of our goals as a Microsoft Press team. Second, the Microsoft Press team meets to review all the comments for the books in a particular series or that cover a particular...
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    Software Requirements, by Karl Wiegers, sells over 100K copies!

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    Microsoft Press would like to congratulate our good friend Karl Wiegers for reaching a wonderful milestone in technical publishing: his Software Requirements has sold over 100,000 copies! The reviews at Amazon help to explain why Karl’s book is so successful. 48 of 51 reviews are 4- or 5-starrers. Not only does Karl describe nearly 50 requirements engineering best practices, categorizing them by both impact (high, medium, low) and difficulty (high, medium, low), he also tells numerous stories—all true—that illustrate typical requirements-related experiences. It was once said that “Engineers would rather decipher the words to the Kingsmen’s 1963 classic party song ‘Louie Louie’ than decipher customer requirements” (Garry Peterson, 2002, “Risque Requirements,” CrossTalk ). By offering dozens...
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    Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel 2010: Second installment of Safari Rough Cuts now available!

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    Check out Safari Rough Cuts for the second installment ( chapters 5-8) of Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel 2010: Give Your Data Meaning . The authors, Marco Russo and Alberto Ferrari, want your feedback. Check back often as content is added as it is written. Stay tuned for more MS Press titles available on Rough Cuts.
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    Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel 2010: Safari Rough Cuts now available!

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    Check out Safari Rough Cuts for the first installment ( the first four chapters!) of Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel 2010: Give Your Data Meaning . The authors, Marco Russo and Alberto Ferrari, want your feedback. Check back often as content is added as it is written. Stay tuned for more MS Press titles available on Rough Cuts.
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    Updated summary of our recent ebook giveaways

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    Here’s an updated list of some of our recent giveaways: Free ebook: Moving to Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 (DRAFT Preview) (3 chapters) Free ebook: Moving to Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 (DRAFT Preview II) (a different 3 chapters) Code for “Moving to Microsoft Visual Studio 2010” DRAFT ebooks Free ebook: Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 (10 chapters by Ross Mistry and Stacia Misner) Free ebook: Programming Windows Phone 7 Series (DRAFT Preview) (6 chapters by Charles Petzold) Free ebook: Petzold’s Programming Windows Phone 7 (Special Excerpt 2) (newer than the ebook above; 11 chapters by Charles Petzold) Free ebook: Own Your Future: Update Your Skills with Resources and Career Ideas from Microsoft (8 chapters by Katherine Murray) Free...
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    Author news: Vittorio Bertocci talks about Identity and how it relates to Windows Azure and AppFabric ACS

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    Check out MSDN Channel 9 for a 40-minute video of Programming Windows Identity Foundation author VIttorio Bertocci talking about Identity on Windows Azure. Cloud Cover Episode 22 – Identity in Windows Azure In this episode: Vittorio Bertocci (@ vibronet ), author of Programming Windows Identity Foundation , joins us to talk about Identity and how it relates to Windows Azure and AppFabric ACS. Learn a tip on how to figure out if you are running low on space in SQL Azure.
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    RTM’d today: Programming Windows Identity Foundation

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    We are pleased to announce that Programming Windows Identity Foundation has shipped to the printer! This title will be available for purchase in bookstores and online in mid-September. Until then, here is the Contents at a Glance and an excerpt from the Introduction: Contents at a Glance Part I Windows Identity Foundation for Everybody 1 Claims-Based Identity 2 Core ASP.NET Programming Part II Windows Identity Foundation for Identity Developers 3 WIF Processing Pipeline in ASP.NET 4 Advanced ASP.NET Programming 5 WIF and WCF 6 WIF and Windows Azure 7 The Road Ahead Introduction It has been said that every problem in Computer Science can be solved by adding a level of indirection. You don’t have to go far to find examples of successful applications of that principle. Before...
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