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  • Microsoft Press

    New book: Microsoft Word 2010 Step by Step

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    Microsoft Word 2010 Step by Step is now available for purchase! You can view the book’s chapter-level table of contents as well as read the Introduction in this previous post . After you purchase this lovely new book, you’ll have access to an electronic copy as well as to online practice files. Through our ongoing anonymous customer survey ( http://www.microsoft.com/learning/booksurvey ) we received many comments saying that accessing the practice files on the companion disc that came along with Microsoft Office Word 2007 Step by Step was difficult. So we’ve moved the practice files to the Web. Simply click the “Practice Files” link in the left margin at the book’s catalog page . Another improvement we made to our 2010 Step by Step books is to include...
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    New book: Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Best Practices

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    We’re happy to announce that Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Best Practices (ISBN 9780735627192; 912 pages) is now available for purchase! Written by Exchange experts Siegfried Jagott and Joel Stidley, this book has already received raves from customers for pulling in candid advice and field-tested recommendations from industry experts around the world. You can find the book’s Contents at a Glance and an excerpt from the Introduction in this previous post . We’ve already heard from a couple of customers who had trouble locating the companion content for this book. The files are located here ; you’ll need to click on the Examples link on the left-hand side of the page. (And yes, we’re actively working to make the companion files easier to find.) In this...
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    New book: Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administrator’s Pocket Consultant

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    We’re happy to announce that Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administrator’s Pocket Consultant is available for purchase! Ben Curry has written another stellar book for Microsoft Press. Please take a look at this excerpt from Chapter 3, Configuring Core Operations. You can find more information about this book and other Microsoft Press offerings at the book’s catalog page . You can see the table of contents and Introduction in this previous post . CHAPTER 3 Configuring Core Operations ■ Introducing Central Administration ■ System Settings ■ Database Management ■ Configuring Send To Connections Core operations refers to farm-level settings and applications such as Central Administration, server services settings, and e-mail configuration. There are items—such as...
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    New book: Microsoft Outlook 2010 Step by Step

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    We’re happy to announce that Microsoft Outlook 2010 Step by Step (ISBN 9780735626904; 576 pages) is now available for purchase! In this book, veteran authors Joan Lambert and Joyce Cox use the popular step-by-step approach to teach you how to manage e-mail messages; organize your inbox, contacts, and task lists; manage and share your calendar; and much more. View this previous post for a chapter-level table of contents and excerpt from the Introduction. In this post, we offer an excerpt from this book’s Chapter 7, “Organize Your Inbox.” 7 Organize Your Inbox In this chapter, you will learn how to ✔ Work with Conversation view. ✔ Arrange messages in different ways. ✔ Organize Outlook items by using color categories. ✔ Organize messages in folders. ✔...
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    New book: Programming Windows Identity Foundation

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    Hello! We’re happy to announce that Programming Windows Identity Foundation , by Vittorio Bertocci , is now available. See this post for the book’s Contents at a Glance, Introduction, and other information. Get hands-on guidance for using Windows Identity Foundation (WIF) to solve common authentication, authorization, and customization issues in Web applications and services. The author—a key member of the WIF engineering team at Microsoft—demonstrates how to apply the principles of claims-based identity and access management, along with key architectural patterns. • Geared for developers with working knowledge of ASP.NET and Windows Communication Foundation, with or without security programming expertise • Provides pragmatic, scenario-based...
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    Author news: Discount on Windows internals training

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    Greetings. David Solomon, coauthor of Windows Internals, Fifth Edition , has more training opportunities coming up. And David’s company, David Solomon Expert Seminars, is offering 15% off for TechNet Flash recipients and TechNet Subscribers. Windows OS Internals and Sysinternals Training London October 18-22 San Francisco November 8-12 Topic Outline 1. Introduction 2. Investigating Windows Internals Source code programs Books and articles Tools (Kernel Debugger, Sysinternals) 3. Kernel Architecture Kernel evolution Processes & Threads Address Space Layouts Kernel integrity mechanisms Memory Protection Model Multiprocessor support Executive, Kernel, and HAL Environment Subsystem model Sessions 4. System Mechanisms Boot & Startup Process System Threads Environment subsystems Service &...
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    New book: Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administrator's Companion

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    Finally, Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administrator's Companion (Microsoft Press 2011, 1184 pages), by Bill English, Brian Alderman, and Mark Ferraz, is available for purchase. The book’s chapter-level Table of Contents can be found from this earlier post . Here is an excerpt from Chapter 5, “Using Windows PowerShell to Perform and Automate Farm Administrative Tasks.” C H A P T E R 5 Using Windows PowerShell to Perform and Automate Farm Administrative Tasks ■ Using Windows PowerShell: The Basics 195 ■ Working with SharePoint 2010 Management Shell 210 ■ Examples of SharePoint Administrative Tasks 234 Over the last couple of years, some SharePoint administrators have recognized the power of Windows PowerShell and have tried to use it, but with no built-in support...
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    Internet Explorer 9 Beta released today

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    Just a very quick post to say that you can watch the live webcast of the launch event to get news about Internet Explorer 9 Beta at 10:30 am PDT today here .  To check out all of the great sites and experiences built by partners, go to http://www.beautyoftheweb.com after 10:30 or so. ‘Nuff said.
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    RTM’d today: Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel 2010: Give Your Data Meaning

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    We are pleased to announce the release of Microsoft® PowerPivot for Excel® 2010: Give Your Data Meaning , by Marco Russo and Alberto Ferrari, to the printer. This book, for Excel power users and business analysts, will be available soon. In the meantime here are the Contents at a Glance and an excerpt from the Introduction. Contents at a Glance Preface Acknowledgments Introduction 1 First Steps with PowerPivot 2 PowerPivot at Work 3 Introduction to DAX 4 Data Models 5 Loading Data and Models 6 Evaluation Context and CALCULATE 7 Date Calculations in DAX 8 Mastering PivotTables 9 PowerPivot DAX Patterns 10 PowerPivot Data Model Patterns 11 Publishing to SharePoint Appendix: DAX Functions Reference Index Introduction Excerpt: Since we first began thinking about Microsoft...
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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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    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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    MSL news: Microsoft Certification Packs with free Second Shots

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    Ian Manasco, of Microsoft Learning, here. Take your IT career to its next destination with Microsoft Certification Packs with free Second Shots. Whether you’re validating your skills for your next IT job, landing your next job, looking to get a promotion, or seeking your next Microsoft Certification, Microsoft makes it easy for you to take your next step. Purchase packs of one to five exams along with one free re-take on every failed exam purchased and save up to 20%. Take advantage of this limited time offer – if you do not pass your exams on your first try, you can re-take the exam at no additional cost. Visit http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9741809 Offer description : MS Cert Pack Savings on Pack Second Shot 5-exam pack 20% Included with each Exam 4-exam pack 20% Included with each Exam...
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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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    Windows Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Services Resource Kit: Safari Rough Cuts now available!

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    Check out Safari Rough Cuts for the first installment (the first four chapters!) of Windows Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Services Resource Kit . The authors, Christa Anderson and Kristin Griffin, want your feedback. Check back often as content is added as it is written. Stay tuned for more Microsoft Press titles available on Rough Cuts!
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    Create a Better Presentation

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    When the Beyond Bullet Points book was first published by Microsoft Press in 2005, it pioneered a better way to use PowerPoint that sharpens critical thinking, simplifies slides and gets results.  Since then it has been named a best book of the year by the editors of Amazon.com, translated into a dozen languages and brought into law firms, government agencies and corporations including Sony, Toyota, Nestlé, Nokia, Nationwide, Deloitte, Amgen, Intel, Microsoft and many more. Not familiar with Beyond Bullet Points? Check out Cliff’s new video that explains his concept for creating great presentations.  Cliff Atkinson explains how to create effective presentations Now you can learn the revolutionary BBP method in person with author and presentation expert Cliff Atkinson at a 1-day public...
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    RTM’d today: Microsoft Word 2010 Inside Out

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    We’re very pleased to announce that Katherine Murray’s latest book, Microsoft Word 2010 Inside Out has shipped to the printer! This in-depth reference packs hundreds of timesaving solutions, troubleshooting tips, and workarounds in a concise, supremely organized format. Discover how the experts tackle Word 2010 -- and challenge yourself to new levels of expertise. Master the tools to expertly organize, edit, and present your content; craft polished documents by using Building Blocks, Themes, and Quick Style Sets; apply artistic effects to pictures--without using other photo editing programs; add visual impact with SmartArt® diagrams, charts, pictures, and drawings; create tables of contents, cross-references, and indexes for complex documents; build online workspaces to manage and collaborate...
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    RTM’d today: Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Plain & Simple

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    Kenyon here. We’re very pleased to announce that Johnathan Lightfoot and Chris Beckett’s book, Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Plain & Simple , has shipped to the printer! This FULL COLOR, no-nonsense book shows you the quickest ways to access current information, get real-time status updates, and collaborate with co-workers using Microsoft SharePoint 2010. Johnathan and Chris show you how to share all of your information in one location; use document management features to organize information; learn how to use the exciting SharePoint ribbon UI; collaborate with others using the Enterprise Wiki; use SharePoint search to find information in your organization; and customize SharePoint with Themes and Site Settings. The concise, straightforward language, easy-to-follow steps, and screenshots show...
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