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    Career Factor: The reality show

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    Check out Microsoft's Career Factor, a real-time, online, interactive reality show. It will tell the stories of nine real individuals around the world, each working to improve their IT careers. During the next five months, each will be working toward a career goal with the help of Microsoft, its partners, and the global IT community. Follow our participants and keep track of everyone's successes and struggles through the website where you can help shape their paths through your input via Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, or reach out to the viewing community for feedback on your own journey. Career Factor will change these peoples' lives. Will it change yours? Learn more >
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    Excerpt from upcoming title: Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 Step by Step

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    Today we’d like to share an excerpt from one of our upcoming books: Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 Step by Step, by Olga Londer and Penelope Coventry. We’ll publish this book in February 2011. You can learn more about the book here: http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780735627260/ . In this excerpt from Chapter 5, Working with Libraries, the authors describe how to create a picture library and add pictures:   Creating a Picture Library and Adding Pictures A picture library is used to share a collection of pictures. Although picture files can be stored in other types of SharePoint libraries (such as document libraries), picture libraries are designed especially for storing image file types and therefore have several advantages. For example, from a picture library, you can view pictures in...
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    Video: "How To" Troubleshooting Videos from Mike Halsey

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    Check out the "How To" troubleshooting videos from Microsoft MVP Mike Halsey, author of "Troubleshooting Windows 7 Inside Out" from Microsoft Press. You'll find them at http://www.thelongclimb.com/?cat=320 .
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    New book: Inside the Microsoft Build Engine: Using MSBuild and Team Foundation Build, Second Edition

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    We’re excited to announce that Inside the Microsoft Build Engine: Using MSBuild and Team Foundation Build, Second Edition written by Sayed Ibrahim Hashimi and William Bartholomew (ISBN 9780735645240; 624 pages) is now available for purchase! In today’s post, please enjoy an excerpt from Chapter 17, “Web Deployment Tool, Part 1,” which describes what MSDeploy is, and how it can be used for “online deployment” in which you deploy your application to the target in real time and “offline deployments” in which you create a package which gets handed off to someone else for the actual deployment. Build has historically been kind of like a black art, in the sense that there are a few guys who know and understand build, and are passionate about it...
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    RTM’d today: Microsoft XNA Game Studio 4.0: Learn Programming Now!

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    We’re eager to announce that Microsoft XNA Game Studio 4.0: Learn Programming Now! , by Rob Miles, has shipped to the printer and will be available for purchase in February. This book is the third edition of Microsoft XNA Game Studio: Learn Programming Now. Now you can build your own games for your Xbox 360, Windows Phone 7, or Windows-based PC—as you learn the underlying concepts for computer programming. Use this hands-on guide to dive straight into your first project—adding new tools and tricks to your arsenal as you go. No experience required! Learn XNA and C# fundamentals—and increase the challenge with each chapter Write code to create and control game behavior Build your game’s display—from graphics and text to lighting and 3-D effects...
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    RTM’d today: MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-511): Windows Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4

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    We are pleased to let you all know that MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-511): Windows Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (ISBN 0735627420; page count 672) has released to the printer and will be available for purchase in February. Until then, here is the list of contents and a sample from the Introduction. Contents at a Glance Chapter 1 Building a User Interface Chapter 2 Working with Events and Commands Chapter 3 Adding and Managing Content Chapter 4 Windows Forms and Windows Forms Controls Chapter 5 Working with User-Defined Controls Chapter 6 Working with Data Binding Chapter 7 Configuring Data Binding Chapter 8 Working with Data Grids and Validating User Input Chapter 9 Enhancing Usability Chapter 10 Advanced Topics Chapter 11 Testing and Debugging WPF...
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    RTM’d today: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Step by Step

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    We’re very happy to announce that Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Step by Step , by Mike Snyder, Jim Steger, and Brendan Landers, has shipped to the printer. This book will be available for purchase soon. For now, here’s a list of the contents and an excerpt from the book’s Introduction. Contents Part 1 Overview 1 Introduction to Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2 Getting Around in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3 Working with Accounts and Contacts 4 Working with Activities and Notes 5 Using Microsoft Dynamics CRM for Outlook Part 2 Sales and Marketing 6 Working with Leads and Opportunities 7 Using Marketing Lists 8 Managing Campaigns and Quick Campaigns 9 Working with Campaign Activities and Responses Part 3 Service 10 Tracking Service Requests 11 Using the Knowledge Base 12 Working...
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    Event: Be a Presenter at MIX11

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    Do you have a topic you’d like to present at MIX11 ? Submit your session proposal by Friday, January 14, 2011. The MIX content team will select the best proposals, and the MIX community will vote to determine who will present.  MIX11 registration opens in late January - join the MIX email newsletter for details.
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    RTM’d today: Microsoft Excel 2010: Data Analysis and Business Modeling

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    We’re happy to announce that Microsoft Excel 2010: Data Analysis and Business Modeling , by Wayne L. Winston, shipped to the printer. Award-winning MBA professor, statistician, and business consultant Wayne Winston shows you how to master the data analysis and modeling techniques used at leading companies to sharpen their competitive edge. This book will be available soon, but in the meantime here are the Table of Contents and an excerpt from the Introduction. Table of Contents 1 What’s New in Excel 2010 2 Range Names 3 Lookup Functions 4 The INDEX Function 5 The MATCH Function 6 Text Functions 7 Dates and Date Functions 8 Evaluating Investments by Using Net Present Value Criteria 9 Internal Rate of Return 10 More Excel Financial Functions ...
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    New book: Microsoft Expression Web 4 Step by Step

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    We’re pleased to announce a new book on Expression Web -- Microsoft Expression Web 4 Step by Step by Chris Leeds (978-0-7356-3902-7, 554 pages). Build your site with customizable templates -- or create your own Adjust settings in Expression Web 4 to create different sites Add Photoshop files, Microsoft Silverlight® video, and .wmv files Use CSS, HTML, and XHTML to manage site style and accessibility Connect to servers using Microsoft ASP.NET and PHP Choose the right publishing method for your scenario Your Step by Step digital content includes: All the books practice files -- ready to download and put to work. Fully searchable online edition of this book -- with unlimited access on the Web. Video tutorials illustrating important procedures and...
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    Announcing New Exam Drills for Windows Phone 7

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    We’re happy to announce new apps for the Windows Phone 7 for exam preparation. We’ve launched five apps in the marketplace and are planning more. We took a subset of questions from our Self-Paced Training Kits and created mobile apps with Silverlight. Here’s what’s available with links to each app. Exam Drill Corresponding Self-Paced Training Kit MCITP DRILL 70-685 MCITP Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-685): Windows® 7 Enterprise Desktop Support Technician MCITP DRILL 70-686 MCITP Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-686): Windows® 7 Enterprise Desktop Administrator MCTS DRILL 70-640 MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-640): Configuring Windows Server® 2008 Active Directory MCTS DRILL 70-662 MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-662): Configuring Microsoft® Exchange Server 2010 MCTS DRILL 70...
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    Event: Save $500 + one night hotel at MIX11 – register by Feb 11

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    MIX11 registration opens in late January with a special offer for early birds – register by February 11 and save $500 on your conference pass, and receive one free night hotel when you book two or more nights at the Mandalay Bay.  Join the MIX email newsletter and be among the first to learn about open registration, special offers, speakers and technical content for this year’s event.  MIX11 event details When:              April 12-14, 2011; MIX Boot Camps on April 11 Where:             Mandalay Bay , Las Vegas Cost:                Full Price Conference Pass - $1395 MIX Boot Camps - $295 More...
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    New book: Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2010 Step by Step

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    We’re excited to announce that Penelope Coventry’s Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2010 Step by Step (ISBN 9780735627338; 592 pages) is now available for purchase! You can find the book’s introduction in this previous post . In today’s post, please enjoy an excerpt from Chapter 7, “Using Business Connectivity Services,” which describes what BCS is. We also include an exercise that shows you how to create an Office application external content type (ECT). Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 introduced functionality that allows companies to present data from backend applications on Web pages and as column values in lists and libraries. The Microsoft Business Connectivity Services (BCS), originally called the Business Data Catalog, was one component...
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    New book: JavaScript Step by Step, Second Edition

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    We’re very pleased to announce that Steve Suehring’s second edition of JavaScript Step by Step will be available soon! This book teaches you the basics you need to know to build interactive web sites using JavaScript, discussing the basic syntax and commands you need to use JavaScript, a thorough discussion of how JavaScript can interact with objects in a browser page, and then goes on to discuss more advanced topics such as cookies, CSS, and libraries that you can use to simplify or extend your JavaScript programming toolkit, such as jQuery. With STEP BY STEP, you set the pace-building and practicing the skills you need, just when you need them! Steve’s book will be available through retailers later this month. In the meantime, here’s a sample from Chapter 10...
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    Free to Choose Ebook Deal of the Day

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    In celebration of the one-year anniversary of the Microsoft Press/O'Reilly Media alliance, we've extended our Deal of the Day to the entire catalog of Microsoft Press ebooks. Lifetime access. Free updates. Download in multiple DRM-free formats : PDF, .epub, Kindle-compatible .mobi, and Android .apk. Learn more. Save 60% on all ebooks from our list of hundreds of titles. Enter code DDMSP in the O'Reilly cart. One Day Only! 12/15/2010   Prog. Microsoft LINQ in Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Was: $39.99 Now: $16.00 (Save 60%) MCTS Kit: Configuring Windows 7 Was: $55.99 Now: $22.40 (Save 60%) Troubleshooting Windows 7 Inside Out Was: $31.99 Now: $12.80 (Save 60%) Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Inside Out Was: $47.99 Now: $19.20 (Save 60%) Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel 2010 Was: $27.99 Now: $11...
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    New book: Network Your Computers & Devices Step by Step

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    We’re excited to announce that Ciprian Adrian Rusen’s Network Your Computers & Devices Step by Step (ISBN 9780735652163; 562 pages) is now available for purchase! You can find the book’s introduction in this previous post . In today’s post, please enjoy an excerpt from Chapter 10, “Sharing Between Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 Computers,” which shows you how to set the workgroup on your Windows XP computer.
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    How to find great apps for Windows Phone 7 from Mike Stroh of Windows Phone 7 Plain & Simple

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    A message from editor Kenyon Brown… Check out Mike Stroh’s great advice for finding apps for Windows Phone 7 at O’Reilly Answers . Mike is the author of Windows Phone 7 Plain & Simple from Microsoft Press. You can read a great review of the book at Lost Press Marketing .  Of note is the following quote: "This book is a great present for someone who is planning on purchasing a Windows Phone soon or has just recently purchased one and looking to get their head around all the features quickly."
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