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    Wait for it! Tony Redmond’s Exchange Server 2010 Inside Out is coming soon

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    Yes, it’s true that I have a vested interested and I am not impartial, but I still have to say that I think this is a fabulous book. If you work with Exchange, you will love this book. It is loaded with valuable information and tips that you will use every day. It covers SP1 comprehensively and in detail. And you won’t want to miss the in-depth coverage of high availability and the DAG or the coverage of all aspects of compliance from archive mailboxes to retention policies to multi-mailbox searches. The final tweaks are in place and the book is being prepared for manufacturing—watch this space for more information. Check out what Rajesh Jha (Corporate Vice-President, Exchange) has to say: Foreword I took over the Exchange team in 2008 after 18 years in various roles...
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    Ebook Deal of the Day: Celebrating PASS Summit 2010

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    Just a quick note to point you to this great offer: In celebration of PASS Summit 2010, happening now in Seattle, you can save 50% on five different SQL Server titles from Microsoft Press. Microsoft Press ebooks from oreilly.com are DRM-free. You get free lifetime access, multiple file formats, free updates. One day only. http://oreilly.com/store/ddmsp-sqlpass.html
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    RTM’d today: Windows Phone 7 Plain & Simple

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    We’re very pleased to announce that Michael Stroh’s book, Windows Phone 7 Plain & Simple has shipped to the printer! This FULL COLOR, no-nonsense book shows you the quickest ways to set up and use your new phone -- with easy-to-follow steps, screenshots, and straightforward language. Michael shows you how to set up your phone straight out of the box; make and answer calls, and enter your contacts; read and send e-mail and text messages; work with the calendar; search and browse the Web; play music and video, and take pictures; get cool apps and games on your phone or PC. The concise, language, easy-to-follow steps, and screenshots show you exactly what to do. Handy tips teach you new techniques and shortcuts. Quick “Try This” exercises help you to apply what you...
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    New book: Microsoft ADO.NET 4 Step by Step

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    We’re pleased to announce that Tim Patrick’s new book Microsoft ADO.NET 4 Step by Step (ISBN 9780735638884; 440 pages), is now available for purchase! ADO.NET is Microsoft's interface between your applications and your data. Using various providers and a little forethought and planning, you can access data from SQL Server, Oracle, or other databases in a generic way, such that changing providers requires either no or only minor changes to your application code. It's true: ADO.NET makes data access easier than ever before. Still, ADO.NET is big, and learning to use it effectively and efficiently can take some time. Tim Patrick has broken this complex topic into manageable chunks. Using the tried and true Step by Step approach, which gets you started by walking you through important...
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    What XAML Information Do You Need?

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    Request from Microsoft Press editor, Russell Jones The last full book on XAML is now several years old. In the meantime, XAML has been expanded and modified in .NET 4. Moreover, the tools for creating XAML, primarily Expression Blend and the Visual Studio XAML editor, have considerably reduced--in some cases, eliminated--the need to write XAML by hand. Nonetheless, these editors don't do everything that a developer needs to do with XAML, nor can they help you create XAML programmatically. So, what do you do with XAML on a daily or intermittent basis? Are the automated editors such as Blend sufficient for your needs, or do you often write, modify, or create XAML manually or programmatically? For those of you who do work with XAML all the time, would you prefer to have a comprehensive "developer...
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    Great reviews: Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel 2010: Give Your Data Meaning

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    We’re excited to see the great reviews for Marco Russo and Alberto Ferrari’s Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel® 2010: Give Your Data Meaning (ISBN 99780735640580; 416 pages) pouring in! Check out these reviews: SQL Server Magazine: “ Leaf-Level Book Review: 'Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel 2010 Give Your Data Meaning” =powerpivot(pro): “The ‘Ferrari’ of PowerPivot Books” amazon.com: Customer Reviews For more information about this book, see our previous posts: New book: Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel 2010: Give Your Data Meaning RTM’d today: Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel 2010: Give Your Data Meaning Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel 2010: Safari Rough Cuts now available! Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel 2010...
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    New book: Deploying Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway 2010

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    A new ebook from Yuri Diogenes and Dr. Thomas W. Shinder is now available. One of three ebooks they have written about deploying Forefront, Deploying Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway 2010 (ISBN 9780735648951) presents useful best practices for deploying UAG. Yuri and Tom give a nice overview of what you can expect in the book’s introduction, which is reprinted here. Introduction When we began this project, our intent was to create a real-world scenario that would guide IT professionals in using Microsoft best practices to deploy Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG) 2010. We also included an explanation of the architectural side of the product, which we consider an advantage for you, because the explanation was reviewed by engineers who work directly on UAG...
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    Repaired “Programming Windows Phone 7” ebook

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    Just a quick note to let you know that we’ve updated Charles Petzold’s free ebook to fix some presentation issues.  See our original post for the download links and some notes on the issues.  Thanks for your patience, and enjoy.
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    New book: Deploying Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010

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    A new ebook from Yuri Diogenes and Dr. Thomas W. Shinder is now available. One of three ebooks they have written about deploying Forefront, Deploying Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 (ISBN 9780735648920) presents useful best practices for deploying TMG. Yuri and Tom give a nice overview of what you can expect in the book’s introduction, which is reprinted here. Introduction When we began this project, our intent was to create a real world scenario that would guide IT professionals in using Microsoft best practices to deploy Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) 2010. We hope you find that we have achieved that goal. We’ve also included the main deployment scenarios for Forefront TMG, and we take a deep dive into the installation process from...
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    Issues with “Programming Windows Phone 7” ebook

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    Hey everybody, we see the comments from some of you about presentation issues with the ebook. We’ve determined that the PDF is missing a required embedded font. This is leading to odd (or worse) presentation for some of you, including bitmapped text. We’re working with the vendor to create a new file. I’ll let you know when the new file has replaced the old one in the Microsoft Download Center. We apologize for this; degraded performance is never our goal. Also, I’ve had one report that some sample code folder path names are too long when you’re unzipping the sample code. (Windows limits a single path to 260 characters.) So you might want to shorten the path name for the code when you’re unzipping it, shortening “Microsoft_Press_ebook_Programming_Windows_Phone_7_Sample_Code”...
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    New book: Deploying Microsoft Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server

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    A new ebook from Yuri Diogenes and Dr. Thomas W. Shinder is now available. Deploying Microsoft Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server (ISBN 9780735648913) presents useful best practices for deploying FPE. Yuri and Tom give a nice overview of what you can expect in the book’s introduction, which is reprinted here. Introduction When we began this project, our intent was to create a real-world scenario that would guide IT professionals in using Microsoft best practices to deploy Microsoft Forefront Protection for Exchange Server (FPE) 2010. We hope you find that we have achieved that goal. We’ve also included a thorough explanation of the architectural side of the product, which we consider an advantage for you, because the explanation of the technical details was reviewed...
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    New book: Managing and Implementing Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Projects

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    We’re excited to announce that Geoff Evelyn’s Managing and Implementing Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Projects (ISBN 9780735648708, 288 pages) is now available for purchase! In today’s post, please enjoy an excerpt from Chapter 9, “SharePoint Governance.” SharePoint Governance What Is SharePoint Governance? Sharepoint governance is not a hardware, software, or people resource solution. It is an organizational strategy and methodology for documenting and implementing business rules and controls related to your client’s data. It brings cross-functional teams together to identify data issues impacting the company or organization. It works with business and technical interfacing teams to develop SharePoint solutions for data issues. And you do all of...
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    Free ebook: Programming Windows Phone 7, by Charles Petzold

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    Gang, we’re done! 24 chapters, about 1,000 pages. Congratulations to Charles, who has outdone himself! Speaking for Charles and for the Windows Phone 7 team, we hope that you will enjoy Programming Windows Phone 7 : You can download a PDF here (38.6 MB). [NEWER NOTE: the presentation issues have been fixed.] [OLDER NOTE: we see the comments from some of you about presentation issues with the ebook. We’ve determined that the PDF is missing a required embedded font. This is leading to odd (or worse) presentation for some of you, including bitmapped text. We’re working with the vendor to create a new file. I’ll let you know when the new file has replaced the old one in the Microsoft Download Center. We apologize for this!] You can download the ebook’s C#...
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    Ebook deal of the day: Code Complete, Second Edition

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    As the Project Editor for the second edition of Steve McConnell’s classic book, Code Complete , you wouldn’t believe how many hours I spent, with Principal Desktop Publisher (layout whiz) Carl Diltz, making sure everything was right, especially the thousands of margin elements in the book. As Steve revised code, getting his marginal comments on the code (e.g., “To include the debugging code, use #define to define the symbol DEBUG . To exclude code, don’t define DEBUG .”) to point to the correct line or lines of code took numerous passes. And then there were the “Cross-Reference” notes and the “Further Reading” notes and the Key Point icons and the Coding Horror icons and the Hard Data icons and the short cross-references to cc2e.com. And...
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    Microsoft Press Authors Speak at PDC Tomorrow and Friday

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    Don’t worry if you didn’t make it in person to PDC this year. You can check out all of the great sessions online. You won’t want to miss presentations from Mark Russinovich, author of Windows Internals, 5th Ed , and Vittorio Bertocci, author of Programming Windows Identity Foundation . We also want to give a special shout out to our former coworker at Microsoft Learning, Glenn Block. o Inside Windows Azure Presenter: Mark Russinovich 10/29/2010, 11:30 AM, Live Join Mark Russinovich, now working on Windows Azure, for an under the hood tour of the internals of Microsoft’s new cloud OS. Topics will include datacenter architecture, cloud OS architecture, and what goes on behind the scenes when you deploy a service, a machine fails or comes online and a role fails. o Identity and Access Control...
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    New book: MCITP Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-686): Windows 7 Enterprise Desktop Administrator

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    We’re excited to announce that Craig Zacker and Orin Thomas’s MCITP Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-686): Windows 7 Enterprise Desktop Administrator (ISBN 9780735627178; 592 pages) is now available for purchase! You can find the book’s Contents at a Glance and as excerpt form the introduction in this previous post . In today’s post, please enjoy an excerpt from Chapter 2, “Designing a Client Life Cycle.” CH A P T E R 2 Designing a Client Life Cycle When you are designing a client life cycle, you should ensure that your plan reduces the amount of time you have to spend maintaining parts of that life cycle. Your aims can include reducing the amount of time you spend managing operating system activation, configuring the operating system so...
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    New book: Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel 2010: Give Your Data Meaning

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    We’re excited to announce that Marco Russo and Alberto Ferrari’s Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel® 2010: Give Your Data Meaning (ISBN 9780735640580; 416 pages) is now available for purchase! You can find the book’s Contents at a Glance and an excerpt from the Introduction this previous post. In today’s post, please take a look at Chapter 2, “PowerPivot at Work.” Chapter 2 PowerPivot at Work We are now going to introduce some of the most interesting features of Microsoft SQL Server PowerPivot for Excel. The goal of this chapter is to show the most frequently used PowerPivot features for transforming a simple Excel workbook into a complex report that helps you perform analysis on data. This is not yet the place for more advanced topics...
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