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  • Microsoft Press

    RTM’d today: Successful Project Management: Applying Best Practices and Real-World Techniques with Microsoft Project

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    We’re very pleased to announce that Bonnie Biafore’s book, Successful Project Management: Applying Best Practices and Real-World Techniques with Microsoft Project has shipped to the printer! With this practical guide, project management expert Bonnie Biafore shows you proven project management techniques, shares the real-world experiences of professionals in several industries, and shows you how to put best practices to work using powerful Project 2010 tools. Learn best practices and proven methods from project management pros -- and apply these newfound skills with Microsoft Project 2010. Put hard-won lessons of experts to work using powerful Project 2010 tools; work effectively with project stakeholders, management, and team members; define scope, objectives, and deliverables;...
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    RTM’d today: Microsoft Visio 2010 Step by Step

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    We’re very pleased to announce that Scott Helmer’s book, Microsoft Visio 2010 Step by Step has shipped to the printer! With Microsoft Visio 2010 Step by Step, experience learning made easy—and quickly teach yourself how to create professional business and technical diagrams with the new version of Visio . You set the pace—building and practicing the skills you need, just when you need them! Learn how to navigate the new user interface—the Ribbon and Backstage view—in Visio 2010; build network diagrams, organization charts, office spaces, floor plans, and other diagrams; connect and align shapes in process diagrams, and create effective flowcharts and workflow diagrams; link Visio diagrams to a data source to visualize the diagram’s data, and analyze...
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    RTM’d today: MOS 2010 Study Guide for Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

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    We’re happy to announce that the much-anticipated MOS 2010 Study Guide for Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook (ISBN 9780735648753) has shipped to the printer! This book will be orderable on March 15, 2011, so watch for the announcement post around that time. Demonstrate your expertise with Microsoft Office 2010! This all-in-one guide is designed to help you practice and prepare for the four core Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exams covering Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Here is the Table of Contents: Contents Taking a Microsoft Office Specialist Exam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xix Microsoft Office Specialist Certification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .xix...
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    Sale: Save 40 Percent on Books from Microsoft Press

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    Visit any Barnes & Noble Booksellers store or online at http://www.bn.com/microsoft-press from March 3 through April 6, 2011, to save 40 percent on Microsoft Press books. Here’s a list of some of our IT pro titles you might want to purchase at this great discount:   MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-680) Windows 7 Inside Out Windows 7 Resource Kit MCITP Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-685) MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-662) Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administrator's Companion Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Administrator's Pocket Consultant Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Best Practices
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    New book: Programming Microsoft ASP.NET 4

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    Hi, everyone. Dino Esposito’s newest book, Programming Microsoft ASP.NET 4 (ISBN 9780735643383; 992 pages), is now available. Take a look at this earlier post to read the book’s Introduction , which describes the book’s contents and intended audience. Today we’d like to share a chapter excerpt from the book. Enjoy. Chapter 4 HTTP Handlers, Modules, and Routing Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t. —Erica Jong HTTP handlers and modules are truly the building blocks of the ASP.NET platform. Any requests for a resource managed by ASP.NET are always resolved by an HTTP handler and pass through a pipeline of HTTP modules. After the handler has processed the request, the request flows back through the pipeline...
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    Accessibility and Microsoft Press ebooks

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    Microsoft Press has received inquiries about the accessibility of our book content. The good news is that many Microsoft Press ebooks are available in the Daisy format (Digital Accessible Information System) that includes features that offer accessibility (see www.daisy.org ). You can purchase these as part of the ebook bundles available through http://microsoftpress.oreilly.com where our ebooks are distributed and sold. Of course, this site also offers our ebooks DRM-free in other ebook formats like epub, mobi (for Kindle), and pdf. Many of our books are also available through www.bookshare.org , an organization dedicated to providing content to people with the most severe challenges to accessing printed books. More good news is on the horizon. I recall seeing George Kerscher, currently...
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    Ebooks: List of our free books

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    UPDATE: The list below contains our older ebooks. If you want to see our list of current free ebooks, we have a page on the Microsoft Virtual Academy site: http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/ebooks   Free ebook: Programming Windows Phone 7, by Charles Petzold (a 24-chapter gift from the Windows Phone 7 team and Microsoft Press) Free ebook: Moving to Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 (10 chapters by by Patrice Pelland, Pascal Paré, and Ken Haines) Free ebook: Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 (10 chapters by Ross Mistry and Stacia Misner) Free ebook: Understanding Microsoft Virtualization Solutions (Second Edition) (6 chapters by Mitch Tulloch) Free ebook: Own Your Future: Update Your Skills with Resources and Career Ideas from Microsoft (8 chapters by Katherine Murray) Free ebook...
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    Sale: Starting Tomorrow - Save 40 Percent on Books from Microsoft Press

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    Visit any Barnes & Noble Booksellers store or online at http://www.bn.com/microsoft-press from March 3 through April 6, 2011, to save 40 percent on Microsoft Press books. Here’s a list of some of our developer titles you might want to purchase at this great discount: Inside the Microsoft Build Engine MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-511) Programming Windows Identity Foundation Programming Microsoft ASP.NET MVC Programming Windows Phone 7 MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-515): Web Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Introducing Windows 7 for Developers Windows Internals
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    New book: HTML5 Step by Step

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    We’re excited to announce that Faithe Wempen's new book HTML5 Step by Step (ISBN 9780735645264; 416 pages) is available. This edition builds on her previous HTML book, extending the coverage into the newest HTML version, HTML5. Not only does this new version describe the new tags and capabilities, it walks you through the entire process to build HTML5-based web pages step by step. In fact, it goes beyond HTML5, digging into audio, video, and drawing in the browser with JavaScript so you can take full advantage of the new <canvas>, <audio>, and <video> tags without resorting to plug-ins. Here's an excerpt from Chapter 11, "Understanding HTML5 Semantic Tags." Understanding HTML5 Semantic Tags HTML5 adds some semantic tags to define layouts in more intuitive...
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    Career Factor update: A job, a birthday, and audience participation

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    What's happening on Career Factor? Read on to find out... Caroline – The Office Competition Contender, Canada Goal: Compete at the 2011 Certiport Worldwide Competition on Office This week: Caroline received encouragement and congratulations from Certiport . She also celebrated her 21 st birthday on February 21. Happy birthday, Caroline!   Steve – The Job Seeker, Australia Goal: Update skills and certifications to find a new job This week: Steve explains in a video blog post that he’s finding it difficult to make time to study , but he’s learning a lot as he updates his server knowledge from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008 R2. Audience question: How do you find time to learn?   Eddie – The Do-It-Yourself IT Pro, California Goal: Transition back into the IT industry, obtain...
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    Event: Save $200 on TechEd North America ends February 28

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    Save $200 on your Tech·Ed conference fee. Register by February 28.
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    New book: MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-511): Windows Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4

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    We’re happy to report that MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-511): Windows Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (ISBN: 9780735627420; 672 pages) is available to purchase. This self-paced training kit is designed to help maximize your performance on 70-511, the required exam for the MCTS certification: Windows Application Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4. This 2-in-1 kit includes the official Microsoft study guide, plus practice tests on CD to help you assess your skills. It comes packed with the tools and features exam candidates want most—including in-depth, self-paced training based on final exam content; rigorous, objective-by-objective review; exam tips from expert, exam-certified authors; and customizable testing options. It also provides...
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    Event: MIX11 Open Call Speakers & Sessions Announced

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    You voted for your favorites, and now the MIX11 Open Call winners have been announced!  View the winning speakers and sessions on live.visitmix.com. Register now – MIX11 attendees will receive one free hotel night while quantities last. Learn More.
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    New book: Inside Microsoft SharePoint 2010

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    We’re excited to announce that Ted Pattison, Andrew Connell, Scot Hillier, and David Mann’s Inside Microsoft SharePoint 2010 (ISBN 9780735627468; 620 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 11, “Creating and Developing Workflows,” which shows you how Microsoft SharePoint 2010 supports automating business processes using workflows. Chapter 11 Creating and Developing Workflows This chapter explains how Microsoft SharePoint 2010 supports automating business processes using workflows. SharePoint Server 2010 provides several standard workflows that can be used in a variety of business scenarios. SharePoint 2010 also provides you with...
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    This week on Career Factor...

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    Rabeb is in love with her brand-new Windows Phone . Neil needs your advice as he brainstorms ideas for an app showcasing Azure technology. Eddie shares his (early) morning routine as he heads off to his day job at Starbucks . Who are you rooting for to get that certification , land a great job , win that competition , and open doors to a new range of career opportunities? Check out Career Factor to follow these and other stories as these real people work toward their goals.
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    Book update/Page corrections: “MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-680): Configuring Windows 7”

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    Greetings. Although we strive for perfect books (yes, elusive perfection!), we know we make mistakes. And if you follow this blog, you know we take customer feedback very seriously, always requesting it, regularly reviewing it, and acting on it almost weekly in terms of discussions we have and decisions we make about titles we’re creating. We’ve heard from many of you about errata for MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-680): Configuring Windows 7 . (Click the View/Submit Errata link on the book’s catalog page and you’ll find the errata.) Today we’d like to offer you an 85-page PDF (4.38 MB) containing updated book pages for all the errata we gathered as of February 11, 2011. In other words, any book page requiring a change has been changed and those pages have...
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    Event: The Future of the Web is at MIX11

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    Join the 72 Hour Conversation at MIX – see the latest tools and technologies and draw inspiration from a professional community of your peers and experts. Get one free hotel night, while quantities last. Learn More.
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