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    Flash sale: Save up to 55% on all books & eBooks

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    Now is the time to load your library with new and top-selling titles from Microsoft Press—the more you buy, the more you save! Enter code BUYPRESS during checkout to apply discount. Act fast, this offer ends February 21, 2016. Buy 1, Save 35% | Buy 2, Save 45% | Buy 3 or more, Save 55% Browse by topic or shop the entire store : Certification & Training Microsoft Office Programming Servers Software Engineering Windows Discount code BUYPRESS confers a 35% discount off the purchase of one, 45% off the purchase of two, or 55% off the purchase price of three or more books or eBooks on microsoftpressstore.com. Discount may not be combined with any other offer and is not redeemable for cash. Offer expires February 21, 2016.
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    Using Windows 10

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    Regardless of your upgrade path—from Windows 7 or from Windows 8.1—your day-to-day experience changes significantly with Windows 10. The things you expect Windows to do on your behalf—launching programs, arranging windows on the screen, switching between tasks, finding files, setting notifications, interacting with cloud services, communicating with other people—are basically the same. But the steps you take to accomplish those tasks are different. The change is more striking if you’re moving from a conventional PC or laptop to a touchscreen device. Even if you still have access to a keyboard and mouse or trackpad, the addition of touch fundamentally changes how you interact with Windows and with apps. With a phone or small tablet added to the mix, you have still more options to explore. In...
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    Free ebook: Introducing Windows 10 for IT Professionals, Technical Overview

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    We’re happy to announce the release of our newest free ebook, Introducing Windows 10 for IT Professionals, Technical Overview (ISBN 9780735696976), by Ed Bott. Mobi and ePub formats will be available soon! Overview Get a head start evaluating Windows 10—with technical insights from award-winning journalist and Windows expert Ed Bott. This guide introduces new features and capabilities, providing a practical, high-level overview for IT professionals ready to begin deployment planning now. This edition was written after the release of Windows 10 version 1511 in November 2015 and includes all of its enterprise-focused features. The goal of this book is to help you sort out what’s new in Windows 10, with a special emphasis on features that are different from...
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    ebook deal of the week: Windows PowerShell Step by Step, Third Edition

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    Save 50%! Buy here. This offer expires Sunday, February 14 at 7:00 AM GMT. This is today's definitive hands-on guide to automating Windows setup, deployment, and management with Windows PowerShell. Microsoft senior consultant Ed Wilson ("The Scripting Guy") fully illuminates every key PowerShell technique -- especially the major improvements and new cmdlets introduced with PowerShell 5.0. Wilson's positive and humorous approach has made him one of the world's most popular PowerShell instructors. Learn more Terms & conditions Each week, on Sunday at 12:01 AM PST / 7:01 AM GMT, a new eBook is offered for a one-week period. Check back each week for a new deal. The products offered as our eBook Deal of the Week are not eligible for any other discounts. The Deal of the Week promotional...
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    TechNet Radio mini-series: Windows 10 System Center Configuration Manager vNext

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    In this two part mini-series, author Blain Barton and Richard Balsley discuss how to deploy Windows 10 in an Enterprise environment using the latest version of System Center Configuration Manager. This content is receiving exceptional reviews on Channel 9–check it out for yourself! Part 1 of 2 – Windows 10 System Center Configuration Manager VNEXT [ 1:50 ] What’s new in Configuration Manager–version 1511? [ 2:40 ] How does Configuration Manager help deploy, manage and keep Windows 10 secure? [ 3:15 ] What are my options for getting to Windows 10? [ 8:25 ] How should I deploy and manage Windows 10? [ 11:15 ] How does the in-place upgrade work in ConfigMan? [ 17:20] Should I upgrade or refresh? [ 19:05 ] What are core operating system deployment...
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    Microsoft Visual C# Step by Step, 8th Edition: Suggested fix for using the projects

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    We always appreciate hearing from our readers through the blog, Amazon, and book surveys. We can discover issues and try to fix them as quickly as possible. Thanks to author John Sharp for being so responsive and figuring out how to replicate the errors and come up with a solution. As some readers have suggested, many of the projects will not open when using VS 2015 Community Edition unless you have also installed the Universal Windows Platform Tools and Windows 10 SDK. This is mentioned on page xxiii of the book, although when the author wrote the material it was simply called the Windows 10 Developer Tools. Some of you might have installed these tools from the Control Panel. However, the author suggests that you try to install these tools directly from within Visual Studio as follows. We...
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    New book: Microsoft Outlook 2016 Step by Step

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    We’re pleased to announce the availability of Microsoft Outlook 2016 Step by Step (ISBN 9780735697782), by Joan Lambert. Purchase from these online retailers: Microsoft Press Store Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Shop local The quick way to learn Microsoft Outlook 2016! This is learning made easy. Get more done quickly with Outlook 2016. Jump in wherever you need answers—brisk lessons and colorful screenshots show you exactly what to do, step by step. Get easy-to-follow guidance from a certified Microsoft Office Specialist Master Learn and practice new skills while working with sample content, or look up specific procedures Manage your email more efficiently than ever Organize your Inbox to stay in control of everything that matters Schedule appointments, events, and...
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    New book: Enterprise Mobility with App Management, Office 365, and Threat Mitigation: Beyond BYOD

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    We’re pleased to announce the availability of Enterprise Mobility with App Management, Office 365, and Threat Mitigation: Beyond BYOD (ISBN 9781509301331), by Yuri Diogenes, Jeff Gilbert, and Robert Mazzoli. Purchase from these online retailers: Microsoft Press Store Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Shop local Below you’ll find an overview of the book; the Foreword, written by Brad Anderson, Microsoft Corporate VP, Enterprise Client & Mobility; and the Introduction to the book. Enjoy! Enable employees to be productive and access data from any location or device Protect both corporate assets and employee privacy, so your people can be fully productive from any device, anywhere. Learn how to use Microsoft Intune to manage applications to...
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    “To the Cloud” series: All episodes now available on TechNet Radio

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    More exciting companion content is available for Microsoft Public Cloud Services: Setting up your business in the cloud , by Blain Barton! All eleven TechNet Radio episodes of Blain’s “To the Cloud” series have been released on Channel 9. The series has become very popular and is receiving outstanding reviews! (Part 1) To the Cloud! What the Cloud can do for your Business Blain and Crystal Thune kick off this multi-part series on the different kinds of Microsoft public cloud services that are available. Get the details you need, whether you’re a student or a startup, and learn how these services can impact your business. (Part 2) To the Cloud! Getting Started with Office 365 Blain and Bit-Wizards ’ Jeff Mitchell showcase how easy it is to use Office...
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    Adding sound and movement to PowerPoint slides

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    This chapter from Microsoft Office 2016 Step by Step guides you through procedures related to animating text and pictures on slides, customizing animation effects, adding audio content to slides, adding video content to slides, and optimizing and compressing media. In this chapter: Animate text and pictures on slides Customize animation effects Add audio content to slides Add video content to slides Compress media to decrease file size A PowerPoint presentation might be designed to provide ancillary information for a live presentation, or to stand alone as an information source. Regardless of the method of delivery, a presentation has no value if it doesn’t keep the attention of the audience. An element that can make the difference between an adequate...
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    Free ebook: Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2016: Mission-Critical Applications, Deeper Insights, Hyperscale Cloud, Preview 2

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    Greetings! The second preview of Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2016: Mission-Critical Applications, Deeper Insights, Hyperscale Cloud is now available for download. Enjoy! With Microsoft SQL Server 2016, a variety of new features and enhancements to the data platform deliver breakthrough performance, advanced security, and richer, integrated reporting and analytics capabilities. In this Preview 2 ebook, we introduce three new security features: Always Encrypted, Row-Level Security, and dynamic data masking; discuss enhancements that enable you to better manage performance and storage: TempDB configuration, query store, and Stretch Database; review several improvements to Reporting Services; and also describe AlwaysOn Availability Groups, tabular enhancements, and R integration....
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    ebook deal of the week: The Definitive Guide to DAX

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    Save 50%! Buy here. This offer expires Sunday, February 7 at 7:00 AM GMT. The Definitive Guide to DAX is the most comprehensive and authoritative guide to Microsoft's DAX language for business intelligence and analytics. While other books cover only the basics, this guide offers expert guidance on everything intermediate-to-advanced Excel users and BI professionals need to know, from the basics to innovative high-performance techniques. Learn more Terms & conditions Each week, on Sunday at 12:01 AM PST / 7:01 AM GMT, a new eBook is offered for a one-week period. Check back each week for a new deal. The products offered as our eBook Deal of the Week are not eligible for any other discounts. The Deal of the Week promotional price cannot be combined with other offers.
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    New MVA course: Advanced Threat Analytics

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    Yuri Diogenes, co-author of the upcoming book Enterprise Mobility with App Management, Office 365, and Threat Mitigation: Beyond BYOD , recently recorded a free course for the Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) about Advanced Threat Analytics (ATA). In this demo-rich course, learn the basics of ATA, including what it does and how it works. Explore ATA architecture, see how to enhance your mobility infrastructure, and look at ways to configure, deploy, and implement ATA. Plus, examine ATA threat detection and get troubleshooting tips in this Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) training course. Enterprise Mobility with App Management, Office 365, and Threat Mitigation: Beyond BYOD , by Yuri Diogenes, Jeff Gilbert, and Robert Mazzoli, will be released in February.     Take the course here ...
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    Quick news: Microsoft Press wins 5 awards at STC competition

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    We’re happy to announce Microsoft Press recently won five awards in the Society for Technical Communication (STC) Touchstone competition! One book received the Distinguished Award and four received Merit Awards. Congratulations to our authors, editors, and everyone involved in making these great books! The complete list of award recipients can be found here . Winner of the Distinguished award: Adaptive Code via C# Author: Gary McLean Hall Editor: Devon Musgrave Description of this award: The entry is clearly superior in all areas. It contains no major flaws, and few, if any, minor flaws. It applies the principles of technical communication in an outstanding way, particularly in the way it anticipates and fulfills the needs of its audience. Winners...
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    Identity management and Windows devices

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    Identity is an important concept in Windows, and the Manage Identity objective domain will test your understanding of how identities are managed in Windows to provide users with a consistent and secure environment. You’ll also need to know how to support Windows Store and Office 365 apps, install apps into images, and support authentication and permissions mechanisms in Windows. Learn how to manage identity in this chapter from Exam Ref 70-697 Configuring Windows Devices . Objectives in this chapter: Objective 1.1: Support Windows Store and cloud apps Objective 1.2: Support authentication and authorization Read the complete chapter here.
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    ebook deal of the week: Microsoft Visio 2016 Step By Step

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    Save 50%! Buy here. This offer expires Sunday, January 31 at 7:00 AM GMT. This is learning made easy! Get productive fast with Visio 2016, and jump in wherever you need answers: brisk lessons and colorful screen shots show you exactly what to do, step by step - and practice files help you build your skills. Learn more Terms & conditions Each week, on Sunday at 12:01 AM PST / 7:01 AM GMT, a new eBook is offered for a one-week period. Check back each week for a new deal. The products offered as our eBook Deal of the Week are not eligible for any other discounts. The Deal of the Week promotional price cannot be combined with other offers.
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    ebook deal of the week: Modern Authentication with Azure Active Directory for Web Applications

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    Save 50%! Buy here. This offer expires Sunday, January 24 at 7:00 AM GMT. Active Directory has been thoroughly transformed to reflect the industry's breakneck shift to the cloud, modern authentication/authorization protocols such as OAuth2 and OpenId Connect, and new today's new mobile, SaaS, and single-page application paradigms. Now, there's an authoritative, start-to-finish guide to building Active Directory authentication solutions for these radically new environments. Learn more Terms & conditions Each week, on Sunday at 12:01 AM PST / 7:01 AM GMT, a new eBook is offered for a one-week period. Check back each week for a new deal. The products offered as our eBook Deal of the Week are not eligible for any other discounts. The Deal of the Week promotional price cannot be combined with...
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