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    New book: Scenario-Focused Engineering: A toolbox for innovation and customer-centricity

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    We’re pleased to announce the availability of Scenario-Focused Engineering: A toolbox for innovation and customer-centricity (ISBN 9780735679337), by Austina De Bonte and Drew Fletcher. Purchase from these online retailers: Microsoft Press Store Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Shop local Blend the art of innovation with the rigor of engineering Great technology alone is rarely sufficient to ensure a product’s success. Scenario-Focused Engineering is a customer-centric, iterative approach used to design and deliver the seamless experiences and emotional engagement customers demand in new products. In this book, you’ll discover the proven practices and lessons learned from real-world implementations of this approach, including why delight...
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    Quick news: Save 40% on top-selling titles

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    For a limited time, save 40% on this year's top-selling books and eBooks from Microsoft Press! See popular titles below or shop the entire store . Top selling titles: Exam Ref 70-411 Administering Windows Server 2012 R2 (MCSA) Microsoft Excel 2013 Step by Step Windows PowerShell Best Practices Adaptive Code via C#: Agile coding with design patterns and SOLID principles MOS 2013 Study Guide for Microsoft Word Find more details on the sale here. Offer ends January 18, 2015. Enter code TIMETOLEARN during checkout to apply savings.
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    From the MVPs: Dynamics CRM 2015 Calculated Fields

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    This is the 47 th in our series of guest posts by Microsoft Most Valued Professionals (MVPs). You can click the “MVPs” tag in the right column of our blog to see all the articles. Since the early 1990s, Microsoft has recognized technology champions around the world with the MVP Award . MVPs freely share their knowledge, real-world experience, and impartial and objective feedback to help people enhance the way they use technology. Of the millions of individuals who participate in technology communities, around 4,000 are recognized as Microsoft MVPs. You can read more original MVP-authored content on the Microsoft MVP Award Program Blog . This post is by Dynamics CRM MVP Leon Tribe . Thanks, Leon! Dynamics CRM 2015 Calculated Fields CRM 2015 is now out and available. If you are interested in...
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    Sample chapter: Manipulating Data Using LINQ

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    This chapter from Microsoft ADO.NET Entity Framework Step by Step begins by introducing you to LINQ to Entities.The chapter won’t provide an extensive reference, but you’ll have enough information to perform common tasks and a few advanced tasks. After completing the chapter, you’ll be able to Describe the basics of LINQ to Entities functionality. Specify how LINQ statements are compiled. List and use the essential LINQ to Entities functions. In most cases, developers with a strong C# background, but without an equally strong database background, use Language Integrated Query (LINQ) to query the databases they create and manage using the Entity Framework. LINQ to Entities offers a number of benefits to developers, but the main benefit is simplicity. It’s possible to create relatively complex...
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    Visio 2013 Power User video course from author Scott Helmers

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    Check out the new course, Becoming a Visio 2013 Power User , from Microsoft Press author, Scott Helmers, and Microsoft Product Marketing Manager, Alex Matyushenko. Sure, you know how to use Visio, but can you really make it sing and dance? Find out how! In this course, learn multiple ways to build diagrams more effectively and to create more powerful drawings. ​Examine how to create hyperlinks to external locations, which is one of the most significant ways to enhance the value of a Visio diagram. If you have experience with Visio, but you feel that you're just scratching the surface, check out this course and get what you need to transform from a casual Visio user to a Visio power user. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Scott Helmers is a Visio MVP and a Partner with the Harvard Computing Group (HCG...
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    Free ebook: Microsoft System Center Introduction to Microsoft Automation Solutions

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    Download all formats (PDF, Mobi and ePub) hosted by the Microsoft Virtual Academy We’re happy to announce the next free ebook in our System Center series: Microsoft System Center Introduction to Microsoft Automation Solutions (ISBN 9780735695818), by Rob Costello and Richard Maunsell, with series editor Mitch Tulloch. Introduction This book provides you with an introduction to the Microsoft automation solutions: Azure Automation and Service Management Automation. Throughout the chapters, the text explores these tools and how they can be used to meet the automation needs of your Microsoft Azure cloud solutions or your enterprise datacenter environments. We provide considerations on the features of each solution, and how they can be architected to fit your needs. Next...
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    Quick news: Microsoft Press wins awards at STC Competition

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    We’re happy to announce Microsoft Press recently won seven awards from the Puget Sound chapter of the Society for Technical Communications (STC). Four books received the Award of Excellence and three received Merit Awards. Congratulations to our authors, editors, and everyone involved in making great books at Microsoft Press!! Award of Excellence STC description of this award: An entry that wins an Award of Excellence consistently meets high standards in all areas. The entry might contain a single major flaw or a few minor flaws. The entry demonstrates an exceptional understanding of technical communication principles. Exam Ref 70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012 R2 Author: Charlie Russel Editor: Karen Szall Microsoft System Center: Cloud...
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    From the MVPs: Working as a network - Yammer as a Distribution Group

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    This is the 46 th in our series of guest posts by Microsoft Most Valued Professionals (MVPs). You can click the “MVPs” tag in the right column of our blog to see all the articles. Since the early 1990s, Microsoft has recognized technology champions around the world with the MVP Award . MVPs freely share their knowledge, real-world experience, and impartial and objective feedback to help people enhance the way they use technology. Of the millions of individuals who participate in technology communities, around 4,000 are recognized as Microsoft MVPs. You can read more original MVP-authored content on the Microsoft MVP Award Program Blog . This post is by Office 365 MVP Darrell Webster . Thanks, Darrell! Working as a network - Yammer as a Distribution Group We have a number...
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    Sample chapter: Getting to Know the Entity Framework

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    John Paul Mueller explains the Entity Framework elements, describes the files used to store Entity Framework information, and shows you how to create a simple Entity Framework example, in this chapter from Microsoft ADO.NET Entity Framework Step by Step . After completing the chapter, you’ll be able to Define what an entity is and why it’s important. Specify the major elements of the Entity Framework. List and describe the files used to store Entity Framework information. Create a simple Entity Framework example. When an architect wants to design a real-world building by creating a blueprint, one of the tools used to ensure the blueprint is accurate is a model . Often you see a model of the building as part of the presentation for that building. Models are helpful because they help others visualize...
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    Free ebook: Microsoft System Center Extending Operations Manager Reporting

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    Download all formats (PDF, Mobi, and ePub) hosted by the Microsoft Virtual Academy We’re happy to announce the next free ebook in our System Center series: Microsoft System Center Extending Operations Manager Reporting by George Wallace, Chris Jones, Bill May, Fred Lee; Series Editor: Mitch Tulloch. Introduction The System Center Operations Manager data warehouse stores many objects, making it possible to report on performance, availability, configuration, and security. You can use data collected by Operations Manager for issue tracking, awareness, planning, and forecasting, all of which are important factors for maintaining and managing your environment. But understanding what to report on and how to do so is what actually contributes to the stability of your infrastructure...
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    Sample chapter: Developing Requirements for Enhancement and Replacement Projects

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    This chapter from Software Requirements, 3rd Edition provides specific suggestions as to which practices are most relevant for enhancement and replacement projects and how to use them. Most of this book describes requirements development as though you are beginning a new software or system development project, sometimes called a green-field project . However, many organizations devote much of their effort to enhancing or replacing existing information systems or building new releases of established commercial products. Most of the practices described in this book are appropriate for enhancement and replacement projects. This chapter provides specific suggestions as to which practices are most relevant and how to use them. An enhancement project is one in which new capabilities are added to...
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    Avoid the crowds and shop online! For a limited time, save 50% off the list price of all Microsoft Press eBooks and receive three formats -- PDF, EPUB, and MOBI -- to use on your computer, tablet, and mobile devices. Enter discount code MYLIBRARY during checkout to apply savings. Shop the entire store . Offer ends December 1, 2014.
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    Sample chapter: Decision and Loop Statements in Microsoft Visual C++

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    In this chapter from Microsoft Visual C++/CLI Step by Step , you will see how to use these statements to control the flow of execution through a C++/CLI application. After completing this chapter, you will be able to: Make decisions by using the if statement. Make multiway decisions by using the switch statement. Perform loops by using the while, for , and do-while statements. Perform unconditional jumps in a loop by using the break and continue statements. All high-level languages provide keywords with which you can make decisions and perform loops. C++ is no exception. C++ provides the if statement and the switch statement for making decisions, and it provides the while, for , and do-while statements for performing loops. In addition, C++ provides the break statement to exit a loop immediately...
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    Sample chapter: Viewing Pictures and Video in Windows 8.1

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    This chapter from Windows 8.1 Plain & Simple shows you how to use the Photos app, Video app, and Camera app that come with Windows 8.1. In this section: Displaying pictures Searching for pictures Creating folders for your pictures Moving pictures to new folders Setting a picture on the Photos tile or lock screen Cropping a picture Editing a picture Playing a slide show Exploring the Video app Playing a personal video Buying or renting a video Using the camera Windows 8.1 comes with three apps for working with visual media. These are the Photos app, Video app, and Camera app, all available from the Start screen. The Photos app lets you access your pictures, create folders...
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    Now is the time to load your library with new and top-selling titles from Microsoft Press! Buy 1, Save 35% | Buy 2 or more, Save 55% off the list price of all books and eBooks. Enter discount code SAVEONPRESS during checkout to apply savings. Shop the entire store . Offer ends November 29, 2014. The Microsoft Press Store offers free U.S. shipping every day. When you purchase an eBook you receive three formats -- PDF, EPUB, and MOBI -- to use on your computer, tablet, and mobile devices.
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    Sample chapter: CompTIA Security+ Training Kit: Vulnerability Assessment and Management

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    This chapter from CompTIA Security+ Training Kit (Exam SY0-301) shows how to find exposed services and vulnerabilities on systems and devices by using port and vulnerability scanning tools, covers vulnerability assessment methods, as well as ways to identify vulnerabilities by using both technical and nontechnical means, and explains penetration testing, including common techniques, types of penetration tests, and best practices for performing them. The CompTIA Security+ exam covers common techniques used to identify risks and vulnerabilities. Organizations frequently assess their risks and vulnerabilities by using both formal and informal techniques, as well as technical tools. In this chapter, we will explore how you can find exposed services and vulnerabilities on systems and devices by...
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    Sample chapter: Mailbox Migration and Administering Exchange Online in Microsoft Office 365

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    This chapter from Microsoft Office 365 Administration Inside Out discusses mailbox migration options and administering the different messaging workloads. Mailbox migration options Moving mailboxes back to on-premises Exchange Decommissioning on-premises Exchange Administering Exchange Online Compliance, Legal Hold, and eDiscovery concepts Read the chapter here: https://www.microsoftpressstore.com/articles/article.aspx?p=2222436 .
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