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    RTM’d today: Windows 7 Resource Kit

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    We’re happy to announce that Windows 7 Resource Kit (Microsoft Press, 2010; ISBN: 9780735627000; 1,760 pages), by Mitch Tulloch, Tony Northup, and Jerry Honeycutt, shipped to the printer today!...
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    New book: Exam Ref 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2

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    We’re pleased to announce the availability of Exam Ref 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2 (9780735684249), by Craig Zacker. Purchase from these online retailers: Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Shop local Informit – from Pearson - Official distributor of Microsoft Press books Description Fully updated for Windows Server 2012 R2! Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-410 - and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of implementing and configuring core services in Windows Server 2012 R2. Designed for experienced IT professionals ready to advance their status, Exam Ref focuses on the critical thinking and decision making acumen needed for success at the MCSA level. Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives: · Install and configure servers · Configure...
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    Quick news: The Windows 8 Consumer Preview will be available February 29th

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    ‘Nuff said! (OK, there’s a little more to say: watch for much more information about the Consumer Preview at the end of the month.) UPDATE: Check out this post for information on the Consumer Preview, which was released on February 29.
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    RTM’d today: CLR via C#, Third Edition

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    Jeffrey Richter has completed CLR via C#, Third Edition and the book is at the printer! We’ll post chapter excerpts when the book is available in a couple of weeks. Here is Jeffrey describing the book in his Introduction: Introduction It was October 1999 when some people at Microsoft first demonstrated the Microsoft .NET Framework, the common language runtime (CLR), and the C# programming language to me. The moment I saw all of this, I was impressed and I knew that it was going to change the way I wrote software in a very significant way. I was asked to do some consulting for the team and immediately agreed. At first, I thought that the .NET Framework was an abstraction layer over the Win32 API and COM. As I invested more and more of my time into it, however, I realized that it was much bigger...
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    New book: Microsoft Visual Basic 2010 Step by Step

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    We’re happy to announce that Michael Halvorson’s Microsoft Visual Basic 2010 Step by Step (ISBN: 9780735626690; 576 pages; ebook included) is now available. You can find the book’s chapter-level “Contents at a Glance” and Introduction here . In this post we share a stretch of sample text from Chapter 20, “Creating Web Sites and Web Pages by Using Visual Web Developer and ASP.NET.” Enjoy!   Chapter 20 Creating Web Sites and Web Pages by Using Visual Web Developer and ASP.NET After completing this chapter, you will be able to: ■ Start Visual Web Developer and create a new Web site. ■ Use Visual Web Developer tools and windows, including the Web Page Designer. ■ Use the Visual Web Developer Toolbox to add server controls to Web pages. ■ Add text, formatting effects, and Visual Basic code...
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    Why use styles in Word?

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    Styles, like Quick Style Sets, lets you design styles in your document. Styles can save you time, simplify your work, and h elp keep your formatting more consistent and professional. Sure, you can create documents in Microsoft Word without making use of styles. You can also go grocery shopping without a basket, travel across town without transportation, or do laundry without detergent. But chances are that you wouldn’t work harder than necessary, spend extra time without added benefit, or embark on a task that’s likely to have inferior results if tools are available to improve the experience. That same philosophy is a good one to apply when it comes to creating documents. Styles are integrated into many features, and they’re always in your documents whether you make...
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    New book: Programming Microsoft ASP.NET MVC, Third Edition

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    We’re pleased to announce the availability of Programming Microsoft ASP.NET MVC, Third Edition (9780735680944), by Dino Esposito. Purchase from these online retailers: Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Shop local The Microsoft Press Store Develop next-generation web applications with ASP.NET MVC Go deep into the architecture and features of ASP.NET MVC 5, and learn how to build web applications that work well on both the desktop and mobile devices. Web development expert Dino Esposito takes you through the web framework’s Model-View-Controller (MVC) design model, and covers the tools you need to cleanly separate business logic from the user interface. If you’re an experienced web developer new to ASP.NET MVC, this practical...
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    RTM’d today: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services Step by Step

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    Today the final files for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services Step by Step, by Scott Cameron (Microsoft Press, 2009; ISBN: 9780735626201), were shipped to the printer....
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    New book: Training Guide: Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3

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    We are delighted to announce that Training Guide: Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 (ISBN 9780735674387), by Glenn Johnson, is now available for purchase! Designed to help experienced programmers develop real-world, job-role-specific skills—this Training Guide focuses on creating applications with HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS3. Build hands-on expertise through a series of lessons, exercises, and suggested practices—and help maximize your performance on the job. Provides in-depth, hands-on training you take at your own pace: - Focuses on job-role-specific expertise for using HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS3 to begin building modern web and Windows 8 apps - Features pragmatic lessons, exercises, and practices - Creates a foundation of skills which, along with on-the-job experience, can be...
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    New book: Microsoft Access 2010 Step by Step

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    We have been busy at Microsoft Press! We’re pleased to announce that another Office 2010 book has hit the shelves! Microsoft Access 2010 Step by Step (ISBN 978-07356-2692-8, 448 pages) is available for purchase. Like the other Office 2010 Step by Step books we’ve recently published, you can expect an improved experience by accessing the practice files online rather than on a CD. You can review the table of contents and the Introduction in this previous post . Here is an excerpt from Chapter 2, “Create Databases and Simple Tables.” Chapter 2 Create Databases and Simple Tables In this chapter, you will learn how to ✔ Create databases from templates. ✔ Create databases and tables manually. ✔ Manipulate table columns and...
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    New book: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 MDX Step by Step

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    Microsoft SQL Server 2008 MDX Step by Step, by Bryan C. Smith and C. Ryan Clay, both of Hitachi Consulting, shipped to the printer in January and is available now (Microsoft Press, 2009; ISBN: 9780735626188; 400 pages)....
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    Free ebook: Microsoft System Center: Optimizing Service Manager

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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: Optimizing Service Manager . Introduction Welcome to Microsoft System Center: Optimizing Service Manager. We (the authors) all work with systems management at Microsoft and believe that the Microsoft System Center suite is one of the most integrated suites on the market for this purpose. Microsoft System Center 2012 Service Manager is the only product that can integrate across most of the System Center suite and Active Directory. Service Manager is a fast and reliable product that can create and maintain a dynamic service management database to enable interaction across the organization, both inside and outside the...
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    New book: Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Best Practices

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    We’re happy to announce that Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Best Practices (ISBN 9780735627192; 912 pages) is now available for purchase! Written by Exchange experts Siegfried Jagott and Joel Stidley, this book has already received raves from customers for pulling in candid advice and field-tested recommendations from industry experts around the world. You can find the book’s Contents at a Glance and an excerpt from the Introduction in this previous post . We’ve already heard from a couple of customers who had trouble locating the companion content for this book. The files are located here ; you’ll need to click on the Examples link on the left-hand side of the page. (And yes, we’re actively working to make the companion files easier to find.) In this post we offer an excerpt from this book...
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    Over 200 DRM-free Microsoft Press ebooks now available

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    When you buy an ebook, you get lifetime access to the book, and whenever possible we provide it to you in four, DRM-free file formats—PDF, .epub, Kindle-compatible .mobi, and Android .apk ebook—that you can use on the devices of your choice. Our ebook files are fully searchable, and you can cut-and-paste and print them....
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    New book: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services Step by Step

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    In "Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services Step by Step," Scott Cameron writes, “Business intelligence should help you make better decisions faster.” And that’s just what Scott and his colleagues at Hitachi Consulting show you, whether you’re a BI developer, administrator, or business manager....
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    Free ebook: Microsoft System Center: Building a Virtualized Network Solution

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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: Building a Virtualized Network Solution Introduction According to the Hyper-V Network Virtualization Overview found at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj134230.aspx , Network Virtualization “provides virtual networks to virtual machines similar to how server virtualization provides virtual machines to the operating system. Network Virtualization decouples virtual networks from the physical network infrastructure and removes the constraints and limitations of VLANs and hierarchical IP address assignment from virtual machine provisioning. This flexibility makes it easy for customers to move to Infrastructure...
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    Where’s my Training Kit for Windows?

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    There’s been a lot of talk about the changes to the Microsoft certification tracks for Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 on the Born to Learn blog . There are changes afoot with the Microsoft Press portfolio of certification books as well. In order to get you more information earlier in the exam release cycle, we’re discontinuing Training Kits and transforming them into two distinct series: Exam Refs and Training Guides. We plan to produce Exam Refs for the majority of Microsoft certification exams. Training Guides focus on job-role-specific expertise—the skills that Microsoft certification helps to keep relevant, applicable, and competitive—and they are the perfect add-on resource for less experienced professionals. We plan to produce them for the more fundamental job...
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