September, 2010

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  • Microsoft Press

    RTM’d today: Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel 2010: Give Your Data Meaning

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    We are pleased to announce the release of Microsoft® PowerPivot for Excel® 2010: Give Your Data Meaning , by Marco Russo and Alberto Ferrari, to the printer. This book, for Excel power users and business analysts, will be available soon. In the meantime here are the Contents at a Glance and an excerpt from the Introduction. Contents at a Glance Preface Acknowledgments Introduction 1 First Steps with PowerPivot 2 PowerPivot at Work 3 Introduction to DAX 4 Data Models 5 Loading Data and Models 6 Evaluation Context and CALCULATE 7 Date Calculations in DAX 8 Mastering PivotTables 9 PowerPivot DAX Patterns 10 PowerPivot Data Model Patterns 11 Publishing to SharePoint Appendix: DAX Functions Reference Index Introduction Excerpt: Since we first began thinking about Microsoft...
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    New book: Programming Windows Identity Foundation

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    Hello! We’re happy to announce that Programming Windows Identity Foundation , by Vittorio Bertocci , is now available.  See this post for the book’s Contents at a Glance, Introduction, and other information.   Get hands-on guidance for using Windows Identity Foundation (WIF) to solve common authentication, authorization, and customization issues in Web applications and services. The author—a key member of the WIF engineering team at Microsoft—demonstrates how to apply the principles of claims-based identity and access management, along with key architectural patterns.   •    Geared for developers with working knowledge of ASP.NET and Windows Communication Foundation, with or without security programming expertise •    Provides pragmatic, scenario...
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    New book: Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administrator's Companion

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    Finally, Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administrator's Companion (Microsoft Press 2011, 1184 pages), by Bill English, Brian Alderman, and Mark Ferraz, is available for purchase. The book’s chapter-level Table of Contents can be found from this earlier post . Here is an excerpt from Chapter 5, “Using Windows PowerShell to Perform and Automate Farm Administrative Tasks.” C H A P T E R 5 Using Windows PowerShell to Perform and Automate Farm Administrative Tasks ■ Using Windows PowerShell: The Basics 195 ■ Working with SharePoint 2010 Management Shell 210 ■ Examples of SharePoint Administrative Tasks 234 Over the last couple of years, some SharePoint administrators have recognized the power of Windows PowerShell and have tried to use it, but with no built-in support...
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    New book: Microsoft Office Professional 2010 Step by Step

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    Hello! We’re happy to announce that Microsoft Office Professional 2010 Step by Step , by Joyce Cox, Joan Lambert, and Curtis Frye, is now available.  See this post for the book’s Table of contents and other information. This 1072-page book provides instructional material for the following programs, which together form the Office Professional 2010 software suite: ● Microsoft Word 2010 A word-processing program with which you can quickly and efficiently author and format documents. ● Microsoft Excel 2010 A spreadsheet program with which you can analyze, communicate, and manage information. ● Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 A program with which you can develop and present dynamic, professional-looking slide presentations. ● Microsoft OneNote 2010 A digital notebook program with which you can collect...
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