April, 2011

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  • Microsoft Press

    Scott Guthrie on Microsoft WebMatrix

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    Hola. Today we’re happy to share Scott Guthrie ’s Foreword for Laurence Moroney’s upcoming book, Introducing Microsoft WebMatrix . (The book will be available in May.) Enjoy! Foreword It’s a really exciting time to be a web developer. The array of options that are available to you to be able to put your presence out there on the internet is better than ever before. With the coming emergence of the cloud, giving you global availability and infinite scalability, it feels like we are on the cusp of a new era in web computing. The book in your hands is designed to get you started on this road. It will teach you about a new product that we at Microsoft are very proud of: WebMatrix. With WebMatrix, you can easily get introduced to the wonderful world of open source...
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    RTM’d today: Beyond Bullet Points, 3rd Ed: Using Microsoft PowerPoint to Create Presentations That Inform, Motivate, and Inspire

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    We’re very eager to announce that Beyond Bullet Points, 3rd Edition: Using Microsoft® PowerPoint® to Create Presentations That Inform, Motivate, and Inspire (ISBN 9780735627352; Page Count 352) has gone to the printer and will be available to purchase soon. Unlock the amazing story buried in your presentation—and forget boring, bullet-point-riddled slides forever! Guided by communications expert Cliff Atkinson, you’ll walk you through an innovative, three-step methodology for increasing the impact of your presentation. Discover how to combine classic storytelling techniques with the power of visual media to create a rich, engaging experience with your audience. Fully updated for PowerPoint 2010, and featuring compelling presentation examples from classroom to boardroom...
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    RTM’d today: Microsoft Outlook for Mac 2011 Step by Step

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    We’re very pleased to announce that Maria Langer’s Microsoft Outlook for Mac 2011 Step by Step has shipped to the printer! Teach yourself the fundamentals of Microsoft Outlook 2011 for Mac -- one step at a time. With this practical tutorial, you'll work at your own pace with easy-to-follow lessons, and learn exactly what you need to know to organize your e-mail and contacts, schedule meetings, and manage tasks on you Mac. Discover how to switch from Microsoft Entourage with a minimum of disruption; organize your e-mail messages, contact information, calendar, and task lists; read e-mail threads as conversations that you can categorize and file; use rules to automate the categorization and filing of e-mail; schedule appointments and coordinate meetings with contacts; flag e...
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    Authors! Here are our updated proposal guidelines

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    At Microsoft Press we’re always looking for great new ways to teach our customers about Microsoft products and technologies—and great new people to teach them. We publish books on everything from essential skills for Microsoft Office and Windows to technical references and advanced topics for IT professionals and software developers, all the way from Microsoft Office 2010 Plain & Simple to Steve McConnell’s classic, Code Complete . If you have a unique book idea or are interested in writing for one of our established series, here’s what you need to get started (a Word document you fill out with information about the book you want to write). To send us a complete proposal via the doc linked to above, or if you just want to make a quick pitch (a paragraph or...
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    New book: Building Enterprise Applications with Windows Presentation Foundation and the Model View ViewModel Pattern

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    We’re excited to announce that Building Enterprise Applications with Windows Presentation Foundation and the Model View ViewModel Pattern (ISBN 9780735650923; 224 pages) by Raffaele Garofalo, is now available. Take advantage of Windows Presentation Foundation and the Model View ViewModel design pattern to build rich client applications for the enterprise. With this hands-on guide, you'll master the techniques to bind data to your WPF user interfaces by constructing an example application through the course of the book . Here's information about the book, including a portion of its Introduction and the book's TOC: Introduction The Windows Presentation Framework (WPF), Silverlight, and Windows Phone 7 are the latest technologies for building flexible user interface (UI) for applications...
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    New book: Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Developer Reference

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    We’re excited to announce that Paolo Pialorsi’s new book, Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Developer Reference , is available (ISBN 9780735639034; 784 pages). Sharpen your SharePoint development skills with this complete and concrete reference guide to Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010. This book shows you how to develop real-world secure solutions with techniques for extending and customizing the SharePoint environment with Visual Studio 2010. Introduction Microsoft SharePoint is one of the biggest productivity frameworks released during the last ten years Microsoft SharePoint 2010 is just the last step of a fabulous journey (that began in 2001) in the world of business productivity, collaboration, knowledge sharing, search technologies, and...
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    Last Days to Save 40 Percent on Books from Microsoft Press–Sales Ends April 6, 2011

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    Visit any Barnes & Noble Booksellers store or online at http://www.bn.com/microsoft-press   through April 6, 2011, to save 40 percent on Microsoft Press books.
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