April, 2011

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  • Microsoft Press

    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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    An overview of how we gather and use your feedback

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    Greetings, everybody! The Microsoft Press team is currently reviewing all the feedback you’ve sent us in the first quarter of the year (January through March) via the following mechanisms: Our anonymous survey: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/booksurvey Amazon.com and http://microsoftpress.oreilly.com/ reader reviews Our support alias: mspinput [at] microsoft.com We gather the data into four reports: Developer, Information Worker, IT Professional (without Training Kits), and Training Kits. All of us—from Production Engineer to Publisher—read the reports, and we also assign rotating primary reviewers to summarize the trends in your feedback and to suggest changes we can make to address your feedback. (For example, last time we decided that the URL pointing...
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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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    Watch the MIX keynotes live, April 12 & 13 at 9am PDT

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    Can’t attend in person? Watch the keynotes live from Las Vegas, April 12 & 13 at 9am PDT (4pm GMT), via live.visitmix.com . Tune in for the latest announcements from Internet Explorer, Windows Phone, and Silverlight. Keynote streaming is free; no registration is required to participate. The Channel 9 Live team picks up the live coverage immediately following the keynote.
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    Get Your MIX Fix Online

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    Find out what you missed at this year’s event - the latest news from Internet Explorer, Windows Phone and Silverlight, great technical and UX content and more than 150 top speakers in the web community.  Stream or download video and presentation content for free at live.visitmix.com .
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    Subscribe to the MIX Newsletter

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    Be among the first to hear about the next MIX event, including location, dates and introductory pricing. Sign Up Here
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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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