June, 2011

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  • Microsoft Press

    New book: Windows Azure Step by Step

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    We’re very pleased to announce that Roberto Brunetti's new book Windows Azure Step by Step (344 pages; Print ISBN: 978-0-7356-4972-9) is now available. Windows Azure offers developers the chance to extend their application development experience to the cloud. Teach yourself how to build and host scalable applications using Windows Azure—one step at a time. This tutorial provides practical, learn-by-doing exercises for working with the core services and features of the Windows Azure platform. Discover how to: · Extend your existing skills to the cloud development model · Build a simple web role application and deploy it to the cloud · Create a worker role project to perform backend processes · Store persistent data with Windows Azure Storage...
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    Microsoft Press is seeking SQL Server experts

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    [NOTE added June 11: we're now also seeking writers and technical reviewers for non-certification-focused titles.] Hello. In anticipation of creating our Self-Paced Training Kits that map to Microsoft Learning’s certification paths for the next version of Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Press is seeking both authors and technical reviewers to help create these books. Here, for example, is information about the certifications for previous versions of SQL Server: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/cert-sql-server.aspx And here are some of our previous Self-Paced Training Kits: http://search.oreilly.com/?q=sql+server+2008+training+kit If your SQL Server skills are top-notch and you’d like to work with, ahem, a top-notch publisher to help train developers...
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    TOC for Windows Sysinternals Administrator’s Reference

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    Greetings! We are about a week away from shipping Mark Russinovich and Aaron Margosis’s deep dive into the Sysinternals collection of tools: Windows Sysinternals Administrator’s Reference (Microsoft Press, 2011; ISBN: 9780735656727). Here’s the book’s description: Get an edge on Windows diagnostics and support—direct from the Sysinternals experts at Microsoft. The Windows Sysinternals tools, available for download from Microsoft TechNet, are designed to help you manage, troubleshoot, and diagnose Windows clients and servers. This Administrator’s Reference provides essential, scenario-based guidance and inside insights to help maximize your work with these tools: * Get timesaving solutions, workarounds, and troubleshooting tips from Windows internals...
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    RTM’d today: MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-640): Configuring Windows Server 2008 Active Directory (2nd Edition)

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    We’re happy to announce that MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-640): Configuring Windows Server 2008 Active Directory (2nd Edition) , by Dan Holme, Nelson Ruest, Danielle Ruest, and Jason Kellington, shipped to the printer today! See below for the book's contents and an excerpt from its introduction. You can preorder the book here and here . Contents at a Glance Introduction CHAPTER 1 Creating an Active Directory Domain CHAPTER 2 Administering Active Directory Domain Services CHAPTER 3 Administering User Accounts CHAPTER 4 Managing Groups CHAPTER 5 Configuring Computer Accounts CHAPTER 6 Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure CHAPTER 7 Managing Enterprise Security and Configuration with Group Policy Settings CHAPTER 8 Improving the Security of Authentication...
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    New book: Introducing Microsoft WebMatrix

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    We're very pleased to announce that Laurence Moroney's new book Introducing Microsoft WebMatrix (352 pages, Print ISBN: 978-0-7356-4970-5) is now available! WebMatrix is a free web development stack that includes everything developers need to build modern web sites, including powerful text editors, a full-featured IIS 7-compatible web server, database development and query tools, PHP, AJAX, and JavaScript compatibility, seamless one-click deployment, search engine optimization, debugging support, and built-in traffic analysis. WebMatrix also includes the brand-new and exciting Microsoft ASP.NET Web Pages Framework. This is a very simple, very light, but extremely powerful framework that allows you to build fully functional, data-driven websites, more quickly and easily than ever before....
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    Event: Use what you know. Do what you've always imagined.

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    BUILD is the event that shows you how to take advantage of the future of Windows. Get insight on creating touch-centric user experiences, fast, fluid, and dynamic applications that leverage the power and flexibility of the core of Windows, used by more than a billion people around the world. See how web-connected and web-powered apps built using HTML5 and JavaScript have full access to the power of the PC.  Explore how the full power of hardware-accelerated Internet Explorer 10 transforms your experiences with the web. BUILD is the first place to dive deep into the future of Windows. Learn more and register now .
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