August, 2011

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    Microsoft 2011 DigiGirlz High Tech Camp

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    This week marks the 11th Microsoft DigiGirlz High Tech Camp on the Redmond campus. For the third year I volunteered to chaperone groups of girls on tours and demonstrations. What a great group of intelligent, interesting, dynamic girls! From the DigiGirlz website : High Tech Camp Microsoft is proud to offer technology programs specifically for youth. One of our signature programs, DigiGirlz High Tech Camp for girls, works to dispel stereotypes of the high-tech industry. We continue to look for opportunities to give young people a chance to experience, firsthand, what it is like to develop cutting-edge technology. About DigiGirlz High Tech Camps During the camp session, the girls listen to executive speakers, participate in technology tours and demonstrations, network, and learn through hands...
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    Rough Cuts: Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 Inside Out

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    Can’t wait for the book to be released next month? Check out the available chapters in Rough Cuts (drafts of pre-published manuscripts) in the Microsoft Press EReference Library hosted by Safari Books Online. http://mseref.safaribooksonline.com/book/operating-systems-and-server-administration/microsoft-sharepoint/9780735647848 Not a subscriber? Check out http://mseref.safaribooksonline.com/ . You can subscribe annually or monthly and enjoy Rough Cuts access.
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    Webcast Today–Author Andrew Couch Speaks on Access Applications

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    Presented by the author of Microsoft Access 2010 VBA Programming Inside Out Building Access Applications with SQL Server Databases Tuesday, August 9, 2011 10AM PT, San Francisco 6pm - London | 1pm - New York | Wed, Aug 10th at 3am - Sydney | Wed, Aug 10th at 2am - Tokyo | Wed, Aug 10th at 1am - Beijing | 10:30pm - Mumbai Presented by: Andrew Couch Duration: Approximately 60 minutes. Cost: Free Once you have connected an Access accdb or mdb application to SQL Server, just how should you tackle the question of developing or adapting your application to be efficient and flexible? This session is sprinkled with VBA, TSQL, Access and the SQL Server Management Studio. The best way to get an overview of how to develop with an Access application linked to SQL Server and use the associated tools is...
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    August Webcast Schedule: Microsoft Technologies

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    Hosted by O’Reilly Media, the official distributor of Microsoft Press books. See webcasts on Microsoft technologies, many of which are presented by Microsoft Press authors.                                  Building Access Applications with SQL Server Databases Presented by Andrew Couch Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at 10 PT, San Francisco In this session we will be demonstrating the construction of DSN's, linking tables, views, and using stored procedures and views in pass-through queries. This will include a discussion of the benefits in using SQL Server Schemas and Synonyms. The Office 365 Small Business Revolution! Presented by Jaime Velez...
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    Windows Server 2008 R2 Second Editions of Training Kits Available

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    This is an update to our post from June. These Training Kits are now available. Note: the only book we did not update is the Training Kit for exams 70-648 and 70-649, transitioning your MCSA/MCSE to Windows Server 2008. Reader interest in that particular Training Kit was not high enough to afford an update. MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-640): Configuring Windows Server® 2008 Active Directory® (2nd Edition) Link to this book at Amazon.com MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-642): Configuring Windows Server® 2008 Network Infrastructure (2nd Edition) Link to this book at Amazon.com MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-643): Configuring Windows Server® 2008 Applications Infrastructure (2nd Edition) Link to this book at Amazon.com MCITP Self-Paced Training...
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    New book: Microsoft Access 2010 VBA Programming Inside Out

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    We’re pleased to announce that Microsoft Access 2010 VBA Programming Inside Out (ISBN 978-0-7356-5987-2; 736 pages) is available for purchase from O'Reilly.com, our official distributor, from Amazon.com , and from Barnes & Noble. This supremely organized reference is packed with hundreds of time-saving solutions, troubleshooting tips, and workarounds. It's all muscle and no fluff. Discover how the experts use VBA to exploit the power of Access—and challenge yourself to new levels of mastery! Enhance your application with VBA built-in functions and SQL code Use the Access Object Model to work with data in forms and reports Manipulate data using SQL, queries, and recordsets with Data Access Objects (DAO) Create classes for handling form and...
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    Webcasts: Microsoft Press Author Presents Windows 7 Troubleshooting Series

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    Join Mike Halsey, author of Troubleshooting Windows 7 Inside Out , in this four-part webcast series on Troubleshooting Windows 7. On the first Thursday of each month, Mike will guide us through a new aspect of Windows troubleshooting. You'll learn how to take control of essential Windows 7 maintenance and security features and master quick fixes to the most common Windows problems. Bring your questions, too. Mike will allow plenty of time for Q&A. Securing Your Files and Data in Windows Thursday, Aug 4, 2011 at 10:00AM PT The most important part of your PC is your files and data, but how can you safeguard them against sudden disaster, and how can you recover them should things go wrong? In this webcast, Mike will talk you though how to keep your files and data safe from even the worst disaster...
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    New formats for free Microsoft Press eBooks

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    From time to time Microsoft Press has been pleased to offer free downloadable eBooks available as either PDF or XPS files. We are now very happy to announce that five of these same eBooks can be downloaded in two additional formats, DRM-free EPUB and MOBI. These new formats enable you to read these eBooks on ereaders such as Amazon’s Kindle, Barnes and Noble’s Nook, Sony Reader and Kobo eReader, as well as on iOS devices such as the iPad. Of course these files can also be read with ereading apps for the various devices (and other reading applications like Adobe Digital Editions) on netbooks, laptops, and desktop PCs. The key difference between these formats and the previously-offered PDF and XPS files is that the text is “reflowable,” meaning that it recomposes depending...
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    Author news: Mark & Aaron discuss their just-published Sysinternals book

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    Just a quick note to point you to a fun video interview with Mark Russinovich and Aaron Margosis about the newly published Windows Sysinternals Administrator’s Reference (Microsoft Press, 2011). “Many of you use Sysinternals tools to help you manage computing responsibilities ranging from monitoring/understanding process activity with Process Explorer to debugging Win32 code with DebugView. With over 70 utilities to choose from, Sysinternals tools cover a wide swath of computing, from the lowest levels to the highest. For the first time, we now have a definitive guide to all of these tools: Windows Sysinternals Administrator's Reference .” Enjoy!
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    New book: MCITP Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-646): Windows Server 2008 Server Administrator (2nd Edition)

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    We’re pleased to announce that MCITP Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-646): Windows Server® 2008 Server Administrator (2nd Edition) (ISBN 9780735649095; 752 pages) is available for purchase here , here , and here . Fully updated for Windows Server 2008 R2, this 2-in-1 Training Kit delivers preparation plus practice for MCITP Exam 70-646. Ace your exam prep—and build job skills—with hands-on lessons, practice tests, and other resources. Windows Server 2008 R2 builds on the award-winning foundation of Windows Server 2008, expanding existing technology and adding new features to enable organizations to increase the reliability and flexibility of their server infrastructures. New virtualization tools, Web resources, management enhancements, and exciting Windows 7 integration...
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