September, 2011

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  • Microsoft Press

    New book: Deploying Cloud-Based Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Solutions

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    We’re excited to announce that Phillip Wicklund’s Deploying Cloud-Based Microsoft SharePoint 2010 (ISBN 9780735662100; 470 pages) is now available for purchase! You can find the book’s chapter-level table of contents and Introduction to customizing Microsoft SharePoint My Site in this previous post . In today’s post, please enjoy reading an excerpt from Chapter 4, “Administering SharePoint Online.” Chapter 4 - Administering SharePoint Online In this chapter, you will: · Learn how to manage site collections in SharePoint Online. · Configure InfoPath Forms Services settings. · Administer the term store and apply metadata. · Manage user profiles and properties. Now that you’ve had an introduction to...
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    New book: Effective Time Management: Using Microsoft Outlook to Organize Your Work and Personal Life

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    We’re excited to announce that Lothar Seiwert’s and Holger Woeltje’s Effective Time Management: Using Microsoft Outlook to Organize Your Work and Personal Life (ISBN 9780735660045; 272 pages) is now available for purchase! You can find the book’s introduction in this previous post . In today’s post, please enjoy reading an excerpt from Chapter 4, “How to Make Your Daily Planning Work in Real Life.” Chapter 4 - How to Make Your Daily Planning Work in Real Life “Things Always Turn Out Differently Anyway” In this chapter, you will · Learn the basics of successful day planning. · Combine similar tasks into blocks. · Use appointment lists. · Fine-tune your day planner. · Use the...
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    Event: Meet Microsoft Press authors at Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2011

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    Please join authors Todd Bleeker, Robert Bogue, John Campbell, Andrew Connell, Steve Fox, Scot Hillier, Dan Holme, David Mann, Ben Robb, Darvish Shadravan, Ted Pattison, Phil Wicklund, and others! Over 200 sessions will be presented, focusing on SharePoint 2010 and related technologies, both in the cloud and on-premises. Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2011 – Anaheim, CA October 3-6, 2011 Session by Microsoft Press Authors: Todd Bleeker - Advanced Windows PowerShell for SharePoint 2010 IT Professionals Robert Bogue - Customizing Content Publishing Approval Workflows Andrew Connell - Deep Dive on SharePoint Ribbon Development & Extensibility Steve Fox - Developing Cloud-Based Applications for SharePoint Online using Windows Azure Scot Hillier - Developing LOB...
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    Announcing the Microsoft Research series from Microsoft Press

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    To help celebrate Microsoft Research’s 20th anniversary, Microsoft Press and Microsoft Research today jointly announce the launch of a new book series devoted to the work of Microsoft researchers. Microsoft Research has more than 850 researchers, including some of the world’s finest computer scientists, sociologists, psychologists, mathematicians, physicists, and engineers, and the Microsoft Research series shares their thoughts and efforts. Here's the vision for the series: At Microsoft Research, we’re driven to imagine and invent. Our desire is to create technology that helps people realize their full potential and to advance the state of the art in computer science. This series shares the insights of Microsoft researchers as they explore the new and the transformative...
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    Webcast: Create Better Word 2010 Documents More Easily

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    Friday, September 30, 2011 10 PT, San Francisco 6pm - London | 1pm - New York | Sat, Oct 1st at 3am - Sydney | Sat, Oct 1st at 2am - Tokyo | Sat, Oct 1st at 1am - Beijing | 10:30pm - Mumbai Presented by: Stephanie Krieger Duration: Approximately 60 minutes. Cost: Free If you use Microsoft Word to create content, you might already know that most of the core concepts from earlier versions remain true today. But new and updated features can change the best method (or best feature) for a given task. And the easiest solution to what you need to accomplish might be very different than what you already know. In this session, take a glimpse at six key features with which experienced users can create virtually any Word 2010 document: themes, styles, tables, graphics, sections, and dynamic content. You...
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    New formats for our free Microsoft Office 365 ebook

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    In the first chapter of Microsoft Office 365: Connect and collaborate virually anywhere, anytime, Katherine Murray notes that "One of the big features of Office 365 is the software's ability to work with whatever device you're using at the moment — your desktop PC or Mac, laptop or netbook, Android phone, iPhone, Windows Phone, Nokia, or Blackberry." In the spirit of that open access to the power and functionality of Office 365, we are now offering this free ebook in two additional formats: .epub Click here to get the file you can read on PCs, as well as on popular ereaders like the Barnes and Noble Nooks, the Sony Readers, and Kobo Readers. .mobi Click here to get the file you can read on PCs, as well as on the Amazon Kindles. These are DRM-free versions of the ebook. Load ...
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    Save 50% on all ebooks from Microsoft Press

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    In case you haven’t seen the tweets about it, this is a quick note to let you know that all of our ebooks are currently on sale . Microsoft Press ebooks are available in a variety of formats for individual users, IT professionals, and developers. Ebooks purchased from oreilly.com are DRM-free. You get free lifetime access, multiple file formats, and free updates. Use discount code B2SDEAL in the shopping cart. Offer expires September 28th, and may not be combined with other offers. Here’s a small sample of new titles you can choose from (but, remember, the discount code works on all of our ebooks): Optimizing Windows® 7 Pocket Consultant Was: $19.99 Now: $9.99 (Save 50%) I. M. Wright's "Hard Code": A Decade of Hard-Won Lessons from Microsoft®, Second Edition Was: $35.99 Now: $17.99...
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    Exchange Server in the autumn

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    Yes, autumn approaches and it is time to think about your winter reading. All you Exchange gurus will want to check out these 5-star titles. Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Inside Out (9870735640610) by Tony Redmond gives you a deep dive into Exchange Server 2010 and SP1. Find out what Exchange can do and how to do it. This wonderful book is both informative and well written—a treasure trove of good ideas packed into 1248 pages. One of the foremost commentators on Exchange, Tony will be giving a keynote presentation at the European edition of “ The Experts Conference ” (TEC), which is scheduled for October 17-19 in Frankfurt.. You can find more information about this book and place an order here and here . Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Best Practices (9780735627192...
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    Quick news: Register for the "Office 365 Doesn't Mean You're Fired" webcast

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    This just in: “Many times, the justification for cloud solutions is to reduce cost by removing IT overhead. The reality is, Office 365 can mean freeing IT from maintenance tasks and allow them to do things that impact the bottom line. Join Microsoft Senior Technical Evangelist Joey Snow as he provides a tour of the admin tools and tasks you'll still perform in an Office 365 environment. Register now ! The TechTrax Training Series, sponsored by Microsoft User Group Support Services (UGSS), delivers technical content and guidance to help speakers and leaders inform user groups about practical applications of Microsoft solutions. The series features monthly webcasts for IT professionals on Microsoft products/services, including Windows Server, Hyper-V, Windows Azure, and more. Learn more about...
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    A good day: “Day of Caring” volunteering

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    Last Friday, Microsoft Press and Microsoft Learning employees had the great pleasure of volunteering at Transitional Resources , a licensed nonprofit mental health center and residential program founded in 1976 and located in West Seattle. Transitional Resources describes its mission like this: Transitional Resources helps adults living with the most serious and persistent forms of mental illness by providing respectful and optimistic recovery-oriented services, affordable housing, and advocacy against discrimination, which works to break the cycle of incarceration, hospitalization, and homelessness. We value the same things that those with mental illness do: to have decent housing; to feel needed and wanted; to be part of a community; to work and engage in meaningful, age-appropriate activities;...
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    New book: Microsoft OneNote 2010 Plain & Simple

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    We’re excited to announce that Peter Weverka’s Microsoft OneNote 2010 Plain & Simple (ISBN 9780735660540; 256 pages) is now available for purchase!   You can find the book’s chapter-level table of contents and some colorful examples of this easy-to-use, beginner-focused guide to Microsoft OneNote 2010 in this previous post . In today’s post, please enjoy a closer look at section 5, “Writing Basic Notes.” Chapter 5 Writing Basic Notes In this section: · Writing a Note with the Keyboard · Selecting, Moving, and Deleting Notes · Entering Symbols and Unusual Letters · Selecting Text · Copying and Moving Text · Formatting Text · Applying Styles to Text · Creating Numbered and Bulleted Lists The simplest type of note is a typewritten note―one you enter with the keyboard. Entering this...
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    New books: Individual MOS 2010 Study Guide eBooks for Microsoft Word, Word Expert, Excel, Excel Expert, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access, and SharePoint

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    We are excited to announce that individual MOS 2010 exam Study Guides are now available for purchase as individual eBooks. To order or for more information on individual exams, click the thumbnail images below. These eBooks are portions of a larger book, MOS 2010 Study Guide for Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook , ISBN 9780735648753, by Joyce Cox, Joan Lambert, and Online Training Solutions, Inc., Microsoft Press © 2011. These eBooks are portions of a larger book, MOS 2010 Study Guide for Microsoft Word Expert, Excel Expert, Access, and SharePoint , ISBN 9780735657885, by John pierce and Geoff Evelyn, Microsoft Press © 2011.
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    RTM’d today: Deploying Cloud-Based Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Solutions

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    We’re very pleased to announce that Phillip Wicklund’s book, Deploying Cloud-Based Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Solutions has shipped to the printer! Take team collaboration to the cloud with Microsoft SharePoint Online. SharePoint expert Phil Wicklund shows you the benefits of maintaining SharePoint 2010 business solutions in either the public or private cloud, and provides step-by-step procedures on how to deploy to both. Ideal for SharePoint architects and IT professionals, this book also helps you determine the return on investment (ROI) for using cloud technology. You’ll learn how to build public cloud SharePoint solutions with Microsoft Office 365 and SharePoint Online; compare the Standard and Dedicated hosting options in SharePoint Online; migrate your on-premise SharePoint deployment...
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    New book: MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-667): Configuring Microsoft SharePoint 2010

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    We’re happy to announce the availability of MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-667): Configuring Microsoft SharePoint 2010 (9780735638853) by Dan Holme and Alistair Matthews. You can buy your copy here or here . This book is an exam prep guide for MCTS exam 70-667 for IT Professionals who need to configure Microsoft SharePoint 2010. The book will take you through a series of lessons and reviews that fully cover each exam objective. It includes case scenarios and practice exercises so you can practice what you learn. The CD contains practice tests to reinforce your understanding of the technology and help you prepare for the certification exam. CHAPTER 1 Creating a SharePoint 2010 Intranet Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 offers a broad range of functionality that addresses...
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    Author news: Mark Russinovich sessions at BUILD

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    Just a quick note to say that Mark Russinovich, co-author of Windows Internals (Microsoft Press, 2009) and Windows Sysinternals Administrator’s Reference (Microsoft Press, 2011), is presenting twice at BUILD on Windows Azure. Here are the details (and these sessions will be online at http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Build/Build2011 later): Introduction to Windows Azure: the cloud operating system Date: September 14, 2011 from 2:00PM to 3:00PM Day 2 SAC-852F Speakers: Mark Russinovich Share Come join Mark Russinovich for an overview of Microsoft’s new cloud OS. Assuming no prior knowledge of Windows Azure, this session will start by explaining the Windows Azure Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) app philosophy and how it differs from that of traditional server apps. Then, demonstrating key concepts...
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    RTM’d today: Effective Time Management: Using Microsoft Outlook to Organize Your Work and Personal Life

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    We’re very pleased to announce that Lothar Seiwert’s and Holger Woeltje’s book, Effective Time Management: Using Microsoft Outlook to Organize Your Work and Personal Life has shipped to the printer! Learn valuable time management techniques—and create a balance between your work and personal life with the help of Microsoft Outlook. In this practical guide, a highly experienced and skilled team of authors shares a proven system that enables you to organize your time more effectively. Take charge of all your activities—and create a balance between your work and personal life with the help of Microsoft Outlook. In this practical guide, a highly experienced and skilled team of authors shares a proven system for managing your time more effectively. You’ll discover...
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    Webcast: Office 365 & SharePoint Online

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    Thursday, September 15, 2011 1 PT, San Francisco 9pm - London | 4pm - New York | Fri, Sep 16th at 6am - Sydney | Fri, Sep 16th at 5am - Tokyo | Fri, Sep 16th at 4am - Beijing | Fri, Sep 16th at 1:30am - Mumbai Presented by: Jaime Velez Duration: Approximately 60 minutes. Cost: Free Link to Registration Learn how the SharePoint Online service can enhance productivity for your organization. In this webinar we will explore the main functionalities of SharePoint Online and we will also demonstrate how other businesses are using and getting value from this hosted collaboration and communication platform today. About Jaime Velez Jaime R. Velez is the CEO/Founder and Principal Consultant of WEBFORCE1, a Microsoft Cloud Practice delivering Office 365 and SharePoint-based solutions to the SMB market...
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