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    New book: Microsoft Office for iPad Step by Step

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    We’re pleased to announce the availability of Microsoft Office for iPad Step by Step (ISBN 9780735696952), by Joan Lambert. Purchase from these online retailers: Microsoft Press Store Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Shop local The quick way to learn Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote for iPad! This is learning made easy. Get productive fast with every Office for iPad app–plus OneNote, too! Jump in wherever you need answers–brisk lessons and colorful screen shots show you exactly what to do, step by step. Quickly create Word documents by tapping, typing, or dictating Organize and design professional documents of all kinds Visually analyze information in tables, charts, and PivotTables Deliver highly-effective...
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    eBook Deal of the Week: Training Kit (Exam 70-461) Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (MCSA)

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    NOTE: This deal has expired, but we have a new ebook each week. Check this blog or www.MicrosoftPressStore.com for the current deal. Buy Ace your preparation for Microsoft® Certification Exam 70-461 with this 2-in-1 Training Kit from Microsoft Press®. Work at your own pace through a series of lessons and practical exercises, and then assess your skills with practice tests on CD-featuring multiple, customizable testing options.
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    eBook Deal of the Week: Microsoft Excel 2013 Building Data Models with PowerPivot

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    Microsoft Excel 2013 Building Data Models with PowerPivot NOTE: This deal has expired, but we have a new ebook each week. Check this blog or www.MicrosoftPressStore.com for the current deal. Buy
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    Sample chapter: Exam Ref 70-696 Managing Enterprise Devices and Apps: Plan and Implement Software Updates

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    In this chapter from Exam Ref 70-696 Managing Enterprise Devices and Apps , you learn about deploying third-party updates by using System Center Updates Publisher, deploying updates by using Configuration Manager, and deploying and managing updates by using Microsoft Intune. The timely and regular deployment of software updates is a task that almost all IT professionals have to manage. Microsoft provides the Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) role as a freely available add-on to enable organizations to manage the deployment of updates to computers in their environment. Although WSUS is functional, it has its limitations. That’s when products such as System Center Updates Publisher and System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager are useful. In this chapter, you learn about deploying third...
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    Quick news: Free tools for student developers

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    Get the tools the pros use, free. As part of the GitHub Student Developer Pack , you can start building apps like a pro with state-of-the-art tools, services, and the power of the cloud. It's everything you need to plan, code, and ship your next great idea.
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    From the MVPs: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015 Multi-Entity Search

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    This is the 48 th in our series of guest posts by Microsoft Most Valued Professionals (MVPs). You can click the “MVPs” tag in the right column of our blog to see all the articles. Since the early 1990s, Microsoft has recognized technology champions around the world with the MVP Award . MVPs freely share their knowledge, real-world experience, and impartial and objective feedback to help people enhance the way they use technology. Of the millions of individuals who participate in technology communities, around 4,000 are recognized as Microsoft MVPs. You can read more original MVP-authored content on the Microsoft MVP Award Program Blog . This post is by Dynamics CRM MVP Gus Gonzalez . Thanks, Gus! Find customer records faster and easier with the new Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015 Multi-Entity Search...
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    Sample chapter: Scenario-Focused Engineering: Take an Experimental Approach

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    In this chapter from Scenario-Focused Engineering: A toolbox for innovation and customer-centricity, get an overview of the customer-focused, iterative approach called the Fast Feedback Cycle. You will see what it looks like, what the basic activities are at each stage, and how the stages fit together. Read the complete chapter here: https://www.microsoftpressstore.com/articles/article.aspx?p=2270716 .
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    Sample chapter: Using Windows PowerShell Remoting

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    This chapter is from Windows PowerShell 3.0 First Steps , by Ed Wilson. With Windows PowerShell 3.0 running a command on a remote computer is as easy as running the command on your local computer; in some cases, it is even easier. Using Windows PowerShell remoting Configuring Windows PowerShell remoting Troubleshooting Windows PowerShell remoting When you need to use Windows PowerShell on your local computer, it is pretty easy: You open the Windows PowerShell console or the Windows PowerShell ISE, and you run a command or a series of commands. Assuming you have rights to make the changes in the first place, it just works. But what if the change you need to make must be enacted on a hundred or a thousand computers? In the past, these types of changes required expensive specialized software packages...
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    New book: Exam Ref 70-696 Managing Enterprise Devices and Apps

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    We’re pleased to announce the availability of Exam Ref 70-696 Managing Enterprise Devices and Apps (ISBN 9780735695597), by Orin Thomas. Purchase from these online retailers: Microsoft Press Store Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Shop local Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-696—and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of managing enterprise devices and apps. Designed for experienced IT professionals ready to advance their status, Exam Ref focuses on the critical-thinking and decision making acumen needed for success at the MCSE level. Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives: • Deploy and manage virtual applications • Deploy and manage desktop and mobile applications • Plan and implement software updates • Manage...
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    New book: Scenario-Focused Engineering: A toolbox for innovation and customer-centricity

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    We’re pleased to announce the availability of Scenario-Focused Engineering: A toolbox for innovation and customer-centricity (ISBN 9780735679337), by Austina De Bonte and Drew Fletcher. Purchase from these online retailers: Microsoft Press Store Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Shop local Blend the art of innovation with the rigor of engineering Great technology alone is rarely sufficient to ensure a product’s success. Scenario-Focused Engineering is a customer-centric, iterative approach used to design and deliver the seamless experiences and emotional engagement customers demand in new products. In this book, you’ll discover the proven practices and lessons learned from real-world implementations of this approach, including why delight...
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    Quick news: Save 40% on top-selling titles

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    For a limited time, save 40% on this year's top-selling books and eBooks from Microsoft Press! See popular titles below or shop the entire store . Top selling titles: Exam Ref 70-411 Administering Windows Server 2012 R2 (MCSA) Microsoft Excel 2013 Step by Step Windows PowerShell Best Practices Adaptive Code via C#: Agile coding with design patterns and SOLID principles MOS 2013 Study Guide for Microsoft Word Find more details on the sale here. Offer ends January 18, 2015. Enter code TIMETOLEARN during checkout to apply savings.
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    From the MVPs: Dynamics CRM 2015 Calculated Fields

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    This is the 47 th in our series of guest posts by Microsoft Most Valued Professionals (MVPs). You can click the “MVPs” tag in the right column of our blog to see all the articles. Since the early 1990s, Microsoft has recognized technology champions around the world with the MVP Award . MVPs freely share their knowledge, real-world experience, and impartial and objective feedback to help people enhance the way they use technology. Of the millions of individuals who participate in technology communities, around 4,000 are recognized as Microsoft MVPs. You can read more original MVP-authored content on the Microsoft MVP Award Program Blog . This post is by Dynamics CRM MVP Leon Tribe . Thanks, Leon! Dynamics CRM 2015 Calculated Fields CRM 2015 is now out and available. If you are interested in...
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    Sample chapter: Manipulating Data Using LINQ

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    This chapter from Microsoft ADO.NET Entity Framework Step by Step begins by introducing you to LINQ to Entities.The chapter won’t provide an extensive reference, but you’ll have enough information to perform common tasks and a few advanced tasks. After completing the chapter, you’ll be able to Describe the basics of LINQ to Entities functionality. Specify how LINQ statements are compiled. List and use the essential LINQ to Entities functions. In most cases, developers with a strong C# background, but without an equally strong database background, use Language Integrated Query (LINQ) to query the databases they create and manage using the Entity Framework. LINQ to Entities offers a number of benefits to developers, but the main benefit is simplicity. It’s possible to create relatively complex...
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    Visio 2013 Power User video course from author Scott Helmers

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    Check out the new course, Becoming a Visio 2013 Power User , from Microsoft Press author, Scott Helmers, and Microsoft Product Marketing Manager, Alex Matyushenko. Sure, you know how to use Visio, but can you really make it sing and dance? Find out how! In this course, learn multiple ways to build diagrams more effectively and to create more powerful drawings. ​Examine how to create hyperlinks to external locations, which is one of the most significant ways to enhance the value of a Visio diagram. If you have experience with Visio, but you feel that you're just scratching the surface, check out this course and get what you need to transform from a casual Visio user to a Visio power user. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Scott Helmers is a Visio MVP and a Partner with the Harvard Computing Group (HCG...
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    Free ebook: Microsoft System Center Introduction to Microsoft Automation Solutions

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    Download all formats (PDF, Mobi and ePub) hosted by the Microsoft Virtual Academy We’re happy to announce the next free ebook in our System Center series: Microsoft System Center Introduction to Microsoft Automation Solutions (ISBN 9780735695818), by Rob Costello and Richard Maunsell, with series editor Mitch Tulloch. Introduction This book provides you with an introduction to the Microsoft automation solutions: Azure Automation and Service Management Automation. Throughout the chapters, the text explores these tools and how they can be used to meet the automation needs of your Microsoft Azure cloud solutions or your enterprise datacenter environments. We provide considerations on the features of each solution, and how they can be architected to fit your needs. Next...
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    Quick news: Microsoft Press wins awards at STC Competition

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    We’re happy to announce Microsoft Press recently won seven awards from the Puget Sound chapter of the Society for Technical Communications (STC). Four books received the Award of Excellence and three received Merit Awards. Congratulations to our authors, editors, and everyone involved in making great books at Microsoft Press!! Award of Excellence STC description of this award: An entry that wins an Award of Excellence consistently meets high standards in all areas. The entry might contain a single major flaw or a few minor flaws. The entry demonstrates an exceptional understanding of technical communication principles. Exam Ref 70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012 R2 Author: Charlie Russel Editor: Karen Szall Microsoft System Center: Cloud...
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    From the MVPs: Working as a network - Yammer as a Distribution Group

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    This is the 46 th in our series of guest posts by Microsoft Most Valued Professionals (MVPs). You can click the “MVPs” tag in the right column of our blog to see all the articles. Since the early 1990s, Microsoft has recognized technology champions around the world with the MVP Award . MVPs freely share their knowledge, real-world experience, and impartial and objective feedback to help people enhance the way they use technology. Of the millions of individuals who participate in technology communities, around 4,000 are recognized as Microsoft MVPs. You can read more original MVP-authored content on the Microsoft MVP Award Program Blog . This post is by Office 365 MVP Darrell Webster . Thanks, Darrell! Working as a network - Yammer as a Distribution Group We have a number...
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