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    Free Jump Start Course on Windows Azure Development next week - December 15-17, 2010

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    What is a Jump Start? Jump Start training classes are specifically designed for developers and product leaders who need to know how to best leverage a new Microsoft technology. Typically, they assume a certain level of development expertise and domain knowledge, so they move quickly and cover topics in a fashion that enables teams to recognize progress quickly. Not sure you’re ready? Prerequisite skills include experience with the .NET Framework and Visual Studio. Windows Azure Platform Jump Start Whether you’re in the midst of moving applications to the cloud or just wondering how and why to leverage the Windows Azure Platform, Microsoft Learning is excited to enable you and your team. The Windows Azure Platform Jump Start provides live access to world-class instructors...
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    RTM’d today: Microsoft XNA Framework Edition: Programming Windows Phone 7

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    Greetings. You’ve probably seen our recent free ebook by Charles Petzold called Programming Windows Phone 7, which is available here . That ebook contains three parts: Part I, “The Basics” (Chapters 1-6), Part II, “Silverlight” (Chapters 7-18), and Part III, “XNA” (Chapters 19-24). In case you would like a fully indexed print version of the content in Charles’s ebook, we’ve created two books (for sale) from the one ebook. Microsoft XNA Framework Edition: Programming Windows Phone 7 contains Part I, “The Basics,” and Part III, “XNA” (renumbered) from the ebook. The resulting book is 430 pages, and its ISBN is 9780735656697. Please note that this book contains no new content but for the Index and the book’s screenshots are in black and white unlike the ebook’s screenshots, which are in color...
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    RTM’d today: Microsoft Silverlight Edition: Programming Windows Phone 7

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    Hello. You’ve probably seen our recent free ebook by Charles Petzold called Programming Windows Phone 7, which is available here . That ebook contains three parts: Part I, “The Basics” (Chapters 1-6), Part II, “Silverlight” (Chapters 7-18), and Part III, “XNA” (Chapters 19-24). In case you’d appreciate a fully indexed print version of the content in Charles’s ebook, we’ve created two books (for sale) from the one ebook. Microsoft Silverlight Edition: Programming Windows Phone 7 contains Part I, “The Basics,” and Part II, “Silverlight” from the ebook. The resulting book is 792 pages, and its ISBN is 9780735656673. Please note that this book contains no new content but for the Index and the book’s screenshots appear in black and white unlike the ebook’s screenshots, which appear in color. The...
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    RTM’d today: Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2010 Step by Step

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    We’re very pleased to announce that Penelope Coventry’s book, Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2010 Step by Step has shipped to the printer! This book teaches you how to build custom sites and solutions with SharePoint Designer 2010. With STEP BY STEP, you set the pace-building and practicing the skills you need, just when you need them! Topics include mastering the tools for building and editing pages visually without code; using master pages and CSS to control how sites look and work; connecting to lists, libraries, XML data, and RSS feeds; adding interactive and collaborative features with Web Parts and controls; creating workflows and other business-process applications; and managing user settings, accessibility, and site maintenance. Penny’s book will be available...
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    RTM’d today: Network Your Computer & Devices Step by Step

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    We’re very pleased to announce that Ciprian Rusen’s book, Network Your Computer & Devices Step by Step , [ISBN 9780735652163] has shipped to the printer! This book teaches you how to use the built-in networking features of Windows to connect all of the computers in your home, even if they use different operating systems. With this practical, learn-by-doing tutorial, you'll get exactly what you need from your networked home -- from configuring your network hardware to file sharing and media streaming. You’ll discover how to configure your network adapters -- wired and wireless; connect computers running Windows, Mac OS, and Ubuntu Linux; tweak network settings to get all of your machines to talk to each other; make it easy for everyone in your home to share content and...
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    New book: Windows Communication Foundation 4 Step by Step

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    We’re excited to announce that John Sharp’s Windows Communication Foundation 4 Step by Step is available! Please enjoy this sample section from Chapter 1. Building a WCF Service Visual Studio 2010 provides the ideal environment for building WCF services and applications. Visual Studio includes several project templates that you can use to build WCF services. You will use the WCF Service template to create a simple WCF service that exposes methods for querying and maintaining information stored in a database. The database used by the exercises in this book is the sample AdventureWorks OLTP database. Note The script for creating the AdventureWorks OLTP database is provided with the downloadable samples for this book. The Introduction contains instructions on how to install...
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    Updated summary of our ebook giveaways

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    After the release of Charles Petzold’s Programming Windows Phone 7 in October, here’s an updated list of some of our free ebooks: Free ebook: Programming Windows Phone 7, by Charles Petzold (a 24-chapter gift from the Windows Phone 7 team and Microsoft Press) Free ebook: Moving to Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 (10 chapters by by Patrice Pelland, Pascal Paré, and Ken Haines) Free ebook: Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 (10 chapters by Ross Mistry and Stacia Misner) Free ebook: Own Your Future: Update Your Skills with Resources and Career Ideas from Microsoft (8 chapters by Katherine Murray) Free ebook: Understanding Microsoft Virtualization Solutions (Second Edition) (6 chapters by Mitch Tulloch) Free ebook: First Look Microsoft Office 2010 (14 chapters by Katherine Murray) Free ebook...
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    Great recent reviews: Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel 2010: Give Your Data Meaning

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      We’re excited to see the great reviews for Marco Russo and Alberto Ferrari’s Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel® 2010: Give Your Data Meaning (ISBN 99780735640580; 416 pages) pouring in! Check out these reviews: Prologika Forums: “ Book Review – Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel 2010” Boyan Penev on Microsoft BI: “PowerPivot Books” amazon.com: Customer Reviews For more information about this book, see our previous posts: Great reviews: Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel 2010: Give Your Data Meaning New book: Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel 2010: Give Your Data Meaning RTM’d today: Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel 2010: Give Your Data Meaning Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel 2010: Safari Rough Cuts now available! Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel 2010: Second installment of Safari Rough Cuts now available...
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    Happy Thanksgiving to our American Readers

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    Microsoft Press is taking today off for the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S. We’ll be back with a new post on Friday. Happy Thanksgiving!
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    Podcast: Solving Microsoft Windows Problems

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      Mike Halsey, author of Troubleshooting Windows 7 Inside Out , was a guest on Computer America radio show on November 19, 2010. During the interview, Mike offers advice and suggestions for solving Windows problems. He also answers questions from call-in listeners. You can listen to the interview at www.thelongclimb.com/audio-video/Computer_America_20_11_2010.wma . You can also find the podcast of the radio show at http://www.businesstalkradio.net/weekday_host/Archives/cc.shtml ( Fri, Nov 19 Hour 1 and Fri, Nov 19 Hour 2 ).   [Posted by editor, Kenyon Brown]
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    SharePoint 2010: Great books!

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    So which SharePoint 2010 books are getting solid 5 star reviews? Check these out: SharePoint 2010 Administrator’s Pocket Consultant by Ben Curry                                           “If you are a SharePoint person, pick this wonderful guide up, it will help you in so many ways.” SharePoint 2010 Administrator’s Companion by Bill English, Brian Alderman, and Mark Ferraz                                                               ...
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    RTM’d today: Windows Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Services Resource Kit

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    We’re very happy to report that Windows Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Service Resource Kit , by Christa Anderson and Kristin L. Griffin with the Microsoft Remote Desktop Services Team (ISBN 9780735627376; 720 pages) has shipped to the printer. In-depth and comprehensive, this official Microsoft Resource Kit delivers the information you need to plan, deploy, and administer Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2008 R2. You get authoritative technical guidance from those who know the technology best—leading industry experts and members of the Microsoft Desktop Virtualization Team. Coverage includes scenarios for Remote Desktop Services (formerly known as Terminal Services), virtualizing roles, setting up Remote Desktop Virtualization Host (RDVS), managing application compatibility...
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    RTM’d today: MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-515): Web Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4

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    MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-515): Web Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4 , by Tony Northrup and Mike Snell, is on its way to the printer. It will be available in book stores in mid December and is now available for pre-order through online book sellers. Maximize your performance on the exam by learning to: • Configure Web Forms pages; add user and web server controls • Manage user input, state, events, and security features • Implement data-bound controls and manipulate data with LINQ • Create client scripts with JavaScript, ASP.NET AJAX, and jQuery • Develop accessibility and globalization features • Build websites based on the ASP.NET MVC framework • Debug, deploy, monitor, and troubleshoot applications Your kit includes...
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    Rough Cuts: Microsoft Excel 2010: Data Analysis and Business Modeling, Third Edition

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    Check out the Safari Books Online Rough Cuts chapters for this upcoming book by Wayne Winston. Chapters available are: Chapter 17. Sensitivity Analysis with Data Tables Chapter 28. An Introduction to Optimization with Excel Solver Chapter 45. Summarizing Data with Database Statistical Functions Not sure what Rough Cuts are? Rough Cuts provides you with early access to books – before they are published or publicly available – and access to the authors who write those books. Sometimes you just can't wait for the book to be printed. When you need early access to information about the latest technology, Rough Cuts are your solution. Rough Cuts are books-in-progress that provide early access to information on cutting-edge technologies. Rough Cuts also gives you access...
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    Special Event: Future of Silverlight–December 2, 2010

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    You’re invited to a very special event on December 2 nd , 2010 Learn about the future of Silverlight from Corporate Vice President, Scott Guthrie and other experts, direct from Microsoft’s HQ. Hear about our plans for the next version of Silverlight, the latest developments as well as in-depth sessions on building applications with Silverlight. Registration is free – take part in-person or online. Find out more and Register online
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    New book: Windows Phone 7 Plain & Simple

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    We’re excited to announce that Michael Stroh’s Windows Phone 7 Plain & Simple is available! You can find the book’s chapter-level table of contents and some colorful examples of this easy-to-use, beginner-focused guide to Windows Phone 7 in this previous post . In today’s post, please enjoy a closer look at Section 11, “Finding Places and Getting Directions.”
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