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    Free ebook: Own Your Future: Update Your Skills with Resources and Career Ideas from Microsoft

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    We’re thrilled to offer another free ebook: Own Your Future: Update Your Skills with Resources and Career Ideas from Microsoft , by Katherine Murray. The ebook contains eight chapters and an appendix describing how you can assess and build your technology-based job skills. To give you a sense of the ebook’s content, here is its Foreword, by Microsoft Learning’s Lutz Ziob: Foreword In the midst of a struggling economy, our fast-changing, knowledge-based economy has created unprecedented challenges for employers and workers alike. Employers increasingly need workers with a broad range of information technology (IT) skills. These skills will become even more important as we continue to retool major sectors of our economy, such as healthcare, transportation and energy. By 2014, more than three...
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    New book: MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-448): Microsoft SQL Server 2008—Business Intelligence Development and Maintenance

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    We’re seeing a tremendous demand for Business Intelligence books. We’re proud to add to our Microsoft Press portfolio of BI titles with "MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-448): Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008—Business Intelligence Development and Maintenance."...
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    New book: MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-433): Microsoft SQL Server 2008—Database Development

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    If you’re planning to get certified as a SQL Server 2008 database developer, the arrival of the new "MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-433): Microsoft SQL Server 2008—Database Development" book is welcome news. ...
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    Microsoft Press announcement

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    Microsoft Press has recently decided to take back all English language editorial and publishing functions for the business. O’Reilly Media will no longer be producing titles on behalf of Microsoft Press. However, they remain our marketing, sales and distribution partner. If you are a Microsoft Press customer You will still be able to purchase books on oreilly.com as well as through all online bookstores and brick and mortar stores where you normally purchase Microsoft Press books. If you are a Microsoft Press author You will hear from your editor about the completion of your book. In some cases, your book will be completed by staff from Microsoft in Redmond. If you have special concerns, please contact your editor or contact the Microsoft Press team here .
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    Quick news: Microsoft Press is now distributed by Pearson

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    As many of you saw in the post from a couple of weeks ago, Pearson is now the worldwide distributor of Microsoft Press books. As always, you can  purchase our books from any retailer, such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  What’s new is that you can also purchase them directly from InformIT.com, Pearson’s site. Later this month we’ll be unveiling our new Microsoft Press Store online. Stay tuned. I’ll also include an FAQ then to communicate the changes and answer some of the concerns that many of you expressed in your comments a couple of weeks ago. We appreciate your feedback.
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    Free ebook: Introducing Windows Server 2012 R2

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    Check out this new free ebook – Introducing Windows Server 2012 R2 by Mitch Tulloch. FORMATS LINKS Download the PDF here Download the ePub file here Download the mobi file here Print version for sale here Introduction This book is intended to provide you with an overview of the new features and enhancements introduced in Windows Server 2012 R2. The intended audience for this book is IT pros who deploy, manage, and maintain Windows Server workloads in data center, private cloud, and hosting provider environments. We assume that you are at least somewhat familiar with the features and capabilities of the previous platform Windows Server 2012. If you are not familiar with all the new features and enhancements Microsoft introduced previously in Windows Server 2012, we recommend that you first read...
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    Two free e-books available in April

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    To celebrate our 25th year, we’ve been offering free e-books to our readers, and I’m happy to announce that April’s e-books are now available....
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    Get the practice files for your Office 2010 Step by Step book

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    Hello. Today we’d like to share the links to the practice files for our various Office 2010 Step by Step books in one handy place: Microsoft Access 2010 Step by Step : go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?Linkid=192153 USE THIS AFTER MAY 1, 2014: https://www.microsoftpressstore.com/store/microsoft-access-2010-step-by-step-9780735626928 Microsoft Excel 2010 Step by Step : go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?Linkid=191751 USE THIS AFTER MAY 1, 2014: https://www.microsoftpressstore.com/store/microsoft-excel-2010-step-by-step-9780735626942 Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010 Step by Step : go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?Linkid=192152 USE THIS AFTER MAY 1, 2014: https://www.microsoftpressstore.com/store/microsoft-office-home-and-student-2010-step-by-step-9780735627215 Microsoft Office Professional 2010...
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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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    Book update/Page corrections: “MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-680): Configuring Windows 7”

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    Greetings. Although we strive for perfect books (yes, elusive perfection!), we know we make mistakes. And if you follow this blog, you know we take customer feedback very seriously, always requesting it, regularly reviewing it, and acting on it almost weekly in terms of discussions we have and decisions we make about titles we’re creating. We’ve heard from many of you about errata for MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-680): Configuring Windows 7 . (Click the View/Submit Errata link on the book’s catalog page and you’ll find the errata.) Today we’d like to offer you an 85-page PDF (4.38 MB) containing updated book pages for all the errata we gathered as of February 11, 2011. In other words, any book page requiring a change has been changed and those pages have...
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    Windows Phone 8 Development Internals (Preview 1) available now

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    To celebrate Windows Phone 8 and //build/ , Microsoft Press is making Windows Phone 8 Development Internals available in two preview digital editions—plus the final ebook, when ready—at special promotional pricing. Purchase between October 30 and November 5, 2012, and your cost is just $10 for the two preview editions and the final ebook! (This is similar to our approach with Charles Petzold’s Programming Windows, Sixth Edition .) You can make your purchase through our official distributor at http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0790145373342.do . See the “Pricing and Publication Schedule” table there (or below) for pricing and dates. About the Book Written by two members of the Windows Phone 8 team—Andrew Whitechapel and Sean McKenna— Windows Phone...
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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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    Free ebook: Microsoft System Center: Configuration Manager Field Experience

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    We’re very excited to announce another free ebook offering in our System Center series from Microsoft Press: These unique (and free) ebooks bring System Center experts together to discuss designing, deploying, and troubleshooting some of the most complex and mission critical aspects of key System Center capabilities. The second title in this series, Microsoft System Center: Configuration Manager Field Experience (ISBN 9780735683044) by Rushi Faldu, Manish Raval, Brandon Linton, Kaushal Pandey and the System Center series editor Mitch Tulloch, is now available. DOWNLOADS Download the  PDF here Download the companion content here Download the Mobi file for Kindle here Download the ePub file here Purchase a print copy from our official distributor, O’Reilly Media here Taken from the book...
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    Free ebook: .NET Technology Guide for Business Applications

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    To help celebrate the Visual Studio 2013 Virtual Launch , we’re happy to share another free ebook: .NET Technology Guide for Business Applications , by Cesar de la Torre and David Carmona! Download the ebook (6.02 MB PDF) here . Here’s a little bit about the guide: 1. Key takeaways Select your architecture approaches and development technology based on your specific application’s priorities and requirements. A single architecture and approach won’t work for every type of application. The Microsoft development stack and .NET are extremely flexible and offer many possibilities, but it’s essential that you choose specific approaches and technologies based on the kind of application—or even subsystem—you build. Each application will have very different priorities and tradeoffs that must be taken...
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    Free ebook: Windows 7 troubleshooting tips

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    Mitch Tulloch, lead author of the Windows 7 Resource Kit, has created a short e-book called “What You Can Do Before You Call Tech Support.” ...
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    New book: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services Step by Step

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    In "Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services Step by Step," Scott Cameron writes, “Business intelligence should help you make better decisions faster.” And that’s just what Scott and his colleagues at Hitachi Consulting show you, whether you’re a BI developer, administrator, or business manager....
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    Microsoft Press E-Reference Library

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    A blog post introducing the Microsoft Press E-Reference Library, live now!...
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