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    New book: Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 Step by Step

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    We are excited to announce that Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 Step by Step , by Olga Londer and Penelope Coventry (ISBN 9780735627260; 512 pages) is now available for purchase! Please enjoy an excerpt from Chapter 6, Working with Web Pages. 6 Working with Web Pages In this chapter, you will learn how to Edit a page. Change the layout of a page. Create a new page. Add links. Work with page history and versions. Use alerts. Add a Web Part from the Web Part pane. Remove a Web Part. Customize a Web Part by using the Web Part tool pane. Edit Web Part pages. Move Web Parts. In Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010, a website is a collection of web pages. You will find this approach...
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    New book: Inside Microsoft SharePoint 2010

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    We’re excited to announce that Ted Pattison, Andrew Connell, Scot Hillier, and David Mann’s Inside Microsoft SharePoint 2010 (ISBN 9780735627468; 620 pages) is now available for purchase!   You can find the book’s introduction in this previous post . In today’s post, please enjoy an excerpt from Chapter 11, “Creating and Developing Workflows,” which shows you how Microsoft SharePoint 2010 supports automating business processes using workflows. Chapter 11 Creating and Developing Workflows This chapter explains how Microsoft SharePoint 2010 supports automating business processes using workflows. SharePoint Server 2010 provides several standard workflows that can be used in a variety of business scenarios. SharePoint 2010 also provides you with the ability to create custom workflows...
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    Event: The Future of the Web is at MIX11

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    Join the 72 Hour Conversation at MIX – see the latest tools and technologies and draw inspiration from a professional community of your peers and experts. Get one free hotel night, while quantities last. Learn More.
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    RTM’d today: Programming Microsoft ASP.NET 4

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    Greetings! We’re happy to announce that Dino Esposito’s newest book, Programming Microsoft ASP.NET 4 (ISBN: 9780735643383; 992 pages), has shipped to the printer. Here’s the book’s Introduction, which describes the book’s contents and intended audience: Introduction In the fall of 2004, at a popular software conference I realized how all major component vendors were advertising their ASP.NET products using a new word—Ajax. Only a few weeks later, a brand new module in my popular ASP.NET master class made its debut—using Ajax to improve the user experience. At its core, Ajax is a little thing and fairly old too—as I presented the engine of it (XmlHttpRequest) to a C++ audience at TechEd 2000, only four weeks before the public announcement of the .NET platform. As emphatic as it may sound, that...
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    This week on Career Factor...

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    Rabeb is in love with her brand-new Windows Phone . Neil needs your advice as he brainstorms ideas for an app showcasing Azure technology. Eddie shares his (early) morning routine as he heads off to his day job at Starbucks . Who are you rooting for to get that certification , land a great job , win that competition , and open doors to a new range of career opportunities? Check out Career Factor to follow these and other stories as these real people work toward their goals.
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    New book: Microsoft XNA Game Studio 4.0: Learn Programming Now!

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    We’re excited to announce that Microsoft XNA Game Studio 4.0: Learn Programming Now! , by Rob Miles (ISBN 9780735651579; 464 pages) is now available for purchase!   In today’s post, please read an excerpt from Chapter 6, “Creating a Multi-Player Game,” which describes how to detect and use individual button-press events in a game and learn how to create and debug a complex program. Chapter 6 - Creating a Multi-Player Game In this chapter, you will Discover how to detect and use individual button-press events in a game. Learn how to create and debug a complex program. Write one of the only 16-player games for the Xbox in the world. Introduction Now that you can write programs that process data, read input from the gamepad, and display text and graphics, you can move on to create some...
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    Download: Windows Phone Programming in C# in the Microsoft Faculty Connection

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    Created by Microsoft Press author, Rob Miles. (see Microsoft® XNA® Game Studio 4.0: Learn Programming Now!)   DOWNLOAD HERE - Windows_Phone_Programming.zip, 79MB This material is an introduction to Windows Phone development for anyone learning to program. It assumes some knowledge of programming fundamentals, but will teach you programming concepts in the framework of Windows Phone development. This information does not teach basic programming principles. The assumption is that you already know how to write and run simple C# programs on a Windows PC. The following sections are included in this material: Windows Phone 7 In this chapter you are going to find out about the Windows Phone platform as a device for running programs. You will learn the key features of the platform itself, how...
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    RTM’d today: Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 Step by Step

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    We’re happy to announce that Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 Step by Step , by Olga Londer and Penelope Coventry, has shipped to the printer. This book will be available online and in bookstores in February 2011. You can learn more about the book here: http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780735627260/ . Book excerpts to come in the not-too-distant future. You can preorder the book here . In the meantime, here are the contents at a glance: Contents at a Glance 1 Introduction to SharePoint Foundation 2010 2 Navigating a SharePoint Site 3 Creating and Managing Sites 4 Working with Lists 5 Working with Libraries 6 Working with Web Pages 7 Working with List Settings 8 Working with Library Settings 9 Working with List and Library Views 10 Working with Surveys and Discussion Boards...
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    New book: Microsoft Silverlight Edition: Programming Windows Phone 7

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    Greetings! If you follow our blog, you’ve probably already seen our free ebook titled Programming Windows Phone 7 , by Charles Petzold. If not, you can find the 24-chapter ebook here . You can see the ebook’s full Table of Contents on that page, but here is its high-level organization: Part I   The Basics (6 chapters) Part II    Silverlight (12 chapters) Part III   XNA (6 chapters) In case you prefer reading an old-fashioned (classic?) book, we’re happy to announce that we’ve made Charles’s content available in hard copy.  We’ve created two print books out of the one ebook.  Each is for sale. The first is Microsoft Silverlight Edition: Programming Windows Phone 7 , which contains Parts I & II from the ebook. In other words, this book is the printed...
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    New book: Microsoft XNA Framework Edition: Programming Windows Phone 7

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    Greetings! If you follow our blog, you’ve probably already seen our free ebook titled Programming Windows Phone 7 , by Charles Petzold. If not, you can find the 24-chapter ebook here . You can see the ebook’s full Table of Contents on that page, but here is its high-level organization: Part I   The Basics (6 chapters) Part II    Silverlight (12 chapters) Part III   XNA (6 chapters) In case you prefer reading an old-fashioned (classic?) book, we’re happy to announce that we’ve made Charles’s content available in hard copy.  We’ve created two print books out of the one ebook.  Each is for sale. The second is Microsoft XNA Framework Edition: Programming Windows Phone 7 , which contains Parts I & III from the ebook. In other words, this book is the printed...
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    Great reviews: Programming Windows Identity Foundation

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    We are excited to see continued great reviews for Programming Windows® Identity Foundation , by Vittorio Bertocci (ISBN 9780735627185, 272 pages, September 2010).   Check out Vittorio’s recent blog post, Programming Windows Identity Foundation is [Figuratively] on Fire! , summarizing the great reviews.
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    Excerpt from upcoming title: Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 Step by Step

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    Today we’d like to share an excerpt from one of our upcoming books: Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 Step by Step, by Olga Londer and Penelope Coventry. We’ll publish this book in February 2011. You can learn more about the book here: http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780735627260/ . In this excerpt from Chapter 5, Working with Libraries, the authors describe how to create a picture library and add pictures:   Creating a Picture Library and Adding Pictures A picture library is used to share a collection of pictures. Although picture files can be stored in other types of SharePoint libraries (such as document libraries), picture libraries are designed especially for storing image file types and therefore have several advantages. For example, from a picture library, you can view pictures in...
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    Save on MIX11 – Register by Feb 11

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    MIX11 registration is now open with a special offer for early birds – register by February 11 and save $500 on your conference pass, plus one free hotel night when you book two or more nights.  Visit MIX11 registration for details.  MIX11 event details When:               April 12-14, 2011; day of Boot Camps on April 11 Where:              Mandalay Bay , Las Vegas Cost:                  Full Price Conference Pass - $1395                           Boot...
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    Event: Be a Presenter at MIX11

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    Do you have a topic you’d like to present at MIX11 ? Submit your session proposal by Friday, January 14, 2011. The MIX content team will select the best proposals, and the MIX community will vote to determine who will present.  MIX11 registration opens in late January - join the MIX email newsletter for details.
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    RTM’d today: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Step by Step

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    We’re very happy to announce that Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Step by Step , by Mike Snyder, Jim Steger, and Brendan Landers, has shipped to the printer. This book will be available for purchase soon. For now, here’s a list of the contents and an excerpt from the book’s Introduction. Contents Part 1 Overview 1 Introduction to Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2 Getting Around in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3 Working with Accounts and Contacts 4 Working with Activities and Notes 5 Using Microsoft Dynamics CRM for Outlook Part 2 Sales and Marketing 6 Working with Leads and Opportunities 7 Using Marketing Lists 8 Managing Campaigns and Quick Campaigns 9 Working with Campaign Activities and Responses Part 3 Service 10 Tracking Service Requests 11 Using the Knowledge Base 12 Working...
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    RTM’d today: MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-511): Windows Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4

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    We are pleased to let you all know that MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-511): Windows Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (ISBN 0735627420; page count 672) has released to the printer and will be available for purchase in February. Until then, here is the list of contents and a sample from the Introduction. Contents at a Glance Chapter 1 Building a User Interface Chapter 2 Working with Events and Commands Chapter 3 Adding and Managing Content Chapter 4 Windows Forms and Windows Forms Controls Chapter 5 Working with User-Defined Controls Chapter 6 Working with Data Binding Chapter 7 Configuring Data Binding Chapter 8 Working with Data Grids and Validating User Input Chapter 9 Enhancing Usability Chapter 10 Advanced Topics Chapter 11 Testing and Debugging WPF...
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    New book: Inside the Microsoft Build Engine: Using MSBuild and Team Foundation Build, Second Edition

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    We’re excited to announce that Inside the Microsoft Build Engine: Using MSBuild and Team Foundation Build, Second Edition written by Sayed Ibrahim Hashimi and William Bartholomew (ISBN 9780735645240; 624 pages) is now available for purchase!   In today’s post, please enjoy an excerpt from Chapter 17, “Web Deployment Tool, Part 1,” which describes what MSDeploy is, and how it can be used for “online deployment” in which you deploy your application to the target in real time and “offline deployments” in which you create a package which gets handed off to someone else for the actual deployment. Build has historically been kind of like a black art, in the sense that there are a few guys who know and understand build, and are passionate about it. But in today’s evolving environment that...
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