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    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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    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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    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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    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...
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    Webcast: Troubleshooting Windows Update and Service Pack Problems

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    Presented by Mike Halsey Thursday, October 6, 2011 at 10 Pacific Time In this webcast Mike Halsey, MVP, the author of Troubleshooting Windows 7 Inside Out , will talk you through how to repair common problems and diagnose and repair more complex issues that can bring your computer to a standstill. Duration: Approximately 60 minutes. Cost: Free Among the most common problems with Windows are issues around the installation and maintenance of Windows Updates and Service Packs. This is the third webcast in a four-part series on Windows 7 by Mike Halsey taking place on the first Thursday of every month.
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    Webcast: Coding Faster: Getting More Productive with Microsoft Visual Studio

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    Tuesday, October 11, 2011 10 PT, San Francisco 6pm - London | 1pm - New York | Wed, Oct 12th at 3am - Sydney | Wed, Oct 12th at 2am - Tokyo | Wed, Oct 12th at 1am - Beijing | 10:30pm - Mumbai Presented by: Zain Naboulsi Duration: Approximately 60 minutes. Cost: Free Thousands of people have attended the many productivity sessions from Zain Naboulsi. This session highlights some of the "greatest hits" from his book. Tips for this session include the great new features from Visual Studio 2010 as well as tried and true tips for previous versions of Visual Studio. Come with us as we explore the new IntelliSense features, learn how to make templates, and delve into the new features for breakpoints among other things. Don't miss this look at the tips that can absolutely save you...
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    Webcast: Office 365 & Office Web Apps

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    Presented by Jaime Velez Thursday, October 13, 2011 at 1 PT, San Francisco In this webcast we will explore how Office Web Apps integrates with Office 365 and we will also demonstrate some co-authoring scenarios where multiple remote users can work real-time on the same document online.
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    New book: Optimizing Windows 7 Pocket Consultant

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    We are pleased to announce that William Stanek’s Optimizing Windows 7 Pocket Consultant (ISBN 9780735661653; 208 pages) is now available for purchase! Keep reading to see the table of contents and an excerpt from the introduction. Contents Introduction Chapter 1 Customizing the Windows 7 Interface Boosting Your Desktop IQ Optimizing Interface Performance Mastering Desktop Essentials Stretching the Desktop Making the Start Menu Work for You Customizing the Programs List Customizing the Important Folders and Tools List Making the Taskbar Dance Putting the Taskbar Where You Want It Customizing Taskbar Appearance Pinning Programs to the Taskbar Using Flip Views and Jump Lists Chapter 2 Personalizing the Appearance of Windows 7 Customizing Basic Interfaces Personalizing Menus Personalizing...
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    Best Practices: Code Complete, Second Edition

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    Many of you know Steve McConnell’s Code Complete . It’s been one of our most popular books since the first edition was published in 1993 and after we published Steve’s update, the second edition, in 2004. We see this through Amazon reviews , responses to our anonymous survey ( http://www.microsoft.com/learning/booksurvey , via which you can give us feedback about any of our books), and ongoing sales and relevance years after initial publication (a goal for books in our Best Practices series, by the way), but here’s another measure that helps describe Code Complete ’s importance and impact: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1711/what-is-the-single-most-influential-book-every-programmer-should-read Three years ago someone asked this question on Stack Overflow...
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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...
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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...
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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: Customizing My Site in Microsoft SharePoint 2010

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    We’re very pleased to announce that Michael Doyle’s book, Customizing My Site in Microsoft SharePoint 2010 has shipped to the printer! Customize your implementation of My Site in Microsoft SharePoint 2010—and capture the enthusiasm for social networking in your organization. With this concise, practical guide, SharePoint expert Michael Doyle shows you how to modify key My Site features to meet specific business needs. You’ll learn how to apply best practices, tackle hard-to-solve problems—and create a valuable sense of community for your employees. It’s the ideal quick reference for IT and business professionals alike. Learn to set up My Site user profiles with Active Directory data; help users share ideas, documents, and personal information; create several...
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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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    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...
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    Quick news: Windows Azure Toolkits for devices

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    Microsoft has released updates to the Windows Azure toolkits for Windows Phone and iOS (i.e., iPhone & iPad) this week, as well as offered a new toolkit: the Windows Azure Toolkit for Android . You can find much more information in the following posts: The Official Microsoft Blog: Microsoft Releases the Windows Azure Toolkit for Android Windows Phone Developer Blog: Building Windows Phone Applications Using Windows Azure Windows Azure Team Blog: NOW AVAILABLE - Windows Azure Toolkit for Android Wade Wegner’s Blog: Windows Azure Toolkits for Devices: Now With Android!
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    RTM’d today: Microsoft OneNote 2010 Plain & Simple

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    We’re very pleased to announce that Peter Weverka’s book, Microsoft OneNote 2010 Plain & Simple has shipped to the printer! This full-color, no-nonsense book shows you the quickest ways to take, organize, and share great notes—with easy-to-follow steps, screenshots, and concise, straightforward language. Peter shows you how to take notes and organize them with ease; arrange notes in pages, sections, and notebooks; add pictures, drawings, and audio and video clips; apply readymade and custom tags to your notes; link notes to web pages and Microsoft Office files; and share your notes and collaborate with others. The concise, language, easy-to-follow steps, and screenshots show you exactly what to do. Handy tips teach you new techniques and shortcuts. Quick “Try...
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