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    Webcast: Office 365 Small Business Revolution

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    The Office 365 Small Business Revolution! Presented by Jaime Velez Thursday, Aug 18, 2011 at 1:00PM PT In this presentation Jaime Velez will introduce Small and Midsize Businesses to Office 365, its main capabilities, and will discuss the real business value behind this revolutionary service provided by Microsoft.
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    New book: Windows 7 Inside Out, Deluxe Edition

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    The book you’ve all been waiting for, Windows 7 Inside Out, Deluxe Edition (ISBN 9780735656925; Page count 1360), by Ed Bott, Carl Siechert, and Craig Stinson is now available for purchase. The Deluxe Edition of the ultimate, in-depth reference to Windows 7 has been fully updated for SP1 and Internet Explorer 9, and features 300+ pages of additional coverage and advanced topics. It’s now packed with even more timesaving solutions, troubleshooting tips, and workarounds from the experts—and includes a fully searchable eBook and other online resources. Topics include installation, configuration, and setup; network connections and troubleshooting; remote access; managing programs; controlling user access and accounts; advanced file management; working with Internet Explorer...
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    Webcasts: Microsoft Press Author Presents Windows 7 Troubleshooting Series

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    Join Mike Halsey, author of Troubleshooting Windows 7 Inside Out , in this four-part webcast series on Troubleshooting Windows 7. On the first Thursday of each month, Mike will guide us through a new aspect of Windows troubleshooting. You'll learn how to take control of essential Windows 7 maintenance and security features and master quick fixes to the most common Windows problems. Bring your questions, too. Mike will allow plenty of time for Q&A. Securing Your Files and Data in Windows Thursday, Aug 4, 2011 at 10:00AM PT The most important part of your PC is your files and data, but how can you safeguard them against sudden disaster, and how can you recover them should things go wrong? In this webcast, Mike will talk you though how to keep your files and data safe from even the worst disaster...
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    Author news: Mark & Aaron discuss their just-published Sysinternals book

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    Just a quick note to point you to a fun video interview with Mark Russinovich and Aaron Margosis about the newly published Windows Sysinternals Administrator’s Reference (Microsoft Press, 2011). “Many of you use Sysinternals tools to help you manage computing responsibilities ranging from monitoring/understanding process activity with Process Explorer to debugging Win32 code with DebugView. With over 70 utilities to choose from, Sysinternals tools cover a wide swath of computing, from the lowest levels to the highest. For the first time, we now have a definitive guide to all of these tools: Windows Sysinternals Administrator's Reference .” Enjoy!
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    August Webcast Schedule: Microsoft Technologies

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    Hosted by O’Reilly Media, the official distributor of Microsoft Press books. See webcasts on Microsoft technologies, many of which are presented by Microsoft Press authors.                                  Building Access Applications with SQL Server Databases Presented by Andrew Couch Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at 10 PT, San Francisco In this session we will be demonstrating the construction of DSN's, linking tables, views, and using stored procedures and views in pass-through queries. This will include a discussion of the benefits in using SQL Server Schemas and Synonyms. The Office 365 Small Business Revolution! Presented by Jaime Velez...
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    Webcast Today–Author Andrew Couch Speaks on Access Applications

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    Presented by the author of Microsoft Access 2010 VBA Programming Inside Out Building Access Applications with SQL Server Databases Tuesday, August 9, 2011 10AM PT, San Francisco 6pm - London | 1pm - New York | Wed, Aug 10th at 3am - Sydney | Wed, Aug 10th at 2am - Tokyo | Wed, Aug 10th at 1am - Beijing | 10:30pm - Mumbai Presented by: Andrew Couch Duration: Approximately 60 minutes. Cost: Free Once you have connected an Access accdb or mdb application to SQL Server, just how should you tackle the question of developing or adapting your application to be efficient and flexible? This session is sprinkled with VBA, TSQL, Access and the SQL Server Management Studio. The best way to get an overview of how to develop with an Access application linked to SQL Server and use the associated tools is...
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    Webcast: SharePoint 2010 - Let's Automate This Process–by Microsoft Press author Jonathan Lightfoot

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    View the webcast from Jonathan by clicking through to our distributor’s site, O’Reilly.com. http://oreillynet.com/pub/e/1964 NOTE: The webcast has been archived from this morning’s presentation. What’s discussed in the Webcast Long ago when computers were introduced we were promised a world in which most of our most mundane tasks would be taken over by a computer. However, if you go into most organizations you will still see many business processes being done by people. Meanwhile the computer sits idly by on a desk showing weather updates. With SharePoint 2010 you are able to use not only the browser based out of the box Workflows but you can also use SharePoint Designer 2010 in order to edit those out of the box ones along with creating your own custom workflows. And as an added benefit Visio...
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    Now available: Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 6.0

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    You can find the next version of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit—version 6.0—here . And here’s a description of MAP 6.0’s new features and benefits from the Microsoft Solution Accelerators team (on Twitter @MSSolutionAccel ): Analyze your portfolio of applications for a move to the Windows Azure Platform. Are you considering a move to the public cloud for your application portfolios? The application evaluation process for migration to the public cloud is loose and involves many tools and considerations. The MAP 6.0 Windows Azure migration portfolio analysis feature makes the process easier, with the ability to quantify and label applications and services in your organization's IT environment for Windows Azure migration consideration. The...
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    Thank you to Charles Petzold and Ada’s Technical Books

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    Ada’s Technical Books is a great bookstore in Seattle, and it was fun to hear Charles Petzold describe six different books on the history of computing he’d like to write, to join Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software (Microsoft Press, 1999) and The Annotated Turing: A Guided Tour Through Alan Turing's Historic Paper on Computability and the Turing Machine (Wiley, 2008). Thank you, Charles, and thank you, Danielle and everyone at Ada’s!
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    New book: Windows Small Business Server 2011 Administrator’s Pocket Consultant

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    Announcing a new arrival -- the Windows Small Business Server 2011 Administrator's Pocket Consultant (ISBN 9780735651548; 624 pages), authored by Craig Zacker. This pocket-sized guide delivers ready answers for administering Windows® Small Business Server 2011 Standard. With the book’s array of quick-reference tables, instructions, and lists, you'll get the focused information you need to perform support and maintenance tasks, and solve problems -- whether at your desk or in the field. As a preview, here’s Chapter 1 from the book, which provides an overview of the product. It also includes a What’s New section, especially helpful if you’re migrating from Small Business Server 2008. Chapter 1 Introducing Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011...
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    Tap the Cloud for Your ASP.NET Apps

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    Say you need more horsepower today, less tomorrow. Hear how Brian Prince focuses on the app, not the infrastructure. Then try Azure at no cost CODE webcastpass, and deploy your 1st app in as little as 30 mins . MSDN Webcast: Cloud Power Event Series: Adding Scale Easily to ASP.NET Apps Adding Scale Easily to Microsoft ASP.NET Apps. Common scenario: you suddenly need to increase the horsepower behind your application (or some combination of compute, storage and bandwidth). The following week, you want to scale back with minimal changes to your codebase but don't have the manpower to babysit the additional infrastructure for security patches or OS upgrades. Sound familiar? This session walks you through the steps needed to address your server needs (with Windows Communication Foundation - WCF...
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    Create the Next Big App: Webcast Series

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    Start from a scenario relevant to you – mobile and Sharepoint apps, Facebook promos, Access databases, and see how cloud addresses relevant gaps. Learn about the Windows Azure Platform, an Internet-scale cloud computing and services platform hosted in Microsoft data centers. The webcast series will show you how the Windows Azure Platform provides you with a range of functionality to build applications from consumer Web to enterprise scenarios and includes an operating system with a set of developer services. The Windows Azure Platform provides a fully interoperable environment with support of industry standards and Web protocols, including REST, SOAP, and XML. Dive into these resources to learn more about how you can utilize this powerful solution to build new applications or extend existing...
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    RTM’d today: I. M. Wright’s “Hard Code”: A Decade of Hard-Won Lessons from Microsoft, Second Edition

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    We’re thrilled to announce that the second edition of I. M. Wright’s “Hard Code”: A Decade of Hard-Won Lessons from Microsoft , by Eric Brechner, has been sent to the printer and will be available for purchase next month. (Print ISBN 9780735661707; Page Count 448). In this collection of columns, Eric Brechner's alter ego pulls no punches with his candid commentary and best practice solutions to the issues that irk him the most. He dissects the development process, examines tough team issues, and critiques how the software business is run, with the added touch of clever humor and sardonic wit. His ideas aren't always popular (not that he cares), but they do stimulate discussion and imagination needed to drive software excellence. Get the unvarnished truth on how...
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    Author news: Charles Petzold reading in Seattle on Thursday

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    Greetings! Our good friend Charles Petzold, author of many wonderful Microsoft Press titles (and The Annotated Turing for Wiley), is reading at Ada’s Technical Books in Seattle at 7:00 PM and probably signing books. Here is Ada’s description: Among programmers, Charles Petzold is best known as the author of Windows programming tutorials that stretch from the first edition of “Programming Windows” (Microsoft Press, 1988) to the recent “Programming Windows Phone 7″ (Microsoft Press, 2010). But Petzold’s greatest legacy consists of two books that combine history, philosophy, and mathematics with unique explorations into computing technologies: “Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software” (Microsoft Press, 1999) and “The...
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    A good day: “Day of Caring” volunteering

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    Last Friday, Microsoft Press and Microsoft Learning employees had the great pleasure of volunteering at Transitional Resources , a licensed nonprofit mental health center and residential program founded in 1976 and located in West Seattle. Transitional Resources describes its mission like this: Transitional Resources helps adults living with the most serious and persistent forms of mental illness by providing respectful and optimistic recovery-oriented services, affordable housing, and advocacy against discrimination, which works to break the cycle of incarceration, hospitalization, and homelessness. We value the same things that those with mental illness do: to have decent housing; to feel needed and wanted; to be part of a community; to work and engage in meaningful, age-appropriate activities;...
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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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