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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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    Honor your geeky mom on Mother's Day & save

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    Just a quick post to let you know that you can get 40% off Microsoft Press books & 50% off Microsoft Press ebooks by using code MUMMS in our O’Reilly store. Here’s the complete list of our titles: http://oreilly.com/store/publisher/microsoftcomplete.html Luv ya, Mom!
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    William Stanek: Going past go with Group Policy Preferences

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    "Last time I talked about what Group Policy Preferences are and aren’t. So now let’s start looking at how you can use them to make your life easier. Unlike GP settings which apply to both local computer policy and Active Directory policy, GP preferences only apply to Active Directory policy."...
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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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    Internet Explorer 9 Beta released today

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    Just a very quick post to say that you can watch the live webcast of the launch event to get news about Internet Explorer 9 Beta at 10:30 am PDT today here .  To check out all of the great sites and experiences built by partners, go to http://www.beautyoftheweb.com after 10:30 or so. ‘Nuff said.
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    Quick news: Apply for the Kinect Accelerator program

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    Check this out: If you are a developer or existing team/startup focused on building a business that takes advantage of the Kinect and Natural User Interface technologies, then the Kinect Accelerator is where you need to be. Through this program, Microsoft is supporting entrepreneurs, engineers and innovators like you to bring to life a wide range of business ideas that leverage the limitless possibilities Kinect enables. Following a competitive screening process, ten finalists will be chosen for this unique three month incubation program running from March to May, 2012 in Seattle, WA. The Kinect Accelerator is “powered by TechStars” using the same mentor-driven methodology pioneered and proven in New York, Boulder, Seattle and Boston. Mentors for the Kinect Accelerator include a broad base...
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    Microsoft Press books ready for prime time

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    Microsoft Press books are found nestled into the set of The Big Bang Theory....
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    Introductions: Kim Spilker

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    I'm Kim Spilker, the marketing manager for Microsoft Press....
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    Ed Wilson: Well … the week is nearly done

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    Today is Thursday! Yep, the week is nearly finished. It has been an exciting week, highlighted by conducting a week's worth of Live Meetings that have been attended by a couple thousand people . If history is any indication, the series of five live meetings will be downloaded many many more times than the actual number of attendees. The topic? Well Windows PowerShell of course. When doing Live Meetings, the thing that is great is the diversity of the audience. Actually, though, this seems to be the case wherever I go. Several years ago when I was teaching VBScript classes, I would always have a wide variety of people in the class – some who were clearly advanced scripters, and others who were just beginning to see the advantages of automating repetitive processes on their servers....
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    Sample chapter: Keeping Windows 8.1 Safe and Secure

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    In this chapter from Windows 8.1 Step by Step , you’ll learn how the UAC works, how to tweak it, and why you should never turn it off. In addition, you’ll learn the basics of working with Windows Firewall to secure your network and Internet traffic and about the new and improved Windows Defender and how to use it to keep your system safe from viruses and spyware. Finally, you’ll learn how to improve your passwords to make it more difficult for unwanted people to use the Internet to access your Microsoft account, your email, and other important accounts. Click here to read this chapter: https://www.microsoftpressstore.com/articles/article.aspx?p=2222442 . Interested in more free sample chapters? Check out our growing collection here: https://www.microsoftpressstore.com...
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    Author news: Tony Northrup’s book on digital photography

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    Greetings. Tony Northrup, who has authored or co-authored at least a dozen Microsoft Press books for IT professionals, including MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-515): Web Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4 , has just published a new book: Tony Northrup's DSLR Book: How to Create Stunning Digital Photography . Here’s a quick description of the book from Tony: “I've been working on this book -- Tony Northrup's DSLR Book: How to Create Stunning Digital Photography -- in-between my Microsoft Press books for about two years now. It's a general, but very in-depth, photography book for everyone from beginners to advanced amateurs. It's a great gift for anyone interested in photography: 222 pages with 350+ pictures. The Kindle eBook is just $5.” You can visit Tony’s Amazon...
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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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    Our new anonymous survey is live!

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    Friends, tell us what you like, dislike, want, don’t want, are grateful for, abhor. We’ve done away with the old clunky survey some of you might remember. Our crisper, cleaner, and shorter survey is here: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/booksurvey....
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    Quick news: Congratulations to the new and renewed MVPs!

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    Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) are recognized each quarter for this annual award. As described on the Microsoft MVP Award Program Blog , “Today, 906 exemplary community leaders around the world were notified that they have received the MVP Award! These individuals were chosen because they have demonstrated their deep commitment to helping others make the most of their technology, voluntarily sharing their passion and real-world knowledge of Microsoft products with the community.” Congrats, everyone!
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    Author news: Vittorio Bertocci in the media

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    Check out the October 1st Network World article “ Book, white paper tackle IdM issues ,” featuring the Microsoft Press book Programming Windows Identity Foundation , by Vittorio Bertocci. You can also learn more about Vittorio's book here and here .
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    Missing FrontPage? New to Expression Web?

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    FrontPage MVP (and author of "Microsoft Expression Web Step by Step" and, most recently, "Microsoft Expression Web 2 Step by Step") Chris Leeds maintains an active blog to help former FrontPage users find their way through Expression Web and, for some uses, Office Live.

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    New book: Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Developer Reference

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    Purchase at The Microsoft Press Store Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Developer Reference by Paolo Pialorsi is available for purchase. Design and develop great solutions using SharePoint 2013 Develop your business collaboration solutions quickly and effectively with the rich set of tools, classes, libraries, and controls available in Microsoft SharePoint 2013. With this practical reference, enterprise-development expert Paolo Pialorsi shows you how to extend and customize the SharePoint environment—and helps you sharpen your development skills. Ideal for ASP.NET developers with Microsoft .NET and C# knowledge. Discover how to: Create custom SharePoint apps and publish them in the Office Store Orchestrate your workflows with the new Workflow Manager 1.0...
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