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    Please bear with us as we get used to the new platform

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    The new blogging platform for MSDN & TechNet went live today, and we're still getting a handle on it. Back to our normal rhythm of daily posting soon!
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    RTM’d today: Software Requirements, Third Edition

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    We’re thrilled to announce that Software Requirements, Third Edition (ISBN 9780735679665), by Karl Wiegers and Joy Beatty, has shipped to the printer! Now in its third edition, this classic guide to software requirements engineering has been fully updated with new topics, examples, and guidance. Two leaders in the requirements community have teamed up to deliver a contemporary set of practices covering the full range of requirements development and management activities on software projects. New chapters are included on specifying data requirements, writing high-quality functional requirements, and requirements reuse. Considerable depth has been added on business requirements, elicitation techniques, and nonfunctional requirements. In addition, new chapters recommend effective requirements...
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    Jump Start class: Not too late to register for class on December 1, 2011

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    Still time to register! Course: Exam 70-659: Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization Jump Start Target Audience: IT Pros with some Microsoft Virtualization experience who want to be sure they're ready to pass exam 70-659 Instructors: Microsoft Technical Evangelist, Symon Perriman & Microsoft Technical Instructor, Philip Helsel Cost: $99 (includes an exam voucher valued at $150 and valid at any Prometric testing center worldwide) Date: Thursday, December 1, 2011 Time: Starts at 22:00 PST (10:00 PM - 06:00 AM PST). Targeting APAC and EMEA time zones . Register Now Why get certified in Microsoft Virtualization? In just three short years, Hyper-V marketshare has grown over 16% (IDC WW Quarterly Server Virtualization Tracker, March 2011). This shift to Microsoft...
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    Author news: Vittorio Bertocci on MSDN Channel 9

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    Check out MSDN Channel 9 for a 40-minute video of Programming Windows Identity Foundation author Vittorio Bertocci talking about his book. From MSDN Channel 9: In this episode: In this episode of The Knowledge Chamber, I meet with Vittorio Bertocci (who just finished a new book, Programming Windows Identity Foundation ) to learn more about the basic features and capabilities of Windows Identity Foundation and see how easy it is for websites and applications to get out of the credential management game and “outsource” their authentication to another provider.
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    Carl Chatfield: Quality, the Project Triangle and "Fit for purpose"

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    Carl here. Recently I had the opportunity to share a model called the "triangle of triple-constraints" or more simply the "project triangle" with some bright people I know. This is a model familiar to many project managers, and I have found it's a useful framing tool when discussing that elusive notion of "quality." Triangulating on an idea I wrote an appendix called "A Short Course in Project Management" for the 2000 edition of the Project Step by Step, and we've kept it in the subsequent editions with minor changes. You can find the excerpted appendix here on Office Online . You can also read the "Project Management Triangle" section of this Wikipedia entry . Very briefly, the project triangle model as a way of visualizing the three critical ingredients of a given project: time, cost and...
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    Author news: Interview with the author of Windows 7 Step by Step

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    Here’s a quick post pointing you to an interview with Joan Lambert (formerly Preppernau), one of the authors of Windows 7 Step by Step . The interview is here . It starts like this: When did you first decide you would make a career of writing and helping others with software? I’ve been contracting for Microsoft on and off since I was 17, and have always had a passion for technology. When I returned to the United States in 1997 after living for six years in New Zealand and working in non-technical fields, I joined my father’s company, which eventually became OTSI. I participated in the development of training materials for the original Microsoft Mastering Series, and was assigned to a product support position in which I ended up writing Help files, frequently teaching myself new technologies...
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    Quick news: Last day to save 40% on TechEd 2014 top sellers

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    Ends tomorrow, July 12. Save 40% on recommended books and eBooks when you apply discount code TECHED during checkout at MicrosoftPressStore.com. The Microsoft Press Store offers free U.S. shipping every day.
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    New book: Microsoft Visio 2013 Step By Step

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    Purchase at The Microsoft Press Store Microsoft Visio 2013 Step By Step is available for purchase. The smart way to learn Microsoft Visio 2013—one step at a time! Experience learning made easy—and quickly teach yourself how to create professional-looking business and technical diagrams with Visio 2013. With Step by Step, you set the pace—building and practicing the skills you need, just when you need them! Create dynamic organization charts with Visio Make charts with wizards or build them by hand Build drawings using Visio themes and effects Use data-driven drawings in Microsoft SharePoint Import, manipulate, and visualize business data Draw and then execute SharePoint 2013 workflows
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    William Stanek: Getting the green light on Group Policy Preferences

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    "When a technology works I’m not afraid to say it (and I’m not afraid to proclaim it from the rooftops either), so here I go with a bold statement: I just don’t understand why Group Policy Preferences (GPP) aren’t being used everywhere."...
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    Even more on Microsoft’s SDL

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    "The Security Development Lifecycle," by Michael Howard and Steve Lipner, helps prompt a new series of articles on Microsoft's SDL....
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    Author news: Charles Petzold speaking at VNext Orange County

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    Greetings! A quick note to share that Charles Petzold, author of the recently published Programming Windows, Sixth Edition , is speaking next week (February 12) in California. The title of his talk is “Analog vs. Digital: Rhythms of the Natural World, Our Struggle to Compute Them, and Windows 8.” You can learn more at Charles’s blog .
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    Sample chapter: Advanced Active Directory Infrastructure

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    Discover how and why you would configure forests with multiple domain trees and the benefits of each functional level, as well as how to configure and manage different types of trust relationships to ensure users in one forest or domain are granted appropriate access to resources in another forest, domain, or Kerberos realm, in this chapter from Training Guide: Configuring Windows Server® 2012 Advanced Services . Lessons in this chapter: Lesson 1: Configure domains and forests Lesson 2: Configure trusts
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    A little bit of celebration today for our 30th!

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          Here’s what we’re celebrating.
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    Author news: Free webcast on debugging with Tarik Soulami

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    Join Tarik Soulami this Thursday, August 2, at 10:00am PT: Heap corruptions are one of the most common causes of program crashes. They are also often hard to reproduce, which makes them even more challenging to track down. In this interactive webcast Tarik Soulami, author of Inside Windows Debugging: A Practical Guide to Debugging and Tracing Strategies in Windows , will present numerous tips and ideas for how to investigate these conditions, both in the native as well as the managed Windows programming models. There will also be demos to illustrate these techniques.
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    What’s the difference between Somewhat satisfying books and Very satisfying ones?

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    Hi everyone, Kimberly Kim here. I am emerging from yet another wallow in the data from our customer survey. One data point that stood out for me this time is that more of you are “Somewhat Satisfied” with your Microsoft Press titles than are “Somewhat Dissatisfied” and “Very Dissatisfied” combined. This has me wondering about you Somewhat Satisfied folks—what would have made you Very Satisfied instead? In Redmond, this is the time of year when the tulips bloom and managers like me start thinking about goals for the next fiscal year. (Honestly, between my kids’ school year, Microsoft’s fiscal year, and the calendar year, I usually have no idea what day it actually is.) Looking at these survey results, I am tempted to set a goal for the Press team to convert a percentage of you Somewhats into...
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    Available: Windows 7 Training Kit for Developers

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    Yochay Kiriaty, coauthor of Microsoft Press’s upcoming Introducing Windows 7 for Developers, points to various resources related to Windows 7, including an updated Windows 7 Training Kit for Developers. ...
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