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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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    Subscribe to the MIX Newsletter

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    Be among the first to hear about the next MIX event, including location, dates and introductory pricing. Sign Up Here
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    New book: Microsoft Outlook 2013 Inside Out

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    Purchase at The Microsoft Press Store Dive into Outlook 2013—and really take control of your communications and workday! This supremely organized reference packs hundreds of timesaving solutions, troubleshooting tips, and workarounds. It’s all muscle and no fluff. Discover how the experts tackle Outlook—and challenge yourself to new levels of mastery. - Connect to Microsoft SharePoint and social networks with Outlook - Customize and configure Outlook with advanced setup options - Expertly manage your contacts and other critical data - Optimize team efficiency by sharing your calendar and tasks - Collaborate through SharePoint libraries and files - Encrypt your data, protect against viruses, and filter spam - Use Outlook 2013 as a Microsoft Exchange...
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    For Microsoft employees: Ed Wilson speaking at TechReady15

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    Greetings, fellow employees. This is just a note to say that Ed Wilson will be presenting on Tuesday, July 24, about using Windows PowerShell 3.0 to manage the remote Windows 8 workstation. Here’s the abstract: There are four different ways to manage a remote Windows 8 workstation. The first is to use WMI remoting, the second is to use the computername cmdlets, the third is to use WinRm and Windows PowerShell native remoting, the last way is to use the CIM cmdlets. Each approach has advantages and disadvantages for the network administrator. In this session, I’ll examine each approach and I’ll provide a checklist of criteria to aid the enterprise network administrator in choosing the appropriate technology for a variety of real-world scenarios. This presentation combines...
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    New book: Enterprise Mobility Suite: Managing BYOD and Company-Owned Devices

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    We’re pleased to announce the availability of Enterprise Mobility Suite: Managing BYOD and Company-Owned Devices (ISBN 9780735698406), by Yuri Diogenes and Jeff Gilbert. Purchase from these online retailers: Microsoft Press Store Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Shop local Manage all the mobile devices your workforce relies on Learn how to use Microsoft’s breakthrough Enterprise Mobility Suite to help securely manage all your BYOD and company-owned mobile devices: Windows, iOS, and Android. Two of the leading mobile device management experts at Microsoft show you how to systematically help protect employee privacy and corporate assets without compromising productivity. You’ll find best practices, step-by-step guidance, and real-world scenarios...
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    New book: MOS 2013 Study Guide for Microsoft Access

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    We are happy to announce that MOS 2013 Study Guide for Microsoft Access , by John Pierce, (ISBN 9780735669192) is now orderable! Please read on for ordering information and an excerpt from the book. To read the Contents at a glance and an excerpt from the introduction, check out our earlier blog post . Order from The Microsoft Press Store click here Order from Amazon click here Order from Barnes & Noble click here Order from Ada’s Technical Books and Café click here Excerpt from chapter 3, “Create queries” section 3.2: Modify Queries 3.2 Modify queries After you set up a query, you can modify it by changing or rearranging the fields, showing and hiding query fields, and sorting the query’s results. You can also format the fields in...
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    Request for feedback: Where would you like our app to go?

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    NOTE: The Microsoft Press Guided Tours app has been discontinued and is no longer available in the Windows Store. If you have already installed the app, you can continue to use it for as long as you like. All the tours will remain available for download from within the app. Greetings! This is Devon, one of the editors here at Microsoft Press. We hope that you’ve been using our Microsoft Press Guided Tours app . We just added our eighth guided tour to it and the feedback we’ve received is very positive, but we need your help in determining the app’s future functionality. Let us know in a comment here or by writing us at MSPGT@microsoft.com what you’d like the app to be able to do in the future. Should we take the app to Android and iOS? Should we enable you to read the Microsoft Press ebooks...
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    Sample chapter: Getting to Know the Entity Framework

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    John Paul Mueller explains the Entity Framework elements, describes the files used to store Entity Framework information, and shows you how to create a simple Entity Framework example, in this chapter from Microsoft ADO.NET Entity Framework Step by Step . After completing the chapter, you’ll be able to Define what an entity is and why it’s important. Specify the major elements of the Entity Framework. List and describe the files used to store Entity Framework information. Create a simple Entity Framework example. When an architect wants to design a real-world building by creating a blueprint, one of the tools used to ensure the blueprint is accurate is a model . Often you see a model of the building as part of the presentation for that building. Models are helpful because they help others visualize...
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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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    Webcast: Register Now for Securing Windows 7 and Internet Explorer–Sept 1, 2011

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    Securing Windows 7 and Internet Explorer Presented by Mike Halsey Thursday, September 1, 2011 at 10 PT, San Francisco In this webcast, Mike Halsey MVP, the author of Troubleshooting Windows 7 Inside Out will describe what to look for to keep yourself safe, and how you can configure Windows and Internet Explorer to keep yourself, your family, small business and your personal data safe from prying eyes and online thieves.
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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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    William Stanek: Windows 7: Inside Track, Part 1 “64-bit and more”

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    "Last week, James Gaskin from ITworld called and asked me to give him the inside scoop on Windows 7."...
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    New book: Microsoft Outlook 2013 Plain & Simple

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    We’re happy to announce the availability of Microsoft Outlook 2013 Plain & Simple . Learn the simplest ways to get things done with Microsoft Outlook 2013 Get the full-color, visual guide that makes learning Microsoft Outlook 2013 plain and simple! Follow the book’s easy steps and screenshots and clear, concise language to learn how to stay productive and keep in touch with all of your personal, business, and social media networks. Here’s WHAT you’ll learn: Format and send messages, files, and photos Set up mobile alerts for important messages Manage your inbox and limit junk mail Update and share your calendar Add social media network accounts and collaborate Connect with and meet contacts online using Lync® Purchase at The...
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    RTM’d today: Microsoft Access 2013 Step by Step

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    We are excited to announce that Microsoft Access 2013 Step by Step (ISBN 9780735669086) by Joan Lambert and Joyce Cox has shipped to the printer! Preorder From Amazon.com click here From The Microsoft Press Store click here From an independent bookseller click here Download Free Sample Chapters From the Microsoft.com Download Center click here The smart way to learn Microsoft Access 2013 —one step at a time! Experience learning made easy—and quickly teach yourself how to create your own database with Microsoft Access 2013. With Step by Step, you set the pace—building and practicing the skills you need, just when you need them! • Build a custom database from scratch or templates...
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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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    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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    Ed Wilson: Developing a script taxonomy

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    "As we have been busy at the TechNet Script Center with our migration to a blog, and bringing the TechNet Script Center Gallery on line, I have been giving a lot of thought to organizing the keywords/tags that are used to provide quick links to groups of topics."...
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