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  • Hi, my name is Andrew Richards. I’m an Exchange Escalation Engineer in Microsoft Support. In this new Microsoft Press blog series, I’m going to give you a behind-the-scenes look at what books can be found on the bookshelves of engineers in and around the Microsoft Campus in Redmond. As we wander the hallways (and bookshelves) over the next few months, I expect we’ll find some obvious books, such as the “Self-Paced Training Kit,” “Administrator Companion,” ...read more
  • Russell Jones, editor of this title, here. Laurence Moroney’s Microsoft Silverlight 4 Step by Step , now available, walks you through the basic procedures you need to know to program in the latest Silverlight release—and you’ll need that Silverlight knowledge to program Microsoft’s new Windows Phone 7. Chapter 11, “Windows Phone Development” shows you how to get the tools you’ll need and how to get started building phone applications. Read an excerpt now!   Chapter 11 Windows Phone Development ...read more
  • We’re pleased to announce that Microsoft Office Professional 2010 Step by Step has shipped to the printer and will be available for purchase later this month. Until then, let us share with you the table of contents as well as an excerpt from the book’s Introduction. Contents Part 1 Microsoft Office Professional 2010 1 Explore Office 2010 2 Work with Files Part 2 Microsoft Word 2010 3 Edit and Proofread Text 4 Change the Look of Text 5 Organize Information in Columns and Tables ...read more
  • Kenyon here. We’re very pleased to announce that Katherine Murray’s latest book, Microsoft Word 2010 Plain & Simple , has shipped to the printer! This colorful guide helps you learn the simplest ways to get things done with Word 2010! Kathy shows you how to create professional-looking documents with ease; organize, edit, and format text; apply themes, styles, and other design elements; work with graphics, tables, and charts; take advantage of pre-built templates, or make your own; and e dit a ...read more
  • We’re happy to announce that Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administrator’s Companion has shipped to the printer! Until it’s ready for purchase later this month, please take a look at this book’s Contents at a Glance and an excerpt from the Introduction: Contents at a Glance PART I The Basics Chapter 1 Understanding the Basics of Collaboration in SharePoint 2010 Chapter 2 Understanding the Architecture of SharePoint 2010 PART II Installation and Implementation Chapter ...read more
  • We’re pleased to announce the release of Microsoft Excel 2010 Inside Out to the printer. This book will be available for purchase soon, but for now you can take a look at the contents and an excerpt from Chapter 1. Contents Part 1: Examining the Excel Environment Chapter 1 What’s New in Microsoft Excel 2010 Chapter 2 Exploring Excel Fundamentals Chapter 3 Custom-Tailoring the Excel Workspace Part 2: Building Worksheets Chapter 5 Planning Your Worksheet Design Chapter 6 How to ...read more
  • Friends, remember last week we described how we review Amazon reviews every week as a team to hear from you? This week we’ve discovered, thanks to your feedback, that the URLs listed in our recent books can be confusing. This post explains what’s going on. Let’s look at an example from a recent title, Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Step by Step . In the “Using the Practice Files” section at the front of the book, we say that the book’s practice files can be downloaded via the following URL: go.microsoft ...read more
  • Kenyon here. We’re very pleased to announce that Jeff Conrad and John Viescas’s latest book, Microsoft Access 2010 Inside Out , has shipped to the printer! Covering Access 2010, Jeff and John’s book offers hundreds of timesaving solutions, troubleshooting tips, and workarounds. You’ll discover how the experts manage Access 2010—to create a client or web database by designing tables and defining fields; design data macros to add business logic to tables; import and link to data from spreadsheets, ...read more
  •     Check out The Microsoft Office Blog for a link to two free chapters on Office.com from Microsoft Office 2010 Plain & Simple , by Katherine Murray. A top-selling technology book on amazon.com, this colorful, no-nonsense book uses easy-to-follow steps and screenshots, and clear, concise language to show the simplest ways to get things done with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher, and OneNote. It’s packed with tips to show you new techniques and shortcuts ...read more
  • We are pleased to announce that Programming Windows Identity Foundation has shipped to the printer! This title will be available for purchase in bookstores and online in mid-September. Until then, here is the Contents at a Glance and an excerpt from the Introduction: Contents at a Glance Part I Windows Identity Foundation for Everybody 1 Claims-Based Identity 2 Core ASP.NET Programming Part II Windows Identity Foundation for Identity Developers 3 WIF Processing Pipeline in ASP.NET 4 Advanced ASP ...read more
  • Check out MSDN Channel 9 for a 40-minute video of Programming Windows Identity Foundation author VIttorio Bertocci talking about Identity on Windows Azure. Cloud Cover Episode 22 – Identity in Windows Azure In this episode: Vittorio Bertocci (@ vibronet ), author of Programming Windows Identity Foundation , joins us to talk about Identity and how it relates to Windows Azure and AppFabric ACS. Learn a tip on how to figure out if you are running low on space in SQL Azure. ...read more
  • Here’s an updated list of some of our recent giveaways: Free ebook: Moving to Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 (DRAFT Preview) (3 chapters) Free ebook: Moving to Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 (DRAFT Preview II) (a different 3 chapters) Code for “Moving to Microsoft Visual Studio 2010” DRAFT ebooks Free ebook: Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 (10 chapters by Ross Mistry and Stacia Misner) Free ebook: Programming Windows Phone 7 Series (DRAFT Preview) (6 chapters ...read more
  • Check out Safari Rough Cuts for the first installment ( the first four chapters!) of Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel 2010: Give Your Data Meaning . The authors, Marco Russo and Alberto Ferrari, want your feedback. Check back often as content is added as it is written. Stay tuned for more MS Press titles available on Rough Cuts. ...read more
  • Check out Safari Rough Cuts for the second installment ( chapters 5-8) of Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel 2010: Give Your Data Meaning . The authors, Marco Russo and Alberto Ferrari, want your feedback. Check back often as content is added as it is written. Stay tuned for more MS Press titles available on Rough Cuts. ...read more
  • Microsoft Press would like to congratulate our good friend Karl Wiegers for reaching a wonderful milestone in technical publishing: his Software Requirements has sold over 100,000 copies! The reviews at Amazon help to explain why Karl’s book is so successful. 48 of 51 reviews are 4- or 5-starrers. Not only does Karl describe nearly 50 requirements engineering best practices, categorizing them by both impact (high, medium, low) and difficulty (high, medium, low), he also tells numerous stories—all ...read more
  • Kimberly here. In July, one reader included the following comment in a book survey: “I'm not convinced these surveys are always looked at, but I always live in hope!” Well, dear reader, I am here to assure you that your hopes are fulfilled on a regular basis! Back in January, when we launched our new book survey, we also launched a formal program to review the results. Each quarter, we look at the results for the books that sold during that quarter in two ways. First, we derive a numerical customer ...read more
  • Kenyon Brown here. We’re excited to announce that Jim Boyce’s Microsoft Outlook 2010 Inside Out (ISBN: 99780735626867; 1120 pages) is now available for purchase! You can find the book’s chapter-level table of contents and an introduction to this in-depth guide to Microsoft Outlook in this previous post . In today’s post, please enjoy a deeper look at Chapter 19, “Scheduling Appointments .” Chapter 19 Scheduling Appointments For most of us, a calendar ...read more
  • We’re pleased to announce the release of Microsoft Office 2010 Inside Out to the printer. This book will be available for purchase soon, but for now here are the Contents at a Glance and an excerpt from Chapter 1. Contents Part 1: Office Fundamentals Chapter 1 Inside Office 2010 Chapter 2 Installing and Updating Microsoft Office 2010 Chapter 3 Using and Customizing the Office Interface Chapter 4 Managing Office Files Chapter 5 Entering, Editing, and Formatting Text Chapter 6 Working ...read more
  • Kenyon here again. We’re excited to announce that Katherine Murray’s Microsoft Word 2010 Plain & Simple (ISBN 9780735627314; 272 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 Word in this previous post . In today’s post, please enjoy a deeper look at section 9, “Sharing, Co-Authoring, and Finalizing Your Document.” ...read more
  • In February it was 200ish, in April it was 325ish, and now it’s around 370 Microsoft Press ebook bundles available. Take a look. When you see an e icon in the Ebook column, the title is available is four different electronic formats. Here are more details: iPhone – Grab the EPUB and read it in the Stanza App or the mobile version of Bookworm. Android – Read the .apk or .EPUB on your favorite reader. Kindle – Get the Mobipocket file and load it onto your Kindle ...read more
  • 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 ...read more
  • Hello. This is Kenyon again. We’re excited to announce that Jeff Conrad and John Viescas’s Microsoft Access 2010 Inside Out (ISBN: 9780735626850; 1488 pages) is now available for purchase!   You can find the book’s chapter-level table of contents and an introduction to this in-depth guide to Microsoft Access in this previous post . The book includes a companion disc that includes sample database applications, bonus chapters and technical articles, and a compete ebook. In today’s post, please ...read more
  • Mike here. We recently released a very cool two-way integration between Microsoft Word and Microsoft Dynamics CRM, and I thought you might be interested to check it out! In summary, our proprietary Word-to-CRM integration allows users to: Build Word document templates that can load data from Microsoft Dynamics CRM Once the data is loaded, users can edit their data in Microsoft Word and then save their changes back to Microsoft Dynamics CRM This Word-to-CRM integration allows users to take advantage ...read more
  • On July 7, 2010 at the Education Leaders Forum Microsoft announced a new certification program for fundamental Information Technology and development skills called the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA). Unlike more advanced Microsoft certifications, the MTA targets students with no prior IT or development experience or employment. It is available exclusively in educational settings and is designed to easily integrate into the curricula of existing computer classes. The MTA will eventually be available ...read more
  • Greetings. Charles Petzold, whose upcoming Programming Windows Phone 7 will be available as a free download at the end of October, will be presenting in New York in October. The presentation’s title is “Multitasking on Windows Phone 7.” You must register at https://www.clicktoattend.com/invitation.aspx?code=150256 to be admitted to the building and attend. Subject:  “Multitasking on Windows Phone 7” They say that Windows Phone 7 can't multitask. They're wrong. Join Charles Petzold for ...read more