Microsoft Press Round-Up for January 2018


It’s time for the Microsoft Press round-up! Now through February 28, save up to 60% when you buy SQL Server 2017 resources at the Microsoft Press Store! We also have three new books to share about Windows 10, Python, and SQL Server. Additionally, discover the most commonly used month-day-year formats in Microsoft Excel 2016 with a sample chapter.


Special offer

Save 50% on SQL Server 2017 Administration Inside Out (ebook) or SQL Server 2017 Administration Inside Out (video) purchase OR save 60% when you buy both. Use discount code SQL2017 in the cart to save. Offer ends February 28, 2018. Learn more.


New books

Exam Ref 70-765 Provisioning SQL Databases

Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-765—and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of provisioning SQL Server databases both on premise and in SQL Azure. Designed for experienced IT professionals ready to advance their status, Exam Ref focuses on the critical thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the MCSA level.


Begin to Code with Python

Become a Python programmer–and have fun doing it!

Start writing software that solves real problems, even if you have absolutely no programming experience! This friendly, easy, full-color book puts you in total control of your own learning, empowering you to build unique and useful programs. Microsoft has completely reinvented the beginning programmer’s tutorial, reflecting deep research into how today’s beginners learn, and why other books fall short.


Windows 10 Step by Step, 2nd Edition

This is learning made easy. Get more done quickly with the newest version of Windows 10. Jump in wherever you need answers—brisk lessons and colorful screenshots show you exactly what to do, step by step.


Free sample content

Dates and date functions

In this chapter from Microsoft Excel Data Analysis and Business Modeling, 5th Edition, author Wayne Winston explores the most commonly used month-day-year formats in Microsoft Excel 2016.


Books coming soon

Be sure to check out the list of "Coming Soon" books. You can pre-order any of these titles to ensure you get your copy hot off the press!

  • Ricardo Cabral
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    Is it possible to buy books through Microsoft Press from Europe? The amount I pay from customs fees + postage is higher than the value of the book.

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    35$ for the shipping is too much.

  • Eugen Niedaszkowski
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    The same thoughts. Every time I buy a book from Microsoft I pay double to ship it to Ukraine. We need a warehouse in Europe.