New book: Managing and Implementing Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Projects

  We’re excited to announce that Geoff Evelyn’s Managing and Implementing Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Projects (ISBN 9780735648708, 288 pages) is now available for purchase!   In today’s post, please enjoy an excerpt from Chapter 9, “SharePoint Governance.” SharePoint Governance What Is SharePoint Governance? Sharepoint governance is not a hardware, software, or people resource solution. It is…

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Free ebook: Programming Windows Phone 7, by Charles Petzold

Gang, we’re done! 24 chapters, about 1,000 pages. Congratulations to Charles, who has outdone himself! Speaking for Charles and for the Windows Phone 7 team, we hope that you will enjoy Programming Windows Phone 7: You can download a PDF here (38.6 MB). [NEWER NOTE: the presentation issues have been fixed.] [OLDER NOTE: we see…


Ebook deal of the day: Code Complete, Second Edition

As the Project Editor for the second edition of Steve McConnell’s classic book, Code Complete, you wouldn’t believe how many hours I spent, with Principal Desktop Publisher (layout whiz) Carl Diltz, making sure everything was right, especially the thousands of margin elements in the book. As Steve revised code, getting his marginal comments on the…

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Microsoft Press Authors Speak at PDC Tomorrow and Friday

Don’t worry if you didn’t make it in person to PDC this year. You can check out all of the great sessions online. You won’t want to miss presentations from Mark Russinovich, author of Windows Internals, 5th Ed, and Vittorio Bertocci, author of Programming Windows Identity Foundation. We also want to give a special shout…

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New book: MCITP Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-686): Windows 7 Enterprise Desktop Administrator

We’re excited to announce that Craig Zacker and Orin Thomas’s MCITP Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-686): Windows 7 Enterprise Desktop Administrator (ISBN 9780735627178; 592 pages) is now available for purchase!   You can find the book’s Contents at a Glance and as excerpt form the introduction in this previous post. In today’s post, please enjoy an…


New book: Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel 2010: Give Your Data Meaning

We’re excited to announce that Marco Russo and Alberto Ferrari’s Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel® 2010: Give Your Data Meaning (ISBN 9780735640580; 416 pages) is now available for purchase!   You can find the book’s Contents at a Glance and an excerpt from the Introduction this previous post. In today’s post, please take a look at Chapter…


New book: Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Plain & Simple

We’re excited to announce that Johnathan Lightfoot and Chris Beckett’s Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Plain & Simple (ISBN 9780735642287; 256 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 SharePoint in this previous post. In today’s post, please enjoy…

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New book: Troubleshooting Windows 7 Inside Out

We’re excited to announce that Mike Halsey’s Troubleshooting Windows 7 Inside Out (ISBN 9780735645202; 500 pages) is now available for purchase!   In today’s post, please enjoy an excerpt from Chapter 13, “Identifying the Source of a Problem.” Why Problems Occur with Windows So many things can go wrong with Windows because every single PC is…

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New book: Microsoft Word 2010 Inside Out

We’re excited to announce that Katherine Murray’s Microsoft Word 2010 Inside Out (ISBN 9780735627291; 912 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 an excerpt from…


Even more updated summary of our ebook giveaways

After the release of Moving to Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 in September, here’s an updated list of some of our free ebooks: Free ebook: Moving to Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 (10 chapters by by Patrice Pelland, Pascal Paré, and Ken Haines) Free ebook: Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 (10 chapters by Ross Mistry and…

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