Author news: Microsoft Press authors to present workshop on PowerPivot December 19-20

Don’t miss the chance to attend this intensive two-day course that will provide you first-hand experience directly from the most authoritative experts on PowerPivot! To learn more and to register, visit http://www.powerpivotworkshop.com/ About the Book Transform your skills, data, and business—with the power user’s guide to PowerPivot for Excel. Led by two business intelligence (BI)…

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Author news: Zain Naboulsi shares Visual Studio tools and tips

Greetings. Zain Naboulsi, coauthor of Coding Faster: Getting More Productive with Microsoft Visual Studio (which covers Visual Studio 2005, 2008, and 2010), is presenting “The Ultimate Guide to Visual Studio 2010 – Coding, Debugging, Modeling, Testing, Building and Deployment” three times in the American Midwest in December. Here’s a description of the class: Visual Studio…

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Quick news: 60% off 60 ebooks for Cyber Monday

In celebration of Cyber Monday, we’re featuring 60 ebooks: 20 new releases, our current 20 top sellers, and 20 of our most popular picks of recent memory. Use discount code CYBERMONDAY. This deal expires 2011-11-29 and may not be combined with other offers. For example, you can get Richard Banks’s The future of looking back…

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Author news: Interview with Microsoft researcher Richard Banks

In the spirit of Cyber Monday, today we’d like to share an interview with Richard Banks, author of the first book in Microsoft Press’s new Microsoft Research series, The future of looking back (ISBN: 978-0-7356-5806-6). The interview, by Anna Farmery, is here. Here’s some of Anna’s description of the interview: The nature and differences of keeping…

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New book: Programming Microsoft ASP.NET MVC, Second Edition

Updated for ASP.NET MVC 3, Dino Esposito’s Programming Microsoft ASP.NET MVC, Second Edition, is now available. You can see the book’s “Contents at a Glance” and read its Introduction in this earlier post. In this post we share an excerpt from one of the book’s chapters, Chapter 7, “Design Considerations for ASP.NET MVC Controllers.” Here’s…

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Jump Start class: Not too late to register for class on December 1, 2011

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…

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Quick news: Microsoft Partner Info V 2.3 app includes Microsoft Press

Greetings. Since May 2011, Eric Ligman (the Microsoft Director of Partner Experience in the Worldwide Partner Group) has been fine-tuning his “Microsoft Partner Info” Windows Phone app. Here’s a description of it: Microsoft Partner Information, right on your phone. A new social app. Recently, during the Interactive Leadership Forum session we held, we were sharing…

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Quick news: Apply for the Kinect Accelerator program

Check this out: If you are a developer or existing team/startup focused on building a business that takes advantage of the Kinect and Natural User Interface technologies, then the Kinect Accelerator is where you need to be. Through this program, Microsoft is supporting entrepreneurs, engineers and innovators like you to bring to life a wide…

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Quick news: New Microsoft Surface ready for pre-order

Here’s the announcement (from November 17): A second, more retail-friendly version of Microsoft Surface is now available for pre-order in 23 countries. Earlier this week, Popular Science named the Samsung SUR40 a 2011 “Best of What’s New” award recipient. Retail outlets looking for new, innovative ways to get hands-on with their customers will soon have…

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Quick news: New survey on certification released

Some of you might find a recent article in Network World interesting: “Will IT certs get you jobs and raises? Survey says yes” The lead: “In this survey of 700 IT professionals, most say certifications have led to raises and better jobs, busting the myth that certs are nothing but a scam.” Key stats: “Some…

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