New book: Windows 8.1 Plain & Simple

We’re happy to announce that Windows 8.1 Plain & Simple is available for purchase. Purchase from these online retailers: Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Shop local Pearson – Official distributor of Microsoft Press books Description Learn the simplest ways to get things done with Windows 8.1 Get the full-color, visual guide that makes…

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Free ebook: Microsoft System Center: Cloud Management with App Controller

Download all formats (PDF, Mobi and ePub) hosted by the Microsoft Virtual Academy We’re very excited to announce another free ebook offering in our System Center series from Microsoft Press. These unique (and free) ebooks bring System Center experts together to discuss designing, deploying, and  troubleshooting some of the most complex and mission critical aspects…

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30th anniversary videos: Father-daughter authors Steve Lambert and Joan Lambert, part 1

Since last summer we’ve been filming some of our authors as part of Microsoft Press’s 30th anniversary celebration. In a video series we’re unveiling today called Behind the Books, these authors share stories about writing for Microsoft Press and let us in on what they like to do when they’re not churning out manuscript. This…

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Quick news: Join the book release celebration for author William Stanek

William Stanek is celebrating multiple current and upcoming book releases and is inviting readers to join the fun with a book release celebration. The celebration runs from now until November 30 and can be found on FaceBook at Book Release Celebration for author William Stanek. At the special event on Facebook, you’ll learn about William…

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Special offer for content from Jeffrey Richter and WintellectNOW

To celebrate the release of Jeffrey Richter and Maarten van de Bospoort’s new book Windows Runtime via C#, Microsoft Press and Wintellect have teamed up to offer a complimentary chapter and free access to one of Jeffrey Richter’s WintellectNOW on-demand training sessions. You will enjoy free access to chapter three, which covers Process Model. This…

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Free ebook: .NET Technology Guide for Business Applications

To help celebrate the Visual Studio 2013 Virtual Launch, we’re happy to share another free ebook: .NET Technology Guide for Business Applications, by Cesar de la Torre and David Carmona! Download the ebook at the Microsoft Virtual Academy. Here’s a little bit about the guide: 1. Key takeaways Select your architecture approaches and development technology…

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Free ebook: Microsoft System Center: Troubleshooting Configuration Manager

We’re very excited to announce another free ebook offering in our System Center series from Microsoft Press. These unique (and free) ebooks bring System Center experts together to discuss designing, deploying, and troubleshooting some of the most complex and mission critical aspects of key System Center capabilities. The third title in this series, Microsoft System…

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Review: Software Requirements, Third Edition

Software Requirements, Third Edition By Karl Wiegers and Joy Beatty Published by Microsoft Press, 2013 Review by Robert L. Glass Subsequent editions of computing books trouble me. I’m never quite sure whether I ought to be reviewing what’s new about the book, or the whole book, original parts and new parts together. And, to make…

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