Announcing the new Microsoft Press Store and special discount

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We are excited to announce the launch of! Take advantage of our new store special and save 40% on all books and eBooks through May 11, 2014. This includes new and popular titles like:

· Windows Server 2012 R2 Inside Out: Services, Security, & Infrastructure

· High-Performance Windows Store Apps

· Training Guide: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2

· Windows 8.1 Step by Step

· Training Kit (Exam 70-461): Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012

· Code Complete, 2nd Edition

The Microsoft Press Store also offers:

· Free U.S. shipping every day

· Buy an eBook, get three formats: Access PDF, EPUB and MOBI files to use on your computer, tablet, and mobile devices.

· eBook deal of the week: Save up to 60% on featured titles.

Be sure to sign up for Microsoft Press newsletters and offers to be the first to learn about new releases, upcoming products, and more.

As we shared last month, Pearson is the official distributor for Microsoft Press and books will continue to be sold by retailers around the world. Please visit the Microsoft Press page on for additional information on corporate, government, volume, education, and international sales.

Comments (8)

  1. Luigi Bruno says:

    What's the difference between this site and Informit? Which one should we choose to buy Microsoft Press' books?

  2. KimSpilker says:

    You can purchase from either store. Our store will feature only Microsoft Press products.

  3. Jason PK Krause says:

    I only hope we see another promotion when the next waves of books are scheduled to come out in June and August.

  4. Jason PK Krause says:

    Er, I meant July, not June.

  5. Jason PK Krause says:

    I just tested this code out on pre-release orders, and it works for eBooks. They hard copy option is not there yet.

    %40 off eBooks isn't bad, but if you have an eReference or Safari account, you are buying the same product twice.

  6. KimSpilker says:

    @Jason PK Krause – can you email me at "email the blog author" at the top of the blog? We'd like to help you. We're not seeing the same problem, but perhaps you've found a bug. -Kim

  7. Ben says:

    Two questions:

    1) I randomly clicked on several books to view the product details. I no longer noticed anything on the pages about (the horrendous) watermarking anymore. Is this still being done? I have a small hope that it is not… but if it is please make sure that the pages clearly state this.

    2) I created an account. There is a place to register your previously purchased books. In addition to actual paper books, is it appropriate / acceptable to also register MSPress books that were previously purchased via O'Reilly as well?

  8. mikeb says:

    If you click on the "Includes EPUB, MOBI, PDF" link under the eBook's order button, you'll get a "About eBook Formats" window that says:


    This eBook requires no passwords or activation to read. We customize your eBook by discretely watermarking it with your name, making it uniquely yours.


    Of course, it's possible that this doesn't apply to all eBooks, but it's been on each of the random selections I looked at.

    I haven't found the watermarking to be 'horrendous', but that's a matter of opinion.