Quick news: Microsoft Press wins awards at STC Competition


We’re happy to announce Microsoft Press recently won seven awards from the Puget Sound chapter of the Society for Technical Communications (STC). Four books received the Award of Excellence and three received Merit Awards.

Congratulations to our authors, editors, and everyone involved in making great books at Microsoft Press!!

Award of Excellence

STC description of this award: An entry that wins an Award of Excellence consistently meets high standards in all areas. The entry might contain a single major flaw or a few minor flaws. The entry demonstrates an exceptional understanding of technical communication principles.

Exam Ref 70-411 Administering Windows Server 2012 R2 (MCSA)

Exam Ref 70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012 R2
Author: Charlie Russel
Editor: Karen Szall

Microsoft System Center Cloud Management with App Controller

Microsoft System Center: Cloud Management with App Controller
Authors: Yung Chou, Keith Mayer; Mitch Tulloch, Series Editor
Editor: Karen Szall

Windows 8.1 Inside Out

Windows 8.1 Inside Out
Author: Tony Northrup
Editors: Valerie Woolley and Rosemary Caperton

Windows Runtime via C#

Windows Runtime via C#
Authors: Jeffrey Richter and Maarten van de Bospoort
Editors: Devon Musgrave and Carol Dillingham

Merit Award

STC description of this award: An entry that wins a Merit Award consistently meets high standards in most areas. The entry might contain a small number of major or minor flaws, but it still applies technical communication principles in a highly proficient manner.

Microsoft Azure SQL Database Step by Step

Microsoft Azure SQL Database Step by Step
Authors: Leonard G. Lobel and Eric D. Boyd
Editors: Devon Musgrave and Rosemary Caperton

Training Guide: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2

Training Guide: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2
Author: Mitch Tulloch
Editors: Karen Szall and Carol Dillingham

Inside Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3

Inside Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3
Author: The Microsoft Dynamics AX Team
Editor: Carol Dillingham

The competition is an excellent way to receive feedback for online Help, tutorials, websites, reference books, brochures, posters, phone apps, and other media. Each entry was evaluated by a panel of judges. The feedback is based on the international standards for the Society for Technical Communication.

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