Special sale on select Microsoft Press ebooks

Our official distributor, O’Reilly Media, is offering 50% off a selection of popular Microsoft Press ebooks. One day only so don’t miss it!     Save 50% – Best of Microsoft Press Ebook Deal of the Day Whether you’re a .NET programmer, configuring SQL Server 2012, mastering Microsoft Office—or anything in between—get the answers you…

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From the MVPs: Different deployment options in Windows 8

Here’s the 22nd in our series of guest posts by Microsoft Most Valued Professionals (MVPs). (Click the “MVPs” tag in the right column to see all the articles.) Since the early 1990s, Microsoft has recognized technology champions around the world with the MVP Award. MVPs freely share their knowledge, real-world experience, and impartial and objective…

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Author news: A call for authors and technical editors

  Microsoft Press is currently seeking authors and technical editors for some of our Exam Refs that will help prepare candidates for the new developer exams. If you are interested or if you know people whom you think would be good for inclusion in such books and you can provide introductions, please respond to Russell…

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Petzold’s Programming Windows 6E is coming soon!

Greetings. We’re looking very very good for publishing Charles Petzold’s classic book, Programming Windows,in its sixth edition, in January 2013. You can order a preliminary ebook plus final ebook here, and you can preorder the print book on the same page. Today we’d like to share the book’s Introduction, in which Charles describes the book’s…

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Editor’s Holiday Pick: Special offer on select Microsoft Press ebooks at oreilly.com

Hey, our good friend and associate publisher, Steve Weiss, has picked some great ebooks for a special sale through December 18, 2012. This past three months have seen Microsoft launch Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Visual Studio 2012 and Windows Phone 8, as well as the RTM build of SharePoint 2013. There’s a lot to…

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From the MVPs: Put your Windows Store apps on cloud 9

Here’s the 21st in our series of guest posts by Microsoft Most Valued Professionals (MVPs). (Click the “MVPs” tag in the right column to see all of the articles.) Since the early 1990s, Microsoft has recognized technology champions around the world with the MVP Award. MVPs freely share their knowledge, real-world experience, and impartial and…

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Windows Store App Labs for app builders

Greetings, developers. If you’re developing for the Windows Store, we want to point out a stellar resource you might not be aware of: Windows Store App Labs. These labs were introduced in October via the Windows 8 app developer blog: Today we introduce Windows Store App Labs in more than 30 cities around the world…

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Visual guide to Windows Server training and certification

Our friends over at the Born to Learn blog created a really cool visual map for people interested in learning about Windows Server and becoming certified. It was too great not to share with you. Check it out here: A Visual View of Microsoft Training and Certification for Windows Server 2012 Make sure to click…

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Recap: Published books from the last quarter

We’ve been busy this past quarter! Check out the new books. Find more at The Microsoft Press Store. 7 books for programmers 5 books on Windows 8 4 new titles on Windows Server 2012 3 free ebooks 2 books for beginning programmers 1 book for Office users  

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Available now: Building Apps for Windows Phone 8 Jump Start webcast on the Microsoft Virtual Academy site

If you missed the live Jump Start, you can view the recorded version for free on the Microsoft Virtual Academy site here: http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/tracks/building-apps-for-windows-phone-8-jump-start Description: This course is tailored for developers looking to leverage C#/XAML to build cool apps and games for Windows Phone 8. This platform is another leap forward in Microsoft’s overall mobile strategy…

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