Quick news: Microsoft Press books receive awards from the Society for Technical Communication

We’re happy to announce that six books from Microsoft Press have received awards from the Society for Technical Communication – Puget Sound Chapter’s 2013 competition! This annual contest recognizes outstanding technical communication produced in the region. Each entry receives a thorough evaluation by judges who provide feedback and ratings based on STC’s international standards on…

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Microsoft Press @ 30: Van Wolverton on becoming the author of Running MS-DOS

This is the second in a series of guest posts by authors and staff, past and present, reflecting on the 30th anniversary of Microsoft Press. We’re celebrating this milestone from fall 2013 through summer 2014, so keep checking back for more anniversary-related content. Today’s post is by Van Wolverton, the author of Running MS-DOS. Rickey’s…

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Free ebook: Microsoft System Center: Optimizing Service Manager

We’re happy to announce the next free ebook in our System Center series – Microsoft System Center: Optimizing Service Manager. Download the PDF (4.58 MB) Download the EPUB file (19.7 MB) Download the Mobi for Kindle file (36.9 MB) Download the book’s companion files (689 Bytes) Or download all formats (PDF, Mobi and ePub) hosted…

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30th anniversary videos: Wayne Winston, author and Excel expert in data analysis

If you follow our blog, you know that we’ve been interviewing some of our authors to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Microsoft Press. We call these videos Behind the Books, and we’ve asked our authors to share some stories about getting started in publishing and what their books have done for their careers. We also…

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Free ebook: Introducing Microsoft System Center 2012 R2

We’re happy to announce a new free ebook – Introducing Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 by Mitch Tulloch with Symon Perriman and the System Center Team. Download the PDF (13.8 MB) Download the EPUB file (24.3 MB) Download the Mobi for Kindle file (43.1 MB) Or download all formats hosted by the Microsoft Virtual Academy…

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Quick news: Announcing Build 2014!

Take a look at The Official Microsoft Blog for the news. Here’s a quick excerpt: “The momentum just keeps building and that is why I’m so excited to announce our next developer conference, Build 2014, which will take place April 2 to April 4 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Save the date and…

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New book: Microsoft Visual Basic 2013 Step by Step

We’re happy to announce the availability of Microsoft Visual Basic 2013 Step by Step (ISBN: 9780735667044)! Purchase from these online retailers: The Microsoft Press Store Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Shop local Your hands-on guide to Visual Basic fundamentals Expand your expertise—and teach yourself the fundamentals of Microsoft Visual Basic 2013. If you…

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New book: Inside Microsoft SharePoint 2013

We’re very happy to announce the availability of Inside Microsoft SharePoint 2013 (ISBN: 9780735674479)! Purchase from these online retailers: The Microsoft Press Store Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Shop local   SharePoint solutions with architectural insights from the experts Take a deep dive into SharePoint 2013, and master the intricacies for designing and…

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Free ebooks: Microsoft System Center family of titles

Microsoft Press has been releasing Microsoft System Center free ebooks this year in waves. We are hosting these free ebooks on the Microsoft Virtual Academy now. Click through to the catalog page for these and other free ebooks. Download all formats (PDF, Mobi and ePub) hosted by the Microsoft Virtual Academy        …

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New book: Training Guide: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services

Note: This Training Guide has been updated to cover R2. The new ISBN is 978-0-7356-8471-3. Purchase from these online retailers: Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Shop local Pearson – Official distributor of Microsoft Press books Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services Designed to help enterprise administrators develop real-world, job-role-specific skills—this Training Guide focuses…

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