New book: Scenario-Focused Engineering: A toolbox for innovation and customer-centricity

We’re pleased to announce the availability of Scenario-Focused Engineering: A toolbox for innovation and customer-centricity (ISBN 9780735679337), by Austina De Bonte and Drew Fletcher. Purchase from these online retailers: Microsoft Press Store Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Shop local Blend the art of innovation with the rigor of engineering Great technology alone is…

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Quick news: Save 40% on top-selling titles

For a limited time, save 40% on this year’s top-selling books and eBooks from Microsoft Press! See popular titles below or shop the entire store. Top selling titles: Exam Ref 70-411 Administering Windows Server 2012 R2 (MCSA) Microsoft Excel 2013 Step by Step Windows PowerShell Best Practices Adaptive Code via C#: Agile coding with design…

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From the MVPs: Dynamics CRM 2015 Calculated Fields

This is the 47th in our series of guest posts by Microsoft Most Valued Professionals (MVPs). You can click the “MVPs” tag in the right column of our blog 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,…

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Sample chapter: Manipulating Data Using LINQ

This chapter from Microsoft ADO.NET Entity Framework Step by Step begins by introducing you to LINQ to Entities.The chapter won’t provide an extensive reference, but you’ll have enough information to perform common tasks and a few advanced tasks. After completing the chapter, you’ll be able to Describe the basics of LINQ to Entities functionality. Specify…

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Visio 2013 Power User video course from author Scott Helmers

Check out the new course, Becoming a Visio 2013 Power User, from Microsoft Press author, Scott Helmers, and Microsoft Product Marketing Manager, Alex Matyushenko. Sure, you know how to use Visio, but can you really make it sing and dance? Find out how! In this course, learn multiple ways to build diagrams more effectively and…

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Free ebook: Microsoft System Center Introduction to Microsoft Automation Solutions

We’re happy to announce the next free ebook in our System Center series: Microsoft System Center Introduction to Microsoft Automation Solutions (ISBN 9780735695818), by Rob Costello and Richard Maunsell, with series editor Mitch Tulloch. Download all formats (PDF, Mobi and ePub) hosted by the Microsoft Virtual Academy. Introduction This book provides you with an introduction…

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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…

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From the MVPs: Working as a network – Yammer as a Distribution Group

This is the 46th in our series of guest posts by Microsoft Most Valued Professionals (MVPs). You can click the “MVPs” tag in the right column of our blog 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,…

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Sample chapter: Getting to Know the Entity Framework

John Paul Mueller explains the Entity Framework elements, describes the files used to store Entity Framework information, and shows you how to create a simple Entity Framework example, in this chapter from Microsoft ADO.NET Entity Framework Step by Step. After completing the chapter, you’ll be able to Define what an entity is and why it’s…

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Free ebook: Microsoft System Center Extending Operations Manager Reporting

We’re happy to announce the next free ebook in our System Center series: Microsoft System Center Extending Operations Manager Reporting by George Wallace, Chris Jones, Bill May, Fred Lee; Series Editor: Mitch Tulloch. Download all formats (PDF, Mobi, and ePub) hosted by the Microsoft Virtual Academy. Introduction The System Center Operations Manager data warehouse stores…

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