Windows 7 Inside Out a hit at Computer Users Group’s monthly meeting

One of the beta testers for Windows 7 (Richard Frisch) has been hosting a series of presentations to introduce local users to Windows 7. The presentation is given at a local library to the Computer Users Group monthly meeting. The attendees have a broad range of experience with computers.  One attendee at each talk (two…


New book: MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-680): Configuring Windows 7

Just in time for the official launch of Windows 7 comes our newest Microsoft Press Training Kit, MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-680): Configuring Windows 7, by Ian McLean and Orin Thomas (ISBN: 9780735627086; 912 pages). The Training Kit provides in-depth preparation plus practice for the MCTS: Windows 7, Configuration certification. And includes all the…

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Discount extended: Register for PDC by Oct 30 and save $300

The early registration discount has been extended to October 30 for PDC09 (November 17-19 in Los Angeles). Register here. Also, if you’re enrolled in the Metro Early Adoption or BizSpark program, you’re eligible for a $500 discount. Interested parties should contact the PDC09 Registration Team (pdc09@ustechs.com) for eligibility verification and to receive a discount code….


Last call: PDC09 $300 discount ends October 13

A reminder that the not-quite-so-early-bird $300 discount for PDC09 (November 17-19 in Los Angeles) ends in a couple of days. Register here. Also, if you’re enrolled in the Metro Early Adoption or BizSpark program, you’re eligible for a $500 discount. Interested parties should contact the PDC09 Registration Team (pdc09@ustechs.com) for eligibility verification and to receive…


New book: Windows 7 Resource Kit

We’re pleased to announce that Windows 7 Resource Kit, by Mitch Tulloch, Tony Northrup, Jerry Honeycutt, Ed Wilson, and the Windows 7 Team at Microsoft, is now available for purchase in bookstores (Microsoft Press, 2010; ISBN: 9780735627000; 1760 pages)! To give you a taste of what you’ll find in the book, here are excerpts of…

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New book: Windows 7 Inside Out

We’re pleased to announce that Windows 7 Inside Out, by Ed Bott, Carl Siechert, and Craig Stinson, is now available for purchase in bookstores (Microsoft Press, 2010; ISBN: 9780735626652; 1056 pages)!   In a previous post, we included the Foreword, written by Microsoft Windows Division President, Steven Sinofsky. Here, we provide an excerpt of two…

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New book: Windows 7 Plain & Simple

We’re pleased to announce that Windows 7 Plain & Simple, by Jerry Joyce and Marianne Moon is now available in bookstores (Microsoft Press, 2010; ISBN: 9780735626669; 400 pages)! With this book, you get the fast facts that make learning Windows 7 plain and simple! To give you a taste of what you’ll find in the…

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New book: Windows 7 Step by Step

We’re pleased to announce that Windows 7 Step by Step by Joan Preppernau, Joyce Cox, and  Online Training Solutions, Inc., is now available for purchase in bookstores (Microsoft Press, 2010; ISBN: 9780735626676; 544 pages)! To give you a taste of what you’ll find in the book, here are excerpts of the Introduction and two sample…

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Author news: "SharePoint Roadmap for Collaboration: The Business and Human Factors View of SharePoint"

Guest post this morning by Michael Sampson. We’d also like to congratulate Michael and his wife, Katrina, on the new baby! Michael here. My focus for the past couple of years has been improving the lot of the SharePoint end user. Microsoft Press published my first book on this topic late last year, Seamless Teamwork:…