New book: Exam Ref 70-417: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012

We’re happy to announce that Exam Ref 70-417: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012 by JC Mackin, is now available for purchase. Please refer to the table of contents from this previous post.   A sample from Chapter 7: CHAPTER 7 Configure a network policy server infrastructure   Network Access Protection (NAP), as you…

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RTM’d today: Exam Ref 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

We’re pleased to announce that Exam Ref 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012, by Craig Zacker, has shipped to the printer. Prepare for Microsoft® Exam 70-410—and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of implementing and configuring Windows  Server 2012 core services. Designed for experienced IT professionals ready to advance their status, Exam Ref focuses on…

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New book: Team Collaboration: Using Microsoft Office for More Effective Teamwork

  We are happy to announce that Team Collaboration: Using Microsoft Office for More Effective Teamwork (ISBN 9780735669628) by John Pierce is now available for purchase!   Set the stage for more effective collaboration in your organization using Microsoft Office. Whether coordinating a cross-team project or leading your workgroup, you’ll discover how to combine your skills…

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New book: CLR via C#, Fourth Edition

We’re excited to announce the availability of CLR via C#, Fourth Edition (ISBN 9780735667457) by Jeffrey Richter! This is a must-have title for developers who want a deep understanding of the tools they’re using and the concepts they’re employing. Learn why C# is the way it is by reading Richter’s deft explanation of how the common…

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Ed Wilson: The impromptu PowerShell summit in Zurich

Summary: I talk about meeting up with MOW, and Fermin and friends in Zurich Well, the Scripting Wife and I arrived in Zurich following our excursion to CERN. It was a beautiful train trip, and I was able to get a decent amount of work completed on my new PowerShell 3.0 book. Our hotel in…

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New book: Training Guide: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

NOTE: This book has been updated for R2. You can buy it here from The Microsoft Press Store. We’re happy to announce the availability of Training Guide: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 (ISBN 9780735673106)! Written by Mitch Tulloch, this book helps enterprise administrators build their skills in the area of deploying and managing Windows Server…

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Ed Wilson: Dortmund, Geneva, Zurich

SUMMARY: Our trip now takes us from the Netherlands to Dortmund, to Geneva and on to Zurich Well the Scripting Wife and I had a wonderful time at the first ever Dutch PowerShell user group. I delivered two presentations and made dozens of new contacts and friends. The following day, Jeff Wouters took Teresa and…

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From the MVPs: Shared code for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8

Here’s the 20th post in our series of guest posts by Microsoft Most Valued Professionals (MVPs). (Click the “MVPs” tag in the right column to see the rest.) 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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Ed Wilson: The first ever Dutch PowerShell User Group

Summary: Speaking at the first ever Dutch PowerShell User Group Well the Scripting Wife and I left Oslo and traveled to Copenhagen via train. There we boarded a sleeper train, and woke up the next day in the Netherlands. We were met in Utrecht at the train by Microsoft PFE Stefan Stranger, and shuttled immediately…

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