30th anniversary videos: Charles Petzold

Technically speaking, March 22, 1984 was the release date of the first two books from Microsoft Press at the West Coast Computer Faire. To celebrate this special milestone, we thought we’d release this video from one of your favorite authors, Charles Petzold. In this interview, he reflects on his start with Microsoft Press and the…

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30th anniversary videos: Father-daughter authors Steve Lambert and Joan Lambert, part 2

As promised, we’re posting Part 2 of our interview with Joan Lambert and her father, Steve Lambert, who represent two generations of Microsoft Press authors.  In this video clip, they talk about the freedom that comes along with being authors; what they do in their spare time, and address writer’s block and give some tips…

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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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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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Microsoft Press @ 30: Jeffrey Richter on becoming an author

This is the first 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 longtime Microsoft Press author Jeffrey Richter. In 1990…

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30th anniversary videos: Father-daughter authors Steve Lambert and Joan Lambert, part 1

Since last summer we’ve been filming some of our authors as part of Microsoft Press’s 30th anniversary celebration. In a video series we’re unveiling today called Behind the Books, these authors share stories about writing for Microsoft Press and let us in on what they like to do when they’re not churning out manuscript. This…

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Celebrating 30 Years of Microsoft Press

Make sure you don’t miss out on any of our 30th anniversary content. Subscribe to our RSS feed or follow us on Twitter (@MicrosoftPress) or Facebook. Video links: Steve Lambert and Joan Lambert – Part 1 Wayne Winston – Excel author and professor at Indiana University Back in the fall of 1983, a publisher and…

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