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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Quick news: Microsoft Press wins awards at STC International Summit Competition

I’m very happy to announce that two of our books received an Award of Distinguished Technical Communication in this year’s STC International Summit Awards. Award of Distinguished Technical Communication   The future of looking back Author: Richard Banks Editor: Devon Musgrave               Microsoft Manual of Style Author: Microsoft Editorial…

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Author news: A report from the Thinking Digital conference

Check out Chris Sharratt’s report from last week’s Thinking Digital conference. Here’s a teaser: “Against all expectations, it was the man from Microsoft who really got me thinking, both during his talk and since. Richard Banks is principal interaction designer at Microsoft Research’s Cambridge facility and author of the book, The Future of Looking Back….

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Quick news: Review of “The future of looking back”

Greetings. This is just a quick post to point you to a new review of Richard Banks’s The future of looking back (Microsoft Press, 2011; ISBN: 9780735658066), the first book in our Microsoft Research series. The review, by David Ozab, begins like this: As I sit at my laptop writing these words, I am surrounded by…

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Author news: Interview with Microsoft researcher Richard Banks

In the spirit of Cyber Monday, today we’d like to share an interview with Richard Banks, author of the first book in Microsoft Press’s new Microsoft Research series, The future of looking back (ISBN: 978-0-7356-5806-6). The interview, by Anna Farmery, is here. Here’s some of Anna’s description of the interview: The nature and differences of keeping…

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Announcing the Microsoft Research series from Microsoft Press

To help celebrate Microsoft Research’s 20th anniversary, Microsoft Press and Microsoft Research today jointly announce the launch of a new book series devoted to the work of Microsoft researchers. Microsoft Research has more than 850 researchers, including some of the world’s finest computer scientists, sociologists, psychologists, mathematicians, physicists, and engineers, and the Microsoft Research series shares their…

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