Upcoming Offers from MS Press!

Here’s some new offers from Microsoft Press in the market that your community can take advantage of!
Feel free to share it with your community!

Microsoft Press William Stanek ebooks Celebrating the Launch of Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Save 50% – Ebook Deal of the Day

In celebration of the launch of Microsoft SQL Server 2012, enjoy a 50% off discount on select titles from William Stanek, including his new Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Pocket Consultant and Optimizing Windows 7 Pocket Consultant.

SharePoint 2010 Mega Sampler

Get the Free SharePoint 2010 Mega Sampler
Read sample chapters from 17 SharePoint titles. You’ll find a table of contents, an entire chapter from each book.

Anton Polinger

Free Webcasts: Meet Experts Online
Introduction to Windows Media Architecture
Friday, March 9, 2012 @ 1:00pm PT San Francisco
Presented by: Anton Polinger

This webcast will provide an introduction to media pipeline on Windows, comparing and contrasting DirectShow and Media Foundation architectures. Webcast Topics:
· Introduction to media streaming
· Basic Media Foundation pipeline
· Media Foundation components
· Media Samples
· Advanced MF Pipeline
· Debugging MF applications


More upcoming webcasts:
· Working with Office 365 for Small Business
· Manually Removing Viruses and Malware from Windows 7
· Building and Upgrading a PC

Check out our Webcast page for on-demand videos of past webcasts and more upcoming live events.

Visual Studio 11 The Visual Studio 11 Beta is here!

There’s not much more we can add beyond what’s in this post on the Visual Studio blog , but here’s one crucial part of the post, describing how you can give Microsoft feedback:
"If you encounter a bug or an issue, please report it through the Visual Studio, LightSwitch, and Blend Connect sites. We also want to hear your suggestions or feature ideas/improvements so please add your suggestions to UserVoice or vote on other user’s suggestions."
You can also find related tools, SDKs, and downloads.
Download Visual Studio 11 Beta

image Private Cloud Jump Start fully booked – New April date added

We’d like to make sure you know about some upcoming free training.

Creating and Managing a Private Cloud with System Center 2012 Jump Start
When: April 3-4, 2012 from 9:00am – 5:00pm PST
IMPORTANT: The Feb. 21–22, 2012 class is fully booked and closed to new registrations
Where: Live virtual classroom (online from wherever you are)
Cost: FREE!
Target audience: IT Professionals (IT Implementers, managers, decision makers)

MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-680): Configuring Windows 7 Test your skills: Practice questions for administrators of Windows 7 exam

The Microsoft Press Facebook page will host a sample of practice test questions and answers from the MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-680): Configuring Windows 7.
If you want to play along, check us out on Facebook

Security and Privacy for Microsoft Office 2010 Users

Free Ebook: Security and Privacy for Microsoft Office 2010 Users
We are very excited to announce that we are able to offer Security and Privacy for Microsoft Office 2010 Users, by Mitch Tulloch, as a free ebook.
You can download a free copy of the ebook from the Microsoft Download Center or purchase a print book for $9.99

Building Windows for the ARM processor architecture

Building "Windows 8"
Building Windows for the ARM processor architecture

Windows on ARM is a new member of the Windows family that builds on the foundation of Windows. These PCs will be built by PC manufacturers and based on unique and innovative hardware platforms provided by nVidia, Qualcomm, and Texas Instruments.



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