Upcoming Offers from MS Press!

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Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2012

Programming Windows 8 Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript (Second Preview)We’re happy to release the Second Preview of our free ebook Programming Windows 8 Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, by Kraig Brockschmidt. Since the first release in June, we’ve added eight more chapters, bringing the total to 12 out of a planned 17.

Download the Second Preview (PDF only). (We’ll release the final version of this free ebook in PDF, EPUB, and MOBI formats.)

Introducing Windows Server 2012

Introducing Windows Server 2012 (RTM Edition)
Mitch Tulloch has updated his very popular free ebook on Windows Server 2012 based on the RTM version of the software.

You can download a free copy of the ebook in PDF, EPUB, MOBI, or purchase a print book for $14.99.

Better Requirements to Make Better Products

Podcast: Better Requirements to Make Better Products
Check out this new podcast featuring Microsoft Press author, Joy Beatty. In her words, "I think business analysts, product managers, and those who manage them will find the requirements approaches discussed – and how to cut scope while ensuring the business objectives are met and the users adopt the product – immediately useful."

Listen to Podcast.


Blend for Visual Studio 2012
Today, I have the great pleasure to announce the latest release of Blend. In this release cycle, our big focus has been Windows 8: Blend now supports UX authoring not just for store apps written in XAML, but also for those written in HTML. Read More.

Windows Store style app

Begin your 30-day journey to create a Windows Store style app
Sign up to get started and receive:
· Insider tips and tricks on Windows 8 application development.
· Personal on-the-phone access to a Windows 8 architect.
· An exclusive one-on-one Windows Store design consultation.
· An opportunity to get expert help from a Microsoft Services Engineer at an App Excellence Lab.
Read More.

Free Sampler

Free Book Samplers
Check out our free PDF book samplers:
· Start Here! Learn JavaScript
· Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Integration Services
· Programming Microsoft SQL Server 2012
· Building Web Applications with SVG

See more

Mike Halsey

Free Webcasts: Meet Experts Online

Advanced Windows 7 Troubleshooting
Thursday, October 4, 2012 @ 10AM PT San Francisco
Windows 7 contains a great many features and tools to help advanced users troubleshoot and repair problems from the common to the complex. In this webcast, Mike Halsey MVP, the author of "Troubleshooting Windows 7 Inside Out" and "Troubleshoot and Optimize Windows 8 Inside Out" will talk about these advanced tools, and how you can use them to save time, money and frustration.

Register Now for Free

More upcoming webcasts:
· Professional Scrum Development with Visual Studio 2012
· Getting Started with Windows 8
Check out our Webcast page for on-demand videos of past webcasts and more upcoming live events.

Ask a Certification Expert

Ask a Certification Expert
Watch a video. Ace your exam.

Learn the ins and outs of how and why Microsoft designs, develops, delivers, and defends exam questions. Whether you’re gearing up for your first exam or your next, A.C.E. it with the new ‘Ask a Certification Expert‘ video series, brought to you by Microsoft’s certification team!

P.S. What happens when you take Microsoft Psychometrician Liberty Munson and her exam ACE team away from their computers and put them in a studio? You get the bloopers collection "The Ultimate Collection of Microsoft ACE Bloopers."




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