Upcoming Offers from MS Press!

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Announcing Microsoft prePress
Early Access to Ebooks

With Microsoft prePress, you can access just-written content from upcoming books. The chapters come straight from our respected authors, before they’re fully polished and debugged—for critical insights now, when you need them.

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Second Shot

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Born to Learn

A Visual Guide to Windows Server Training and Certification

Our friends over at the Born to Learn blog created a really cool visual map for people interested in learning about Windows Server and becoming certified. It was too great not to share with you. Make sure to click on the images and notice that many areas on the map are hot linked.

SkyDrive Integration

Put your Windows Store apps on cloud 9

Posted by David Pallman, a Windows Azure MVP and Microsoft Press author

You can bring an added dimension of usefulness to your Windows Store Apps on by leveraging Microsoft cloud services including SkyDrive and Windows Azure. Windows 8 users can benefit in many ways when your app integrates with the cloud. Take a tour of some different ways in which your app can take advantage of SkyDrive and Windows Azure on Windows 8. Read more

Remote Machine

Different deployment options in Windows 8

Posted by Peter Ritchie, a Visual C# MVP

If you’re used to some other app store or hub/portal-based deployment models, you might think that an externally hosted "store" might be the only option for deploying Windows 8 apps. That’s simply not the case. Windows 8 isn’t just about consumer footprint devices; it’s also about corporate and line of business (LOB) applications.
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The Future of Looking Back

Save 50% on Award-winning ebooks from Microsoft Press

The Society for Technical Communication – Puget Sound Chapter (STC PSC) has announced awards for the following Microsoft Press books from the 2012 competition. For one week only, you can save 50% on the winning titles in ebook format distributed by oreilly.com.

Use discount code MSAWARD – Deal expires Jan. 16, 2013

Free Sampler

Free Book Samplers

Check out our free PDF book samplers:

· Microsoft Visual C# 2012 Step by Step
· CompTIA Network+ Training Kit (Exam N10-005)
· CompTIA Security+ Rapid Review (Exam SY0-301)
· CompTIA Network+ Rapid Review (Exam N10-005)
· CompTIA A+ Training Kit (Exam 220-801 and Exam 220-802)
· CISSP Rapid Review
· Exam Ref 70-413: Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure
· Training Kit (Exam 70-461): Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012

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Inside Windows 8: Greg Colombo - Heap Manager

Inside Windows 8: Greg Colombo – Heap Manager

In Windows 8, the heap manager improves in two major areas: performance and security. In this video, Greg Colombo, a developer on the Windows kernel team working on the Windows heap manager, digs into the details. What are the changes that positively impact performance and security?




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