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Final Days — Microsoft Press Reader Favorites
Save 50% on the Top 25 Ebooks

We keep a running tally of our top-performing,readers’ favorite Microsoft titles. These are the books that have most impressed and earned praise from readers like you. We’re now sharing the list with the added incentive of a special offer: get select favorite ebooks for 50% off.

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Free Ebook Free ebooks: Great content from Microsoft Press on Windows 8, SQL Server, Windows Server and more

I last updated our free ebook site in November, 2012, but I often get emails from readers wanting me to remind them where to find our complete list. You’ll find current ebooks on building Windows 8 apps, exploring Windows 8 administration and Windows Server 2012, and SQL Server 2012. We also keep some older titles in the collection, too, in case you’re still using previous versions of software. Enjoy!

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Charles Petzold

Q&A Session with Charles Petzold

Greetings! We’re happy to announce an upcoming event with programming legend and renowned author Charles Petzold, whose Programming Windows, Sixth Edition, was recently published: a live questions and answers session on April 30.

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Developing Windows Store App Essentials using C# Jump Start

Our friends at Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) are offering a fresh Jump Start on May 2 for intermediary to seasoned developers looking to create Windows Store Apps.

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Using Microsoft VDI to Enable New Workstyles

The Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) team has announced a new course in the popular "Jump Start" series of live online training events on April 18!

This free skills course will feature Joey Snow, Corey Hynes and Adam Carter, who will deliver an engaging, demo-rich, live learning experience for IT Pros interested in the latest approaches to desktop virtualization.

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Using Lync Server 2013 calling number translation rules to change display number

A new feature for Enterprise Voice in Lync Server 2013 is the ability to change the display number for users when they dial out. This could be useful in several scenarios:
· When you do not have enough numbers on the trunk for all your users.
· When users do not want to show their Direct Inward Dialing (DID) number.
· When a group of people want to show their call center or switchboard number.

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Lync Server

Ed Wilson on how certification changed his life

Long-time Microsoft Press author and Scripting Guy! Ed Wilson, whose latest book on PowerShell—Windows PowerShell 3.0 Step by Step—was just published, recently chatted with Blain Barton at TechNet Radio about the role of Microsoft certification in his career. Enjoy the story here. Ed, who recently passed Exam 70-410, also describes why he keeps his certification up to date.

Blain and Ed also discuss some tips and tricks for the MCSA on Windows Server 2012, as well as the free "Early Experts" challenge you can sign up for to prepare for Exam 70-410.

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Windows SDK

The latest Kinect for Windows SDK is here

The Kinect for Windows software development kit (SDK) enables developers to use C++, C#, or Visual Basic to create applications that support gesture and voice recognition by using the Kinect for Windows sensor and a computer or embedded device. The new SDK was released today and is available.

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Free Sampler

Free Book Samplers

Check out our free PDF book samplers:

· Microsoft Outlook 2013 Plain & Simple
· Microsoft Word 2013 Plain & Simple
· Microsoft Excel 2013 Step by Step
· Microsoft Access 2013 Plain & Simple
· Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Plain & Simple
· Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Step by Step
· Exploring Microsoft SharePoint 2013: New Features & Functions
· Microsoft Office Professional 2013 Plain & Simple

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Office Garage Series

See Mark Russinovich talk security in the Office Garage Series

This week our hosts answer your questions about the user-based Office service, how identity and services are provisioned, where data and passwords are stored and what the user experiences look like. They also catch up with cybersecurity expert and author, Mark Russinovich, to discuss the security model for online services with Azure AD.




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