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Aug. '12 Issue:

  • Save 50% on New & Top SQL Server 2012 Ebooks
  • News & Commentary
  • Free Download
  • Free Webcasts
  • Windows Azure Virtual Machines and Virtual Networks


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Programming Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Programming Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services: The BISM Tabular Model Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 Analysis Services: The BISM Tabular Model

Visual Models for Software Requirements Visual Models for Software Requirements

Training Kit (Exam 70-462): Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases Training Kit (Exam 70-462): Administering Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 Databases

MOS Study Guide for Microsoft Office 365 MOS Study Guide for Microsoft® Office 365

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 T-SQL Fundamentals Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 T-SQL Fundamentals

Start Here! Learn the Kinect API Start Here! Learn the Kinect API

Understanding IPv6 Understanding IPv6, Third Edition

Introducing Windows Server 2008 R2 Introducing Windows Server 2008 R2

Microsoft SharePoint 2010: Business Connectivity Services Microsoft® SharePoint® 2010: Business Connectivity Services

Introducing Windows Server 2012 Introducing Windows Server® 2012

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Capitalize on the Next���Generation Performance of SQL Server 2012 Whether you're a database administrator, developer, or certification candidate, Microsoft Press has the focused information you need to master the exciting enhancements and new capabilities engineered into SQL Server 2012.

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News & Commentary

BUILD 2012 Registration Begins
October 30 - November 2, 2012
Redmond, Washington, USA

Build 2012 Learn how to design and build beautiful Windows 8 apps and how to sell those beautiful apps in the Windows 8 Store. And, in addition to Windows 8, BUILD 2012 will cover the latest on Windows Azure, Windows Phone 8, Windows Server 2012, Visual Studio 2012, Xbox, and much more.

The Release Preview Edition of Programming Windows, Sixth Edition is Final
July 10, 2012

Programming Windows We finalized the 13 chapters in the Release Preview edition of Charles Petzold's Programming Windows, Sixth Edition. This book focuses exclusively on writing new Windows 8 applications with C# and XAML. The companion content for this book also includes all the program samples converted to C++. Read More.

Charles Petzold Interviewed by Sara Faatz
Aug 7, 2012

Charles PetzoldSF: As the author of the new book, Programming Windows, 6th Edition, you probably have more insight into Windows 8 and WinRT than anyone out there. What has surprised you, disturbed you, and pleased you the most about Windows 8 in general and WinRT specifically?

CP: I like the mix of continuity and innovation. For programmers who have worked with C# and XAML (or with HTML 5 and JavaScript), a lot of WinRT is familiar territory. But in particular I've been impressed by two aspects of WinRT: The first is that touch, mouse, and pen input have been consolidated into a uniform collection of events, so it's no longer necessary to add touch to an existing mouse application, or add mouse support to a program optimized for touch. Read More.

Cloud Computing Hiring Event, August 23-24
Aug 6, 2012

Microsoft's Server & Tools Business (the group within which Microsoft Press sits) is "seeking extraordinary software engineering professionals for an invitation only hiring event at our Redmond campus on August 23 - 24th. The Azure Application Platform and Tools (AAPT) team will be on hand to interview for full-time Software Engineer and SDET roles." Read More.

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Pocket Consultant Free Download

Get an excerpt from Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Pocket Consultant selected by author William Stanek.

Excerpt Chapter 1
"Managing SQL Servers"

Excerpt Chapter 2
"Implementing Policy-Based Management"

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Free Webcasts: Meet Experts Online

Kate Gregory Tuesday, August 21, 2012
@ 10AM PT San Francisco

Until recently, running code on the GPU has meant using one of several "C-like" languages. The upcoming release of C++ AMP means that you can use accelerators like the GPU from native C++. In this webcast presented by Kate Gregory, author of Accelerated Massive Parallelism with Microsoft Visual C++®, she will show you the power of C++ AMP and you'll learn the basic concepts to adapt your code. Register Now for Free

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Windows Azure Virtual Machines and Virtual Networks

Windows Azure Virtual Machines and Virtual Networks

Join Mark Russinovich for a tour of the features that make up the new Windows Azure Virtual Machines and Virtual Networks offerings. Using demonstrations throughout, he'll focus specifically on features that enable you to create highly available Virtual Machine-based services and how to connect Virtual Machines with Cloud Services.

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