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Sept. '12 Issue:

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New Books:

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Programming Microsoft SQL Servert2012 Programming Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012

Windows 8 Step by Step Windows® 8 Step by Step

Troubleshoot and Optimize Windows 8 Inside Out Troubleshoot and Optimize Windows® 8 Inside Out

Windows 8 Plain & Simple Windows® 8 Plain & Simple

Windows 8 for Tablets Plain & Simple Windows® 8 for Tablets Plain & Simple

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Get the 3rd FREE

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Windows Server 2012 Pocket Consultant Windows Server® 2012 Pocket Consultant

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Integration Services Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 Integration Services

Introducing Windows Server 2012 RTM Edition Introducing Windows Server® 2012 RTM Edition

Start Here! Learn JavaScript Start Here! Learn JavaScript

Building Web Applications with SVG Building Web Applications with SVG

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

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Get the Latest Free Ebooks

Programming Windows 8 Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript (Second Preview) Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2012

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 (RTM Edition)

Introducing Windows Server 2012 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.

News & Commentary

Podcast: Better Requirements to Make Better Products
Aug. 30, 2012

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
Aug. 15, 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.

Begin your 30-day journey to create a Windows Store style app.
Aug 28, 2012

Windows Store style appSign 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 Book Samplers Free Sampler

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Free Webcasts: Meet Experts Online

Advanced Windows 7 Troubleshooting
Mike Halsey 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.
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More upcoming webcasts:

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Ask a Certification Expert

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Ask a Certification Expert

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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