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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!
News & CommentaryQ&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. Read More >
Developing Windows Store App Essentials using C# Jump Start
April 11, 2013.
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. Read More >
Using Microsoft VDI to Enable New Workstyles
April 5, 2013.
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. Read More >
Using Lync Server 2013 calling number translation rules to change display number
March 25, 2013 Posted by Ståle Hansen, a Lync MVP
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:
March 19, 2013
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. Read More >
The latest Kinect for Windows SDK is here
March 18, 2013
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. Read more >
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