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Microsoft releases 85 free eBooks for developing Windows #FED_ebooks #microsoft #windows #ebook

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Microsoft has released 85 free eBooks for developing Windows including: SharePoint, Visual Studio, Windows Phone, Windows 8, Office 365, Office 2010, SQL Server 2012, Azure, and more…

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Moving to Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
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Programming Windows 8 Apps
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Programming Windows Phone 7
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Programming Windows Phone 7 (Special Excerpt 2)
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Office 365 – Connect and Collaborate virtually anywhere, anytime
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Microsoft Office 2010 First Look
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Security and Privacy for Microsoft Office 2010 Users
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Getting started with
Microsoft Office 2010 – For IT Professionals
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Planning guide for Microsoft Office 2010 – For IT professionals
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Deployment guide for Microsoft Office 2010 – For IT professionals
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Operations guide for Microsoft Office 2010 – For IT professionals
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Technical reference for Microsoft Office 2010 – For IT professionals
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Understanding Microsoft Virtualization R2 Solutions
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Introducing Windows Server 2012
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Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2012
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Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2
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Configure Kerberos Authentication for SharePoint 2010 Products
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Business continuity management for SharePoint Server 2010
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Deployment guide for SharePoint Server 2010
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Get started with SharePoint Server 2010
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Governance guide for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010
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Profile synchronization guide for SharePoint Server 2010
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Remote BLOB storage for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010
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Technical reference for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010
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Upgrading to SharePoint Server 2010
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Getting Started with SharePoint Server 2010
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Planning guide for sites and solutions for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, Part 1
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Planning guide for sites and solutions for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, Part 2
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Planning guide for server farms and environments for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010
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Capacity planning for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010
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SQL Server 2012 Tutorials: Analysis Services – Tabular Modeling
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Microsoft SQL Server AlwaysOn Solutions Guide for High Availability and Disaster Recovery
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Transact-SQL Data Manipulation Language (DML) Reference
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QuickStart: Learn DAX Basics in 30 Minutes
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SQL Server 2012 Tutorials: Analysis Services – Data Mining
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Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services Multidimensional Performance and Operations Guide
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Data Analysis Expressions (DAX) Reference
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SQL Server 2012 Upgrade Technical Guide
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Backup and Restore of SQL Server Databases
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SQL Server 2012 Tutorials: Analysis Services – Multidimensional Modeling
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Master Data Services Capacity Guidelines
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Microsoft Office Web Apps Teaching Guide
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Microsoft Office in the Classroom
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Developing Critical Thinking through Web Research Skills
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Bing in the Classroom

Moving Applications to the Cloud, 2nd Edition
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Windows Azure Prescriptive Guidance
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Windows Azure Service Bus Reference
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Intro to ASP.NET MVC 4 with Visual Studio (Beta)
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Deploying an ASP.NET Web Application to a Hosting Provider using Visual Studio
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Getting Started with ASP.NET 4.5 Web Forms (Beta)
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Introducing ASP.NET Web Pages 2
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Own Your Future
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Windows 7 Power Users Guide
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Ebook Publishing Design Edition First Graphic Aggregators Ebooks Publishers Distribution POD Designing Approved Aggregator How Services Academic Distributor Chapter Submission Professional Firsteditiondesignpublishing.com published book market First Edition Design Publishing is the world’s largest eBook and POD (Print On Demand) book distributor. Ranked first in the industry, First Edition Design Publishing converts and formats manuscripts for every type of platform (e-reader). They submit Fiction, Non-Fiction, Academic and Children’s Books to Amazon, Apple, Barnes and Noble, Sony, Google, Kobo, Diesel, 3M, Ingram, Baker and Taylor, Nielsen, EBSCO, and over 100,000 additional on-line locations including retailers, libraries, schools, colleges and universities. The company’s POD division creates printed books and makes them available worldwide through their distribution network. First Edition Design Publishing is a licensed and approved Aggregator and holds licenses with Apple and Microsoft.

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Microsoft Breaks Out New Surface Tablet #FED_ebooks #ereader #microsoft

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Microsoft aims to straddle two worlds with new Surface tablet

Several years behind its Silicon Valley rivals, Microsoft is betting it can play catch-up on tablets and smartphones by leveraging its dominance in the workplace and its success in the living room.

First Edition Design PublishingJust imagine Microsoft offering its Office software exclusively on the Surface while providing access to Xbox games and videos. It could be the right mix of professional and personal elements — a combination that Apple and Google haven’t been able to achieve fully. Then add the other online assets Microsoft has amassed over the years: the videoconferencing service Skype, the professional social network Yammer and the search engine Bing.

The potential is great, analysts say. That is, if the notoriously bureaucratic tech giant doesn’t end up repeating its past mistakes.

“Microsoft has had all the pieces for a consumer strategy for years, and they’ve totally and utterly failed time and time again,” said Michael Gartenberg, an analyst at Gartner research. Standout failures include Microsoft’s Zune music player and the Kin smartphone, which were panned by critics and fed the reputation of a company that was out of touch with consumers.

“The trick is if they can tie it all together into a compelling story and get consumers to buy into a whole ecosystem of devices and apps, which is what Apple has done so well and Google has done well, too,” Gartenberg said.

On Tuesday, Microsoft’s stock shot up by nearly 3 percent, though the shares are about half the value of their high reached in December 1999.

When it comes to tablets, Microsoft hopes office workers will want the Surface’s keyboard and stylus to produce Excel spreadsheets or PowerPoint presentations and then take the gadget home to watch movies. Microsoft on Wednesday is expected to roll out at least one new Windows 8 smartphone that will add to its mobile ecosystem.

Microsoft’s Office suite of apps has a stranglehold on businesses. It’s also gained a foothold in households with its Xbox Live, which has 40 million subscribers. The service charges customers a fee to play games online and watch streaming videos through their game console, which has sold 66 million units.

When it announced the Surface in Los Angeles on Monday night, chief executive Steve Ballmer said the device will straddle the tablet and PC worlds. The higher-end Surface will run the full version of Windows 8.

“No compromises,” Ballmer said. Microsoft didn’t announce a price or shipment date.

Apple, in contrast, appears to have drawn a brighter line between its tablet and Mac notebook, which for now run different operating systems, analysts said.

Microsoft’s move was prompted by the iPad’s runaway success. Tablet sales are expected to skyrocket 54 percent, to 107 million units this year, according to research firm IDC. In 2016, consumers will buy 221 million tablets, IDC said this week.

Tablets are stealing away laptops and computer owners and even beginning to win over some businesses. This year, PC sales are expected to rise just 5 percent, to 383 million units, compared with 10 percent growth the previous year.

Microsoft has struggled to keep an entrepreneurial edge given these sea changes in the computing world, experts say.

When Ballmer took over day-to-day operations from Bill Gates in 2000, he tried to thin out a bloated management structure. But engineers and marketing teams often worked in different buildings and traveled by shuttle bus across the vast Redmond, Wash., campus for meetings.

The move to develop its own hardware device also risks alienating key partners who have helped put the Windows software in the vast majority of households and businesses around the world.

“They have very little slack to make this new strategy relevant to everyone,” said Al Hilwa, an analyst at IDC. “Microsoft is trying to give you multiple access points to their ecosystem of content and apps, which is what Apple has done very well and Google is doing, too. It will be a race of giants.”

Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com  By Cecilia Kang, Published: June 19

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First Edition Design Publishing, is the world’s largest eBook distributor. Ranked first in the industry, they convert, format and submit eBooks to Amazon, Apple, Barnes and Noble, Sony, Google, Kobo, Diesel, 3M, Ingram, Baker and Taylor, Nielsen, EBSCO, scores of additional on-line retailers and libraries, schools, colleges and universities. The company also has a POD (Print On Demand) division, which creates printed books and makes them available worldwide through their distribution network. The Company is a licensed and approved eBook Aggregator, Apple Developer and Microsoft Solution Provider.

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Microsoft Squares Off Against Amazon & Apple in #eBooks #FED_ebooks #Author #Writer

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Microsoft Squares Off Against Amazon & Apple in eBooks

Microsoft has invested $300 million in a new subsidiary floated by Barnes & Noble, which will include its Nook business and its educational College business.  Microsoft’s cash infusion will get it a 17.6% equity stake, valuing the subsidiary at $1.7 billion. With this move, Microsoft is jumping into the e-books business, in which it will compete with the likes of AmazonApple and Google.

Barnes & Noble is the second largest player in the e-book space, but much smaller than Amazon, which completely dominates the market. Apple has been trying to get a foothold in the space and recently found itself in the middle of an antitrust investigation by the DoJ against major book publishers.

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First Edition Design Publishing http:www.firsteditiondesignpublishing.com, based in Sarasota, Florida, USA leads the industry in eBook distribution. They convert, format and submit eBooks to Amazon, Apple, Barnes and Noble, Sony, Google, Kobo, Diesel, 3M, Ingram, Baker and Taylor, Nielsen, EBSCO, scores of additional on-line retailers and libraries, schools, colleges and universities. The company also has a POD (Print On Demand) division, which creates printed books and makes them available worldwide through their distribution network.

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First Edition Design Publishing continues expansion of their worldwide distribution list.

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First Edition Design Publishing’s background as licensed Apple Developers and Microsoft Solution Providers, as well as our extensive technical digital assets, puts us in a perfect position as the leading Master Distributors for eBooks.  We are unequaled in the number of distribution points that we submit books to and the speed in which we can do it.  We are at well over 100,000 distribution points reaching over 100 countries,” First Edition Design Publishing’s CEO, Deborah E. Gordon said. “Efficiency is crucial and that is just one of our strong points.”

This week Ms. Gordon’s company added MBS Books, Textbooks.com, Feedbooks, OnlineBookPlace, SmartEbook.com, Starland Books and Eguidebooks to their distribution list along with three more Christian book outlets, Mardel, Parable, and Berean. They also further expanded eBook distribution in, Japan, Australia, Canada, Germany, France, Italy and Spain through Google Play.

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First Edition Design Publishing http:www.firsteditiondesignpublishing.com, based in Sarasota, Florida, USA leads the industry in eBook distribution. They convert, format and submit eBooks to Amazon, Apple, Barnes and Noble, Sony, Google, Kobo, Diesel, 3M, Ingram, Baker and Taylor, Nielsen, EBSCO, scores of additional on-line retailers and libraries, schools, colleges and universities. The company also has a POD (Print On Demand) division, which creates printed books and makes them available worldwide through their distribution network.

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Barnes & Noble, Microsoft ink $300M deal on e-reading

The software giant will invest $300 million in a new Barnes & Noble subsidiary, giving it a 17.6 percent equity stake in the company. The Nook digital bookstore will be bundled with Windows 8.

Source: news.cnet.com

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Barnes & Noble and Microsoft at one time couldn’t get along. Now, they’re partners.

The companies announced today that Microsoft has invested $300 million into a new Barnes & Noble subsidiary, known as Newco until the company can come up with a name. The $300 million investment will give Microsoft a 17.6 percent equity stake in the firm. Barnes & Noble, which assumed a $1.7 billion valuation on the subsidiary, will retain 82.4 percent ownership.

Newco will combine Barnes & Noble’s digital and college businesses, meaning the retailer’s Nook operations and its Nook Study software for students and educators will be a part of the undertaking.

As part of this deal, Barnes & Noble will include its Nook digital bookstore with Windows 8, the next generation of Microsoft’s operating system, which launches later this year. In addition, the companies have settled all of their patent litigation related to use of Android on the Nook tablet, and have formed a “royalty-bearing license under Microsoft’s patents for its Nook e-reader and Tablet products.”

The partnership between Microsoft and Barnes & Noble is a rather surprising one. For over a year, the companies have been battling in the courts, with the software giant accusing Barnes & Noble of patent infringement. Barnes & Noble has responded with venom, saying that Microsoft was misusing patent law for its gain, and last year went as far as asking the Justice Department to investigate the Windows maker.

“Microsoft is attempting to raise its rivals’ costs in order to drive out competition and deter innovation in mobile devices,” Barnes & Noble lawyer Peter T. Barbur wrote in an October 17 letter to Gene I. Kimmelman, the chief counsel for competition policy in the Justice Department’s antitrust division. “Microsoft’s conduct poses serious antitrust concerns and warrants further exploration by the Department of Justice.”

Barnes & Noble is among a host of companies that have been targeted by Microsoft for their use of Android. The software company argues that Android violates patents it holds, and has inked a slew of licensing deals with vendors. Barnes & Noble had been one of the few companies attempting to battle it out.

Although the Microsoft-B&N deal is surprising, the bookseller’s decision to spin off its Nook unit isn’t. Back in January, the company released a statement saying it was exploring the possibility of spinning off the operation so it could “unlock” the value of the Nook unit. In today’s statement, Barnes & Noble said that Newco is still a work in progress, adding that it can provide “no assurance that the review will result in a strategic separation or the creation of a standalone public company.”

Regardless, Barnes & Noble investors couldn’t be more pleased. The company’s shares are up a whopping 83 percent to $25 in pre-market trading.

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First Edition Design Publishing First Edition Design Publishingwww.firsteditiondesignpublishing.com, based in Sarasota, Florida, USA leads the industry in eBook distribution. They convert, format and submit eBooks to Amazon, Apple, Barnes and Noble, Sony, Google, Kobo, Diesel, 3M, Ingram, Baker and Taylor, Nielsen, EBSCO, scores of additional on-line retailers and libraries, schools, colleges and universities. The company also has a POD (Print On Demand) division that creates softcover and hardcover printed books and makes them available worldwide through their distribution network.

First Edition Design PublishingAbout:   is a technology columnist who has written about everything from HDTVs to computers to Flowbee Haircut Systems. Don is a member of the CNET Blog Network, posting at The Digital Home. He is not an employee of CNET.