“First Look: Microsoft Office 2010” – A free eBook from Microsoft

For a limited time you can download this free e-book without stepping through any registration. First Look: Microsoft Office 2010, by Katherine Murray, offers 14 chapters of early content, organized like so:

Part I, “Envision the Possibilities,” introduces you to the changes in Office 2010 and shows you how you can make the most of the new features to fit the way you work today. Chapter 1, “Welcome to Office 2010,” gives you a play-by-play introduction to new features; Chapter 2, “Express Yourself Effectively and Efficiently,” details the great feature enhancements and visual effects throughout the applications; and Chapter 3, “Work Anywhere with Office 2010,” explores the flexibility factor by presenting a set of scenarios that enable users to complete their work no matter where their path takes them.

Part II, “Hit the Ground Running,” focuses on each of the Office 2010 applications in turn, spotlighting the key new features and showing how they relate to the whole. These chapters provide a how-to guide for many of the top features you’re likely to use right off the bat, and they offer inspiring ideas on how to get the most from your favorite applications.

Part III, “Next Steps with Office 2010,” zooms up to the big picture and provides examples to help you think through interoperability. How often do you use the various Office applications together? Customer research shows that people often don’t realize how well the applications work together as a complete system—which means they might be laboring over items they could easily incorporate from somewhere else. This part of the book provides examples for integrating the applications and explores Office 2010 security and training opportunities, as well.

Source : MSDN Blog
Download : eBook


Free Windows 7 ebooks from Microsoft Press

1. Windows 7 Product Guide, A Complete Reference Guide by Microsoft

If you are looking for a comprehensive Windows 7 guide, that helps you and your business. The wait is over, Microsoft has released the Windows 7 Product Guide.

Download : http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=b3c68ec2-e726-4830-ac89-31c71d6be5f3


2. Windows 7 Troubleshooting Tips, A Free eBook by MVP

The book is titled as “What You Can Do Before You Call Tech Support.”

You can download the eBook in XPS format and in PDF format . Enjoy!

Reference : Microsoft Press

SharePoint 2010 Documentation and posters

Enterprise Search Planning for SharePoint Server 2010
This model describes primary architecture design decisions for search environments.

Design Search for SharePoint Server 2010
This model describes the steps to determine a basic design for a SharePoint Server 2010 search architecture.

SharePoint Server 2010 Search Architecture
This model describes the physical and logical architecture components of the search system.

Getting started with BI in SharePoint Server 2010
Discusses the business intelligence tools available in SharePoint Server 2010

SharePoint Server 2010 Evaluation Guide
Introduction and overview of SharePoint Server 2010 for IT pros.

SharePoint Enterprise Search
Compares and contrasts search technologies in SharePoint 2010 Products

Topologies for SharePoint Server 2010
Describes common ways to build and scale farm topologies, including planning which servers to start services on.

Hosting Environments for SharePoint 2010 Products
Summarizes the support for hosting environments and illustrates common hosting architectures.

Services in SharePoint Products 2010
Describes and illustrates the services architecture, including and common ways to deploy services in your overall solution design.

Cross-farm Services in SharePoint 2010 Products
Illustrates how to deploy services across farms to provide centralized administration of services.

Upgrade planning poster
Describes requirements and considerations for planning to upgrade to SharePoint Server 2010

Upgrading services poster
You need to give special consideration to the issues involved when you upgrade services from the previous version of SharePoint Server.

Upgrade testing poster
To help ensure a smooth transition to SharePoint Server 2010, perform a trial upgrade to find issues likely to surface during the actual process.

Upgrade approaches poster
This model describes the three basic approaches to upgrading to SharePoint Server 2010: in-place, database attach, or a hybrid of the two.

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