Microsoft Press series

At Microsoft Press, we create books and references for Microsoft customers at every skill level—and across the range of Microsoft technologies. Microsoft Press series are designed for the different ways you learn. See which series best meets your needs.

Admin Companion

Is this book right for you?

  • Experienced IT implementers primarily in medium and large organizations.
  • Comprehensive coverage of product capabilities and administration.

Best Practices - Developer

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  • Software engineers, development managers, and others.
  • Proven software engineering practices from leading industry practitioners.

Best Practices - IT Pro

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  • Experienced IT professionals, including administrators, engineers, architects, and support professionals.
  • Pragmatic solutions and real-world advice from expert practitioners.

Business Skills

Is this book right for you?

  • Experienced users who want to sharpen their professional skills (e.g., giving presentations, project management, and collaboration).
  • Training that increases effectiveness and impact on the job and focuses on soft skills, where technology is a means, not the end.

Developer Reference

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  • Intermediate- to advanced-level developers responsible for writing, debugging, testing, deploying, and maintaining code.
  • Core topics and essential techniques for professional developers.

Exam Ref

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  • IT professionals and developers preparing for Microsoft Certification exams.
  • Official Microsoft exam reference focusing on the critical skills and knowledge as measured by Microsoft IT Pro and Developer certification exams.

Inside Out

Is this book right for you?

  • Intermediate to advanced users who want to dig deep and take their expertise to the next level.
  • Ultimate in-depth reference, supremely organized, and packed with timesaving solutions, troubleshooting tips, and expert advice.

MOS Study Guide

Is this book right for you?

  • Help readers practice and prepare for the skills and knowledge measured by the MOS certification exams.
  • In-depth exam prep, practice, and review to help advance proficiency with Microsoft Office—and earn MOS certification credentials.

Plain & Simple

Is this book right for you?

  • Ideal for beginners and others seeking an easy, visual approach to everyday tasks.
  • Concise, four-color references for Microsoft Office and Windows users who prefer a highly visual approach to learning.

Pocket Consultant

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  • General to intermediate level skills and experience.
  • Concise, easy-to-use reference for looking up quick, specific information needed to accomplish a task.

Step by Step

Is this book right for you?

  • Beginning and intermediate home and office users who like to learn through lessons and exercises.
  • Experience learning made easy—you set the pace—building and practicing the skills you need, just when you need them!

Step by Step for Developers

Is this book right for you?

  • Experienced programmers new to a particular technology, version, or topic. Not for beginners.
  • Designed to teach experienced programmers how to use a new Microsoft product, language, or technology, through a series of step-by-step instructions and exercises.

Training Guide

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  • IT professionals and developers.
  • Comprehensive hands-on training to develop real-world, job-specific skills.

Training Kit

Is this book right for you?

  • Experienced technology professionals preparing for a Microsoft Certification exam.
  • Guide that focuses on the skills and knowledge measured by the certification exams—and on the job.