Free ebook: Introducing Windows 8: An Overview for IT Professionals

Just a new eBook for us, IT Pro. Deployment, management, security, recovery. All you need to bring the OS to your users. Download links are below. PDF Introducing Windows 8- An Overview for IT Professionals – PDF ebook Mobi Introducing Windows 8-An Overview for IT Professionals – Mobi format for Kindle ePub Introducing Windows 8-An Overview for IT Professionals – ePub format

Want to learn about cryptography? I know where.

 Take notice: My new feed address is now Please re-subscribe. Do you have some spare time and want to know how cryptography works? What is the most secure cipher? And why λ is always more than ε… Well, the latter is not true =) Anyhow, there is a place where you can learn more about cryptography for free. Stanford University provides such a course for free at I’m at the second week now, and already tampered one cipher text and know how decrypted another (it’s not that tricky, but very time consuming). So welcome to the world of … Continue reading Want to learn about cryptography? I know where.

Freebies: books

Take notice: My new feed address is now Please re-subscribe.   A couple of books I believe are worth at least stealing a look at. Free books, of course. 1) The book has been advertised in almost every Windows-related blog for several days. I believe that you couldn’t have missed it but just in case you haven’t read about it I give you the link. Introducing Windows Server 2012 is quite small and cannot cover all I would want to know, but it is named “Introducing…”. It’s definitely the place to start if you haven’t been tracking news all … Continue reading Freebies: books

News and freebies

Hi. Recently I’ve experienced some events in my life which made my blog totally neglected. I’m sorry about it, but life is life. I’ll do my my best to keep the blog updated, still the next couple of months updates probably won’t be regularly, because I’ll be getting ready to TechEd Russia 2011. Lync First of all, there have been at least two interesting new things about Lync: Lync Adoption and Training Kit and Lync Server Administration Guide. The first one is some kind of one-stop resource for everyone who wants to implement Lync in theirs organization. You can choose … Continue reading News and freebies

Freebies: books and other learning stuff

What it takes to be a good specialist? Usually everyone agree that the vital element to it is to learn much. With MS, it is usually easy enough: TechNet and MSDN are great sources of information. No, really, most of official courses I sit on (to be honest – there was not many of them) don’t give you as much info as those two. If you are lucky enough, you’ll get a great trainer and then you can have even more than in TechNet, but usually it is only a good way to quickly refresh, restructure or get some basic … Continue reading Freebies: books and other learning stuff

MS Guru writes a thriller, MS OneNote starts in iPhone

What a crazy world, one can say… Still it is true: New book of Mark Russinovich Mark Russinovich has wrote a thriller book named Zero Day. Something about cyber crime, cyber attacks and so on. I won’t even read the excerpts: I’ll just get this book as soon as I can after it is out (March 2011). Pre-0rder i$ @v@i1@b1e. OneNote is on iPhone/iPod. And it even works, though I haven’t yet fully synchronized it from my SkyDrive storage. The process is to be continued soon, though.Download it on the Apple store and enjoy. It is “free for a limited … Continue reading MS Guru writes a thriller, MS OneNote starts in iPhone

Freebies: some more free eBooks

Being ill I’m not currently in the state to write anything smart, so I will just provide you with some more free eBooks (and their parts) from the list which were announced at MS Press blog (And were kindly mustered together by one of MS employees for me. Thanks, pal):   Moving to MS Visual Studio 2010 PDF XPS Sample code     Introducing Microsoft SQL 2008 R2 (Yeah, another two hundred pages for me to read) PDF XPS       Programming Windows Phone 7 Series (DRAFT Preview). We still don’t have WP7 here, but already have some programmers … Continue reading Freebies: some more free eBooks

Certification News

Just news, briefly: New certification program for students and newbies without IT experience just started. You already can pass several exams to become MS Certified Technology Associate. More info in the program site. Brilliant way to start your certified life, I think Another freebies… Well, almost. MS gives discount up to 30% on certification exams for employees of companies which are MS partners. And, though you are to by the exams wholesale, those who work for MS partners know that you are sometimes to pass them wholesale too, so enjoy. Details.

Freebies: Free Visio stencils

Those who don’t love free stuff – get out of the class. Stay here, though – you are to buy Visio in order to use this freebies. One of the MS employees has shared links to several sets of Visio stencils. Here we are: Visio stencils for IT Pro posters Microsoft Office Visio Stencil Containing Shapes for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Office Communications Server 2007 and 2007 R2 Visio Stencils Software and Database Shapes for Microsoft Visio Geographic Map Shapes for Microsoft Visio Some of them works for those who like Exchange-related drawings: Others – do the same for the … Continue reading Freebies: Free Visio stencils