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Press Release: November 27, 2012

Preview Microsoft Technologies with New Microsoft prePress Ebooks

Sebastopol, CA—November 27, 2012—Looking to get started with new Microsoft technologies faster? In November 2012, Microsoft Press unveiled a new and innovative publishing model: Microsoft prePress. With Microsoft prePress, readers will have access to Microsoft Press ebooks while they're still in development.

"The emphasis for Microsoft prePress titles is early availability of high-quality beta chapters," says associate publisher Steve Weiss, "and giving the customer the opportunity to access valuable learning resources sooner rather than later. No need to wait until the print book is out; here it is in early-chapter form now, and you also get the completed, beautifully laid-out ebook when it's done."

With Microsoft prePress, readers can access just-written content from upcoming books. The chapters come straight from respected Microsoft Press authors, pass through a technical review and basic copy editing, and are then made available online. By ordering a Microsoft prePress version of a book, customers will be among the first to have access to the latest information on Microsoft topics.

The result will mean a significant advantage for consumers, whether they are information workers, IT-professionals, or developers. "Microsoft prePress works as a shortcut to mastering the new technologies you need to learn," adds Weiss, "in some cases, many months ahead of what was traditionally possible."

The first launch wave of books includes:

Additional Resources
For more information about the Microsoft prePress program, see:

Read a blogpost about this new publishing model from editor Devon Musgrave:

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About Microsoft Press
Microsoft Press is a division of Microsoft Corporation. Established in 1985, Microsoft Press publishes self-paced learning materials on Microsoft products and associated technologies. Microsoft Press products are available in a variety of formats for individual users, IT professionals, and developers. Since 2009, Microsoft and O'Reilly Media have shared the editorial direction and development of Microsoft Press products. O'Reilly also handles sales, distribution, customer service, and some administrative functions.

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