Some Cyber Monday 2012 Specials RRS feed

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  • Hi Folks,

    Here are a few Cyber Monday specials that I received today. They all relate to ebooks that are useful for our Microsoft training and certification, and include all ebooks from Microsoft Press. They are valid for today only, Monday, November 26. Here are the specials.

    1. Save 50% on all Microsoft Press ebooks purchased from O'Reilly today. If your order exceeds $100, then take a 60% discount. The discount code is CYBERDAY, and expires at 11.59PM PT today.


    2. Apress is offering every ebook on sale today for $15. No discount code is necessary. The offer expires at 11.59PM ET today.


    3. InformIT is offering a 50% discount on all ebooks and videos today, plus one month's free access to Safari Online. InformIT represents the following publishers: Pearson, Addison-Wesley, Cisco Press, Exam Cram, Que, Prentice Hall, Sams, and others.

    The discount code is CM2012, and the offer expires 11.59PM ET today.


    BTW, the popular MCTS 70-680 Cert Guide by Don Poulton, that people now prefer to the Microsoft Press 70-680 training kit, is available from InformIT as an ebook. You will be able to get this ebook at 50% off list today. Be aware, however, that although InformIT doesn't use DRM, they watermark their ebooks with your name on every page, so don't buy from them if you don't want this.

    These are all the specials I have for now, but I'll update them if any new offers arrive in my inbox during the day. Enjoy.


    • Edited by James JT Taylor Monday, November 26, 2012 11:40 AM Updated a bad link
    Monday, November 26, 2012 11:32 AM

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  • Hi Folks,

    These specials aren't strictly about training and certification, but since we're all Microsoft folks here, I'll take a chance and post Microsoft's Cyber Monday deals.

    Microsoft has one-day specials on some of their most popular products, and some of the prices are really good, so you might find something here you like.


    Note to admin: Please feel free to delete this post if it's off-topic. I just thought some folks might find it useful.


    • Merged by Mr. Wharty Monday, November 26, 2012 9:54 PM related content
    Monday, November 26, 2012 1:42 PM
  • Hi Folks,

    If you add stuff to your cart during Cyber Monday, but are unable to complete your checkout due to excessive traffic, don't worry. Vendors expect lots of traffic today, so they generally have contingency plans.

    Simply email their customer service during Cyber Monday, and they will often honor the special pricing for you, even after the special has ended. Apress among others do this. For Apress the email address is support@apress.com, as given here:


    Other vendors do the same, but you will have to check their Cyber Monday FAQs for more specifics.


    Monday, November 26, 2012 3:27 PM
  • Hi Folks,

    I just received another Cyber Monday special, probably the last of the day. This time it's from Manning Publications, the publishers of high-quality software books, including the best instructional books on PowerShell 2 and PowerShell 3 that I've found so far. Furthermore, their sale extends until November 30.

    Manning Publications is offering a 40% discount on all ebook purchases under $50 when you use discount code gt1140 at checkout. Additionally, they're offering a 50% discount on all ebook purchases over $50 with discount code gt1150. Just got to Manning.com to get started.

    Manning also has a nice selection of Microsoft titles, with my two favorites being their two PowerShell books by Don Jones. PowerShell is now critical to Windows Server administration, and these two books are the ideal place to start.

    1. Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches (PowerShell 2)

    2. Learn Windows PowerShell 3 in a Month of Lunches (PowerShell 3)

    I hope you are able to take advantage of some of these offers today.


    Monday, November 26, 2012 7:37 PM
  • Hi Folks,

    Due to "overwhelming demand," Apress is extending their $15 ebook, Cyber Monday sale by 12 hours. The sale will now end at 12 noon ET tomorrow, Tuesday, November 27. Enjoy.


    Tuesday, November 27, 2012 2:17 AM