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Welcome to the Pearson Education User Group Program! Please pass along to your collegues/ UG members and share the news and promotions!The new program provides qualified user groups with product news, discounted prices on products, free review copies in exchange for reviews, marketing materials, and promotional giveaways. Housed on InformIT.com, the program represents Pearson Education imprints and well-known technology brands of Addison-Wesley Professional, Cisco Press, Exam Cram, IBM Press, Prentice Hall, Que Publishing, and Sams Publishing.
If you are receiving this initial email then your group has been qualified and registered in our program. Please ensure that your group’s information is accurate on your page of the site: www.informit.com/usergroups select “Find a User Group” and your state, and group name.News & Announcements
New site launch - check out www.informit.com - representing Addison-Wesley Professional, Cisco Press, Exam Cram, IBM Press, Prentice Hall, Que Publishing, and Sams Publishing and hear from Publisher Paul Boger directly.
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Visit our newsletter page to subscribe to the topical or publishing imprint newsletters and learn about new products, articles, and promotions! This will be your monthly message regarding new products. Encourage your members to do the same.
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Our new program will have a quarterly newsletter that leaders and members can subscribe to exclusively!
Look for more information about the newsletter in the future!
This Month’s Exclusive UG Contest - visit www.informit.com/usergroup to enter to win during the month of August!
The Pearson Education User Group Program offers a monthly contest to all current user group members. Each month a different prize pack on a specific technology topic will be available! Simply complete the registration form below to enter; one entry per person please.
Bookmark www.informit.com/usergroups and come back each month for your chance to win!
Pearson Education User Group Program Quarterly Newsletter
Welcome to the first Pearson Education User Group Program quarterly newsletter for official members. Please pass this along to your colleagues and share our news and offers.
The launch of our new user group program coincides with the launch of our online portal InformIT.com. InformIT is home to the world’s leading technology publishing imprints Addison-Wesley, Cisco Press, ExamCram, IBM Press, Prentice Hall, Que, and Sams. InformIT.com provides access to trusted and quality content and resources from the authors, creators, innovators, and leaders of technology. The Pearson Education User Group Program provides qualified user groups with product news, discounted prices on products, free review copies in exchange for reviews, marketing materials, and promotional giveaways. Focusing on a wide array of topics from security, operating systems, and web development to networking, open source, programming and more, our new program can arrange for authors to speak at group meetings and support attendance at your events. Visit www.informit.com/usergroupwelcome to take advantage of great offers and information.
Cisco User Groups visit www.ciscopress.com/usergroup for more information. Safari Rough Cuts-Get Online Access to Books as They’re Written The Rough Cuts service from Safari Books Online gives you exclusive access to an evolving manuscript that you can read online or download as a PDF and print. The initial version of a Rough Cuts book will not be fully edited, subjected to final technical review, or completely formatted. The Rough Cuts PDF is updated as the author and technical reviewers progress, so users have access to new versions as they are created. See all Rough Cuts.
Quite a lot has gone on since we were last in touch. Apple announced its new iLife ‘08 and iWork ‘08 suites, Adobe started shipping Adobe ColdFusion 8, the Peachpit Web site got a new facelift, and I took a few days off. Whew! We continue the trend with the announcement of this month’s new releases. For our digital video groups we have three new Apple Pro Training Series titles releasing covering Motion 3, Soundtrack Pro 2, and for advanced editing, Michael Wohl’s, The Craft of Editing with Final Cut Pro. Two Hands-On Training books for Dreamweaver CS3 and Flash CS3 written by the folks from lynda.com, will also release this month.
Be sure to check out the author seminars and various conferences coming up. There’s info on how to get a free Expo Pass to the upcoming Photoshop World in Las Vegas. Also, it’s not too late to submit one of your members to win a free three-day pass to our upcoming Web Design Conference, details below.
APPLE ANNOUNCED NEW iLIFE ‘08 AND iWORK ‘08 SUITES
On August 7th, Apple Announced its new iLife ‘08 and iWork ‘08 suites. iLife ‘08 enables you to discover new ways to enjoy photos, create movies, websites, and more. iLife ‘08 includes iPhoto ‘08, iMovie ‘08, .Mac Web Gallery, GarageBand, iWeb ‘08, and iDVD ‘08. Take the guided tour and read all about it Here.
iWork ‘08 ensures improved newsletters, smarter presentations, and now even spreadsheets. The applications in iWork ‘08 include Pages ‘08, Keynote ‘08, and Numbers ‘08. Read all about it Here.
We’ll have several books coming out in the next few months by some of your favorite authors like Jim Heid, Robin Williams, and John Tollett, so stay tuned for more news in our upcoming e-newsletters!
A NEW LOOK FOR PEACHPIT.COM
Have you browsed our Web site recently? Well we have a snazzy new look that you have to check out! We’ve improved our search capabilities, you can watch our podcasts live, download them or subscribe via RSS. So take some time, explore, post a comment to a blog post, and let us know what you think.
ADOBE COLDFUSION 8 RELEASED
At the end of July the new Adobe ColdFusion 8 software started shipping. This is a must-have release for developers to create compelling internet applications that fit in today’s enterprise environment. If you are new to ColdFusion or a returning user you can download a 30 day trial Here.
Also stay tuned to our upcoming e-newsletters for announcements of our new releases for Adobe ColdFusion 8!