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Packt Publishing are one of the London Java Community’s current sponsors.

On Monday the 24th January, 2011 Packt Publishing is issuing five brand new Microsoft Books on a range of different subject matters:

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 High Availability
  • Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5
  • Microsoft Forefront UAG 2010 Administrator’s Handbook
  • Dynamics AX 2009 Administration
  • Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step 2010
  • (Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Cookbook)

With five Microsoft books published at the end of 2010, the publication of a further five new books all on one day reiterates Packt’s commitment to producing specialist Microsoft book titles, and signifies their position as a top Microsoft publisher.  James Lumsden, the Packt Enterprise Publisher states that “serving the needs of Microsoft professionals is one of our top priorities at Packt, and 2011 promises to be a bumper year. What better way to kick off the New Year than with five exciting new titles on Microsoft Monday!  As always we want to do our utmost to serve you, the reader, so please email us if you have book ideas, general suggestions, or if you just want to offer some feedback.  Have a great 2011”.

To mark this milestone Packt is also offering a 25% discount when you purchase two or more Microsoft books throughout January.  And will be running a competition throughout January offering customers the opportunity to win a free 1 year’s subscription to PacktLib every Monday throughout January.

For further information on this, and other books published by Packt Publishing, please visit

Packt Publishing are a unique publishing company specializing in highly focused books on specific technologies and solutions – please visit their site to find out more about them:

Each month we run a promotion with Packt in which LJC members will be selected at random to receive free books. This month we are offering 2 LJC members the chance to win;

First Prize Winner will receive 1 print copy of his/her choice,
Runner Up Winner – 1 ecopy of his/her choice

Here are the books on offer this month. Packt have kindly offered the most recently published Java books in celebration of it being the last month of the year! The winner will be picked at random and announced at the end of the month:

Django JavaScript Integration: AJAX and jQuery
Google Web Toolkit 2 Application Development Cookbook
Selenium 1.0 Testing Tools: Beginner’s Guide
OSGi and Apache Felix 3.0 Beginner’s Guide
Spring Web Flow 2 Web Development
Alfresco 3 Web Services
YUI 2.8: Learning the Library
Microsoft SQL Azure Enterprise Application Development
Google App Engine Java and GWT Application Development
Flex 3 with Java

To take part in the promotion all you have to do is send an email to me at with your name, your book choice and the address you would like your book to be sent. Please mark ‘Packt Publishing’ as the subject title.

Please visit the Packt site at

Congratulations to the winners of our December draw – Xabier Burgos and John K!

Good luck,

Barry Cranford

What is the LJC

The London Java Community (LJC) is a group of Java Enthusiasts who are interested in benefiting from shared knowledge in the industry. Through our forum and regular meetings you can keep in touch with the latest industry developments, learn new Java (& other JVM) technologies, meet other developers, discuss technical/non technical issues and network further throughout the Java Community.