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  • After completing registration of your Beta 2 Express Edition, you will receive—in addition to your free product activation key—access to free online books from Microsoft Learning, including the following titles....etc...

    Am I the only one who hasn't figured out how to access these free books?!  I am a mad clicker and probably clicked off the page without reading it all...if so I apologize, but can anyone clue me in here to the free references?

    Thanks,

    jeff
    Thursday, May 5, 2005 11:50 PM

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  • This is what I received.  You'll need an access code that was included in your email (nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn)

    We would like to offer you access to a free online book as our way of saying thank you for registering Visual C++ 2005 Express Beta 2:

    • Writing Secure Code, 2nd Edition by Michael Howard and David LeBlanc

    This online book is available at Microsoft My Learning. Simply copy and paste the access code nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn into the access code text box, log in to Passport—and you’ll have immediate access to the online book.

    Note: You only need to enter your access code once. After you enter the code the first time, simply go directly to the My Learning page and log in to Passport. The online book will once again be immediately available.

    Friday, May 6, 2005 12:28 PM

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  • I've also receive that but, at the moment, I've got it :).
    Friday, May 6, 2005 10:07 AM
  • This is what I received.  You'll need an access code that was included in your email (nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn)

    We would like to offer you access to a free online book as our way of saying thank you for registering Visual C++ 2005 Express Beta 2:

    • Writing Secure Code, 2nd Edition by Michael Howard and David LeBlanc

    This online book is available at Microsoft My Learning. Simply copy and paste the access code nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn into the access code text box, log in to Passport—and you’ll have immediate access to the online book.

    Note: You only need to enter your access code once. After you enter the code the first time, simply go directly to the My Learning page and log in to Passport. The online book will once again be immediately available.

    Friday, May 6, 2005 12:28 PM
  • excellent! Thanks for the help with that link...of course when I try to put in my code it says it's already been used...go figure lol
    Friday, May 6, 2005 1:07 PM
  • WARNING - DO NOT CONFUSE CODEs AND KEYs AND IDsTongue TiedTongue Tied
    "Activation Key" with "Access Code" or with "MSDN Connection ID"

    http://lab.msdn.microsoft.com/express/register/default.aspx
    This BAD web page probably will be improved and links put in place.
    Activation Key - activates your C++ or C# Express IDE but the Access Code for books
    email comes later.  Yes I agree why the delay?

    Check that your email server spam filter does not delete Microsofts emails!

    1) FIRST TIME  ONCE and ONLY ONCE FOR ACCESS CODE DO THIS:
    Click Microsoft My learning enter Code page. https://www.microsoftelearning.com/eLearning/enterCode.aspx
    Use The Access Code from your Email?  To quote the BAD web page -
    "If registration is completed prior to November 7, 2005, expect to receive an e-mail 7-10 days after registration with resource and community links, as well as an access code for your free Microsoft Learning online books."Tongue Tied

    2) THEN EACH TIME YOU GO BACK TO "My learning" AFTER YOU HAVE USED THAT ACCESS CODE click a My learning page propper: https://www.microsoftelearning.com/eLearning/myLearning.aspx

    BaoBaboon
    Friday, September 9, 2005 12:47 PM
  • Just to weigh in on this one.  I registered using the provided link to get my activation key around three weeks ago, but never received an e-mail giving an 'Access Code' for the online book.

    Its definitely not gone into a spam filter (unless my ISP is blocking e-mails from MS before they reach me!).

    Not distraught at not getting access to the book, but it is puzzling nonetheless.  Maybe there's just a big backlog.
    Saturday, September 10, 2005 8:59 PM