Developers, we’re pleased to announce another free offering: Moving to Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 (Microsoft Press, 2011; 336 pages), written by Patrice Pelland, Pascal Paré, and Ken Haines.
Here’s a little bit about the authors: Ken Haines is a software development engineer at Microsoft, working in the Consumer and Online Division. He has a passion for distributed applications in the cloud and strives to help customers and partners find the right solution for their needs. Pascal Paré has worked at Microsoft since 2006, where he has held positions as a software engineer on both development and testing teams. Patrice Pelland is a principal development manager at Microsoft, working in the Consumer and Online Division. He leads a development team that is focused on innovation and incubation across all Microsoft consumer products.
Moving to Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 was written with three audiences in mind:
Part I is for developers moving from Visual Studio 2003 to Visual Studio 2010.
Part II is for developers moving from Visual Studio 2005.
And Part III is for developers moving from Visual Studio 2008.!--endfragment-->
Please see this post for an extensive description of the book’s content, including “Who Is This Book for?,” “What Is the Book About?,” and “How Will This Book Help Me Move to Visual Studio 2010?” (Note that the links in that post are to a draft preview version of the book. Links to the final and complete book appear immediately below in this post.)
You can download a PDF of the book here.
You can download an XPS of the book here.
And you can download the book’s sample code here.
P.S. Let us know what you think of the book later by filling out our survey at http://www.microsoft.com/learning/booksurvey. Thank you!
Thanks very much, this is really a nice and useful gift.
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Really a great gift for all the developers,it clearly showing all the improvements from one version to another version with a neat explanation.
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Thank you for supporting the developer community.
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Thanks for all the appreciative comments, everybody!
What's with the "http://friendfeed.com/" link that pops up when I choose the '.xps' or '.zip' downloads?
It's so un-Microsoft-ish. Is it a new MS acquisition?? (Happens in IE & Chrome.)
Never mind about "friendfeed" comment above. One of my machines got hacked. Downloads find on another machine.
Thanks for sharing and keep coming.
Let me echo my fellow commenters by saying "Thank you very much" - the timing of this is perfect for me.
the Best gift from Microsoft!
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