February, 2011

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  • Microsoft Press

    New book: MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-515): Web Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4

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      We’re excited to announce that MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-515): Web Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4 , by Tony Northrup and Mike Snell (ISBN 9780735627406; 1008 pages) is now available for purchase!    Please enjoy an excerpt from the Introduction: Introduction (excerpt) This training kit is designed for developers who plan to take Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist (MCTS) exam 70-515, as well as for developers who need to know how to develop applications by using the Microsoft .NET Framework 4 and Microsoft ASP.NET. We assume that before you begin using this kit, you have a working knowledge of Windows and Microsoft Visual Basic or Microsoft Visual C#. The topics in this training kit cover what you need to know for the exam as described...
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    New book: Microsoft XNA Framework Edition: Programming Windows Phone 7

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    Greetings! If you follow our blog, you’ve probably already seen our free ebook titled Programming Windows Phone 7 , by Charles Petzold. If not, you can find the 24-chapter ebook here . You can see the ebook’s full Table of Contents on that page, but here is its high-level organization: Part I   The Basics (6 chapters) Part II    Silverlight (12 chapters) Part III   XNA (6 chapters) In case you prefer reading an old-fashioned (classic?) book, we’re happy to announce that we’ve made Charles’s content available in hard copy.  We’ve created two print books out of the one ebook.  Each is for sale. The second is Microsoft XNA Framework Edition: Programming Windows Phone 7 , which contains Parts I & III from the ebook. In other words, this book is the printed...
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    New book: Microsoft Silverlight Edition: Programming Windows Phone 7

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    Greetings! If you follow our blog, you’ve probably already seen our free ebook titled Programming Windows Phone 7 , by Charles Petzold. If not, you can find the 24-chapter ebook here . You can see the ebook’s full Table of Contents on that page, but here is its high-level organization: Part I   The Basics (6 chapters) Part II    Silverlight (12 chapters) Part III   XNA (6 chapters) In case you prefer reading an old-fashioned (classic?) book, we’re happy to announce that we’ve made Charles’s content available in hard copy.  We’ve created two print books out of the one ebook.  Each is for sale. The first is Microsoft Silverlight Edition: Programming Windows Phone 7 , which contains Parts I & II from the ebook. In other words, this book is the printed...
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    New book: Microsoft XNA Game Studio 4.0: Learn Programming Now!

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    We’re excited to announce that Microsoft XNA Game Studio 4.0: Learn Programming Now! , by Rob Miles (ISBN 9780735651579; 464 pages) is now available for purchase!   In today’s post, please read an excerpt from Chapter 6, “Creating a Multi-Player Game,” which describes how to detect and use individual button-press events in a game and learn how to create and debug a complex program. Chapter 6 - Creating a Multi-Player Game In this chapter, you will Discover how to detect and use individual button-press events in a game. Learn how to create and debug a complex program. Write one of the only 16-player games for the Xbox in the world. Introduction Now that you can write programs that process data, read input from the gamepad, and display text and graphics, you can move on to create some...
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    New book: Programming Microsoft LINQ in Microsoft .NET Framework 4

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    We’re very pleased to announce that Paolo Pialorsi and Marco Russo’s new book Programming Microsoft LINQ in Microsoft .NET Framework 4 is available now!  Buying Options Ebook   $39.99 Formats: ePub, Mobi, PDF Print+Ebook   $54.99 Print    $49.99 Print    £38.50    ( What is this? ) This book documents a significant step forward in programming, showing you how to use Language Integrated Query (LINQ) query syntax to query…almost anything for which a LINQ provider is available, including collections, databases, Entity Framework and NHibernate, XML, SharePoint lists, even Office documents. Moreover, this book doesn’t just cover the basics, it delves deep into LINQ internals, showing you exactly how queries and providers work, and...
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