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26 Sep 2014
Praise for Dino Esposito and Andrea Saltarello’s new book on architecting applications
Today we have a guest blog post from Cesar De la Torre, who served as peer reviewer on Dino Esposito and Andrea Saltarello’s new book, Microsoft .NET: Architecting Applications for the Enterprise, Second Edition . Cesar is also the .NET Product Manager at Microsoft Corporation and a co-author of...
11 Sep 2014
New book: Microsoft .NET: Architecting Applications for the Enterprise, Second Edition
We’re pleased to announce the availability of Microsoft® .NET: Architecting Applications for the Enterprise, Second Edition (ISBN 9780735685352), by Dino Esposito and Andrea Saltarello. Purchase from these online retailers: Microsoft Press Store Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent...
10 Sep 2014
An update: Microsoft .NET: Architecting Applications for the Enterprise, Second Edition
Hello, Dino Esposito here. A lot has changed since our previous post on Microsoft .NET: Architecting Applications for the Enterprise, Second Edition (NAA4E)—here’s an update. (Please note that #NAA4E is the official hashtag and name of the Facebook page for this book.) By the way, as we...
2 Jun 2014
“Microsoft .NET: Architecting Applications for the Enterprise”: Reloaded!
Hello, Dino Esposito here! A way back, in the spring of 2008, Andrea Saltarello and I finally gave spark to a project we’d been thinking on for over a year: writing a short, concise and effective architecture book. In our mind, it had to be the book we would have gotten ourselves if it only were available...
10 Dec 2013
Free ebook: .NET Technology Guide for Business Applications
To help celebrate the Visual Studio 2013 Virtual Launch , we’re happy to share another free ebook: .NET Technology Guide for Business Applications , by Cesar de la Torre and David Carmona! Download the ebook at the Microsoft Virtual Academy. Here’s a little bit about the guide: 1...
13 Nov 2013
Quick news: New review of Applied Microsoft .NET Framework Programming
We’re very pleased to see that one of our books from 2002, Applied Microsoft .NET Framework Programming , by Jeffrey Richter, still resonates with .NET developers. Check out this new Amazon review, after all these years: “It’s one of those things. You look back and wonder - how...
8 Aug 2013
New book: Microsoft ADO.NET Entity Framework Step by Step
Purchase at The Microsoft Press Store Your hands-on guide to Entity Framework fundamentals Expand your expertise—and teach yourself the fundamentals of the Microsoft ADO.NET Entity Framework 5. If you have previous programming experience but are new to the Entity Framework, this tutorial...
7 Aug 2013
Quick news: A new managed library to help with debugging
Greetings, developers. In case you missed it, take a look at this post by Lee Culver, a software developer on the .NET Runtime team, which introduces you to a new managed library that allows you to automate inspection tasks and access more debugging info. Below is a quick excerpt from the beginning of...
7 May 2013
New book: CLR via C#, Fourth Edition
We’re excited to announce the availability of CLR via C#, Fourth Edition (ISBN 9780735667457) by Jeffrey Richter! This is a must-have title for developers who want a deep understanding of the tools they’re using and the concepts they’re employing. Learn why C# is the way it is by reading...
29 Nov 2012
New book: MCPD 70-519 Exam Ref: Designing and Developing Web Applications Using Microsoft .NET Framework 4
With all the Microsoft Press books published before the new year, we forgot to post a “New book” announcement for MCPD 70-519 Exam Ref: Designing and Developing Web Applications Using Microsoft® .NET Framework 4 (ISBN 9780735657267; 304 pages) by Tony Northrup. We apologize for the oversight...
5 Feb 2012
New book: XAML Developer Reference
We’re pleased to announce that the new Microsoft Press book XAML Developer Reference (ISBN 978-0-7356-5896-7, 340 pages) is now available for purchase! This book covers XAML from the ground up for both Windows Presentation Foundation and Silverlight development—and of course, because XAML...
24 Jan 2012
Dino Esposito: The O/RM and the chicken/egg dilemma
Hi, this is Dino Esposito. It’s been a couple of years since Microsoft Press published Microsoft .NET: Architecting Applications for the Enterprise (ISBN: 9780735626096; 460 pages), which I wrote with Andrea Saltarello. We also created a successful class out of the book and taught it countless...
29 Dec 2011
New book: MCPD 70-518 Exam Ref: Designing and Developing Windows Applications Using Microsoft .NET Framework 4
Just in time for the holidays, we’re happy to announce MCPD 70-518 Exam Ref: Designing and Developing Windows® Applications Using Microsoft® .NET Framework 4 (ISBN 9780735657236; 336 pages) by Tony Northrup and Matthew A. Stoecker. This book is the latest addition to the new Microsoft Press...
21 Dec 2011
RTM’d today: MCPD 70-518 Exam Ref: Designing and Developing Windows Applications Using Microsoft .NET Framework 4
After launching the new Microsoft Press Exam Ref series in October, we’re happy to announce that the second Exam Ref -- MCPD 70-518 Exam Ref: Designing and Developing Windows® Applications Using Microsoft® .NET Framework 4 (ISBN 9780735657236; 336 pages) -- shipped to the printer this week...
9 Dec 2011
New book: Developer's Guide to Collections in Microsoft .NET
We’re pleased to announce that the new Microsoft Press book Developer's Guide to Collections in Microsoft® .NET (ISBN 978-0-7356-5927-8, 646 pages), is now available for purchase! Written by Calvin (Lee) Janes, a data collection expert, this book is unique because a deep look inside .NET...
2 Dec 2011
Announcing the Start Here! series from Microsoft Press
Microsoft Press is pleased to announce Start Here! , a new series aimed at teaching the basic skills that people completely new to a development language, technology, or product need in order to start programming. The Start Here! series walks readers through the software, tools, techniques, and concepts...
4 Nov 2011
Announcing the Exam Ref series from Microsoft Press
Ken Jones here. Last week we announced the first book in a new certification series from Microsoft Press – the MCPD 70-519 Exam Ref: Designing and Developing Web Applications Using Microsoft .NET Framework 4 . Today, we’d like to talk more about the new series – what it is and why it...
24 Oct 2011
RTM’d today: MCPD 70-519 Exam Ref: Designing and Developing Web Applications Using Microsoft .NET Framework 4
We’re happy to announce that MCPD 70-519 Exam Ref: Designing and Developing Web Applications Using Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (ISBN 9780735657267; 304 pages) shipped to the printer this week! This book is the first entry in the brand new Microsoft Press Exam Ref certification series. Designed...
20 Oct 2011
New book: Microsoft Visual Basic 2010 Developer’s Handbook
We’re pleased to announce the availability of Microsoft Visual Basic 2010 Developer’s Handbook by Sarika Calla Purohit and Klaus Loffelmann. About the Authors Klaus Löffelmann is a Microsoft MVP for Visual Basic .NET, and has been a professional software developer for over 20 years...
13 Oct 2011
Jeffrey Richter: Excerpt #6 from CLR via C#, Third Edition
Hi, this is Jeffrey Richter, offering one more excerpt from my latest book, CLR via C#, Third Edition . If you use the “CLR” tag on this blog , you can find all the other excerpts, as well as a post called “Sample chapters: CLR via C#, by Jeffrey Richter,” which offers you two complete chapters. Today...
27 May 2011
RTM’d today: MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-516): Accessing Data with Microsoft .NET Framework 4
We’re very happy to announce that MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-516): Accessing Data with Microsoft .NET Framework 4 , by Glenn Johnson (ISBN: 9780735627390, 672 pages) has released to the printer. This book can help you prepare for Exam 70-516: TS: Accessing Data with Microsoft .NET Framework...
16 May 2011
Jeffrey Richter: Excerpt #5 from CLR via C#, Third Edition
Jeffrey Richter here again. Today I’d like to share one more section from my latest book . It’s from Chapter 20, “Exceptions and State Management.” You can search this blog for more excerpts from the book. Thanks for your interest! Constrained Execution Regions (CERs) Many applications don’t need to...
27 Apr 2011
Jeffrey Richter: Excerpt #4 from CLR via C#, Third Edition
Good morning, everyone, Jeffrey Richter here. Today I’d like to share another section from my new book with you. It’s from Chapter 25, “Thread Basics.” Enjoy, and search this blog for more excerpts from the book. Stop the Madness If all we cared about was raw performance, then the optimum number of threads...
25 Mar 2011
New book: Programming Microsoft ASP.NET 4
Hi, everyone. Dino Esposito’s newest book, Programming Microsoft ASP.NET 4 (ISBN 9780735643383; 992 pages), is now available. Take a look at this earlier post to read the book’s Introduction , which describes the book’s contents and intended audience. Today we’d like to share...
7 Mar 2011
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