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  • Blog Post: Free ebook: Building Cloud Apps with Microsoft Azure

    Greetings! We’re happy to release a free ebook today: Building Cloud Apps with Microsoft Azure: Best practices for DevOps, data storage, high availability, and more , by Scott Guthrie, Mark Simms, Tom Dykstra, Rick Anderson, and Mike Wasson. Here are the download links: PDF (6.35 MB), EPUB (22.7 MB)...
  • Blog Post: New book: Programming Microsoft ASP.NET MVC, Third Edition

    We’re pleased to announce the availability of Programming Microsoft ASP.NET MVC, Third Edition (9780735680944), by Dino Esposito. Purchase from these online retailers: Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Shop local The Microsoft Press Store Develop next...
  • Blog Post: New book: SignalR Programming in Microsoft ASP.NET

    We’re pleased to announce the availability of SignalR Programming in Microsoft ASP.NET (ISBN: 9780735683884)! Purchase from these online retailers: The Microsoft Press Store Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Shop local Description Get definitive...
  • Blog Post: Topic spotlight: ASP.NET MVC 4

    Microsoft Press just released Exam Ref 70-486: Developing ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications this month. If you like to read and watch videos to get the full learning experience, we recommend checking out the recently posted Jump Start called Developing ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications . The course is divided...
  • Blog Post: New book: Exam Ref 70-486: Developing ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications

    We’re happy to announce that Exam Ref 70-486: Developing ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications (ISBN: 9780735677227) is available for purchase! If you like, you can purchase it from the Microsoft Press Store . Focused preparation for Exam 70-486 Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-486—and help...
  • Blog Post: Quick news: Three recorded Jump Starts available on demand

    The Microsoft Virtual Academy has announced the availability of three Jump Starts. If you missed the live events, you can watch the recorded sessions on demand. Building Web Apps with ASP.NET Jump Start Principal Program Manager Scott Hanselman and Technical Evangelist Jon Galloway provide an...
  • Blog Post: Quick news: Rescheduling of Building Web Apps with ASP.NET Jump Start

    An urgent note from our friends at Microsoft Virtual Academy : RESCHEDULE NOTIFICATION NEW DATE! Unfortunately, Scott lost his voice over the weekend and is fighting a nasty cold! Please send him your well-wishes if you get a chance. As a result, we’re forced to postpone the event to Friday, February...
  • Blog Post: New book: Architecting Mobile Solutions for the Enterprise

    We’re happy to announce the availability of Architecting Mobile Solutions for the Enterprise , by the well-known and prolific author Dino Esposito. This book is an architectural guide to a paradigm shift. Paradigm shifts just happen—and mobile represents a big one. Mobile enables both new business scenarios...
  • Blog Post: From the MVPs: Meet the “Paulovich Brothers”!

    Here’s the seventh post in our series of guest posts by Microsoft Most Valued Professionals (MVPs). Since the early 1990s, Microsoft has recognized technology champions around the world with the MVP Award . MVPs freely share their deep knowledge, real-world experience, and impartial and objective feedback...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: New book: Programming Microsoft ASP.NET MVC, Second Edition

    Updated for ASP.NET MVC 3, Dino Esposito’s Programming Microsoft ASP.NET MVC, Second Edition , is now available. You can see the book’s “Contents at a Glance” and read its Introduction in this earlier post . In this post we share an excerpt from one of the book’s chapters, Chapter 7, “Design Considerations...
  • Blog Post: RTM’d today: Programming Microsoft ASP.NET MVC, Second Edition

    Greetings. We’re happy to share that we’ve completed our work on Dino Esposito’s second edition of Programming Microsoft ASP.MVC (ISBN: 9780735662841; 464 pages), which fully updates Dino’s first edition for ASP.NET MVC 3. The book is currently available for pre-order, and it will be fully available...
  • Blog Post: Tap the Cloud for Your ASP.NET Apps

    Say you need more horsepower today, less tomorrow. Hear how Brian Prince focuses on the app, not the infrastructure. Then try Azure at no cost CODE webcastpass, and deploy your 1st app in as little as 30 mins . MSDN Webcast: Cloud Power Event Series: Adding Scale Easily to ASP.NET Apps Adding Scale Easily...
  • Blog Post: Scott Guthrie on Microsoft WebMatrix

    Hola. Today we’re happy to share Scott Guthrie ’s Foreword for Laurence Moroney’s upcoming book, Introducing Microsoft WebMatrix . (The book will be available in May.) Enjoy! Foreword It’s a really exciting time to be a web developer. The array of options that are available...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: RTM’d today: Programming Microsoft ASP.NET 4

    Greetings! We’re happy to announce that Dino Esposito’s newest book, Programming Microsoft ASP.NET 4 (ISBN: 9780735643383; 992 pages), has shipped to the printer. Here’s the book’s Introduction, which describes the book’s contents and intended audience: Introduction In the fall of 2004, at a popular...
  • Blog Post: Excerpt from upcoming title: Programming Microsoft ASP.NET 4

    Today we’d like to share an excerpt from one of our upcoming books: Programming Microsoft ASP.NET 4 by Dino Esposito. We’ll publish this book in March 2011. You can learn more about the book here: http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780735643383/ In this excerpt from Chapter 5, Anatomy of an ASP.Net Page, the...
  • Blog Post: RTM’d today: MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-515): Web Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4

    MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-515): Web Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4 , by Tony Northrup and Mike Snell, is on its way to the printer. It will be available in book stores in mid December and is now available for pre-order through online book sellers. Maximize your...
  • Blog Post: Free ebook: Moving to Microsoft Visual Studio 2010

    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...
  • Blog Post: Dino Esposito: “ASP.NET MVC: Your Option and Your Peril”

    Dino here. Imagine you spent the last three years in a dark cave hidden in the intricate labyrinth of some rainforest. And imagine you had no connectivity for all that time. Now you’re back and you can’t wait to put your hands on the freshly released version of Visual Studio. You used to...
  • Blog Post: New book: Programming Microsoft ASP.NET MVC

    Dino Esposito’s first book on MVC, Programming Microsoft ASP.NET MVC , is now available for purchase! You can review the book’s TOC and Dino’s fascinating Introduction here . The book’s ISBN is 9780735627147, and its page count is 592 pages. And as you can see from the cover, the book covers ASP.NET...
  • Blog Post: New book: Microsoft Visual Basic 2010 Step by Step

    We’re happy to announce that Michael Halvorson’s Microsoft Visual Basic 2010 Step by Step (ISBN: 9780735626690; 576 pages; ebook included) is now available. You can find the book’s chapter-level “Contents at a Glance” and Introduction here . In this post we share a stretch of sample text from Chapter...
  • Blog Post: New book: Microsoft ASP.NET 4 Step by Step

    George Shepherd’s Microsoft ASP.NET 4 Step by Step is now available! The book contains 26 chapters across 640 pages. This post will give you a taste of the book. The book’s chapter-level Table of Contents and Introduction can be found here . Here’s the taste—enjoy: Chapter 21 ASP.NET and WPF Content...
  • Blog Post: RTM’d today: Programming Microsoft ASP.NET MVC

    We’re very pleased to announce that Dino Esposito’s latest book, Programming Microsoft ASP.NET MVC , has shipped to the printer! Covering ASP.NET MVC 2 and Visual Studio 2010, Dino’s book will help you understand how and when to use this programming model as an alternative to Web Forms—to gain full control...
  • Blog Post: RTM’d today: Microsoft Visual Basic 2010 Step by Step

    Another book updated for Visual Studio 2010, Microsoft Visual Basic 2010 Step by Step , by Michael Halvorson, has shipped to the printer! The title will be available via online retailers later this month.  When it is, we’ll post longer excerpts.  In the meantime, here’s a bit of information...
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