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  • Blog Post: Author response: Microsoft Visual C# 2013 Step by Step

    As you might know, you can give us feedback anytime about our books via http://aka.ms/tellpress . (We know you’re busy, so we’ve kept it short with just a few questions.) But because we don’t ask for personal information, we can’t respond personally to comments and questions that you leave us. So, in...
  • Blog Post: Sample chapter: Designing Windows Store Apps for Performance

    By keeping performance in mind for the key usage scenarios of your app, you will reduce the risk of making the wrong architectural decisions that would be expensive to change later in the game. This sample chapter from Brian Rasmussen’s High-Performance Windows Store Apps (9780735682634) covers...
  • Blog Post: New book: High-Performance Windows Store Apps

    We’re pleased to announce the availability of High-Performance Windows Store Apps (ISBN: 9780735682634), by Brian Rasmussen! Purchase from these online retailers: Microsoft Press Store Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Shop local Description Understand...
  • Blog Post: Quick news: Microsoft Press wins awards at international competition of STC

    You all might remember that back in the winter, a handful of our books were recognized by the Puget Sound chapter of the Society for Technical Communications. (See blog post http://blogs.msdn.com/b/microsoft_press/archive/2014/01/22/quick-news-microsoft-press-picks-up-six-awards-at-last-night-s-stc-ceremony...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Press @ 30: Jeffrey Richter on becoming an author

    This is the first in a series of guest posts by authors and staff, past and present, reflecting on the 30 th anniversary of Microsoft Press. We’re celebrating this milestone from fall 2013 through summer 2014, so keep checking back for more anniversary-related content. Today’s post is...
  • Blog Post: New book: Windows Runtime via C#

    We’re very happy to announce that Windows Runtime via C# (9780735679276) by Jeffrey Richter and Maarten van de Bospoort is ready for purchase. Purchase from these online retailers: The Microsoft Press Store Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Shop local...
  • Blog Post: New book: Microsoft Visual C# 2013 Step by Step

    We’re happy to announce the publication of Microsoft Visual C# 2013 Step by Step (ISBN: 9780735681835), by John Sharp! Purchase from these online retailers: The Microsoft Press Store Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Shop local Your hands-on guide to...
  • Blog Post: Special offer for content from Jeffrey Richter and WintellectNOW

    To celebrate the release of Jeffrey Richter and Maarten van de Bospoort’s new book Windows Runtime via C# , Microsoft Press and Wintellect have teamed up to offer a complimentary chapter and free access to one of Jeffrey Richter’s WintellectNOW on-demand training sessions. You will enjoy free access...
  • Blog Post: New book: Exam Ref 70-483–Programming in C#

    Buy this book Focused preparation for Exam 70-483 Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-483—and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of programming in C#. Designed for experienced software developers ready to advance their status, Exam Ref focuses on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen needed...
  • Blog Post: New book: Exam Ref 70-484- Essentials of Developing Windows Store Apps using C#

    Focused preparation for Exam 70-484 Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-484—and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of programming Windows Store apps using C#. Designed for experienced software developers ready to advance their status, Exam Ref focuses on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen...
  • Blog Post: RTM’d today: F# for C# Developers

    We are happy to announce that F# for C# Developers, by Tao Liu (ISBN 9780735670266) has shipped to the printer! Please read on for preordering information, a link to the free sample chapters, the Contents at a glance, the foreword, and an excerpt from the Introduction. Preorder from O’Reilly...
  • Blog Post: MVA Live Q&A now posted: Programming Windows with Charles Petzold

    Greetings. Perhaps you missed our live Q&A with Charles Petzold a couple of weeks ago. The session is now posted here at the Microsoft Virtual Academy . (You must register with MVA to access this free material.) Principal Technical Evangelist Jaime Rodriguez and Charles discussed development for...
  • Blog Post: Free Jump Start: May 2, 2013 - Windows Store App Essentials using C#

    The Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) team is excited to announce a new course in the popular “Jump Start” series of live online training events on May 2nd! This core skills course will feature Microsoft Technical Evangelist Jerry Nixon and co-founder of Crank211 Daren May, who will deliver an engaging...
  • Blog Post: We need your questions for a Q&A session with Charles Petzold

    Greetings! We’re happy to announce an upcoming event with programming legend and renowned author Charles Petzold (whose Programming Windows, Sixth Edition , was recently published): a live questions and answers session on April 30 ( register here ). The subject of the Q&A session will be...
  • Blog Post: New book: Build Windows 8 Apps with Microsoft Visual C# and Visual Basic Step by Step

    Teach yourself how to build Windows 8 applications using Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 with Microsoft Visual C# 2012 or Visual Basic 2012—one step at a time. Build Windows 8 Apps with Microsoft Visual C# and Visual Basic Step by Step , by Luca Regnicoli, Paolo Pialorsi, and Roberto Brunetti, is...
  • Blog Post: New book: Microsoft Visual C# 2012 Step By Step

    We’re pleased to announce the availability of Microsoft Visual C# 2012 Step by Step by John Sharp. Teach yourself how to build applications with Microsoft Visual C# 2012 and Visual Studio 2012—one step at a time. Ideal for those with fundamental programming skills, this tutorial provides...
  • Blog Post: Quick news: Two upcoming Jump Starts in March, 2013

    Programming in C# Jump Start- March 13 th , 2013 8:00am-5:00pm PST Microsoft Technical Evangelist Jerry Nixon and co-founder of Crank211 Daren May will deliver an engaging, demo-rich MVA Jump Start course on Mar.13. The live accelerated course for intermediate to seasoned developers will cover...
  • Blog Post: New book: Programming Windows, Sixth Edition

    We’re thrilled to announce the availability of Charles Petzold’s Programming Windows, Sixth Edition (ISBN: 9780735671768)! You can order the book here , here , here , or here . This earlier post contains the book's Table of Contents and Charles’s Introduction, which shares a lot...
  • Blog Post: Quick news: Update on sample code for Programming Windows, Sixth Edition

    UPDATE: The sample code is now available via the book's companion content page . The size of the ZIP is 30.7 MB. ORIGINAL POST: Greetings! We’ve received the final C# and C++ sample code from Charles Petzold for Programming Windows, Sixth Edition . We’re doing some final checks and working...
  • Blog Post: RTM’d today: Programming Windows, Sixth Edition

    Hello, programmers! We’re happy to announce that Charles Petzold’s newest update to his classic book, Programming Windows , has shipped to the printer! The book contains 1136 pages—we were simply silly to originally estimate the book’s length at 800 pages—and its ISBN is...
  • Blog Post: A final timing update on Petzold’s Programming Windows 6E ebook

    Hello! We’re very happy to announce that we have finalized Charles Petzold’s Programming Windows, Sixth Edition ! As many of you know— the many of you who purchased the ebook version of this title and have been receiving incremental releases of the ebook since May 2012 —Charles began writing this book...
  • Blog Post: Petzold’s Programming Windows 6E is coming soon!

    Greetings. We’re looking very very good for publishing Charles Petzold’s classic book, Programming Windows, in its sixth edition, in January 2013. You can order a preliminary ebook plus final ebook here , and you can preorder the print book on the same page . Today we’d like to share...
  • Blog Post: Available now: Building Apps for Windows Phone 8 Jump Start webcast on the Microsoft Virtual Academy site

    If you missed the live Jump Start, you can view the recorded version for free on the Microsoft Virtual Academy site here: http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/tracks/building-apps-for-windows-phone-8-jump-start Description: This course is tailored for developers looking to leverage C#/XAML to build...
  • Blog Post: 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 Richter’s deft...
  • Blog Post: From the MVPs: Shared code for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8

    Here’s the 20th post in our series of guest posts by Microsoft Most Valued Professionals (MVPs). (Click the “MVPs” tag in the right column to see the rest.) Since the early 1990s, Microsoft has recognized technology champions around the world with the MVP Award . MVPs freely share their knowledge, real...
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