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New book: Adaptive Code via C#: Agile coding with design patterns and SOLID principles
We’re pleased to announce the availability of Adaptive Code via C#: Agile coding with design patterns and SOLID principles (ISBN 9780735683204), by Gary McLean Hall. Purchase from these online retailers: Microsoft Press Store Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Buy...
22 Oct 2014
Free ebook: Creating Mobile Apps with Xamarin.Forms, Preview Edition
Greetings! To help celebrate the Xamarin Evolve conference, we’re happy to release a free ebook today: Creating Mobile Apps with Xamarin.Forms, Preview Edition : Cross-platform C# programming for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone , by Charles Petzold. This ebook was created jointly by Xamarin and...
6 Oct 2014
Programming books and ebooks lineup
26 Sep 2014
Handling file/folder pickers and the web authentication broker in universal Windows apps
Hi, this is Jeffrey Richter. I was very excited when Microsoft announced universal apps for Windows Store and Windows Phone apps. One reason is that I can now use my existing C#/CLR/WinRT skill set to build phone apps. Another reason is because it means my Windows Runtime via C# book now has a new audience...
28 Jul 2014
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. You can download all formats (PDF, Mobi and ePub)...
23 Jul 2014
Windows Phone updates for Windows Runtime via C#
In November 2013, Microsoft Press published Windows Runtime via C# (320 pages; ISBN: 9780735679276), by Jeffrey Richter and Maarten Van De Bospoort. The book offers expert guidance on leveraging the Windows Runtime (WinRT) API to produce Windows Store apps. Since then, Microsoft introduced Windows Phone...
16 Jul 2014
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...
17 Jun 2014
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...
11 Jun 2014
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...
19 May 2014
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...
24 Apr 2014
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...
10 Dec 2013
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...
5 Dec 2013
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...
3 Dec 2013
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...
21 Nov 2013
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...
12 Aug 2013
New book: Exam Ref 70-484- Essentials of Developing Windows Store Apps using C#
Purchase at The Microsoft Press Store . 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...
8 Aug 2013
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. Purchase from The...
3 Jun 2013
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...
22 May 2013
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...
22 Apr 2013
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...
17 Apr 2013
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...
5 Apr 2013
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...
14 Mar 2013
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...
27 Feb 2013
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 of...
6 Feb 2013
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...
18 Jan 2013
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