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  • Blog Post: Free ebook: Programming Windows Store Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, Second Edition

              Download all formats (PDF, Mobi and ePub) as well as link to the companion content hosted by the Microsoft Virtual Academy We’re pleased to announce our free (1311-page) ebook: Programming Windows Store Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, Second...
  • Blog Post: Event: Accelerate Your Insights

    Drive your business in real-time, from apps to insights, using all your data, big and small. Hear from CEO Satya Nadella, COO Kevin Turner, and CVP Quentin Clark on how to transform data into action by combining the power of SQL Server 2014 with the familiarity of Power BI for Office 365. Mark your calendar...
  • Blog Post: 30th anniversary videos: Charles Petzold

    Technically speaking, March 22, 1984 was the release date of the first two books from Microsoft Press at the West Coast Computer Faire. To celebrate this special milestone, we thought we’d release this video from one of your favorite authors, Charles Petzold . In this interview, he reflects...
  • Blog Post: Sneak peak: High-Performance Windows Store Apps

    Greetings! We’re happy to share that we’ll be publishing High-Performance Windows Store Apps , by Microsoft’s Brian Rasmussen, next month. And today we’d like to share the book’s Foreword, graciously provided by Eric Lippert . Enjoy: Foreword Which is faster, dividing...
  • 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 Pearson – Official distributor of...
  • Blog Post: New book: SignalR Programming in Microsoft ASP.NET

    We’re pleased to announce the availability of SignalR Programming in Microsoft ASP.NET (9780735683884). Purchase from these online retailers: Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Shop local Pearson – Official distributor of Microsoft Press books ...
  • Blog Post: Quick news: Videos for programmers from Wintellect

    Wintellect is offering some of their courses free of charge for a limited time. Even if you’re not a subscriber, you can view some great courses from experts like Jeffrey Richter and Jeff Prosise. Find a list of free courses here: http://www.wintellectnow.com/Videos/Index
  • Blog Post: Quick news: Microsoft Press picks up six awards at last night’s STC ceremony

    January is award season. Although this ceremony wasn’t as glamorous as the Golden Globes or the Oscars, it meant a lot to the authors and editors who were recognized for their outstanding contributions to technical communications. The Puget Sound chapter of the Society for Technical Communication...
  • Blog Post: Helpful reviews: Two Microsoft Press books reviewed in PMWorld Journal for January 2014

    Congratulations to Joy Beatty and her co-authors. Two of her books were reviewed by the PMWorld Journal this month. These are thorough and helpful reviews for anyone thinking about purchasing these books. LINKS TO THE REVIEWS: Visual Models for Software Requirements (Microsoft) By Joy Beatty &...
  • Blog Post: Windows Dev Center: Create a flexible app UI in Windows 8.1

    Kristi Rasmussen here from the Windows Developer Content team. If you’re building Windows Store apps, you want great flexibility when designing your UI . You want tiles in varying sizes and resizable windows that give your users more control over your app. Windows 8.1 gives you more power to build the...
  • Blog Post: Author news: What would YOU like to see presented at //build this year?

    Hello, Kraig Brockschmidt here. I’ve been busily working on wrapping up the second edition of Programming Windows Store Apps with HTML, CSS, JavaScript , the second preview of which we made available last fall . It’s been a joy to explore and share with you all the new features of Windows 8.1! Let me...
  • Blog Post: January 27-31 is Windows Azure Week!

    There’s a lot of great Windows Azure training coming this month during Windows Azure Week, a series of free live online training events.  Watch Microsoft Corporate VP Scott Guthrie build an app from scratch, join Scott Hanselman for a deep dive on building Windows Azure apps, and much more. The...
  • Blog Post: Quick news: Microsoft Press books receive awards from the Society for Technical Communication

    We’re happy to announce that six books from Microsoft Press have received awards from the Society for Technical Communication – Puget Sound Chapter’s 2013 competition! This annual contest recognizes outstanding technical communication produced in the region. Each entry receives a thorough evaluation...
  • Blog Post: Quick news: Announcing Build 2014!

    Take a look at The Official Microsoft Blog for the news. Here’s a quick excerpt: “The momentum just keeps building and that is why I’m so excited to announce our next developer conference, Build 2014, which will take place April 2 to April 4 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Save the date and mark...
  • Blog Post: New book: Microsoft Visual Basic 2013 Step by Step

    We’re happy to announce the availability of Microsoft Visual Basic 2013 Step by Step (9780735667044). Purchase from these online retailers: Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Shop local Pearson – Official distributor of Microsoft Press books Your...
  • Blog Post: New book: Inside Microsoft SharePoint 2013

    We’re very happy to announce the availability of Inside Microsoft SharePoint 2013 (9780735674479). Purchase from these online retailers: Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Shop local Pearson– Official distributor of Microsoft Press books   SharePoint solutions with architectural...
  • Blog Post: “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...
  • 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: From the MVPs: Introduction to C++ 11 in Visual Studio 2013

    This is the 34th in our series of guest posts by Microsoft Most Valued Professionals (MVPs). You can click the “MVPs” tag in the right column of our blog to see all the articles. Since the early 1990s, Microsoft has recognized technology champions around the world with the MVP Award. MVPs freely share...
  • 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 (9780735681835). Purchase from these online retailers: Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Shop local Pearson – Official distributor of Microsoft Press books Your hands...
  • Blog Post: New book: Exam Ref 70-487–Developing Windows Azure and Web Services

    We’re happy to announce that Exam Ref 70-487: Developing Windows Azure and Web Services is available for purchase. Purchase from these online retailers: Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Shop local Pearson – Official distributor of Microsoft Press books Focused preparation for Exam...
  • 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: 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 (6.02 MB PDF) here . Here’s a little bit about the guide: 1. Key takeaways Select your architecture...
  • Blog Post: Review: Software Requirements, Third Edition

    Software Requirements, Third Edition By Karl Wiegers and Joy Beatty Published by Microsoft Press, 2013 Review by Robert L. Glass Subsequent editions of computing books trouble me. I’m never quite sure whether I ought to be reviewing what’s new about the book, or the whole book, original...
  • Blog Post: From the MVPs: “New in Visual Studio 2013 – Windows Azure Mobile Services Integration”

    This is the 33rd in our series of guest posts by Microsoft Most Valued Professionals (MVPs). You can click the “MVPs” tag in the right column of our blog to see all the articles. Since the early 1990s, Microsoft has recognized technology champions around the world with the MVP Award . MVPs freely share...
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