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  • Blog Post: New book: Scenario-Focused Engineering: A toolbox for innovation and customer-centricity

    We’re pleased to announce the availability of Scenario-Focused Engineering: A toolbox for innovation and customer-centricity (ISBN 9780735679337), by Austina De Bonte and Drew Fletcher. Purchase from these online retailers: Microsoft Press Store Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers...
  • Blog Post: From the MVPs: Dynamics CRM 2015 Calculated Fields

    This is the 47 th 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: Visio 2013 Power User video course from author Scott Helmers

    Check out the new course, Becoming a Visio 2013 Power User , from Microsoft Press author, Scott Helmers, and Microsoft Product Marketing Manager, Alex Matyushenko. Sure, you know how to use Visio, but can you really make it sing and dance? Find out how! In this course, learn multiple ways to build...
  • Blog Post: Quick news: Microsoft Press wins awards at STC Competition

    We’re happy to announce Microsoft Press recently won seven awards from the Puget Sound chapter of the Society for Technical Communications (STC). Four books received the Award of Excellence and three received Merit Awards. Congratulations to our authors, editors, and everyone involved in making...
  • Blog Post: Sale: Save 50% on all Microsoft Press eBooks

    Avoid the crowds and shop online! For a limited time, save 50% off the list price of all Microsoft Press eBooks and receive three formats -- PDF, EPUB, and MOBI -- to use on your computer, tablet, and mobile devices. Enter discount code MYLIBRARY during checkout to apply savings. Shop the entire store...
  • Blog Post: Sale: Save up to 55% on all books & eBooks

    Now is the time to load your library with new and top-selling titles from Microsoft Press! Buy 1, Save 35% | Buy 2 or more, Save 55% off the list price of all books and eBooks. Enter discount code SAVEONPRESS during checkout to apply savings. Shop the entire store . Offer ends November 29, 2014. The...
  • Blog Post: Azure SQL database resources from author Eric Boyd

    Microsoft Press author, Eric Boyd, taught a session on Performance Tuning Azure SQL Database recently for the AzureConf on Channel 9 on MSDN. This session can be viewed on-demand here:  http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Microsoft-Azure/AzureConf-2014/Performance-Tuning-Microsoft-Azure-SQL-Database...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Windows PowerShell books and ebooks lineup

    We’ve seen a lot of buzz recently online about Windows PowerShell. Microsoft Press has products available to aid in the learning process – check them out below! Windows PowerShell Best Practices Windows PowerShell 3.0 First Steps Windows PowerShell 3.0 Step by Step
  • Blog Post: Programming books and ebooks lineup

    Here is the lineup of programming titles from Microsoft Press. We offer reference and training for core skills. Check out all programming titles or view them by topic below. C# C++ HTML, JavaScript and web development SQL Server Visual Basic Visual Studio and .NET Windows C#        ...
  • Blog Post: Bing Developer Assistant for Visual Studio

    You can now get instant ‘code sample’ help while calling APIs in Visual Studio with Bing Developer Assistant for Visual Studio! This updated feature combines the functionality of two popular Visual Studio extensions into one: Sample Browser and Bing Code Search. Bing Developer Assistant...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Sample chapter: Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3: Access and Secure Data

    Knowing how to prevent malicious users from causing harm to your application and possibly your users is important. This sample chapter from Exam Ref 70-480: Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 covers how to validate user input by using HTML5 elements, validate user input by using JavaScript...
  • Blog Post: New book: Exam Ref 70-480 Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3

    We’re pleased to announce the availability of Exam Ref 70-480 Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 (9780735676633), by Rick Delorme. Purchase from these online retailers: Microsoft Press Store Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Shop local Description...
  • Blog Post: Sample chapter: Designing Windows Store Apps with HTML and JavaScript: An Overview

    This sample chapter from Exam Ref 70-481: Essentials of Developing Windows Store Apps Using HTML5 and JavaScript , by Wouter de Kort, helps you design your app, from initial idea, to coding, and then planning for deployment. This chapter covers the first objective in the Exam 70-481 objective domain...
  • Blog Post: New book: Inside Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3

    We’re pleased to announce the availability of Inside Microsoft Dynamics® AX 2012 R3 (9780735685109), by The Microsoft Dynamics AX Team. Purchase from these online retailers: Microsoft Press Store Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Shop local Get...
  • Blog Post: Sample chapter: The MorphX Development Environment and Tools

    This chapter from Inside Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 describes the most commonly used tools and offers some tips and tricks for working with them.
  • Blog Post: Sample chapter: Developing Mobile Apps for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3

    This chapter from Inside Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 begins by providing an overview of the current mobile app landscape and how it relates to AX 2012. It then describes the AX 2012 mobile architecture and the technical and user interface considerations for developing mobile apps. For more detailed...
  • Blog Post: New Windows Store app: Microsoft Press Guided Tours

    The Microsoft Press Guided Tours app is available on Windows Store! Use the app to explore technical topics in powerful new ways, including multiple ways to mark up content so it’s more useful to you. Your first learning experience is a guided tour to programming Windows Store apps with HTML, CSS, and...
  • Blog Post: New book: Exam Ref 70-481 Essentials of Developing Windows Store Apps Using HTML5 and JavaScript

    We’re pleased to announce the availability of Exam Ref 70-481 Essentials of Developing Windows Store Apps Using HTML5 and JavaScript (9780735685291), by Wouter de Kort. Purchase from these online retailers: Microsoft Press Store Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • 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. You can download all formats (PDF, Mobi and ePub)...
  • Blog Post: Event: Imagine Cup Day at MOHAI, Aug 2, 2014 in Seattle

    Microsoft Imagine Cup is the world's premier student technology competition On Saturday, August 2, MOHAI (Museum of History and Industry) and Microsoft will host Imagine Cup Day when the museum will open its doors to the public for free and the Imagine Cup world finalists will showcase their projects...
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