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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...
29 May 2012
New book: XAML Developer Reference
We’re pleased to announce that the new Microsoft Press book XAML Developer Reference (ISBN 978-0-7356-5896-7, 340 pages) is now available for purchase! This book covers XAML from the ground up for both Windows Presentation Foundation and Silverlight development—and of course, because XAML...
24 Jan 2012
Author news: Andrew Whitechapel article on “Mango” apps
Hello. Andrew Whitechapel, who is working on a book titled Windows Phone 7 Development Internals (Microsoft Press, 2012), has an article in the November 2011 issue of MSDN Magazine called “Building a ‘Mango’ App.” The article describes use of some of the new features in the Windows Phone SDK 7.1 release...
2 Nov 2011
“Mango” Jump Start videos just released
Remember the “Mango” Jump Start online training event that took place in August ? The videos of this training are now available. Who is the target audience for this training and what’s the high-level overview? Targets mobile application developers, technical product managers, etc. The 14-hour course...
8 Sep 2011
Beta release of the Windows Phone Developer Tools that support Mango
Greetings. Just a quick note today to share this news: the beta release of the Windows Phone Developer Tools that support Mango will be available for download sometime today. Here’s some information from Matt Bencke’s announcement on the Windows Phone Developer Blog: First the tools...
24 May 2011
New book: Microsoft Silverlight Edition: Programming Windows Phone 7
Greetings! If you follow our blog, you’ve probably already seen our free ebook titled Programming Windows Phone 7 , by Charles Petzold. If not, you can find the 24-chapter ebook here . You can see the ebook’s full Table of Contents on that page, but here is its high-level organization: Part I ...
3 Feb 2011
RTM’d today: Microsoft Silverlight Edition: Programming Windows Phone 7
Hello. You’ve probably seen our recent free ebook by Charles Petzold called Programming Windows Phone 7, which is available here . That ebook contains three parts: Part I, “The Basics” (Chapters 1-6), Part II, “Silverlight” (Chapters 7-18), and Part III, “XNA” (Chapters 19-24). In case you’d appreciate...
7 Dec 2010
Special Event: Future of Silverlight–December 2, 2010
You’re invited to a very special event on December 2 nd , 2010 Learn about the future of Silverlight from Corporate Vice President, Scott Guthrie and other experts, direct from Microsoft’s HQ. Hear about our plans for the next version of Silverlight, the latest developments as well as in-depth sessions...
17 Nov 2010
Free ebook: Programming Windows Phone 7, by Charles Petzold
Gang, we’re done! 24 chapters, about 1,000 pages. Congratulations to Charles, who has outdone himself! Speaking for Charles and for the Windows Phone 7 team, we hope that you will enjoy Programming Windows Phone 7 : You can download a PDF here (38.6 MB). [NEWER NOTE: the presentation issues...
28 Oct 2010
New book: Microsoft Silverlight 4 Step by Step
Russell Jones, editor of this title, here. Laurence Moroney’s Microsoft Silverlight 4 Step by Step , now available, walks you through the basic procedures you need to know to program in the latest Silverlight release—and you’ll need that Silverlight knowledge to program Microsoft’s new Windows Phone...
4 Aug 2010
Free ebook: Petzold’s Programming Windows Phone 7 (Special Excerpt 2)
Just in time for VSLive in Redmond, here’s a second draft preview ebook of Charles Petzold’s upcoming Programming Windows Phone 7 ! The first preview ebook contained six chapters. This one contains eleven chapters (and 265 pages): Part I The Basics Chapter 1 Hello, Windows Phone...
2 Aug 2010
More Windows Phone 7 Jump Start sessions, plus forum
As you might know, Rob Miles and Andy Wigley have been talking Windows Phone 7 development in Live Meeting sessions. They've been covering how you write Silverlight applications, how you write games in XNA, how you sell them, and what makes this new platform so special and shiny. There were two sessions...
21 Jul 2010
Rob and Andy talk Windows Phone 7
Rob Miles here. Next week Andy Wigley and I will be talking Windows Phone 7 development. For six hours. We are going to be covering how you write Silverlight applications, how you write games in XNA (that’s my favourite bit), how you sell them, and what makes this new platform so special and shiny. There...
16 Jul 2010
Rob Miles on Windows Phone 7 Application and Game Development
Microsoft Press is very pleased to be working with Rob Miles (of Hull University, a Microsoft MVP, with a blog that is wonderfully varied) on updating Microsoft XNA Game Studio 3.0: Learn Programming Now! for Microsoft XNA 4.0 Game Studio Express. Rob will be adding some coverage of Windows Phone 7 to...
14 Apr 2010
Free ebook: Programming Windows Phone 7 Series (DRAFT Preview)
Do you recognize this man? That’s Charles Petzold ! Looking stylish with the cover of his free ebook on his tee shirt. It’s a draft preview of his upcoming book (to be published in the fall): Programming Windows Phone 7 Series . This preview ebook contains six chapters in three parts (153 pages...
15 Mar 2010
Save 40% on Microsoft Press’s Developer E-Reference Library
That’s $60 off. And you can try out the library for free for ten days. Here’s information about the library: The Microsoft Press E-Reference Library for developers is a powerful search tool that provides instant access to more than 100 Microsoft Press books on developer topics, including latest...
10 Feb 2010
Quick note: Beta 2s of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4…
…are now available to MSDN subscribers here . (These will be available to non-subscribers on October 21.) The official product launch date is March 22, 2010. Here’s the official press release with many more details about the product lineup, etc. Also released today is the latest Silverlight Toolkit...
19 Oct 2009
Author news: Prosise and Richter and Robbins, oh my!
Long-time industry experts and Microsoft Press authors Jeff Prosise, Jeffrey Richter, and John Robbins will be presenting multiple classes this month (August 18-20 in Redmond, WA) at Devscovery , which features 33 in-depth sessions. (Scott Hanselman, Paul Mehner, and Walt Ritscher are also presenting...
7 Aug 2009
New book: Introducing Microsoft Silverlight 3
Hello! We’re pleased to announce that the third edition of Laurence Moroney’s Microsoft Silverlight book is now available: Introducing Microsoft Silverlight 3 (Microsoft Press, 2009; ISBN: 9780735625730; 384 pages). (The book shipped to the printer in late May.) In line with the speedy development...
20 Jul 2009
Scott Guthrie says Silverlight 3 is here!
Hey gang, over on Channel 9 you can watch a new video (18 minutes, 4 seconds) in which Microsoft Press author Laurence Moroney, author of Introducing Microsoft Silverlight 3 (Microsoft Press, 2009; ISBN: 9780735625730; 384 pages), interviews Scott about the new features in Silverlight and Expression...
10 Jul 2009
RTM’d today: Introducing Microsoft Silverlight 3
Laurence Moroney , a Senior Technology Evangelist at Microsoft focusing on Silverlight and the user experience, has completed the third edition of his Silverlight book, now titled Introducing Microsoft Silverlight 3 (Microsoft Press, 2009; ISBN: 9780735625730)! Laurence’s first edition ( Introducing...
27 May 2009
“Introducing Windows 7” Learning Snack
Learning Snacks are short, interactive presentations about popular topics created by Microsoft Learning (our mother org) experts. Each Snack is delivered by using Microsoft Silverlight technology and includes various media, such as animations and recorded demos. Check out this new snack on Windows...
28 Mar 2009
Available to all: “First Look: Microsoft Silverlight 3”
Courtesy of Microsoft’s Developer & Platform Evangelism group, Laurence Moroney, and Microsoft Press, we distributed this 80-page book on Silverlight 3 at MIX09 yesterday. The book contains two chapters from Laurence’s upcoming Introducing Microsoft Silverlight 3 (Chapter 1, “Introducing Silverlight...
19 Mar 2009
For MIX09 attendees: “First Look: Microsoft Silverlight 3”
If you’re attending MIX09 , you’ll be receiving a free 80-page book on Silverlight 3, courtesy of Microsoft’s Developer & Platform Evangelism group, Laurence Moroney, and Microsoft Press. The book contains two chapters from Laurence’s upcoming Introducing Microsoft Silverlight 3 (Chapter 1, “Introducing...
16 Mar 2009
Win a free pass to MIX from Laurence Moroney
Solve a riddle and it’s yours! (You can find full details on the conference at http://www.visitmix.com .)
11 Feb 2009
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