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  • Blog Post: What’s in our app? Free eBooks!

    We recently released an updated version of our free Microsoft Press Guided Tours app on Windows Store. So what’s in it? Three free ebooks are included at the moment, with more to come. If you download the app, new ebooks will appear as we add them. It’s that easy. Three free ebooks and more coming soon...
  • Blog Post: Free ebook: Managing Agile Open-Source Software Projects with Microsoft Visual Studio Online

    We’re happy to announce the release of our newest free ebook, Managing Agile Open-Source Software Projects with Microsoft Visual Studio Online (ISBN 9781509300648), by Brian Blackman, Gordon Beeming, Michael Fourie, and Willy-Peter Schaub. With this ebook, the ALM Rangers share their best practices...
  • Blog Post: Quick news: Free tools for student developers

    Get the tools the pros use, free. As part of the GitHub Student Developer Pack , you can start building apps like a pro with state-of-the-art tools, services, and the power of the cloud. It's everything you need to plan, code, and ship your next great idea.
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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...
  • Blog Post: From the MVPs: “Script References in Visual Studio 2013”

    This is the 32 nd 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: Exam Ref 70-485: Advanced Windows Store App Development using C#

    We’re happy to announce that Exam Ref 70-485: Advanced Windows Store App Development using C# (9780735676862) is ready for purchase. Purchase from The Microsoft Press Store . Focused preparation for Exam 70-485 Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-485—and help demonstrate your real-world...
  • Blog Post: From the MVPs: “EventSource Improvements Include Better Diagnostics for Diagnostics”

    This is the 31st 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: From the MVPs: “Getting started with Coded UI Testing for your Windows 8.1 Store Apps”

    This is the 30th 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: Topic spotlight: ASP.NET MVC 4

    Microsoft Press just released Exam Ref 70-486: Developing ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications this month. If you like to read and watch videos to get the full learning experience, we recommend checking out the recently posted Jump Start called Developing ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications . The course is...
  • 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: Windows Dev Center: New for Windows 8.1

    Hi. John Osborne here. I work on content for the Windows Dev Center. Windows 8.1 Preview is here! And it’s got lots of new tools and features for developers that I’d like to share with you. I’ll only touch on some of the highlights – for the full picture, you can visit our Feature Guide at the Windows...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: New book: Microsoft ADO.NET Entity Framework Step by Step

    Purchase at The Microsoft Press Store Your hands-on guide to Entity Framework fundamentals Expand your expertise—and teach yourself the fundamentals of the Microsoft ADO.NET Entity Framework 5. If you have previous programming experience but are new to the Entity Framework, this tutorial...
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