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  • Blog Post: New book: Exam Ref 70-688 Supporting Windows 8.1

    We’re pleased to announce the availability of Exam Ref 70-688 Supporting Windows 8.1 (9780735684737), by Joli Ballew. Purchase from these online retailers: Microsoft Press Store Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Shop local Description: Prepare for Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • 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: New book: Exam Ref 70-687: Configuring Windows 8.1

    We’re pleased to announce the availability of Exam Ref 70-687: Configuring Windows 8.1 (9780735684775), by Joli Ballew. Purchase from these online retailers: Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Shop local Informit.com – from Pearson, our official distributor Description Fully updated...
  • 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: Windows 8.1 Administration Pocket Consultant: Storage, Security, & Networking

    We’re pleased to announce the availability of Windows 8.1 Administration Pocket Consultant: Storage, Security, & Networking (9780735682610), by William R. Stanek. Purchase from these online retailers: Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Shop local Pearson – Official distributor...
  • 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: New book: Windows 8.1 Step by Step

    We’re happy to announce that Windows 8.1 Step by Step (9780735681309) is available for purchase. Purchase from these online retailers: Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Shop local Pearson – Official distributor of Microsoft Press books The smart way to learn Windows 8.1—one step...
  • Blog Post: New book: Windows 8.1 Inside Out

    We’re pleased to announce that Windows 8.1 Inside Out (9780735683631) is available for purchase. Purchase from these online retailers: Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Shop local Pearson – Official distributor of Microsoft Press books Download the sample chapters here Windows 8...
  • Blog Post: From the author: William Stanek releases two new Pocket Consultants

    A message from William Stanek: Got Your Pocket Consultant? Hope so! Pocket Consultants are the portable and precise pocket-sized guides that deliver ready answers for day-to-day administration. Pocket Consultants zero in on core operations and daily tasks using quick-reference tables, instructions, and...
  • Blog Post: New book: Windows 8.1 Administration Pocket Consultant: Essentials & Configuration

    We’re happy to announce the availability of Windows 8.1 Administration Pocket Consultant: Essentials & Configuration (9780735682658). Purchase from these online retailers: Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Shop local Pearson – Official distributor of Microsoft Press books The...
  • Blog Post: New book: Windows 8.1 Plain & Simple

    We’re happy to announce that Windows 8.1 Plain & Simple is available for purchase. Purchase from these online retailers: Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Shop local Pearson – Official distributor of Microsoft Press books Description Learn the simplest ways to get things done...
  • Blog Post: From the author: Enhance the security of Windows 8.1 devices, using only built-in tools

    Ciprian Rusen is a blogger at 7 Tutorials and co-author of Windows 8.1 Step by Step . The book is for average computer users who want to learn how to use Windows 8.1 and configure it to suit themselves. It covers almost everything you need to know, from how to install Windows 8.1 and how to personalize...
  • Blog Post: New book: Exam Ref 70-482: Advanced Windows Store App Development using HTML5 and JavaScript

    We are happy to announce that Exam Ref 70-482: Advanced Windows Store App Development using HTML5 and JavaScript is available for purchase. Focused preparation for Exam 70-482 Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-482—and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of building Windows Store apps with HTML5 and...
  • 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# is ready for purchase. Focused preparation for Exam 70-485 Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-485—and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of building Windows Store apps with C#. Designed for experienced developers...
  • Blog Post: Quick news: New formats posted for free ebook Introducing Windows 8.1 for IT Professionals

    Mobi and ePub just added to today! Click here - http://blogs.msdn.com/b/microsoft_press/archive/2013/10/14/free-ebook-introducing-windows-8-1-for-it-professionals.aspx
  • Blog Post: Free ebook: Introducing Windows 8.1 for IT Professionals

    Download all formats (PDF, Mobi and ePub) as well as link to the companion content hosted by the Microsoft Virtual Academy We’re happy to announce that Introducing Windows 8.1 for IT Professionals by Ed Bott is ready for download. Introduction It’s difficult to believe that Windows 8 was introduced only...
  • Blog Post: Jump Starts: Gaming for Windows 8 and Windows Store Apps

    Microsoft Virtual Academy has some cool Jump Starts coming up (8/21 and 8/22) August 21: Gaming Engines for Windows 8 Jump Start Learn all about developing games for Windows 8! Register here: http://aka.ms/Gaming This Jump Start takes you through every aspect of developing games for Windows 8, from figuring...
  • Blog Post: New book: Exam Ref 70-484- Essentials of Developing Windows Store Apps using C#

    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 on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen...
  • Blog Post: First preview: Programming Windows Store Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, Second Edition

    Added October 29, 2013: The second preview is now available (with 12 final chapters and 3 final appendices) here ! Greetings. To add to the great information being shared at //build/ this year, we’re happy to provide a First Preview of the upcoming second edition of Kraig Brockschmidt’s...
  • Blog Post: Quick news: New Jumpstarts from the Microsoft Virtual Academy

    XAML Deep Dive for Windows & Windows Phone Apps Jump Start July 12, 2013 9:00am - 5:00pm (PDT) http://aka.ms/XAMLJS Deepen your XAML development skills to Windows and Windows Phone apps that can help you stand out in the marketplace. Join your peers for this accelerated and live, online training...
  • Blog Post: New book: Start Here! Build Windows 8 Apps with HTML5 and JavaScript

    Start Here! Build Windows 8 Apps with HTML5 and JavaScript is available for purchase. Ready to learn Windows 8 programming? Start Here!™ Learn the fundamentals of Windows 8 programming—and begin creating apps for desktops, laptops, tablets, and other devices. If you have previous experience with HTML5...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: New book: Exam Ref 70-687: Configuring Windows 8

    We’re pleased to announce that Exam Ref 70-687: Configuring Windows 8 is available for purchase. Prepare for Exam 70-687—and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of Windows 8 setup and support. Designed for experienced IT Professionals ready to advance their status—Exam Ref focuses on the critical...
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