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  • Blog Post: Lineup of Windows books and ebooks

    Here is the lineup of Windows titles from Microsoft Press. We offer reference and training for core skills as well as exam preparation. Free ebook Introducing Windows 8.1 for IT Professionals Download the PDF (8.0 MB) Download the EPUB file (22.5 MB) Download the Mobi for Kindle file ...
  • Blog Post: Quick news: Last day to save 30% at Barnes & Noble

    Visit your local Barnes & Noble store or shop online to save 30% off these specific titles from Microsoft Press. Sale ends today! To locate your nearest store, click on the Store Locator link.
  • Blog Post: Quick news: Save 30% at Barnes & Noble on select Windows and Office titles

    Visit your local Barnes & Noble store or shop online to save 30% off these specific titles from Microsoft Press. Sale ends soon. To locate your nearest store, click on the Store Locator link.
  • Blog Post: Sale: 30% off selected Windows and Office titles at Barnes & Noble

    Visit your local Barnes & Noble store or shop online to save 30%* off these selected titles from Microsoft Press. Sale ends soon. To locate your nearest store, click on the Store Locator link.   *Note – 30% is the discount in stores. Savings could be greater online at BN.com.
  • 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: Windows Phone updates for Windows Runtime via C#

    In November 2013, Microsoft Press published Windows Runtime via C# (320 pages; ISBN: 9780735679276), by Jeffrey Richter and Maarten Van De Bospoort. The book offers expert guidance on leveraging the Windows Runtime (WinRT) API to produce Windows Store apps. Since then, Microsoft introduced Windows Phone...
  • 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: 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: New book: Windows Runtime via C#

    We’re very happy to announce that Windows Runtime via C# (9780735679276) by Jeffrey Richter and Maarten van de Bospoort is ready for purchase. Purchase from these online retailers: The Microsoft Press Store Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Shop local...
  • 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: Save: Petzold’s Programming Windows 6th Ed with coupon at Amazon.com

    A great way to save an extra $10 through May 15, 2013 *Note - this coupon applies to the print version only. To find coupons, go to www.amazon.com/coupons How to Redeem the Coupon: To apply a coupon offer to a qualifying item, add coupon in one of two ways: Click on the coupon...
  • Blog Post: We need your questions for a Q&A session with Charles Petzold

    Greetings! We’re happy to announce an upcoming event with programming legend and renowned author Charles Petzold (whose Programming Windows, Sixth Edition , was recently published): a live questions and answers session on April 30 ( register here ). The subject of the Q&A session will be...
  • Blog Post: New book: Build Windows 8 Apps with Microsoft Visual C# and Visual Basic Step by Step

    Teach yourself how to build Windows 8 applications using Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 with Microsoft Visual C# 2012 or Visual Basic 2012—one step at a time. Build Windows 8 Apps with Microsoft Visual C# and Visual Basic Step by Step , by Luca Regnicoli, Paolo Pialorsi, and Roberto Brunetti, is...
  • Blog Post: Jump Start: Using Microsoft VDI to Enable New Workstyles- April 18th, 2013

    The Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) team has announced a new course in the popular “Jump Start” series of live online training events on April 18! This free skills course will feature Joey Snow, Corey Hynes and Adam Carter, who will deliver an engaging, demo-rich, live learning experience for IT Pros...
  • Blog Post: Coming soon: Start Here! Build Windows 8 Apps with HTML5 and JavaScript

    When Dino Esposito—a well-known expert author on Windows technology—decided to take on the at-first-unwanted task of writing a book geared toward beginning programmers, Start Here! Build Windows 8 Apps with HTML5 and JavaScript , little did he know that he would end up being a co-author with...
  • Blog Post: New book: Training Guide: Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3

    We are delighted to announce that Training Guide: Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 (ISBN 9780735674387), by Glenn Johnson, is now available for purchase! Designed to help experienced programmers develop real-world, job-role-specific skills—this Training Guide focuses on creating...
  • Blog Post: Author news: Loads of guidance from Kraig Brockschmidt beyond his free ebook

    Hello again, Kraig here. Earlier this year we announced my blog, http://www.kraigbrockschmidt.com/blog , where I’d promised to be posting corrections to my free ebook, Programming Windows 8 Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript , along with other material that I wasn’t able to include in the book. As many...
  • Blog Post: Quick news: Three recorded Jump Starts available on demand

    The Microsoft Virtual Academy has announced the availability of three Jump Starts. If you missed the live events, you can watch the recorded sessions on demand. Building Web Apps with ASP.NET Jump Start Principal Program Manager Scott Hanselman and Technical Evangelist Jon Galloway provide an...
  • Blog Post: Have you used this ebook to help you create a Windows Store app?

    Hello everyone. Kraig Brockschmidt here. It’s been four months since the public release of Windows 8 and my free ebook, Programming Windows 8 Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript (which has been in the top 10 free programming books on Amazon for some time, and in the top 20 in Computers & Internet...
  • Blog Post: Request: Help us improve Programming Windows 8 Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

    Greetings. You might already be familiar with Kraig Brockschmidt’s free ebook Programming Windows 8 Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript , which we published in October. We’ve tracked over 300,000 downloads of it from the Microsoft Download Center alone, and it has also topped the Top 100...
  • Blog Post: Author news: Charles Petzold speaking at VNext Orange County

    Greetings! A quick note to share that Charles Petzold, author of the recently published Programming Windows, Sixth Edition , is speaking next week (February 12) in California. The title of his talk is “Analog vs. Digital: Rhythms of the Natural World, Our Struggle to Compute Them, and Windows 8.” You...
  • Blog Post: New book: Programming Windows, Sixth Edition

    We’re thrilled to announce the availability of Charles Petzold’s Programming Windows, Sixth Edition (ISBN: 9780735671768)! You can order the book here, here , here , or here . This earlier post contains the book's Table of Contents and Charles’s Introduction, which shares a lot of...
  • Blog Post: New book: Training Guide: Configuring Windows 8

    We are happy to announce the availability of the Training Guide: Configuring Windows 8 (ISBN: 9780735673229) by Scott Lowe, Derek Schauland, and Rick W. Vanover. You can purchase a copy here or here . A free PDF of this book’s sample chapters is available for download from the Microsoft Download...
  • Blog Post: Quick news: Update on sample code for Programming Windows, Sixth Edition

    UPDATE: The sample code is now available via the book's companion content page . The size of the ZIP is 30.7 MB. ORIGINAL POST: Greetings! We’ve received the final C# and C++ sample code from Charles Petzold for Programming Windows, Sixth Edition . We’re doing some final checks and working...
  • Blog Post: RTM’d today: Programming Windows, Sixth Edition

    Hello, programmers! We’re happy to announce that Charles Petzold’s newest update to his classic book, Programming Windows , has shipped to the printer! The book contains 1136 pages—we were simply silly to originally estimate the book’s length at 800 pages—and its ISBN is...
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