March, 2011


  • Microsoft Press

    Ebooks: List of our free books

    UPDATE: The list below contains our older ebooks. If you want to see our list of current free ebooks, we have a page on the Microsoft Virtual Academy site:   Free ebook: Programming Windows Phone 7, by Charles Petzold (a 24-chapter gift from the Windows Phone 7 team and Microsoft Press) Free ebook: Moving to Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 (10 chapters by by Patrice Pelland, Pascal Paré, and Ken Haines) Free ebook: Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 (10 chapters by Ross Mistry and Stacia Misner) Free ebook: Understanding Microsoft Virtualization Solutions (Second Edition) (6 chapters by Mitch Tulloch) Free ebook: Own Your Future: Update Your Skills with Resources and Career Ideas from Microsoft (8 chapters by Katherine Murray) Free ebook...
  • Microsoft Press

    Sale: Starting Tomorrow - Save 40 Percent on Books from Microsoft Press

    Visit any Barnes & Noble Booksellers store or online at from March 3 through April 6, 2011, to save 40 percent on Microsoft Press books. Here’s a list of some of our developer titles you might want to purchase at this great discount: Inside the Microsoft Build Engine MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-511) Programming Windows Identity Foundation Programming Microsoft ASP.NET MVC Programming Windows Phone 7 MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-515): Web Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Introducing Windows 7 for Developers Windows Internals
  • Microsoft Press

    New book: HTML5 Step by Step

    We’re excited to announce that Faithe Wempen's new book HTML5 Step by Step (ISBN 9780735645264; 416 pages) is available. This edition builds on her previous HTML book, extending the coverage into the newest HTML version, HTML5. Not only does this new version describe the new tags and capabilities, it walks you through the entire process to build HTML5-based web pages step by step. In fact, it goes beyond HTML5, digging into audio, video, and drawing in the browser with JavaScript so you can take full advantage of the new <canvas>, <audio>, and <video> tags without resorting to plug-ins. Here's an excerpt from Chapter 11, "Understanding HTML5 Semantic Tags." Understanding HTML5 Semantic Tags HTML5 adds some semantic tags to define layouts in more intuitive...
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