A while back, I posted an item about a book co-authored by Ian Dixon titled Using Microsoft Vista Media Center that was available for pre-ordering. I just noticed a post on Ian’s blog indicating that the book has been released. The book covers a range of topics, including the following list from Ian’s post:
- What’s new in Windows Vista Media Center
- Upgrading from Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
- Connecting your PC to a TV
- Network configuration
- Setting up TV
- Working with Recorded TV and advanced settings
- Playing DVDs
- Burning DVDs
- Working with Videos
- Working with Music, playlists etc
- Working with Pictures
- Working with Radio
I’ve also heard that there is a chapter about Windows Media Center extensibility and application development, but I haven’t seen a final copy of the book to confirm that.
I’d also like to congratulate Ian for becoming a published author. I remember how excited I was to see my first white paper published on MSDN, and I can only imagine how much more thrilling it must be to be the co-author of a book….