New book: Exam Ref 70-487–Developing Windows Azure and Web Services

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We’re happy to announce that Exam Ref 70-487: Developing Windows Azure and Web Services (ISBN: 9780735677241) is available for purchase!

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Focused preparation for Exam 70-487

Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-487—and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of developing Windows Azure and web services. Designed for experienced developers ready to advance their status, Exam Ref focuses on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the Microsoft Specialist level.

Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives:

• Accessing data

• Querying and manipulating data by using the Entity Framework

• Designing and implementing WCF Services

• Creating and consuming Web API-based services

• Deploying web applications and services

This Microsoft Exam Ref:

• Organizes its coverage by exam objectives.

• Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge you.

About the Authors

William Ryan is a solution architect who has served as a subject matter expert for several Microsoft exams, including Microsoft SQL Server and Windows Azure. He is a coauthor of the MCTS 70-536 Training Kit and the MCTS 70-529 Training Kit.

Wouter de Kort is an independent technical coach, trainer, and developer at Seize IT. He is MCSD certified. As a software architect, he has directed the development of complex web applications. He has also worked as a technical evangelist, helping organizations stay on the cutting edge of web development. Wouter has worked with C# and .NET since their inception; his expertise also includes Visual Studio, Team Foundation Server, Entity Framework, Unit Testing, design patterns, ASP.NET, and JavaScript.

Shane Milton is a Senior Architect creating enterprise systems running in Windows Azure and is currently designing cloud-based Smart Grid solutions to manage energy for millions of homes and businesses throughout the US. As an active leader in training and educating teams in cloud technologies and various Agile techniques, he takes particular interest in offering his expertise to community user groups and regional conferences in and around Indianapolis.

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