Microsoft Press Guided Tours app updated: Now with more tours!

NOTE: The Microsoft Press Guided Tours app has been discontinued and is no longer available in the Windows Store. If you have already installed the app, you can continue to use it for as long as you like. All the tours will remain available for download from within the app.

The free Microsoft Press Guided Tours app is newly updated on Windows Store!

In this Windows 8.1 app, Microsoft Press authors provide insightful coverage of new and evolving Microsoft technologies. You can use the app to explore technical topics in powerful new ways, and you can mark up content in multiple ways so that it’s more useful to you.

Now included are free guided tours to

  • Building cloud apps with Microsoft Azure (including best practices for DevOps, data storage, high availability, and more), by Scott Guthrie, Mark Simms, Tom Dykstra, Rick Anderson, and Mike Wasson
  • Programming Windows Store apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, by author Kraig Brockschmidt
  • Using Microsoft Azure HDInsight, by Avkash Chauhan, Valentine Fontama, Michele Hart, Wee Hyong Tok, and Buck Woody.

Look for additional tours in the near future.


The Microsoft Press Guided Tours app enables you to:

· Share text, code, illustrations, videos, and links with peers and friends.


· Create and manage highlights and notes, and use them to navigate a guided tour’s content.


· Use Resources view to see all linked-to external docs and samples and navigate the content.


· Sort each tour’s resources your way – as Favorites, Read Later, and Noted.

· Watch explanatory videos in the app, including at full screen size.

· Copy complete code listings and scripts into other programs.

· View resources and download code samples without having to exit the app.



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