Free ebook: Microsoft Platform and Tools for Mobile App Development

We’re pleased to announce a new free ebook: Microsoft Platform and Tools for Mobile App Development (ISBN 9781509304134), by Cesar de la Torre and Simon Calvert.

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This ebook is also available for download at the Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA).


Understanding and creating a mobile app development strategy is an important process for today’s development decision-makers who aim to open up new business opportunities or to empower employees to be more productive with new capabilities.

Microsoft defines an end-to-end (E2E) platform for the agile creation of mobile apps that can target any platform (iOS, Android, or Windows), provides easy consumption of services in the cloud or on-premises, spans the requirements for consumer or employee scenarios, offers development teams DevOps tools to improve quality and to achieve faster time to market, and allows for integration with existing enterprise systems.

This book outlines the E2E platform from Microsoft that forms the critical capabilities for organizations selecting technologies and tools for a Mobile Application Development Platform (MADP) and Rapid Mobile Application Development (RMAD). It also describes the core decision factors that organizations should consider, and it outlines the technical capabilities available within Microsoft solutions and products.

Who should read this book

Technical decision-makers and developer leads who require a high-level overview and advice on when to use Microsoft solutions and technologies for building mobile apps can benefit from this content.


This book expects that you have at least a minimal development background as well as Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) insights, although it does not require deep technical development skills, because the scope is broad and from a high level technical point of view.

This book might not be for you if…

This book might not be for you if you are an advanced developer in Microsoft technologies with skills in most mobile development areas from Microsoft or if you are expecting to learn implementation details on the technologies covered in the book.

Comments (20)
  1. Great help towards new way ahead….

  2. Danilo says:

    Hello Good work tools.

  3. Alexei Pavlov says:

    This “book” is absolutely useless. This is not even a book, just 67-pages brochure. “Free”? Useless.

    1. Meme says:

      You suck! Say thanks you ungrateful piece of human.

  4. jhealy says:

    congrats cesar. new standard must read for my clients.

  5. Richard Fink says:

    Yea, Alexel Pavlov is spot on. This is not a book but a mammoth brochure of MS development services. Opportunity lost.

  6. Frank says:

    Excelent content. Thanks Microsoft

  7. Dave says:

    To Pavlov’s dog and The Fink, Microsoft spends hundreds of thousands of dollars (if not more) providing free training resources. How many other companies do that? I could see you complaining if you paid for the bloody thing. But you didn’t, so téigh trasna díbh féin.

  8. Abdul Rauf says:

    Would be very helpful.

  9. Dieter Ziegler says:

    This article has enhanced my comprehension in this area.

  10. Shubham says:

    Great work

  11. carlos says:


  12. Oskar says:

    This is good reading to help out my enhance the coding skills. Thanks!

  13. Jairo Toro says:

    Una versión en español sería de gran ayuda y ganaría 300 millones de interesados en el libro, así que una buena apps sería una traductora automática de pdf en inglés a español

  14. Javier Moreno says:

    Gracias, excelente libro

  15. Tanmay Mule says:

    This would be great help..

  16. Fernando Benitez Garcia says:

    Thanks for sharing these valuable resources. Which come many more on Visual Studio 2017.

  17. Kevin Duncke says:

    Este libro beneficia a desarrolladores que neseciten consejos y al momento de las desiciones a la hora de cuando utilizar sus tecnologias y soluciones, espero que a todos les sirva igualmente!.

  18. papaeman says:

    thanks a lot

  19. Jim Sanders says:

    Ceci est un excellent post. Si clair et facile à suivre. Merci pour l’aide tangible et réalisable. Tout votre travail est très apprécié.

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