Dino Esposito: The O/RM and the chicken/egg dilemma

Hi, this is Dino Esposito. It’s been a couple of years since Microsoft Press published Microsoft .NET: Architecting Applications for the Enterprise (ISBN: 9780735626096; 460 pages), which I wrote with Andrea Saltarello. We also created a successful class out of the book and taught it countless times. As you can imagine, we’ve received a lot of…

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New book: MCITP 70-663 Exam Ref: Designing and Deploying Messaging Solutions with Microsoft Exchange Server 2010

One more new Exam Ref to go before 2011 ends. It’s a joy to announce availability of MCITP 70-663 Exam Ref: Designing and Deploying Messaging Solutions with Microsoft® Exchange Server 2010 (ISBN 9780735658080; 448 pages), by Orin Thomas. Our latest addition to the Microsoft Press Exam Ref series is the study guide of choice for…

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Author news: Upcoming seminars by David Solomon

David Solomon, co-author of the Windows Internals book series, is holding a 2-day webinar January 9 & 11, 2012, exploring the internals of key Windows kernel components and mechanisms featuring the Sysinternals tools. Topics include kernel architecture, memory management, thread scheduling, interrupt processing, time accounting, and crash dump analysis. This knowledge will help you help you…

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New book: Microsoft Excel 2010 Formulas & Functions Inside Out

We’re excited to announce that Egbert Jeschke, Helmut Reinke, Sara Unverhau, Eckehard Pfeifer, Bodo Fienitz, and Jens Bock’s Microsoft Excel 2010 Formulas & Functions Inside Out (ISBN 9780735658028; 1104 pages), ) is now available for purchase!  You can find the book’s introduction in this previous post. In today’s post, please enjoy two excerpts – Chapters…

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A great holiday gift: XAML Developer Reference

We’ll be posting our “New book” announcement for this book in early January but wanted to make you all aware that XAML Developer Reference, by Mamta D. and Ashish Ghoda, is available now. If you have some free time over the holidays and want to study XAML, this is the book for you! Also makes…

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New book: MCPD 70-518 Exam Ref: Designing and Developing Windows Applications Using Microsoft .NET Framework 4

Just in time for the holidays, we’re happy to announce MCPD 70-518 Exam Ref: Designing and Developing Windows® Applications Using Microsoft® .NET Framework 4 (ISBN 9780735657236; 336 pages) by Tony Northrup and Matthew A. Stoecker. This book is the latest addition to the new Microsoft Press Exam Ref series, and a great way to prepare…

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Book review: I. M. Wright’s “Hard Code,” Second Edition

You can read a pretty in-depth review of Eric Brechner’s I. M. Wright’s “Hard Code”: A Decade of Hard-Won Lessons from Microsoft (Second Edition) at the ZDNet UK Book Reviews site. The review is by Mary Branscombe, and it begins like this: What’s it like to work at Microsoft? Better still, what do the people…

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New book: Developing Microsoft Media Foundation Applications

Microsoft Press is pleased to announce the new book Developing Microsoft Media Foundation Applications (Print ISBN: 978-0-7356-5659-8, 384 pages) by Anton Polinger. Media Foundation provides the core tools you need to create powerful and professional media applications and components. The author, Anton Polinger is an expert who has been developing Microsoft media technologies for over…

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New book: Integrating PHP with Windows

We’re pleased to announce that the new Microsoft Press book Integrating PHP with Windows (ISBN: 978-0-7356-4791-6; 664 pages) is now available for purchase! Millions of developers use the popular PHP web development language to create web sites and web applications. But PHP runs on servers, so all that code has to be hosted and executed…

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Labs Online Pilot Signup Closed

Thanks to everyone who responded to the sign up request. I received 80 requests from testers and they will be getting information in email soon. If you did not get into the pilot, I’m sorry, but we had to limit the numbers. I will post details sometime in the spring if we choose to move…

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