The October 2007 issue of MSDN Magazine is now available online at http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/07/10/default.aspx.
In this issue you'll find coverage of some advanced concurrency topics. We have articles on employing the new thread pool APIs in Windows Server 2008 to provide more control and scalability, using the UI thread and the Dispatcher to build more responsive Windows Presentation Foundation apps, harnessing the Task Parallel Library to optimize your .NET apps for multi-core processors, and Joe Duffy and Ed Essey introduce Parallel Language Integrated Query (PLINQ).
For something completely different, Chris Mitchell shows you a Windows Mobile application that adjusts your ringtone volume based on the ambient noise level.
In the columns we take a look at take a look at type inference and LINQ in Visual Basic 2008, and explore Windows XP Embedded UI test automation. Dino Esposito continues his discussion of the AJAX application architecture, Stephen Toub builds a .NET deadlock monitor, and Charles Petzold demonstrates how to create 3D text in WPF.
There's much more in the issue, and I'll be blogging about these and other articles throughout the month.