Last week, I had the privilege of writing the Foreword for Sara Ford's forthcoming book, Microsoft Visual Studio Tips, which is based on her popular Visual Studio Tip of the Day blog posts. Whether you're a veteran of multiple versions of Visual Studio, or you are using Visual Studio for the first time, this book is a terrific reference to help you save time and do more with Visual Studio. Part of the great story that accompanies this book is that Sara is donating 100% of her author book royalties to create a scholarship fund at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. For those who follow Sara's blog, you may recall that Sara's hometown of Waveland on the coast was almost wiped off the map by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 (Hurricane Katrina and Waveland, MS).
You can learn more about the book on Sara's blog (Microsoft Visual Studio Tips Book Helps Hurricane Katrina Survivors Rebuild Lives), the Microsoft Press site (Microsoft® Visual Studio® Tips), or better yet, take my word for it and pre-order it on Amazon.com (Microsoft Visual Studio Tips).