Inside Windows Debugging
Use Windows debuggers throughout the development cycle - and build better software. Rethink your use of Windows debugging and tracing tools - and learn how to make them a key part of test-driven software development. Led by a member of the Windows Fundamentals Team at Microsoft, you'll apply expert debugging and tracing techniques - and sharpen your C++ and C# code analysis skills - through practical examples and common scenarios. Learn why experienced developers use debuggers in every step of the development process, and not just when bugs appear. more »
Building Web Applications with SVG
Dive into SVG - and build striking, interactive visuals for your web applications. Led by three SVG experts, you'll learn step-by-step how to use SVG techniques for animation, overlays, and dynamic charts and graphs. Then you'll put it all together by building two graphic-rich applications. Get started creating dynamic visual content using web technologies you're familiar with - such as JavaScript, CSS, DOM, and AJAX. more »
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services
Analyze tabular data using the BI Semantic Model (BISM) in Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services - and discover a simpler method for creating corporate-level BI solutions. Led by three BI experts, you'll learn how to build, deploy, and query a BISM tabular model with step-by-step guides, examples, and best practices. This hands-on book shows you how the tabular model's in-memory database enables you to perform rapid analytics - whether you're a professional BI developer new to Analysis Services or familiar with its multidimensional model. more »
Start Here! Learn the Kinect API
Ready to learn Kinect programming? Start Here!

Learn the fundamentals of programming with the Kinect API - and begin building apps that use motion tracking, voice recognition, and more. If you have experience programming with C# - simply start here! This book introduces must-know concepts and techniques through easy-to-follow explanations, examples, and exercises.

Here's where you start learning Kinect: Build an application to display Kinect video on your PC; Have Kinect take photographs when it detects movement; Draw on a computer screen by moving your finger in the air; Track your body gestures and use them to control a program; Make a program that understands your speech and talks back to you; Play a part in your own augmented reality game; Create an "air piano" using Kinect with a MIDI device more »
Training Kit (Exam 70-462): Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases
Ace your preparation for the skills measured by Exam 70-462—and on the job - with this official Microsoft study guide. Work at your own pace through a series of lessons and reviews that fully cover each exam objective. Then, reinforce and apply what you've learned through real-world case scenarios and practice exercises. more »
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 T-SQL Fundamentals
Gain a solid understanding of T-SQL and write better queries.

Master the fundamentals of Transact-SQL - and develop your own code for querying and modifying data in Microsoft SQL Server 2012. Led by a SQL Server expert, you'll learn the concepts behind T-SQL querying and programming, and then apply your knowledge with exercises in each chapter. Once you understand the logic behind T-SQL, you'll quickly learn how to write effective code - whether you're a programmer or database administrator. more »
Windows Server 2008 Inside Out
Learn how to conquer Windows Server 2008 - from the inside out! Designed for system administrators, this definitive resource features hundreds of timesaving solutions, expert insights, troubleshooting tips, and workarounds for administering Windows Server 2008 - all in concise, fast-answer format. You will learn how to perform upgrades and migrations, automate deployments, implement security features, manage software updates and patches, administer users and accounts, manage Active Directory directory services, and more. With INSIDE OUT, you'll discover the best and fastest ways to perform core administrative tasks, with an award-winning format that makes it easy to find exactly the tips, troubleshooting solutions, and workarounds you need. With INSIDE OUT, you get all muscle and no fluff! more »
Troubleshoot and Optimize Windows 8 Inside Out
You're beyond the basics, so dive right into optimizing Windows® 8—and really put your PC or tablet to work! This supremely organized reference packs hundreds of timesaving solutions, troubleshooting techniques, and workarounds. It's all muscle and no fluff. Discover how the experts keep their Windows 8 systems running smoothly - and challenge yourself to new levels of mastery. more »
Windows Internals, Part 2, 6th Edition
Delve inside Windows architecture and internals - and see how core components work behind the scenes. Led by three renowned internals experts, this classic guide is fully updated for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 - and now presents its coverage in two volumes.

As always, you get critical insider perspectives on how Windows operates. And through hands-on experiments, you'll experience its internal behavior firsthand - knowledge you can apply to improve application design, debugging, system performance, and support. more »
Programming Windows 8 Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, 2nd Preview
Writing a book like this has always been a journey of exploration for myself, and I'm truly grateful that I also have the opportunity to share the results with you. The process has involved many discussions with the Windows engineering team who created the platform, often taking me into far-off corners of the galaxy, so to speak. I've also been doing my best to follow app-building discussions both within Microsoft, on the MSDN forums, and StackOverflow so that I can try to anticipate and answer questions that will likely arise in your own mind. And with this over-abundance of information and experience, my goal has been to pull together a narrative story from start to finish, blazing a single trail through what can seem at times like a thick jungle. I would love to hear from you how successful I've been at this endeavor. more »