Programming with the Kinect for Windows Software Development Kit
Create rich experiences for users of Windows 7 and Windows 8 Developer Preview with this pragmatic guide to the Kinect for Windows Software Development Kit (SDK). The author, a developer evangelist for Microsoft, walks you through Kinect sensor technology and the SDK - providing hands-on insights for how to add gesture and posture recognition to your apps. If you're skilled in C# and Windows Presentation Foundation, you'll learn how to integrate Kinect in your applications and begin writing UIs and controls that can handle Kinect interaction. more »
C++ AMP
Capitalize on the faster GPU processors in today's computers with the C++ AMP code library - and bring massive parallelism to your project. With this practical book, experienced C++ developers will learn parallel programming fundamentals with C++ AMP through detailed examples, code snippets, and case studies. Learn the advantages of parallelism and get best practices for harnessing this technology in your applications. more »
Introducing Windows Server 2012 RTM Edition
Get a head start evaluating Window Server 2012 - with technical insights from a Microsoft MVP who's worked extensively with the beta release. This practical introduction illuminates new features and capabilities, with scenarios demonstrating how the platform can meet the needs of your business.

Based on final, release-to-manufacturing (RTM) software, this book provides the high-level information you need to begin preparing now for deployment and management. more »
Windows 8 Step by Step
Experience learning made easy - and quickly teach yourself how to use Windows 8. With Step by Step, you set the pace - building and practicing the skills you need, just when you need them! Set up a home network, browse the web, and use your email; Use multi-touch gestures on your touchscreen devices; Manage your files with Microsoft SkyDrive; Play music and movies, and share your photos and videos; Download apps and games from the Windows Store; Help secure your computer and prevent common problems. more »
Windows 8 Administration Pocket Consultant
Portable and precise, this pocket-sized guide delivers ready answers for administering computers running Windows 8. Zero in on core operations and daily tasks using quick-reference tables, instructions, and lists. You'll get the focused information to solve problems and get the job done - whether at your desk or in the field. more »
Windows Server 2012 Pocket Consultant
Portable and precise, this pocket-sized guide delivers ready answers for the day-to-day administration of Windows Server 2012. Zero in on core operations and daily tasks using quick-reference tables, instructions, and lists. You'll get the focused information to solve problems and get the job done - whether at your desk or in the field. more »
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 - ADO.NET Application Development
Ace your preparation for the skills measured by MCTS Exam 70-561 - and on the job. 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. This official Microsoft study guide is designed to help you make the most of your study time. more »
Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Inside Out
Dive into Exchange Server 2010 and SP1 - and discover how to really put your messaging solutions to work! This well-organized and in-depth reference packs all the details you need to deploy and manage Exchange 2010, including hundreds of timesaving solutions, expert tips, and workarounds.Topics include preparing for the deployment of Exchange 2010; new features of Service Pack 1; using Remote PowerShell and the Exchange Management Shell; understanding how the new Role Based Access Control (RBAC) permissions model works and how to customize it to your requirements; using compliance features such as archive mailboxes, retention policies, and multi-mailbox discovery searches more »
Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Best Practices
Apply best practices for administering Exchange Server 2010 and SP1--and optimize your operational efficiency and results. This guide captures the field-tested solutions, real-world lessons, and candid advice of practitioners across the range of business and technical scenarios - and across the IT life cycle. Gain expert insights on what works, where to make tradeoffs, and how to implement the best decisions for your organization. more »
Developing Microsoft SharePoint Applications Using Windows Azure
Deliver custom, cloud-based business solutions using SharePoint 2010 and Windows Azure together. By applying hands-on techniques from Microsoft cloud development expert Steve Fox, you'll learn how to increase the reach, resource capability, and reusability of your apps. Get the practical code exercises and solid advice you need - whether you're planning to build complete data-driven applications or hybrid solutions with simple Web parts. more »