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 »
Beginning Windows 8 Application Development
If you're a beginning developer, there's no better place to get up to speed on the Windows 8 SDK than this Wrox guide. A team of Microsoft experts provides a complete course in Windows 8 programming, helping you take full advantage of the innovative new SDK. Written in an easy-to-read style, this book is packed with reusable examples that showcase the endless possibilities of the Windows SDK and also introduces the new Windows 8 app store.

It explains how to set up the development environment and covers user interface design, using special effects and graphics, working with C# and C++, and much more. more »
Beginning Windows Phone 7 Development, 2nd Edition
Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 handsets have injected a new vibrancy into the smartphone marketplace and provided bold new opportunities for the Microsoft development community.

Now in its second edition, Beginning Windows Phone 7 Development has been written to help you identify those opportunities and to learn the skills you'll need to harness them. It covers the very latest developments in the field, including the extended APIs offered in Microsoft's automatic platform update, so you'll have timely, accurate information at your fingertips. more »
Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Mountain Lion Edition
Ready to move to the Mac? This incomparable guide helps you make a smooth transition. New York Times columnist and Missing Manuals creator David Pogue gets you past three challenges: transferring your stuff, assembling Mac programs so you can do what you did with Windows, and learning your way around OS X.

Learning to use a Mac is not a piece of cake, but once you do, the rewards are oh-so-much better. You won't find questionable firewalls or inefficient permissions. Just a beautiful machine with a thoroughly reliable system. Whether you're using Windows XP or Windows 7, we've got you covered. more »
Windows 8: Out of the Box
Get a real feel for Windows 8 with a wealth of tips in this step-by-step guide. After using Windows 7 or XP, learning Microsoft's latest operating system takes some adjustment. Never fear. Windows expert Mike Halsey starts with the basics and then takes you through the trickier parts of Microsoft's latest operating system. You'll quickly learn how to make the most of Windows 8 for work and entertainment, whether you use a touchscreen tablet, a laptop, or a PC with a keyboard and mouse. 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 »
Understanding IPv6, 3rd Edition
Get in-depth technical information to put IPv6 technology to work - including networks with hardware running Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012. Written by a networking expert, this reference explains IPv6 features and benefits, and provides detailed information to help you implement this protocol. You'll learn best practices for using IPv6 services in your Windows network, whether you're an IT professional, a network administrator, or an IT student. more »
Introducing Windows 8
Get a head start evaluating Window 8. Based on the Release Preview of the software, this guide introduces new features and capabilities, with scenario-based insights demonstrating how to plan for, deploy, and maintain Windows 8 in an enterprise environment.

Network administrators will get an early, high-level view of these topics and more: Performance, reliability, and security features; Deployment options; Managing the new UI using; Group Policy and Windows PowerShell; Internet Explorer 10; Virtualization and cloud solutions; Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack; Recovery features. more »
Pro C# 2010 and the .NET 4 Platform, 5th Edition
This new edition has been comprehensively revised and rewritten to make it accurately reflect the C# 4 language specification for the .NET 4 platform. You'll find new chapters covering the important concepts of dynamic lookups, named and optional arguments, Parallel LINQ (PLINQ), improved COM interop, and variance for generics.

The mission of this text is to provide you with a rock-solid foundation in the C# programming language and the core aspects of the .NET platform (assemblies, remoting, Windows Forms, Web Forms, ADO.NET, XML web services, etc.). more »