Windows Azure Platform
The Azure Services Platform is a cloud-computing technology from Microsoft. It is composed of four core components - Windows Azure, .NET Services, SQL Services, and Live Services - each with a unique role in the functioning of your cloud service. It is the goal of this book to show you how to use these components, both separately and together, to build flawless cloud services.

This book aims to show you precisely how the components are employed and to demonstrate the techniques and best practices you need to know to use them to best effect. more »
Beginning Visual C# 2010
Beginning with C# 2010 programming basics such as variables, flow control, and object oriented programming, this invaluable book then moves into web and Windows programming and data access (databases and XML). All the while, the expert team of authors focuses on the tools that you need to program C#, the Visual C# 2010 development environment in Visual Studio® 2010. The step-by-step instructions and constructive examples featured throughout the book will show you how to program confidently with useful code in C# 2010. more »
Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
Prepare for Exam 70-410 - and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of Windows Server 2012 core infrastructure services. Exam 70-410 is one of three required exams for the new MCSA: Windows Server 2008 certification from Microsoft.

Organized by exam objectives, and featuring challenging, what-if scenarios, this Exam Ref focuses on the critical skills and knowledge needed to implement and configure Windows Server 2012 core services in an enterprise environment. more »
Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012
Prepare for Exam 70-417—and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of Windows Server 2012 core infrastructure services. Microsoft Exam 70-417 is an upgrade exam that is a composite of three standalone exams: 70-410, 70-411, and 70-412. Exam 70-417 validates skills related to the core technology features and functionality of Windows Server 2012, from the existing knowledge base of a Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) on Windows Server 2008. more »
Windows Phone 8 Development Internals
Drill into Windows Phone 8 design and architecture - and learn best practices for building a variety of applications. Led by two senior members of the core Windows Phone Developer Platform team, you'll learn the underlying technology that will help you build better apps. Each chapter focuses on a single Windows Phone building block or feature area and shows you how to apply it in your applications - offering you invaluable insights into the Windows Phone platform design and API surface. more »
Windows 7 Just the Steps For Dummies
Coming in day and date with Microsoft's exciting release of the new Window 7 operating system, this friendly, accessible book shows you the features and functions you need from this exciting new operating system. Presented in a series of numbered steps that are concise, visually clear, and easy to follow, you'll learn to navigate the Windows 7 desktop, create files, connect to the Internet, search the Web, use e-mail, and more with this fun and practical guide. more »
Windows 7 For Dummies Quick Reference
The much-anticipated Windows 7 operating system brings lots of new elements to Windows, and you may have lots of questions. You'll find the answers quickly and easily in Windows 7 For Dummies Quick Reference - a concise, convenient reference you can keep by your PC.

Windows 7 For Dummies Quick Reference covers all the information you need most often: tips on navigating the new desktop, launching programs, working with files and folders, getting online and managing e-mail, using special features, and much more. It provides quick, easy-to-find answers that can save you time and hassle every day. more »
Windows 8 for Dummies
Microsoft Windows is the operating system that runs nearly 90 percent of the world's computers. Windows 8 will offer new interface updates, cloud-based services, and much more. This update of Andy Rathbone's bestselling Windows guide covers all the basics, plus the enhancements unique to Windows 8. Whether you're meeting Windows for the first time or upgrading from an earlier version, this book shows you how to navigate the interface, work with files, browse the Internet, set up e-mail, manage media, and more. more »
Microsoft Windows PowerShell 3.0 First Look
Explore and experience the new features found in PowerShell 3.0.

Understand the changes to the language and the reasons why they were implemented.

Discover new cmdlets and modules available in Windows 8 and Server 8.

Quickly get up to date with the latest version of Powershell with concise descriptions and simple examples. more »
Windows Azure Step by Step
Your hands-on, step-by-step guide to the programming fundamentals for Windows Azure.

Teach yourself how to build and host scalable applications in the cloud using Windows Azure - one step at a time. Ideal for those with basic programming skills, this tutorial provides practical, learn-by-doing exercises for working with the core services and features of the Windows Azure platform. more »