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Programming Windows Phone 7, by Charles PetzoldFolks, he’s done it again! 24 chapters, about 1,000 pages. Congratulations to Charles, who has outdone himself!

Speaking for Charles and for the Windows Phone 7 team, I hope that you will enjoy Programming Windows Phone 7:

You can download a PDF here (12.5 MB). [NOTE on November 2: The fixed PDF is now available via the link. We have also enabled commenting, which means you can highlight text and add notes. Again, we’re sorry for the hassle!] [NOTE on November 1: we see the blog comments about presentation issues with the ebook. We’ve determined that the PDF is missing a required embedded font. This is leading to odd (or worse) presentation for some of you, including bitmapped text. We’re working with the vendor to create a new file. I’ll let you know when the new file has replaced the old one in the Microsoft Download Center. We apologize for this!]

You can download an XPS here (26.7 MB).

And you can download the ebook’s sample code here (5.03 MB).

To give you a sense of this offering read the complete article here.

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Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Language: English | ISBN: NA | PDF | 216 pages | 7.6Mb Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Language: English | ISBN: NA | PDF | 216 pages | 7.6

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This book will teach all about Windows Server AppFabric (code-named “Dublin”),a set of extensions to Windows Server that allow it to function as a lightweight, application server. The combination of Windows Server and AppFabric provides an easy-to-manage platform for developing, deploying, and reliably hosting middle-tier WCF/WF services.

Windows Server AppFabric fills an important vacuum left in the wake of COM and COM+’s demise as the .NET platform has risen to prominence. Provided as an extension to Internet Information Services (IIS), the built-in application server frees you from having to create your own Windows services to perform application hosting. Instead, you can take advantage of plumbing and infrastructure that Ms provides for you, freeing you to focus on just your business logic while still being able to deploy n-tier solutions on Windows Server. In this way, Windows Server AppFabric solves the problem of developing, deploying, and reliably hosting middle-tier WCF/WF services.

With thanks to Zia Khan

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