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2013

WPF 4.5 Unleashed Book Review

This book is a pure pleasure to read. It is in full color, the content is laid out in an easy to read style, the author's writing style makes it easy to read, and the content is all valuable.

2012

XAML Developer Reference Book Review

Perfect for those looking to get into WPF, Silverlight, or XAML for Windows (Windows 8) development.

.NET Architecture and Development Book Recommendations for 2012

Another year has gone by. Happy New Year everyone. It is time to update my book recommendation blog. There have been a ton of books come out this year both good and bad.

2011

Good News about Silverlight and WPF for a Change

We have decided to push forward with the one of the Silverlight projects and the WPF project in order to introduce XAML into the environment. With METRO on the horizon you will have no choice but to learn XAML.

METRO = Microsoft's Embarrassing Try Recreating iOS

Hopefully I am wrong. That would be great. I have been wrong before. I stepped on a mud ball once, thinking it was something else. To my pleasant surprise I ended up with just a muddy shoe.

Today Microsoft Killed .NET Good-Bye WCF, WPF, WF, and Silverlight

After today's BUILD keynote I would switch to JAVA in a heartbeat if I could, but I have spent too much time in a Microsoft world.

Microsoft Expression Blend 4 Unleashed Book Review

This book has moved Blend from a tool I use once in a while to one that I feel confident enough about to use for any UI development.

2010

WPF 4 Unleashed Book Review

This book is a pure pleasure to read. It is in full color, the content is laid out in an easy to read style, the author's writing style makes it easy to read, and the content is all valuable.

Microsoft has released the Ribbon for WPF

Microsoft has released the Ribbon for WPF. The download includes the code and samples.

SOA with .NET and Windows Azure Book Review

This book is a must have for anyone that wants to know what Microsoft technologies have to offer to accomplish Service Oriented Architecture.

2009

WPF Control Development Book Review

WPF is a vast topic. This book does a great job of zeroing in on some of the most powerful functionality WPF has to offer and assembling it in a very concise format....

Effective REST Services via .NET Book Review

If you want to learn the ins and outs of RESTful Services using .NET technologies, this book is the ticket...

Programmatic Differences Between Silverlight and WPF – A Whitepaper

Wintellect has released a very cool white paper on the programmatic differences between Silverlight and WPF. The paper includes notes on the changes coming in Silverlight 3.0.

2008

Microsoft .NET Architecting Applications for the Enterprise Book Review

This book does a great job of putting architecture into a view that .NET developers and architects can relate to.....

PDF Documentation Available for Composite Application Guidance for WPF June 2008

Microsoft has made the documentation for Composite Application Guidance for WPF–June 2008 available in PDF format.

Prism V2 Drop 1 (aka Composite Application Guidance for WPF and Silverlight)

The patterns and practices team has made their first drop of the Composite Application Guidance for WPF and Silverlight (Prism V2).

Programming .NET 3.5 Book Review

This book is very different than most of the book I have purchased on .NET because it covers XAML, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), Silverlight, Ajax, Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), Workflow Foundation (WF), CardSpace, as well as the industry standard patterns Microsoft has incorporated in these technologies.

Composite Application Guidance for WPF Release Version Available

The Composite Application Guidance for WPF is designed to help you more easily build enterprise-level Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) client applications. This guidance will help you design and build flexible composite WPF client applications.

.NET 3.5 Enhancements Training Kit Available

This content is designed to help you learn how to utilize the .NET 3.5 Enhancement features including: ASP.NET MVC, ASP.NET Dynamic Data, ASP.NET AJAX History, ASP.NET Silverlight controls, ADO.NET Data Services and ADO.NET Entity Framework.