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Free ebook from Microsoft Press: System Center: Designing Orchestrator Runbooks
At http://blogs.msdn.com/b/microsoft_press/archive/2013/09/18/free-ebook-system-center-designing-orchestrator-runbooks.aspx, Microsoft Press are offering a free E-Book "System Center: Designing Orchestrator Runbooks"
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Posted On Monday, September 30, 2013 4:53 PM

Visual Studio (VS13) launch announced
Visual Studio 2013 will be launched on November 13th in New York.

You will be able to follow the launch at: http://events.visualstudio.com/

More details later!

Posted On Monday, September 30, 2013 2:46 PM

O'Reilly Deal to Oct/4/2013 05:00 PT - 50% off all E-Books on Statistics
Until 4/October/2013 at 05:00 PT, O'Reilly are offering 50% off some books on statistics. The details are at http://shop.oreilly.com/category/deals/statistics.do?code=WKSTATS&imm_mid=0b0942&cmp=em-strata-books-videos-lp-owo_statistics_direct_wkstats


Posted On Friday, September 27, 2013 8:49 PM

O'Reilly 50% off on all Early Release E-Books to 2/Oct/2013 05:00 PT.
At http://shop.oreilly.com/cat... O'Relly are offering 50% off all early release e-books. Thus you will get updates while the book is being written, together the the release version and any subsequent revision.Here are my picks from the list ......

Posted On Friday, September 27, 2013 1:16 PM

Review of Async in C# 5.0 -
This book is about a new feature for C# that was originally an add-on for C# 4.0 and was released as part of C# 5.0.This is a book I recommend to all C# and VB.NET development teams and to any individual developers who is already familiar with the Dot Net framework. This book is a good introduction to an important new feature.There are however three minor issues:The example code is not a simple download but has to be obtained from a Mercurial repository. However you can download both VB.NET and C# ......

Posted On Friday, September 27, 2013 12:37 PM

Free book from Telerik - The Ultimate Agile Planning Handbook
At http://www.telerik.com/agil... Telerik are offering a free book - The Ultimate Agile Planning Handbook "Stay on top of your backlog and manage your iterations like an Agile guru with the help of our Ultimate Agile Planning Handbook. Dive into this 20-page whitepaper with how-to tips and important Agile planning best practices that will help you ......

Posted On Thursday, September 26, 2013 2:51 PM

APress Deal of the Day 26/Sep/2013 - .NET Test Automation Recipes
Today's $10 Deal of the day offer from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is .NET Test Automation Recipes"This book presents practical techniques for writing lightweight software test automation in a .NET environment and covers API testing thoroughly. It also discusses lightweight, custom Windows and low-level web application user interface automation. Additional material covers SQL stored procedure testing techniques."I have this book and the areas covered are:API TestingReflection-Based ......

Posted On Thursday, September 26, 2013 8:46 AM

APress Deal of the Day 23/Sep/2013 - Pro Office 365 Development
Today's $10 deal of the day from APress at http://www.apress.com/9781430240747 is Pro Office 365 Development.

"Pro Office 365 Development is a practical, hands-on guide to building cloud-based solutions using the Office 365 platform."

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Posted On Monday, September 23, 2013 8:59 PM

Free book from Microsoft - Upgrading Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 to Microsoft Visual Basic .NET
At http://msdn.microsoft.com/e... Microsoft are providing a free download of the free book, Upgrading Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 to Microsoft Visual Basic .NET."Upgrading Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 to Microsoft Visual Basic .NET is the complete technical guide to upgrading Visual Basic 6 applications to Visual Basic .NET, covering all upgrade topics from APIs to ZOrders. It shows how to fix upgrade issues with forms, language, data access, and COM+ Services, and how to upgrade ......

Posted On Saturday, September 21, 2013 11:09 AM

New Release of StyleCop
At http://stylecop.codeplex.co... there is a new release of StyleCop - version 4.7.46.0This version is now compatible with R# 5.1 (5.1.3000.12), R# 6.0 (6.0.2202.688), R# 6.1 (6.1.37.86), R# 6.1.1 (6.1.1000.82), R# 7.0.1 (7.0.1098.2760), R# 7.1.1 (7.1.3000.2254) and R# 8.0 (8.0.1000.2286).It should be noted that this version of StyleCop will work with with version 8 or ReSharper which is available under 30-day test under the Early Adopter Program. As new versions of version 8 or ......

Posted On Thursday, September 19, 2013 2:42 PM

Zero-Day exploit for Internet Explorer
At http://secunia.com/advisori... Secunia are warning of a Zero-Day Exploit for Internet Explorer versions 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10.Exploits for this vulnerability are already being used in targeted attacks.The original report from Microsoft is at http://technet.microsoft.co... is a "fix-it" at http://blogs.technet.com/b/... ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 18, 2013 1:05 PM

Calibre - An excellent free E-Book reader.
The latest version (1.3.0) is available at http://calibre-ebook.com/do... is an excellent free tool for reading e-books. Calibre supports a huge number of formats. It supports all the major e-book formats. The full list of formats can be found at http://manual.calibre-ebook... ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 17, 2013 4:48 PM

APress Deal of the Day 16/Sep/2013 - Practical SharePoint 2010 Information Architecture
Today's APress $10 deal of the day at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Practical SharePoint 2010 Information Architecture. "Practical SharePoint 2010 Information Architecture is a guide and tool set for planning and documenting the scope, navigational taxonomy, document taxonomy, metadata, page layouts and workflows for a successful SharePoint 2010 project." ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 17, 2013 2:57 PM

50% off O'Relly C# E-Books until 25/Sept/2013 17:00 PT.
At http://shop.oreilly.com/cat... O'Reilly are 50% off C# E-Books until 25/Sept/2013 17:00 PT.There is a further list of these books at http://shop.oreilly.com/cat... . Here are just a few of the highlights of the many books on offer. The first book is the latest edition of the book I used to learn C# with back in 2004. I read the previous edition of this ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 17, 2013 2:53 PM

Improvements within the O'Reilly "Your Products" list
O'Reilly have again improved the way they display to you the list of products you have bought from them. If you have an account with them, you can go to https://members.oreilly.com... (and after logging in if you have not logged in recently), see the item(s) listed.You can choose to show all products or just one of E-Books, Books and Videos. There is a facility to create your own folders, presumably for topics of book. You can switch between a title and dates view and a front cover ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 17, 2013 1:15 PM

Free book from Smart-Bear - A Guide to Combining Your Scripted, Exploratory, and Automated Mobile Testing
At http://www2.smartbear.com/o... Smart Bear is offering a free E-Book on "A Guide to Combining Your Scripted, Exploratory, and Automated Mobile Testing".The book is published by a manufacturer of automated testing solutions, yet it argues well the full range (and issues) of automated, scripted and exploratory testing. It is well worth a read ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 17, 2013 11:28 AM

See the Moon rotate!
Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day at http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130916.html shows the moon rotating, instead of the tidally locked view we have of the moon.

The image is at http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=sNUNB6CMnE8

Posted On Monday, September 16, 2013 8:59 AM

APress Deal of the Day 16/Sep/2013 - Pro Web Project Management
Today's $10 deal of the day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Pro Web Project Management "Pro Web Project Management is a collection of hard-won lessons the authors have learned managing modern web projects with small and medium budgets in a consulting environment." ......

Posted On Monday, September 16, 2013 8:36 AM

Microsoft Press Deal of the Day 11/Sept/2013 - CLR via C#, 4th Edition
Today's deal of the day from Microsoft Press at http://shop.oreilly.com/pro... is CLR via C#, 4th Edition. "Dig deep and master the intricacies of the common language runtime, C#, and .NET development. Led by programming expert Jeffrey Richter, a longtime consultant to the Microsoft .NET team - you’ll gain pragmatic insights for building robust, reliable, and responsive apps and components." I am reviewing this book at the moment. I recommend it to all Dot Net Developers ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 11, 2013 1:48 PM

Public announcement of VS2013 Release Candidate
Public announcements have been made concerning the availability of Visual Studio 2013 Release Candidate.http://blogs.msdn... ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 11, 2013 12:10 PM

Visual Studio 2013 RC1 - New feature Owin Host
Visual Studio 2013 has now reached the first release candidate stage. Tugberk Ugurlu has written an excellent piece on the new feature (Owin Host) at http://www.tugberkugurlu.com/archive/good-old-f5-experience-with-owinhost-exe-on-visual-studio-2013

The Owin host represents an alternative way of hosting web sites.


Posted On Wednesday, September 11, 2013 11:38 AM

APress Deal of the Day - 11/Sep/2013 - Pro Website Development and Operations
Today's $10 deal of the day from APress http://www.apress.com/97814... at is Pro Website Development and Operations "Pro Website Development and Operations provides unique insights into how systems, code, and process can all work together to make large-scale website development and operations ultra-efficient." ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 11, 2013 8:39 AM

Free book from Smart-Bear - Why HTML5 Tests the Limits of Automated Testing Solutions
At  http://www2.smartbear.com/HTML5_Tests_Limits_of_Testing.html, Smart-Bear are offering a free book "Why HTML5 Tests the Limits of Automated Testing Solutions".

This is another book that is technical advertising, but again it is worth reading if only to understand the problems that could occur as we migrate to using HTML5.

Posted On Tuesday, September 10, 2013 1:50 PM

Free book from TestComplete - Your Guide to Keyword-Driven Testing
At http://www2.smartbear.com/K... Smart-Bear are offering a free book entitled "Your Guide to Keyword-Driven Testing"This book is advertising their product entitled Test-Complete. This is a tool for creating and running unit / integration tests by means of a graphical interface. The software being tested may be:DesktopWebRich Internet ApplicationThe test targets include but are not limited to NET and WPF. Whilst just technical advertising, it is worth a read and you should ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 10, 2013 1:37 PM

APress Deal of the Day 6/Sep/2013 - The Definitive Guide to HTML5 WebSocket
Today's $10 book of the day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is The Definitive Guide to HTML5 WebSocket "The Definitive Guide to HTML5 WebSocket is the ultimate insider’s WebSocket resource. This revolutionary new web technology enables you to harness the power of true real-time connectivity and build responsive, modern web applications" ......

Posted On Friday, September 6, 2013 2:26 PM

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