from Microsoft Press newsletter:
Help us celebrate our 25th anniversary with a free e-book offer. Read your Microsoft Press Book Connection Newsletter for notification of offers, and to register and download the selection each month… These offers expire on February 25, 2009, so download the e-books today:
Microsoft Visual C# 2008 Express Edition: Build a Program Now!, by Patrice Pelland
Windows Vista Resource Kit, Second Edition, by Mitch Tulloch, Tony Northrup, and Jerry Honeycutt, with the Windows Vista Team
Register to get the whole books (instead of just 1 free chapter for each one) and make sure you do subscribe to their newsletter for more monthly offers, the whole of this year.
There’s a free e-book (only for February) from Microsoft Press on Understanding Microsoft Virtualization Solutions. Every month they have an offer for their 25th anniversary (their first book was an Apple Macintosh book), just subscribe to their Book Connection Newsletter to get notified about new such offers.
As mentioned at Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Learning Portal, this free e-book offer includes 1 chapter (and also additional chapters if you register your information) from each of three recent publications from Microsoft Press:
• Programming Microsoft LINQ by Paolo Pialorsi and Marco Russo (ISBN: 9780735623910)
This practical guide covers the intricacies of LINQ, a set of extensions to the Visual C# and Visual Basic programming languages.
• Programming Microsoft ASP.NET 3.5 by Dino Esposito (ISBN: 9780735625273)
Get the practical, popular reference written by ASP.NET authority Dino Esposito—now updated for ASP.NET 3.5.
• Introducing Microsoft Silverlight 2, Second Edition by Laurence Moroney (ISBN: 9780735625280)
This guide describes how you can simplify the development and deployment of rich interactive applications (RIAs) by using Silverlight 2 tools with Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 and the Microsoft .NET Framework.
Learn more about the free e-book offer, and sign up for the Microsoft Press Book Connection newsletter, which provides news about upcoming and recent releases, special offers, and additional information from those who know our books best.
Interesting offer from Microsoft: One can get Visual Studio.net 2008 Standard or Professional at an upgrade discount price if they’re currently using some other IDE (not have to prove it – can be using some OpenSource IDE anyway):
Quoting from their page:
If you’re using Eclipse, ActiveState Komodo, NetBeans, Express or something else to author and debug your code, it’s time to upgrade to a better environment. No offer code needed. No strings. We trust you. If you use another developer tool you are eligible to purchase Visual Studio at the upgrade price. This means:
- You can save up to $100 by purchasing the Visual Studio 2008 Standard Edition upgrade instead of the full version
If you’re using Eclipse, ActiveState Komodo, NetBeans, Express or something else to author and debug your code, it’s time to upgrade to a better environment. No offer code needed. No strings. We trust you. If you use another developer tool, you are eligible to purchase Visual Studio at the upgrade price. This means:
- You can save up to $250 by purchasing the Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition upgrade instead of the full version
Very touching animation, especially if you are a parent )