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ASP.NET: Simple & Seamless Solutions for Web Development

ASP.NET: Simple & Seamless Solutions for Web Development
Save 50% – Ebook Deal of the Day

With Microsoft ASP.NET, you are provided a simple way to seamlessly connect to a database, add in dynamic server code into HTML, and incorporate data into your web site. For one day only, you can save 50% on these ASP.NETM ebooks from Microsoft Press. View the titles

Free Sampler

Free Book Samplers
Check out our free PDF book samplers:
· Working with Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint
· MCTS 70-680 Rapid Review: Configuring Windows 7
· Microsoft SharePoint 2010: Creating and Implementing Real-World Projects

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Mike Halsey

Free Webcasts: Meet Experts Online

Building and Upgrading a PC
Friday, May 3, 2012
@ 10:00am PT San Francisco
Presented by: Mike Halsey
In this webcast, Mike Halsey, the author of Troubleshooting Windows 7 Inside Out, shows you how to quickly and simply get extra life and performance out of your PC, fix common hardware faults and what to look for to build a fantastic new PC from scratch. Register Now for Free 

More upcoming webcasts:
· IPv6 Address Autoconfiguration and DHCPv6
· Managing Family Safety in Windows 7

Check out our Webcast page for on-demand videos of past webcasts and more upcoming live events.

Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2012

Free Ebook: Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Friends, the final and complete version of Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2012, by Ross Mistry (@RossMistry) and Stacia Misner (@StaciaMisner), is now ready as a free download! You can download the PDF version of this title here (288 pages; 10.8 MB).
If you prefer a hard copy of the book, you can order it here for $14.99.

ASP.NET Open Sourcing Discussion with Scott Hanselman

ASP.NET Open Sourcing Discussion with Scott Hanselman
At DevConnections, Scott Hanselman announced that some of the core components of the ASP.NET framework— MVC, Web API, and Razor—are all going open source, and that Microsoft will begin to collect contributions from the community via the new-and-improved-with–Git–support CodePlex web site. In this episode, Brady Gaster talks to Scott about what it all means to the Microsoft web development community.

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From the MVPs: A GUI for Extended Events in SQL Server 2012
Here’s the fifth post in our series of guest posts by Microsoft Most Valued Professionals (MVPs). This post covers aspects of the newly released Microsoft SQL Server 2012.
Previous posts by Microsoft Most Valued Professionals:
· Get ready for AlwaysOn in SQL Server 2012
· One more report from the MVP Global Summit
· My 2012 Global Summit experience
· The MVP Global Summit and Consumer Camp

Windows Internals, Part 1, Sixth Edition

Excerpt #2 from Windows Internals 6E
Christophe Nasarre here. Today I’d like to share an excerpt from Chapter 2 of Windows Internals, Part 1, Sixth Edition, by Mark Russinovich, David Solomon, and Alex Ionescu.
My introduction to this series of posts, in which I choose excerpts from the book to share with you, and my first excerpt (from Chapter 1, "Concepts and Tools") are here.




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