Large collection of Free eBooks from MS

Microsoft folks have released a large collection of free eBooks including Visual Studio, WP, Win 8, Office 365, SQL, Azure, CRM, etc. You can get more details from the following two posts where not only you can browse the catalogue but also download them. First post with free books Second post with free books Happy Leeching!

August 4, 2012 · 1 min · Amit Bahree

Just the two of us

Read this story in the Guardian about a guy called Matt , who blogged about bringing up his daughter all alone, as his wife died soon after giving birth. This was such a heart stopping story, which is highly recommended. Interesting shift on the tone of the blog which first helped Matt with the bereavement and later gave him strength to cope with this to finally the blog providing support for others in a similar boat and looking for help....

April 10, 2011 · 1 min · Amit Bahree

Free eBook on SQL Server 2008 R2

Microsoft is giving away a free eBook on SQL Server 2008 R2 for free. It gives you insight into exciting new implementations in the DB such as complex event processing (CEP) and StreamInsight. You can check out the Table of Contents here and download the book in either pdf format or xps format .

April 16, 2010 · 1 min · Amit Bahree

My Book on Google Books

My Book on WCF is now available on Google Books - perfect for those of you who don’t want to buy the book to support a few starving authors 😜.

April 22, 2008 · 1 min · Amit Bahree

P2P Programming with WCF and .NET v3.5

My article on P2P programming with WCF and .NET v3.5 was finally published on MSDN . This was written a few months ago and has been going through the internal process at MS to get published- finally it is up there - better late than never I guess. 😄 I discuss the new features for P2P programming in WCF and .NET 3.5 and how things have moved up the stack in being a first class managed citizen now as opposed to you....

March 6, 2008 · 1 min · Amit Bahree

My book available on Books24x7

I was pleasantly surprised to see the appearance of my book, Pro WCF on Books24x7 today. Below is the screen shot from the email 😄 <p> <img src="images/image_thumb.png" alt="image"/> </p>

September 7, 2007 · 1 min · Amit Bahree

Introduction to DSL - free chapter

You can download the first chapter for free from Addison-Wesley’s intro book on DSL . If you are new to DSL’s (Domain Specific Language) this this is a good read. Here is a abstract from the publisher: Domain-Specific Languages (DSLs)–languages geared to specific vertical or horizontal areas of interest–are generating growing excitement from software engineers and architects. DSLs bring new agility to the creation and evolution of software, allowing selected design aspects to be expressed in terms much closer to the system requirements than standard program code, significantly reducing development costs in large-scale projects and product lines....

June 29, 2007 · 1 min · Amit Bahree

MSDN Webcast: Hosting Options, COM+ Integration & Peer to Peer model

One of the MSDN Webcasts that I along with Shawn, Dennis, and Chris did on the following topics with some samples from the WCF Pro book. This is a Level 300 Webcast, and there is a lot of material to cover! If you would like us to do a Webcast on any specific topic from WCF let us know - we will see what we can do. Hosting Options COM+ Integration Peer to Peer Model If you are interested you can see the recording for this session....

April 16, 2007 · 1 min · Amit Bahree

MSDN Webcasts

I alongwith some of my co-authors are going to be hosting a couple of MSDN Webcasts next month - the details for both are listed below. Webcast 1 - “How to build an SOA application with WCF” Webcast 2 - “How WCF impacts on Enterprise scale applications”

March 24, 2007 · 1 min · Amit Bahree

MSDN Article - Hosting and Consuming WCF Services

The first of three articles entitled “Hosting and Consuming WCF Services” which is essentially one of the chapters from  the book  is now published on MSDN at the . NET home page . The article directly can be found via this link . The other two should follow soon. Excellent job guys!

March 19, 2007 · 1 min · Amit Bahree