I’ve collected some information about Microsoft free publications, and I think that they’re something people might be interested in. These ebooks are free and are updated by Microsoft Community (I think most of them from Patterns and Practices). So, the following is a list of the ebooks you will find from Microsoft:
Electronic books (ebooks)
Certainly there are many resources on when which are available to learn about development. Microsoft editorial for example they offer free ebooks from time to time. Microsoft Patterns and Practices also have some free ebooks available to download. Following are ebooks available for free:
- Microsoft Patterns and Practices is an constantly evolving project it’s possible see their progress at Microsoft Patterns and Practices Complete Catalogbacause of this it’s possible that the local version is outdated.
|Improving Web Services Security byMicrosoft Corporation Patterns and Practices||This guide shows you how to make the most of WCF (Windows Communication Foundation). With end-to-end application scenarios, it shows you how to design and implement authentication and authorization in WCF. Learn how to improve the security of your WCF services through prescriptive guidance including guidelines, Q&A, practices at a glance, and step-by-step how tos. It’s a collaborative effort between patterns & practices, WCF team members, and industry experts.||wcfsecurityguide at codeplex|
|Microsoft Application Architecture Guide, 2nd Edition byMicrosoft Corporation Patterns and Practices||The guide is intended to help developers and solution architects design and build effective, high quality applications using the Microsoft platform and the .NET Framework more quickly and with less risk; it provides guidance for using architecture principles, design principles, and patterns that are tried and trusted. The guidance is presented in sections that correspond to major architecture and design focus points. It is designed to be used as a reference resource or to be read from beginning to end.||Application Architecture Guide at MSDN|
|Performance Testing Guidance for Web Applications byMicrosoft Corporation Patterns and Practices||This guide shows you an end-to-end approach for implementing performance testing. Whether you are new to performance testing, or looking for ways to improve your current performance testing approach, you will find insights that you can tailor for your specific scenarios.||perftestingguide at codeplex|
|Team Development with Visual Studio Team Foundation Server by Microsoft Corporation Patterns and Practices||This guide shows you how to make the most of Team Foundation Server. It starts with the end in mind, but shows you how to incrementally adopt TFS for your organization. It’s a collaborative effort between patterns & practices, Team System team members, and industry experts.||tfsguide at codeplex|
|Developers Guide to Microsoft Prism byMicrosoft Corporation Patterns and Practices||Prism provides guidance designed to help you more easily design and build rich, flexible, and easy to maintain Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) desktop applications and Silverlight Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) and Windows Phone 7 applications. Using design patterns that embody important architectural design principles, such as separation of concerns and loose coupling, Prism helps you to design and build applications using loosely coupled components that can evolve independently but which can be easily and seamlessly integrated into the overall application. Such applications are often referred to as composite applications.||Developer’s Guide to Microsoft Prism at MSDN|
Excuse me if I didn’t hosted the ebooks to download, instead I provide the original source link. I think it’s worthy to visit the site because you are more likely to find the latest version, and visit their site is a good price to pay for a free ebook.