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Visual Studio Books

Visual Studio's collection of books span across all versions and editions of the products. In many cases, the information contained within are applicable to whichever version and/or edition you are using.

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Professional Application Lifecycle Management with Visual Studio 2010

Agile Software Engineering with Visual Studio: From Concept to Continuous Feedback
by Sam Guckenheimer, Neno Loje

Learn how to engage multidisciplinary teams with this definitive guide to the application of agile development with Scrum and modern software engineering practices.

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Visual Studio 2012

Visual Studio 2012 Books

Take a look at this list of some of the books available for Visual Studio 2012.

Visual Studio 2010

Agile Software Engineering with Visual Studio: From Concept to Continuous Feedback Agile Software Engineering with Visual Studio: From Concept to Continuous Feedback

by Sam Guckenheimer, Neno Loje

Learn how to engage multidisciplinary teams with this definitive guide to the application of agile development with Scrum and modern software engineering practices.

Professional Scrum with Team Foundation Server 2010 Professional Scrum with Team Foundation Server 2010

Steve Resnick, Aaron Bjork, Michael de la Maza

Focusing on both process and results, this professional guide offers a practical approach to running agile software projects using Visual Studio’s project management templates and tools.

Software Testing with Visual Studio 2010 Software Testing with Visual Studio 2010

Jeff Levinson

Demonstrates how Microsoft’s new tools can help you finally overcome long-standing communication, coordination, and management challenges.

Free ebook: Moving to Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Free ebook: Moving to Microsoft Visual Studio 2010

by Patrice Pelland, Pascal Paré, and Ken Haines

Developers, we’re pleased to announce another free offering: Moving to Microsoft Visual Studio 2010: 336 pages of great information if you are thinking of moving from VS2003, VS2005, or VS2008.

Professional Team Foundation Server 2010 Professional Team Foundation Server 2010

Ed Blankenship, Martin Woodward, Grant Holliday, and Brian Keller

Professional Team Foundation Server 2010, written by an accomplished team of Microsoft insiders and Microsoft MVPs, provides the thorough, step-by-step instruction you need to use TFS 2010 efficiently, so you can more effectively manage and deliver software products in an enterprise.

Professional Application Lifecycle Management with Visual Studio 2010 Professional Application Lifecycle Management with Visual Studio 2010

by Mickey Gousset, Brian Keller, Ajoy Krishnamoorthy and Martin Woodward

This Wrox guide is designed as both a step-by-step guide and a reference for modeling, designing, and coordinating software development solutions at every level using Visual Studio 2010 and Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010.

Professional Visual Studio 2010 Professional Visual Studio 2010

by Nick Randolph, David Gardner, Chris Anderson and Michael Minutillo

A comprehensive guide that explains how Visual Studio 2010 offers you a unique look at the beginning of the IDE's evolution: improved code navigation, annotation and extensibility with the WPF-based shell; better performance and scalability for native code; and fundamental improvements in debugging and test-driven development.

SharePoint 2010 Development with Visual Studio 2010 SharePoint 2010 Development with Visual Studio 2010

by Eric Carter, Boris Scholl, and Peter Jausovec

The essential companion to Microsoft's SharePoint 2010 Development with Visual Studio 2010, this book shows how to get your solution up and running fast, and then extend it to meet your precise business requirements. You'll learn how to develop, package, and deploy robust SharePoint business collaboration applications without any unnecessary complexity or overhead.

Visual Studio 2008

ASP.NET 3.5 Enterprise Application Development with Visual Studio 2008: Problem Design Solution ASP.NET 3.5 Enterprise Application Development with Visual Studio 2008: Problem Design Solution

by Vincent Varallo

Aimed at enterprise developers who use Visual Studio 2008, ASP.NET, C#, and SQL Server to deliver business applications, this book focuses on implementing patterns that can be used for real-world solutions.

Microsoft Visual Basic 2008 Step by Step Microsoft Visual Basic 2008 Step by Step

by Michael Halvorson

Teach yourself the fundamentals of working with Visual Basic 2008 one step at a time. With STEP BY STEP, you work at your own pace through hands-on, learn-by-doing exercises.

Microsoft Visual C# 2008 Step by Step Microsoft Visual C# 2008 Step by Step

by John Sharp

Learn how to use the fundamental features of Visual Studio 2008 and gain a basic understanding of the latest enhancement of the Visual C# language.

Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Programming Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Programming

by Jamie Plenderleith and Steve Bunn

Through clear explanations and real-world code samples, Visual Studio 2008 Programming reveals how to develop innovative, high-performance applications with C# and VB.NET. Learn how to deploy ADO.NET and WCF services, incorporate XML and Ajax scripts, build hack-resistant code, and much more.

Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Unleashed Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Unleashed

by Lars Powers and Mike Snell

Practical, easy-to-employ information that will make you a more productive and complete developer. This book also helps to ease your transition from other development environments and former versions of Visual Studio.

No Stress Tech Guide To Crystal Reports Basic For Visual Studio 2008 For Beginners No Stress Tech Guide To Crystal Reports Basic For Visual Studio 2008 For Beginners

by Indera Murphy

Topics covered include creating reports from scratch; formatting and editing; selecting records; grouping, sorting, and summarizing records; report wizards and templates; printing and exporting; formulas and functions; conditional formatting; charts; perimeter fields; and additional functionality.

Professional Visual Studio 2008 Professional Visual Studio 2008

by Nick Randolph and David Gardner

Offers an in-depth look at the powerful and fascinating features and techniques of the IDE, this book explores each aspect of the development life cycle from the perspective of how Visual Studio 2008 can make your life easier.

Pro Visual Studio Team System Application Lifecycle Management Pro Visual Studio Team System Application Lifecycle Management

by Joachim Rossberg

Gives you the context and detailed understanding of how to use these tools to the benefit of your development team and your business.

Pro Visual Studio Team System with Team Edition for Database Professionals, Second Edition Pro Visual Studio Team System with Team Edition for Database Professionals, Second Edition

by Jeff Levinson, David Nelson

Shows you how Team System helps project heads and developers work together more efficiently when they create enterprise level applications. It will help readers grasp the complexities of the new software and maximize its potential.

Team Foundation Server 2008 in Action Team Foundation Server 2008 in Action

by Jamil Azher

Provides an integrated toolset for tracking work items, creating test cases, managing source code, generating builds, and constructing database schemas when using Team Foundation Server 2008.

Visual Basic 2008 Programmer's Reference (Programmer to Programmer) Visual Basic 2008 Programmer's Reference (Programmer to Programmer)

by Rod Stephens

Provides programmers and developers of all skill levels with a comprehensive tutorial and reference to Visual Basic 2008.

Visual Studio 2008 All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies Visual Studio 2008 All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies

by Rick Leinecker and Vanessa L. Williams

This comprehensive guide gets you up and running with Visual Studio 2008 in no time. You'll discover Microsoft's vision for Visual Studio, get familiar with the .Net environment and languages, and learn how to install, browse, and make connections with Visual Studio.

WPF in Action with Visual Studio 2008 WPF in Action with Visual Studio 2008

by Arlene Feldman, Maxx Daymon

The combination of WPF and Visual Studio 2008 represents the start of the next generation of Windows applications. Hand-coding XAML is fine if you're an early adopter, but to put WPF into production, you need to master the tools and application styles you'll use in your day job.

Visual Studio 2005

Managing Projects with Microsoft Visual Studio Team System Managing Projects with Microsoft Visual Studio Team System

by Joel Semeniuk, Martin Danner

Assists you in using this set of life-cycle development tools for better planning, scheduling, collaboration, communication, reporting, and process control with development projects in your organization by using Visual Studio Team System.

Professional Software Testing with Visual Studio 2005 Team System: Tools for Software Developers and Test Engineers Professional Software Testing with Visual Studio 2005 Team System: Tools for Software Developers and Test Engineers

by Tom Arnold, Dominic Hopton, Andy Leonard, Mike Frost

Offers best practices for software testing by using Visual Studio Team System test and development tools and covers all phases of the development lifecycle.

Professional Team Foundation Server Professional Team Foundation Server

by Jean-Luc David, Mickey Gousset, Erik Gunvaldson

Helps you plan a Team System deployment, complete a software project, and everything in between. Since Team Foundation Server is so tightly interwoven with Team Suite, the authors provide you with valuable resources that cover all editions.

Pro Visual Studio 2005 Team System Application Development Pro Visual Studio 2005 Team System Application Development

by Steve Shrimpton

Provides a comprehensive overview of Visual Studio 2005 Team System. You can learn how Visual Studio Team System will help you develop new functionality for large distributed systems.

Software Engineering with Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team System Software Engineering with Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team System

by Sam Guckenheimer with Juan J. Perez

Gives you a practical, thorough introduction to Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team System for developers and development managers. It will cover your needs for software architecting, development, testing, and project management -- and increase efficiency and productivity.

Team Development with Visual Studio Team Foundation Server Team Development with Visual Studio Team Foundation Server

by Microsoft Corporation

Learn how to efficiently use Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server to help improve your team-based software development.

Visual Studio Hacks: Tips & Tools for Turbocharging the IDE

by James Avery (O'Reilly)

This hands-on guide is designed for developers who want to go for beyond the obvious features of visual studio. It is full of valuable tips, tools and tricks.

Visual Studio Team System: Better Software Development for Agile Teams Visual Studio Team System: Better Software Development for Agile Teams

by Will Stott, James W. Newkirk

Covers how Visual Studio 2005 Team System improves every aspect of software development, step by step-from project planning through design and from coding through testing and deployment.

Working With Microsoft Visual Studio 2005

by Craig Skibo, Marc Young, Brian Johnson (Microsoft Press)

This book is for developers who want to learn a little bit more about the Visual Studio 2005 IDE and who want to extend the capabilities of that IDE with macros and add-ins.

Working with Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team System Working with Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team System

by Richard Hundhausen

Introduces you to Visual Studio 2005 Team System and how this program will allow architects, developers, testers, and project managers to collaborate in a single, extensible development environment.