Discover the Zune mobile platform and use practical, step-by-step examples to build complete, working XNA 3.0 games to download and play. From the simple to the complex, you'll learn to develop content and design games for Zune, enrich them with music and sound, and use Zune's wireless system for multi-player games.
Xamarin provides the leading Microsoft-sponsored development toolset for building native mobile apps in Visual Studio. Learn best-practice design patterns, architectures, and coding strategies for mobile development using .NET.
Explore in detail how to create an add-in user interface, including toolbars, toolbar buttons, and multiple-level menus, as well as how to create a user interface in the system tray in this hands-on book. You'll also learn how to migrate add-ins from VB 6.0 to VB .NET if you have previous experience in writing add-ins.
Workflow in the 2007 Microsoft Office System details how to implement workflow in the Office 2007 system to help information workers share data, enforce processes and business rules, and work more efficiently.
PowerShell 4.0 introduces desired state configuration (DSC), a powerful new feature that makes it easier than ever to manage your Windows infrastructure, whether on-premise or in the cloud. Starting with a
little PowerShell scripting knowledge, Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration Revealed will take you through this new technology from start to finish.
Are you interested in smartphone development? Windows Phone 7.5 (code-named Mango) is packed with new features and functionality that make it a .NET developer's dream. This book contains extensive code samples and detailed walkthroughs that will have you writing sophisticated apps in no time!
From setting up a development environment to publishing your application in the store, Windows Phone 8 Recipes has you covered. The recipe format helps you quickly turn your idea into a working app, while a range of external services help you extend its functionality with exciting features like cloud integration, Windows Live services and chat.
Are you interested in Windows Phone 7 configuration and development? Learn to build, configure, and distribute your applications using a wide variety of step-by-step recipes. This book contains extensive code samples and detailed walkthroughs.