Friday, November 6, 2009 1:03 AM Mohamed Meligy

[Link List]Microsoft Application Architecture Guide, 2nd Edition is now complete (Ebook, Print)

imageMicrosoft has released a final version of its book “Microsoft Application Architecture Guide, 2nd Edition”.

The book is described as:

This guide is available online here in the MSDN Library and will be available in the Fall of 2009 as a Microsoft Press book, ISBN# 9780735627109, that you can purchase through local and online booksellers.

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.

The guide helps you to:

  • Understand the underlying architecture and design principles and patterns for developing successful solutions on the Microsoft platform and the .NET Framework.
  • Identify appropriate strategies and design patterns that will help you design your solution's layers, components, and services.
  • Identify and address the key engineering decision points for your solution.
  • Identify and address the key quality attributes and crosscutting concerns for your solution.
  • Create a candidate baseline architecture for your solution.
  • Choose the right technologies for your solution.
  • Identify patterns & practices solution assets and further guidance that will help you to implement your solution.


More information about the book in this blog post:


The book is:

Available for online reading at:

Available for free download (PDF Format) at:

Available in print (to buy hard copy) from Amazon at:


Have fun reading,


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