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Update on the status of the LINQ in Action book

After several months of work, the project reaches a new milestone. Steve and I have the pleasure to announce that Jim Wooley has joined us. Jim will take care of the chapters about LINQ to SQL. With the new preview of Orcas, we'll be able to make a lot of progress because it contains support for almost all of LINQ's features, including LINQ to SQL.

If you are using LINQ in Visual Basic, I recommend that you check Jim's latest posts out. They show how to migrate a project from the May 2006 LINQ CTP to the March 2007 Orcas CTP, and explain how the order of the Select and Order By query clauses has changed.

The next step for the book will be its availability as part of Manning's Early Access Program (MEAP). With MEAP, you will get early access to the book, chapter by chapter, as soon as they become available. You will be able to choose between the PDF and ThoutReader formats, or both. After all chapters are released, you will be able to download the complete edited ebook. If you order the print edition, it will be shipped to you upon release, direct from the bindery, weeks before it is widely available elsewhere.
I'll keep you updated once this option is available. I really look forward to starting to make the result of our hard work public!

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