Some e-books and .NET 4.0 beta exams

Lately I have found some pretty interesting e-books about different technologies and one announcement about .NET Framework 4.0 beta exams. In this posting I will introduce you books I found and first beta exams.


cil C# to IL by Vijay Mukhy is good book for programmers who want to know how C# programs are compiled to Intermediate Language (IL) and how IL works and looks like. For me this book is like lightweight version of Expert .NET 2.0 IL Assembler by Serge Lidin. But it is good book and it helped me to write my blog postings about object to object mapper and how to throw strings instead of exceptions in .NET Framework. Do you really need this book? No, if you are not professional! :)

understanding-ms-virtsol Understanding Microsoft Virtualization Solutions by Mitch Tulloch and Microsoft Virtualization Team is second edition of his famous virtualization e-book published last year. New edition is updated and contains information also about Windows Server 2008 R2. The book covers virtualization topics from desktop to server and it is good reading if you want to know more about virtualization technologies available by Microsoft.

first-look-office-2010First Look: Microsoft Office 2010 is limited time offer from Microsoft Learning. Short, about 200 pages book, is good overview of Microsoft Office 2010 programs, new features and enhancements. I heard from my good friend that he used this book when creating his presentation for local Microsoft Office 2010 day. If he found this book to be useful for such thing as presentation then it should be good reading also for you.

Upcoming exams

Microsoft Beta Exams team announced new .Net Framework 4.0 beta exams that will be available from 31.03 – 20.04.2010.

  • 70-511 TS: Windows Applications Development with Microsoft® .NET Framework 4
  • 70-513 TS: Windows Communication Foundation Development with Microsoft® .NET Framework 4
  • 70-515 TS: Web Applications Development with Microsoft® .NET Framework 4
  • 70-516 TS: Accessing Data with Microsoft® .NET Framework 4
  • 70-519 Pro: Designing and Developing Web Applications using Microsoft® .NET Framework 4

You can read more from Beta Exams blog posting Free Certification Exams.


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