New Visual Studio 2012 Books Arrive and Lower Ebook Prices on Visual Studio 2010

The Wrox editors and authors have had a busy summer preparing a great list of new Visual Studio 2012 book editions for you. As the books are starting to arrive in your stores and on our site, I wanted to highlight a few of them for you plus let you know about some exciting price changes. First, the books:

  • Professional Application Lifecycle Management with Visual Studio 2012– almost every developer of every experience level and in every project scale and complexity now needs to know some ALM skills. And Microsoft has turned the Visual Studio IDE into a top-tier ALM tool. This new edition from some real field-tested experts covers version control, branching and merging, agile, storyboarding, reports, dashboards, unit testing, and everything else you need to correctly manage software projects with the whole application lifecycle in mind.
  •  Beginning Windows 8 Application Development – what’s different about Windows 8 app dev from every version of Windows before it? Multi-touch, tiles, HTML5. An entirely new UI? I suppose it’s possible that you are working in the Microsoft development space and will never touch a Windows 8 app but if you really want to future-proof your skills this is a good time to learn Windows 8 app dev even if it isn’t in your current job description.

Both of those books (in print and ebook) are available from now. In the coming any day now category we also have:

  • Professional C# 2012 and .NET 4.5 or Professional Visual Basic 2012 and .NET 4.5 – C# and VB are both still vibrant and viable languages and these 2 books are still written by two of the best expert teams you’ll find anywhere on these languages.
  • Professional ASP.NET MVC 4 – As a key Microsoft developer tools vendor (Telerik) detailed in some recent platform guidance (thanks Mary Jo Foley) ASP.NET MVC is now the recommended approach for new web applications for dashboard and reporting, data driven sites, and mobile sites. And we think the addition of even more real-world coverage including a chapter on building the NUGET website make this already great book from the team who wrote MVC even better.
  • Beginning ASP.NET 4.5 – the best favor you can do yourself is to recommend this book to the ASP.NET newbies who ask you how to get started, to keep a copy of it in your developer library for the new web dev you just hired, and who knows – maybe you’ll even work through some of the examples and learn something new yourself.

With the release of Visual Studio 2012, we’re taking this as a good opportunity to pass along some new lower prices to developers on a bunch of ebooks on legacy Visual Studio versions. And while we were at it, we repriced most ebooks on legacy SQL Server versions as well. All told, we dropped the prices on ebooks for more than 50 books in these legacy versions. What’s the new price?

$19.99 US.

Yes. Flat price. Regardless of what the original book was priced. This includes not just $34.99 and $39.99 US list price print books in their ebook versions but books all the way up through $44.99 – $69.99 US print editions now with $19.99 ebooks. It’s our gift to you because we love developers and if you’re still using one of these legacy versions we’re happy to give you a little joy in lower priced ebooks. So I won’t list all of the books here, but as you browse the site looking for C# 2008 ebooks, ASP.NET 3.5 and 4, SQL Server 2008 -look for the $19.99 US price.

A couple of important notes on this:

  • Yes, we’re repricing these so these lower prices are available to other ebook retailers who sell Wrox ebooks. We don’t control how they price books or know when they change prices though so I can’t answer if or when other sites will have these lower prices. These prices are automatic – no coupon code or secret handshake needed.
  • Yes, this price still includes all 3 common ebook formats – PDF, Mobi, epub – for every ebook we sell on


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