6 Soon-to-be-published Microsoft Silverlight Books and eBooks - Announced by Packt Publishing

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Packt Publishing, one of the world’s leading publishers of books and learning information on Microsoft Silverlight is pleased to announce the forthcoming publication of six new Microsoft Silverlight books. These titles include: Microsoft Silverlight 5: Building Rich Enterprise Dashboards, Microsoft Silverlight 5 and Windows Azure Enterprise Integration, and the Silverlight 5 update to the best selling: Microsoft Silverlight 4 Data and Services Cookbook.

Microsoft Silverlight 5: Building Rich Enterprise Dashboards book and eBook

Microsoft Silverlight 5: Building Rich Enterprise Dashboards book and eBook

Birmingham: Packt Publishing, one of the world’s leading publishers of books and learning information on Microsoft Silverlight is pleased to announce the forthcoming publication of six new Microsoft Silverlight books. These titles include: Microsoft Silverlight 5: Building Rich Enterprise Dashboards, Microsoft Silverlight 5 and Windows Azure Enterprise Integration, and the Silverlight 5 update to the best selling: Microsoft Silverlight 4 Data and Services Cookbook.

Microsoft Silverlight is a programmable web browser plugin that enables features including animation, vector graphics, and audio-video playback – features that characterize Rich Internet Applications. Despite the advent of alternative technologies such as html 5, the current business case for using Silverlight remains strong, both in public and private applications - and the new features of Silverlight 5 provide opportunities to develop more exciting and advanced end user experiences.

In the next quarter, Packt will be publishing books on:

Microsoft Silverlight 5: Building Rich Enterprise Dashboards
This book provides real world user experience design topics and starts by providing an overview of the Silverlight Platform and the clear advantages it provides for building dashboards. The book then dives into topics such as Silverlight design and development tools, building a basic Dashboard, Dashboard types and user needs, Designing for Insight, Styling, Building an End to End Dashboard Solution and Data Access Strategies amongst others.

MVVM Survival Guide for Enterprise Architectures in Silverlight and WPF
MVVM Survival Guide for Enterprise Architectures in Silverlight and WPF is designed to help developers choose the best MVVM approach for projects and providing the tools, techniques, and confidence that are needed to succeed. Implementing MVVM can be a challenge, and this book will walk readers through the main issues they will come across when using the pattern in real world enterprise applications.

Mastering LOB Development for Silverlight 5: A Case Study in Action
Fully focused on LOB development, this expert guide takes readers from the beginning of designing and implementing a Silverlight 5 LOB application, all the way through to completion. Accompanied by a gradually built upon case study, developers will learn about data access via RIA and Web services, architecture with MEF and MVVM applied to LOB development, testing and error control, and much more.

Microsoft Silverlight 5 Data and Services Cookbook
This book is an update to the hufely successful Microsoft Silverlight 4 Data and Services Cookbook. It is not a general Silverlight 4/5 overview book; it is uniquely aimed at developers who want to build data-driven applications, based on best practices. It focuses on showing .NET developers how to interact with, and handle multiple sources of data in Silverlight business applications, and how to solve particular data problems following a practical hands-on approach, using real-world recipes.

Microsoft Silverlight 5 and Windows Azure Enterprise Integration
Integrating Silverlight and Windows Azure can be difficult without guidance. This book takes readers through all the steps needed to create and run Silverlight Enterprise Applications on the Windows Azure platform. The book starts by providing the steps required to set up the development environment, providing an overview of Azure. It then dives deep into topics such as hosting Silverlight applications in Azure, using Azure Queues in Silverlight, storing data in Azure table storage from Silverlight, accessing Azure blob storage from Silverlight, relational data with SQL Azure and RIA, and manipulating data with RIA services amongst others.

All Packt Publishing’s Microsoft Silverlight books can be found on the Packt Website. All titles are available in print, ebook, Kindle and on select library platforms.

Also in this quarter, Packt will be publishing:

Managing Data and Media in Silverlight 4: A mashup of chapters from Packt's bestselling Silverlight books

This low cost entry-level title takes chapters from many of Packt’s Silverlight 4 books to provide an innovative, inexpensive, across-the-board approach to learning about Silverlight.

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