In this post, we have prepared a curated top list of reading recommendations for beginners and experienced. This hand-picked list of the best Microsoft books and tutorials can help fill your brain this March and ensure you’re getting smarter. We have also mentioned the brief introduction of each book based on the relevant Amazon or Reddit descriptions.
- Programming with Microsoft Visual Basic 2017 (2017)
- Programming with Microsoft Visual Basic 2015 (2015)
- VBA Programming for Microsoft Project ’98 through 2010 with an Introduction to VSTO (2011)
- Programming Microsoft Azure Service Fabric (Developer Reference) (2016)
- Excel 2013 Power Programming with VBA (2013)
- Programming Microsoft Dynamics NAV – Fifth Edition (2017)
- Introduction to Programming Using Visual Basic (10th Edition) (2016)
- Exam Ref 70-483 Programming in C# (MCSD) (2013)
- Beginning Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Programming (2012)
- Programming Microsoft ASP.NET MVC (3rd Edition) (Developer Reference) (2014)
Programming with Microsoft Visual Basic 2017 (2017)
Teach your students to master the fundamentals of effective programming as they work through Visual Basic 2017’s latest features with PROGRAMMING WITH MICROSOFT VISUAL BASIC 2017, 8E by best-selling technology author Diane Zak. The wealth of hands-on applications in this book’s engaging real-world setting make this an ideal choice for your introduction to programming course. New hands-on applications, timely examples, and practical exercises address today’s students’ varied learning styles.
Author(s): Diane Zak
Programming with Microsoft Visual Basic 2015 (2015)
Learn to master the basics of effective programming as you work through Visual Basic 2015’s latest features with the wealth of hands-on applications in this book’s engaging real-world setting.
Author(s): Diane Zak
VBA Programming for Microsoft Project ’98 through 2010 with an Introduction to VSTO (2011)
Award winning technologist and Project MVP Rod Gill puts his many years of field experience into your hands through a structured learning approach including hands-on exercises and many useful macros. This book is essential for people who want to increase their Microsoft Project productivity using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) and who want to begin using Visual Studio Tools for Office. This book applies to all version of Microsoft Project from 98 through 2010.
Author(s): Rod Gill, Jack Dahlgren
Programming Microsoft Azure Service Fabric (Developer Reference) (2016)
This book is not only a comprehensive guide for learning Microsoft Azure Service Fabric, but also a catalog of practical design patterns and best practices in Microservices design, implementation and operation. It provides all information the audience need to be successful on the Microsoft Azure Service Fabric platform. Readers will understand how to design and operate successful Microservices applications on Microsoft Azure Service Fabric using proven patterns and best…
Author(s): Haishi Bai
Author(s): Rick Delorme
Excel 2013 Power Programming with VBA (2013)
Maximize your Excel 2013 experience using VBA application development. The new Excel 2013 boasts updated features, enhanced power, and new capabilities. Naturally, that means John Walkenbach returns with a new edition of his bestselling VBA Programming book and covers all the methods and tools you need to know in order to program with Excel. With this comprehensive guide, “Mr.
Author(s): John Walkenbach
Programming Microsoft Dynamics NAV – Fifth Edition (2017)
This book will appeal to all those who want to learn about NAV’s powerful and extensive built-in development capabilities. It assumes that you understand programming and are familiar with business application software, although you aren’t expected to have worked with NAV before. ERP consultants and managers of NAV development will also find the book helpful. Microsoft Dynamics NAV is a full business solution suite, and a complete ERP solution, which contains a robust
Author(s): Mark Brummel, David A. Studebaker
Introduction to Programming Using Visual Basic (10th Edition) (2016)
Schneider’s Introduction to Programming Using Visual Basic, Tenth Edition brings continued refinement to a textbook praised in the industry since 1991. A favorite for both instructors and students, Visual Basic 2015 is designed for readers with no prior computer programming experience.
Author(s): David I. Schneider
Exam Ref 70-483 Programming in C# (MCSD) (2013)
Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-483—and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of programming in C#. Designed for experienced software developers ready to advance their status, Exam Ref focuses on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the Microsoft Specialist level. Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives: Manage Program Flow; Create and Use Types; Debug Applications and Implement Security; Implement Data Access.
Author(s): Wouter de Kort
Beginning Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Programming (2012)
Get up to speed on the extensive changes to the newest release of Microsoft SQL Server. The 2012 release of Microsoft SQL Server changes how you develop applications for SQL Server. With this comprehensive resource, SQL Server authority Robert Vieira presents the fundamentals of database design and SQL concepts, and then shows you how to apply these concepts using the updated SQL Server.
Author(s): Paul Atkinson, Robert Vieira
Programming Microsoft ASP.NET MVC (3rd Edition) (Developer Reference) (2014)
Develop next-generation web applications with ASP.NET MVC. Go deep into the architecture and features of ASP.NET MVC 5, and learn how to build web applications that work well on both the desktop and mobile devices.
Author(s): Dino Esposito
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Best Books to Learn Microsoft
We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some Microsoft books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.
Microsoft .NET for Programmers
Author(s): Fergal Grimes
ID: 1610276, Publisher: , Year: n.d., Size: 1 Mb, Format: pdf
Identity with Windows Server 2016 : Microsoft 70-742 MCSA Exam Guide
Author(s): Vladimir Stefanovic, Sasha Kranjac
ID: 2344119, Publisher: Packt Publishing, Year: January 2019 , Size: 9 Mb, Format: pdf
Microsoft SQL Server 2019: A Beginner’s Guide
Author(s): Dusan Petkovic
ID: 2448443, Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education, Year: 3 Dec 2020, Size: 54 Mb, Format: epub
Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are absolutely hot items according to USA Today, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.