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Best Books To Learn Microsoft

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 April and ensure you’re getting smarter. We have also mentioned the brief introduction of each book based on the relevant Amazon or Reddit descriptions.

2. Programming with Microsoft Visual Basic 2015 (2015)

 Best Books To Learn MicrosoftLearn 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. PROGRAMMING WITH MICROSOFT VISUAL BASIC 2015, 7E by best-selling author Diane Zak offers you an ideal introduction to programming with a dynamic visual presentation, step-by-step tutorials, and strategically placed activity boxes. New hands-on applications, timely examples, and practical exercises address a variety…
Author(s): Diane Zak

3. VBA Programming for Microsoft Project ’98 through 2010 with an Introduction to VSTO (2011)

 Best Books To Learn MicrosoftAward 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. Only book devoted Project VBA. Jump-start your development…
Author(s): Rod Gill, Jack Dahlgren

4. Programming Microsoft Azure Service Fabric (Developer Reference) (2016)

 Best Books To Learn MicrosoftThis 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

5. Exam Ref 70-480 Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 (MCSD) (2014)

 Best Books To Learn MicrosoftPrepare for Microsoft Exam 70-480—and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of programming with HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS3. Designed for experienced 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: Implement and manipulate document structures and objects; Implement program flow…
Author(s): Rick Delorme

6. Excel 2013 Power Programming with VBA (2013)

 Best Books To Learn MicrosoftMaximize 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. Spreadsheet” shows you how to maximize your Excel experience using professional spreadsheet application development tips from his own…
Author(s): John Walkenbach

7. Programming Microsoft Dynamics NAV – Fifth Edition (2017)

 Best Books To Learn MicrosoftThis 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

8. Introduction to Programming Using Visual Basic (10th Edition) (2016)

 Best Books To Learn MicrosoftSchneider’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. Schneider introduces a problem-solving strategy early in the book and revisits it throughout allowing you to fully develop logic and reasoning. A broad range of real-world examples, section-ending exercises, case studies…
Author(s): David I. Schneider

9. Exam Ref 70-483 Programming in C# (MCSD) (2013)

 Best Books To Learn MicrosoftPrepare 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

10. Beginning Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Programming (2012)

 Best Books To Learn MicrosoftGet 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. Publishing time and date with the 2012 release, Beginning Microsoft SQL Server 2012…
Author(s): Paul Atkinson, Robert Vieira

11. Programming Microsoft ASP.NET MVC (3rd Edition) (Developer Reference) (2014)

 Best Books To Learn MicrosoftDevelop 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. Web development expert Dino Esposito takes you through the web framework’s Model-View-Controller (MVC) design model, and covers the tools you need to cleanly separate business logic from the user interface. If you’re an experienced web developer new to ASP.NET MVC…
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 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.

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