The Microsoft Platform Ahead
By David S. Platt - Microsoft Press, 2004


Why Software Sucks ... And What ou Can Do About ItBook Overview:

Here's the table of contents for Introducing Microsoft .NET:
        1. Introduction:
        2. .NET Framework 2.0
        3. ASP.NET 2.0
        4. Web Services Enhancements 2.0
        5. Compact Framework,
          Smartphone, and MapPoint
        6. Contradiction

The book also contains two guest chapters:
        Peter Debetta on SQL Server 2005
        Brent Rector on WinFX ("Longhorn")

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I've placed on this site the source code for all the examples show in the book, most in both C# and VB, some in C# only. It's in a self-extracting .EXE file.