Better Unit Testing with Microsoft Fakes
Visual Studio ALM RangersGuideThis book contains practical guidance for migrating to and unit testing with Microsoft Fakes. Practical walk-throughs allow you to navigate basic and advanced concepts, giving you a comfortable and confident start in implementing Microsoft Fakes as a mocking solution.

Applies to: Visual Studio 2012

E-book publication date: March 2013

97 pages


 Building a Release Pipeline with Team Foundation Server 2012
patterns & practicesGuideLeaders in the world of online businesses have shrunk the timeline for software delivery from months to days or even hours. No matter what size business you have, customers now expect features such as real-time customer service and frequent releases of services.

The goal of this guidance is to put you on the road toward continuous delivery. By continuous delivery, we mean that through techniques such as versioning, continuous integration, automation, and environment management, you will be able to decrease the time between when you first have an idea and when that idea is realized as software that’s in production. Any software that has successfully gone through your release process will be software that is production ready, and you can give it to customers whenever your business demands dictate. We also hope to show that there are practical business reasons that justify every improvement you want to make.             .

Applies to: Visual Studio 2012

Source: MSDN Library (patterns & practices)

E-book publication date: September 2013

161 pages
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 Developer’s Guide to Dependency Injection Using Unity
patterns & practicesGuideThis guide is one of the resources available with the Unity v3 release to help you to learn about Unity, learn about some of the problems and issues that Unity can help you to address, and get started using Unity in your applications. Unity is primarily a dependency injection container and so the guide also contains an introduction to dependency injection that you can read in isolation even if you don’t plan to use Unity, although we hope you will.

This book is intended for any architect, developer, or information technology (IT) professional who designs, builds, or operates applications and services and who wants to learn how to realize the benefits of using the Unity dependency injection container in his or her applications. You should be familiar with the Microsoft .NET Framework, and Microsoft Visual Studio to derive full benefit from reading this guide.

Applies to: Visual Studio 2012

Source: MSDN Library (patterns & practices)

E-book publication date: August 2013

142 pages
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 Developer’s Guide to Microsoft Enterprise Library, 2nd Edition
patterns & practicesGuideMicrosoft Enterprise Library is a collection of application blocks designed to assist developers with common enterprise development challenges. Application blocks are a type of guidance, provided as source code that can be used “as is,” extended, or modified by developers for use in their development projects.

Applies to:Visual Studio 2012

Source: MSDN Library (patterns & practices)

E-book publication date: November 2013

245 pages
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 Moving to Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
Patrice Pelland, Pascal Paré, and Ken HainesGuide

This book is for professional developers who are working with previous versions of Visual Studio and are looking to make the move to Visual Studio 2010 Professional.

Applies to: Visual Studio 2010

Publisher: Microsoft Press

E-book publication date: September 2010
36 pages
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 Testing for Continuous Delivery with Visual Studio 2012
patterns & practicesGuideTesting is potentially an obstacle to agile software deployment. The smallest change in your code could require the whole application to be retested. This book shows you how to minimize these costs by using the testing infrastructure of Visual Studio 2012. The code samples gives you a starting point to test your infrastructure.

Applies to: Visual Studio 2012

Source: MSDN Library (patterns & practices)

E-book publication date: December 2012
248 pages
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 Upgrade Team Foundation Server 2012: the ultimate upgrade guide
Tim ElhajjStep-by-Step

This is the same guidance that Microsoft offers its upgrade customers, now in an e-book format for your convenience. Step-by-step guidance that covers the most popular upgrade tasks, including in-place upgrades and upgrades that involve moving to new hardware.

Applies to: Visual Studio 2012, Team Foundation Server 2012

Source: MSDN Library

E-book publication date: July 2012
61 pages
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