Charles Petzold


April 23, 2012
New York, N.Y.

If you've been following my blog, you know that for the past few months I've been working on the 6th edition of Programming Windows, which focuses on writing Metro style applications for Windows 8 using C# and XAML.

Obviously the book won't be completed until later this year, but in the meantime Microsoft Press has come up with a way for you to buy this book and get early content for a tiny amount of money. I think of this plan as:

2 weeks
4 all eager programmers
Programming Windows 6th edition
Windows 8

Here's what it all means: For two weeks — from May 17th through May 31st — you will have the opportunity to purchase the Programming Windows 6th edition ebook for just $10. What you get for that $10 is:

After May 31st, you can still purchase the Programming Windows 6th edition ebook, but it's going to cost more than $10. That $10 price is only available between May 17th and May 31st. The Microsoft Press blog presents the complete run-down and schedule.

Mark your calendar or set a reminder for May 17th. I'll have more details and a link (of course) in the weeks ahead.