Microsoft Office Excel 2007 Programming : your visual blueprint for creating interactive spreadsheets / by Denise Etheridge, Wiley, 2007
This book explains Excel by means of screen-shots, and they comprise more than half of the book. If that suits your learning style, then good. 300 pages.
C# 2008 for programmers / Paul J. Deitel, Harvey M. Deitel, Prentice Hall, 2009
Here are 1000+ pages packed with good tutorial material on C#, ASP.NET, WCF, WPF, and Silverlight.
Professional IIS 7 and ASP.NET integrated programming / Shahram Khosravi, Wiley 2008
If you are using a Microsoft web server ..
Beginning ASP.NET 3.5 in C# and VB / Imar Spaanjaars, Wiley, 2008
If you are using a Microsoft server ..
Programming Microsoft Composite UI Application Block and Smart Client Software Factory / David S. Platt. Microsoft Press, 2008
For programmers of rich client apps using Microsoft’s CAB and SCSF and WPF frameworks. Concepts are explained. There are some code examples, but no ‘Hello World’. It reminds me of Eclipse RCP without the portability or clarity.
Professional rootkits / Ric Vieler. Wiley, 2007.
A programmer’s book on writing root kits for Windows. Here are lots of details on how to hack someone’s machine, though minimal discussion of virtualization. Written by an ‘Ethical Hacker’, this book will be useful to security pro’s who need to harden systems, or reverse engineer malware. Unfortunately, it might be quite useful to blackhats.
Visual C++ 2008 : how to program / P.J. Deitel, H.M. Deitel, D.T. Quirk. Prentice Hall : 2008.
Almost 1500 pages! A cover sure to wake you if you nod off! I have dipped into this book, and wish I had time to read it all. It is slightly biased towards Microsoft’s tools, but all c++ programmers will find it valuable.
Programming WCF services / Juval Löwy. O’Reilly, c2007
Here’s a good, current book for web application developers. If you don’t mind being locked into Microsoft, or your manager is forcing you, then this is the book for you. Soft cover, 500 pages, an angelfish picture, and O’Reilly readability.
Access 2007 VBA programmer’s reference / Teresa Hennig … [et al.] Wiley Pub., 2007.
Access is not quite my cup of tea, but if you are using it here is a book. It might be excellent; I have not read it.