Help Charles Petzold Get Ready for Mango
By on July 22nd, 2011

Charles Petzold, the veteran Windows programming author authored Programming Windows Phone 7, a free 24-chapter ebook, last year. The Microsoft Press book has been downloaded hundreds of thousands of times.

Programming Windows Phone 7

At this moment, the second edition of the book is in the works and Microsoft Press is looking for readers’ feedback to create an even better offering for what could be the Mango edition. Microsoft Press has assured that the second edition would also be available for free like the first one!.

All you need to do this to fill out a short anonymous survey to give feedback:

The survey will ask you for an ISBN to identify the title you’re commenting on, and for Programming Windows Phone 7 you’ll need to enter: 9780735643352. The survey takes less than 10 minutes and does not ask for any personal information.

  • What was your main reason for reading this book?
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  • How would you rate this book on the following dimensions?
  • How well did this book meet your expectations?
  • In what ways did this book not meet your expectations?
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  • What could Microsoft Press do to increase your satisfaction with our books?
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Author: Abhishek Baxi
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