Just in case you didn’t know it, my book, “Start Here! Learn Microsoft Visual C# 2010 Programming,” comes with a free additional download, “Start Here! Fundamentals of Microsoft .NET Programming.” In short, buying my book actually garners you two books. You should get this second book to fill in any gaps in your knowledge of how programming in .NET actually works. I consider this free download a major part of my own book and I’m indebted to Rod Stephens for writing it.
However, a few people have written to tell me that they can’t find this free book. When they go to the page at http://go.microsoft.com/FWLink/?Linkid=230718 and click the Start Here! Fundamentals of Microsoft .NET Programming link, they’re taken to a page the describes this free download, yet doesn’t offer any links for download it. I admit that the initial page could prove confusing to some people because of the way in which the links are situated.
The links you want really do appear on the initial page. Look at the middle of that initial page and you’ll see three links that you can use to download the free book (the following text is quoted directly from the download site):
- Download as PDF: A fully searchable representation of the printed book that can be read on most computers and devices.
- Download as ePub file: A reflowable format (similar to HTML) that can be read on most devices.
- Download as Mobi file: Best for reading on Kindle devices.
I want to be sure that everyone gets their free download. If anyone has any trouble downloading the free book, please contact either of the parties shown in the Support Issues section of that initial page. The publisher can help ensure that you do get your free book. Let me know if you have any questions about this issue at John@JohnMuellerBooks.com. In the meantime, happy reading !