Locating Your Copy of Start Here! Fundamentals of Microsoft .NET Programming

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):


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 !


Author: John

John Mueller is a freelance author and technical editor. He has writing in his blood, having produced 99 books and over 600 articles to date. The topics range from networking to artificial intelligence and from database management to heads-down programming. Some of his current books include a Web security book, discussions of how to manage big data using data science, a Windows command -line reference, and a book that shows how to build your own custom PC. His technical editing skills have helped over more than 67 authors refine the content of their manuscripts. John has provided technical editing services to both Data Based Advisor and Coast Compute magazines. He has also contributed articles to magazines such as Software Quality Connection, DevSource, InformIT, SQL Server Professional, Visual C++ Developer, Hard Core Visual Basic, asp.netPRO, Software Test and Performance, and Visual Basic Developer. Be sure to read John’s blog at http://blog.johnmuellerbooks.com/. When John isn’t working at the computer, you can find him outside in the garden, cutting wood, or generally enjoying nature. John also likes making wine and knitting. When not occupied with anything else, he makes glycerin soap and candles, which comes in handy for gift baskets. You can reach John on the Internet at John@JohnMuellerBooks.com. John is also setting up a website at http://www.johnmuellerbooks.com/. Feel free to take a look and make suggestions on how he can improve it.