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Free ebook: Microsoft Platform and Tools for Mobile App Development

We’re pleased to announce a new free ebook: Microsoft Platform and Tools for Mobile App Development (ISBN 9781509304134), by Cesar de la Torre and Simon Calvert.

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This ebook is also available for download at the Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA).


Understanding and creating a mobile app development strategy is an important process for today’s development decision-makers who aim to open up new business opportunities or to empower employees to be more productive with new capabilities.

Microsoft defines an end-to-end (E2E) platform for the agile creation of mobile apps that can target any platform (iOS, Android, or Windows), provides easy consumption of services in the cloud or on-premises, spans the requirements for consumer or employee scenarios, offers development teams DevOps tools to improve quality and to achieve faster time to market, and allows for integration with existing enterprise systems.

This book outlines the E2E platform from Microsoft that forms the critical capabilities for organizations selecting technologies and tools for a Mobile Application Development Platform (MADP) and Rapid Mobile Application Development (RMAD). It also describes the core decision factors that organizations should consider, and it outlines the technical capabilities available within Microsoft solutions and products.

Who should read this book

Technical decision-makers and developer leads who require a high-level overview and advice on when to use Microsoft solutions and technologies for building mobile apps can benefit from this content.


This book expects that you have at least a minimal development background as well as Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) insights, although it does not require deep technical development skills, because the scope is broad and from a high level technical point of view.

This book might not be for you if…

This book might not be for you if you are an advanced developer in Microsoft technologies with skills in most mobile development areas from Microsoft or if you are expecting to learn implementation details on the technologies covered in the book.