Many customers requested app arch guide 2.0 team of Microsoft for smaller, more focused guides. As a result, Microsoft created a series of application architecture pocket guides based on Application Architecture Guide 2.0. Each guide is focused on a particular topic.
Microsoft prioritized topics based on customer demand. Some customers wanted a focused guide on just the Agile Architecture Method, while others wanted a focused guide on the particular type of applications they build (Web, Rich Client, … etc.)
Application Architecture Pocket Guides
Here’s the initial set of pocket guides from Microsoft:
Ramp Up program (www.MyRampUp.com) has just launched a brand-new learning track: SharePoint for Developers, Part I.
Ramp Up is a free, online, community-based program that can help users save time in learning Microsoft technology. The easy-to-access content (provided by subject-matter gurus) is specifically tailored to the Ramp Up program, and offered in a variety of forms (whitepaper, v-lab, codecast and slidecast). This SharePoint track, along with the other currently offered tracks (eg, Visual Studio 2008), teaches the important skills in a guided path, making the learning process easier and more efficient. Currently, there are no assessments in the program, so it’s quicker than ever to graduate and receive the reward (25% off on certification and 50% off on e-Learning – only for graduates of Ramp Up).