Just announced on Microsoft Press blog! Exam Ref 70-487: Developing Windows Azure and Web Services is available for purchase.
Purchase from these online retailers:
Focused preparation for Exam 70-487
Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-487—and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of developing Windows Azure and web services. Designed for experienced developers ready to advance their status, Exam Ref focuses on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the Microsoft Specialist level.
Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives:
• Accessing data
• Querying and manipulating data by using the Entity Framework
• Designing and implementing WCF Services
• Creating and consuming Web API-based services
• Deploying web applications and services
This Microsoft Exam Ref:
• Organizes its coverage by exam objectives.
• Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge you.
About the Authors
William Ryan is a solution architect who has served as a subject matter expert for several Microsoft exams, including Microsoft SQL Server and Windows Azure. He is a coauthor of the MCTS 70-536 Training Kit and the MCTS 70-529 Training Kit.
Shane Milton is a Senior Architect creating enterprise systems running in Windows Azure and is currently designing cloud-based Smart Grid solutions to manage energy for millions of homes and businesses throughout the US. As an active leader in training and educating teams in cloud technologies and various Agile techniques, he takes particular interest in offering his expertise to community user groups and regional conferences in and around Indianapolis
Been using this book and I am not certain if it's a good purchase. I don't expect them to hold my hand but between spelling errors, syntax errors, wrong answers and missing answers (after each chapter some questions are asked) and missing content I just don't know. I've already passed the first two exams and I bought the books for those two as well, of the three this has to be the worst written.