Does everyone know Microsoft’s Patterns & Practices? It’s a part of MSDN Library (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff921345) where Microsoft publishes some deep dive articles (some would rather say - “books”) where you can find out how to deal with interesting topics using Microsoft technologies. My favorite (so far) publications in P&P are:
- Moving applications to the Cloud, 2nd Ed.
- Prism (MVVM-based application framework for XAML-oriented technologies)
- Improving Web Services Security (old, retired version are interesting as well)
- Project Silk (I didn’t have time to go through it completely, but what I’ve seen so far seems very useful)