Microsoft has made available the text of two books on the latest parallel programming features in Visual Studio.
The latest addition to the General Guidance section of the MSDN Library is an online edition of the book Parallel Programming with Microsoft Visual C++, a Microsoft Press title that is due to be published in April.
The book describes six key patterns for data and task parallelism and how to implement them using the Parallel Patterns Library and Asynchronous Agents Library, which shipped with Visual Studio 2010.
Also available in the same section of the MSDN Library is Parallel Programming with Microsoft .NET. Written by the same team of authors this is essentially the same book for with the code samples in C#.
Microsoft's new way with parallel code