Microsoft gives away 86 Official eBooks – Free

Eric Ligman, Director of Worldwide Partner Experience at Microsoft has put up a collection of official Microsoft ebooks for free download, many of which are in a variety of formats from PDF, MOBI, EPUB, and XPS. Simply click on the format you want to download and click save. Note that most of these are full books, often more than 100 pages in length. These are not small mini-books.

This is a hugely generous move and I’m sure the tech community as a whole is thankful. Many of these books cost a lot of money to purchase individually. 

You can download the books from the following links, and I have written a list of the books available below.

 

Book Titles

The following list of books are available from the link below

Microsoft Books Part 1

  • Moving to Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
  • Programming Windows 8 Apps (HTML, CSS, JavaScript)
  • Programming Windows Phone 7
  • Office 365 – Connect and collaborate at any time
  • Office 2010 – First Look
  • Office 2010 – Security and Privacy
  • Office 2010 – Getting Started for IT Pro’s
  • Office 2010 – Planning Guide for IT Pro’s
  • Office 2010 – Deployment Guide for IT Pro’s
  • Office 2010 – Operations Guide for IT Pro’s
  • Office 2010 – Technical Reference for IT Pro’s
  • Understanding Microsoft Virtualization R2 Solutions
  • Introducing Windows Server 2012
  • Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2012
  • Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2
  • Configure Kerberos Authentication for SharePoint 2010 Products
  • Business Continuity Management for SharePoint Server 2010
  • Deployment Guide for SharePoint Server 2010
  • Get Started with SharePoint Server 2010
  • Governance Guide for SharePoint Server 2010
  • Profile Synchronization Guide for SharePoint Server 2010
  • Remote BLOB Storage for SharePoint Server 2010
  • Technical Reference for SharePoint Server 2010
  • Upgrading to SharePoint Server 2010
  • Get Started with SharePoint Server 2010
  • Planning Guide for Sites and Solutions – SharePoint Server 2010 PT1
  • Planning Guide for Sites and Solutions – SharePoint Server 2010 PT2
  • Planning Guide for Server Farms and Environments for SharePoint Server 2010
  • Capacity Planning for SharePoint Server 2010
  • SQL Server 2012 Tutorial – Analysis Services – Tabular Modeling
  • SQL Server Always On Solutions Guide for High Availability and Disaster Recovery
  • Transact-SQL Data Manipulation Language (DML) Reference
  • Quickstat: Learn DAX Basics in 30 Minutes
  • SQL Server 2012 Tutorial – Analysis Services – Data Mining
  • SQL Server Analysis Services – Multidimensional Performance and Operations Guide
  • Data Analysis Expressions (DAX) Reference
  • SQO Server 2012 Upgrade Technical Guide
  • Backup and Restore of SQL Server Databases
  • SQL Server 2012 Tutorials – Analysis Services – Multidimensional Modeling
  • Master Data Services Capacity Guidelines
  • Digital Storytelling
  • Free Tools in the Classroom
  • Windows Live Movie Maker in the Classroom
  • Windows 7 in the Classroom
  • Microsoft Office Web Apps Teaching Guide
  • Microsoft Office in the Classroom
  • Developing Critical Thinking Through Web Research Skills
  • Bing in the Classroom
  • Moving Applications to the Cloud, 2nd Edition
  • Windows Azure Prescriptive Guidance
  • Windows Azure Service Bus Reference
  • Intro to ASP.NET MNC 4 with Visual Studio (Beta)
  • Deploying an ASP.NET Web Application to a Hosting Provider using Visual Studio
  • Getting Started with ASP.NET 4.5 Web forms (Beta)
  • Introducing ASP.NET Web Pages 2
  • Own Your Future with Careers Ideas from Microsoft
  • Window 7 Power User Guide
  • Deploying Windows 7 Essential Guidance
  • Welcome to Windows 7
  • What You Can Do Before You Call Tech Support (Windows 7)

 

The list below is available from the following link.

Microsoft Books Part 2

  • Developing an Advanced Windows Phone 7.5 App That Connects To The Cloud
  • Developing Applications For The Cloud, 2nd Edition
  • Building Hybrid Applications in the Cloud on Windows Azure
  • Building Elastic and Resilient Cloud Applications – Developers Guide to the Enterprise Library 5.0 Integration Pack for Windows Azure
  • SharePoint 2010 – Technical Reference
  • SharePoint 2010 – Getting Started
  • SharePoint 2013 – Deployment Guide Preview
  • Deployment Guide for Duet Enterprise for SharePoint and SAP Server 2.0 Preview
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Guides: Financials
  • Microsoft Dynamics RM 2011 Users Guide
  • Dynamics CRM 2011 Developer Training Kit
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Implementation Guide
  • Office 2013 – Deployment Guide for 2013 Preview
  • Office 2010 – Developer Training Kit
  • Office 365 – Developer Training Kit
  • Office 365 – Guides for Professional and Small Businesses
  • Lync for Mac 2011 Deployment Guide
  • Microsoft Lync server 2010 Resource Kit Tools
  • Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit
  • Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Security Guide
  • Developing Applications for Cloud – 2nd Edition
  • Visual Studio LightSwitch Training Kit
  • SQL Server 2012 Developer Training Kit
  • Own your Space – Keep Yourself and Your Stuff Safe Online – Digital Book for Teens

 

Enjoy!

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