Thursday, 23 October 2014

Get 65 Free Microsoft E-books, no strings attached


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Eric Ligman, Senior Sales Excellence Manager at Microsoft has uploaded a massive treasure trove of free Microsoft eBooks. Christmas has definitely arrived early.

And it’s not the first time Mr Lingman has done this. Last summer he uploaded a small collection of free Microsoft eBooks and was overwhelmed by the phenomenal response. Now he’s back, with a lot more.

These eBooks are completely free and, as Eric puts it – ‘are not time-bombed; there is no catch.’

Almost every eBook is available in EPUB, DOC and MOBI formats. From Kindle to Kobo, you’ll get complete E-reader compatibility.

Over 3.5million eBooks have been downloaded so far from Eric’s personal blog.

Here’s the full list of free eBooks with download links:



Office & Office 365

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Microsoft Office 365 for professionals and small businesses: Help and How To
EPUB
MOBI
PDF



SharePoint
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Explore SharePoint 2013
EPUB
MOBI
PDF
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Deployment guide for SharePoint 2013
EPUB 
MOBI 
PDF
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Test Lab Guide: eBook for SharePoint Server 2013 Intranet and Team Sites
EPUB
MOBI
PDF
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Create a Balanced Scorecard (SharePoint Server 2010)
EPUB
MOBI
PDF
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SharePoint Server for Business Intelligence
EPUB
MOBI
PDF



SQL Server
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5 Tips for a Smooth SSIS Upgrade to SQL Server 2012
EPUB 
MOBI 
PDF
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A Hitchiker's Guide to Microsoft StreamInsight Queries 

EPUB
MOBI 
PDF
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Data Mining Extensions (DMX) Reference
EPUB 
MOBI
PDF
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Data Quality Services  

EPUB
MOBI
PDF
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High Availability Solutions 

EPUB
MOBI 
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Master Data Services

EPUB 
MOBI
PDF
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Monitor and Tune for Performance
EPUB 
MOBI 
PDF
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Multidimensional Expressions (MDX) Reference
EPUB 
MOBI
PDF
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SQL Server Distributed Replay

EPUB
MOBI
PDF
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Transact-SQL Data Definition Language (DDL) Reference

EPUB
MOBI 
PDF
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XQuery Language Reference 

EPUB 
MOBI
PDF
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Extracting and Loading SharePoint Data in SQL Server Integration Services 

EPUB 
MOBI
PDF
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Integration Services: Extending Packages with Scripting 

EPUB 
MOBI
PDF
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Multidimensional Model Programming
EPUB 
MOBI
PDF
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Optimized Bulk Loading of Data into Oracle

EPUB
MOBI
PDF
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Planning Disaster Recovery for Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services in SharePoint Integrated Mode
EPUB
MOBI 
PDF
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SQL Server 2012 Tutorials: Reporting Services

EPUB 
MOBI
PDF
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SQL Server 2012 Tutorials: Writing Transact-SQL Statements
EPUB
MOBI 
PDF
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SQL Server Community FAQs Manual
EPUB
MOBI 
PDF



System Center
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Cmdlet Reference for App Controller in System Center 2012 SP

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MOBI
PDF
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Technical Documentation for System Center 2012 - Virtual Machine Manager

EPUB 
MOBI
PDF



Visual Studio
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Better Unit Testing with Microsoft Fakes
EPUB 
MOBI
PDF
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Dependency Injection with Unity 

PDF
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Developer's Guide to Microsoft Enterprise Library (Second Edition)

PDF
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Testing for Continuous Delivery with Visual Studio 2012 

PDF
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Upgrade Team Foundation Server 2012: the ultimate upgrade guide

EPUB 
MOBI
PDF



Web Development
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ASP.NET Multi-Tier Windows Azure Application Using Storage Tables, Queues, and Blobs

EPUB 
MOBI 
PDF
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ASP.NET Web Deployment using Visual Studio 

EPUB
MOBI 
PDF
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Developing Modern Mobile Web Apps 

EPUB
MOBI
PDF
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The Entity Framework 4.0 and ASP.NET Web Forms – Getting Started
EPUB
MOBI
PDF
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Getting Started with the Entity Framework 4.1 using ASP.NET MVC

EPUB 
MOBI
PDF
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Project Silk: Client-Side Web Development for Modern Browsers
PDF



Windows
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Administrator's Guide for Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 5.0
EPUB
MOBI 
PDF
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Administrator’s Guide for Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring 1.0
EPUB
MOBI 
PDF
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Administrator’s Guide for Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset (DaRT) 7

EPUB
MOBI 
PDF
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Administrator’s Guide for Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset (DaRT) 8.0
EPUB 
MOBI 
PDF
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Administrator’s Guide for Microsoft User Experience Virtualization (UE-V) 1.0

EPUB 
MOBI
PDF
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Developing an end-to-end Windows Store app using C++ and XAML: Hilo
PDF
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Developing an end-to-end Windows Store app using JavaScript: Hilo
PDF
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Prism for the Windows Runtime: Developing a Windows Store business app using C#, XAML, and Prism 

PDF
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Programming Windows 8 Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
EPUB
MOBI
PDF



Windows Azure
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Autoscaling Application Block and Transient Fault Handling Application Block Reference 

EPUB
MOBI 
PDF
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Create Your First Application: Node.js and Windows Azure
EPUB 
MOBI 
PDF
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Developing Multi-tenant Applications for the Cloud on Windows Azure (3rd Edition) 

PDF
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Drupal on Windows Azure
EPUB 
MOBI 
PDF
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Exploring CQRS and Event Sourcing: A journey into high scalability, availability, and maintainability with Windows Azure 

PDF
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Migrating Data-Centric Applications to Windows Azure
EPUB 
MOBI
PDF
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Moving Applications to the Cloud on Windows Azure (3rd Edition)

PDF
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Using Windows Azure Mobile Services to Cloud-Enable your iOS Apps
EPUB 
MOBI
PDF
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Using Windows Azure Mobile Services to Cloud-Enable Your Windows Phone 8 Apps
EPUB
MOBI 
PDF
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Using Windows Azure Mobile Services to Cloud-Enable your Windows Store Apps in C#
EPUB 
MOBI 
PDF
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Using Windows Azure Mobile Services to Cloud-Enable Your Windows Store Apps in JavaScript

EPUB 
MOBI
PDF
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Windows Azure and SQL Database Tutorials 

EPUB
MOBI
PDF



Windows Server
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A Guide to Claims-Based Identity and Access Control, Second Edition
PDF
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Introducing Windows Server 2012

EPUB 
MOBI 
PDF
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TCP/IP Fundamentals for Microsoft Windows 

PDF




Alternatively, you can navigate to Eric’s blog to find the same content.

If you know anybody who would find these resources helpful, direct them towards this amazing Microsoft treasure trove.

And, if you yourself found these resources useful, make sure to say ‘Cheers!’ to Eric Ligman. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and of course, his blog.


About the Author:       
Sarah writes for Firebrand Training on a number of IT related topics. This includes exams, training, certification trends, project management, certification, careers advice and the industry itself. Sarah has 11 years of experience in the IT industry.