Archive for the ‘Ebooks’ Category

Free Microsoft ebook – Skype for Business User Tips & Tricks for Anyone

August 26, 2015

Skype for Business User Tips & Tricks for Anyone is a compilation of community tips, tricks and hacks by Microsoft Skype for Business MVP, Matt Landis, that will make any novice or expert user of Skype for Business even more productive.

Download (pdf)

You can also read a subset of the tips online here.


Free ebooks from Microsoft Virtual Academy

February 7, 2014

For those geeks who want the direct links:

Introducing Microsoft System Center 2012 R2
Download the PDF (12.4 MB)
Download the EPUB file (24.3 MB)
Download the Mobi for Kindle file (43.1 MB)


Free ebooks from Microsoft Press that won’t cost you a penny

August 17, 2013

Microsoft Press Blog, Updated: December 29, 2013


Free Microsoft Press ebook – Introducing Windows 8: An Overview for IT Professionals

January 28, 2013

Topics include:

• Performance, reliability, and security features
• Deployment options
• Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit
• Windows PowerShell™ 3.0 and Group Policy
• Managing and sideloading apps
• Internet Explorer® 10
• Virtualization, Client Hyper-V, and Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack
• Recovery features

PDF format
Mobi format for Kindle
ePub format

FREE e-book: Windows 8 for Dummies®, Dell Pocket Edition

December 29, 2012

Along with enhanced management, data access and security features, Windows 8 was designed to be intuitive. Even so, using a new OS inevitably means learning some new tricks.

Whether you’re running Windows 8 on a touchscreen device, laptop or desktop, keep this free e-book in your pocket as a quick reference guide that’s there whenever you need it.

To get the free e-book, register at

Direct download link [PDF 138 pages, 11MB]

FREE E-Book – Child and Adolescent Mental Health

July 4, 2012

An excerpt from the Foreword, written by Olayinka Omigbodun, President of IACAPAP
A Child and Adolescent Mental Health Guide in Every PALM

“An electronic textbook on child and adolescent mental health (CAMH) that is free of charge and downloadable is now available on the website of the International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (IACAPAP). It is based on best clinical practice,  reflects the latest research, will be updated regularly and strives to be culturally sensitive.This feat clearly reveals the commitment of  IACAPAP to make knowledge about CAMH widely available, whilst advocating for access to quality CAMH care globally.”

Free Microsoft Press ebooks – Introducing Windows Server 2012

June 17, 2012

Introducing Windows Server 2012

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The business need for Windows Server 2012

Chapter 2 Foundation for building your private cloud

Chapter 3 Highly available, easy-to-manage multi-server platform

Chapter 4 Deploy web applications on premises and in the cloud

Chapter 5 Enabling the modern workstyle




Free Microsoft Press ebook – Moving to Microsoft Visual Studio 2010

April 28, 2012

Moving to Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 was written with three audiences in mind:

Part I is for developers moving from Visual Studio 2003 to Visual Studio 2010.
Part II is for developers moving from Visual Studio 2005.
Part III is for developers moving from Visual Studio 2008.

Free Microsoft Press ebook- Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2012

March 24, 2012

Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 includes 10 chapters:

1. SQL Server 2012 Editions and Engine Enhancements
2. High-Availability and Disaster-Recovery Enhancements
3. Performance and Scalability
4. Security Enhancements
5. Programmability and Beyond-Relational Enhancements


Free Microsoft Press ebook in 2 additional formats, DRM-free EPUB and MOBI

August 15, 2011

Charles Petzold’s Programming Windows Phone 7 as EPUB and as MOBI.

Moving to Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 by Patrice Pelland, Pascal Paré, and Ken Haines as EPUB and as MOBI.

Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 by Ross Mistry and Stacia Misner as EPUB and as MOBI.

Introducing Windows Server 2008 R2 by Charlie Russel and Craig Zacker with the Windows Server Team at Microsoft as EPUB and as MOBI.

And finally, Katherine Murray’s Own Your Future, Update Your Skills with Resouces and Career Ideas from Microsoft as EPUB and as MOBI.