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Free ebook: Introducing Windows Server 2012 (RTM Edition)

Posted by Rubel Khan on April 12, 2013

untitledMitch Tulloch has updated his very popular free ebook on Windows Server 2012 based on the RTM version of the software.

A key feature of this book is the inclusion of sidebars written by members of the Windows Server team, Microsoft Support engineers, Microsoft Consulting Services staff, and others who work at Microsoft. These sidebars provide an insider’s perspective that includes both “under-the-hood” information concerning how features work, and strategies, tips, and best practices from experts who have been working with the platform during product development.

Please see the links below to download one or all of the available formats.

PDFIntroducing Windows Server 2012 RTM Edition – PDF ebook 

EPUB – Introducing Windows Server 2012 RTM Edition – ePub format 

MOBI – Introducing Windows Server 2012 RTM Edition – MOBI format (for Kindle) 

If you prefer a hard copy of the book, you can order it here for $14.99 from our official distributor, O’Reilly Media.

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Free E-Book Offer from Microsoft Press

Posted by Rubel Khan on March 31, 2012

Own Your Future: Update Your Skills with Resources and Career Ideas from Microsoft by Katherine Murray

FREE e-book!

Chances are that you are like many students who are wondering what the marketplace will look like when you finally have that diploma. With so many candidates searching for jobs in IT right now, how can you increase your chances of being the chosen candidate for your dream job?

Take charge of your career by reading this free Microsoft Press e-book, which is filled with tips on training, certifications, career opportunities, and how to market yourself.

Good luck!

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Second Editions (Windows Server 2008 R2) of Microsoft Self-Paced Training Kits!

Posted by Rubel Khan on July 18, 2011

Microsoft Press has received many inquiries about the second editions of the Windows Server 2008 Training Kits that cover R2. MS Press has a couple of these titles published already and the rest will be coming out this summer. See their table below to find out the publication date of the title you want.

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Link to purchase at Amazon

Estimated Publication Date

MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-640): Configuring Windows Server® 2008 Active Directory® (2nd Edition)

http://www.amazon.com/MCTS-Self-Paced-Training-Exam-70-640/dp/0735651930/ref=sr_1_7?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1308854158&sr=1-7

July 2011

MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-642): Configuring Windows Server® 2008 Network Infrastructure (2nd Edition)

http://www.amazon.com/MCTS-Self-Paced-Training-Exam-70-642/dp/0735651604/ref=sr_1_12?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1308854158&sr=1-12

Available Now

MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-643): Configuring Windows Server® 2008 Applications Infrastructure (2nd Edition)

http://www.amazon.com/MCTS-Self-Paced-Training-Exam-70-643/dp/0735648786/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1308854158&sr=1-4

August 2011

MCITP Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-646): Windows Server® 2008 Server Administrator (2nd Edition)

http://www.amazon.com/MCITP-Self-Paced-Training-Exam-70-646/dp/073564909X/ref=sr_1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1308854158&sr=1-6

August 2011

MCITP Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-647): Windows Server® 2008 Enterprise Administrator (2nd Edition)

http://www.amazon.com/MCITP-Self-Paced-Training-Exam-70-647/dp/0735656657/ref=sr_1_9?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1308854158&sr=1-9

Available Now

 

Source: Microsoft MS Press Blog!

Posted in Certification, E-Book, How Do I? Videos, MCITP, MCTS | Tagged: , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Free ebook: Programming Windows Phone 7, by Charles Petzold

Posted by Rubel Khan on July 18, 2011

You can download a PDF here (38.6 MB).

This book is a gift from the Windows Phone 7 team at Microsoft to the programming community. Within the pages that follow, I show you the basics of writing applications for Windows Phone 7 using the C# programming language with the Silverlight and XNA 2D frameworks.

Source: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/microsoft_press/archive/2010/10/28/free-ebook-programming-windows-phone-7-by-charles-petzold.aspx

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Free E-Book Offer: Programming Windows Phone 7

Posted by Rubel Khan on November 15, 2010

Windows Phone 7 became available at retailers on November 8—are you ready for programming opportunities? Download the new e-book Programming Windows Phone 7 by Charles Petzold. Learn more about the hardware as well as the basics of writing applications for Windows Phone 7 using the C# programming language with the Silverlight and XNA 2D frameworks.

Posted in E-Book, Microsoft Learning, Silverlight, Windows, Windows 7, Windows Phone | Tagged: , , , , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

Microsoft Press ebook giveaways (updated Summary)

Posted by Rubel Khan on October 11, 2010

After the release of Moving to Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 in September, here’s an updated list of some of Microsoft’s free ebooks:

Free ebook: Moving to Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 (10 chapters by by Patrice Pelland, Pascal Paré, and Ken Haines)

Free ebook: Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 (10 chapters by Ross Mistry and Stacia Misner)

Free ebook: Programming Windows Phone 7 Series (DRAFT Preview) (6 chapters by Charles Petzold)

Free ebook: Petzold’s Programming Windows Phone 7 (Special Excerpt 2) (newer than the ebook above; 11 chapters by Charles Petzold)

Free ebook: Own Your Future: Update Your Skills with Resources and Career Ideas from Microsoft (8 chapters by Katherine Murray)

Free ebook: Understanding Microsoft Virtualization Solutions (Second Edition) (6 chapters by Mitch Tulloch)

Free ebook: First Look Microsoft Office 2010 (14 chapters by Katherine Murray)

Free ebook: Windows 7 troubleshooting tips (short ebook by Mitch Tulloch)

Free ebook: Introducing Windows Server 2008 R2 (9 chapters by Charlie Russel and Craig Zacker)

Free ebook: Deploying Windows 7, Essential Guidance (10 chapters from the Windows 7 Resource Kit and 6 TechNet articles)

Microsoft Press hopes there’s something in this list for you to use and enjoy.

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Free E-Book Offer: Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2

Posted by Rubel Khan on September 26, 2010

or a limited time, you can sign up to download a complimentary 10-chapter e-book: Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2, by Ross Mistry and Stacia Misner. Learn all about the powerful new database administration and business intelligence development enhancements available with this new edition of SQL Server 2008.

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Free E-Book: Microsoft Patterns & Practices (Cloud)

Posted by Rubel Khan on September 26, 2010

Volume 1, Moving Applications to the Cloud on the Windows Azure Platform, provides an introduction to Windows Azure, discusses the cost model and application life cycle management for cloud-based applications, and describes how to migrate an existing ASP.NET application to the cloud.

Available now on MSDN: the second volume in our Windows Azure Patterns and Practices series. This new book demonstrates how you can create from scratch a multi-tenant, Software as a Service (SaaS) application to run in the cloud by using the latest versions of the Windows Azure tools and the latest features of the Windows Azure platform.

Posted in Azure, Cloud Computing, E-Book | Tagged: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Free e-book offer from Microsoft Press – Introducing Windows Server 2008 R2

Posted by Rubel Khan on September 26, 2010

Learn about the features of Windows Server 2008 R2 in the areas of virtualization, management, the web application platform, scalability and reliability, and interoperability with Windows 7. Sign in to download Introducing Windows Server 2008 R2, written by industry experts Charlie Russel and Craig Zacker along with the Windows Server team at Microsoft.

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Free E-Book: Programming Windows Phone 7

Posted by Rubel Khan on August 4, 2010

Just in time for VSLive in Redmond, here’s a second draft preview ebook of Charles Petzold’s upcoming Programming Windows Phone 7! The first preview ebook contained six chapters. This one contains eleven chapters (and 265 pages):

Part I   The Basics

Chapter 1   Hello, Windows Phone 7

Chapter 2   Getting Oriented

Chapter 3   An Introduction to Touch

Chapter 4   Bitmaps, Also Known as Textures

Chapter 5   Sensors and Services

Chapter 6   Issues in Application Architecture

Part II   Silverlight

Chapter 7   XAML Power and Limitations

Chapter 8   Elements and Properties

Part III   XNA

Chapter 20   Principles of Movement

Chapter 21   Textures and Sprites

Chapter 22   Touch and Play

Download the PDF here. Download the XPS here. And download the sample code here.

Thanks to MS Press. Enjoy!

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