A pile of Microsoft technical e-books now free for Kindle and iPad


Book cover - Programming Windows Phone 7One of the most-read blog posts from the last six months was “Something for the weekend – free ebooks from Microsoft Press”, listing 9 free e-books available in PDF format. The bonus news is that the Microsoft Press team have now made five of them available free in two additional formats, DRM-free EPUB and MOBI.

Which means you can now read them more easily on a wide range of ereaders, notably Kindles and iPads – as well as the Nook, Sony Reader and Kobo eReader. As the MS Press team point out on their blog:

  Of course these files can also be read with ereading apps for the various devices on netbooks, laptops, and desktop PCs. The key difference between these formats and the previously-offered PDF and XPS files is that the text is “reflowable,” meaning that it recomposes depending on the width of the screen (or as you resize a Window).  

Hint: Choose MOBI format for Kindles, and ePUB for most others

Here are the links to the free ebooks for Kindle and other readers

  • Charles Petzold’s Programming Windows Phone 7 is available here as EPUB and here as MOBI.
  • To get Moving to Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 by Patrice Pelland, Pascal Paré, and Ken Haines download here as EPUB and here as MOBI.
  • Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 by Ross Mistry and Stacia Misner is here as EPUB and here as MOBI.
  • Introducing Windows Server 2008 R2 by Charlie Russel and Craig Zacker with the Windows Server Team at Microsoft is here as EPUB and here as MOBI.
  • And finally, Katherine Murray’s Own Your Future, Update Your Skills with Resources and Career Ideas from Microsoft is here as EPUB and here as MOBI.

Go get em…

Comments (1)

  1. Thank you …. great resources to have !!!