Ebooks: List of our free books


The list below contains our older ebooks. If you want to see our list of current free ebooks, we have a page on the Microsoft Virtual Academy site: http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/ebooks


Free ebook: Programming Windows Phone 7, by Charles Petzold (a 24-chapter gift from the Windows Phone 7 team and Microsoft Press)
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: Understanding Microsoft Virtualization Solutions (Second Edition) (6 chapters by Mitch Tulloch)


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


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


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


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

Comments (60)
  1. Irvin Garduno says:

    haa esta genial la bibliografia!!!

  2. Michael Tsai says:


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  4. Guy Huntley says:

    These are excellent resources. I'm sharing them with my friends as well. Thanks so much!

  5. Bahman Abbasi says:

    Thank you MSDN for sharing this excellent resources with us.

  6. Andreja Trbojevic says:

    Great list, I plan to read through them all. Thanks!

  7. Archmond(Korea MVP) says:


  8. hosseinsinohe says:

    Thank You for this list 🙂

  9. Fernando says:

    Amazing! Here is a full basic foundation for learning about the key technologies of Microsoft. Congratulations and Thank you very much!

  10. Frank Xu Lei says:

    Great,Thanks man.

  11. Frank Xu Lei says:

    Thanks for sharing,

  12. 孟宪会 says:

    Thanks a lot

  13. happymy says:


  14. Albert says:

    That's great!!! This is the best way to introduce everyone to Microsoft technologies. Thank you.

  15. atconway says:

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  16. Albegor says:

    Thanks a lot! The first are my favourites. 🙂

  17. Fırat Esmer says:

    Thanks Guys!

  18. Marco says:

    One of the most useful and interesting resources of the web. Thanks

  19. Pranav says:

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  20. Manish Sharma says:

    Great!! thanks a ton

  21. Freddie says:

    Free but with a catch.  Only a few chapters of each book are available.  Companies hand out free demos all the time.  Nothing to get excited about.

  22. Fernando Vezzali says:


  23. Nazanin says:

    Wow that's great! thank you

  24. KimSpilker says:

    These are full ebooks, not just a few free chapters. They were funded by the different business groups at Microsoft and designed to give away to help people learn about our new technologies. It's part of our mission.

  25. Nassim JD says:

    now that the books are free, start reading, not just adding to your collection. 🙂

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  28. emory says:


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  34. Inder says:

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  38. AJ Soft says:

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  45. Rajkumar says:

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  46. Kim Nilsson says:

    Someone should update this list, since it's fairly outdated.

  47. Kim Nilsson, use our "ebooks" tag and you'll find plenty of updates. Enjoy!

  48. Pat says:

    You can use http://www.online-convert.com/ to convert XPS to ebook formats (epub, mobi, etc).

  49. srinu says:

    yhanks a lot

  50. tangpavel says:

    This is fantastic! What a great resource available for free that I was not aware of prior. Thanks Twitter!

  51. Aaron says:

    Quick, read this free stuff and start pushing expensive software on your clients…

  52. shazza1978 says:

    Great freebie looking forward to receive my e book thanx

  53. Sergiu says:

    Is there a possibility with this layout to see the complete list of the books?

    I see some truncated books over there, so I imagine there are a lot of books that are just not visible (I use Chrome).


  54. Sergiu says:

    And what are that spam messages over there? Can't Microsoft improve or apply a filter over the SPAM in its own blog?

  55. KimSpilker says:

    @Sergiu – I updated this page at the top. We have a new site where we store our current free ebooks – http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/ebooks. Hope this helps.

  56. Kripa Shanker sahu says:

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  57. Kripa Shanker sahu says:

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