Free ebook: Introducing Windows Server 2012

UPDATE – there is a new version of this free ebook that is based on the RTM version of the software. Please find the new announcement here with links to the new edition.


I’m excited to announce the most recent free ebook offered by Microsoft Press. Introducing Windows Server 2012, by Mitch Tulloch, is now ready for free download! Please see the links below to download one or all of the available formats.





Introducing Windows Server 2012 PDF ebook 


Introducing Windows Server 2012 EPUB ebook


Introducing Windows Server 2012 MOBI ebook

Introducing Windows Server 2012 is 256 pages and includes 5 chapters loaded with insider information from the Windows Server Team.


Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The business need for Windows Server 2012
The rationale behind cloud computing Making the transition
Technical requirements for successful cloud computing
Four ways Windows Server 2012 delivers value for cloud computing Foundation for building your private cloud

Chapter 2 Foundation for building your private cloud
A complete virtualization platform
Increase scalability and performance Business continuity for virtualized workloads

Chapter 3 Highly available, easy-to-manage multi-server platform
Continuous availability
Cost efficiency
Management efficiency

Chapter 4 Deploy web applications on premises and in the cloud
Scalable and elastic web platform
Support for open standards

Chapter 5 Enabling the modern workstyle
Access virtually anywhere, from any device
Full Windows experience
Enhanced security and compliance


To read more about the latest news on Windows Server 2012 and to download the release candidate, go here.

Comments (44)

  1. Mathias says:

    The .mobi and .epub links do not work for me, perhaps those documents are not available yet. The .pdf link worked fine. Thank you for the book.

  2. Todd says:

    Same as Mathias – the only link that worked here is the .pdf

  3. Omega Ra says:

    EPUB not working for me either, only PDF

  4. Todd Lamothe says:

    Yep, I can only download the PDF, not the other two files.

  5. Vitor Canova says:

    EPUB and MOBI link changed to "Coming soon" for me. PDF works great.

  6. Thank You – Mitch Tulloch 🙂

  7. Bill O'Halloran says:

    MOBI, PDF and EPUB worked fine for me

  8. John says:

    Just downloaded .epub and working OK

  9. Gerry says:

    Thanks, downloaded .mobi for my kindle.

  10. David says:

    Downloaded EPUB, worked fine for me. Thanks a bunch.

  11. nasser says:

    just downloaded .pdf and .mobi. worked fine

  12. Gemma says:

    Should keep me quiet for a weekend or two!

    There are some nice, cool features in Server 2012. If you are reading this, get used to the Metro interface, it is not as bad as it looks!!! You can configure it really easily and set up all sorts of neat shortcuts. Plus you can search by typing directly onto the desktop instead of having to find the search entry box.

    You will also be surprised that the interface is designed for a 16×9 screen – the idea is that you won't be doing your work down by the stack any more. You will be doing it in a bright office, or anywhere you can login!!

  13. A student says:

    Thank you Mitch Tulloch for the free book 🙂

  14. Pete says:

    Great offering and looking forward to reading it in depth.

  15. @Dscullytx says:

    Thanks for the free Ebook!

  16. Location says:

    For those of us who don't think like Microsoft wants us to … Once you download the book on a Windows Phone, if you want to find it again, you'd go to the Adobe application.  Where it seems that you'll also find every PDF attachment you ever downloaded from your email.  Didn't really take me LONG to find it, but it just didn't seem obvious.  I was sort of expecting an icon to appear in my apps list.  

  17. Ifeanyi says:

    Thanks for the free ebook, i cant wait to read it thoroughly

  18. Stormin says:

    Appears the PDF link is now damaged

  19. Apostolos says:

    None of the links work for me! Now that sucks!!!

  20. KimSpilker says:

    Hi. I just checked all of the links and they work. Please comment if any of you are having trouble downloading these files.

  21. Roman says:

    Great to have it in mobi/ePub format too. Thanks for the book!

  22. Title Link on Blog says:

    Did you know your title link links to a large version of the image, rather than your blog home page?

    That should probably be fixed.

  23. Aryan Nava says:

    Just installed 2012 server and this book will help me big time to learn Windows 2012

    Thank You

  24. mukesh sharma says:

    Thank you Mitch Tulloch for the free book 🙂

  25. carlos says:

    gracias por el libro , si me pudieran decir como bajar en castellano

  26. Jay Ballentine says:

    Thanks for the book offer.  Looking forward to dig in.

  27. Also available directly in the Kindle Store, so it gets added to the cloud library.

  28. saeide says:

    tanks 🙂

  29. Syed gufran says:

    Thank for freee E- Books ………..

  30. says:

    Thanks, I'm getting the hard copy from Oreilly.

  31. Bijesh says:

    Thank you very much for this free book–

  32. Sudlo says:

    thanks for the ebook

  33. ajao ladele says:

    hello please i want to write exam on server 2012 please as lay man i need someone to give video tutorial to prepare for the exam am new in server application thank

  34. kamlesh says:

    There are some nice, cool features in Server 2012. If you are reading this, get used to the Metro interface, it is not as bad as it looks!

  35. Kathy says:

    Is there a similar book available for Windows 2012 Server Essentials?  Thanks.

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  37. Yes Thank you Mitch Tulloch for the FREE eBook says:

    I sure it will be worth the read… will update after I've read it.

  38. Lana says:

    Thank you very much for your resource!

  39. yoes3vk says:

    Thanks for the free Ebook!

  40. Tran Huynh says:

    Thanks you ! I download free book by PDF

  41. yama says:

    thanks for you , this vary hap full book

  42. Haman says:

    Than7ks for share , n7ice to work with win7 2/012 server