Free ebook: Introducing Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview Release

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We’re very excited to announce another free ebook offering from Microsoft Press. Introducing Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview Release (ISBN 9780735682931), by Mitch Tulloch with the Windows Server Team, introduces new features and capabilities, with scenario-based advice on how the platform can meet the needs of your business. Get the high-level overview you need to begin preparing your deployment now. This book is based on the Preview release and will be updated to cover Windows Server 2012 R2 RTM.

Download the PDF version of this title here (242 pages, 9 MB). UPDATE: The EPUB format is here and the MOBI format is here.

Watch for the lengthier RTM edition of this ebook later this year! [UPDATE: The links above have been updated to take you to the downloads of the RTM edition.]

Comments (90)
  1. Karolyn says:

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  2. Manuel Capela says:


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  3. JNP says:

    What a Great Idea!  Thanks Again Microsoft!

  4. isrra says:

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  5. omid.koushki says:

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  6. Zenner says:

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  7. Beoweolf says:

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  9. Aixa B says:

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  10. Brudo says:

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  11. Thanks. Something to read tonight.

  12. Brian J. Bartlett says:

    Wonderful timing! I just got the most recent and finished with the drivers. Now I have a clue as to "Where do you you want to go today."

  13. Ramakrishna Darla says:

    Really, appreciated.

    waiting for this for long time

  14. orion242 says:

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  16. Gilot says:

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  18. George says:

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  19. Javi Cal says:

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  20. GrekAU says:

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  22. Struj@ says:

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  23. Trex says:

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  24. ≈Ω°±Σⁿ says:

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    I love to read sql from MSDN library but for it you should have net, so is there any option to download msdn library for sql server, or any ebook with same format??

  25. Gil Bates says:

    What is "Windows Server"? Why would anyone want to use it?

    If you supplied this information, or a link to it, with your publicity/email/web site, you might get more users.

  26. Bojan E says:

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  27. Hassan says:

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  28. HABJR says:

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  29. Bashar says:

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  30. Gert says:

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  32. Jens EEH says:

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  33. Jorgen says:

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  34. Thanx for this free eBook and the three main formats :-)!!!

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  36. Petra says:

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  37. Prinomewil says:

    I thought i know all about server 2012, but r2 is mind blowing

  38. Thanx Microsoft…..much appreciated

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  40. Antonio Zandamela says:

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  41. ibrahimfan1 says:

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  42. Magus says:

    Microsoft – thanks a lot. Enjoyed the freebe

  43. MSc. BSc. Tomasz Pelczar says:

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  44. Amos N. Sando says:

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  46. Ziad Elawar says:

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  47. Cleber says:

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  48. Genilson Soares says:

    Obrigado Microsoft pelo Download. Muito bom….

  49. Roger watson says:

    Gracias, seems that we are moving forward

  50. Alex says:

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  51. OCXS says:

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  52. Julio Pleites says:

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  53. electrro says:

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  54. Angel Vazquez says:

    Desearía que publiquen libros en español.

  55. Bao Nguyen says:

    Great ebook. Save me a lot of time on studying about windows 2012 R2.

    Keep up the good work!

  56. Sunil Kumar Devangam says:

    Thanks for providing the link!!! Excellent book.

  57. Luis Quezada says:

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  58. arthur smith. says:

    Thank you for the down load. Thank you

  59. Jose says:

    Gracias por contribuir a la educación sin discriminación.

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  61. SpicyNeuron says:

    Excellent MSFT. I appreciate Mitch Tulloch's efforts!

  62. Anders Ekwall says:

    Wow, yes!!! This I like! Thanks Windows Server Team!

  63. Ramji Tripathi says:

    It is very use full for us

    this book helps us to know about windows server 2012 R2.

  64. Naseem/Pakistan says:

    Very userful material. Thanks alot Microsoft.

  65. r says:

    good resource and thanks for the same.

  66. sagi says:

    i can't open the file,can someone explain to me why?

  67. Johnvan says:

    Thanks for the Book, now I have to work out how to get this IIS server going. Thanks again.

  68. Sylvain says:

    So many thanks to this publication that connects us to the future!

  69. Nightbird says:

    Many thanks for this excellent resource, both for professional development and as a high-quality survey of a powerful OS.

  70. Excellent initiative, thanks for the ebook; looking forward for the RTM version.

  71. Kees Velker (NoordCloud) says:

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  77. danilo says:

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  78. TecbBB says:

    I wish to report an eBay seller that is selling this free and copyrighted material on eBay for £8!…/360965410391

  79. KimSpilker says:

    @TechBB – the seller is selling print versions, that's ok. Only the ebook version is free of charge.

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  81. thodoros says:

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  82. Uffe says:

    Looking forward to read this.

  83. Rytis says:

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  84. Mohamed says:

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  85. younes says:

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  87. ahmed says:

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