Free ebook: Introducing Windows Server 2012 R2

Introducing Windows Server 2012 R2 coverCheck out this new free ebook – Introducing Windows Server 2012 R2 by Mitch Tulloch.

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This book is intended to provide you with an overview of the new features and enhancements introduced in Windows Server 2012 R2. The intended audience for this book is IT pros who deploy, manage, and maintain Windows Server workloads in data center, private cloud, and hosting provider environments.

We assume that you are at least somewhat familiar with the features and capabilities of the previous platform Windows Server 2012. If you are not familiar with all the new features and enhancements Microsoft introduced previously in Windows Server 2012, we recommend that you first read Introducing Windows Server 2012 RTM Edition (Microsoft Press, 2012).

A key feature of this book is the technical sidebars that have been contributed by Microsoft insiders. These sidebars were written by experts who have been closely involved in the Windows Server 2012 R2 development process and include Program Managers, Support Escalation Engineers, Technical Consultants, Data Center Specialists, and others who work at Microsoft in various capacities.

Comments (66)
  1. Greg says:

    Nice to have the new Microsoft Server 2012R12 eBook.


  2. Tim Plas says:

    Looking forward to "real" Ebook formats, for Ereaders.

    Thx for making these books available.

  3. LM Tsang says:

    It is helpful for me to learn Microsoft Products more deeply.


  4. Francois-Xavier C says:

    Awesome! Thanks guys

  5. Jake says:

    Thank you for the documentation

  6. Dave84620 says:

    For everyone who is looking for the first book about Win Svr 2012 RTM, you can still download it at…/free-ebook-introducing-windows-server-2012-rtm-edition.aspx

    Thank you for publishing the free ebooks!

  7. Jimmy says:

    Hi guys, which ebook is better, the one listed on this page or this one:

    Both are from 2013.

  8. polo pcrent says:

    thank you for the information is very good have update

  9. Francisco Najera says:

    Muchas gracias por el ebook, será de mucha utilidad para mantenernos actualizados.

    Felicidades y sigan adelante-.

  10. juan francisco says:

    gracias por la informacion para estar al dia saludos

  11. mohamed says:

    thx for this doc

  12. Stefan Kopp says:

    Very nice…good to see the new stuff…

  13. Cheryl van Heyningen says:

    Many thanks for this! Very, very helpfull.

  14. Harshith says:

    Is there much of a difference between MS server 2008 and 2012? Can anyone answer.

  15. rana says:

    My surface once logo appear and not complete it's turn on I am very sad and can't do any thing

  16. navin says:

    its really beneficial for me to enhanced my knowledge about win server 2012R2

  17. ali mohammadion says:

    many thanks for this ebook

    very usefull for me

  18. heydar says:

    thanks a milion

  19. tonghak says:

    the best e-book that for help me more problem,

    thank you so much

  20. Bekir says:

    It would be nice to get that book in german!

    Is ther a way?

  21. elumalai says:

    tankQ for Your Documentation

  22. KimSpilker says:

    @Bekir – no, I'm sorry. We've published this in English only. Our distributor might be able to license it to a German publisher, but that takes time. For now, it's English only.

  23. Aluwani says:

    Many Thanks for this

  24. Shawn says:

    When I try and download the PDF I am getting the error that the PDF is corrupt.  Please correct the link.

  25. KimSpilker says:

    Shawn – I just opened the link to the PDF on my computer. Does anyone else on this post get an error? I'm sorry, but I can't identify one.

  26. Shawn says:

    Thank.  I initially tried a couple of browsers and they were all failing to view or download.  Tried another workstation at work and it work fine.  Thanks for the follow up.

  27. m.shujath says:

    thanks you…! god bless you…

  28. Siva says:

    Thank you very much for the nice book

  29. Elijah Masanga says:

    Thanks A lot Microsoft for free Ebooks because it is a nice guide sheet for peoples who start and for beginners to control their server environment well

  30. mohammed says:

    thank you

  31. Rachel Henderson says:

    I think MS Servers are getting better and better. But they are also quite expensive. I bought mine from DanArou com. Works for me. I hope they are still open.

  32. Roberto says:

    Yes, free stuff is always awesome. Thanks Microsoft.

  33. Good one!!! Thank you MS.

  34. Rakeshreddy says:

    Thank you very much.

  35. Ramesh Pinapaka says:

    Thanks !

  36. Bijusbox says:

    It is very helpful for me to learn Microsoft Products and features.

    Thank you Microsoft.

  37. dearic says:

    Great accessory … Thanks MS

  38. xihongshi says:

    Many thanks for giving the ebook introduction. Gave me a good insight.

  39. Mannyt says:

    This is a great idea, and thank you for the free ebook. It helps when your just starting off. I hope you do it for other products like SharePoint 2013

  40. ashna afg says:

    very nice and helpufull for me thanks

  41. Mavi says:

    its really awesome ..Great Microsoft.

  42. Yvonne says:

    Thank you for the information is very good have a update document

  43. Sahalu says:

    Thanks very much for this e-book. Awesome resource!

  44. Shahid says:


    i am a new user of this …………..

    its very good to uplaod ebooks

  45. tank you! Microsoft o/

  46. ishmail says:

    thank you

  47. Patrice says:

    I'm very happy to discover this book!!! it's good

  48. Atul sharma says:

    thanks microsoft

  49. Hai says:

    Thank you.

  50. webber says:

    Thx for making these books available.

  51. Rogelio Rivero says:

    Good Reference

  52. Nitin Verma says:


  53. nayongtai says:

    Nice to have the new Microsoft Server 2012R12 eBook.

  54. Isaac Kernell Bediako Owusu says:

    more pdfs in understanding the sever hoe to to get licence for the server 2012

  55. 朱成伟 says:

    windows server 2012 r2

  56. Idris says:


  57. Dawna Gepner says:

    We are migrating to Windows 2012 R2 from 2008 R2

  58. fusheini mutawakil says:

    am learning to be network admin

  59. Benginmen says:

    I need a blog to go to I’m new at running a server 2012 r12

  60. KunSak says:

  61. Nguyen The Hoa says:

    Hi there,
    Could you tell me if Windows Server 2012 R2 have 32 bit version?

  62. Dale Jackson says:

    Hi MS team,
    I am studying Netadmin Fundamentals which is purely based around Windows Server 2012 R2. I am so grateful you have made this book available.

    I can’t thank you enough! 😀

  63. Rubén says:

    Gracias mil por este libro.

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