Free ebook: Introducing Microsoft System Center 2012 R2

We’re happy to announce a new free ebook – Introducing Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 by Mitch Tulloch with Symon Perriman and the System Center Team.

Download the PDF (13.8 MB)

Download the EPUB file (24.3 MB)

Download the Mobi for Kindle file (43.1 MB)

Or download all formats hosted by the Microsoft Virtual Academy


Microsoft System Center is one of the three pillars of Microsoft’s Cloud OS vision that will transform the traditional datacenter environment, help businesses unlock insights in data stored anywhere, enable the development of a wide range of modern business applications, and empower IT to support users who work anywhere while being able to manage any device in a secure and consistent way. The other two pillars of the Cloud OS are, of course, Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Azure, and Microsoft Press has recently released free Introducing books on these platforms as well.

Whether you are new to System Center or are already using it in your business, this book has something that should interest you. The capabilities of each component of System Center 2012 R2 are first described and then demonstrated chapter by chapter. Real-world and under-the-hood insights are also provided by insiders at Microsoft who live and breathe System Center, and those of you who are experienced with the platform will benefit from the wisdom and experience of these experts. We also included a list of additional resources at the end of each chapter where you can learn more about each System Center component.

Comments (103)
  1. Almost everyday we have a new free ebook.. haha It's great ! thanks for sharing them.


  2. Redouane Sarra says:

    Nadilson, in our Algerian tradition we say, i hope it will be a habit lol

  3. Jim Gambino says:

    I wish there was a troubleshooting book put out as well, since these books really just talk about new features, and troubleshooting System Center is troublesome and days of work.

  4. Ryan Pringnitz says:

    Good Guy Microsoft, giving out free books.


  5. Ed C says:

    Thanks for not making us go through the BS of having to sign in or setup an acct to get this download.

  6. Andrew S says:

    Excuse me, but … How long Mobi file for Kindle will be "coming soon" ?


  7. Nelson Ramírez Garcia says:

    thank you very much for allowing us to access this important book.

  8. Saleh Albananh says:

    Thanks, ^_^

  9. Marites L. says:

    Thank's A lot Microsoft to have a Technical Overview…….

  10. Rajkumar Sugumaran says:

    Awesome book…. Thanks…

  11. Jürgen says:

    It's very generous from You at Microsoft to give us such a Support. Thank you very much.

  12. PhilH says:

    Thank you very much 🙂

  13. Charly T says:

    Thanks, I will put it to good use since we just bought 2 licenses of Systems Center

  14. Roberto Torres says:

    Muy bien gracias Microsoft

  15. Fred says:

    Thanks, a good start in 2014:)

  16. Joerg says:

    Oh Boy .. exactly what I Need at the Moment .. Thx a lot…

  17. says:


  18. Taherul673 says:

    Thanks for the freebie!

  19. Juan Linarez says:

    Gracias, muy bueno…!

  20. Tom Slaughter says:

    Thanks. Great way to start 2014 off!

  21. Ismael García says:

    Gracias por el libro. Muy interesante

  22. elena says:

    Thank u very very much 🙂 <3

  23. Eli says:

    Yes:) Thank you.

  24. B-Edge says:

    Thank you for keeping us in the loop!

  25. kevin Sage says:

    Great way to start the year 2014, thanks guys!

  26. I hope all of you enjoy the book!  Please post any questions or comments, or you can Tweet me @SymonPerriman.



  27. Jon Reade says:

    Nice, but ironic that we cannot email the ebook to our Kindle accounts as Live mail and Hotmail block attachments greater than 25Mb. Not well thought out. 🙁

  28. Catherine Feng says:

    Thanks for the tech features and info.

  29. Daniel Sánches says:

    Oh this in English, pity it is not in Spanish 🙁

    still thanks 😀

  30. John says:

    Yeah a troubleshooting e-book would be awesome! Just the same thanks Microsoft for the freebies. 🙂

  31. Seolito R says:

    Very Nice Book to get the essentials of the MS Cloud OS.

  32. Vuth says:

    Is it free for everyone or for MCP / MCT ?

  33. Chkhanh says:

    Thanks you so much, good news from Microsoft

  34. Vuth, it's free for everyone. Enjoy!

  35. Tom willis says:

    ebooks system center. oh this is just what I was wanting. thank you very much.Microsoft

  36. Engs says:

    Thanks for Micosoft for the free e-book.

  37. Lavkumar Modak says:

    The book gives cool insight into Microsoft's Cloud OS vision. Thanks for the book !

  38. Gordon Montgomery says:

    Excellent. Thank you. A book repository or yammer library would be great. Don't you think?

  39. mcp40 says:

    This is great. The different files are especially nice having the option on how you may want to read the material. Thank you!

  40. COOLADMIN says:

    Perfect e-book for beginning of System center 2012R2,

    Can we have a POC guide to build a lab in test environment for System center 2012R2 Suite?

  41. Pratik Jajal says:

    Thanks for give the rights for the downloading. Once again thank you very much..

  42. Mosam Patel says:

    Microsoft gives the free ..!!! Ohhh.. I am Shocked..! but anyway thank you Microsoft. Hope you keep it up for the open source.

  43. Dewlance says:

    Thanks, I just take a printout of your ebook and going to learn Win 2012 tech. 😉

  44. Geewhiz says:

    Thanks to U guys at MS Press for this ebook…it feels good to know that you have our backside covered in IT!

  45. Binesh Singh Rajput says:

    Thank you very much Microsoft to give us such a Support…

  46. Mugerwa Yusuf says:

    Fantastic stuff from Microsoft. Thanks

  47. yoyo says:

    Real thanks its a good step from Microsoft and for sure it will be a good return for all.

  48. Saleem Ahmad says:

    This is great start for 2014. Thanks Microsoft

  49. Aurélien says:

    Merci beaucoup MICROSOFT!!!!J'ai cru que c'était une blague!!!

  50. Gureshwar Sreepangi says:

    Good Info,MS Please share Troubleshooting guide which would help everyone ….

  51. Patil says:

    Thanks a lot, this book really helps

  52. Gerti says:

    You are the best! And this is a nice gift for the new year.

  53. Tony Eagle says:

    Yes, Excellent – thanks. Training is great, but you need to convince people that purchasing/ upgrading a product is cost effective. This will be a valuable resource – keep it up!

  54. Abbas says:

    Nice Move Microsoft, I appreciate that.

  55. Frank says:

    thanks Microsoft, very useful books

  56. Allan says:

    Thanks Microsoft help us utilise your technology platforms by allowing us more free access to more of your documented knowledge (MSPRESS) and you market share will grow exponentially. help us, help you, help us. 🙂

  57. Abu Raihan says:

    Microsoft press Book is always great,Microsoft Press should have a branch for Bangladesh.

  58. Makhi Ngubane says:

    Hi Guys,

    Thank you guys and keep up a good work.

    I've already downloaded the book.

    🙂 🙂

  59. Tilak Murti says:

    Excellent would be the best description.

  60. Vidal G. Damasceno says:

    Grato pela atenção, continue assistindo os profissionais de informática!  

  61. IZAKI says:

    Can we use it for preparing for 74-409 exam?

  62. Samuel says:

    The awareness and evangelism of new innovative product is great and it is a good way to learn. kudos

  63. Mike says:

    🙂 Thanks Microsoft!, Thanks A lot Microsoft, thanks for the support.. hard to tell genuine appreciative comments and facetious ones.. haha

  64. Mike and everyone, we will assume your appreciative comments are not facetious! 🙂 By the way, do make sure to check out this post, where all of our free ebooks are gathered:…/free-ebooks-great-content-from-microsoft-press-that-won-t-cost-you-a-penny.aspx

  65. amir hossein morsheedi says:

    so good..thank's a lot microsoft..I LOVE YOU

  66. Emilsse says:

    Thanks very much!

    It's great to have a free book to learn about Microsoft new technologies.

  67. P.J.Gonsalves, India says:

    Freee, that too without any sign in.Great.

  68. Jeewan says:

    Downloaded it… Hope it's great !!

  69. Niko Stjepanović says:

    It's a good step to give peapol more inside information about possibility in the management of an OS enviroment. THNX

    Time to share all knowledge.

  70. brahim dauda says:

    hello i don't know why from the time i buy this product systweak i'm having too much problem with my pc and laptop and is not cleaning????always i have to wait for google chrome to work and it take all day and next day also start working

    i can't do anything and now with your product you send i install but is still google working ?thank you

  71. Oscar Matamoros says:

    Gracias por este regalo iniciando el 2014

  72. Guillermo Jimenez says:

    Muchas gracias por el material…!!!

  73. MushRoom Pan says:

    Wow..the convenience of no need to register yet we can still login! Thank you for the free ebook for SC 2012! Sharing information is good 🙂

  74. Felipe Cousino says:

    Es Excelente el libro muchas gracias

  75. Anthony says:

    Champ. Many Thanks. This is what gives us the leg up in knowledge needed to perform excellent support.

    Thanks again.

  76. Kristie says:

    Thank you! I look forward to reviewing it.

  77. Pandeni says:

    Definitely a big step in microsoft development plan towards their followers in 2014…Big-up for u Microsoft.

  78. Waqar Alvi says:

    Thank you for sharing such a nice book.

  79. Lavarenne says:


    This blog really awesome! Thanks to Microsoft to give us great program and also give free solution in the shape of PDF free E book.



  80. Aui B. says:

    They say: "There's no such thing as free lunch" but, this is what? Great one MS Corp.!

  81. Priyo says:

    they just bribe us to use it…

    testing system center 2012

  82. Richard says:

    Thanks to Microsoft for such a beautiful book, it a nice way to start 2014.

  83. Irfanfare says:

    Thanks, a chance to learn some more. 🙂

  84. Jakpahy says:

    Thanks for this offer.

  85. Khurram Shahzad says:

    V Good

  86. Ismail says:

    Thank you for sharing, and Thank you Microsoft

  87. Malik Waqas says:

    Thank's A lot Microsoft to have a Technical Overview…….

  88. Nikos K says:

    Thanks for giving us a useful free eBook.

  89. Mohsen Keshawarz says:

    Thanks for your magnanimous, This is the best start am 2014,            

  90. José Toro says:

    Excelente libro, gracias por el apoyo brindando este material para los IT

  91. Mustapha Gab says:


    I'll trie it in the next weeks.

  92. Roman Yuferev says:

    Yeahhhaaaa!!! I'm in book! Real book! I feel famous like Chekhov! 🙂

  93. Faizan says:

    Well its good

  94. Thanks to share this new vision,

  95. Dick says:

    thnkx, makes me happy

  96. A very good way to start. Thank you Microsoft.

  97. Ahmed says:

    great well done

  98. sudhakar says:

    Really Nice.


  99. Tung Tran says:

    I have improved my technical skill from Microsoft’s books

  100. ZDZCH says:

    IT’S OK.

Comments are closed.

Skip to main content