Microsoft Director of Sales Excellence - Eric Ligman

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FREE! That’s Right, I’m Giving Away MILLIONS of FREE Microsoft eBooks again! Including: Windows 10, Office 365, Office 2016, Power BI, Azure, Windows 8.1, Office 2013, SharePoint 2016, SharePoint 2013, Dynamics CRM, PowerShell, Exchange Server, System Center, Cloud, SQL Server and more!

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Who wants even MORE FREE EBOOKS and resources this year? If so, you’ve come to the right place as I’m once again kicking off my annual FREE MICROSOFT EBOOK GIVEAWAY extravaganza!

If you have been a follower of mine in the past, you know that several years ago I tried a simple concept: Let’s try giving away a bunch of free eBooks, reference guides, Step-By-Step Guides, and other informational resources to our customers and partners around the world. Needless to say, the concept was extremely the first year (over 1,000,000 FREE eBooks downloaded), and it has grown and grown over the past few years (over 3.5 Million downloaded two years ago and we surpassed that last year!) So, haw many FREE eBooks can we give away this year? Well, that’s completely up to you.

Before we get to this year’s list of FREE eBooks, a few answers to common questions I receive during my FREE EBOOK GIVEAWAY:

  1. How many can you download?
    • ANSWER: As many as you want! This is a FREE eBook giveaway, so please download as many as interest you.
  2. Wow, there are a LOT listed here. Is there a way to download all of them at once?
    • ANSWER: Yes, please see the note below on how to do this.
  3. Can I share a link to your post to let others know about this giveaway?
    • ANSWER: Yes, please do share the good news with anyone you feel could benefit from this.
  4. I know you said they are “Free,” but what’s the catch?
    • ANSWER: There is no catch. They really are FREE. This consider it a, “Thank you,” for being a reader of my blog and a customer or partner of Microsoft.
  5. Ok, so if they are free and you’re encouraging us to share this with others, can I post a link to your post here on sites like Reddit, FatWallet, and other deal share sites to let them know, or is that asking too much?
    • ANSWER: Please do. In fact, I would encourage you to share a link to this post on any deal site you feel their users could benefit from the FREE eBooks and resources included below. Again, I WANT to give away MILLIONS of FREE eBooks!
  6. Are these “time-bombed” versions of the eBooks that stop working after a certain amount of time or reads?
    • ANSWER: No, these are the full resources for you to use.

Ok, ready for some FREE eBooks? Below is the collection I am posting this year (which includes a ton of new eBooks & resources, as well as some of the favorites from last year):

 

DownloadAll – How to enable “Download All” for the list of FREE eBooks below and other FAQs

 

Windows

Deploy_Win10_Auto

Deploying Windows 10: Automating deployment by using System Center Configuration Manager
 

EPUB
MOBI
PDF

 Intro_Win10_ITPro

Introducing Windows 10 for IT Professionals

EPUB
MOBI
PDF

 Win10_Top10_Tools

Windows 10 IT Pro Essentials Top 10 Tools

PDF
PDF

Win10_VL_Guide

Windows 10 Volume Licensing Reference Guide

PDF

MS_Platfrm_MobileDev

Microsoft Platform and Tools for Mobile App Development

EPUB
MOBI
PDF

Exploring_Win10

Exploring Windows 10

PDF
DOCX

Reset_To_Restore_Win10 

Use Reset To Restore Your Windows 10 PC

DOCX

Upg_Win10_Everyone 

Upgrading to Windows 10: A simple hands-on guide for everyone

PDF

Win10_Access_EDU

Accessibility in Windows 10 – A Guide For Educators

PDF



Windows 10 & Azure AD: Better Together for Work or School

PDF

Btr_Togthr_Win10_EMS 

Windows 10 & EMS: Better Together

PDF

Win10_Shrtct_Keys 

Windows 10 Shortcut Keys

PDF

Win10_Tech_Prvw

Windows 10 Technical Preview Quick Guide

PDF

Protect_Data_Win10_BtLkr 

Protecting Your Data With Windows 10 BitLocker

DOCX

Win_MDT 

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2013

MSI (x64)
MSI (x32)

Deploy_Win10_Schools

Deploy Windows 10 in a School District

PDF



Windows 8 Accessibility

PDF

Intro_Win8_ITPros 

Introducing Windows 8: An Overview for IT Professionals

EPUB
MOBI
PDF

Intro_Win81_ITPros

Introducing Windows 8.1 for IT Professionals

EPUB
MOBI
PDF

 

Compare_Win10_7_Security

Comparing Security Features of Windows 10 and Windows 7

PDF

 

 

 

Power BI

Intro_PowerBI

Introducing Microsoft Power BI

PDF

Get_Strtd_PowerBI

Getting started with the Power BI

DOCX

Get_Strtd_PowerBI_Win

Getting started with the Power BI for Windows app

DOCX

PowerBIiOS

Getting started with the Power BI for iOS app

PDF

Get_Strtd_PowerBI_Android

Getting started with the Power BI for Android app

DOCX

 PowerBI_TechGuides


Power BI Technical Guides

 ZIP

Config_PowerBI_Intune

Configuring Power BI mobile apps with Microsoft Intune

DOCX

PowerBI_Mobile_Apps

Power BI mobile apps—enabling data analytics on the go

DOCX

Cortana_PowerBI

Ask, find, and act—harnessing the power of Cortana

DOCX

Azure

Azure_Migrate_SQL_Azure

Microsoft Azure Essentials Migrating SQL Server Databases to Azure

PDF 
MOBILE PDF

Fund_of_Azure

Microsoft Azure Essentials Fundamentals of Azure

EPUB
MOBI
PDF

Azure_Machn_Lrn

Microsoft Azure Essentials Azure Machine Learning

EPUB
MOBI
PDF

Azure_Ess_Automation

Microsoft Azure Essentials Azure Automation

EPUB
MOBI
PDF

Taking_Cloud_To_Datactr 
Taking the cloud to your datacenter – Microsoft Azure Stack

PDF
 Bld_Cld_Apps

Building Cloud Apps with Microsoft Azure™: Best practices for DevOps, data storage, high availability, and more

EPUB
MOBI
PDF

Azure_Web_Apps_Dev

Microsoft Azure Essentials Azure Web Apps for Developers

EPUB
MOBI
PDF

Intro_HDInsights

Introducing Microsoft Azure™ HDInsight™

EPUB
MOBI
PDF

Intrro_Azure_IT_Pros

Introducing Windows Azure™ for IT Professionals

EPUB
MOBI
PDF

Rethink_Ent_Stor 

Rethinking Enterprise Storage: A Hybrid Cloud Model

EPUB
MOBI
PDF



Azure AD & Windows 10: Better Together for Work or School

DOCX



Overview of Azure Active Directory

DOCX

AAD_B2C 

Overview of Azure Active Directory B2C

DOCX

Auto_Dis_Recovry 

Automated Disaster Recovery Solution Using Azure Site Recovery for File Shares Hosted on StoreSimple

PDF
Secure_Azure_SQL_DB

Security and Azure SQL Database

PDF
Azure_For_CSPs

Azure Managed Services Playbook for CSP Partners

PDF

DevOps_On_Azure 

DevOps On Azure Technical Guides

ZIP

IaaS_Tech_Guides 


Hybrid IaaS Technical Guides

 ZIP

Get_Strtd_CSP_Azure

Getting started with Azure in Cloud Solution Provider (CSP)

PDF


Building An On Demand Video Service with Microsoft Azure Media Services

PDF



Continuous deployment using Microsoft Azure Web Sites

PDF

Office

 UseO365_iPhone

Use Office 365 on Your iPhone or iPad

PDF

SetupO365_Android

Set up and Use Office 365 on your Android phone

PDF

 SetupO365_WinPhone

Set Up and Use Office 365 on Your Windows Phone

PDF

Info_Prot_O365

Information Protection for Office 365

PDF

 Word_16_Qk_Gd

Word 2016 Quick Start Guide

PDF
Sway

 Excel_16_Qk_Gd

Excel 2016 Quick Start Guide

PDF
Sway

 PPT_16_Qk_Gd

PowerPoint 2016 Quick Start Guide

PDF
Sway

 Outlk_16_Qk_Gd

Outlook 2016 Quick Start Guide

PDF
Sway

 OneNote_16_Qk_Gd

OneNote 2016 Quick Start Guide

PDF
Sway

 Word_Mobile_Qk_Gd

Word Mobile Quick Start Guide

PDF

 Excel_Mobile_Qk_Gd

Excel Mobile Quick Start Guide

PDF

 PPT_Mobile_Qk_Gd

PowerPoint Mobile Quick Start Guide

PDF

 OneNote_Mobile_Qk_Gd

OneNote Mobile Quick Start Guide

PDF

 Word_Mac_Qk_Gd

Word 2016 for Mac Quick Start Guide

PDF
Sway

 Excel_Mac_Qk_Gd

Excel 2016 for Mac Quick Start Guide

PDF
Sway

 PPT_Mac_Qk_Gd

PowerPoint 2016 for Mac Quick Start Guide

PDF
Sway

 OneNote_Mac_Qk_Gd

OneNote 2016 for Mac Quick Start Guide

PDF
Sway

OneNote_Mac_Qk_Gd

Outlook 2016 for Mac Quick Start Guide

PDF
Sway

 

 Outlk_Training

Outlook 2016 training

VID

 Word_Training

Word 2016 training

VID

 

Outlk_TipsTricks

Outlook 2016 Tips & Tricks

PDF

Protect_Data_O365

Monitoring and protecting sensitive data in Office 365

DOCX

OneDrv_GetStd

Get started with OneDrive

PDF

MS_Cld_Svcs_Pltfrm_Optns

Microsoft Cloud Services and Platform Options

PDF

Create_Fst_Excl_Wkbk

Create your first workbook using Excel 2016

VID

WelcomeToExcel

Welcome to Excel: A tour of powerful, time-saving features

VID

Ggl_Apps_ToO365

Google Apps To Office 365

PDF

Skype_Meetings

Skype for Business – Meetings

PPT

 Skype_Sharing

Skype for Business – Sharing and Collaboration

PPT

 Skype_Video

Skype for Business – Video

PPT

Skype_AudioSetup

Skype for Business – Audio Setup and Making Calls

PPT

Skype_Contacts

Skype for Business – Contacts Presence and IM

PPT

 

SfB_Win_Phne

Skype for Business Mobile for Windows Phone

DOCX

O365_On_Open

Office 365 on Open

PDF

Onenote_TipsTricks

OneNote 2016 Tips & Tricks

PDF

Excel2010_To_O365

Excel 2010 to Office 365 for Business

PDF

Store_SharDocs_O365

Store and Share Docs in O365

PDF

Get_Strtd_IoT

Get started with the Internet of Things in your organization

PDF



Outlook 2013 Quick Start Guide

PDF



Excel 2013 Quick Start Guide

PDF



Powerpoint 2013 Quick Start Guide

PDF



Access 2013 Quick Start Guide

PDF



Word 2013 Quick Start Guide

PDF



Publisher 2013 Quick Start Guide

PDF



Project 2013 Quick Start Guide

PDF



OneNote 2013 Quick Guide

PDF



How To Recover That Un-Saved Office Document

PDF



Word 2013 Keyboard Shortcuts

PDF



Excel 2013 Keyboard Shortcuts

PDF



OneNote 2013 Keyboard Shortcuts

PDF



Access 2013 Keyboard Shortcuts

PDF



InfoPath 2013 Keyboard Shortcuts

PDF



Outlook 2013 Keyboard Shortcuts

PDF



Project 2013 Keyboard Shortcuts

PDF



Customize Word 2013 Keyboard Shortcuts

PDF



Publisher 2013 Keyboard Shortcuts

PDF



SharePoint Products Keyboard Shortcuts

PDF



Visio 2013 Keyboard Shortcuts

PDF

 O365_Anywhere

Microsoft® Office 365: Connect and Collaborate Virtually Anywhere, Anytime

PDF



Microsoft Lync Server 2013 Step By Step for Anyone

PDF



Office 2010 User Resources

ZIP



Upgrade to Skype for Business Server 2015 Step by Step

PDF



Skype for Business Server 2015 Step by Step for Anyone

PDF



Skype for Business User Tips & Tricks for Anyone

PDF

Windows Server

Intro_WinSvr_2016 

Introducing Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview

PDF
PDF



Introducing Windows Server 2012 R2

EPUB
MOBI
PDF



Introducing Windows Server 2012

EPUB
MOBI
PDF



Introducing Windows Server® 2012 R2 Preview Release

MOBI
PDF



Introducing Windows Server 2008 R2

EPUB
MOBI
PDF



Windows Server 2012 R2 Remote Desktop Services Licensing Data Sheet

PDF

Admin_Skype4B 

Administrating Skype for Business Server 2015 Step by Step for Anyone

PDF

SharePoint

Config_Sharepoint_Hybrid

Configuring Microsoft SharePoint Hybrid Capabilities

PDF 
Mobile PDF

Plan_Prep_Sharepoint

Planning and Preparing for Microsoft SharePoint Hybrid

PDF
PDF

Sharepoint2016_Rev_Gd

SharePoint Server 2016 Reviewer’s Guide

PDF

SharePoint2016_QkStrt_SingleSvr

SharePoint Server 2016 Quick Start Guide for Single Server Farms

PDF



Explore SharePoint 2013

PDF
EPUB
MOBI



Deployment guide for SharePoint 2013

PDF
EPUB
MOBI



SharePoint Lists Quick Start Guide

PDF



Create A Team Site – Quick Start Guide

PDF



The WikiNinjas Guide to SharePoint 2013

PDF



The WikiNinjas Guide to SharePoint – Part II

PDF



SharePoint Adoption Guide

PDF



SharePoint 2013 Adoption Kit

ZIP



Refreshing Excel workbooks with embedded PowerPivot models from SharePoint Online

DOCX



Test Lab Guide: eBook for SharePoint Server 2013 Intranet and Team

PDF
EPUB
MOBI
DOC

 

Exchange Server

     
Exch2016_Install 

Exchange 2016 Step by Step for anyone

PDF

Step_By_Step_Exch2016 

Step by Step Guide for Exchange Server 2016

PDF

Inst_Exch2013_SbS 

Install Microsoft Exchange server 2013 step by step with DAG

PDF

BestPract_Virt_Exch2013 

Best Practices for Virtualizing & Managing Exchange 2013

PDF

Exch2013_PlatOptions 

Microsoft Exchange 2013 Platform Options

PDF

     
       

System Center

Sys_Ctr_Prot_Hybrid

Microsoft System Center Data Protection for the Hybrid Cloud

EPUB
MOBI
PDF

Sys_Ctr_Opp_Mgr

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager Field Experience

EPUB
MOBI
PDF

 Sys_Ctr_Bld_Virt

Microsoft System Center Building a Virtualized Network Solution, Second Edition

EPUB
MOBI
PDF



Microsoft System Center Extending Operations Manager Reporting

EPUB
MOBI
PDF



Microsoft System Center: Configuration Manager Field Experience

EPUB
MOBI
PDF

Sys_Ctr_Int_Auto_Sol 

Microsoft System Center Introduction to Microsoft Automation Solutions

EPUB
MOBI
PDF

Sys_Ctr_Sof_Upd 

Microsoft System Center Software Update Management Field Experience

EPUB
MOBI
PDF



Microsoft System Center: Troubleshooting Configuration Manager

EPUB
MOBI
PDF

Sys_Ctr_Dep_HyprV 

Microsoft System Center Deploying Hyper-V with Software-Defined Storage & Networking

EPUB
MOBI
PDF



Microsoft System Center: Network Virtualization and Cloud Computing

EPUB
MOBI
PDF



Microsoft System Center: Integrated Cloud Platform

EPUB
MOBI
PDF



Microsoft System Center: Designing Orchestrator Runbooks

EPUB
MOBI
PDF



Microsoft System Center: Optimizing Service Manager

EPUB
MOBI
PDF



Microsoft System Center: Building a Virtualized Network Solution

EPUB
MOBI
PDF



Microsoft System Center: Cloud Management with App Controller

EPUB
MOBI
PDF



Introducing Microsoft System Center 2012 R2

EPUB
MOBI
PDF

 

 

 

 

Dynamics

 

 

AdminGd_CRM2016 

Administration Guide for Dynamics CRM 2016

PDF

Deploy_Admin_CRM2016 

Deploying and Administering Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online and Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016

PDF

Reprt_Gd_CRM 

Reporting Guide for Microsoft Dynamics CRM

PDF



Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online and Office 365 Integration Guide

PDF

CRMOnline_SMB_FAQ 

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online SMB FAQ

PDF

Svr_Sid_Sync_CRMOL 

Setup Guide: Server-side synchronization for CRM Online and Exchange Server

PDF

Scal_Sec_CRMOL 

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015 and Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 Performance and Scalability

PDF

Scal_Cust_Desgn_CRM 

Setup Guide: Server-side synchronization for CRM Online and Exchange Server

PDF

Cloud_Prod_Mob 

ModernBiz for Dynamics ERP Mobile Productivity

PDF

ERP_Insights_Cloud 

ModernBiz for Dynamics ERP Insights In The Cloud

PDF

CRM_2015_User_Guide 

Dynamics CRM 2015 User Guide

DOCX

CRM_eBook_Collection 

Dynamics CRM eBook & Quick Card Collection

ZIP

SQL Server

Intro_SQL_2016

Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2016: Mission-Critical Applications, Deeper Insights, Hyperscale Cloud, Preview 2

EPUB
MOBI
PDF



Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2014

EPUB
MOBI
PDF



Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2012

EPUB
MOBI
PDF



Introducing Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2

EPUB
MOBI
PDF



Troubleshooting SQL Server AlwaysOn

PDF



5 Tips for a Smooth SSIS Upgrade to SQL Server 2012

PDF
EPUB
MOBI



A Hitchiker’s Guide to Microsoft StreamInsight Queries

PDF
EPUB
MOBI



Data Mining Extensions (DMX) Reference

PDF
EPUB
MOBI



Data Quality Services

PDF
EPUB
MOBI



High Availability Solutions

PDF
EPUB
MOBI



Master Data Services

PDF
EPUB
MOBI



Monitor and Tune for Performance

PDF
EPUB
MOBI



Multidimensional Expressions (MDX) Reference

PDF
EPUB
MOBI



SQL Server Distributed Replay

PDF
EPUB
MOBI



Transact-SQL Data Definition Language (DDL) Reference

PDF
EPUB
MOBI



XQuery Language Reference

PDF
EPUB
MOBI



Extracting and Loading SharePoint Data in SQL Server Integration Services

PDF
EPUB
MOBI



Integration Services: Extending Packages with Scripting

PDF
EPUB
MOBI



Multidimensional Model Programming

PDF
EPUB
MOBI



Optimized Bulk Loading of Data into Oracle

PDF
EPUB
MOBI



Planning Disaster Recovery for Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services in SharePoint Integrated Mode

PDF
EPUB
MOBI



SQL Server 2012 Tutorials: Reporting Services

PDF
EPUB
MOBI



SQL Server 2012 Tutorials: Writing Transact-SQL Statements

PDF
EPUB
MOBI



SQL Server Community FAQs Manual

PDF
EPUB
MOBI

SQL_2012_Tutorials 

SQL Server 2012 Tutorials: Analysis Services – Tabular Modeling

PDF
EPUB
MOBI



Microsoft SQL Server AlwaysOn Solutions Guide for High Availability and Disaster Recovery

PDF
EPUB
MOBI



Transact-SQL Data Manipulation Language (DML) Reference

PDF
EPUB
MOBI



QuickStart: Learn DAX Basics in 30 Minutes

PDF
EPUB
MOBI



SQL Server 2012 Tutorials: Analysis Services – Data Mining

PDF
EPUB
MOBI



Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services Multidimensional Performance and Operations Guide

PDF
EPUB
MOBI



Data Analysis Expressions (DAX) Reference

PDF
EPUB
MOBI



SQL Server 2012 Upgrade Technical Guide

PDF
EPUB
MOBI



Backup and Restore of SQL Server Databases

PDF
EPUB
MOBI



SQL Server 2012 Tutorials: Analysis Services – Multidimensional Modeling

PDF
EPUB
MOBI



Master Data Services Capacity Guidelines

PDF
EPUB
MOBI



Microsoft® SQL Server® 2014 Product Guide

ZIP



SQL Server 2014 Licensing Guide

PDF



SQL Server 2014 In-Memory OLTP Internals Overview

PDF



Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Virtualization Licensing Guide

PDF



Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Database Backup Encryption

DOCX



Microsoft System Center Operations Manager Guide for System Center Monitoring Pack for Microsoft SQL Server 2014

DOCX



Determining SQL Server 2014 Core Licensing Requirements at SA Renewal

PDF



Mission Critical Performance and Scale with SQL Server and Windows Server Technical White Paper

PDF



Migrating from Oracle to SQL Server 2014 and Azure SQL Database

PDF



Microsoft SQL Server to SQL Server PDW Migration Guide

PDF



SQL Server 2012 Migrating Content Between Report Servers

DOCX



Best Practices for Virtualizing and Managing SQL Server

PDF



Windows Server 2012 R2 Server Virtualization Technical Overview

PDF



Why Hyper-V? Competitive Advantages of Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V over VMware vSphere 5.5

PDF



Guide to Migrating from MySQL to SQL Server 2014 and Azure SQL DB

PDF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 PowerShell

 

 

 



Windows Powershell 4.0 Examples Quick Guide

PDF



Windows PowerShell Web Access

PDF



WINDOWS POWERSHELL INTEGRATED SCRIPTING ENVIRONMENT 4.0

PDF

 



WINDOWS POWERSHELL 4.0 LANGUAGE QUICK REFERENCE

PDF



Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration Overview

PDF



WMI in Windows PowerShell 4.0

PDF



Windows PowerShell: Elements of Windows Management Infrastructure (WMI)

PDF

 

 

 

 

Other

 Eng_Sftwr_for_Access

Engineering Software for Accessibility

PDF

Manage_Agile 

Managing Agile Open-Source Software Projects with Microsoft Visual Studio Online

EPUB
MOBI
PDF

Ent_Cloud_Strat 

Enterprise Cloud Strategy

EPUB
MOBI
PDF



Programming Windows 8 Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

EPUB
MOBI
PDF

Create_Apps_Xamarin

Creating Mobile Apps with Xamarin.Forms: Cross-platform C# programming for iOS, Android, and Windows

EPUB
MOBI
PDF

Prog_Win_Store_Apps 

Programming Windows Store Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, Second Edition

EPUB
MOBI
PDF



License access to Windows on a per user basis

PDF

VL_Ref_Guide

Microsoft Volume Licensing Reference Guide

PDF



Licensing Microsoft server products for use in virtual environments

PDF



Multiplexing – Client Access License (CAL) Requirements

PDF



Introduction to Per Core Licensing and Basic Definitions

PDF



Downgrade rights for Microsoft Volume Licensing, OEM, and full packaged product licenses

PDF



Quick Start Guide – How to give your students access to e-Learning Courses

PDF

Manage_MSDN

Managing Visual Studio Standard subscriptions (MSDN Subscriptions)

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Understanding Microsoft Virtualizaton R2 Solutions

PDF
XPS



Moving to Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010

MOBI
PDF

SurfacePro4_UserGd

Surface Pro 4 User Guide

PDF

SurfaceBk_UG

Surface Book User Guide

PDF

Own_Future

Own Your Future: Update Your Skills with Resources and Career Ideas from Microsoft®

PDF

 

 

Thank you again for being a reader of my Blog and I hope you find this year’s collection of FREE eBooks and other resources to be very helpful to you, your colleagues, friends, or family.

Thank you and have a wonderful day,

Eric LigmanFollow me on TWITTER, LinkedIn, and Facebook
Director – Sales Excellence
Microsoft Corporation

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