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Largest FREE Microsoft eBook Giveaway! 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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It’s that time of year again, and today I am kicking off my annual FREE MICROSOFT EBOOK GIVEAWAY extravaganza! And this time, I’m posting MORE FREE EBOOKS in this post than I ever have in any of my previous giveaways! Based on this, you will notice something different about this year’s post… In previous years, I included images of the eBook covers next to each item; however, I would also get feedback from people on the amount of time to load all of the images. So, this year I decided to streamline the list to make it easier to get to the eBooks you want. You will now find a simple list, organized by category, with the download links in the Format column so you can choose which format you want to download.

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 three years ago and we surpassed that by a lot last year!) So, how many FREE eBooks can we give away this year? That is 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 previous years):

Category Title Format
Azure Introducing Windows Azure™ for IT Professionals PDF
MOBI
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Azure Microsoft Azure Essentials Azure Automation PDF
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Azure Microsoft Azure Essentials Azure Machine Learning PDF
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Azure Microsoft Azure Essentials Fundamentals of Azure PDF
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Azure Microsoft Azure Essentials Fundamentals of Azure, Second Edition PDF
Azure Microsoft Azure Essentials Fundamentals of Azure, Second Edition Mobile PDF
Azure Microsoft Azure Essentials Migrating SQL Server Databases to Azure – Mobile PDF
Azure Microsoft Azure Essentials Migrating SQL Server Databases to Azure 8.5X11 PDF
Azure Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute Guide PDF
Azure Overview of Azure Active Directory DOC
Azure Rapid Deployment Guide For Azure Rights Management PDF
Azure Rethinking Enterprise Storage: A Hybrid Cloud Model PDF
MOBI
EPUB
BizTalk BizTalk Server 2016 Licensing Datasheet PDF
BizTalk BizTalk Server 2016 Management Pack Guide DOC
Cloud Enterprise Cloud Strategy PDF
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EPUB
Cloud Enterprise Cloud Strategy – Mobile PDF
Developer .NET Microservices: Architecture for Containerized .NET Applications PDF
Developer .NET Technology Guidance for Business Applications PDF
Developer Building Cloud Apps with Microsoft Azure™: Best practices for DevOps, data storage, high availability, and more PDF
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Developer Containerized Docker Application Lifecycle with Microsoft Platform and Tools PDF
Developer Creating Mobile Apps with Xamarin.Forms, Preview Edition 2 PDF
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Developer Creating Mobile Apps with Xamarin.Forms: Cross-platform C# programming for iOS, Android, and Windows PDF
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Developer Managing Agile Open-Source Software Projects with Microsoft Visual Studio Online PDF
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Developer Microsoft Azure Essentials Azure Web Apps for Developers PDF
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Developer Microsoft Platform and Tools for Mobile App Development PDF
Developer Microsoft Platform and Tools for Mobile App Development – Mobile PDF
Developer Moving to Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 XPS
PDF
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Developer Programming Windows 8 Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript PDF
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Developer Programming Windows Store Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, Second Edition PDF
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Developer Programming Windows® Phone 7 (Special Excerpt 2) XPS
PDF
Developer Team Foundation Server to Visual Studio Team Services Migration Guide PDF
Dynamics 5 cool things you can do with CRM for tablets PDF
Dynamics Create Custom Analytics in Dynamics 365 with Power BI PDF
Dynamics Create of Customize System Dashboards PDF
Dynamics Create Your First CRM Marketing Campaign PDF
Dynamics CRM Basics for Outlook basics PDF
Dynamics CRM Basics for Sales Pros and Service Reps PDF
Dynamics Give Great Customer Service with CRM PDF
Dynamics Go Mobile with CRM for Phones – Express PDF
Dynamics Go Mobile with CRM for Tablets PDF
Dynamics Import Contacts into CRM PDF
Dynamics Introducing Microsoft Social Engagement PDF
Dynamics Introduction to Business Processes PDF
Dynamics Meet Your Service Goals with SLAs and Entitlements PDF
Dynamics Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 Interactive Service Hub User Guide PDF
Dynamics Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 On-Premises Volume Licensing and Pricing Guide PDF
Dynamics Microsoft Dynamics CRM for Outlook Installing Guide for use with Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online PDF
Dynamics Microsoft Dynamics CRM Resource Guide 2015 PDF
Dynamics Microsoft Social Engagement for CRM PDF
Dynamics Product Overview and Capability Guide Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 PDF
Dynamics RAP as a Service for Dynamics CRM PDF
Dynamics Set Up A Social Engagement Search For Your Product PDF
Dynamics Social is for Closers PDF
Dynamics Start Working in CRM PDF
Dynamics Your Brand Sux PDF
General 10 essential tips and tools for mobile working PDF
General An employee’s guide to healthy computing PDF
General Guide for People who have Language or Communication Disabilities DOC
General Guide for People who have Learning Disabilities DOC
Licensing Introduction to Per Core Licensing and Basic Definitions PDF
Licensing Licensing Windows and Microsoft Office for use on the Macintosh PDF
Licensing VLSC Software Assurance Guide PDF
Licensing Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016 Pricing and Licensing FAQs PDF
Office Access 2013 Keyboard Shortcuts PDF
Office Azure AD/Office 365 seamless sign-in PDF
Office Content Encryption in Microsoft Office 365 PDF
Office Controlling Access to Office 365 and Protecting Content on Devices PDF
Office Customize Word 2013 Keyboard Shortcuts PDF
Office Data Resiliency in Microsoft Office 365 PDF
Office Excel 2013 Keyboard Shortcuts PDF
Office Excel 2016 keyboard shortcuts and function keys DOC
Office Excel Online Keyboard Shortcuts PDF
Office File Protection Solutions in Office 365 PDF
Office First Look: Microsoft® Office 2010 XPS
PDF
Office Get Started With Microsoft OneDrive PDF
Office Get Started With Microsoft Project Online PDF
Office Getting started with MyAnalytics DOC
Office How To Recover That Un-Saved Office Document PDF
Office InfoPath 2013 Keyboard Shortcuts PDF
Office Keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Outlook 2013 and 2016 DOC
Office Keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Word 2016 for Windows DOC
Office Licensing Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus Subscription Service in Volume Licensing PDF
Office Licensing Microsoft Office software in Volume Licensing PDF
Office Microsoft Access 2013 Quick Start Guide PDF
Office Microsoft Classroom Deployment PDF
Office Microsoft Excel 2013 Quick Start Guide PDF
Office Microsoft Excel 2016 for Mac Quick Start Guide PDF
Office Microsoft Excel 2016 Quick Start Guide PDF
Office Microsoft Excel Mobile Quick Start Guide PDF
Office Microsoft Excel VLOOKUP Troubleshooting Tips PDF
Office Microsoft OneNote 2013 Quick Start Guide PDF
Office Microsoft OneNote 2016 for Mac Quick Start Guide PDF
Office Microsoft OneNote 2016 Quick Start Guide PDF
Office Microsoft OneNote 2016 Tips and Tricks PDF
Office Microsoft OneNote Mobile Quick Start Guide PDF
Office Microsoft Outlook 2013 Quick Start Guide PDF
Office Microsoft Outlook 2016 for Mac Quick Start Guide PDF
Office Microsoft Outlook 2016 Quick Start Guide PDF
Office Microsoft Outlook 2016 Tips and Tricks PDF
Office Microsoft Powerpoint 2013 Quick Start Guide PDF
Office Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 Quick Start Guide PDF
Office Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 for Mac Quick Start Guide PDF
Office Microsoft PowerPoint Mobile Quick Start Guide PDF
Office Microsoft Project 2013 Quick Start Guide PDF
Office Microsoft Publisher 2013 Quick Start Guide PDF
Office Microsoft Visio 2013 Quick Start Guide PDF
Office Microsoft Word 2013 Quick Start Guide PDF
Office Microsoft Word 2016 for Mac Quick Start Guide PDF
Office Microsoft Word 2016 Quick Start Guide PDF
Office Microsoft Word Mobile Quick Start Guide PDF
Office Microsoft® Office 365: Connect and Collaborate Virtually Anywhere, Anytime PDF
Office Monitoring and protecting sensitive data in Office 365 DOC
Office Office 365 Dedicated Platform vNext Service Release PDF
Office Office 365 Licensing Brief PDF
Office OneNote 2013 Keyboard Shortcuts PDF
Office OneNote Online Keyboard Shortcuts PDF
Office Outlook 2013 Keyboard Shortcuts PDF
Office Outlook Web App Keyboard Shortcuts PDF
Office Own Your Future: Update Your Skills with Resources and Career Ideas from Microsoft® XPS
PDF
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Office PowerPoint Online Keyboard Shortcuts PDF
Office Project 2013 Keyboard Shortcuts PDF
Office Publisher 2013 Keyboard Shortcuts PDF
Office Security and Privacy For Microsoft Office 2010 Users PDF
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Office Security Incident Management in Microsoft Office 365 PDF
PDF
Office SharePoint Online Dedicated & OneDrive for Business Dedicated vNext Service Release PDF
Office Skype for Business User Tips & Tricks for Anyone PDF
Office Switching from Google Apps to Office 365 for business PDF
Office Tenant Isolation in Microsoft Office 365 PDF
Office Visio 2013 Keyboard Shortcuts PDF
Office Windows 10 Tips and Tricks PDF
Office Word 2013 Keyboard Shortcuts PDF
Office Word Online Keyboard Shortcuts PDF
Office Working with SmartArt Graphics Keyboard Shortcuts PDF
Power BI Ask, find, and act—harnessing the power of Cortana and Power BI DOC
Power BI Bidirectional cross-filtering in SQL Server Analysis Services 2016 and Power BI Desktop DOC
Power BI Configuring Power BI mobile apps with Microsoft Intune DOC
Power BI Getting started with the Power BI for Android app DOC
Power BI Getting Started with the Power BI for iOS app DOC
Power BI How to plan capacity for embedded analytics with Power BI Premium PDF
Power BI Introducing Microsoft Power BI PDF
Power BI Introducing Microsoft Power BI – Mobile PDF
Power BI Microsoft Power BI Premium Whitepaper PDF
Power BI Power BI mobile apps—enabling data analytics on the go DOC
Power BI Propelling digital transformation in manufacturing operations with Power BI DOC
Power BI Using Power BI to visualize data insights from Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online DOC
PowerShell Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 R2 PowerShell Users Guide PDF
PowerShell PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment 3.0 PDF
PowerShell Simplify Group Policy administration with Windows PowerShell PDF
PowerShell Windows PowerShell 3.0 Examples PDF
PowerShell Windows PowerShell 3.0 Language Quick Reference PDF
PowerShell WINDOWS POWERSHELL 4.0 LANGUAGE QUICK REFERENCE PDF
PowerShell Windows PowerShell 4.0 Language Reference Examples PDF
PowerShell Windows PowerShell Command Builder User’s Guide PDF
PowerShell Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration Quick Reference PDF
PowerShell WINDOWS POWERSHELL INTEGRATED SCRIPTING ENVIRONMENT 4.0 PDF
PowerShell Windows PowerShell Web Access PDF
PowerShell WMI in PowerShell 3.0 PDF
PowerShell WMI in Windows PowerShell 4.0 PDF
SharePoint Configuring Microsoft SharePoint Hybrid Capabilities PDF
SharePoint Configuring Microsoft SharePoint Hybrid Capabilities – Mobile PDF
SharePoint Deployment guide for Microsoft SharePoint 2013 PDF
SharePoint Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016 Architectural Models PDF
SharePoint Planning and Preparing for Microsoft SharePoint Hybrid – 8.5 X 11 PDF
SharePoint Planning and Preparing for Microsoft SharePoint Hybrid – Mobile PDF
SharePoint RAP as a Service for SharePoint Server PDF
SharePoint SharePoint Online Dedicated Service Description PDF
SharePoint SharePoint Products Keyboard Shortcuts PDF
SharePoint SharePoint Server 2016 Databases – Quick Reference Guide PDF
SharePoint SharePoint Server 2016 Quick Start Guide PDF
SQL Server 5 Tips For A Smooth SSIS Upgrade to SQL Server 2012 PDF
SQL Server Backup and Restore of SQL Server Databases PDF
SQL Server Data Science with Microsoft SQL Server 2016 PDF
SQL Server Deeper insights across data with SQL Server 2016 – Technical White Paper PDF
SQL Server Deploying SQL Server 2016 PowerPivot and Power View in a Multi-Tier SharePoint 2016 Farm DOC
SQL Server Deploying SQL Server 2016 PowerPivot and Power View in SharePoint 2016 DOC
SQL Server Guide to Migrating from Oracle to SQL Server 2014 and Azure SQL Database PDF
SQL Server Introducing Microsoft Azure™ HDInsight™ PDF
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SQL Server Introducing Microsoft Data Warehouse Fast Track for SQL Server 2016 PDF
SQL Server Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 PDF
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SQL Server Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2014 PDF
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SQL Server Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2016: Mission-Critical Applications, Deeper Insights, Hyperscale Cloud, Preview 2 PDF
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SQL Server Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2016: Mission-Critical Applications, Deeper Insights, Hyperscale Cloud, Preview 2 – Mobile PDF
SQL Server Introducing Microsoft Technologies for Data Storage, Movement and Transformation DOC
SQL Server Introducing Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 XPS
PDF
MOBI
EPUB
SQL Server Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016 Reviewer’s Guide PDF
SQL Server Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Tutorials: Analysis Services – Data Mining Step-by-Step PDF
SQL Server Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Tutorials: Analysis Services – Multidimensional Modeling Step-by-Step PDF
SQL Server Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Tutorials: Reporting Services Quick Step-by-Step PDF
SQL Server Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Tutorials: Writing Transact-SQL-Statements PDF
SQL Server Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Licensing Guide PDF
SQL Server Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Licensing Datasheet PDF
SQL Server Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Licensing Guide PDF
SQL Server Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Mission-Critical Performance Technical White Paper PDF
SQL Server Microsoft SQL Server 2016 New Innovations PDF
SQL Server Microsoft SQL Server 2016 SP1 Editions PDF
SQL Server Microsoft SQL Server In-Memory OLTP and Columnstore Feature Comparison PDF
SQL Server RAP as a Service for SQL Server PDF
SQL Server SQLCAT’s Guide to: Relational Engine PDF
SQL Server Xquery Language Reference PDF
Surface Surface Book User Guide PDF
Surface Surface Pro 4 User Guide PDF
System Center Guide to Microsoft System Center Management Pack for SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services (Native Mode) DOC
System Center Guide to System Center Management Pack for Windows Print Server 2016 DOC
System Center Introducing Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 PDF
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System Center Microsoft System Center Building a Virtualized Network Solution, Second Edition PDF
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System Center Microsoft System Center Data Protection for the Hybrid Cloud PDF
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System Center Microsoft System Center Deploying Hyper-V with Software-Defined Storage & Networking PDF
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System Center Microsoft System Center Extending Operations Manager Reporting PDF
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System Center Microsoft System Center Introduction to Microsoft Automation Solutions PDF
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System Center Microsoft System Center Operations Manager Field Experience PDF
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System Center Microsoft System Center Software Update Management Field Experience PDF
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System Center Microsoft System Center: Building a Virtualized Network Solution PDF
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System Center Microsoft System Center: Cloud Management with App Controller PDF
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System Center Microsoft System Center: Configuration Manager Field Experience PDF
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System Center Microsoft System Center: Designing Orchestrator Runbooks PDF
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System Center Microsoft System Center: Integrated Cloud Platform PDF
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System Center Microsoft System Center: Network Virtualization and Cloud Computing PDF
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System Center Microsoft System Center: Optimizing Service Manager PDF
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System Center Microsoft System Center: Troubleshooting Configuration Manager PDF
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System Center What’s new in System Center 2016 White Paper PDF
Virtualization Understanding Microsoft Virtualizaton R2 Solutions XPS
PDF
Windows Client Deploying Windows 10: Automating deployment by using System Center Configuration Manager PDF
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Windows Client Deploying Windows 10: Automating deployment by using System Center Configuration Manager – Mobile PDF
Windows Client Getting the most out of Microsoft Edge DOC
Windows Client Introducing Windows 10 for IT Professionals PDF
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Windows Client Introducing Windows 10 for IT Professionals, Preview Edition PDF
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Windows Client Introducing Windows 8.1 for IT Professionals PDF
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Windows Client Introducing Windows 8: An Overview for IT Professionals PDF
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Windows Client Licensing Windows desktop operating system for use with virtual machines PDF
Windows Client Protecting your data with Windows 10 BitLocker DOC
Windows Client RAP as a Service for Windows Desktop PDF
Windows Client Shortcut Keys for Windows 10 DOC
Windows Client Use Reset to restore your Windows 10 PC DOC
Windows Client Volume Licensing Reference Guide Windows 10 Desktop Operating System PDF
Windows Client Windows 10 IT Pro Essentials Support Secrets PDF
PDF
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Windows Client Windows 10 IT Pro Essentials Top 10 Tools PDF
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Windows Client Windows 10 IT Pro Essentials Top 10 Tools – Mobile PDF
Windows Client Work Smart: Windows 8 Shortcut Keys PDF
Windows Server Automating Windows Server 2016 configuration with PowerShell and DSC DOC
Windows Server Introducing Windows Server 2008 R2 XPS
PDF
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Windows Server Introducing Windows Server 2012 PDF
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MOBI
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Windows Server Introducing Windows Server 2012 R2 PDF
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Windows Server Introducing Windows Server 2016 PDF
Windows Server Introducing Windows Server 2016 – Mobile PDF
Windows Server Introducing Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview PDF
Windows Server Introducing Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview – Mobile PDF
Windows Server Introducing Windows Server® 2012 R2 Preview Release PDF
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Windows Server Offline Assessment for Active Directory PDF
Windows Server RAP as a Service for Active Directory PDF
Windows Server RAP as a Service for Failover Cluster PDF
Windows Server RAP as a Service for Internet Information Services PDF
Windows Server RAP as a Service for Windows Server Hyper-V PDF
Windows Server Windows Server 2016 Licensing PDF

 

HOW TO DOWNLOAD ALL EBOOKS:

One of the popular questions I also receive is, “How can I Download All at one time?” I am sharing with you how you can “Download All” of the FREE eBooks and resources I am including in my annual giveaway. Here’s a quick FAQ/How-To to help address many of these in one place as a way to make it as easy as possible for my readers to find what they need. I hope these help you out and address questions you have regarding the post.

1. Don’t you have a zip file with all of the ebooks included or a “Download All” button so I can download them at once?

  • ZIP File: No, I do not have a zip file of the docs stored somewhere for download and this is intentional for several reasons. Since the eBooks and resources themselves have been put together and are distributed by some incredible authors and publishers, ultimately, they have the rights to update, distribute, and manage their IP as they see fit.
    • Example 1: If an author finds a correction needed (think about a typo in code included in a book that needs to be updated), they can update their deliverable and put the new one up at the download site they control to ensure all future downloads have the current information.
    • Example #2: (This one has actually happened with some of the books I’ve blogged about earlier) Sometimes an author wants to distribute their book a different way (switch from a share they have to a distribution site like Lulu) to achieve scale, better metrics, whatever. As such, they have every right to have the downloads moved to that site for distribution and have the downloads come from there.
    • Example #3: The author/publisher chooses to no longer distribute the free eBook or chooses to charge at some point. Again, as the owners of the IP, they have every right to do so.
      • If I were to grab today’s versions of the books, put them in a zip file, and distribute them from my server as an example, I would now be removing the author’s or publisher’s rights to do any of the three items listed above (as well as many other examples not listed). Ultimately, I (nor anyone else) do not have the right to do this. This is why I always provide links directly to their distribution sites, wherever they are so, you can download from them. Yes, this can be a challenge at times as I need to go back and edit links from time to time as they move the resources, but it is still the right thing to do and I am happy to do so in support of the great efforts these authors and publishers have done to make these resources available to all of us for free.

  • Download All button: Sort of. I don’t have a “Download All” button specifically, since that would point to a single location, which I don’t provide based on the items above; however, I am providing some options below:
    • Alternative 1: Some of the readers of my blog in the past have pinged me offline and suggested enabling the use of multiple browser download plug-ins that are available or various PowerShell options to download a list of links automatically. In order to use these options though, you would need a list of the download links to the eBooks on the site. Since this does not change the author’s/publisher’s rights to control their IP and distribution since it still enables downloads directly from their sites, I am happy to provide you with the list of links to do this.

 

If you right-click the icon to the right and select “Save Target As,” it will let you download a list of the links in a single .TXT file for all of the eBooks included in my latest post.
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    • With this list of links, you should be able to use the browser plug-ins, etc. of your choice to download the full list in an automated way.
    • Alternative 2: If you use PowerShell, here is are two PowerShell scripts text you can use to Download All: (Thanks to David Crosby for the original template and to Robert Cain for the advanced template, which includes things like: Progress message, Check for existing to avoid double download on interruption, Check for file size to know to re-download if a file is interrupted mid-download, error message if file transfer fails, log file with messages option, and more.)

If you right-click the icon to the right and select “Save Target As,” it will let you download the text for the PowerShell script to allow you to Download All of the eBooks above.
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2. Are these time-bombed versions of the books?

  • No, the free versions of the resources are full-version and do not have a time-out feature in them, so you can continue to use them for as long as you choose.

3. “I work for a library, resource desk, etc. and would like to share these with others. Is it ok to share your links to these?” (or some flavor of this with different variations)

  • Absolutely. Please feel free to share the links to these resources; however, please read #1 above on why you can share the links, but don’t distribute the actual works themselves as an offline resource. Please help support these fantastic authors and publishers by downloading the latest versions directly from them.

4. Download experiences seem to vary based on the resource I am downloading. Why is this?

  • As noted in #1 above, I always link to the site where the author/publisher is making the work available for download. Some of these are here on the Microsoft TechNet or MSDN sites, some are from blogs, etc. Depending on where they come from, your download experience may vary.

5. “I tried to download an eBook or resource and it didn’t work.”

  • Some of these eBooks come from a variety of places, and sometimes there is very heavy traffic to some of them. Wait a few moments and try again. You can also try right-clicking on the download link and selecting “Open in New Tab” or “Save Target As” to try initiating the download that way as well.

 

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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