A few weeks ago, I wrote about the free Virtualisation ebook.
I'm still working my way through it on my Kindle - I've got to page 156 of 480, and am currently in the detail of desktop virtualisation. It's been really useful to help me understand some of the technical things I'd never understood about virtualising servers, and the current chapter is doing the same for desktop virtualisation.
A colleague shared with me a list of other free ebooks from Microsoft, that you may find useful too. Many of them are quite technical, so they won't be for everybody. I bet there are some staff or students around you that would appreciate this list:
- Free ebook: Programming Windows Phone 7, by Charles Petzold
24 chapters from the Windows Phone 7 team and Microsoft Press
- Free ebook: Moving to Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
10 chapters by by Patrice Pelland, Pascal Paré, and Ken Haines
- Free ebook: Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2
10 chapters by Ross Mistry and Stacia Misner
- Free ebook: Own Your Future: Update Your Skills with Resources and Career Ideas from Microsoft
8 chapters by Katherine Murray
- Free ebook: Understanding Microsoft Virtualization Solutions (Second Edition)
6 chapters , 450+ pages, by Mitch Tulloch
- Free ebook: First Look Microsoft Office 2010
14 chapters by Katherine Murray
- Free ebook: Windows 7 troubleshooting tips
Short ebook by Mitch Tulloch
- Free ebook: Introducing Windows Server 2008 R2
9 chapters by Charlie Russel and Craig Zacker
- Free ebook: Deploying Windows 7, Essential Guidance
10 chapters from the Windows 7 Resource Kit and 6 TechNet articles
Perfect Christmas holiday reading?