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Spring is upon us!  And that means…stay indoors, avoid the sun, and read up on technical stuff!

And of course Microsoft is there to make sure you don’t catch any of those pesky UV rays.

How so?  Why, by making a ton of technical eBooks on all aspects Microsoft available and free for the download.

SharePoint?  Check.  SQL?  Got it.  Azure?  Even so.  And it’s a combination of the latest versions (Windows Server 2012) as well as the more popular versions (Server 2008 R2).

Did I mention they’re free?

Click here, and thank Microsoft for helping you keep that tan-free body of yours as pasty as possible!

Windows Server 2012 eBookBob here.  Ok, we’ve posted a few notices here and there about Microsoft making some eBooks available at no charge.

And when the “Dog Days of August” come around, we realize it’s the one month that doesn’t have any major holidays associated with it.  Ok, besides August 8th’s “National Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day,” of course.

So Microsoft has decided to make available (for those of us not enamored by Zucchini nor neighbors who are themselves enamored by it) a ton of eBooks.  For free.

And we’re talking the full IT Gamut here.  SQL 2012, Office 365, Windows Server 2012, SharePoint, and more.

There are books for both experienced and entry-level folks.  Microsoft has been extremely generous making these eBooks available in the past.  This time they’ve really outdone themselves.

Microsofts IT book for TeensMy personal favorite title:  “Own Your Space–Keep Yourself and Your Stuff Safe Online Digital Book for Teens.”  Just the kind of grabby title kids will not be able to resist.  Makes you wonder if Microsoft had created the title for the first Harry Potter Book(Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” and titled it:  “Harry Potter, which is a fictional character who has some forms of magical abilities (which are also fictional), looks for a piece of rock (fictional) with a Liberal Arts background:  V3.1”

So, the choice is Zucchini or Microsoft eBooks?

Here’s your first clue:  I’m ordering a meat lovers pizza.

Want the books?  Click here.  Or here for additional choices!

(Thanks to Sarah Dutkiewicz for pointing this out)

Microsoft is once again making available a goodly amount of free (yup, free) learning/training resources.  And it’s just in time for picking out that summer reading for on the beach!

Yup, you know how it goes.  The summer breeze, sun beating down on you, listening to some nice tunes on your Zune…ok, skip the Zune part.  But you know what would make it better.

Yup, an ebook on Microsoft SQL 2012.  Or Windows 7 Deployment.

Quit your dreaming and click here.

Ok, this is thanks to our bud Dan Hanson over at

Don’t know what to get that Microsoft geek who’s on your list, but you really don’t want to spend anything on?  We’ve got you covered!

It seems that Microsoft has put up 7, yup 7 free technical eBooks for downloading.

free eBooks from Microsoft!

Yup, they're free!


Now, these are pretty good books.  Each of them are decent sized, and worth perusing.

And the topics cover a wide range of topics, including:

  • IT Careers
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Virtualization
  • Office 365
  • SQL Server 2008 R2
  • SQL Server “Denali” (the new version!)
  • Deploying Windows 7

 Good stuff!

Click here to get your copies (oh, and check out the poster showing creating snapshots in a Hyper-V environment)