Microsoft is doing it again; the company is giving away (for free) an entire collection of ebooks covering major Microsoft products such as Windows, Windows Server, Microsoft Office, Exchange Server, and a lot more.
All that it takes is to visit the official giveaway page hosted on Eric Ligman's blog on MSDN, and start downloading any ebooks that you are interested in. (Eric Ligman is Mcirosoft's Directory of Sales Excellence).
Downloads are not limited, and anyone may download one, some or even all of the books listed on the website.
Most ebooks are offed in multiple formats. The most common format is PDF, but you will find ebooks offered as DOC, MOBI or EPUB versions as well.
Here are the different categories that ebooks are available in, and some example books that you may download.
Most ebooks are designed for system administrators and developers. This should not come as a surprise, as the ebook collection is made available on the Microsoft Developer Network site.
There is no option to download all ebooks at once, but you may use third-party download managers to speed up the downloading.
Some of the ebooks have been made available last year as well, so that you will notice that some cover older versions of Microsoft products and not the latest release versions.
No word on whether the listing will be pulled in the future, or if remains available online.
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