Largest FREE Microsoft eBook Giveaway!
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Largest FREE Microsoft eBook Giveaway!

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Found 8th Feb
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):


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

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Download the power shell book then use your new found knowledge to automate the rest.
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There's some problem with uploading image
Hoping this will reach 1K
Has anyone worked out how to successfully download them all at once, I think I may be struggling using chrome, not sure if the option is only available on edge/microsoft based web browsers
Felicitous21 m ago

Has anyone worked out how to successfully download them all at once, I …Has anyone worked out how to successfully download them all at once, I think I may be struggling using chrome, not sure if the option is only available on edge/microsoft based web browsers


This is the only script I can find that properly names each eBook and creates a folder per topic:

perlmonks.org/?no…726
Harumble8611 m ago

This is the only script I can find that properly names each eBook and …This is the only script I can find that properly names each eBook and creates a folder per topic:http://perlmonks.org/?node_id=1195726


This appeals to my "digital hoarder" nature.

To run that on my Windows server do I just need perl, mojolicious then go "perl.exe script.pl" from the command line?
Roger_Irrelevant11 m ago

This appeals to my "digital hoarder" nature. To run that on my Windows …This appeals to my "digital hoarder" nature. To run that on my Windows server do I just need perl, mojolicious then go "perl.exe script.pl" from the command line?


Yes, I installed Strawberry Perl (open source):

strawberryperl.com

And installed Mojolicious like the post with the code says

cpanm Mojolicious
Edited by: "Harumble86" 8th Feb
Heat added. Thank you OP
Who on earth still uses Windows Server 2008??
Picard12320 m ago

Who on earth still uses Windows Server 2008??


You'd be surprised. I know of places that still use Server 2000 due to legacy software requirements.
Picard12331 m ago

Who on earth still uses Windows Server 2008??


You and your fancy ways...

plenty of W2k and W2K3 servers out there
Download the power shell book then use your new found knowledge to automate the rest.
flyan31 m ago

You'd be surprised. I know of places that still use Server 2000 due to …You'd be surprised. I know of places that still use Server 2000 due to legacy software requirements.


A retail bank I worked at last year still had Windows XP as the basic build on all its desktops.
Thank you for the link OP....
apur3229 m ago

Thank you for the link OP....


Happy to help
Take only those needed. One can grow old to read the whole collection
Thanks OP, heated
Thanks for the guidance! Downloading all now. Can't wait to read them all at the weekend! Have some heat ;-)
Keep getting the following error:-

Downloading: Microsoft Azure Essentials Azure Web Apps for Developers
Premature connection close at script line 66.

anyone have an idea?
Edited by: "EmJayiii" 8th Feb
EmJayiii7 m ago

Keep getting the following error:-Downloading: Microsoft Azure Essentials …Keep getting the following error:-Downloading: Microsoft Azure Essentials Azure Web Apps for DevelopersPremature connection close at script.pl line 66.anyone have an idea?


Best to ask questions on the forum the script is from. Doesn't look like you need an account to post
Roger_Irrelevant9 h, 9 m ago

A retail bank I worked at last year still had Windows XP as the basic …A retail bank I worked at last year still had Windows XP as the basic build on all its desktops.


I dual booted my laptop with XP and 7, I can still play dos games then, plus I prefer the whole design of xp pro, absolutely hate 8 and 10, and Vista just isn't worth talking about...
Dissatisfied_dad35 m ago

I dual booted my laptop with XP and 7, I can still play dos games then, … I dual booted my laptop with XP and 7, I can still play dos games then, plus I prefer the whole design of xp pro, absolutely hate 8 and 10, and Vista just isn't worth talking about...


I've just installed Linux Mint on a VM as I hate the way Windows is going, it's no longer an OS but a 'One size fits all' dumbed down, social media centred, bloatware infused pile of crap.
Picard12310 h, 47 m ago

Who on earth still uses Windows Server 2008??


We do on our old legacy rack, 15 year contract ends in 3 month so no point upgrading. Software written in classic asp too. Glad it finishes just before the GDPR comes in to effect, will be a nightmare having to rewrite.

The govt dept we work for still use internet explorer 6 for their corporate software as it's cheaper to pay MS for bespoke support than pay the likes of Fujitsu, dell and us to rewrite our software to make it compatible going forward. Theyve partly moved to IE8 but have up and planning a move to IE 10 within next 18 months. Get a govt contract and you're made, they love throwing money at problems.
Good post have some heat
Excellent OP! Thank you
I need an overview of what's possible with azure automation and machine learning, but won't actually be doing the work on it... Can anyone recommend anything?!
Felicitous15 h, 40 m ago

Has anyone worked out how to successfully download them all at once, I …Has anyone worked out how to successfully download them all at once, I think I may be struggling using chrome, not sure if the option is only available on edge/microsoft based web browsers


hotukdeals.com/com…580
jaydeeuk14 h, 35 m ago

We do on our old legacy rack, 15 year contract ends in 3 month so no point …We do on our old legacy rack, 15 year contract ends in 3 month so no point upgrading. Software written in classic asp too. Glad it finishes just before the GDPR comes in to effect, will be a nightmare having to rewrite.The govt dept we work for still use internet explorer 6 for their corporate software as it's cheaper to pay MS for bespoke support than pay the likes of Fujitsu, dell and us to rewrite our software to make it compatible going forward. Theyve partly moved to IE8 but have up and planning a move to IE 10 within next 18 months. Get a govt contract and you're made, they love throwing money at problems.


Have you got any jobs going? Lol
miffyl12 h, 35 m ago

https://www.hotukdeals.com/comments/permalink/31449580


Hahahahahahahahaha, yep!, I thought the OP's Freebie Deal rang a distant bell somewhere?. :-)

Good effort everyone else also, who tried valiantly for workaround solutions to this/the predicament ...

I guess in a backhanded kind of way, it's more-or-less is partly what being (give or take) what being Computer Literate is about, huh?. :-)

Good Post too OP. :-)
Felicitous8th Feb

Has anyone worked out how to successfully download them all at once, I …Has anyone worked out how to successfully download them all at once, I think I may be struggling using chrome, not sure if the option is only available on edge/microsoft based web browsers



Theres a section on the page that gives ways to download all the books - search the page for "HOW TO DOWNLOAD ALL EBOOKS:"
Thank you.
Thanks @Hunt_Deal_Hunt

This is a great resource to have, will be grabbing a few of these!!
jaydeeuk123 h, 57 m ago

We do on our old legacy rack, 15 year contract ends in 3 month so no point …We do on our old legacy rack, 15 year contract ends in 3 month so no point upgrading. Software written in classic asp too. Glad it finishes just before the GDPR comes in to effect, will be a nightmare having to rewrite.The govt dept we work for still use internet explorer 6 for their corporate software as it's cheaper to pay MS for bespoke support than pay the likes of Fujitsu, dell and us to rewrite our software to make it compatible going forward. Theyve partly moved to IE8 but have up and planning a move to IE 10 within next 18 months. Get a govt contract and you're made, they love throwing money at problems.


Happy to help
Paradroid5 h, 56 m ago

Theres a section on the page that gives ways to download all the books - …Theres a section on the page that gives ways to download all the books - search the page for "HOW TO DOWNLOAD ALL EBOOKS:"


I did find that as I said I think I'm struggling with browser issues as it says to save target as, though I'm not sure if it means the text or the image as neither of those gives the option it describes when using chrome, so I'm not sure where to go from there.
Felicitous9th Feb

I did find that as I said I think I'm struggling with browser issues as it …I did find that as I said I think I'm struggling with browser issues as it says to save target as, though I'm not sure if it means the text or the image as neither of those gives the option it describes when using chrome, so I'm not sure where to go from there.


Which browser are you using
Typical programmers making a mole hill look like a mountain.
Just use a download manager in Chrome as suggested in the 1st method on the deal link.

Newbie (Dummies) guide to downloading all eBooks:

Get the Chrono Extension for Chrome.
Open the Manager in Chrono and go to settings. Make sure 'Download URL from Clipboard' is selected, you should also disable most of the popup and notification (remember to switch them back on afterwards).

In Chrome settings -> Advanced -> Downloads, change the default to where you want to save the books (eg. downloads/MS-eBooks), disable 'ask where to save each file before downloading'. If there is an option to automatically open downloaded files for know file types, click it to remove it.

Get the url txt list: ligman.me/2tk…D2V select all and copy.
In Chrono hit the + icon then Start. Now sit back and relax, content that you've just hoarded a tonne of books you'll probably never open.

Tip, test first with just copying 4 or 5 links, then do the rest if they go smoothly.
Edited by: "Guan" 11th Feb
Guan11th Feb

Typical programmers making a mole hill look like a mountain. Just use …Typical programmers making a mole hill look like a mountain. Just use a download manager in Chrome as suggested in the 1st method on the deal link.Newbie (Dummies) guide to downloading all eBooks: Get the Chrono Extension for Chrome. Open the Manager in Chrono and go to settings. Make sure 'Download URL from Clipboard' is selected, you should also disable most of the popup and notification (remember to switch them back on afterwards).In Chrome settings -> Advanced -> Downloads, change the default to where you want to save the books (eg. downloads/MS-eBooks), disable 'ask where to save each file before downloading'. If there is an option to automatically open downloaded files for know file types, click it to remove it. Get the url txt list: http://ligman.me/2tk1D2V select all and copy.In Chrono hit the + icon then Start. Now sit back and relax, content that you've just hoarded a tonne of books you'll probably never open. Tip, test first with just copying 4 or 5 links, then do the rest if they go smoothly.


And you end up with files with random names, not the book title
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