Free ebook: Introducing Windows Server 2012

Introducing Windows Server 2012Introducing Windows Server 2012, by Mitch Tulloch, is now ready for free download! Please see the links below to download one or all of the available formats.

PDF Introducing Windows Server 2012 PDF ebook

EPUB Introducing Windows Server 2012 EPUB ebook

MOBI Introducing Windows Server 2012 MOBI ebook

Introducing Windows Server 2012 is 256 pages and includes 5 chapters loaded with insider information from the Windows Server Team.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The business need for Windows Server 2012
The rationale behind cloud computing Making the transition
Technical requirements for successful cloud computing
Four ways Windows Server 2012 delivers value for cloud computing Foundation for building your private cloud

Chapter 2 Foundation for building your private cloud
A complete virtualization platform
Increase scalability and performance Business continuity for virtualized workloads

Chapter 3 Highly available, easy-to-manage multi-server platform
Continuous availability
Cost efficiency
Management efficiency

Chapter 4 Deploy web applications on premises and in the cloud
Scalable and elastic web platform
Support for open standards

Chapter 5 Enabling the modern workstyle
Access virtually anywhere, from any device
Full Windows experience
Enhanced security and compliance

To read more about the latest news on Windows Server 2012 and to download the release candidate, go here.

Free ebook: Programming Windows 8 Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript (First Preview)

 

Programming Windows 8 Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScriptCelebrate the Windows 8 Release Preview and the Visual Studio 2012 Release Candidate, we’re happy to release a preview edition of

Programming Windows 8 Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, by Kraig Brockschmidt (who, some of you might remember, many years ago worked with us on a couple editions of Inside OLE).

Download a PDF of the ebook here (4.34 MB).

Download the ebook’s sample code here (27.5 MB).

This first preview contains the first four chapters of what we think will be an 18-chapter final ebook:

Chapter 1 The Life Story of a Metro Style App: Platform Characteristics of Windows
Chapter 2 Quickstart
Chapter 3 App Anatomy and Page Navigation
Chapter 4 Controls, Control Styling, and Basic Data Binding

More info about this book

Free ebook: Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2012

Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 includes 10 chapters:

    PART I   DATABASE ADMINISTRATION (by Ross Mistry)

    1.   SQL Server 2012 Editions and Engine Enhancements
    2.   High-Availability and Disaster-Recovery Enhancements
    3.   Performance and Scalability
    4.   Security Enhancements
    5.   Programmability and Beyond-Relational Enhancements

    PART II   BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE DEVELOPMENT (by Stacia Misner)

    6.   Integration Services
    7.   Data Quality Services
    8.   Master Data Services
    9.   Analysis Services and PowerPivot
    10.  Reporting Services

This book will help you learn about the new features and capabilities in SQL Server 2012, which Microsoft released to manufacturing (RTM) on March 6, 2012. You can expect general availability of the product to begin on April 1, 2012.

Download Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2012

Free Microsoft Press eBooks available in Amazon Kindle & Barnes & Noble Nook format

From time to time Microsoft Press has been pleased to offer free downloadable eBooks available as either PDF or XPS files. We are now very happy to announce that five of these same eBooks can be downloaded in two additional formats, DRM-free EPUB and MOBI. These new formats enable you to read these eBooks on ereaders such as Amazon’s Kindle, Barnes and Noble’s Nook, Sony Reader and Kobo eReader, as well as on iOS devices such as the iPad. Of course these files can also be read with ereading apps for the various devices (and other reading applications like Adobe Digital Editions) on netbooks, laptops, and desktop PCs. The key difference between these formats and the previously-offered PDF and XPS files is that the text is “reflowable,” meaning that it recomposes depending on the width of the screen (or as you resize a Window). For reading on Kindles, Kindle apps, or the Mobipocket readers for various devices, use the MOBI files. For reading on most other ereaders and ereading apps, including Nook, Sony, and iPad, as well as on PCs, use the EPUB files.

  • Programming Windows Phone 7 by Charles Petzold (EPUB, MOBI)
  • Moving to Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 by Patrice Pelland, Pascal Paré, and Ken Haines (EPUB, MOBI)
  • Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 by Ross Mistry and Stacia Misner (EPUB, MOBI)
  • Introducing Windows Server 2008 R2 by Charlie Russel and Craig Zacker with the Windows Server Team at Microsoft (EPUB, MOBI)
  • Own Your Future, Update Your Skills with Resources and Career Ideas from Microsoft by Katherine Murray(EPUB, MOBI)

Windows Phone 7 Guides for iPhone & Android Application Developers

Windows Phone Guides for iPhone & Android Application Developers

Windows Phone Guides for iPhone Application DevelopersWindows Phone Guides for Android Application Developers

 

More info on Windows Phone Interoperability Web Page

List of free Microsoft eBooks

We haven’t posted this in a while and I thought that it might be time for a refresh. This is a list of all of our free ebooks. We’ll have more coming up in 2011, so stay tuned.

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Free ebook: Programming Windows Phone 7, by Charles Petzold (a 24-chapter gift from the Windows Phone 7 team and Microsoft Press)
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Free ebook: Moving to Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 (10 chapters by by Patrice Pelland, Pascal Paré, and Ken Haines)

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Free ebook: Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 (10 chapters by Ross Mistry and Stacia Misner)

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Free ebook: Understanding Microsoft Virtualization Solutions (Second Edition) (6 chapters by Mitch Tulloch)

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Free ebook: Own Your Future: Update Your Skills with Resources and Career Ideas from Microsoft (8 chapters by Katherine Murray)

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Free ebook: Introducing Windows Server 2008 R2 (9 chapters by Charlie Russel and Craig Zacker)

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Free ebook: First Look Microsoft Office 2010 (14 chapters by Katherine Murray)

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Free ebook: Deploying Windows 7, Essential Guidance (10 chapters from the Windows 7 Resource Kit and 6 TechNet articles)

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