Free Download Huge Collection of Official Microsoft eBooks

Eric Ligman, Microsoft Sales Excellence Program Manager, has written an awesome posting in which he listed a huge collection of Free Microsoft eBooks and Resource Kits on a variety of topics, including: Office, Office 365, SharePoint, SQL Server, System Center, Visual Studio, Web Development, Windows, Windows Azure, and Windows Server.  Additionally, he also list numerous formats, such as PDF, EPUB and MOBI to allow you to read it on your favorite reader.

Most of the ebooks are hundreds of pages long, and you’ll likely find these resources to be helpful in learning about and using the various solutions and technologies referenced—whether you’re a Toddler, teacher, or IT Professional. So start collecting and download these free Microsoft Ebooks while they’re hot.

Link –> Download Page.

Includes the below titles:

Office & Office 365

  1. Deployment guide for Office 2013
  2. Microsoft Office 365 for professionals and small businesses: Help and How To



  1. Explore SharePoint 2013
  2. Deployment guide for SharePoint 2013
  3. Test Lab Guide: eBook for SharePoint Server 2013 Intranet and Team Sites
  4. Create a Balanced Scorecard (SharePoint Server 2010)
  5. SharePoint Server for Business Intelligence


SQL Server

  1. 5 Tips for a Smooth SSIS Upgrade to SQL Server 2012
  2. A Hitchiker’s Guide to Microsoft StreamInsight Queries
  3. Data Mining Extensions (DMX) Reference
  4. Data Quality Services
  5. High Availability Solutions
  6. Master Data Services
  7. Monitor and Tune for Performance
  8. Multidimensional Expressions (MDX) Reference
  9. SQL Server Distributed Replay
  10. Transact-SQL Data Definition Language (DDL) Reference
  11. XQuery Language Reference
  12. Extracting and Loading SharePoint Data in SQL Server Integration Services
  13. Integration Services: Extending Packages with Scripting
  14. Multidimensional Model Programming
  15. Optimized Bulk Loading of Data into Oracle
  16. Planning Disaster Recovery for Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services in SharePoint Integrated Mode
  17. SQL Server 2012 Tutorials: Reporting Services
  18. SQL Server 2012 Tutorials: Writing Transact-SQL Statements
  19. SQL Server Community FAQs Manual


System Center

  • Cmdlet Reference for App Controller in System Center 2012 SP1
  • Technical Documentation for System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager
  • Better Unit Testing with Microsoft Fakes
  • Dependency Injection with Unity
  • Developer’s Guide to Microsoft Enterprise Library (Second Edition)
  • Testing for Continuous Delivery with Visual Studio 2012
  • Upgrade Team Foundation Server 2012: the ultimate upgrade guide


Web Development

  1. ASP.NET Multi-Tier Windows Azure Application Using Storage Tables, Queues, and Blobs
  2. ASP.NET Web Deployment using Visual Studio
  3. Developing Modern Mobile Web Apps
  4. The Entity Framework 4.0 and ASP.NET Web Forms – Getting Started
  5. Getting Started with the Entity Framework 4.1 using ASP.NET MVC
  6. Project Silk: Client-Side Web Development for Modern Browsers



  1. Administrator’s Guide for Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 5.0
  2. Administrator’s Guide for Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring 1.0
  3. Administrator’s Guide for Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset (DaRT) 7
  4. Administrator’s Guide for Microsoft User Experience Virtualization (UE-V) 1.0
  5. Developing an end-to-end Windows Store app using C++ and XAML: Hilo
  6. Developing an end-to-end Windows Store app using JavaScript: Hilo
  7. Prism for the Windows Runtime: Developing a Windows Store business app using C#, XAML, and Prism
  8. Programming Windows 8 Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript


Windows Azure

  1. Autoscaling Application Block and Transient Fault Handling Application Block Reference
  2. Create Your First Application: Node.js and Windows Azure
  3. Developing Multi-tenant Applications for the Cloud on Windows Azure (3rd Edition)
  4. Drupal on Windows Azure
  5. Exploring CQRS and Event Sourcing: A journey into high scalability, availability, and maintainability with
  6. Migrating Data-Centric Applications to Windows Azure
  7. Moving Applications to the Cloud on Windows Azure (3rd Edition)
  8. Using Windows Azure Mobile Services to Cloud-Enable your iOS Apps
  9. Using Windows Azure Mobile Services to Cloud-Enable Your Windows Phone 8 Apps
  10. Using Windows Azure Mobile Services to Cloud-Enable your Windows Store Apps in C#
  11. Using Windows Azure Mobile Services to Cloud-Enable Your Windows Store Apps in JavaScript
  12. Windows Azure and SQL Database Tutorials


Windows Server

  1. A Guide to Claims-Based Identity and Access Control, Second Edition
  2. Introducing Windows Server 2012
  3. TCP/IP Fundamentals for Microsoft Windows


Last year, he also listed a series of free Microsoft eBooks and seems the older ones are still available to download.