Category Archives: Books

Free ebook: Introducing Windows 8: An Overview for IT Professionals

0160.image_5186E8A3Just a new eBook for us, IT Pro.

Deployment, management, security, recovery. All you need to bring the OS to your users.

Download links are below.

PDF Introducing Windows 8- An Overview for IT Professionals – PDF ebook
Mobi Introducing Windows 8-An Overview for IT Professionals – Mobi format for Kindle
ePub Introducing Windows 8-An Overview for IT Professionals – ePub format

Freebies: books

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A couple of books I believe are worth at least stealing a look at. Free books, of course.

 

1) The book has been advertised in almost every Windows-related blog for several days. I believe that you couldn’t have missed it but just in case you haven’t read about it I give you the link. Introducing Windows Server 2012 is quite small and cannot cover all I would want to know, but it is named “Introducing…”. It’s definitely the place to start if you haven’t been tracking news all over the internet. You can get it in four different formats: 3 to download and paper version.
2) Security and Privacy for Microsoft Office 2010 User. Easy-to-read book about security and privacy. It unlikely teach anyone who is not already concerned with those matters, but is users read it it would make security professionals a bit less tired and less paid Winking smile 

Freebies: books and other learning stuff

imageWhat it takes to be a good specialist? Usually everyone agree that the vital element to it is to learn much. With MS, it is usually easy enough: TechNet and MSDN are great sources of information. No, really, most of official courses I sit on (to be honest – there was not many of them) don’t give you as much info as those two. If you are lucky enough, you’ll get a great trainer and then you can have even more than in TechNet, but usually it is only a good way to quickly refresh, restructure or get some basic knowledge. Anyway, it’s quick and I recommend it to you if you have an opportunity to be away from your work for several days: it’s quick, and you can polish your skills and knowledge after the course is over. Another knowledge source are books. There are good ones, excellent or not so much. Finally, there are eLearnings. They are somewhat between books and “offline” courses. You receive more visual content, you even can look at and listen to a tutor, but the only way to ask questions is Google (or BING, if you wish).

After such a long introduction, let’s go down to our freebies: MSLearning blog has done its spring cleaning and put a lot of stuff on the board for free (registration is needed only to receive updates on it, downloading doesn’t require it). There are mostly eBooks (or parts of the eBooks), clinic sessions and exam coaching sessions. It can be interesting to take a look. Or just download it to stash for good 😉

MS Guru writes a thriller, MS OneNote starts in iPhone

What a crazy world, one can say… Still it is true:

New book of Mark Russinovich

Mark Russinovich has wrote a thriller book named Zero Day. Something about cyber crime, cyber attacks and so on. I won’t even read the excerpts: I’ll just get this book as soon as I can after it is out (March 2011). Pre-0rder i$ @v@i1@b1e. Winking smile

OneNote is on iPhone/iPod.

And it even works, though I haven’t yet fully synchronized it from my SkyDrive storage. The process is to be continued soon, though.Download it on the Apple store and enjoy. It is “free for a limited time”

Freebies: some more free eBooks

Being ill I’m not currently in the state to write anything smart, so I will just provide you with some more free eBooks (and their parts) from the list which were announced at MS Press blog (And were kindly mustered together by one of MS employees for me. Thanks, pal):

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Moving to MS Visual Studio 2010

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Introducing Microsoft SQL 2008 R2 (Yeah, another two hundred pages for me to read)

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Programming Windows Phone 7 Series (DRAFT Preview). We still don’t have WP7 here, but already have some programmers for it… Strange, isn’t it? =)

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Own Your Future: Update Your Skills with Resources and Career Ideas from Microsoft. Read in case of emergency. Or rather earlier Winking smile

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First Look Microsoft Office 2010. Sometimes looking at some office pro work in, say, excel, I’m being just jealous. So the book is in my reading list too.

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Windows 7 troubleshooting tips. 12 pages of “must read”!

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Introducing Windows Server 2008 R2. Well… It is somewhat outdated proposal for me, but if you are new to R2 – that’s where to start.

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Deploying Windows 7, Essential Guidance. Here you have an excerpt from Windows 7 Resource Kit and TechNet.

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Enough for today. Enjoy your reading!