A while ago, I mentioned a free ebook on Windows Server 2012. Well I’ve just noticed that there’s also one available for Windows 8. Again it’s available in the main formats, so here are the links for “Introducing Windows 8 – An Overview for IT Professionals”:
Microsoft Press have released a free ebook called Introducing Windows Server 2012, which does exactly what it says on the tin.
There are three versions available, depending on where you want to read it:
Introducing Windows Server 2012 RTM Edition – PDF ebook
Introducing Windows Server 2012 RTM Edition – ePub format
Introducing Windows Server 2012 RTM Edition – MOBI format
I read the version of this book that was based on the beta and found it very informative. It’s now been updated to the RTM version, so there’s no reason not to grab it now.
You wouldn’t have had to read too much of this blog to know that I’ve regularly recommended PowerShell books by Don Jones and Tobias Weltner. They’ve announced the availability of a new free ebook that they’ve co-authored, called Secrets of PowerShell Remoting.
Remoting is one of the most powerful features of PowerShell, but it’s not necessarily the simplest area to understand. In Windows Server 2012, PowerShell remoting is enabled by default, so now is a good time to get up to speed.
Head over to powershellbooks.com for the download links.
Way back in December 2009 I wrote a post entitled Where to start with PowerShell which listed free resources, including a couple of ebooks. Well the PowerShell community has been busy since then, bringing the number of free ebooks on the subject up to 9. Jason Hofferle has helpfully compiled them into a single blog post: List of Free PowerShell eBooks
These books are authored by some of the brightest and best names in PowerShell, so I can’t recommend them highly enough.
Microsoft has teamed up with author Linda McCarthy to offer a free downloadable version of her new book Own Your Space – Keep Yourself and Your Stuff Safe Online. The book covers a variety of computer security and online safetly topics and is aimed at internet savvy teens, as well as parents and educators. Personally I’d say that the chances of teens reading it all the way through aren’t great, but parents of online offspring should definitely get up to speed with this stuff.
Frankly I’d recommend that anyone who uses the internet and isn’t as capable as Sarah Connor at fighting off the machines, should read this.
Both PDF and XPS versions are available at the Microsoft Download Center.