Microsoft Is Giving Away Tons Of eBooks, Again!


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Microsoft’s Director of Sales, Eric Ligman, is once again sponsoring a mega-giveaway of extremely useful eBooks to the masses. It is absolutely a free, no-catch giveaway that you should definitely explore.

Included are multitudes of subjects from Windows to Office to Azure to SQL and Servers, too. You won’t be disappointed. The sheer number of offerings makes it impossible for me to cover the entire scope, so I’ll just have to settle with teasing your taste buds.

The term “eBook” in this post refers to everything from, well, eBooks, to Word Documents to PDFs, and then some.

Here’s a general topic that should be of interest to every Windows user– Hotkeys. I love Hotkeys. They make Windows life so much easier and, yes, there’s an eBook for that. Here’s a sampling:

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It comes in the form of a Microsoft Word Document (docx) and you can directly download it with this link (70K):


Shortcut Keys For Windows 10

Common Questions

These are a few answers to some obvious questions that might be rolling around in your head:

  1. How many can you download?
    • ANSWER: As many as you want! This is a FREE eBook giveaway, so please download as many as interest you.
  2. Wow, there are a LOT listed here. Is there a way to download all of them at once?
    • ANSWER: Yes, please see the note below on how to do this.
  3. Can I share a link to your post to let others know about this giveaway?
    • ANSWER: Yes, please do share the good news with anyone you feel could benefit from this.
  4. I know you said they are “Free,” but what’s the catch?
    • ANSWER: There is no catch. They really are FREE. This consider it a, “Thank you,” for being a reader of my blog and a customer or partner of Microsoft.
  5. Ok, so if they are free and you’re encouraging us to share this with others, can I post a link to your post here on sites like Reddit, FatWallet, and other deal share sites to let them know, or is that asking too much?
    • ANSWER: Please do. In fact, I would encourage you to share a link to this post on any deal site you feel their users could benefit from the FREE eBooks and resources included below. Again, I WANT to give away MILLIONS of FREE eBooks!
  6. Are these “time-bombed” versions of the eBooks that stop working after a certain amount of time or reads?
    • ANSWER: No, these are the full resources for you to use.

Source Credit~ The above questions/answers were copied directly from the original Microsoft Site.

Where to get all these Valuable Freebies

The size of this list of free material is indeed staggering. If you don’t find something that interests you, I believe I can safely say that you are not interested in computers. I would even wonder why your are listening to me at all, since that’s about the only thing I ever talk about.

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Here’s the link you’ve all been waiting for:  Microsoft eBook Giveaway


Enjoy!

Richard

About the Author

Richard Pedersen

Richard received his first computer, a C-64, in 1982 as a gift and began dabbling in BASIC. He was hooked! His love for computing has led him from the old “XT” boxes to the more modern fare and from clunky 10MB hard drives to smooth and fast modern day SSD drives. He has run BBS services, Fido mail, and even operated his own computer repair business.

4 Comments

  1. I have just downloaded How to Reset and Restore Windows 10, just to see what it was like – and I’m sorry but I do not call 5 pages a book!

  2. It’s nice of you to mention this, but it’s a shame coming from Microsoft.

    What this Microsoft employee does is collect a bunch of unsorted links to various existing Microsoft documents, most of which are useless to any given individual, because they are cover arcane domains which few people even know about. There’s no way to search inside this dump — and most of those things are certainly not books anyway. And then he boasts insanely about how Microsoft is incredibly generous to us.

    A book is “Windows 7 Inside Out”, by Ed Bott, for instance. Or the very good “Special Edition Using…” series, now discontinued, I think. I bought several of them second-hand for one dollar each.

    Those are mainly help files, promotional documents… Just browsing this blog and other similar sites produces far more helpful advice. Microsoft is the company which abolished, first the paper manual, then the electronic manual. It sells huge pieces of software that of course require and demand a manual, an official one, and all you can get is an infinite number of bits and pieces of “help”, scattered all over dozens of Microsoft sites, without anything resembling a logical structure which could help users, you know, actually find something and understand the way their software is designed.

    That’s called a book : a fast disappearing item.

  3. Hello sir
    I mohammad amirul asyraf from malaysia. I have several software like project professional 2016, visual studio 2015 and visio professional 2016. I get this from my university. Because my university has MoU with Ms dreamspark that allow student to download the software. But i do not know how to use these softwares. Then i decided to let go with reasonable price. The quality is same with the microsoft sells it