Free E-Books for your Technical Library

Every so often Microsoft releases a bunch of new books that they give away for free.  Most of the time they are for the latest and greatest software and systems, so they are worth checking out.  Currently they have books for: Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Windows Server 2016 Microsoft Azure Microsoft Power BI Windows 10 … Continue reading Free E-Books for your Technical Library

Introducing Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview Release

Hey folks!  have you ever wondered how book authors are able to get their books out almost as soon as the software they are writing about is available?  Well the simple answer is that they write based on the pre-release (beta) software!  As such there’s a new book for you to peruse! Introducing Windows Server … Continue reading Introducing Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview Release

Free Books from MS Press

As many people know I covet books, and have been collecting (hoarding?) technical books since I got back into IT.  So when Eric Ligman  pings me an entire list of free eBooks available from Microsoft Press for download, I was thrilled… as you should be! Now here is my dirty little secret that will get … Continue reading Free Books from MS Press

A new Server Means New Books… where should you start?

With the recent launch of Windows Server 2012 comes a new slate of books.  Many IT pros will automatically reach for the updated version of the book they liked for the previous iteration of the OS, and there are many to choose from.  I doubt there are too many successful books on Windows Server 2008 … Continue reading A new Server Means New Books… where should you start?

Mastering Windows 7 Deployment–a Review

This week I was teaching the Deploying the Optimized Desktop class for the Microsoft Partner Network, and one of my students asked me if there was a good book on the Windows Automated Installation Kit.  While I am not aware of a book specific to that product, I told them about the book Mastering Windows … Continue reading Mastering Windows 7 Deployment–a Review

Zero Day: A Cyber Thriller by a Cyber Master!

If you don’t know that the Microsoft Springboard party is always THE party to attend at TechEd, then you just haven’t been paying attention.  This year Stephen Rose tipped me off that Mark Russinovich would be signing copies of his book for the first 50 people who came to our booth to pick up their … Continue reading Zero Day: A Cyber Thriller by a Cyber Master!