150+ Free Ebooks from Microsoft

If you want to glean some insights into what’s hot right now and on top of people’s minds, it’s Office 365, Office 2013, Windows 8 (and app development for it), and SharePoint 2013. When you compare that list to the rest in the top 50, you see lots of interest in these topics, plus Windows Server, SQL Server, Microsoft Virtualization and Windows Phone, just to name a few. So, are you up to speed on these hot topics? If not, why not grab some FREE eBooks and get going?

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Free Ebook: Programming Windows 8 Apps using HTML, CSS and JavaScript

Programming Windows 8 Apps with HTML, CSS and JavaScript

This book is about writing Metro style apps for Windows 8 using HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript. The primary focus will be on applying these web technologies within the Windows 8 platform, where there are unique considerations, and not on exploring the details of those web technologies themselves. Some of the more salient areas like the CSS grid, which is central to app layout are covered in this.

Here is the direct link to e-book in PDF Format: http://go.microsoft.com/FWLink/?Linkid=270056 (17.9 MB)

EPUB format is here: http://go.microsoft.com/FWLink/?Linkid=272592 (37.3 MB)
MOBI format is here: http://go.microsoft.com/FWLink/?Linkid=272591 (69.5 MB)
The ebook’s companion content is here: http://go.microsoft.com/FWLink/?Linkid=270057 (59.9 MB) (Note: An updated version of the companion content was made available on November 8, 2012, to fix a line of code.)

Download Free E-Book on Visual Studio 11 and ASP.NET 4.5 Features

Each Visual Studio release is like Christmas for developers around the globe and Visual Studio 2012 is no exception! It’s packed full of awesome features and the new capabilities in ASP.NET 4.5 it brings allow developers to get their job done with even less code!

Telerik has released an e-book which is a compilation of new features in ASP.NET 4.5 and VS 11 (Visual Studio 2012). It will quickly walk you through the highlights and show you how to use the new features to make your life as a developer easier. Sharing it here hoping that it will benefit you.

Following are the key points that are covered in this e-book –

    • Intellisense help you discover JS and CSS features
    • WAI Aria makes the web usable by all
    • HTML5 and CSS3 are available out of the box
    • WebAPI exposes data via HTTP service
    • Strongly Typed Data Binding ensures runtime confidence
    • Request Validation prevents yellow screens of death
    • Page Inspector puts an end to layout headaches

Here is the link for PDF (Direct Download) – http://www.telerik.com/libraries/landing-pages/time-saving-features-in-vs11-and-asp_net-4_5-ebook.sflb?download=true

Source: Free E-book: Time-Saving VS11 andASP.NET 4.5 Features You Shouldn’t Miss
Happy Coding!

Download free e-book – Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2012

Microsoft has released a free e-book on SQL Server 2012. This e-book is for both IT Professionals and Developers and provides overview of what is SQL Server 2012. It covers topics like – different editions of SQL Server 2012, engine enhancements, disaster-recovery enhancements,performance and scalability, security enhancements, programmability  and beyond-relational enhancements, various services in business intelligence development point-of-view etc.
You can download the PDF version free e-book from here.
For more details, refer the blog post in Microsoft Press Blog