New formats for free Microsoft Press eBooks


New formats for free Microsoft Press eBooks

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From time to time Microsoft Press has been pleased to offer free downloadable eBooks available as either PDF or XPS files. We are now very happy to announce that five of these same eBooks can be downloaded in two additional formats, DRM-free EPUB and MOBI. These new formats enable you to read these eBooks on ereaders such as Amazon’s Kindle, Barnes and Noble’s Nook, Sony Reader and Kobo eReader, as well as on iOS devices such as the iPad. Of course these files can also be read with ereading apps for the various devices (and other reading applications like Adobe Digital Editions) on netbooks, laptops, and desktop PCs. The key difference between these formats and the previously-offered PDF and XPS files is that the text is “reflowable,” meaning that it recomposes depending on the width of the screen (or as you resize a Window). For reading on Kindles, Kindle apps, or the Mobipocket readers for various devices, use the MOBI files. For reading on most other ereaders and ereading apps, including Nook, Sony, and iPad, as well as on PCs, use the EPUB files.

Here are the links. Enjoy!

Charles Petzold’s Programming Windows Phone 7 is available here as EPUB and here as MOBI.

To get Moving to Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 by Patrice Pelland, Pascal Paré, and Ken Haines download here as EPUB and here as MOBI.

Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 by Ross Mistry and Stacia Misner is here as EPUB and here as MOBI.

Introducing Windows Server 2008 R2 by Charlie Russel and Craig Zacker with the Windows Server Team at Microsoft is here as EPUB and here as MOBI.

And finally, Katherine Murray’s Own Your Future, Update Your Skills with Resouces and Career Ideas from Microsoft is here as EPUB and here as MOBI.

 

  • This is great news! Thanks a lot.

  • Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 by Ross Mistry and Stacia Misner is here as EPUB file download is for win server 2008 and not SQL.

    FYI.

    b

  • Thanks for the catch Bryan. Sorry for the error. Link is fixed.

    --Carl

  • Thanks!

  • Thanks for your post on the ebook format.

  • Thanks-thanks. Now i can read them without hassle on my Kindle :)

  • Awesome!

  • +1

  • Thank you Microsoft.

  • Free ebooks in Kindle mobi format are Great news.

  • I hope free download is forever.

  • where is the link to download the pdf format

  • Varun, see this post: blogs.msdn.com/.../ebooks-list-of-our-free-books.aspx

  • Thanks

  • Ggreat news, Thanks

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