UPDATE – there is a new version of this free ebook that is based on the RTM version of the software. Please find the new announcement here with links to the new edition.
I’m excited to announce the most recent free ebook offered by Microsoft Press. Introducing Windows Server 2012, by Mitch Tulloch, is now ready for free download! Please see the links below to download one or all of the available formats.
Introducing Windows Server 2012 PDF ebook
Introducing Windows Server 2012 EPUB ebook
Introducing Windows Server 2012 MOBI ebook
If you prefer a hard copy of the book, you can order it here for $14.99.
Introducing Windows Server 2012 is 256 pages and includes 5 chapters loaded with insider information from the Windows Server Team.
Chapter 1 The business need for Windows Server 2012 The rationale behind cloud computing Making the transition Technical requirements for successful cloud computing Four ways Windows Server 2012 delivers value for cloud computing Foundation for building your private cloud
Chapter 2 Foundation for building your private cloud A complete virtualization platform Increase scalability and performance Business continuity for virtualized workloads
Chapter 3 Highly available, easy-to-manage multi-server platform Continuous availability Cost efficiency Management efficiency Chapter 4 Deploy web applications on premises and in the cloud Scalable and elastic web platform Support for open standards Chapter 5 Enabling the modern workstyle Access virtually anywhere, from any device Full Windows experience Enhanced security and compliance
To read more about the latest news on Windows Server 2012 and to download the release candidate, go here.
The .mobi and .epub links do not work for me, perhaps those documents are not available yet. The .pdf link worked fine. Thank you for the book.
Same as Mathias - the only link that worked here is the .pdf
EPUB not working for me either, only PDF
Yep, I can only download the PDF, not the other two files.
EPUB and MOBI link changed to "Coming soon" for me. PDF works great.
Thank You - Mitch Tulloch :)
MOBI, PDF and EPUB worked fine for me
Just downloaded .epub and working OK
Thanks, downloaded .mobi for my kindle.
Downloaded EPUB, worked fine for me. Thanks a bunch.
just downloaded .pdf and .mobi. worked fine
Should keep me quiet for a weekend or two!
There are some nice, cool features in Server 2012. If you are reading this, get used to the Metro interface, it is not as bad as it looks!!! You can configure it really easily and set up all sorts of neat shortcuts. Plus you can search by typing directly onto the desktop instead of having to find the search entry box.
You will also be surprised that the interface is designed for a 16x9 screen - the idea is that you won't be doing your work down by the stack any more. You will be doing it in a bright office, or anywhere you can login!!
Thank you Mitch Tulloch for the free book :)
Great offering and looking forward to reading it in depth.
Thanks for the free Ebook!