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Over 1 Million FREE Microsoft eBooks Given Away in 2 days! (and soon to be 2 MILLION!)

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Over 1 Million FREE Microsoft eBooks Given Away in 2 days! (and soon to be 2 MILLION!)

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When I put my first free eBook post on my blog a couple years ago, people thought I was crazy for wanting to give away one million total books. Sure enough, we did it. Then last year I issued the statement I wanted to give away one million more in ONE WEEK. People thought I had completely lost it then, but you showed them and we achieved our goal. Well, when I put up my “Largest Collection of FREE Microsoft eBooks Ever!” post here on my blog on Monday morning, I once again said “wouldn’t it be fun if we could surpass the 1,000,000 download mark within just one week again?” and sure enough, people questioned my ambition.

I am absolutely THRILLED to see the overwhelming response you have had to the FREE eBook giveaway again this year and I am happy to announce that not only did you hit the ONE MILLION free eBooks downloaded in a week, but you did it in just TWO DAYS! That’s right, you surpassed the ONE MILLION mark within 48 hours of my post first going live! (and what’s even more amazing is that looking at the current download trends, we’ll surpass TWO MILLION free eBooks given away so far this week during the day today!) So not only will you have achieved the original goal of ONE MILLION given away in a week, you’ll have doubled it to TWO MILLION, and there are still several days left in the week since the post first went live on Monday morning. So thank you to all of you for taking advantage of this offer and getting your free Microsoft eBooks! I hope you all find them of value and they are able to help you achieve your learning goals around these topics.

Now one question I get quite a bit is, “What are the most popular eBooks being downloaded?” For fun, I thought I’d pull the stats last night and see where we were. As of last night, these are the top 60 eBooks downloaded so far (in order of downloads). Now to be fair, this was as of last night, and there have been hundreds of thousands downloaded since then and the differences between #40 and #90 are really tight, so the rankings could easily have changed a little since then, but I think you get the idea. It’s also why you should be sure to check out all of the other eBooks available as well.

If you experience any difficulty downloading any of the books (like the PowerShell books as an example), check out my FAQ post about the books for some tips to try. I have confirmed that the links are correct and they are working for me currently).

If you want to see the full list of almost 300 FREE Microsoft eBooks, click here for my original post; otherwise, I give you the Top 60 eBooks being downloaded so far (as of last night):

  

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Introducing Windows 8.1 for IT Professionals
PDF
EPUB
MOBI

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Windows 7 Keyboard Shortcuts
PDF

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Word Online Keyboard Shortcuts
PDF

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Windows PowerShell 4.0 Examples
PDF

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Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts
PDF

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How To Recover That Un-Saved Office Document
PDF

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Discover SharePoint
PDF

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Windows PowerShell 4.0 Language Quick Reference
PDF

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Excel 2013 Keyboard Shortcuts
PDF

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Windows PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment 4.0
PDF

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Introducing Windows 8: An Overview for IT Professionals
PDF
EPUB
MOBI

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Work Smart: Windows 8 Shortcut Keys
DOCX

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Word 2013 Keyboard Shortcuts
PDF

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Getting To Know Office 365
PDF

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Secrets of PowerShell Remoting
DOCX
Save As PDF Avail

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Microsoft System Center: Troubleshooting Configuration Manager
PDF
EPUB
MOBI

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Windows 7 Power Users Guide

PDF

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Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration Overview
PDF

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Windows 8.1 Deployment Planning - A Guide for Education
PDF

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Windows 8.1 Deployment to PCs - A Guide for Education
PDF

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Windows PowerShell Web Access Quick Reference
PDF

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Explore SharePoint 2013
DOC
PDF
EPUB
MOBI

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Windows 8.1 Update Power User Guide for Business
PDF

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Deployment guide for SharePoint 2013
DOC
PDF
EPUB
MOBI

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Deployment Guide for Office 2013
DOC
PDF
EPUB

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OneNote 2013 Keyboard Shortcuts
PDF

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The Wiki Ninjas Guide to SharePoint 2013
PDF

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Windows 8.1 Update Quick Guide for Business
PDF

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Explore Windows 8.1 Update
DOCX

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Microsoft Excel 2013 Quick Start Guide

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Windows 8.1 Product Guide
PDF

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Windows 8 End User Training Brochure
PDF


Introducing Windows Server 2012 – RTM Edition!
PDF
EPUB
MOBI

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SharePoint Adoption Guide
PDF

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The Big Book of PowerShell Gotchas
DOCX
Save As PDF Avail

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Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2014
PDF
EPUB
MOBI

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Introducing Windows Server 2012 R2
PDF
EPUB
MOBI

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DOCX
Save As PDF Avail

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Outlook 2013 Keyboard Shortcuts
PDF

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Windows To Go - A Guide for Education
PDF

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Windows Store Apps - A Deployment Guide for Education
PDF

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The Community Book of PowerShell Practices
DOCX
Save As PDF Avail

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Programming Windows 8 Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
EPUB
MOBI
PDF

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Access 2013 Keyboard Shortcuts
PDF

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Office 2010 User Resources
ZIP

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Creating HTML Reports in PowerShell
DOCX
Save As PDF Avail

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The Big Book of PowerShell Error Handling
DOCX
Save As PDF Avail

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Install Microsoft Exchange server 2013 step by step with DAG
PDF

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DOCX
Save As PDF Avail

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Windows 8 Product Guide for Business
PDF

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Programming Windows Store Apps with HTML, CSS and JavaScript
PDF
EPUB
MOBI
Companion Files

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Start working in CRM
PDF

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The Wiki Ninjas Guide to SharePoint 2013 – Part II
PDF

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Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2012
PDF
EPUB
MOBI

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Microsoft Word 2013 Quick Start Guide

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.NET Technology Guide for Business Applications
PDF

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Programming Windows Store Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, Second Edition (Second Preview)
PDF
Companion Files

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Visio 2013 Keyboard Shortcuts
PDF

imageIntroducing Microsoft System Center 2012 R2
PDF
EPUB
MOBI

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TCP/IP Fundamentals for Microsoft Windows
PDF

Once again, THANK YOU for the incredible response and the wonderful comments you have been sending in about the books. Please enjoy the full collection here: “Largest Collection of FREE Microsoft eBooks Ever!” and be sure to share this with your peers, friends, and anyone else you think could benefit from these resources.

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