In the past, I’ve highlighted some of the great free technical ebooks that are available from Microsoft Press, such as:
To provide a comprehensive list of free Microsoft Press ebooks that are available for IT Pros and Developers, the Microsoft Virtual Academy team has recently launched a new ebooks page to highlight them all!
You can find the full list of free ebooks with download links at:
In addition to free ebooks, this page also highlights some of the new ebooks that are available for purchase, such as Windows PowerShell Best Practices by Ed Wilson from our Hey, Scripting Guy! blog. This book provides a great round-up of best practices that you can borrow when building your own PowerShell scripts and tools.
As you’re reading Ed’s latest book, pay particular attention to page 76.
Once you’ve gotten started on a particular product or technology with one of these ebooks, take the next step and begin preparing for an official Microsoft certification. We’ve got some great resources to help you prepare:
Hope you enjoy!
Be sure to check out these additional resources:
Keith Mayer is a Senior Technical Architect at Microsoft, focused on helping ISV partners leverage the Azure cloud platform. Keith has over 20 years of experience as a technical leader of complex IT projects, in diverse roles, such as Network Engineer, IT Manager, Technical Instructor and Consultant. He has consulted and trained thousands of customers and partners worldwide on design of enterprise technology solutions.
Keith is currently certified on several Microsoft technologies, including Azure, Private Cloud, System Center, Hyper-V, Windows, Windows Server, SharePoint, SQL Server and Exchange. He also holds other industry certifications from VMware, IBM, Cisco, Citrix, HP, CheckPoint, CompTIA and Interwoven.
You can contact Keith online at http://aka.ms/AskKeith.