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

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):

  

image Introducing Windows 8.1 for IT Professionals PDF EPUB MOBI

image Windows 7 Keyboard Shortcuts PDF

image Word Online Keyboard Shortcuts PDF

image Windows PowerShell 4.0 Examples PDF

image Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts PDF

image How To Recover That Un-Saved Office Document PDF

image Discover SharePoint PDF

image Windows PowerShell 4.0 Language Quick Reference PDF

image Excel 2013 Keyboard Shortcuts PDF

image Windows PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment 4.0 PDF

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

image Work Smart: Windows 8 Shortcut Keys DOCX

image Word 2013 Keyboard Shortcuts PDF

image Getting To Know Office 365 PDF

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Secrets of PowerShell Remoting DOCX Save As PDF Avail

image Microsoft System Center: Troubleshooting Configuration Manager PDF EPUB MOBI

W7PUG Cover-free Windows 7 Power Users Guide

PDF

image Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration Overview PDF

image Windows 8.1 Deployment Planning - A Guide for Education PDF

image Windows 8.1 Deployment to PCs - A Guide for Education PDF

image Windows PowerShell Web Access Quick Reference PDF

image Explore SharePoint 2013 DOC PDF EPUB MOBI

image Windows 8.1 Update Power User Guide for Business PDF

image Deployment guide for SharePoint 2013 DOC PDF EPUB MOBI

image Deployment Guide for Office 2013 DOC PDF EPUB

image OneNote 2013 Keyboard Shortcuts PDF

image The Wiki Ninjas Guide to SharePoint 2013 PDF

image Windows 8.1 Update Quick Guide for Business PDF

image Explore Windows 8.1 Update DOCX

image Microsoft Excel 2013 Quick Start Guide

image Windows 8.1 Product Guide PDF

image Windows 8 End User Training Brochure PDF

Introducing Windows Server 2012 – RTM Edition! PDF EPUB MOBI

image SharePoint Adoption Guide PDF

image The Big Book of PowerShell Gotchas DOCX Save As PDF Avail

image Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2014 PDF EPUB MOBI

image Introducing Windows Server 2012 R2 PDF EPUB MOBI

imageWindows PowerShell Networking Guide DOCX Save As PDF Avail

image Outlook 2013 Keyboard Shortcuts PDF

image Windows To Go - A Guide for Education PDF

image Windows Store Apps - A Deployment Guide for Education PDF

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The Community Book of PowerShell Practices DOCX Save As PDF Avail

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

image Access 2013 Keyboard Shortcuts PDF

image Office 2010 User Resources ZIP

image 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

image Install Microsoft Exchange server 2013 step by step with DAG PDF

imageMaking Historical and Trend Reports in PowerShell DOCX Save As PDF Avail

image Windows 8 Product Guide for Business PDF

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

image Start working in CRM PDF

image The Wiki Ninjas Guide to SharePoint 2013 – Part II PDF

image Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 PDF EPUB MOBI

image Microsoft Word 2013 Quick Start Guide

image .NET Technology Guide for Business Applications PDF

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

image Visio 2013 Keyboard Shortcuts PDF

imageIntroducing Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 PDF EPUB MOBI

image 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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