Microsoft e-Books on 'Windows 7, SQL Server, WP7, VS 2010' Now Free for Kindle, iPad and Other Mobile Devices

Microsoft has been offering a collection of free e-books to customers interested in getting insight into a range of its technologies for over half a year now, and the company is upping the ante, by providing new flavors of the resources tailored to mobile devices."Until now, the 9 free ebooks were only available in PDF […]

Microsoft has been offering a collection of free e-books to customers interested in getting insight into a range of its technologies for over half a year now, and the company is upping the ante, by providing new flavors of the resources tailored to mobile devices.

"Until now, the 9 free ebooks were only available in PDF format. Now, Microsoft's Press team has made them available in two additional formats, DRM-free EPUB and MOBI," informs Microsoft's Ray Fleming.

"This means you can read them more easily on a wide range of ereaders, notably Kindles and iPads - as well as the Nook, Sony Reader and Kobo eReader. Of course these files can also be read with ereading apps for the various devices on netbooks, laptops, and desktop PCs," he added.

"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)."

Here are the links to the free ebooks for Kindle and other readers

You can download the e-Books using the individual links paster under or, use this budle link that takes you to the download page for all the e-books mentioned under.

Tip: Choose MOBI format for Kindles, and ePUB for most others

  • 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 Par