85 Free Microsoft eBooks To Download

Eric Ligman (Director of Partner Experience For Microsoft) has published an up to date listing of free Microsoft eBooks.

UPDATED APRIL 2015 – added link to an extra 130 free eBooks.

The areas covered include Windows 8.1 and 8, Windows 7, Office 365/2013/2010, Shortcut Keys, Security on the Internet as well as more business/programmer oriented subjects e.g. Sharepoint, SQL Server etc.

The format of the eBooks varies – they are generally available in PDF format but some have alternative format options if you prefer e.g. MOBI, EPUB, DOC or XPS. All the eBooks are available for free download now from Eric’s blog.

APRIL 2015 – 130 more ebooks including the following which may be of general interest:

  • Introducing Windows 8.1
  • Introducing Windows 8
  • Windows 8 shortcut keys
  • MS Office quick start guides

Downloads available here.

The next set of 65 includes the following which may be of general interest:

  • Windows 7 Power Users Guide
  • What You Can Do Before Calling Tech Support (Windows 7)
  • Microsoft Office 2010 First Look
  • Security and Privacy for Office 2010 Users
  • Windows Live Movie Maker in the Classroom
  • Free Tools in the Classroom
  • Programming Windows Phone 7

Downloads available here. The final set of 20 includes the following which may be of general interest:

  • Own Your Space – Digital Book For Teens (privacy/security on the internet)
  • Office 365 Guides for professionals and small businesses

Downloads available here.


These collections offer some very useful free eBooks for the general user and a host of more technical eBooks aimed at businesses, schools and developers.