Get Free Ebooks During The Annual Free Microsoft Book Giveaway Extravaganza


Microsoft is giving away a bunch of free eBooks, reference guides, Step-By-Step Guides, and other informational resources. There are some recent titles in this giveaway, so you might want to have a look.

Titles are wide ranging, including Windows 10, Office 365, Office 2016, Power BI, Azure, Windows 8.1, Office 2013, SharePoint 2016, SharePoint 2013, Dynamics CRM, PowerShell, Exchange Server, System Center, Cloud, SQL Server and more. Ebooks are available in EPUB, MOBI, and PDF formats.
Many titles are geared toward IT Pros or experienced users but there are titles for every day users, such as Upgrading to Windows 10: A simple hands-on guide for everyone, Windows 10 Shortcut Keys, Set up and Use Office 365 on your Android, iPhone, iPad or Windows phone, Office 2106 Quick Start Guides for PC and Mac, and more.
You can download titles individually, or if you're so inclined, they can all be downloaded at once. The books are being offered by Eric Ligman, Microsoft Director of Sales Excellence.

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Hi Rob,

I know several people who like to use Windows built-in Remote Desktop, here are a few sites you might find useful:

Article here on Gizmo's:
Favourite Windows Remote Desktop Manager Gets A Refresh | Gizmo's Freeware</a>
Best Free Remote Access Software | Gizmo's Freeware You might want to try Mikogo.

Microsoft Remote Desktop Clients:
Microsoft Remote Desktop Clients
This is a list of Windows Remote Desktop Clients for Android, iOS, Mac and Windows (7, 8, 8.1, and 10)

This tutorial should get you started:
How to use Remote Desktop Connection to connect to a Windows device (Windows 7, 8.1 and 10)

One of my favorite sites, alternativeTo, lists some good remote desktop programs here:

Hi rhiannon,
Thanks for the links, I will check them out.
I did a quick perusal of your 'Remote Desktop Connection' link.
He provides related articles, and one of them informed me that there is also 'Windows Remote Assistance'
He goes on to explain (to me) the difference between the two.
Probably most of the people I help, would prefer to see what I am doing, on their screen (which 'Remote Desktop Connection' does not). So I reckon my friends would opt for 'Windows Remote Assistance' .
I did not know that was possible (with W7, etc), which was why I mentioned "Quick Assist" on Page 111 in my first post about that W10 PDF.
It would appear that W10 "Quick Assist", and 'Windows Remote Assistance' are the same (or similar), so I will definitely be looking into those.

Thanks again for taking the time to provide those links,

You're more than welcome Rob, I'm glad you found them useful.


I came across one of these yesterday. Some web page was 'offering' this title -
I downloaded it and gave it a quick scan.
I help family, neighbors friends with their PCs (no charge), and have to be careful not to use up the free quota that Teamviewer provides.
I had been hoping that some kind site would offer instructions on perhaps using Windows built in mstsc Remote Desktop (hint, hint)
When perusing the PDF mentioned above, I came across "Quick Assist" on Page 111
That may be something I could use when helping friends who have W10

For those who do not have W10, I would appreciate from anyone, a 'heads up' on how to set up 'Remote Desktop'

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