Download Over 240 Microsoft eBooks Free (Yes, Legally)

Eric Ligman, Microsoft Director of Sales Excellence Blog
10th July, 2016

Eric Ligman, Microsoft Director of Sales Excellence is giving away a whole bunch of free eBooks for IT profesisonals (and power users) working with Microsoft Technologies. These Microsoft eBooks cover a wide variety of Microsoft technologies, 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!

There are no restrictions on downloads, so you can download as many of these eBooks as you want, even all (but don’t be greedy). Just know that while you’re free to download all the books, you won’t find a single zip file containing all the books — so you’ll need to download each book individually.

Download 240 Microsoft eBooks Free Legally


TU Delft’s One Million MOOCs Enrollments

I recently received an email from TU Delft (Delft University of Technology, Netherlands) celebrating 1 million enrollments in their MOOCs program — an effort to open education and allow learners from all around the world to gain access to TU Delft professors’ knowledge and expertise.

TU Delft - One Million MOOCs Enrollments

One million enrollments is impressive, even by MOOCs standards. Equally impressive, at least to me, is the diversity of learners enrolling in the various courses offered, with learners from 229 countries and ages 8-94. Here’s an infographic with a lot more data.

The keyword here is enrollment. One data point I wish to know, but which was curiously absent from the slew of data presented in their infographic, is course completion rate. That is, out of the 1 million course enrollments, how many followed through to the end of the course… submitting all assignments and writing all exams (wither they attained the minimum pass mark or not)?

Curious George yearns to know.