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Microsoft Press has made its latest book, Introducing Windows Server 2012 by Mitch Tulloch and the Windows Server Team, available for free in e-book formats. Get it while it’s hot. (Or at least free.)

You can find the PDF, ePub, and Mobi versions of Introducing Windows Server 2012 on the Microsoft Press Blog. The cover notes that the book is “based on Beta,” but this isn’t as out of date as it seems: Unlike with Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 was feature complete at beta and hasn’t changed at all, functionally, since then.

The following content is available in the book, which weighs in at 256 pages in length:

Chapter 1 The business need for Windows Server 2012
The rationale behind cloud computing Making the transition
Technical requirements for successful cloud computing
Four ways Windows Server 2012 delivers value for cloud computing Foundation for building your private cloud

Chapter 2 Foundation for building your private cloud
A complete virtualization platform
Increase scalability and performance Business continuity for virtualized workloads

Chapter 3 Highly available, easy-to-manage multi-server platform
Continuous availability
Cost efficiency
Management efficiency

Chapter 4 Deploy web applications on premises and in the cloud
Scalable and elastic web platform
Support for open standards

Chapter 5 Enabling the modern workstyle
Access virtually anywhere, from any device
Full Windows experience
Enhanced security and compliance

Thanks to Leon Z. for the tip!