Hi again, here are two free books as present from Microsoft for the 25th anniversary of Microsoft Press.
Windows Small Business Server 2008 Administrator’s Companion (24MB) by Charlie Russel and Sharon Crawford (27 chapters, 3 appendices, 712 pages)
Your comprehensive, one-volume guide to planning, setup, and administration. Get the critical information you need to build and run a Windows Small Business Server 2008–based network. This essential, single-volume reference details system capabilities and components—including Premium Edition features. Gain the real-world insights, workarounds, and troubleshooting tactics you need for on-the-job results.
Microsoft Visual Basic 2008 Express Edition: Build a Program Now! (7.7MB) by Patrice Pelland (9 chapters, Glossary, 254 pages)
Make building new programming skills fun and fast with a quick-start, project-based approach!In this lively, eye-opening, hands-on book, all you need is a computer and the desire to learn how to program with Visual Basic 2008 Express Edition. Featuring a full edition of the software, this fun and highly visual guide walks you through a complete programming project—a desktop weather-reporting application—from start to finish. You’ll get an introduction to the Microsoft Visual Studio® development environment and learn how to put the lightweight, easy-to-use tools in Visual Basic Express Edition to work right away—creating, compiling, testing, and delivering your first ready-to-use program. You’ll get expert tips, coaching, and visual examples at each step of the way, along with pointers to additional learning resources.