In SQL Server 2000 days, books online was in .chm format, and was very easy to save a copy on smart phones for reading. Now the new format is .mshi and .mshc, which can't be copied directly to an Android tablet for reading.

Is there a way to convert the book online into a format that can be read on Android system? Or is there a place that I can download some other format?

  • How to convert .chm files to a different format would seem to be independent of Android.
    – ale
    Dec 25 '13 at 15:38
  • OP is asking about converting files from the new help format (MSHI or MSHC) to CHM or another format that's easily read on Android. Maybe a better question for SuperUser if Android is the wrong site? Dec 25 '13 at 20:46
  • I guess this question can also be read as "How can I read these books on my Android device", converting it to another format was just the fist thing coming to Yousui's mind, and other solutions might be welcome as well (@Yousui: please clarify!). If so, it's on-topic here. If not, it really is a better fit on another site.
    – Izzy
    Dec 26 '13 at 14:21
  • Yes Izzy. Other solutions are welcome as well. Thank you guys! Dec 26 '13 at 18:38
  • Now that the question isn't on DBA.se anymore, it might be worth clarifying for anyone not familiar with SQL Server that 'Books Online' is the name for Microsoft's SQL Server documentation. Dec 28 '13 at 7:07

Microsoft has an eBook gallery available at http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/11608.e-book-gallery-for-microsoft-technologies.aspx

There's several slices from SQL Server Books Online there.

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