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Teach yourself windows server 2008 in 24 hours
A bold quote, and one I have to say I can’t claim it as mine. This comes from Sams Publishing , it relates to their new publication of the same name and I have to say, the book does do exactly what it says on the cover (the back cover that is) “In just 24 lessons of one hour or less, you will...
29 Jul 2008
Download your free e-book of Introducing Windows Server 2008 R2
Available today is the recently released Introducing Windows Server 2008 R2 e-book. Download your free copy today.
20 Oct 2009
Dive deep with Windows Server 2008 Unleashed from SAMS
In a previous entry I review the Windows Server 2008 Inside Out publication from MS Press. In my view the Microsoft publication is ideal for those coming to Windows Server 2008 new or with a general working knowledge of the "legacy" versions of Windows. The "Unleashed" series is a little more indepth...
21 Mar 2008
The Power Guide to PowerShell: Windows PowerShell Scripting Guide
If, like me, automation is a critical part of you job, then any scripting language that makes routine or mundane tasks easier and quicker is going to be worth looking at. So in PowerShell we have an environment that provides a powerful scripting language. So the first criteria was met and I've downloaded...
8 Mar 2008
Microsoft Press Books for Sale on Apple's iBookstore
EBooks are an increasingly popular format. My own E-Reader has a number of publications on it. I can carry way more information to various engagements than before I switched. Since the distribution partnership between Microsoft Press and O’Reilly, many MS Press publications have been converted into the...
12 Oct 2010
Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Resource Kit Reviewed
After what seemed an age of waiting the Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Resource Kit is here. Now, is it worth the wait? Actually it is. Until now the best publication on Hyper-V was SAMS Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Unleashed, but this guide now takes that position. It’s a typical resource kit, lots of technical...
24 Aug 2009
How Definitive A Guide to Windows Server 2008 does O’Reilly Deliver?
You choice of reference book for Windows Server 2008 is increasing rapidly. With this variety comes the difficult decision of which one to purchase. So let me tell you my views of O’Reilly’s Definitive Guide to Windows Server 2008. I have to say that when this book turned up I was slightly surprised...
4 Aug 2008
Get into the details of Microsoft Exchange 2010 with “Exchange Server 2010 Unleashed” by SAMS
For me, the Sams “Unleashed” series has a reputation for comprehensive in-depth coverage of a product, and often it’s one of the first published on that product, the new Exchange Server 2010 edition continues this tradition. Like the product, it is based heavily on the Exchange 2007 edition, owners of...
4 Mar 2010
YOUR WINDOWS SERVER 2008 ADMINISTRATORS COMPANION IS IN THE HOUSE
For me the Microsoft Press book I’ve been waiting a while to see was the full Administrators companion. I will admit to being a fan of this series, both the full Companion and it’s pocket sized sister. I think I might have the complete sets of both in my bookcases somewhere, most are good, some are a...
9 Jul 2008
Easy Access to Unified Access Gateway!
The “Deploying” series of books Microsoft Press have brought out are short to the point manuals. The three published all cover the Forefront Product range, Threat Management Gateway 2010 , Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server and this one Forefront Unified Access Gateway 2010 . Will there be...
28 Jan 2011
Windows Server 2008 Inside Out delivers the details
MS Press US Site: http://www.microsoft.com/mspress/books/11448.aspx MS Press UK Site: http://www.microsoft-press.co.uk/scripts/product.asp?ref=855937 At over 1400 pages there is certainly no shortage of information in the latest version of the Inside Out series. The back cover describes the...
21 Mar 2008
Getting to Grips with Group Policy
Group Policy is one of the most powerful features of Windows Server 2008 and to fully understand it requires a good resource. The good news is that since the first publications on Policy settings in Windows NT came out, the resources have gotten better. The latest addition to this family...
1 Apr 2008
Free Virtualization e-book offer from Microsoft Press
Written by industry expert Mitch Tulloch with the Microsoft Virtualization Teams, Understanding Microsoft Virtualization Solutions will teach you about the benefits of the latest virtualization technologies and how to plan, implement, and manage virtual infrastructure solutions. The technologies...
16 Jan 2009
My Path to eReadership. How and why I converted from the printed word to ebooks.
I’m a bookworm, I’ll admit that upfront now. I like the printed word.When I had my office in Redmond I had so many books on shelves it allegedly kept my room temperature a couple of degrees higher than those offices around me. So we are talking quite a few books. But recently I’ve changed. I’m moving...
12 Aug 2010
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