Congratulations is in order!  Matt Hester, Chris Henley, and Harold Wong from the Microsoft TechNet team have put a lot of blood, sweat, and time into the creation of one of the best IT Pro books on the market.   While I haven’t had the privilege to read all of it just yet, I’m looking forward to picking it up and getting it signed by my friends.  

WindowsServer2008R2Book

 

Here’s what the editor at Amazon posted about the book.

Product Description

All your Windows Server 2008 R2 questions answered—on the spot!

Get up to speed on the new features of Windows Server 2008 R2 with this indispensable guide. Designed for busy IT professionals, it's the perfect go-to resource for quick answers and real-world solutions as you administer the new server OS. You'll find easy-to-read lists, quick-reference tables, helpful thumb tabs, and much more in a handy, compact format that puts the information you need at your fingertips.

Topics include:

  • Getting started and adding roles and functionality

  • Automating tasks

  • Managing users, groups, directories, and the centralized desktop

  • Handling folder security, disk management, storage, backup, and recovery

  • Monitoring and maintaining web servers

  • Troubleshooting IP and managing remote access

  • Doing performance tuning and maintaining virtual servers

About the Author

Matthew Hester, IT Professional Evangelist for Microsoft, has more than a decade of experience with Microsoft core infrastructures products such as Windows, Active Directory, Exchange, and others. He is a contributor to TechNet Magazine. Chris Henley, IT Professional Evangelist for Microsoft, has worked in IT for more than 15 years. Chris specializes in client and server technologies.

If you are looking to pick it up, here are a couple of online resellers that should have it in stock today.

  • Amazon: Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Administration Instant Reference
  • Barnes and Noble: Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Administration Instant Reference
  • Borders.com: Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Administration Instant Reference