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Hooray! :) After months of work, my new book is finally available on Amazon. This book, which I wrote together with Santos Martinez and Brett Bennett is about the new version of Configuration Manager 2012 R2 and will cover all of the new features.

Invaluable coverage on all aspects of System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

Completely updated for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager, this comprehensive book provides intermediate and advanced coverage of all aspects of the product, including planning and installation, migrating from previous versions of Configuration Manager, deploying software and operating systems, security, monitoring and troubleshooting, and automating and customizing.

  • Provides numerous real-world scenarios to show you how to use the tool in various contexts
  • Explores planning and installation and migrating from SCCM 2007
  • Walks you through deploying software and operating systems, security, monitoring, and troubleshooting
  • Demonstrates automating and customizing Configuration Manager 2012 R2 with scripts

This essential book provides you with all the information you need to get savvy with System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager.

You can find the table of Contents here.

Order the book here at Amazon and learn all about System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager! On Amazon you are also able to find a preview of the book!

Front cover MCM 2012 R2

Sybex-LogoMonths and months of writing and hard work, even during my holidays, is almost paying off! The editing process of my second book, Mastering System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager
is almost finished and so almost ready to hit the presses! I am so excited, this book which I wrote together with Microsoft Premier Field Engineers Santos Martinez and Brett Bennett, is covering all the new cool features of System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager, including;

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Sybex-LogoWe are still very busy revising the book and adding the SP1 and R2 content to it, but on Amazon you are already able to pre-order the new Mastering System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager book. With the releases of Service Pack 1 and the upcoming release 2 Sybex decided that it is time to update the book with all the features that are added to Configuration Manager 2012.

We will be adding all the new features of Configuration Manager 2012 SP1/R2 like, support for Mac OS X, support for mobile devices via Windows Intune, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Powershell and lots more. :)

The scheduled release is set for March 17, 2014. The paperback will be around 816 pages.

Pre-order the book here!

If you do not want to or cannot wait, Mastering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager can still be ordered at Amazon, find more information here. Keep you up to date about the progress of the new book!

Yeah! Another System Center 2012 book has been released this week and available for the community. The book Mastering System Center 2012 Operations Manager from Sybex is now available on Amazon. The book is released in the same series as of our Mastering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager book..

The book, writen by great team of authors like Paul Keely (MVP), Bob Cornelissen (MVP), Ivan Hadzhiyski, Kevin Greene (MVP), Sam Allen, Arie de Haan (former MVP) and Telmo Sampaio, will give you an introduction of many exciting new and enhanced feature sets that allow for large-scale management of mission-critical servers.

 

I just dedicated a page on my blog on my favourite Deployment and System Center related books. My top 10 based on what I have read and going to read in the next couple of months.

My top 5 is as follows:

  1. Mastering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
  2. System Center 2012 Configuration Manager: Mastering the Fundamentals
  3. System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Unleashed
  4. Mastering System Center 2012 Operations Manager
  5. Deployment Fundamentals, Vol. 3: Deploying Windows 7 Using System Center Configuration Manager 2007

 

The complete top 10 can be found here. If you have tips for other books to read, please drop  a line :)

Like I Twittered this morning, our book Mastering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager is being shipped to Amazon and is available for delivery. (even though the release date is set to May 8th) Mastering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager will help you design, plan and implement  Configuration Manager 2012 for your needs.

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As from today Mastering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager is on presale on Bol.com, the biggest online (book) webshop of the Netherlands. You are able to preorder the book, which will be available at Bol.com as from May the 22nd of this year.

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The release of our book Mastering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager comes closer and closer. Just after the Microsoft Management Summit 2012 in Las Vegas, early May, the book will be available on Amazon and in the shops.

Today I found out that the table of contents and the index of the book is also available for download. After the sneakpreview of Chapter 3 and Chapter 7 you are able to see the rest of the contents before you (pre) order the book ;) Also check out the great sessions presented by some of the authors.

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After a nice holiday of two weeks it is time to get into Configuration Manager 2012 again! In three weeks from now the Microsoft Management Summit 2012 in Las Vegas will be in full swing and hopefully some nice new System Center 2012 will reach RTM or even General Availability.. You never know! ;) But almost straight after the Microsoft Management Summit 2012 is ended, the book Mastering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager will be released. Sybex has released two sample chapters of the upcoming book that is currently in the process of being printed.

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Got some nice news today, mark your calendar! ;) The book, Mastering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, we are working on for almost a year now is going to be available for the public online on April 23th! Around May 28th the book will be available in the stores. The dates are getting closer and closer. How cool is that?

Until then the book is still on presale at Amazon, and can be ordered here!

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I am happy to announce that the book (Mastering System Center Configuration Manager 2012) we are working on is currently on presale at Amazon.com. The book will be released in March 2012, just around the time that Mastering System Center Configuration Manager 2012 will be released. (hopefully ;) ) Read more about the book here!