Just before the Christmas break, it was a nice surprise to see the postman had delivered a package that essentially represented the best part of 12 months of hard work for me - mostly working into the early hours of the morning after the day job finished.
This delivery was none other than the 'dead tree' format of my new book...
Late last year and not too long after our 'Mastering System Center 2012 - Operations Manager' book hit
the shelves, I was given the opportunity to head up an excellent team of authors
to work on a book that would cover the original release of Windows Server 2012.
The book was essentially an update to the excellent 'Mastering Windows Server 2008
R2' book that was led by well known author and speaker Mark Minasi with co-authors like
Aidan Finn working their
magic throughout. (No pressure on us then!)
This updated Windows Server
2012 book was due to hit the shelves by March/April but when
Microsoft announced the upcoming Windows Server 2012 R2 release (codenamed
Windows Blue), we just knew we had to re-do our work on the book to keep it
consistent and current. What we didn't realise is the sheer volume of extra work
that the new R2 release had landed us with and suckers like me who had 8
chapters to work on pretty much had to do a re-write of everything - not to
mention labs being rebuilt/upgraded too!
Reading through the full book now though, I can see that all the effort was worth it and I want to say a big thanks to all involved in bringing this to market. There's a great team of authors and editors behind it and if you want to ramp up on your Windows Server 2012 R2 knowledge, then this is a great place to start.
Depending on your country and preference, you can get your hands on a paperback copy of it from the links below:
Hope you enjoy it!