During the event we have had the chance to network and meet up with some great people. One of them was Jack Madden (@jackmadden) who is an expert in the field of Enterprise Mobility Management. We brought home a few copies of his new book on Enterprise Mobility Management. Jack was kind enough to sign the books for us – which adds some extra uniqueness to them.
We will be raffling these books during the next session Kenny and I are presenting, which will be at ITPROCeed in Antwerp this Thursday. If you have registered for the event then make sure to attend our session to have a chance on taking home a signed copy of the book.
See you at ITPROCeed!
This book, written by Dutch MVP Peter Daalmans and two Microsoft Premier Field Engineers Santos Martinez and Brett Bennett, is definitely one to add to your bookshelf as a Configuration Manager administrator.
Just today Peter has announced on his blog that the book is almost ready to hit the presses and is expected to be released sometime in March. This is the description published on Amazon:
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.
Click here for more info and pre-ordering.
In October I already mentioned the Configuration Manager Field Experience eBook which was made available by Microsoft. In November a second eBook in this series was released: troubleshooting Configuration Manager.
This book is covering the following topics:
- Troubleshooting common Configuration Manager tasks such as software distribution, software updates, and deployment.
- Understanding how the various components of Configuration Manager on both the server and client side work together when such tasks are performed.
- Dealing with the enormous number of log files that are generated on both the server and client side of Configuration Manager.
Download your free copy here.
The book is divided into three main topics.
Part 1: WMI for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager administrators is designed to familiarize you with basic WMI concepts and tools, show you how to use WMI classes to create Configuration Manager queries, and help you understand the underlying database design of Configuration Manager so you can create custom reports for querying the information you need.
Part 2: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager reporting is designed to familiarize you with SSRS and show you how to integrate SSRS with Configuration Manager 2012 and to customize and create new reports using SSRS.
Part 3: Configuration Manager deployment tips provides tips that cover a wide variety of different scenarios to help you ensure the success of your deployments.
The ebook is free and available for download here: Microsoft System Center- Configuration Manager Field Experience