My top 10 of recommedation of Deployment and System Center 2012 books. Some of them I have read myself and some of them are on my wishlist. Not all of them are released yet but will be released in the next couple of months.
|1. Mastering System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager
|My number 1 book, because I am one of the authors of this book :), together with Kent Agerlund I wore this book about the Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite, called Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite: Planning and Implementation.
This book is all about starting and finishing a successful Standalone or Hybrid Enterprise Mobility Suite Proof Of Concept.
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|2. Mastering System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager
|My number 2 book, because I am one of the co-authors of this book :), wrote 6 chapters for it. Of course I am recommending this book because I am one of the co-authors of this nice book. Together with Santos Martinez and Brett Bennet we wrote this book that is a good start when you want to build your own System Center 2012 Configuration Manager environment. It will give you loads of hands-on experience and background information.
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|3. Mastering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
|My number 1, 2 or 3 book ;), because I am one of the co-authors of this book :), wrote 4 chapters for it. Of course I am recommending this book because I am one of the co-authors of this nice book. Together with Kent Agerlund, Steve Rachui and Santos Martinez we wrote this book that is a good start when you want to build your own System Center 2012 Configuration Manager environment. It will give you loads of hands-on experience and background information.
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|4. System Center 2012 Configuration Manager: Mastering the Fundamentals
|My number 4 book, because I helped Kent a bit with writing a chapter for his book. It will give you loads of hands-on experience.This book is written by one of my fellow Configuration Manager MVP’s Kent Agerlund and is the ultimate source for the working IT Professional who wants to design and implement System Center 2012 Configuration Manager in a midsize- or small-business environment. Enterprise administrators also will find a lot inspiration by reading the book, as many of the features and scenarios discussed fit all three environments. The book is packed with real-world scenarios taken from 15 years of experience with SMS and ConfigMgr projects. By following the book from A-Z, you will end up with a ConfigMgr environment that is based on best practices and production ready.Find more information about the book at Kent his blog.Available now:
|5. System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Unleashed
|My number 5 book in Configuration Manager 2012 books is the Unleashed version, always a good reference when working with Configuration Manager 2012.A team of expert authors offers step-by-step coverage of related topics in every feature area, organized to help IT professionals rapidly optimize Configuration Manager 2012 for their requirements, and then deploy and use it successfully. The authors begin by introducing Configuration Manager 2012 and its goals, and explaining how it fits into the broader System Center product suite. Next, they fully address planning, design, and implementation. Finally, they systematically cover each of Configuration Manager 2012’s most important feature sets, addressing issues ranging from configuration management to software distribution. Readers will learn how to use Configuration Manager 2012’s user-centric capabilities to provide anytime/anywhere services and software, and to strengthen both control and compliance.” For sale at:
|6. Mastering System Center 2012 Operations Manager
|My number 6 book is the Operations Manager one in the Mastering series, MVP Bob Cornelissen is co-authoring this book.This book is not finished yet, scheduled for release in August of this year but some great Operations Manager MVP’s and specialist are currently writing this nice hands-on Operations Manager 2012 book.
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|7. Deployment Fundamentals, Vol. 3: Deploying Windows 7 Using System Center Configuration Manager 2007
|My number 7 book is the deployment fundamentals volume 3, that will bring a good hands-on experience for deploying Windows 7 with Configuration Manager 2007.“Deployment Fundamentals – Volume 3 is crammed with a lot of useful information on how to deploy Windows 7 with System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3. The authors have all been fighting with OS deployment for many years, and we simply decided to fill the book with everything we know on how to make it effective and easy to manage OS deployment in ConfigMgr.” For sale at:
|8. Mastering Windows 7 Deployment
|My number 8 book is Mastering Windows 7 Deployment, which gives you a good hands-on experience and background information about deploying Windows 7.“Enterprise-level operating system deployment is challenging and requires knowledge of specific tools. It is expected that Windows 7 will be extensively deployed in businesses worldwide. This comprehensive Sybex guide provides thorough coverage of the Microsoft deployment tools that were specifically created for Windows 7, preparing system administrators, MIS professionals, and corporate programmers to tackle the task effectively.”For sale at:
|9. Microsoft Private Cloud Computing
|My number 9 book is all about the Microsoft Private Cloud with System Center 2012.“Written by a team of expert authors who are MVPs and leaders in their respective fields, this one-of-a-kind book is an essential resource for IT administrators who are responsible for implementing and managing a cloud infrastructure. You’ll quickly learn how cloud computing offers significant cost savings while also providing new levels of speed and agility.”On pre-sale at (available July 2012):
|10. System Center 2012 Unleashed
|My number 10 book is also all about the Private Cloud with System Center 2012. The Cloud is hot 🙂“You’ll learn how to use System Center’s powerful capabilities to build highly-efficient managed environments that encompass datacenters, cloud environments, client computers, mobile devices, and more. The authors address planning, design, implementation, integration, and administration, and cover every component, including Configuration Manager, Operations Manager, Data Protection Manager, Virtual Machine Manager, Service Manager, and Orchestrator.”Available now: