Review Microsoft Application Virtualization Advanced Guide

A couple of weeks ago I posted a little contest to win this book (Microsoft Application Virtualization Advanced Guide). In the meanwhile I’ve been reading this ebook and I must say I’m impressed by the content.

This is an in-depth book on the use and features of Microsoft App-V technology. This book is a must read for packagers using App-V and for those who want to play with it or have a deep interest in this matter.

I’m a huge fan of clearing things up with the help of pictures (a picture can say a thousand words) but I must admit that the author has found a way to use the pictures to clarify and not to clutter the book with them.

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Book Give-away: Microsoft Application Virtualization Advanced Guide

Book Give-away: Hold a chance to win free copy of the Microsoft Application Virtualization Advanced Guide, just by commenting! Be sure to leave a valid email address and name so the book can be send to you!!!!

For the contest we have two (2) copies of Microsoft Application Virtualization Advanced Guide, to be given away to two lucky winners.

How you can win:

To win your copy of this book, all you need to do is come up with an original comment below highlighting the reason “why you would like to win this book”.

Duration of the contest & selection of winners:

The contest is valid for 10 days (ends at April 14th), and is open to everyone. Winners will be selected on the basis of their most original comment posted. The winners will be contacted by email.

About the book:


Microsoft Application Virtualization Advanced Guide  is written by Augusto Alvarez. This book details the scripting within App-V and enables the system administrators and consultants to gain a deeper understanding of the technology in order to optimize App V implementations.

This book will not only helps administrators in exploring the steps to virtualize server applications by introducing App-V in VDI and SCCM 2012 but also find detailed topics for understanding App-V components, architecture and implementation models with a step-by-step guidance to master App-V processes.

Additionally system administrators will also be able to deploy applications using HTTP/S or configure standalone modes for local and SMB Streaming in complex scenarios such as adjusting communication ports for application delivery.

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Free E-Book–Introducing SQL Server 2012

If you are looking to have a book on hand whilst getting to grips with SQL Server 2012 then you’ll be interested in the free E-book currently being offered by MS Press and written by Ross Mistry (@RossMistry) and Stacia Misner (@StaciaMisner). You can download the PDF version of this title here (288 pages; 10.8 MB).



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Free eBook: Understanding Microsoft Virtualization R2 Solutions

Hi guys,

Just got a tweet about e free MS ebook about virtualization R2 solutions. I wanted to share it with you.

Learn about the latest Microsoft Virtualization technologies, including Hyper-V and Windows Azure. Download Understanding Microsoft Virtualization R2 Solutions, written by industry expert Mitch Tulloch along with the Microsoft Virtualization team.

The primary target audience for this book is IT administrators, implementers, and decision makers of large and mid-sized organizations who want to learn about the benefits of the latest virtualization technologies and how to plan, implement, and manage virtual infrastructure solutions based on these technologies. The book assumes that you are familiar with core Windows Server technologies and how to implement an Active Directory Domain Services infrastructure. The book also assumes you have experience working with the latest client and server versions of Windows, namely Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Finally, the
book assumes you are already familiar with earlier Microsoft virtualization products such as Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 and Microsoft Virtual PC 2007.

Download a free e-book offer on Microsoft Virtualization solutions (updated for Windows Server 2008 R2)

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