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Book Review: Citrix XenMobile Device Management
I had the opportunity to review this book published by Packt Publishing and written by Akash Phoenix.
I have no affiliation with either the author nor Packt publishing.
This book takes you through the installation and configuration of all necessary products and explains it in simple layman’s terms(with pictures and clear text). Configuring NetScaler, licensing and certificates are discussed. Also some really basic troubleshooting steps are provided in the small but very easy to read book.
What I miss in this book is an in depth approach to all the features XenMobile has to offer. Troubleshooting chapter (1 page) is really basic and doesn’t provide anything you really need to check when the *@# hits the fan….
If you don’t have any understanding of Citrix XenMobile Device Management this is a must have to start with. Every step is clearly explained and detailed what to configure. For the more experienced Citrix XenMobile admin this book can be too easy and misses the depth for configuring and advanced troubleshooting of this great product.
Book review Citrix XenDesktop 7 cookbook
Packt publishing contacted me recently to review a new book they published on Citrix XenDesktop 7.
Gaspare A. Silvestri has written this book and does explain all the various settings and features of XenDesktop 7. Even if you aren’t experienced with this product he will guide you through this one and keep you interested in knowing more about this product.
As you all know I’m a great fan of using screenshot to enhance the readability of a document/post or book. Gaspare does this also in this book and it makes it easier to read and even helps you in where you can find certain settings.
If you don’t have this book yet, I would recommend it to add this to your bookshelf and read it.
Hope you find this review usefull.
Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V- Deploying Hyper-V Enterprise Server Virtualization Platform
Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V- Deploying Hyper-V Enterprise Server Virtualization Platform by Zahir Hussain Shah is a very well written book which reads easily and quickly.
This book covers first what virtualization options there are in the field and what it is.
Each chapter has a clear in-depth structure of information on settings and configuration options from networking to management and High Availability or disaster recovery.
The book discusses various installation options for Hyper-V, management consoles and is a must read for every level of Hyper-V administrator. Whether you are a starter in the field or a veteran Hyper-V admin. This book covers all bases and speaks to you at the right level with the correct amount of information.
Read more about the book or order it at Packt Publishing here.
Book review “Windows Server 2012 Automation with PowerShell CookBook”
Packt publishing contacted me recently to review a new book they published on automating Windows Server 2012 through PowerShell.
Ed Goad has written this book and in the first chapter he goes rather quickly through the PowerShell commands. If you don’t have any PowerShell knowledge I suggest you first learn to understand it first. Ed explains the basics well, but for a novice on PowerShell it’s to little.
Ed Goad goes into great detail in how you can automate Windows 2012. From installing and managing IIS to setting up Hyper-V and backing up your 2012 server. Ed explains it all.
I love the great detail in which he explains all features iwith the help of screenshots and example scripts you can use right away.
If you don’t have this book yet, I would recommend it to add this to your bookshelf and read it. Only downside I can see is that you need to have some knowledge of PowerShell. Otherwise you will have some difficulty getting through it. Don’t get me wrong, you’ll get through it and you can do all the steps and tasks after reading it but it will take you a little more time.
Hope you find this review usefull.
Windows Server 2012 automation with Powershell
Packt publishing contacted me recently to review a new book they published on automating Windows Server 2012 through PowerShell. As I just received the book I can’t give you a review yet but it will be posted in the next couple of weeks. So bear with me until then I can leave you with a link to the book and some details on the book:
Release Date : March 2013
Author : Ed Goad
- Extend the capabilities of your Windows environment
- Improve the process reliability by using well defined PowerShell scripts
- Full of examples, scripts, and real-world best practices
Book review: Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Cookbook
I’ve been asked by Packt to read this ebook (Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Cookbook by Leandro Carvalho) and give my honest feedback on this book. I must say I’m impressed by the content.
This is an in-depth book on the use and features of Microsoft Hyper-V for Windows Server 2012. This book is a must read for those who want to play with it with or without having a deep knowledge 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.
I’m quite familiar with Hyper-V in Server 2008 R2 and have an understanding of how Virtualization works in general. However if you are a novice or an expert, this book provides information for all skill levels.
In my opinion the money is worth spending on this book.
You can buy the Windows Server 2012 Hyper- V Cookbook now from here.
Packt Publishing reaches 1000 IT titles and celebrates
Birmingham-based IT publisher Packt Publishing is about to publish its 1000th title. Packt books are renowned among developers for being uniquely practical and focused. Packt books cover highly specific tools and technologies which IT professionals might not expect to see a high quality book on.
Packt would like you to join them in celebrating this milestone with a surprise gift – to get involved you just need to have already registered, or sign up for a free Packt account before 30th September 2012.
Packt published their first book in April 2004. One of the most prolific and fastest growing tech book publishers in the world, they now have books on everything from web development to web graphics, e-learning to e-commerce, IT architecture to games, and app development.
Packt supports many of the Open Source projects covered by its books through a project royalty donation, which has contributed over £300,000 to Open Source projects up to now. As part of the celebration Packt is allocating $30,000 to share between projects and authors in a genuinely unique way, soon to be disclosed on their website.
Dave Maclean, founder of Packt Publishing explains, “At Packt we set out 8 years ago to bring practical, up to date and easy to use technical books to the specialist tools and technologies that had been largely overlooked by IT publishers. Today, I am really proud that with our authors and partners we have been able to make useful books available on over 1000 topics and make our contribution to the development community.”
For more information about Packt, the kind of books they publish, and to sign-up for a free account before the 30th of September, 2012, please visit their website: http://www.packtpub.com.
So join the Packt website and get a free gift. As this is a publishing site it will be a nice gift .