Free ebook: Introducing Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview Release

We’re very excited to announce another free ebook offering from Microsoft Press. Introducing Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview Release (ISBN 9780735682931), by Mitch Tulloch with the Windows Server Team, introduces new features and capabilities, with scenario-based advice on how the platform can meet the needs of your business. Get the high-level overview you need to begin preparing your deployment now. This book is based on the Preview release and will be updated to cover Windows Server 2012 R2 RTM.

Download the PDF version of this title here (108 pages, 5 MB). UPDATE: The EPUB format is here and the MOBI format is here.

Watch for the lengthier RTM edition of this ebook later this year!

If you prefer a hard copy of the book, you can order it here.


FREE e-Book: The Hands-on Guide: Understanding Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012

The Hands-on Guide: Understanding Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 gives you simple step-by-step instructions to help you perform Hyper-V-related tasks like a seasoned expert.

You will learn how to:

  • Build clustered Hyper-V deployment
  • Manage Hyper-V through PowerShell
  • Create virtual machine replicas
  • Transition from a legacy Hyper-V environment, and more

Download the first 5 chapters (180 Pages) today! Klik on the Picture to go to the Veeam Website 


HP Virtual Connect for Dummies Version 2

The HP Virtual Connect team is pleased to announce that HP Virtual Connect for Dummies® – 2nd Edition is now available as an e-book, simply register and you will be taken to the download page:

  • What’s new with Virtual Connect and all about the new Virtual Connect FlexFabric Module
  • How HP Virtual Connect simplifies your data center, lowers costs, and saves time
  • About the HP Virtual Connect product family


Reviewing Least Privilege Security for Windows 7, Vista and XP

I was recently approached to do a book review on “Least Privilege Security for Windows 7,Vista and XP by Russell Smith” published by Packt Publishing. I will review it soon. It show you how to configure your Windows environment so that your users can operate without administrator permissions.

Here is a list of the just some of technologies that this book talks about to achieve a Least Privilege Security:

  • Program Compatibility Wizard
  • Applications Compatibility Wizard
  • User Account Control
  • Group Policy Software Deployment
  • Internet Explorer Add-on Management
  • Troubleshooting Remote Users
  • Configuring Windows Firewall
  • Software Restrictions Policies and AppLocker
  • Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
  • CD Burning
  • ActiveX Controls
  • Changing system time and time zones
  • Power Management
  • Managing networks
  • Standard Users Analyzer
  • Applications Compatibility Toolkit
  • Logon Scripts
  • Remote Desktop Services
  • App-V
  • Med-V

I have read already some chapters. I think it is a great book to have on your collection.
You have always not enough time thinking about security. This book does it for you.

As a special offer Packt Publishing are also letting people download preview chapter of this book by download here Chapter No. 3 – Solving Least privilege Problems with the Application Compatibility Toolkit


Free Ebook Notes on Desktop Virtualization by Brain Madden

Brain Madden has released a free eBook Notes on Desktop Virtualization by Brain Madden.

1) Virtualization is MORE than just VDI
2) Why storage matters
3) 3 Issues to address
4) What is IOPS and why does it matter?
5) The dumbest thing you can do
6) The secret to desktop virtualization savings
7) How the *@&% is it possible for multiple users to share the same disk image?
8) How Win7 will affect your storage and virtualdesktop environment 
9) Does the storage protocol matter?
10) Multiple classes of storage are okay
11) Ten questions to ask when evaluating your storage vendor
12) "TCO" and "ROI" Confusion
13) Why VDI?
14) 5 sure-fire ways to get canned
15) Which kind of virtualizer are you?
16) Why do people like VDI?
17) The Vicious Cycle of VDI storage
18) Notes for article “Desktop VM sizing & IOPS”

Just Click on the picture to go to the NetApp site where you can download this free eBook
If you click HERE you have the PDF file direct

Desktop Virtualization for Dummies

Microsoft has released a free eBook: Desktop Virtualization for Dummies.
It has 43 pages with covers the following things
– What is Desktop Virtualization
– Discovering the benefits of Desktop Virtualization
– Thinking about your organization requirements
– Choosing between the options
– Taking things forward with Desktop Virtualization
– Ten (Well, Nearly) top tips for Desktop Virtualization

Click on the picture to download the pdf.


Free E-Book – GNU/Linux Advanced Administration

I am not a Linux fan. Maybe for interesting for any Linux sysadmin

The GNU/Linux systems have reached an important level of maturity, allowing to integrate them in almost any kind of work environment, from a desktop PC to the sever facilities of a big company.

In this ebook "The GNU/Linux Operating System", the main contents are related with system administration. You will learn how to install and configure several computer services, and how to optimize and synchronize the resources using GNU/Linux.

The topics covered in this 500+ page eBook include Linux network, server and data administration, Linux kernel, security, clustering, configuration, tuning, optimization, migration and coexistence with non-Linux systems. A must read for any serious Linux system admin.

Download click on the picture


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