I’ve just recived an email from Sybex to say that the third book that I’ve been involved with, Mastering Windows 7 Deployment, has just started shipping from their warehouse(s). Right now, Amazon.com is still on preorder but that will likely change in the coming hours or days. The Wiley (Sybex is part of the Wiley group) site is live right now.
Who contributed? Me, Darril Gibson (trainer/consultant, also of Mastering Windows Server), Kenneth van Surksum (Dutch MVP and well known blogger), Rhonda Layfield (deployment MVP, author, speaker, trainer), not to mention deployment MVPs/gurus Johan Arwidmark and Mikael Nystrom. It was quite a cast to work with! Big thanks to anyone I worked with on the project, especially those in Sybex who worked on the project.
The book takes a very practical look at how to do a Windows 7 deployment project. It starts out by doing the assessment using MAP. From there, issues with application compatibility are dealt with. You learn about WAIK, using WDS, MDT, user state transfer, and even how to do zero touch installations using System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (including R2/R3). I’d buy it if I wasn’t one of the contributors :-)