2011
11.02

I was bouncing about on Amazon and noticed some books for System Center Configuration Manager 2012.

I’ve done some writing for Sybex so Mastering System Center Configuration Manager 2012 (due in March 2012) is the first one I’ll mention.  The blurb:

The latest version of System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) is a dramatic update of its predecessor Configuration Manager 2007, and this book offers intermediate-to-advanced coverage of how the new SCCM boasts a simplified hierarchy, role-based security, a new console, flexible application deployment, and mobile management. You’ll explore planning and installation, migrating from SCCM 2007, deploying software and operating systems, security, monitoring and troubleshooting, and automating and customizing SCCM 2012 with scripts.

  • Features an unparalleled team of authors, two of whom are insiders at Microsoft and have worked with SCCM since nearly its inception
  • Provides in-depth coverage and offers a hands-on approach to learning all there is to know about SCCM
  • Explores why SCCM 2012 is the most significant update in its 16-year history

Packed with real-world scenarios to show you how to use SCCM in various contexts, Mastering System Center Configuration Manager 2012 covers all aspects of this powerful and complete network software deployment tool.

I read the Unleashed book for ConfigMgr 2007 and thought it was good.  This is the successor, System Center Configuration Manager 2012 (due in April 2012).  This book’s blurb is:

This is the first and only comprehensive reference and technical guide to Microsoft System Center 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. The first book on Configuration Manager 2012, System Center Configuration Manager 2012 Unleashed joins Sams’ market-leading series of books on Microsoft’s System Center product suite: books that have achieved go-to status amongst IT implementers and administrators worldwide

Best of luck to the authors; they’re probably busy writing away right now with deadlines coming in all directions.

Hmm, I wonder what ISBN 9781118251478 might be …

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