Last night Hans Vredevoort, MVP, posted an article on the new Hyper-V book, Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Installation And Configuration Guide (Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de). All I can say is “Wow!” and “Thank you, Hans”.
When the author team got together we had a very short conversation on who we wanted as our tech reviewer. If you read my blog, then there’s a damned good chance you read Hyper-V.nu too, and a very big reason for that will be the posts by Hans. He’s a respected member of the community, with thought out opinions, and damn, does he do his research!
I’ve worked on 3 books with Hans, twice with him as the tech reviewer and once when he an author. We knew what we’d get – Hans would make us look smarter. Hans was digging out RFC docs to double check facts, testing scripts line by line, and not taking things for granted. That’s why you’ll find Hans in the credits over and over.
Now don’t blame Hans if there are mistakes! The nature of book writing is never ending deadlines, pressure to get things finished, and they are static. Sometimes we authors added things after Hans had done his reviews, sometimes we find out something different, and worse … sometimes Microsoft releases information after you’re all done. That one’s a total pain!
But thanks again, Hans, for the post and the hard work!