Easy Access to Unified Access Gateway!

The “Deploying” series of books Microsoft Press have brought out are short to the point manuals. The three published all cover the Forefront Product range, Threat Management Gateway 2010, Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server and this one Forefront Unified Access Gateway 2010. Will there be more? I don’t know. What I do know is…

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Get TMG running fast with Deploying Microsoft® Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010

Microsoft Press have just released a series of three “Deployment” guides for the Forefront product range. The three guides, for Threat Management Gateway 2010, Unified Access Gateway 2010 and Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server are a new concise style. These are very short guides, between 70 and 140 pages, but written with the goal…

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Microsoft Press Books for Sale on Apple's iBookstore

EBooks are an increasingly popular format. My own E-Reader has a number of publications on it. I can carry way more information to various engagements than before I switched. Since the distribution partnership between Microsoft Press and O’Reilly, many MS Press publications have been converted into the popular e-formats by O’Reilly. They have done a…

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Reviewing MS Press’s Forefront Threat Management Gateway Administrators Companion

Books from Microsoft on Internet Security and Acceleration Server are rare. There have been only 3 to date, two pocket administration companions and an exam training kit. So it was certainly a rare treat to see a full blown Administrators Companion appear for the ISA server successor Threat Management Gateway (TMG). A full blown Administrator’s…

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Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Resource Kit Reviewed

After what seemed an age of waiting the Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Resource Kit is here. Now, is it worth the wait? Actually it is. Until now the best publication on Hyper-V was SAMS Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Unleashed, but this guide now takes that position. It’s a typical resource kit, lots of technical information…

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Free Virtualization e-book offer from Microsoft Press

Written by industry expert Mitch Tulloch with the Microsoft Virtualization Teams, Understanding Microsoft Virtualization Solutions will teach you about the benefits of the latest virtualization technologies and how to plan, implement, and manage virtual infrastructure solutions.  The technologies covered include:   Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2009, Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5, Microsoft…

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YOUR WINDOWS SERVER 2008 ADMINISTRATORS COMPANION IS IN THE HOUSE

For me the Microsoft Press book I’ve been waiting a while to see was the full Administrators companion. I will admit to being a fan of this series, both the full Companion and it’s pocket sized sister. I think I might have the complete sets of both in my bookcases somewhere, most are good, some…

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Getting to Grips with Group Policy

Group Policy is one of the most powerful features of Windows Server 2008 and to fully understand it requires a good resource. The good news is that since the first publications on Policy settings in Windows NT came out, the resources have gotten better. The latest addition to this family from Microsoft Press is the…

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Windows Server 2008 Inside Out delivers the details

  MS Press US Site: http://www.microsoft.com/mspress/books/11448.aspx MS Press UK Site: http://www.microsoft-press.co.uk/scripts/product.asp?ref=855937   At over 1400 pages there is certainly no shortage of information in the latest version of the Inside Out series. The back cover describes the book as supremely organised reference and I won’t disagree with that statement. Overall there was not much that disappointed me,…

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