Windows Server 2008 hits the bookshelf

Well, it won't be in book stores for another week, but you can now pre-order "Introducing Windows Server 2008" from MVP and technical author Mitch Tulloch wrote the book with the help of a whole bunch of experts from the Windows Server division. Here's an excerpt from Mitch's post:

However, this is not the case with my book, which is going to be a "keeper" not a throwaway. Why? Because I had the privilege (the very, very intense privilege sometimes) of working closely with almost one hundred members of the Windows Server product team to ensure we "got it right" as far as the technical details of Windows Server 2008 are concerned in this book. These experts—and nobody knows Windows Server 2008 better than the team that developed it—contributed almost 100 "From the Experts" sidebars to my book on various aspects of deploying, configuring, maintaining and troubleshooting Windows Server 2008. The product team also thoroughly reviewed everything I wrote to ensure as much as possible that all the book's content will be as technically accurate as possible, not only as of Beta 3 but also for RTM. So this book is going to be a keeper and if you are eager to learn more about the exciting new features and capabilities of Windows Server 2008, you should pre-order the book today so you can get a copy as soon as it becomes available later this month. To get you even more excited here's a breakdown of the various chapter titles so you can see what topics are covered:

1. Introduction
2. Usage Scenarios
3. Windows Server Virtualization
4. Managing Windows Server 2008
5. Managing Server Roles
6. Windows Server Core
7. Active Directory Enhancements
8. Terminal Services Enhancements
9. Clustering Enhancements
10. Implementing Network Access Protection
11. Internet Information Services 7.0
12. Other Features and Enhancements
13. Deploying Windows Server 2008
14. Additional Resources

This book is the perfect complement to much of the activity starting to pop up from outside Microsoft. We have web hosters using the go-live license of IIS 7.0 on beta 3 to run their operations; ISV partners have customers testing their apps on Windows Server beta 3; there's news of interoperability with key features, like Network Access Protection; we're starting to see new apps from partners that leverage new features of Windows Server 2008; and we'll have the first public hands-on lab of Windows Server virtualization at TechEd-Orlando.